Alessa by Chef Pirozzi
Meatball only does not include burrata
Healthy Salmon Pasta
Alessandro made local lemon infused taglierini pasta, tossed with fresh salmon, shallots, fresh garlic, Pinot Grigio white wine sauce, tomato bruschetta peppery baby arugula
Maine lobster and roasted fennel filled ravioli, sherry tomato vodka pink sauce with fresh lobster meat
Have been here four times - food has been above average to great each time. Service was disappointingly poor - to the point I will not return. Amazing that waiters can at times seem like we are inconveniencing them. Sat over 90 minutes - not once 1) received a refill on waters - two of the four in the party had no water for an hour, 2) asked how food was, 3) asked if we want dessert 4) clear dinner plates - were left in place well over 30 minutes. It was almost a game for us to see if we ultimately had to ask - just ended up asking for our check. Will not return - too many other options of good food that is married with five star customer service.
Wonderful food, atmosphere with outside dining, and as usual great service
Always outstanding, one of my favorite restaurants in Laguna Beach.
Excellent food and service, despite the makeshift outdoor seating, still an amazing place to eat dinner!
Wonderful food! The salmon & octopus appetizer was delicious!
We went to Alessa based on previous reviews for great food. We ordered one pizza and two salads. Unfortunately, both were disappointing. The pizza did not appear "wood fired" or hand made at all. In fact, it looked more like a frozen pizza. Normally when you order a wood fired pizza, it comes to the table very hot, with a crispy crust, black marks from the fire. The pizza that came to our table was very bland, dough was half baked and had no signs of being in a hot oven at all.
The salads were equally disappointing. My Caesar salad was swimming in dressing, so much so that the lettuce was wilted and sitting flat on my plate. It either had way too much dressing or had been prepared at least 20 minutes before it actually made it to the table. Either way, it didn't taste very good. Overall, disappointing experience given the fact that the restaurant was highly recommended.
Love the new outdoor patio in the street. Something good finally came from covid!!
They do a very good job. Shared a pizza and salad and both better than expected.
Had the best Insalata di mare ever. Delicate flavors of octopus, calamari and shrimp over a bed of greens. Chile oil added a nice flavor.
It was a great restaurant and had good food - chicken parm didn’t have much seasoning in it.(garlic) but overall the food was good. Just didn’t think was the best Italian food I’ve had not the worst either. Service was good but a little slow. Overall 4/5.
The food was delicious, the service was slow (I’m sure impacted by Covid - all good). The man that delivered bread took a bread basket back from my seven year old daughter and gave it to another table, which was very strange. He told her “that’s not for you!”. Granted, he set it down on the rail next to us and she just picked it up. It didn’t seem “pandemic safe” and sort of rude.
We’ve been to Italy, and the marina was lackluster, ravioli- too much spinach, lasagna no taste.
Great find! Last minute reservation while vacationing in Laguna with my family. We all enjoyed everything we ate. Staff was very accomadating and friendly.
Great food and good wine. Dinner was yummy and the waiter suggested some good wines that we enjoyed. The pizza was thin and crunchy and delicious. We were seated in the patio and the social distancing was followed. I gave 4 stars bc once we were seated they took our temperatures which I thought was very strange, not strange bc they took the temperatures, but strange in that they did it once we were in the restaurant and were all seated. What if we didn’t know each other well and one of us had a fever? Would they have kicked that person out? That could be very awkward. Or what about a first date??? Other than that, it was all very good.
The black ink linguine was very salty but the clams and shrimps were delicious.
Disappointing. Octopus Carpaccio appetizer was good. Pizza was doughy. We were really looking forward to some good pasta. My Ink Linguini was simply the worst I have ever had. My wife's salmon pasta was really pasta with small bits of salmon. Our Italian son in law was noticeably quiet about his meal. Desserts went further down hill. My wife's birthday cake almost required a knife to cut through. My spumoni ice cream was flat and slightly freezer burned. And, our waiter who made several mistakes, made excuses and blamed others and not once took responsibility nor corrected his errors. Once will be more than enough for us.
The service was sporadic, but understand with outdoor dining. The flavor of the food excellent but chicken a wee bit tough. Dessert very delicious.
Just not a good experience.....
- Service was terrible, had to get up and ask hostess for drink refills, had to ask the server three times for a glass of ice and my starter salad showed up several minutes after my main course had been served.
- We ordered the calamari and it showed up cold and soggy ... we ate part of it because we were so hungry, but it was the worst calamari we have ever had.
- Main courses were ok, not great, but ok.
All in all, it was not a good dining experience. We like the new outdoor seating....one o the best things Laguna Beach has done, closing Forest and adding the outdoor seating for these restaurants, but at the end of the day, the restaurant needs to put out good food and provide good service.
Hate writing a poor review, but is warranted.
Our favorite place in LB
From the salads to the pasta to the carpaccio...we love the entire menu at Alessa! We visit Laguna often and we always plan a visit to Alessa.
Exceptional food, wine, ambiance and staff. Old school italian! Don’t miss it!!!
Delicious handmade pastas! Great meatballs too! Always a favorite.
The food was delicious, the best Italian food! Outdoor patio dining was set up great with live music. Excellent service.
So enjoyed our dinner in the outdoors. The service was excellent, the food scrumptious and the guitar player a nice added touch.
Meal, service and ambience was suoerb@
I went to Pirozzi the previous week and the food and service was so great, I wanted to try Alessa as it is by the same chef I thought. The service was absolutely awful. I ordered the same pasta I had at Pirozzi and it was completely different.
Eating at Alessa was fun because it was interesting to see the traffic-free zone in Laguna Beach. We hope they make it permanent. We had pizza which was good but we found the tomato sauce a little to acidic.
Everything was wonderful!
Awesome food and location.
Best Italian Food in OC!!!! Having been to Florence and Cinque Terre (yea, I’m one of those that compares everything to Italy) this is in my top 3 Italian restaurants in CA.
Dirty and the pizza was not Italian and full of oil
Always a favorite and social distancing was comfortable.
Amazing, authentic, fresh. Alessa is a must-try if you are in the Laguna Beach area. The outdoor seating is also very safe and there was ample social distancing.
We celebrated a 15th birthday and everything was absolutely amazing! Definitely coming again 😁
We came in to celebrate a birthday. When they brought us to the table the seat cushion was drenched from the previous diner. The hostess removed it and told me she would be back with another and never returned. The server Jesus was barely around. We asked twice for more bread and he never brought it to us. He never even presented us with a dessert menu and as I mentioned before we were celebrating a birthday. I don’t know if you normally do things for birthdays and I wasn’t expecting anything for free but to be offered dessert would’ve been nice. The food was delicious and the street was gorgeous but the service made the evening disappointing.
Loved the outdoor area for eating on forest!! Food good service just ok.
The service was below one star. We had to find the server & request every little thing we wanted. Salt/pepper, celery& olives in Bloody Mary. Sauce , cheese, peppers for vey dry eggplant parm. No drsg on salads. Food dry & unflattering.
First & last time there. It was not inexpensive... we should have been payed for sitting there.
Good food great staff especially host
Great as always!
First time out to dinner since COVID-19. Unfortunately not everyone on the Promenade had masks on. Alessa took everyone’s temperature before seating them. Dinner was exceptional as usual and Moreno took great care in making our experience safe and sane!
OpenTable ダイナー673名によるAlessa by Chef Pirozziの評価は4.3☆です。