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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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“meatballs” (34 reviews)
“bread” (30 reviews)
“iberico” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Italian food at it's finest. I eat here almost four times a month. Everything is great. A very enjoyable time. Try the spaghetti and meatballs - tremendous but be hungry!

Thank Clark S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Like many places around southern CA, prices for Europeans are now pretty steep. This is just a regular place but you can expect to pay £50 GBP per person. All I had was a plate of pasta and two glasses of wine and it was...More

Thank TartanWanderer
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Alessandro the owner and chief chef has done a fantastic job. Get the eggplant Marinara to start and you will be amazed

Thank ashanberg
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Service was Ok Food was disappointing. Was here 3 years ago and not the same Great location but that's it.....expected better

Thank superdavid
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went for lunch and were extremely impressed! Ordered zucca, the Caesar salad with tiger shrimp, and healthy salmon pasta with a wonderful lemon sauce! Their bread with dipping sauce was heavenly! Very good and friendly service.

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Food was adequate but nothing special. Definitely not worth what you pay for. The service, however, was horrible. Our waiter basically ignored us the entire visit. Our glasses were left empty, our bread was never refilled, etc. There are too many good places to eat...More

Thank tferDude
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who told us...try the spaghetti and meat balls...they taste just like what you'd get in Italy. We did try the meat balls as an appetizer and then we had tomato and mozzarella salad...excellent! We had a nice little...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 6 March 2017

An Italian restaurant on a Main Street ( Forest) in Laguna beach. I have tried pasta with crab, which was delicious. Service is perfect and on time. Price is acceptable. You can try various Italian foods with no doubt .

Thank Yasarlev
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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...More

Thank Ann A
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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....More

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Do any of the rooms have two beds? We are four female friends traveling together and twe prefer two rooms with two separate beds.
10 January 2015|
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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