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"Best Italian Restaurant 2017", on the Orange County Hot List

"Best Italian Restaurant 2016", on the Orange County Hot List

"Award of Merit for Longevity 2016-2017", by Southern California Restaurant Writers

"Business Excellence & Leadership Award 2017", by North Orange County Chamber of Commerce

"O C Hotlist, Top 5 Italian Restaurants 2014", by CityVoter.com

"2015 Best Orange County Kid-Friendly Restaurants", by Gayot

"2015 Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in Orange County", by Gayot

"O C Hotlist, Top 5 Italian Restaurants 2013", by CityVoter.com

"O C Hotlist, Top 5 Italian Restaurants 2012", by CityVoter.com

"Four Star Award", by Southern California Restaurant Writers, 2012

“O C Hotlist, Top 5 Italian Restaurants 2011”, by CityVoter.com
“Top 10 Pizzas in Orange County 2011”, by Gayot
“So Cal’s Best – Best Pizza”, by Time Warner Cable, (June, 2010)
“O C Hotlist, Top 5 Italian Restaurants 2010”, by MYFOXLA/Channel 5
“O C Hotlist, Top 5 Italian Restaurants 2009”, by MYFOXLA/Channel 5
“O C Hotlist, Top 5 Italian Restaurants 2008”, by MYFOXLA/Channel 5
"Top 9 Pizzas in So. Calif." by 9 On The Town (KCAL9), 11-30-2005
"Top Pizza in Orange County" by ABC7 Eyewitness News & Citysearch, 10-05-04
"Best Pizza in Orange County 2007" by Best of Citysearch
"City's Best Pizza 2006" by AOL.COM/cityguide
"City's Best Take-Out 2005" by AOL.COM/cityguide
"Best Pizza in Orange County 2005" by Best of Citysearch
"City's Best Pizza 2004" by AOL.COM/cityguide

"Pathways of Hope proudly honors Cynthia Peck with the Harry Brown Award for Outstanding Service 2013" - presented by Pathways of Hope, September 29, 2013

Cynthia Peck honored as a valued leader of the community and guest speaker at the 8th Annual Fullerton Women's Leadership Forum  - 11/2012

Steven and Cynthia Peck have been selected as honored members of The Heritage Registry of Who's Who, 2006-2007 Edition, the New York based biographical publication which selects and distinguishes individuals throughout North America who have attained a recognizable degree of success in their field of endeavor, thereby contributing to the growth of their industry.
“…an optical adventure.  Intricate and family-friendly décor salutes the theatrical experiences of owner Steven Peck – a renowned Hollywood dancer, choreographer and veteran actor…As unforgettable as the décor, is the size and full flavor of Angelo's and Vinci's award-winning pizza.” – chowbaby.com, 2007

 “You come for the pasta, but you stay for the monster menagerie in the basement, the soaring Sistine-Chapel-via-Ed-Wood décor, and the decades of character so potent you’ll taste it in the marinara sauce.  Call it Pasta Postmodern Primavera:  Centuries of pop culture battle it out on these walls, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show.” – O.C. Weekly, 10/2002

“…Though you could ogle the sights all night, it’s the food that keeps us coming back for more.  Delicious pastas are hand-stuffed, tortellini are hand-rolled, the bread is fresh baked, and all sauces are made fresh…” – OC The Place, 02/2010

“…When I took my first bite of Rollettini Ragu di Napoli…I thought I’d been transported to the La Scala home again…Treat yourself to homemade cannoli, spumoni ice cream or tiramisu…” – Parenting Magazine, 11/99

“Spaghetti Postmodern:  If Ed Wood were from Italy, he might’ve owned Angelo’s and Vinci’s…Fullerton’s own oasis of quirky southern Italian charm…We started with an order of bruschetta, hearty hunks of crusty Italian bread topped with spicy-slick chunks of tomato and generous dollops of pesto sauce and Parmesan.  Sharp but still inviting, it served nicely, as we were chasing crumbs with our forks by the time a small bowl of minestrone soup arrived.  The soup complemented both the bruschetta and the decor quite neatly:  slightly tangy, thick with substance (veggies, in the case of the soup) and a pleasure to devour…(The pollo parmigiana) was slathered in a tasty marinara sauce and a crisp yet pillowy blanket of mozzarella…in monstrously family-sized portions…Angelo’s and Vinci’s boasts a full and, indeed, impressive bar…we’d mangia’d till we could mangia no more…” – O.C. Weekly, 11/2000

“…We can tell you where students go to chow down before the big dance…Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante in Fullerton saw almost 200 teens one Saturday night during homecoming season…” – Los Angeles Times, Orange County Calendar Weekend, 11/2000

