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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%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Make a reservation!!!! We went there on a Monday night and it was very busy, but our table was ready and waiting for us. We were a group of three couples and we all shared 3 appetizers and each couple shared an entree, which was...More

Thank Kenny S
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The service was fine and most of the food tasted ok but within 30 minutes or so of eating I had extreme stomach problems that lasted later into the evening even after taking medication and still was not well by the next day.

Thank Randy N
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Every single dish I have tried is amazing!! I heard they are putting a dining area out in the parking in front. i hope so i love some dining options outdoors!

Thank BriA143
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

One of the few italian restaurants that serve great food. Comparable to a New York italian restaurant. The food makes up for it being so crowded. A must for a well seasoned foodie.

Thank chasim50
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I think a bit over-rated, this busy restaurant packs you in like sardines. The waiter seemed to have responsibility for too many tables as he seemed a bit frazzled. I ordered the seafood special of the evening. Appetizers came, wine was poured, and just before...More

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Food was splendid. Service was great. Obviously this place is busy, packed is not a understatement. The closest table was 2 INCHES away. There was a hightop directly behind where I sat, and to get up from my seat, the diners there had to get...More

Thank jessicascotten
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The restaurant is pretty small. Cater more for tourist. Tables are next to each other so you can hear the other tables conversation. Staffs are friendly and services was mediocre The food were average Italian For desert: love the dark chocolate soufflé cake! Paired w/...More

Thank KNT5
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The caprese salad and the gnocchi with wild boar were the ordered dishes. Surprisingly bland salad ingredients and missing a few as noted on the menu. Three measly olives doesn't sit well with this diner (and at $15 a bit much for so little). The...More

Thank AOneWorldTraveler
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

They have a very nice lunch menu that can make for difficult choices. Our Panini's were very good and especially the meatball. Again the service and outside table made for a nice lunch with friends.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 19 April 2016

To start with the place was packed on a cold Tuesday night. Always a good sign. Then add that a lot of the different parties knew each other enough to say "Hi" And you get the local hang out, One guy said he eats there...More

Thank Fred1855
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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
Kids, 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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