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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 - 10:00 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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    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
Our Favorite Local Hangout

A piece of real Italy farther down Main Street in HB! Freshest of food, fish, sauces, al dente pastas, beef with wine sauce, salads, cheeses, meet balls, Italian cakes, fanciest of wines (we know because we visit Napa yearly for our wine supply), and Cucina has the most affordable high end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ArtistMasha
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A piece of real Italy farther down Main Street in HB! Freshest of food, fish, sauces, al dente pastas, beef with wine sauce, salads, cheeses, meet balls, Italian cakes, fanciest of wines (we know because we visit Napa yearly for our wine supply), and Cucina has the most affordable high end breakfasts and lunches for affordable prices! The servers are... More 

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Thank ArtistMasha
Las Vegas, Nevada
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107 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional dining menu. Charming place with wonderful service and great food. A great place for friends or a comfortable date night.

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Thank GateHall
Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We are not big pasta people as we normally follow the Paleo lifestyle but when you're on vacation you splurge so my wife wanted some Italian food while we were in Huntington Beach over the New Year weekend. I did my normal Google search of restaurants nearby and came up with this place. It was walking distance from our Inn... More 

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Thank Scott K
Denver, Colorado
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360 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

we went here before heading to a show with 2 other couples. The food was ok, but pricey. the service was ok but we had to ask them to shut the window so the smoke from diners on the patio wouldn't drift in. we won't be back

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Thank Loves2TravelALOT_11
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

So we're visiting kids for Christmas and the day after we search Trip Advisor for breakfast places. The first place shows Sugar Shack, so we head there from our hotel. Not being familiar with HB we find it difficult to find parking. We decide to find somewhere out of the Main Street area and I see a place called Cucina... More 

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Thank ge m
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The food was amazing. This is authentic Italian cooking. It brought back memories of my mom. The menu id diverse. Old school classics as well as trendy new cuisine. We will definitely return here again when we visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I ate here with a friend on a quiet, midweek evening in November. The food was excellent - a tender steak and delicious sauce and well-cooked vegetables. A very good selection of wines by the glass, too. Service was very good.

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Thank Bruce B
phoenix
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The service was super! The food was good, plentiful and served quickly. Good value for the money and a place I would recommend. The meatballs, while large and tasty, were way too soft for my taste. Pasta cooked perfectly, however the chicken parmigana was burnt on the bottom. Mixed experience, but not enough to keep me from a second visit.

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We were in town for a college football weekend and were visiting family. This is a favorite location of theirs to frequent, so we joined them for brunch Sunday early afternoon. We were seated immediately, with a great location near the window. Service is very warm, and authentic. Three of four in our group ordered the "endless mimosas" , and... More 

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Thank Jodi R
Los Angeles, CA
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We met our good friends (a couple) here for an early reservation on Halloween night and what a particularly great choice! Street parking was easy to find since we were on the edge of the congestion (and excitement) of downtown. We had a table just inside the operational window, close enough to see the costumed trick-or-treaters without being a part... More 

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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, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
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?