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Cucina Alessa

234 Forest Avenue, (Cross streets PCH & Forest), Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-8222
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Ranked #15 of 150 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Aspen, Colorado
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

First time in Laguna Beach, this restaurant came recommended by our hotel. Excellent food, nice scene and would definitely go back! Delicious choices and could easily sit for hours eating and drinking with friends. Service on the slow side but not big deal wasn't in a rush maybe they were short staffed. ?? ALL GOOD... its the beach!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here last night. We had reservations &'were seated promptly. I had the spaghetti & meatballs, nice serving, sauce with a little kick but not too spicy. Our server was attentive, no complaints there. All in all, a nice evening.

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San Diego
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Enjoyed fantastic food at Alessa. Cozy ambiance, excellent location, downtown Laguna. No reservations for parties under 6... so be prepare to wait, but worth the wait.

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This nice Italian restaurant it's just a must, you really must visit this extraordinary restaurant, the food is even better than Italy , penne salciccia and risotto funghi are out of this world and the tern era with amarena cherries sauce is really amazing ! The best in California!

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Dana Point, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have been to this restaurant many times with good reviews. Tonight, however was not the norm. We tried to make a reservation for 2 and we were told they did not take reservations. As we were waiting to be seated another couple walked up behind us, said they had a reservation for 2 and were seated immediately. When we... More

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Inland Empire, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Dinner time is crowded and noisy. Since we were there for a quick meal (we asked if they could acccomodate a limited time schedule and they did), atmosphere wasn't so important. Of all the dishes, it seemed that the spinach ravioli was most outstanding. Would return at a less busy time, perhaps.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Authentic Italian food at the this busy main street restaurant in Laguna Beach. Service was a bit slow but it seemed they were short staffed that night. Tables were packed in but very good food.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had another amazing dinner in this busy, charming and fun restaurant. Will eat there again when in town.

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New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The owner changed and the name changed, so do not look for Cucina - it is just Alessa. The food is excellent and not that expensive. Even the wine list is reasonably priced. We began by sharing an arugula and fennel salad and an order of sweet peppers stuffed with goat cheese. Both were great. Each of us then ordered... More

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Covington, Kentucky
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133 reviews 133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is actually some of the best Italian Food I have ever eaten. Pasta homemade and melts in your mouth. I had Osso Bucco ravioli with mushrooms and sage and my husband had Lamb Parpadelle. Both phenomenal. Meals served with a toasted white bread and the absolute best pesto you will ever eat. Eat slowly and enjoy this event. Great... More

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Additional Information about Cucina Alessa

Address: 234 Forest Avenue, (Cross streets PCH & Forest), Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: (949) 497-8222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Cuisine: Italian

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