I have chatted in here a few times about Nick's in Costa Mesa. This has to be the best pizza in all of southern california if not the entire state (in my honest but slightly biased opinion)
A few notes about this place:
The crust is a bit thick... It has a bit of a sourdough taste and intense flavor, so much that the crust has actual flavor to it, the outside is crisp and charred nicely while the inside is always very moist.
The sauce is almost non-existant so i always order "extra" sauce as you can see in my pics... The sauce has a great mild taste.
The pepperoni, i havent figured out the brand yet but it is amazing, tastes like one of those hickory farms stores when you walk inside.
The cheese is Grande, they have a sign on the counter that says "taste the difference, we only use grande cheese". Its hard to even find a pizza place around that even knows what grande is.
Here are some hi-rez images, the first is a pepperoni pie with extra sauce, the other is a pizza bianca.http://www.sitewave.com/nicks/nicks_pepperoni_extra_sauce.jpghttp://www.sitewave.com/nicks/nicks_pizza_bianca.jpg
info @ location:http://www.nickspizzaristorante.com/index.htm
Here's a video of the place, watch to see their ovens, etc:http://www.nickspizzaristorante.com/720nicks_pizza.mpg