234 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-8222
Cross Streets: Main Street
Parking:  Self
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Alessandro Pirozzi, Proprietor of Cucina Alessa, grew up in Italy as the only boy in a family of four children. His grandmother took him into the kitchen to teach him how to cook, and his love for food and preparing delicious meals grew from there. Following in a long line of family restaurateurs, Alessandro has been in the restaurant industry for the last 22 years.

Lucky for Laguna Beach Italian food fanatics, Alessandro opened his third of three OC eateries (the first opened in Newport Beach last year) this past spring. The restaurant in Huntington Beach quickly become a local favorite.

Cucina Alessa is a real family affair with a large part of the menu items coming straight from Alessandro's mother and grandmother's family recipes and more items being added all the time. Alessandro's cousin Angelo, with whom he went through culinary school and has worked with off and on over the last 22 years, has joined him in operating the restaurant.

The Critics say…“Cucina ALESSÁ stands out in the Italian crowd- Rated 4 stars"

“By Far the Best Italian restaurant in Newport Beach”

“Food and hospitality make the humble Newport Beach trattoria a hot spot.”

Truly a trip to Italy without a passport!
Need to know details about this restaurant
Dress Code
Business Casual
Meals Served
Dessert, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant Style
Casual Dining
Catering, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout

Good to know details about this restaurant
Beer, Hand Crafted Beers
Ambiance & Style
Authentic, Outdoor Seating, Romantic
Payment Methods
American Express, Cash, Discover, Visa
Price Range
$$$ ($16-$25)