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6700 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1824
949-645-2148
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
excellent meal

By my budget standards, this is a bit pricey. The food and service were excellent. Wish I could remember name of my dish - it was pasta and vegetables. Definitely the best meal in my visit to Newport Beach area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Sandra A
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Seattle
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wisconsin
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176 reviews 176 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Reservation...still had to STAND outside and wait 30 minutes...to me that means the restaurant does not know how to book properly. Had to ask for server after being seated for 15 minutes. Food was fine but not remarkable. Salad was dry and just a bunch of lettuce and could not even eat half of it. Some of the entrees were... More 

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Redlands, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The food is authentic southern Italian fare. Sauces are tasty and really blend with the pastas which are homemade. Only drawback is that no matter where you are seated in this rather small place, you can't hear anything but the loud noise of other tables. It is absolutely deafening. Don't even try to have a conversation, just eat the great... More 

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Seattle
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

By my budget standards, this is a bit pricey. The food and service were excellent. Wish I could remember name of my dish - it was pasta and vegetables. Definitely the best meal in my visit to Newport Beach area.

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Newport Beach, CA
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200 reviews 200 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We enjoyed dinner here last night and have been many times in the past. Some of our favorite dishes are Pasta Nonna and Margherita Pizza. Service is always great! We love the bread and herb dipping oil.

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Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Enter into a beautiful lobby pick a bottle of very reasonable bottle of wine score a table both community style or individual and enjoy a great piece of fish with a pizza kicker. Desserts were limited but tasty. Value is high due to way the wine is handled(very fair prices) overall a really fun experience

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Henderson, Nevada
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181 reviews 181 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

HI. not too much parking around the beach in Newport but after walking on the beach we looked for a place to eat. we saw this little place across the street and said lets try it. WOW we hit the jackpot. for lunch my wife ordered the French toast. I had a bite and it was the best I had... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent food whether you order pasta or pizza. We love the seafood pasta and calamari every time we come. The fresh bread with the dipping sauce is a nice addition. We like to come for lunch or early dinners because the wait time is longer for dinners. Parking is limited but you can part along PCH also. We like the... More 

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Corona Del Mar
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife and I recently returned to Alessa Cucina after nearly a years absence. This had been one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Newport Beach. But after eating there on the average of twice a month we got burned out. Needless to say I was expecting a great meal but was very disappointed. My pasta with sea food. was... More 

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California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Great Italian food. Nice menu and wine list. We were a party of four on a busy Saturday night. We ordered Eggplant Parmigiana which was not on the menu and the Chilean Sea Bass . You can bring your own wine for a corkage fee. The noise level is high so if you are looking for a quiet spot, this... More 

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london
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The meat ravioli are there secret and they taste amazing. All pasta dishes as well and the tuna are very good, too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6700 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1824
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-645-2148

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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