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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    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
The Best Italian Food you Will Find

Alessa's is by far and away the best Italian food you will find in HB. This is a very casual, comfortable restaurant with impeccable service. The food here is the star though. You will be hard pressed to find better Italian food anywhere. The prices match the quality of the food, in other words... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
wstoner56
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Huntington Beach
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Huntington Beach
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Alessa's is by far and away the best Italian food you will find in HB. This is a very casual, comfortable restaurant with impeccable service. The food here is the star though. You will be hard pressed to find better Italian food anywhere. The prices match the quality of the food, in other words, you pay a bit more but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

What a lovely evening we had off the beaten trail and not as noisy as in the heart of Main Street. Our waiter Alfonso was excellent and didn't rush us at all. He had a good sense of humour and was very attentive. The risotto special was really good, the fettucini Alfredo delicious....the butternut squash ravioli was a little too... More 

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Auckland New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here whilst on business travel and staying in Huntingdon beach. Our hotel recommended it and they were bang on! Food was amazing. Great service. Venue was nice. Awesome recommendations on matching wines. Four of us all really highly rated it (it had the 'can I lick my plate' highest honour from me!). If you like Italian food...go.

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Orange County, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is my absolute FAVORITE restaurant! They have homemade pasta and it is DELICIOUS! I will admit the service is lacking sometimes...but the food makes up for it 100%

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife and I were looking forward to a nice relaxing dinner at this restaurant last night. The food was average at best. Pasta was dry and overcooked (cardinal sin in any Italian restaurant). The main dish, chicken prosciutto was acceptable, but served with uninspired home fried potatoes. Although the aforementioned allowed for a barely acceptable meal, the aspect of... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We called here for dinner after visiting huntington beach upon the recommendation of our concierge. It's a lovely little Italian, located on a road intersection. I had the special sword fish with red pepper sauce; my husband took the meat tortellini; and our kids the special carbonara and pizza. We were served warm bread with dipping pesto shortly after we... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had the seafood and pasta with the white wine sauce. Fabulous though a little spicy. Great food and a wonderful atmosphere.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

this was our 2nd visit...we found the food quality just as good as it was last year when we visited the area on vacation. Portion size is very ample, we had the butternut squash appetizer, chicken parm and fish special. Everything was served hot. This is a neighborhood place and is not fancy or flashy Service is good, but don't... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The chicken saltimbocca was a generous portion with good flavor but not very tender. Our friends ordered lasagne, mushroom penne and penne bolognese and we're happy with it. They brought the wrong dish first time around. The place has small tables close together and is very noisy, so I wouldn't recommend it for the hearing impaired. Casual atmosphere. Tiny bar.... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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: Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?