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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” (35 reviews)
“iberico” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (27 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We came on a recommendation by a friend. Although the tables are close together, and you can truly meet your neighbor we had a great experience. The meat/cheese platter selection was wonderful, everything delicious enjoyed trying some new items. The menu offers some standard italian...More

Thank Vitagal
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We just popped in at the last minute. Very enjoyable al fresco lunch. Tortellini soup for her. Panini for me.

Thank lapsrus
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This popular restaurant on Forest Avenue is amazing find if you can get in. Waits can be tough but just put your name in and go shopping. The food is excellent. Try the burrata and heirloom tomato Caprese and Lamb pappardelle!

Thank bostonlagunacommuter
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Swoon. I am a northern italian and like to have authentic. Starting w/ Chef Pirozzi's charm, octopus carpaccio, osso bucco ravioli in a sage/brown butter sauce and a whole branzino for our main. The food was exceptional and so was the service by Marco (FOH)...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Been going to this place for a while both in Newport and Laguna. Food is always good but often the wait is long and no reservations for small parties. The squash ravioli is yummy.... Kind of like desert for dinner.

Thank caw18
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Alessa is a go to restaurant in Laguna. It is always good but way too popular so can be tough to get into. Chef Pirozzi has a few other restaurants that serve similar delicious food so check those out as well.

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Always great food. Always busy but great atmosphere and worth it. Best to book. In a street of great shops so great location to have a wander around.

Thank FishJ1
Reviewed 11 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 29 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
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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