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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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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm giving this terrific restaurant a well earned 5* for its food. The Lamb Pappardelle was amazing. In terms of some constructive feedback elsewhere I would point out that often when travelling alone the level of service seems to be radically different than when not....More

Thank nicksand
Reviewed 6 days ago

Most of the food was great. We enjoyed venison sausage and especially lamb soup. Lamb chops & lamb pappardelle were very good too. However, elk chops were huge disappointment. I ordered it medium, but got well done with completely burned sides and very chewy. On...More

Thank Diana K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here in the evening. Place was buzzing when we arrived but calmed down one the early diners had left. The food was excellent. Lovely flavours and tasted great. Service excellent and the grappa to finish it off first class. Lovely evening.

Thank BluestreakCambridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a reservation at Alessa while on a trip to Laguna Beach. Even though the restaurant was very crowded they sat us right down exactly at the time of our reservation. Alessa is a really cute bistro on Forest Ave with the doors open to...More

Thank Rowlett9105
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to tell you everything was amazing, but that wouldn't be quite true. The ambience was amazing, most of the food was equally amazing, and wine was excellent. The only food I was disappointed in, was the fresh mozzarella. I had the chicken...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family visiting and we drive down coast from Redondo Beach to Laguna Beach. Had lunch on a Saturday late afternoon on outside patio. We are all from Argentina and I would say very accustomed to excellent Italian food. Most places in USA, high or low...More

Thank Diego F L
Reviewed 3 September 2017

It was fun to sit outside for lunch on a summer Saturday. The service here was wonderful, and the food even more so. Had the whole wheat pasta with vegetables while my friend had the butternut squash ravioli with butter sage sauce. Both were amazing....More

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a fun place with interesting dishes and solid service> have eaten here many times and this along with Serrano (sister store) are our goo to place in town for Itailian

Thank waltermichael
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant this evening with three kids and they accommodated us with a last minute booking. They struggled with high chair availability and also had to squeeze us into a table for 4, but we made it work. The food was very good...More

Thank damiancollier
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Ate with my family at this restaurant. It is a small place where guests sitting shoulder to shoulder. We were seated next to the cashier where waiters constantly came for enterprises no orders and printing bills - was pretty disturbing. They served a starter (some...More

Thank Janos K
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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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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