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“Hand-made pasta”

Alessa by Chef Pirozzi
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Ranked #22 of 173 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 October 2013

The squid ink linguiniI was delicious!!!! I ate all of it along with a little bit of everyone else's meal.

Thank JaneSanford
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Dropped by for a casual meal with friends. We were accommodated as a walk in with no problem despite being busy. The meal got off to a good start with the mixed meat and cheese platter and some nice wine. However the entrees were less exciting. The spaghetti and meatballs which should be a standard for any Italian chef were a strange texture and the vegetable risotto came with mozzarella on top. The food wasn't bad just unusual in an odd way.

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1  Thank Bobble50
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

food is surprisingly good --- at reasonable prices -- service is excellent --- outside tables give opportunity to fun people watch -- only negative is that they are very busy but don't take reservations except for large parties ... so get on the waiting list and stroll town

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We have been to Cucina Alessa (now Laguna Alessa I believe) several times and have tried many of the menu offerings. Each time we are surprised and delighted by a new find. Not to be missed - the mix and match meat and cheese combinations. We always get the 6 item one. The gorganzola with fig marmalade is my favorite. We sit at the bar and the service is always excellent and the servers very friendly and informative. Saul was terrific! Tried the lamb pappardelle this last visit - was absolutely DELICIOUS - rich and flavorful. We end our meals with a Pirozzi family favorite - Zucca - an appetizer of butternut squash ravioli in sage butter sauce. Definitely a sweet and salty grand finale to our meals. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank babyRN19
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We had the arugula and shaved fennel salad with shrimp and the Mamma Mia (3 meatballs with ragu). The bread with oil sauce was absolutely divine-fresh, warm, and wonderful....the food presentation was eye appealing. All the food was seasoned perfectly. Our waitress was great!!! Loved the atmosphere and Italian music too.

Thank Opensky3
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