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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-497-8222
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (80 reviews)
“iberico” (6 reviews)
“bread” (32 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been here before. The pasta is homemade, the service is prompt and courteous and the ambiance is intimate, although somewhat noisy. My wife had the ink fettuccine with shrimp in an arrabiata sauce. I opted for the limoncello pasta with shrimp and scallops. Both...More

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here and sat on the nice patio. We asked the server to choose for us. He chose spaghetti and meatballs for me and a Verde dish for my husband. I will tell you, the BEST meatballs we have ever tasted. The Verde dish...More

Thank bull0616
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was visiting Laguna and he took me to his favorite restaurant Alessa. Now it is one of my favorites. We were greeted by a friendly staff and sat at the bar. The bar tender was knowledgable of the menu and wine. we had a great...More

Thank Wesstone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the food is great I was a tad bit disappointed about the WiFi. I was traveling internationally so I needed to connect to WiFi basically everywhere I went. There were two Alessa account but the waiter kept on telling me that they didn’t have...More

Thank Wilhelmina Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I were in Laguna Beach and decided to visit Alessa's for dinner. It was a warm Tuesday evening and the restaurant was busy but not full. We decided to sit inside. Our waiter - Marco - was quintessential Italian (from Northern Italy)...More

Thank Silicon_Valley_Guy1
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I found this little gem by following my nose while in town shopping. The wonderful smells that come out of the kitchen in this open air restaurant make your mouth water. My favorite selection is the Butternut Squash Ravoli with burnt butter. Come visit and...More

Thank ginahicks921
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We are a family of four happily returning to Alessa for our second visit this evening, having enjoyed both the food and service the night before. Our Server Julia had attitude from the outset. She asked if we had any questions about the menu and...More

2  Thank Paudie94
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Took my family out to dinner at Alessa not knowing much about it beforehand. Thank God we made a reservation because this place is hyper popular. The hostess kept telling walk ins that the wait was 45 mins for a table and they willingly put...More

Thank shaz1530
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Left the Skyloft Restaurant after drinks and came over to Alessa. Another fabulous meal. The Zucca is fantastic. The wife had veal marsella. We will be coming back soon.

Thank johnpQ573QZ
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We eat at Alessa often and the food, menu and service are always excellent. The restaurant is usually crowded and can be noisy but the staff and guests are not bothered. The food and service are just too good .

Thank SCW757727
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Check out manzanita cottages. Reasonable and very nice. Not sure about bed situation. They r all cottages, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-8222
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