Having Dinner at Rance’s Chicago Pizza

It’s no secret I love pizza. I’ll go out of my way to get a good one and avoid most national chains. Recently I was invited to try Rance’s Chicago Pizza in Costa Mesa and happily made my way down there. I even brought along a pal with Chicago roots to see how it stacked up to the spots in the Windy City.

Rance's Chicago Pizza

Hey! That’s not a pizza!

We actually started out with a house salad. Accompanying the salad was a quartet of dressings, all made in house. It was a refreshing start to the meal.

Then came the…

Rance's appetizers Rance's appetizers

appetizers! We can’t forget the apps! Especially when they’re this tasty. Above are bruschetta and garlic cheese sticks. I was partial to the bruschetta – topped with fresh tomatoes, onions, feta, pesto and balsamic vinaigrette they were a delicious pre-meal snack.

After the appetizers we were served…

pizza pizza

pizza! I loved, loved the top pie. Ham, pineapple and jalapenos. Ordinarily, being a wimp, I wouldn’t have thought of adding jalapenos to Hawaiian style pizza. But, man, it was a tasty addition! My friend was also super impressed the pizza was cut in squares…just like in Chicago!

Speaking of Chicago…you gotta have deep dish. And we had plenty. Check it out:

Rance's Chicago Pizza

pizza, pizza everywhere! There were so many varieties and a whole plethora of ingredients. There even was stuffed crust! My favorite was the Rance’s Favorite.

Rance's Chicago Pizza

Meatballs, bacon, and jalapeno’s. Jalapeno’s again! I’m going to need to rethink this. Apparently, I’m not a wimp after all.

Everything we had was so tasty. It also met the approval of my Chicago pal. When we left he was already planning a return visit.

Rance’s Chicago Pizza

1420 Baker Street, Suite B

Costa Mesa, CA 92626



  1. Raquel April 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Wow! That looks really good! Pizza is one of my favorite foods and this is nearby! The one with meatballs and jalapenos is calling my name!

    1. mk1005 April 10, 2014 at 12:33 am

      Oooh that one is so good!

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