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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
Good for:
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Under new management for about 7 years and excellent

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Huntington Beach, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Sun Valley, Idaho
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

highly touted restaurant but ultimately average food which is not unusual for this town. Service was pushy and loud, consistent with other customers there the night we dined. won't be back

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Huntington Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have the best food! The butternut squash ravioli is the best I've ever had. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is welcoming

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Group of 10, each of us ordered something different and all of us were very impressed: food, presentation, taste and wait staff - all got 5 stars

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Calgary , AB
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I made reservations for Saturday night, and had previously had good experiences here. The place was busy (that's pretty normal), but service was prompt, wine advice very good, and the wine and cocktails arrived quickly. I had the calimai to start, which was excellently crisp and light. My wife had the short rib tortelloni, andi tried the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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?