Would love to know the best restaurants in laguna beach. Seafood, Mexican, Pasta, American. Would love to know peoples different opinions on all those.
>>>I do NOT consider Alessa to be "great."<<<
I think Alessa is one of the better Italian choices in LB, which makes it a great suggestion, but that isn't necessarily the same thing as a great restaurant.
You should try Pirozzi in CdM if you have not already.