Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach

4.7
675 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Benvenuti da Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach, Ristorante Italiano. Feast your eyes upon our exquisite homemade creations and treat yourself to a truly authentic and delectable Italian entrees. From our famous "salsa verde" to our homemade lasagnas, fresh fish, and famous tiramisu, we will transport you to the heart of Italian hospitality and ensure you an experience only possible a Cucina Alessa!
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food just OK...use to be better

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vipGregC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local gem recommended to us. Super excited to go back again when we are in town.

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Karen
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will return! Great food and wonderful service.

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vipJohn
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a verygood meal here. If you go on Tuesday nights, they have half off bottles of wine.

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MsGirley
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute booking for Valentine's Day so didn't know what to expect. Everything was awesome. Our waitress was super friendly and the entire staff had it altogether for such a busy night. I had the chicken marsala, my husband had the seabass and kids ravioletti. ❤️ It was all fantastic! We ended the evening with wine and tiramisu. I highly recommend this place. Will definitely go again. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, reasonably priced for the quality. Great service as well. Will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Postmates delivery

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TamaraM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina Alessa is my husband's and my go-to for special occasions or just to treat ourselves for a romantic night out. The food is phenomenal, servers always more than accommodating, and the ambience is lovely. We also love that they offer many good wines at affordable prices.

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vipelmo
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and friendly staff

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vipLarryR
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner - we had a lovely time at Alessa Cucina and will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Great pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I was disappointed in my dining experience here. Upon being seated, my friend and I were told that due to “demand” they were limiting the tables to an hour and a half. Note, there were several vacant tables upon arriving and vacant tables as we dined. It was a rushed experience. When my friend took her last bite, the waiter immediately came to ask if she was done. I’d understand the time limit if the place was packed, but it wasn’t. Also, I asked if I had time to eat dessert to give a hint that we felt like we were on the clock. I was disappointed. I also didn’t see the tables next to us get the level of attention we did. I don’t get it. Even at the busiest restaurants I’ve been to, this wasn’t a pleasant experience. I’d give the food a 6. I’m not sure if it was my experience that made me not enjoy my food to be honest.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic. Food was delicious. Will come back.

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VinceA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

My wife's and my fav italian restaurant! The service and food are always spot on!

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JimE
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic food and personnel at Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach. They helped us with choices for the kids and we had excellent meals. Looking forward to next time saving room for dessert.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

6:30 p.m. Dinner on a Saturday for four. Got seated right away and ordered a bottle of wine. Ordered our four meals at about 7:00 p.m. The food hadn't delivered by 8:15 p.m., even after we complained to the hostess and a waiter. Our waiter apologized and said it was due to the kitchen. The restaurant didn't appear to be very busy. At 8:20 p.m. my angel hair with meatballs delivered hot and was very good. The pizza was cold and did not taste good...it was sent back to the kitchen. Two seafood dishes arrived 5 minutes later...one cold and one warm. The restaurant gave us two free desserts, but we won't be going back for a long time...when our memories forget what happened.

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vipNittany
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Social distancing of tables of was not followed and we felt very uncomfortable dining last Saturday night. Twice we pointed out to a server and a manager the problem. They finally relocated a table near us but overall things appeared much tighter than they should have been.

As usual the food was very good. Our server was not attentive and took away from the good meal.

I realize the restaurants are hurting but everyone's safety should be factored in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The BEST Italian food you can find. Always tastes great, you can see the quality in the food. There is no where else to go for Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food

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JudiF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service staff most excellent. The food was mediocre, nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Italian place! Food, service and ambiance were perfect!

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PaulM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice time with good food

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the HB location. Josh our server could not have been better. He had great suggestions and the food came out hot and spaced well between courses. Wine suggestion was fantastic. Looking forward to riding bikes down very soon again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, more food than we could eat; leftovers for lunch. Meatballs are tremendous!

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jayS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat and relax. the food was very good and the service excellent

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MomoV
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a very pleasant experience. Our server remembered us from our last visit which was over 7 months ago. Very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service is great, food could be slightly improved. I loved the burrata at the beginning of the meal and the bread was amazing. The pastas that we ordered were bland, unfortunately. Portion size was great but flavor-wise was lacking in salt. Would give this place a try again, maybe they forgot to salt the water.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really liked that we had a good distance between tables. It used to be so loud & the acoustics made it difficult to hear. Happy that it was an enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Ambiance very poor, service poor and food overpriced for the quality.

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vipBaroloBill
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just a great place to have dinner on a balmy evening in Huntington Beach. Sidewalk table was perfect just a couple of blocks above the Main Street Zany Zone. Service and friendliness was unparalled, food terrific as always. Neighborhood gem for sure.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night! Love the venue and the outside seating under a full moon made it the perfect night!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Enjoyed our evening sitting in the outside patio.

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vipAlan
Central Coast
46 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a local favorite of ours! Professional staff and great food!

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DavidP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our 30th anniversary. Our server Josh was absolutely amazing. Best server we’ve had in years anywhere! Food was incredible!

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vipJohn
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the Lobster Ravioli and the Chicken Saltimbocca--both flavorful. Would probably substitute pasta for the potatoes that came with the chicken because I think pasta would be a better fit. Had a Cesar salad beforehand --nice and crisp but the dressing had little taste (probably should have asked for more on the side).

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Cl87
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. It was a very special evening and couldn’t have been more pleased.

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apelian
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We always like Cucina Alessa. We are frequent guests of theirs, as their food is tasty and pretty authentic. The salad we got this time was exceptional:
We ordered the HEIRLOOM BURRATA to split before the main meal. It consists of
Heirloom tomatoes carpaccio, arugula, Castelvetrano olives, fresh Burrata.
The thin-ness of the tomato slices was amazing...you would have to have a terribly sharp knife and no fingers, to be able to do this at home. It was a conversation piece.

I did not give five stars to the service or the atmosphere, because, due to the COVID and the abrupt opening of restaurants, they looked poorly staffed and the kitchen felt like they were waaaay behind. We had to wait quite a bit for each plate to be served...we actually ran out of conversation (LOL) between us, while waiting. We felt it was not any one person's fault, just the whole COVID phenomenon of help having been laid off, then not wanting to get back to work because they are collecting unemployment, and not enought help to restart the desperately flailing restaurant industry. We can sympathize with that because our businesses are failing as well...we are all in the same boat, so might as well enjoy what's left of life.

I recommend this restaurant. Just go with a lot of time, and patience, on your hands.

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vipAlan
Central Coast
46 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants!

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FAQs

Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 675 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.