Fireside Pizzeria was founded in June of 1985 by Antonio Innocentti. Antonio, a native to Isla de Elba, Italy, came to America for better opportunities and he found it as restaurateur. Fireside Pizzeria was the 3rd successful Italian restaurant for Antonio and… after just a few short years it became one of the favorite spots on the Beach for Huntington Beach High students, residents and business professionals, some of which love to come in and happily tell their story when they first visited back 20 years ago and now they bring their own children. At present time Antonio´s only granddaughter, Roselyn Innocentti is keeping the recipe secrets. Fireside has been serving the same great tasting, New York style pizza and subs for the past 22 years and has slowly added other italian favorites to the menu that now consist of well over 150 dishes. A small family owned restraurant that strives to give everyone a wonderful home cooked meal, as Antonio made it years ago.
In 2015 we were named Best Italian Restaurant of Huntington Beach by the New Times“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, calzone, or even tortellini, there’s Fireside Pizzeria. The low-key restaurant has been serving tasty Italian treats at bargain prices in South Beach since 1980. It’s harder to find a more delicious homemade gnocchi at any price in Orange County than the one served in tomato, meat, pink, or alfredo sauce for $10 here. The pizzas are solid, and the calzones are exceptional not only in flavor but also in size. Though the wine list and ambiance won’t make a first date think you are a baller, if that first date can appreciate the simplicity of a house chianti and garlic rolls that melt in your mouth, he or she might be a keeper.”