A new pizza shop in downtown Laguna caters to the refined palate on an unpretentious budget.
Pizza Lounge, now open at 397 Coast Hwy., in the old Medici Bistro location, serves an array of gourmet pies, salads and sandwiches that fill you up without emptying your pockets, owner Gary Decker said.
Signature combinations include the Caprese, White Chicken and Goat Cheese, and Coconut Shrimp, all baked with "fresh quality ingredients" on New York thin or honey-wheat crust.
"My personal favorite is the California pizza — a thin crust with bacon, pepperoni, spinach and tomatoes — which has also become our No. 1 seller," Decker said.
The Lounge also offers 20 tasty salads including a tangy Grilled Chicken and Citrus, and Pear and Gorgonzola in addition to a variety of appetizers, pasta, wraps and Grilled Panini.