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Mare Culinary Lounge
Ranked #89 of 173 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cleo St
Description: Upscale Modern Decor Italian from the Alessa and Cucina Alessa Chef Alesandro
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Had the extreme pleasure of dining here a weeks ago. Service, food, atmosphere could not have been better! I think we met the entire staff, including the owner, who each stopped by our table to chat, ask if everything was ok. Some of the best Italian food we have ever tasted and we are "Italy travelers". Don't miss their Olive Fritte, fontina-stuffed olive appetizer and homemade limoncello-infused pasta with lobster. They surprised us with a complimentary dessert. (See photos.) We'll definitely return!

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Thank candace k
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Had lunch today with a group that eats in town on Tuesdays. This place was a surprise... below the Holiday Inn, it is a find. We had great pizza ($10-12), pasta was fine and fish was large and tender. Staff was very competent and friendly. Decor was certainly sharp. Very nice for all of us.

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Thank JohnCKeith
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Fun , eclectic decor, wonderful menu. Dont let the location below The Holiday Inn deter you. Food is very good.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had a lovely meal- had seen the calamari earlier and we weren't disappointed- it was huge! The mignon steak was tender but small, sirloin steak lovely. It was a lovely meal & good service, nice atmosphere, good wine. A fair price for the meal we ate.

Thank cejob
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

What a nice surprise to find a new place with great food and a great vibe on the bottom floor of a Holiday Inn. I had read many complimentary posts on this new restaurant in Laguna.The menu is very creative and has something for everyone. Everyone in or party of five enjoyed their entree as well as the appetizers that were shared. Staff were very attentive and friendly. The place really comes to life at night when the lights come on, and the video in the bar starts. The video definitely adds a nice touch. It stayed busy and turned over the entire two hours we were there.

I'd highly recommend checking it out. Don't miss the Lavander Ginger Martini!

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Thank bchgrrrl
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