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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)
“iberico” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (27 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 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
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Friends, after a long day of working and playing. Beer, wine...each with good variety of choice. Waiter was Italian, of good humor and accommodating. Three of us had "salad" like dinners, each of which was very good. Relaxing, though busy in that best "family feel"...More

Thank Eugene E
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We celebrate kids and adults birthdays and wedding anniversaries to enjoy the food and pleasant atmosphere of Laguna Beach

Reviewed 16 April 2016

My family and I have been here several times and love it. I have never had a bad meal here. The restaurant is always packed and the great Italian food is the reason. Reservations for dinner are highly recommended.

Thank pasadena4
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Enjoyed the dining experience. We sat outside. The staff was extremely friendly. The food was very good. I had the Linguine Marechiaro in a white wine sauce. My husband had the Fresh Salmon Filet it too was very good. For dessert we has the Strawberry...More

Thank Starlet S
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the positive. The food was very good We were a party of fourteen and everyone seemed to like their food. Prices were in the higher side $25-$40. The problem that I had was they crammed you in so tight you could not...More

Thank Cori M
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I went to Alessa on a girls' night out, and loved the chicken limoncello (or something like that). It was a tasty chicken dish--light but flavorful. We had to wait quite awhile to be seated, but it was a beautiful Saturday evening, so I guess...More

Thank Thundergirl990
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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