Domenico’s Restaurant Opens at Mission Viejo’s Plaza del Lago


As recently featured in the Los Angeles Times and Daily Pilot (complete story link below), Domenico’s on the Lake has opened at Plaza del Lago in Mission Viejo. This 4,000-square-foot restaurant, a deal brokered by Coreland Companies, brought a long-time Long Beach Italian restaurant to this waterfront Orange County destination. The original Domenico’s location on Second Street in Belmont Shore opened in 1954.

“Domenico’s secured an ideal second-generation space featuring both indoor and outdoor lakeside dining, which is unique to find,” shared Coreland Senior Associate Chris Premac. “Working on behalf of Plaza del Lago’s ownership team, we are excited to see the addition of this proven operator. We believe Domenico’s will quickly become a local favorite in Mission Viejo, just like successful co-tenants Hacienda on the Lake and Yama Sushi & Grill.”

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DEC. 22, 2021 8:04 PM PT

In 1954, a New York transplant named Domenico Spano opened a pizzeria in Long Beach’s Belmont Shores with his wife, Beverly. Their signature pizza is still a favorite today, and Orange County is finally getting a slice.

…“So many customers in Long Beach have said, ‘You need to have a Domenico’s in Orange County. We want you in Orange County,” said Rhodes. “So for the past several years we have been looking for a suitable location that would work for us.”

A little over a year ago, the space formerly occupied by Peppino’s, another beloved Orange County Italian restaurant in Mission Viejo became available.

“It seemed to fit all of our need and the city of Mission Viejo really indicated that they were in need of a nice restaurant,” Rhodes said. “They are tired of the chains and are looking for something a little more special.”

Rhodes said the expansion also allowed the restaurant to make some changes that just were not possible at the Belmont Shores location…

For complete story, visit the Los Angeles Times or Daily Pilot.