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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Excellent food in an extremely loud and busy environment

We visited for dinner recently and our group of four was seated immediately thanks to the reservation that one of us had made in advance. The restaurant was packed on this particular Saturday night, so reservations appear to be a very good idea. Nearby street parking is moderately difficult to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Anna P
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited for dinner recently and our group of four was seated immediately thanks to the reservation that one of us had made in advance. The restaurant was packed on this particular Saturday night, so reservations appear to be a very good idea. Nearby street parking is moderately difficult to find. The decor is warm and comfortable, but the restaurant... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Cucina Alessa, is one of my Wife favorite restaurant's. They have a couple other locations but we like this one the best. We usually sit upstairs which also has a small Bar. We usually call ahead for reservations and get the same waiter. He's learning our likes with Wine choices and has recommended new experiences! I love the Butternut Ravioli......

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Huntington Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Cucina Alessa in Huntington Beach is a wonderful place for a special celebration or a splurge dinner. The food and service are both top notch, and the atmosphere is warm, friendly and festive. The menu offers many creative choices, but they reflect a classic Italian heritage, not the over-worked trend of the day found at so many restaurants. It is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Although a little drive away from the hotel, this is a great two-story restaurant. Food, wine and ambiance was excellent. Downtown HB on Main Street. It was worth the drive! Make reservations.

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Huntington Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The portions are generous & we have never been disappointed, there are many options for varying tastes. The brunches are also a delight. I always advise the Brussels sprouts & before you order your meal, ask if they have house made spumoni, it's so worth it! Muaa!

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Pool in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Found this restaurant, from the reviews on T.A. The food was okay, nothing special, but the service was very slow. Paid the bill with $100 note, had to keep chasing the staff for the change. Don't mind tipping, but not that much!

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Huntington Beach, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Been going here since it opened. Love the calamari and their different presentation on bruschetta. Interesting selection of wines, both white and red. Have tried new ones each time at suggestion of servers. It is a busy place. The noise level can be too much at times. It is located on Main Street which can be very busy and attract... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good italian food. Waiter very knowledgeable, great service. Street parking only and is difficult to find on the weekend. Restaurant is noisy especially on weekends, Our friends enjoy it calling it "vibrant" and believes it adds to the ambiance. It is slightly quieter upstairs. We prefer weekday dining when it is less crowded

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our friends and I walked over to Alessa's from downtown for dinner, it was our first time at this restaurant, I've been to the Newport one quite a few times with friends & it's always been good. Same with this one but this one is a bit nicer. Because we came pretty late, almost 9 pm on Saturday they quickly... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I'm not really sure why people think that if something is over priced, it Must be the best, but that seems to be the type who rave on and on about this place. We were excited to try it when it first opened, and were deeply disappointed, the risotto was gummy, the artichoke tasted canned and the veal was tough... 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

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?