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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi, Laguna Beach, CA

Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

4.6
4.6
1482 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bustling pizzeria just steps from the beach that serves thin-crust pies & pasta amid a rustic dining room.
NOTE: This is not affiliated with Cucina Alessa in Newport Beach or Huntington Beach.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (949) 497-8222
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Alessandro Pirozzi
  • Catering
    We have many years of experience catering a wide variety of events (weddings, birthdays, holidays, celebrations of life, corporate gatherings, etc.) Let us know how we can make your day special by emailing us at info@aplittleitaly.com.
  • Area
    Laguna Beach
  • Cross Street
    Forest Ave.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

What 1,482 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,482 Reviews
  1. VincentT

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place. Chef made me a REAL Veal Parm that was to die for. Service was tip Top and perfect.

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  2. Ditto

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been eating at Alessa for years. I understand this is summer, however, the poor level of service that I received was disappointing. After being seated for over 20 mins, our drinks was finally taken. At this time, we ordered drinks, apps and our food. Took too long to receive our drinks, water was never refilled and apps came out after main courses. Salad was warm and came over main meal. Just disappointed for a standard go to when in Laguna Beach.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Seating is a little tight.

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  4. LRed

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but the service was poor. We love the staff at Solarno’s, and feel like family when we go to the restaurant. But the atmosphere and courtesy at this restaurant was lacking. Our waiter was grumpy and rude and service was very slow. The food was good but our overall impression of the restaurant was not good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attentive courteous and efficient waitstaff, ample serving size, Marsala sauce above average, chicken breasts tender, Penne pasta cooked correctly in heavily salted water perfect al dente' texture a preference of most Italians, and the non-sweet sticky tomato sauce very tasty. Otherwise a very encouraging first visit, the next to sample the more difficult to prepare Italian dishes.

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  6. MWhit

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been a while since I last visited but the food was just as I remembered … fantastic! Our meals and dessert were tasty and the ambience was comfortable and warm! However, service fell way short!!! We requested extra pesto/olive oil 4x and never received it! I requested a spoon 2x and finally got it myself instead of asking a 3rd time! And no, the restaurant was not full, our waiter was not new, and there were no big parties! I’m not sure what the service issue was! 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  7. Locals

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My waiter selected my wine and my appetizer and main dish. I was so glad he did, it was superb!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant Laguna Beach food and drink’s

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  9. Pete

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed sitting outside on the patio, they closed Forest Ave to cars and all the restaurants have built outdoor dinning areas. They have heaters so it was pleasant. Great service , our server knew the wine list and menu. She helped us pick a reasonable priced Italian red which was perfect with our meatball appetizer and entrees we selected. We had eggplant parm which came with a side Caesar salad, and the Green Pasta. Highly recommend that new dish it's a homemade spinach fettuccini with an enhanced Alfredo sauce (pancetta , mushrooms and shallots). Great dinner.

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  10. TriciaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     if you’re looking for an experience close to eating in a beautiful restaurant in Italy..this is it ! Fresh home made pasta ! Amazing !!!

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You can order delivery directly from Alessa by Chef Pirozzi using the Order Online button. Alessa by Chef Pirozzi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 497-8222.

Alessa by Chef Pirozzi is rated 4.6 stars by 1482 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

234 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Forest Ave.
  • Area
    Laguna Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00–22:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alessandro Pirozzi
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (949) 497-8222
  • Catering
    We have many years of experience catering a wide variety of events (weddings, birthdays, holidays, celebrations of life, corporate gatherings, etc.) Let us know how we can make your day special by emailing us at info@aplittleitaly.com.
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