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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (35 reviews)
“iberico” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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1 - 10 of 366 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious and their pizza is great. However the server touched our table twice during our stay. Good location!

Thank FlorinSmical
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a large group (13 people). The food was pretty good - it was almost Italian. For example, the cheese and meats platter to start included cheddar and Gouda. They were nice but not Italian!! I had meat balls - which were huge....More

Thank mrkencho
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had dinner on a Friday night, just showed up as they do not take reservations for 2. In luck we were seated right away. However the rows to walk through and the seating is tight. I set up against a glass wall and no more...More

Thank JIM B
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Food has always been 5 star. I am SO disappointed service failed miserably tonight. Yes, it is 4th of July weekend, therefore I booked the reservation 2 weeks in advance and the restaurant could have anticipated the crowd. We went by 1 hour prior to...More

Thank kewpiemayodoll40
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A great place with fantastic food. It is a tight squeeze but still worth every penny. We had the special meatball appetizer which was fantastic and then 2 of the homemade pasta dishes which were extraordinary! I had the aragosta ravioli which was filled with...More

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 4 July 2017

First time at this restaurant and they didn't disappoint. We had one of their pizza's, drinks and dessert. Another day we stopped by mid-afternoon to try some more of their desserts and drinks. I will definitely be back.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 2 July 2017

There is no room for error in this bustling restaurant. Tables are tightly squeezed together, and I don't blame them for wanting to serve as many patrons as possible, but it's a little discomfiting to be elbow-to-elbow with neighboring diners. We ate at 6:30 and...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed their cheese and meat board! Each choice of meat and cheese was excellent. Their entree was also very tasty. I particularly enjoyed the salted caramel gelato for desert.

Thank fuega88
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

The waiters/waitresses are super friendly and nice. The food is OVERPRICED for what it is! Ordered some pizzas and a few different pastas. Pizzas are average Italian pizzas. Might impress if you've only had deep pan pizza all your life, but just average imo. I've...More

Thank King C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went here around 8 on a Monday night and the place was very busy but we had made reservations earlier that day. We were seated shortly after arriving. The food here is excellent and the restaurant and patio has a delightful ambiance. The service...More

Thank Alanna J
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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