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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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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 1 week ago

Had lunch here recently and can’t say enough good things. Sunny day on the patio, great server and the food was fantastic. We had pasta, salads and a portabella Panini that was amazing. My only regret is that we live in another state or I...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A pile of so so past, sticking together for lack of sauce. Barely sauce on this large piie of pasta. I had to cut with a knife to get a bite out of the pile. Worst pasta dish ever for me. $15 for a few...More

Thank trvl4evrArizona
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Don't go there if you are a bit hungry. 6 (small) raviolis in our plate. We notified it and made an additional order to avoid starving. Explanation was that it is italian food. But we are used to italian restaurants, in the US and in...More

Thank obrique
Reviewed 19 October 2017

One of the Best Resturants in in Laguna Beach. Chef Pirozzi has the most authentic Italian food and is always inovating new dishes that are spectacular. The service is always always excellent. The homemade Lasagna is the best ever along with most dishes.

Thank genenalbandian
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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 5 October 2017 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 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 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 20 September 2017 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
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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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