First there was the cronut craze. Then the ramen burger had Los Angeles in a hybrid food-fueled frenzy. And now there's something called an Italian burrito. And it's from a place called -- what else? -- Burrissimo.
The new fast casual Italian restaurant is opening a location in Brea on Tuesday and the star on the menu is something called the Italian burrito.
At first glance it looks like a regular burrito. You can spot the chicken, vegetables, and... wait a second. That's not rice. It's angel hair pasta.
The burritos are made using an assembly line similar to Chipotle's. They are made with pasta, grilled chicken, steak, crispy chicken, meatballs or salmon, peppers, onions and a pasta sauce. Everything is wrapped up in an organic Italian flatbread that resembles a tortilla.
The Italian burritos, which are wrapped in foil like regular burritos, and priced at $7.49.
For dessert, Burrissimo is making dessert pizzas with Nutella, powdered sugar, berry drizzle or cinnamon sugar with vanilla icing. If you stop in on opening day, Burrissimo will donate a $1 for every dessert pizza purchased, as well as 10% of all gift cards sold to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Orange County Chapter.
103 W. Imperial Hwy, Suite B-101, Brea, CA 92821, (714) 494-1866, www.burrissimo.com.