“Angelo’s and Vinci’s – that’s amore, family-style…Angelo’s and Vinci’s has the romantic setting down pat…Pizza is the specialty, and the freshly made pie came out of the kitchen steaming hot with plenty of soft melted cheese and lots of pepperoni…The sauces we tried all had a good strong taste, and the spaghetti con salchiccia came with two large hot Italian sausages, covered in plenty of the hearty meat sauce.  There are several hand-stuffed pastas on the menu, which sounded so good we made a special trip back to try them.  These dishes are worth the special trip.  We sampled the mezzaluna, with a pesto cream sauce (there are about nine sauces).  The half-moon shaped pockets are stuffed with an unlikely blend of spinach, ricotta and pecorino cheeses, herbs, golden raisins and pine nuts.  The pasta shell is thin and delicate and the cheese stuffing hits the taste buds on several levels…” – Orange County Register, Dining Out, 2/99

“…a visual, historical, and taste-tempting adventure…an array of Italian food…authentic baked goods, and all stuffed pastas are made by hand.  Reach for a carry-out pizza, and discover that it’s amazingly heavy – a sure sign of quality!…Angelo’s and Vinci’s is more than just a restaurant…” – Fullerton Observer, 11/98

   “…As you dine in the Piazza Fantasia look up at the mock storefronts of La Strada di Nonne (a tribute to Peck’s relatives and the businesses they owned) and admire, for instance, the huge salamis and cheeses of the Salumeria di Ignazio…The Terraza di Amor offers alfresco dining with views of the Plummer Auditorium bell tower…” – Los Angeles Times, O. C. Live, 3/95

“…experience the taste of the new grill specialties, while relaxing in a unique environment that is filled with the love of sicilian tradition, inspiration, fresh ingredients, oversized family portions of your favorite Italian dishes, and an infinite capacity for taking pains, which constitute the secret of their food…” – Anaheim This Week, 9/94

Cover Story (Food Section):  “Pizza-love:  a real slice of Americana.”  Photograph of Angelo’s and Vinci’s pizza with caption:  “Franco Munguia has been making pizza in all their infinite variety for Angelo’s and Vinci’s Café Ristorante in Fullerton for 20 years.” – Orange County Register, 6/91

“Customers don’t flock to Angelo’s and Vinci’s restaurant just for the thick, chewy pizza or the savory frutti di mari.  They come…to discover and rediscover each of a thousand mementos of the lives of owner Steven Peck’s parents, grandparent, wise aunts and grouch great-uncles Peck grew up with in New York…” – Orange County Register, 6/91

 “…a restaurant that evokes the spirit of a Sicilian square on St. Ciro’s Day, right down to the red, white and green lights and the smells of sauces and garlic and bread.” – Orange County Register

“For authentic Italian cuisine, a romantic lover’s hideaway and old tradition celebrating the love & memories of family and friends…” – Anaheim This Week, 2/93

“…The menu remains affordable, and is extensive…Portions are generous.  There are excellent gourmet pizzas, too…” – Los Angeles Times

Cover Story (O. C. Live Section):  “Mystic Pizzas”.  Photograph of an Angelo’s and Vinci’s pizza – Los Angeles Times, 11/91

“…Angelo’s is a “mixed media” of kitsch, humor, sentiment, high camp and warmth…” – Daily Star-Progress, 8/91


Thanks to the support of our wonderful customers throughout the decades, Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante is able to donate annual fundraisers to the following valuable organizations:

  • Pathways of Hope, formerly Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Services
  • Crittenton Services for Children and Families, and
  • The Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California


"Pathways of Hope proudly honors Cynthia Peck with the Harry Brown Award for Outstanding Service 2013" - Pathways of Hope, presented September 29, 2013

“Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service awards this plaque in recognition of the generosity first extended to FIES in 1994 by Cynthia and her husband Steven.  The annual FIES dinner has been an outstanding success for the past  15 consecutive years.” – Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Services, presented September 28, 2008

“Words can’t express our heartfelt thanks for our wonderful F.I.E.S. Auction Dinner at Angelo’s and Vinci’s on September 19th…Everything was perfect and your staff & employees were great!…Our take on Dinner Auction (was) $28,814.00 net…” – Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Services, 10/2004

“ ‘FIES Banquet a Fun Success’…Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante donate the banquet room and wonderful Italian dinners to the FIES fundraiser each year.  The Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service is an organization that helps homeless families get back on their feet…” – Fullerton Observer, 10/99

 “FIES salutes Cynthia Peck for her role in bettering our community…in recognition of the generosity first extended to FIES in 1994 by Cynthia and her husband Steven.  The annual FIES dinner has been an outstanding success for the past 15 consecutive years.”  - FIES presentation 09/2009

“…We are especially grateful to you (Angelo’s and Vinci’s) for the invaluable help in creating a signature event at a venue that has a huge following.  Over the last two years, the Mystery Night at Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante has raised nearly $35,000…” – Crittenton Services for Children and Families, 4/2000

 “…we wish to express our sincere appreciation for donating the use of your beautiful restaurant, and the delicious dinner you provided for our fundraiser, for RIO Fullerton.  The evening was so much fun and the people who attended are still talking about how interesting your restaurant was, and how great the dinner was…” – Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California, 3/99



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