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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Italian, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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All reviews pasta iberico bread prosciutto butternut squash shrimp italian food our waiter excellent meal forest avenue busy place minute wait food was fantastic full bar wine list an appetizer make reservations
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very cute place , reminded us of Italy, great service , food was cooked to order , DELICIOUS, and the waitress is actually the one that told us about the gelato place, when we asked about dessert, which was very nice of her . Their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank janisspindel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have passed this restaurant often and always say we should try it. We are so happy that we did. They had a delicious Caesar salad as well as a yummy buratta appetizer and caprese. We had a few different pasta dishes and they were...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank terrihK9755MZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t have high expectations for this place based on the fact that I was by the beach in orange county. I was pleasantly surprised. The pasta is cooked perfectly. The appetizers were great. I even like the wine list. If you’re looking for some East...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheScottRose
Reviewed 14 November 2018

A number of very authentic Italian dishes. I especially enjoyed the simple cheese and pepper linguini.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Thomastoo
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We've been here before. The pasta is homemade, the service is prompt and courteous and the ambiance is intimate, although somewhat noisy. My wife had the ink fettuccine with shrimp in an arrabiata sauce. I opted for the limoncello pasta with shrimp and scallops. Both...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We dined here and sat on the nice patio. We asked the server to choose for us. He chose spaghetti and meatballs for me and a Verde dish for my husband. I will tell you, the BEST meatballs we have ever tasted. The Verde dish...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bull0616
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Was visiting Laguna and he took me to his favorite restaurant Alessa. Now it is one of my favorites. We were greeted by a friendly staff and sat at the bar. The bar tender was knowledgable of the menu and wine. we had a great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wesstone
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

While the food is great I was a tad bit disappointed about the WiFi. I was traveling internationally so I needed to connect to WiFi basically everywhere I went. There were two Alessa account but the waiter kept on telling me that they didn’t have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wilhelmina Y
Reviewed 17 September 2018

My son and I were in Laguna Beach and decided to visit Alessa's for dinner. It was a warm Tuesday evening and the restaurant was busy but not full. We decided to sit inside. Our waiter - Marco - was quintessential Italian (from Northern Italy)...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Silicon_Valley_Guy1
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I found this little gem by following my nose while in town shopping. The wonderful smells that come out of the kitchen in this open air restaurant make your mouth water. My favorite selection is the Butternut Squash Ravoli with burnt butter. Come visit and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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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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