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Cucina Alessa

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520 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5134
714-969-2148
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite Italian in Orange County

Recently made my second trip to Cucina Alessa, and based on both experiences really rank this as my favorite Italian place in the OC area. If you are in town to visit Disney or other Orange County locations, chances are you will make a side trip to the beach. Very likely Huntington Beach. Well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Garden Grove, California
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Garden Grove, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Recently made my second trip to Cucina Alessa, and based on both experiences really rank this as my favorite Italian place in the OC area. If you are in town to visit Disney or other Orange County locations, chances are you will make a side trip to the beach. Very likely Huntington Beach. Well, if you do and you want... More 

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Long Beach, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you want phenomenal Italian food, great wine and a server who is the epitome of customer service, please run... don't walk.. to Cucina Alessa. I know that all of the wait staff is great. however, Josh is amazing. He is attentive. He knows the menu and the wine. He listens and watches. After he learns more about your tastes,... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My daughter and I tried you on a whim because we were hungry and heard good things about the food. We were not disappointed. We tried the mussels appetizer and then had a beautifully cooked chicken rosemary. We loved our time there. The wait staff was wonderful even when we tasted a particular wine and then changed our minds and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Loved the spaghetti with meatballs! Couldn't get over how tender and light the meatballs were, and they were huge! Delicious! My daughter had pasta with the bolognese sauce and she/we did not like it (tasted too much like chef boyar dee). Other guests had Alfredo pasta which they said was great. Our waiter Josh was great. Very enthusiastic!

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Canyon Lake
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

From the minute we sat down, to the finish, the service & food could not have been better. All in the foursome had different items from the menu, all raved about them!

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Huntington beach
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

my favorite is the eggs w arribitta sauce. this is a pair of eggs poached placed on toast with a spicy tomato sauce covered w cheese then baked. VERY VERY good. this is not unlike what I grew up with as a kid. Simple effective meal lots of flavor easy to make. I have tried the omelets they are good... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We love the food. Sometimes it does get so crowded that you can't talk, so request a table upstairs, where it is quieter.The food is outstanding and is certainly worth the ticket!

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Huntington Beach, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Pushy management. Baby roaches, overpriced pasta and undercooked fish. Staff only speaks spanish. (Thought this was Italian) Since the new owners took over it has been shut down twice by the health department!?!? Seriously!!!?

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Huntington Beach, California
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We revisited this restaurant and were delightfully surprised. The seafood and Italian themed menu was varied, fresh and gourmet quality. Also, the service was exceptional both from the management and wait staff. We sampled appetizers, salads, seafood and pasta entrees, and desert. Good wine list, too. The only mediocre item was the after dinner coffee, but the desert was fantastic.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I love this restaurant. The service was great. Food was good. The ambience and location are nice. It's perfect for a date or business meeting.

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Additional Information about Cucina Alessa

Address: 520 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5134
Phone Number: 714-969-2148
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5134
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: 714-969-2148

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?