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6700 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1824
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Ranked #85 of 399 Restaurants in Newport Beach
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
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Newport Beach, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 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
87 helpful votes 87 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 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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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Additional Information about Cucina Alessa

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

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