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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

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234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-497-8222
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Palm Desert, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hands down, one of the best Italian restaurants in laguna beach! The food is delicious and fresh, but what's more awesome is the service they provide. Our waiter and food runner were amazing, kind, and always attentive to our needs. We came here in the past, but this time we went for our anniversary all the way from Palm Springs... More 

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toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overbooked, so we were cramped in the middle, server had no time for anything, soup was cold and when asked for a spoon for the soup, you would think this was a must, the server brought a teaspoon. The plates were dumped on the table, and when asked the servers paid no attention. The manager set the tone with his... More 

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αθηνα
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the time that you get upset with the bad service. The waiter just did not care, asked "this is only your order?", brought the drinks one by one, many delays, etc. Only the bill came fast.... The food though was excellent! You d better go to Nick's...

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Laguna Beach, California
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377 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in to celebrate a birthday. Everything ordered was ample in size and cooked as if from momma Pirozzi's kitchen. We ordered the brussel sprouts which were very tasty, I ordered the meat balls and spaghetti. Others at the table ordered a lamb with homemade flat noodles and eggplant parmigiana. There was plenty left to take out. Service was friendly... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good restaurant, food was great and they were willing to work with my food allergies. Always a plus for me.

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southwest usa
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Looked for a place that was romantic cozy and had a menu and staff that can accommodate my wife's food allergies.. shell fish, gluten and garlic! These folks can and did do it well. Food fabulous as was wait staff and chef. Thanks

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Thank dfz-cc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here on my own for a last minute lunch. I am from out of state and love local area neighborhood restaurants. This place absolutely had that feel with an amazing service staff and off the charts homemade pastas. A true homer in here!

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Thank Glenn B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Just what it says. Came with my family for dinner and we were rewarded with great food, very friendly staff and a great experience. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

What a little piece of Italy in Laguna Beach. Authentic Italian meal. Everything was delicious, wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend- YUM!

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Macon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great service. Food was prepared just perfect. We had pizza and cakebread wine. The server (Alissa) was so kind and attentive. Price was good and restraunt was clean and very pretty inside.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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: +1 949-497-8222

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