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“Great multicourse dinner”

Alessa by Chef Pirozzi
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Ranked #23 of 168 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great multicourse dinner”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We had a great multicourse dinner and enjoyed the sea bass, risotto, and chicken Marsala. Great wine.

  • Visited September 2012
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florida
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

went here tonight, got there around 6:30 & grabbed the last outside table..i think there are 8..they don't take reservations & I was told if you don't get there by 6 or so you won't get outside so we were lucky. I had Grigliata Di Pesce..salmon, diver scallop & a prawn marinated in garlic & Meyer Lemon w/parsley also linguine w/homemade almond pesto...outstanding!! husband had Ravioli D'Aragosta chunks of lobster, fennel, sherry reduction w/vodka cream sauce..mouth watering. service, food, drinks...5 stars & location can't be beat!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
“Wonderful Italian”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

You simply can't miss the Butternut Squash Ravioli with brown butter and toasted sage! It is blissful.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, CA
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very good Italian Restaurant in Downtown Laguna Beach”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Alessa is a noisy, crowded place at dinnertime, but with an exciting vibe. The food was very good and the service was excellent. They had so many appetizers that appealed to us, we did not know what to choose until we noticed that they have a special plate for a mixture of three appetizers of your choice (or six); that helped settle thigns for us, and the appetizer items - all heavy on cheese - were delicious. Their bread is yummy and is served with a delicious dipping sauce. Our pasta dishes werer very tasty. We will definitely go back next time we visit Laguna Beach.

  • Visited August 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful, yummy Italian restaurant”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We found this place in the heart of Laguna Beach on a side street. The restaurant menu looked good and it was busy, so we decided to give it a try.
Now it is one of our favorite Italian restaurants!
The wait was shorter than expected. The place is decorated great. It is a busy, fun atmosphere. We had a great table in the front. Great for people watching as well
The food was excellent!!
We started with the Bruschetta Al Pomodoro. Excellent!
The other entrees we thought were great were the special scallop dish of the night, the Margherita pizza and my favorite the Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp. One of the best fettuccine dishes I have ever eaten.
The service was excellent. Our waiter was great and so friendly.
Will go again and again.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Margaret M
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