Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach
Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach
  • Address:
    520 Main St
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    Neighborhood:
    Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cucinaalessahuntingtonbeach.com/
  • Phone: 7149692148x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

    Breakfast

    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Happy Hour Mon-Fri. 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let us create a special event for you, and take care of your every need when planning your Special Event. We Specialize in full service catering and have fabulous menu selections, Or we can customize a menu for your party! Our Beautiful Venue is a perfect setting for any event. Or let us bring Italy to the location of your choice.
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking for a place to host your special event? Look no further! Our private party room offers exceptional ambiance and along with our mouth-watering dishes, your guests will have an unforgettable experience. Call (714) 969-2148 or write us to hear more about our catering, our amazing menu items, and special packages for your next event. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Private Party Contact: Jon Larson 7149692148x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking only!
A word from Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach
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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Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (20)special occasion (20)romantic (19)fit for foodies (18)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (12)great for outdoor dining (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (6)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Disapointed
    averagediner
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    With all the great Italian restaurants in Huntington Beach this one is over rated. Its very pretentious with water putting on a fake italian accent. He dropped it when we didn't buy upgraded water or a bottle of expensive wine. I had the pasta my wife the raviola both took al dente to far. It was gummy and stuck together. It just wasn't cooked. The sauce was very good. I would have rated it higher if we didn't have Beau Gusto, Mange Mange or any number of great Italian restaurants in HB. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food.
    jw517VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a delicious meal Cucina Alessa and will definitely be coming back - their fresh made pasta is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!!!
    DelishVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything on their menu is superb. The service is great, the pastas are melt in your mouth deee-lish!! This place will be on your mind forever more after just one visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and Tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I went here as a recommendation from a friend and it was amazing! The food was fresh and tasty and my bride and I had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great service
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was incredible. I wish I knew my waiter's name. The background noise was somewhat loud and his voice was on the softer side. All the workers were great. They took notice to how much water we had left and noticed when we ran out of bread. The food came out hot as it should. Best part was that the waiter did not constantly ask "how is everything?" or "how is the food?" Most places tend to do it too often and it interrupts the meal. I did not have that issue here. The workers are professional and know how to please the customers. Despite being a younger customer, I was treated respectfully and did not deal with a condescending tone at all (unlike other places). I would not hesitate to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasant experience
    out4dinner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We go to Alessa HB each time we visit the area and have always enjoyed the atmosphere inside. The outside seating is equally nice with heaters when it gets chilly. The staff were very accommodating and service was very good. We never felt rushed through courses. The only thing we weren't really pleased about was that the food we had was not a subtle Italian style cuisine. For example the sauce on chicken marsala seemed heavy s/w starchy rather than light and flavorful & the sauce on a pasta dish had an overly smokey taste that overpowered the other ingredients. Just could have used a lighter touch with the preparation. We like Alessa, it is the best in HB for a nice dinner out..we'll certainly return there whenever we stay in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dinner
    Drew
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our appetizer and main courses were all very good. The service was great, both the waiter and the support staff. An all around pleasant anniversary dinner and we look forward to future dinners here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Mediocre Service/Loud
    Sturicchi
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a birthday party for 9 on a Saturday evening. The food was very good with the basil olive oil served with the bread being outstanding. The entrees were also very good. However, the noise level was so loud that you could barely hear the person next to you. The service was a bit slow and it took several requests to get a refill on our beverages.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was just here over the weekend for a last minute date night with the fiance. I like that they are open until 11 on the weekends and not right in the middle of all the nonsense downtown when I don't feel like dealing with it. I have been here a couple of times in the last year or so and it is always an enjoyable experience. The food is great as well as the servers, very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Huntington Beach Italian favorite
    steveDes
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We accidentally reserved a table at this location, be aware that they have a sister property of the same name just down PCH 1 in Newport Beach. This location is much larger than the sister property with a second seating area upstairs. Food is really terrific, our selections ran from chicken and pork, to short rib filled pasta, all were terrific. Nice wine list, focused almost exclusively to California and Italy, which is perfect for me. I think that this location is a little less noisy, so if you are trying to have a conversation, I think this one wins out, food is excellent at both. Josh took good care of us, I'm sure all the waiters are great, but Josh's energy makes it a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner after the Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Hop Skip and a Jump from Huntington Library Theater. The Food was Fantastic; the Ambiance and Service was tops! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Viva Cucina Alessa !
    betsypVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I recently attended a rehearsal dinner at Cucina Alessa and had to come back for more, this time Sunday lunch! Everything was delicious - the meatballs and the pollo parmesan were especially good but everything we tasted was mouth-watering! The servers are friendly and knowledgable - we had a wonderful time! We'll be back !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Noise
    TibiVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Delicious, fresh Italian. Go on the weekdays unless you can stand major noise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place has changed!!!!!
    MatthewBVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Wow! What a change and not for the better! We have been loyal customers since day one with the original owner and chef. We endured the abrupt change of ownership and chef's departure! Now the professional general manager has departed and we cannot continue to endure. This trip to Cucina Alessa revealed a clear departure from a commitment to quality. Our server, Josh was as usual professional but the food was terrible. It is clear the owners are cutting corners and using inferior products. Not sure what prompted the change but it is evident ownership has lost its way. The building is falling into disrepair and the use of inferior products has clearly affected the once stellar taste of the dishes served. We wont be back!!!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something for everyone
    run2eat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had a family reunion of 13 and everyone had a different dish. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their entree, as well as the numerous appetizers. From the fish to the freshly made pasta and the flavorful sauces, everything was done very well. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Hbcook
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Brought friends from out of town here and they loved it as much as we do. We go here often because the food is consistently great and we love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Much Enjoyed Dinner
    John66VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My daughter found that it was the highest rated restaurant in Huntington Beach on Trip Adviser. The high rating was well deserved. We had a very good dinner from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This was my 2nd time to this restaurant, first time to this location and just as good and consistant and the Newport Beach location. The service was stellar and the food was oh so delicious, My favorite thing was the bread and pesto dipping sauce. I could make a meal just on that. Very well done and we are already recommending this place to our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food, good service, cute little bistro in laguna beach.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!!
    yuknowhoo52
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great food and excellent service. The lobster ravioli was so delicious and I will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ltlt
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    It was fantastic, our waiter was Josh , I think that was his name .Awesome, very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    wwnw
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I made a reservation for a group of 9 ladies for an early evening dinner. I had warned the restaurant that we might be a little loud and suggested they might want to put us in a corner. When we arrived our corner table was ready, the staff was attentive and gracious, the food was outstanding (don't miss the zucca) and we had a wonderful evening. We even got to celebrate a 98th birthday with a lovely woman at a table close to ours. I highly recommend Cucina Alessa.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazingly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The butternut squash ravioli are so good! Had a delightful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Best calamari!
    HBVACA
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very noisy, but food made up for the unhappy child across from our table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a try
    jimfromhb
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food, the look, the staff all great. The only thing which wasn't that big of deal is the noise level is a bit high. But don't let that stop you from going unless your hearing is not that good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 41 reviews are from the Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach reviews archive.
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    wineloverVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Just a nicest restaurant in Huntington Beach neighborhood. Foods are great, delicious. Presentations are beautifully done. Service are casual but wonderful. Wait staff's attentive attitude was great and the knowledge of the menu was good and recommendation he suggested was YUM!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy place great food!
    DelishVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had been to their location in Newport before. I thought it would be the same but no. We were seated next to a family of I'd say 15. Loud. Food was fantastic and so was the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Home town favorite
    HBfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Located on Main Street a few blocks from the pier and near the downtown hotels. The restaurant has a welocoming staff and pleasant decor. The food is delightful. The pastas are house made as well as sauces. Beef and lamb dishes are delicious. The seafood is fresh and adds to many of the pasta dishes. A full cocktail and a superb wine list compliment your meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food find
    GEReview
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Went for dinner and had a window seat. Good place to people watch! Food was very good. I had the Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken which was excellent. The service was ok but could have been a little faster. It was a little on the noisy side but we happen to sit next to a very loud couple that wanted everyone to hear there life story! The kids were a lot quieter! This is not the best Italian food I have ever had but it is pretty good. I would recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great service and great food
    ptahmin
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Had the Italian BLT for lunch- an amazing sandwich!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Dinner
    Rusty
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Solid restaurant. Local gem. Food is always very good as is the service. just lightly off the beaten path of downtown HB, but well worth the extra couple minute walk. I have dined here numerous times and have yet to be anything but very happy with the experience. WOinderful specials, well prepared and efficient and professional service.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We visited this restaurant on Easter Sunday for brunch. Menu was good but not very many options to choose from. Our reservation was at Noon so we only got the little brunch menu where the guests at 12:30 PM got the lunch menu...Kinda makes no sense really.... Anyways. We ordered 4 different dishes (Gnocchi w/4 cheese sauce and the Angus Steak & Eggs were two) with wine and Prosecco and all was very good. The Tiramisu for dessert was the highlight - one of the best I have ever had. Cleansed that down with a Grappa and we were all happy. Since we want to try dinner, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food and service here was great to our party of 12. Everyone in our fam enjoyed the food. The only thing we didn't enjoy was how loud other tables were. We literally had to text each other cause we couldn't hear each other from one end of the table to the other.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    JimDVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere were great. Would definitely return when I am in town.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the bread dipping sause
    Geeman
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I loved the bread dipping pesto. The waiter unfortunately did not know the recipe and said it was a secret, anyway
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    PamelatjVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    ........a beautiful breeze compliments any plate here, and the wine and waiter made the meal. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food!
    luvgudfud
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Based on previous reviews, I decided to have my party of 9 dine here for the first time. Boy was it a treasure! The Best Service, The Best Food! When I'm in the area again, I will definitely come back! Only "complaint" was that it was a bit noisy for the older in our crowd. But other than that, it was great!! We ate everything from cioppino to lasagna, to short ribs, and everything was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    yumgirl
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The restaurant is small and inviting. The food is good with a large menu. Good service with difficult parking.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • must eat here
    hibiscassVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Husband and I were in town for a couple of days and hadnt ever been to Huntington. While driving in we saw this place and thought we'd give it a try. Brooke was our server and she was nothing short of incredible.Great timing on the different courses we had...not rushed at all. Great recommendations and really just great service which we find more and more is hard to find. The food was amazing!!! The place clean and charming. An all around GREAT find.... only wish we had another night to eat here again! Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice find
    suzmcd
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Wasn't sure where to go in a neighborhood that I'm not too familiar with, and found this place on Open Table. Really nice place and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.