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Mare Culinary Lounge

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696 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Cleo St)
715-9581
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Upscale Modern Decor Italian from the Alessa and Cucina Alessa Chef...
Upscale Modern Decor Italian from the Alessa and Cucina Alessa Chef Alesandro
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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent modern Italian Restaurant

Everything was perfect - Nice outdoor patio, quiet, nice atmosphere, knowledgable waiter, diverse menu....Now for the food - Lamb chops on a bed of arugala and fennel, Burrata with artichoke, House vegetable soup, ahi tuna carpaccio, butternut squash ravioli with sage and butter. ALL WAS DELICIOUS... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
galisgr8
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Everything was perfect - Nice outdoor patio, quiet, nice atmosphere, knowledgable waiter, diverse menu....Now for the food - Lamb chops on a bed of arugala and fennel, Burrata with artichoke, House vegetable soup, ahi tuna carpaccio, butternut squash ravioli with sage and butter. ALL WAS DELICIOUS. Definitely coming back here.

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

great food same as alessa but takes reservations. atmosphere nice but seats were dirty so thats why 4 rating. Very friendly waiters and fun venue. The meatballs are the best I've ever had delicious and soft.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Food was good. Prices were not so great. They advertise breakfast but that's not true. They said they are undergoing reservations and only serve dinner

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I went to a wine tasting at Laguna winery and the lady there told us about Mare. We are from the east coast and Italian food snobs. We didnt want Italian food but we decided that since you could bring your own wine there we would give it a shot! As we walked into the restaurant... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a great authentic Italian dinner experience here. The food was tasty and authentic and our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We sat on the courtyard on a nice cool night but they had warmers there that helped a lot. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at Mare on Saturday June 6th 2015. The atmosphere in the courtyard was great. Our waiters Frank and Luigi were so knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for the recommendation of the Chilean Sea Bass it was AMAZING. The plate presentations were beautiful with the shaved radish and leak tied beans. We had a late... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You must try the ravioli, delicious. I had the Limoncello pasta with lobster which was amazing. Great location in downtown Laguna. Check the restaurant website on parking as it's hard to get a spot on PCH.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Expected more. Reading menu, was excited as it had my favorites. Checked it out for atmosphere before our reservation time and thought it was very cute and quaint. Was told that our reservation time would beat the crowds so we could relax and enjoy our dinner and guests. Turns out that it was very busy shortly after we arrived. It... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a restaurant that needs a bit of help service food quality ambiance were all lacking. we walked in and there was not an employee to be seem for 3 minutes. sat at the bar. service was just ok. food was just ok ..carpaccio, pastas, and pizza were all lacking in presentation, seasoning, being overdressed etc... they did have... More 

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Don't base your opinion on the looks of this place. It is in the bottom of the Holiday Inn. Who cares? I would eat in the Motel 6 if it was this good. This is a sister restaurant to Alessa, a very popular restaurant in Laguna. I chose this over Alessa due to the expanded menu options. You have to... More 

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Additional Information about Mare Culinary Lounge

Address: 696 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 715-9581
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Cleo St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 715-9581

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Upscale Modern Decor Italian from the Alessa and Cucina Alessa Chef Alesandro
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?