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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

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234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-497-8222
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got off the main drag along the beach and found this delightful restaurant. The only gluten free option was the ravioli but it was delicious! There was an extensive wine menu and full bar. My husband had the veal special and was only able to say, "Wow," as he rolled his eyes in delight. We sat outside and the... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Received gift card for Christmas from a family member who is a regular. Made reservation for Valentines dinner. I was asked for a $50 upfront fee to be immediately charged to my credit card and was told it would be credited against my eventual bill. I explained I had a gift card and would be willing to offer my credit... More 

Thank BarbaricDerek
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153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Prices were very fair, food was fantastic. Very friendly atmosphere, overall a terrific spot. Not a quiet restaurant, but still a great date night location. We loved a black squid ink pasta with seafood, some great ziti and excellent Iberico cured meats - will return for sure. By the way, this Chef has 3-4 locations in the area,... More 

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was average. The sauces were overdone and did not have the fresh taste you expect in California. Service was good.

Thank Vibha R
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was exceptional flavor & presentation. Wine also. I would have to say this was one of the best meals I've ever had.

Thank SunnyinNaples
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Oh, we love this restaurant! Anything we order has been wonderfully prepared. The wine list is impressive. We order two appetizers and an entre to share. That's plenty for us. The huge meatballs are not to be missed.

Thank karenmcclu
Delta, Canada
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

After stopping at many restaurants in Orange County on a none day Coastal adventure, we ran into this place nestled nicely on one of Laguna's prime streets. It was a great find, the food was uniquely flavored, the service was great, and we loved visiting it. We definitely will return to taste other Chef's creations.

Thank Ken L
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I'm torn - parts of this dinner were great, parts weren't. We went very early which was nice because they got busy. When we made our reservation we said we were celebrating two birthdays - there was zero acknowledgement of this fact once we got there. Our waiter was indifferent. Not friendly, not a jerk, not really helpful or consultative,... More 

Thank knikkki
Grand Rapids
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131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Always try one of the specials! They are always great, and the severing sizes are usually big. The service is good and even if they are busy they do not rush you. Very relaxing.

Thank pmt1234
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant for Italian food in laguna beach. Consistently good and reasonable Sit up front and watch the street walkers

Thank Getupandgoagain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?