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March 14, 2013

Elites Take Customization to a Whole New Level at Burrissimo Fresh Italian

Posted by Ryan C.
Create your own pasta? Awesome.
Create your own burrito? Rad.
Put your pasta in a burrito? WHOA.

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Burrissimo Fresh Italian in Costa Mesa treated lucky Elites to this new concept where they could customize their salads, pastas and burritos to no end. Jonathan Z was a fan of the signature handheld and gushed: "I came up and ordered their standard Burrissimo with crispy chicken. I put the usual suspects inside (angel hair pasta, diavolo sauce, some ratatouille, mozzarella, and Parmesan) and even after I let it sit for 15 minutes, it was still crispy!" He boasts that it was "so large I took half of it home as a one a.m. snack." Now that's the meal that keeps on giving.

On top of the generous entree, the guests of honor were treated to pizza rolls, breadsticks with honey butter and self-serve Italian sodas. No meal is complete without dessert; the venue passed fresh baked zeppoles (Italian donuts) served hot, rolled in cinnamon and served with raspberry and frosting dipping sauces.

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At the end of the night, we held a raffle where Yelpers could win prizes such as shirts, watches, DVDs, passes to Laguna Art Museum, tickets to OC's Largest Mixer and a party tray from the restaurant for the winner's next big social gathering. But no-one left empty handed! Our wonderful hosts sent everyone home with gift bags stuffed with free meal coupons, bottles of their local made hot sauces and more.

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Not only was the food amazing, the service was stellar. From the moment we arrived until the last person left, the staff was warm and welcoming. Emily Y loved their "good vibe and energy" and how "attentive during the tasting" they were. "You can tell they really believe in what they do and it carries over to the food." True story.

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Read all of the reviews from the event here.
Want more? Check out the awesome photos from the night here.

Until the next one-

Ryan C
Yelp Orange County Community Manager
themonstermash.yelp.com

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