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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 good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“meatballs” (34 reviews)
“iberico” (6 reviews)
“bread” (31 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We had an excellent meal here - we don't normally pick Italian restaurants but went here on a recommendation. I had the pasta that was infused with lemincello - it was wonderful. They don't have an advertised children's menu but will do half portions of...More

Thank tinleyparktraveler
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We had several merchants in the area recommend this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The homemade pasta dishes were amazing as was the Risotto. The servers and hostess were very pleasant.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 19 July 2016

went with another couple to the arts festival and then we went for food. Using TripAdvisor like I always do, we found Alessa and went in. Got in at a good time too because 10 minutes after we were seated the house was packed. About...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Sharing our experience, which was positive, to balance some of the other recent postings. We walked up for dinner, were told it would be a 15-20 minute wait, and were seated within that time. Nice atmosphere and setting. Our waitress was great - friendly and...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here on a beautiful Summer's day. The menu is typically authentic Italian and I have to say the dishes were magnificent. A definite authenticity about the cooking style and ingredients. The wine list is quite extensive and features a lot of wines from...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very disappointing experience,but pretty much what I expected.It is a place to be seen. My husband and I had the filet mignon salad.The meat was fine,but the salad was skimpy to say the least. We waited way too long for bread,and I had to ask...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the full Caesar salad to split between the three of us and it was just right. We asked for anchovy on the side. The salad was underdressed to the point I questioned whether it actually had any. There were very few croutons and...More

Thank Constance M
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Wow! Loved this restaurant. We sat at the bar for dinner. Our bartender, Wen, was super fun & attentive! The food, and Wen's company, made that dining experience our favorite one on our 2 week long vacation! The cheese plate we created was delicious. Wen...More

Thank Michelle3459
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I went to Laguna Beach regularly and this place happened to be have good reviews. Overall, food was soso, like nothing wrong but you don't remember anything afterwards. I prefer Nick's Laguna Beach as I could still recall its Shrimp Taquitos, pork rib, asparagus and...More

Thank NilesHo
Reviewed 27 June 2016

By far my favorite place to dine in Laguna Beach. The food is one of the best you will find in Orange county. The place is very small and intimate, service is great and the food even better. Wonderful meatballs, pasta, starters and good wine...More

Thank cathiestravels
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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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