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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

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234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-497-8222
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Palm Desert, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Hands down, one of the best Italian restaurants in laguna beach! The food is delicious and fresh, but what's more awesome is the service they provide. Our waiter and food runner were amazing, kind, and always attentive to our needs. We came here in the past, but this time we went for our anniversary all the way from Palm Springs... More 

Thank DianaVP28
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Overbooked, so we were cramped in the middle, server had no time for anything, soup was cold and when asked for a spoon for the soup, you would think this was a must, the server brought a teaspoon. The plates were dumped on the table, and when asked the servers paid no attention. The manager set the tone with his... More 

Thank franchescaG
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is the time that you get upset with the bad service. The waiter just did not care, asked "this is only your order?", brought the drinks one by one, many delays, etc. Only the bill came fast.... The food though was excellent! You d better go to Nick's...

Laguna Beach, California
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388 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped in to celebrate a birthday. Everything ordered was ample in size and cooked as if from momma Pirozzi's kitchen. We ordered the brussel sprouts which were very tasty, I ordered the meat balls and spaghetti. Others at the table ordered a lamb with homemade flat noodles and eggplant parmigiana. There was plenty left to take out. Service was friendly... More 

Thank Byron R
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good restaurant, food was great and they were willing to work with my food allergies. Always a plus for me.

Thank SSZ87504
southwest usa
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Looked for a place that was romantic cozy and had a menu and staff that can accommodate my wife's food allergies.. shell fish, gluten and garlic! These folks can and did do it well. Food fabulous as was wait staff and chef. Thanks

Thank dfz-cc
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here on my own for a last minute lunch. I am from out of state and love local area neighborhood restaurants. This place absolutely had that feel with an amazing service staff and off the charts homemade pastas. A true homer in here!

Thank Glenn B
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Just what it says. Came with my family for dinner and we were rewarded with great food, very friendly staff and a great experience. Highly recommended.

Thank Green_froggie1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

What a little piece of Italy in Laguna Beach. Authentic Italian meal. Everything was delicious, wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend- YUM!

Thank Carl H
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great service. Food was prepared just perfect. We had pizza and cakebread wine. The server (Alissa) was so kind and attentive. Price was good and restraunt was clean and very pretty inside.

Thank Minklehole

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?