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Cucina Alessa

520 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5134
714-969-2148
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Ambiance does not support the price you pay. Waiter comes across rude. You feel rushed and the place is loud. Food was really good though. Got pollo saltimbocca. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Menu is wonderfully diverse and so many things looked good. I woul return but try a reservation so I could be upstairs and hopefully quieter.

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Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We ate here as it got good reviews..however our waiter was a little rude and short with us..the food was fine but I've had better pizza I certainly wouldn't be rushing back here nor would I recommend it..go to dukes instead..better food and very friendly service!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We just moved to HB and Alessa was the place that everyone said we had to try. It not only was amazing food, but our server, Josh made it a very special experience that brought us back 2 more times for a total of 3 dinners in one week!!This is definitely our go to restaurant and we'll always request Josh... More

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I came here w/ a friend for OC Restaurant Week. However, we did not order from the special menu - Nothing appealed to us. Instead, she ordered the fregole salad ($9) to start, and I ordered the octopus carpaccio ($14). My friend really liked her salad. The strawberries, beets and walnuts were a good combo for the eyes and mouth:... More

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nova scotia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A short distance from the busiest section of Main St, this restaurant had far superior food to any other we ate in the Huntington beach area. Service was very good, wine selection good, and food portions more than adequate. Tried the caprese salad, calamari, butternut squash ravioli, and lamb papperdelle - each was fabulous. This is the sort of place,... More

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costa mesa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great customer service and staff knows the menu inside and out. I really like the different pasta dishes and the meatballs just melt in your mouth. Wine list is good and seating is available outside, downstairs, and upstairs. Parking can be an issue but look on a side street and usually you can find a spot.

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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you love risotto you'll love the shrimp and asparagus version here. Haven't had a dish I didn't love, including the steak. It's a few blocks back from the craziness that is downtown. So it's a nice break.

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Huntington Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have to admit, I might be a bit biased since I used to work at this restaurant. But working there, I can also tell you that I know the owner and chef, who happens to be from Italy and most of the recipes are from his mother.They have an EXCELLENT wine list, which most servers should be able to... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is excellent but the restaurant suffers from being very noisy. It's a wonderful place to go mid-week, when the crowds thin. Ample portions. Good service. I'd give it higher ratings for "romance" and "atmosphere" if I hadn't had to shout at my husband to be heard on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Sydney, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed at Huntington Beach for a week and went to this restaurant twice. It was the best. Although a bit on the noisy side, the food and the service were excellent. We both had pasta dishes and great Italian wine. I had the butternut squash ravioli one night and the lamb paperdelle the other, followed by the tiramisu. Both... More

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