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“Their cheese deserves a gold medal!”

Alessa by Chef Pirozzi
Ranked #24 of 169 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Their cheese deserves a gold medal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

We found this local Italian by chance. They make simple dishes with incredibly high quality ingredients. There's kind & attentive service. We sat on the terrace with a heater over head and had a lovely convo with a German couple who once sent their daughter to the less than salubrious British market town Grimsby! Ha ha!
It's a place where the food is just really tasty and worth the money-
Warm focaccia came with a pesto dip.
The breaded olives stuffed with cheese were delish
Fabulous wine
Tasty salad.
One of the best meals we've enjoyed so far on our 4 week USA adventure!

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English first
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Magnifico!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely dinner here. The lobster ravioli melted in your mouth. I had the lamb pappardelle dish and it was superb. They cooked the lamb for 8 hours.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hand-made pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2013
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Mixed bag”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited October 2013
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Laguna Beach, California
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“terrific Italian food in a great location”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited September 2013
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Thank Neil K
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