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Cucina Alessa

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520 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5134
+1 714-969-2148
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (34 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (4 reviews)
“focaccia” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
520 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5134
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Reviewed May 19, 2015

my favorite is the eggs w arribitta sauce. this is a pair of eggs poached placed on toast with a spicy tomato sauce covered w cheese then baked. VERY VERY good. this is not unlike what I grew up with as a kid. Simple effective...More

Thank BeachMike1
Reviewed May 19, 2015

We love the food. Sometimes it does get so crowded that you can't talk, so request a table upstairs, where it is quieter.The food is outstanding and is certainly worth the ticket!

Thank ewj2015
Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Pushy management. Baby roaches, overpriced pasta and undercooked fish. Staff only speaks spanish. (Thought this was Italian) Since the new owners took over it has been shut down twice by the health department!?!? Seriously!!!?

3  Thank Christilynn C
Reviewed March 28, 2015

We revisited this restaurant and were delightfully surprised. The seafood and Italian themed menu was varied, fresh and gourmet quality. Also, the service was exceptional both from the management and wait staff. We sampled appetizers, salads, seafood and pasta entrees, and desert. Good wine list,...More

Thank AgingTraveler
Reviewed March 27, 2015

I love this restaurant. The service was great. Food was good. The ambience and location are nice. It's perfect for a date or business meeting.

Thank Bella K
Reviewed March 23, 2015

highly touted restaurant but ultimately average food which is not unusual for this town. Service was pushy and loud, consistent with other customers there the night we dined. won't be back

1  Thank retired_early_51
Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have the best food! The butternut squash ravioli is the best I've ever had. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is welcoming

Thank seckberg
Reviewed March 15, 2015

Group of 10, each of us ordered something different and all of us were very impressed: food, presentation, taste and wait staff - all got 5 stars

Thank Bill B
Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I made reservations for Saturday night, and had previously had good experiences here. The place was busy (that's pretty normal), but service was prompt, wine advice very good, and the wine and cocktails arrived quickly. I had the calimai to start, which...More

2  Thank lokiguy
Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited for dinner recently and our group of four was seated immediately thanks to the reservation that one of us had made in advance. The restaurant was packed on this particular Saturday night, so reservations appear to be a very good idea. Nearby street...More

Thank Anna P
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Eileen B
Do you have parking?
December 21, 2016|
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Response from roxanne m |
there is a parking structure off ofthe south side of Main Street,HB - access from a side street ,reasonable rates and much easier than driving around . there's also meter parking off of the north side of Main Street on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5134
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 714-969-2148
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