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Cucina Alessa

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6700 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1824
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Newport Beach, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My family and I eat here often and we are never disappointed with the food. The Mama Mia is my favorite. It is 3 big meat balls with cheese melted on top served with bread. This with a salad is plenty of food for dinner

Thank Kathy L
Orange County, California
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

My parents took my son and I to dinner here the other night. The have been wanting to take me here for the last year as this is one of there favorite places around. The minute we walked in the host greeted us very warmly and sat us in a comfy half booth. Our server couldn't have been sweeter. Now... More 

Thank ohchad
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We had a party of 10 on a Saturday night and were not disappointed. The sea bass I had makes my top five best sea bass meals I've had. It' was prepared in parchment paper and was perfect when I opened it. We had a lady with us that eats gluten free. The restaurant used gluten free pasta and added... More 

Thank Dale T
Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visit Alessa regularly for date night. We've tried all of their fresh pastas and you can't go wrong. My favorite is the short rib ravioli and the lamb Ragu. Their seafood dishes are excellent as well. When we traveled to Cinque Terre Italy I couldn't help compare the pesto to Alessa's and no where could I... More 

Thank Esmeralda L
Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We've been to Cucina Alessa probably a dozen times, and I've never had a meal that was less than fantastic. The service is always great, and the food is just delicious. It's not cheap, but it's not over the top, and you get what you pay for. Both locations (Newport Beach and Huntington Beach) serve the same great food. The... More 

Thank Anne P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Was provided with good comments about this family-run Italian restaurant a few minutes from the hotel we were staying in. We were not disappointed. There was a friendly greeting upon arrival, but whom I can assume is the manager. He allowed us to select our table as it wasn't overly busy on a Monday evening. The server highlighted the house... More 

Thank SYMoo74
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

For people looking for authentic Italian this is the place to come...there really isn't anything here you can go wrong with when ordering. We love their seafood pescatore pasta, also their pink sauce with their homemade fettuccine is delicious...but what sets this place apart from every restaurant in AMERICA is their delicious rosemary bread and pesto sauce. We haven't taken... More 

Thank Sonja P
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I tried this place for the first time and absolutely loved it! The food was superb and we will definitely be back real soon in fact maybe this coming weekend again!! We ate on the patio and service was very good. Definitely recommend you try it.

Thank Victoria M
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

We recently enjoyed dining at Cucina Alessa. Dinner choices were wide and varied. our meal began with butternut squash ravioli (which the chef sent to us at the bar since our table reservation was delayed). We savored every bite of the fresh burrito stuffed with ricotta over arugula with sea salt and lemon, cioppino, short rib stuffed torteloni in porcini... More 

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Huntington Beach
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Cucina Alessa 's our go to place for great food, relaxing ambience and very pleasant hosts. It's a great place for dinner with family, birthday celebrations with friends or a fun night out. The Chicken Marsala is a great choice along with the squash ravioli.

Thank Bev I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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