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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling with my cousin who is Italian, we opted to try this restaurant. Not only did we dine there one evening, we decided to return for a second evening, wanting to try to their other options. That's a good sign! My cousin first enjoyed the...More

Thank khensley164
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lively restaurant on the weekends which makes for fun ambiance. All the food is excellent and a decent wine selection. We will definitely be back!

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, our small service dog (14lbs) and I liked the menu so we decided to stop for an early dinner. Though not requested, we showed the ID of our service dog... As we started to be seated, a small Italian man (associated with Alessa’s)...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Had lunch here recently and can’t say enough good things. Sunny day on the patio, great server and the food was fantastic. We had pasta, salads and a portabella Panini that was amazing. My only regret is that we live in another state or I...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

A pile of so so past, sticking together for lack of sauce. Barely sauce on this large piie of pasta. I had to cut with a knife to get a bite out of the pile. Worst pasta dish ever for me. $15 for a few...More

Thank trvl4evrArizona
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Don't go there if you are a bit hungry. 6 (small) raviolis in our plate. We notified it and made an additional order to avoid starving. Explanation was that it is italian food. But we are used to italian restaurants, in the US and in...More

Thank obrique
Reviewed 19 October 2017

One of the Best Resturants in in Laguna Beach. Chef Pirozzi has the most authentic Italian food and is always inovating new dishes that are spectacular. The service is always always excellent. The homemade Lasagna is the best ever along with most dishes.

Thank genenalbandian
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I'm giving this terrific restaurant a well earned 5* for its food. The Lamb Pappardelle was amazing. In terms of some constructive feedback elsewhere I would point out that often when travelling alone the level of service seems to be radically different than when not....More

Thank nicksand
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Most of the food was great. We enjoyed venison sausage and especially lamb soup. Lamb chops & lamb pappardelle were very good too. However, elk chops were huge disappointment. I ordered it medium, but got well done with completely burned sides and very chewy. On...More

Thank Diana K
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Dined here in the evening. Place was buzzing when we arrived but calmed down one the early diners had left. The food was excellent. Lovely flavours and tasted great. Service excellent and the grappa to finish it off first class. Lovely evening.

Thank BluestreakCambridge
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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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