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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Like mama makes it, Italian style. My wife and I always have the Lasagna, always. The best I’ve had from here to the east coast.

Thank Neil S
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We took my mother-in-law here for her birthday and had such a wonderful meal! The food was fantastic and the service was perfect. Our waiter was so lovely and helpful. I had the lamb ragu with fresh paparadelle "papa's favorite"- so good!!! Only thing is that this place is quite popular so it's very crowded and kind of loud, it's... More 

Thank elizabethfeltman
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This was my fourth visit to Alessa and I will definitely keep going back when I visits Laguna. I had the Seashell Pasta which was $20 and worth every penny. Portion sizes are perfect not too big and not too small. We ate lunch here the week before and the fillet mignon salad and paninis were to die for. It's... More 

Thank AmalDP
Port Isaac, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went to this place after reading some good reviews but found it sadly lacking in the service department. Asked whom I thought was the manager ( tall slim guy ) what was the alcohol strength of the local beer. "How should I know," he barked. " I don't drink beer!" Well you really ought to know about what you sell... More 

Thank Jon R
Long Beach, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at Alessa's during a recent mini vacation in Laguna Beach. We were walking by the restaurant when I saw a little girl eating spaghetti. I instantly knew that was what I wanted for lunch. I ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce and sausage and my friend ordered Cesar salad with chicken. I wasn't crazy about my dish. I... More 

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boston, ma
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We had: Zucca: nice but too sweet for us A Caesar salad which was very good. The sea shell pasta, fresh and delicious The lamb pappardelle, which was also excellent You really can't go wrong here. I do wish we had tried the prosciutto bar items as an app but we found the menu... More 

Thank moucru
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Im an italian American from the east coast and still to this day after years in LA, Alessa is the best Italian restaurant I've eaten at. I drive 2 hours to come down and have the Mamma Mia which an amazing plate of Meatballs, sauce (we say gravy) and Mozzarella that will get you hooked. Meatballs and sauce are very... More 

Thank Jeff K
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stopped at Alessa for some appetizers and a drink. Amazing bruschetta and their meatball appetizer was the BEST. This is a wonderful place so don't miss it while you're in Laguna!

Thank E1313KLkarens
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

After 10/20 minute wait, were taken to our table.both had pasta dish and were really nice. Restaurant really busy so be prepared to wait and this was a Tuesday! Good atmosphere due to amount of customers.

Thank Kerzy
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had the superfood salad and the shrimp pasta. The salad was very good and the pasta was amazing. This would have easily been a 5 out of 5 if not for our terrible waiter. He was nowhere to be found when we needed our drinks refilled, when we needed our check, or when we were paying. One time when... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?