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6700 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1824
949-645-2148
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10:00 am - 11:00 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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Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    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
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another great italian

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
ckm100
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Newport Beach, California
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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174 reviews 174 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A wonderful restaurant on Pacific Coast Hwy. The Pescado Linguini outstanding. Wine selection very good. They provide fresh bread and a dipping sauce made with garlic, olive oil, Parmesan, spinach, pesto, etc. that is to die for. My only complaint is that it can get noisy inside but well worth it. Service is also excellent.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our large party really enjoyed our dining experience at Cucina Alessa in Newport. We were accommodated with a reservation on short notice, table ready on time and the service was very good. Food was fresh and portions of good size to large. The chicken stuffed tortellini was excellent but I changed the sauce to alfredo which was a nice balance... More 

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Seal Beach, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Cucina Alessa has a great menu, with many wonderful choices. Antipasto combo of three cheeses and three cold cuts was our starter: burrata, burrata with ricotta, parmesan and proscuitto danielle, Italian ham, and spicy soppressata. All were excellent. We crafted a pasta combination for a second course that included the ricotta and spinach ravioli, lamb al sugo, and fettucini alfredo.... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were intially looking for Eat Chow, but could not find it and opted for Cucina Alessa. I was quite pleased that we did. Our server David was very attentive, informed us of the specials for the day, and answered our questions about some of the wine selection we were interested in. Not only were our dishes beautiful in presentation,... More 

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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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