As the Pitz family was seeking a place to call home in 1977 near the beautiful Southern California coastline, the "Hippie Mafia" of Laguna Beach was finally starting to break-up after the long drug bust of the "Brotherhood of Eternal Love” (This was a commune started by John Griggs and further run by the infamous Timothy Leary). They had an overwhelming number of followers with a spiritual calling to drop "Orange Sunshine." The Pitz family, of Belgian-Canadian decent, stumbled upon a restaurant named "Dizz's" that was being sold by a couple who were affected by taking too many hallucinogenics; this made them feel dizzy. Therefore, the beloved 1900’s bungalow got its name. After the restaurant was purchased, Monique Pitz came to treasure the mixed-matched dishes left behind and used them to serve up fabulous continental cuisine. The term "As Is" was added to the title and the name “Dizz’s As Is” was coined.
Here our guests arrive at a quaint wooden-shingled house of the 1920's. Step past a wooden gate and you are in a flower-filled garden enjoying cocktails, fine wines and scrumptious appetizers. Walk a few more steps and the french doors meet you, leading you into the parlor. Look around to find photos of film stars and unusual antiques. Join us as you take a seat to dine on such delicacies as generous filet mignons, giant tiger prawns and the freshest of fish!
Dizz's proudly presents:
Described as the best steak on the planet which is a generous baseball cut of filet mignon wrapped with bacon, seared and baked, then topped with asparagus spears, king crab and bearnaise sauce. Truly a Dizz's favorite.
Let's take you on a exotic journey with a buttery filet of the choicest fish, seared and baked, then topped with a cream, cognac, Dijon mustard and green peppercorn sauce. It's the green peppercorns that come from the island of Madagascar that makes this so delish!
When you see half - a - duck roasted twice, topped with an orange glaze and laced with Grand Marnier on the menu, order it quick! That's because it's seasonal and so delightful. It even comes with roasted vegetables.
Favorite-ly sought after by locals is our tender scrumptious veal that's sauteed in butter, shallots, mushrooms, marsala wine and cream sauce, then topped with parmesan cheese. It also comes served with roasted vegetables and goes quick!
Experience our Southern California, natively-known saltwater fish by diving into a generous portion of tender white Seabass, seared and baked, then topped with lemon, butter and capers. A historical staple to local fishermen, but here served with a kick.
Look no further for that perfect recipe because this one is truly authentic; a double breast of chicken stuffed with a combination of Swiss cheese, mushrooms, shallots, and the use of real procheta, Don't forget the amazing brown-veal sauce. The grandchildren's favorite.
Calling all those feeling Italiano. Enjoy a rich plate of spicy tomato sauce over a tasty combination of crab, clams, mussels, shrimps, scallops and fresh fish. Served with a side of pasta. A tomato lover's dream.
We pride on our customers that flock to DIZZ's from San Francisco during their weekend get-a-ways and we want to give credit to this amazing dish for bringing them back. They love our rack of lamb that's rubbed with rosemary and garlic, baked, lightly breaded and served over an au jus sauce. Yum!
"Dizz's easily ranks among the best of the West.....reflects Laguna's laid back air...but the polish is unmistakable!"
"...ambitious, eclecto - Continental food...(in) a parlor analogue full of old trpical cloth hangings, twenties and thirties bric-a-brac.....and good wines!"
"....we were delighted by the eclectic, arty ambiance, which was also, we deemed "so Laguna"."