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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

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234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Santa Monica, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the superfood salad and the shrimp pasta. The salad was very good and the pasta was amazing. This would have easily been a 5 out of 5 if not for our terrible waiter. He was nowhere to be found when we needed our drinks refilled, when we needed our check, or when we were paying. One time when... More 

Thank EnlightenedExplorer
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family whilst on holiday. The food was good but not spectacular and the service was not up to the normal standard we had encountered in the area. Had to ask several times for drinks and glasses of water, we eventually got our own. To compound the issue the gratuity was added to the bill but not explained, be... More 

Thank Julian W
Newport Beach, California
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on Forest Avenue, the charming shopping street in Laguna Beach, this restaurant has been one of my favorites for many years. Especially I love sitting on the covered outdoor deck, watching an array of interesting people pass by. The food is great. My favorite dish is linguine al mare, my husbands favorite is the lasagne. Service is great. Come... More 

Thank ZiaHansen
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Laguna Beach stumbled across this restaurant. Very comfortable, staff friendly but now fawning at all. Sat outside and was able to watch the people go by as we ate. I had a very tasty mushroom and sausage penne and my wife had a not-special but good eggplant parm. She drank a martini was OK but my bourbon on the... More 

Thank Jeffmed91
Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything sounds and looks scrumptious. My husband and I split the portobello panini and a salad....so yummy. Wish we'd had more time in Laguna so we could have returned. Don't miss this place. It came recommended by a local who said it was their favorite. Now it's ours.

Thank bunnyfeet1
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in with no expectations, and after ordering we waited for over 40min for the food, but .... it was worth waiting. All pastas were great as well as the rissoto.

Thank Itay S
Laguna Woods, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the gold standard by which all other italian restaurants are measured. I also love this restaurant for the wonderful flavor combinations they create in their salads, luscious and healthy lunches.

Thank caletseat
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was really good and very welcoming. The food was decent and had a nice wine selection. I recommend the meatballs and the Lamb Pasta.

Thank Khaled G
Los Angeles, CA
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One would never expect to find a really good restaurant in the middle of the Village of Laguna Beach. But this place is really good even though it kind of looks like a tourist trap. Make reservations for dinner because they get busy.

Thank Howard T
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely knockout food and the staff could not have been more accommodating given how busy it was. Decent value co,pared to other restaurants we visited in California.

Thank George H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, 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: 234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 19494978222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?