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“Good value for the area”

Alessa by Chef Pirozzi
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Ranked #21 of 175 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 31, 2009

We make it a point to eat at Pomodoro every year when we vacation in the Laguna Beach area. Although we've always had to wait for a table for anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes (peak season - late July), we just plan on taking in some of the *nearby shops while waiting since they provide pagers that, we were told, can be taken a short distance.
We have found the Italian food at Pomodoro to be interesting, fresh and VERY reasonable for the area with most main courses clocking in at around $10.

*While you wait for a table, go across the street and peruse "The Candy Baron's" selection of taffy flavors and old fashioned candies you forgot ever existed!

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Reviewed March 10, 2009

Right off the coast highway in downtown LaGuna Beach you could spend 50% more on Italian food if you wanted. But why? This place is excellent with reasonably priced wines and good service. The food was excellent and the only minor complaint I would have is that there was not enough spinich dishes. On summer weekends you may have to wait during dinner hours.

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Reviewed November 14, 2008

We ate here on our way down the coast. Service, great...wine, very good...it is hard to say what wasn't up to par here, the food was either over cooked or vegies undercooked, .I would give it another try, but not until I have checked out other restaurants in the area.

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Reviewed February 12, 2008

nice Italian restaurant. Good appetizers and not real "OC-prizes" ;-)

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Reviewed February 9, 2008

Very nice little Italian restaurant. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. It's very cheap.

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