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Cucina Alessa

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6700 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-1824
+1 949-645-2148
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for a meeting and made my reservation on Open Table. I'm sure you can call them direct but I'm a creature of habit. I greeted by a warm and cheerful voice that pulled up my reservation in no time. Upon sitting down, our waiter Bryan came by and asked if I wanted something to drink. I was... More 

Thank Sheree G
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a local Cucina Alessa is a special place. We were warmly greeted by Jose and sat at a comfortable table. We ordered meatballs and fried butternut squash ravs for apps. Both delicious. Next came a large caesar with plenty of anchovy-infused flavor. We then ordered the Lobster ravs and the Chicken Saltimbocca. Both were luscious. We ended with... More 

Thank daroldmark
Redondo Beach
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was our second time at this restaurant, first time for lunch and now for dinner and they did not disappoint. We came for lunch on Christmas Day and it was very quiet and pleasant. We had their famous Meatballs and smoked Mozzarella for appetizers which were superb and for lunch their Osso Buco, Butternut Squash Ravioli and Pasta with... More 

Thank PoopiRedondoBeach
Newport Beach, California
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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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123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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 26 July 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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 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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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 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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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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: +1 949-645-2148

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