Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach
Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach

Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cucinaalessahuntingtonbeach.com/
  • Phone: (714) 969-2148
  • 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
46 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (18)romantic (17)notable wine list (16)great for outdoor dining (11)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great neighborhood spot with tasty menu
    Birthday
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were treated royally Saturday night. Victor payed close attention and was very sweet. The burrata appetizer was amazing! Also had my two usuals - calamari and bruchetta. Always good. Only complaint is the noise level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Love Cucina Alessa in Huntington Beach!
    ptahmin
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My wife and I eat here at least 6 times per year, their food is fabulous with inspired specials, amazing starters, a great wine list and equally important the best waiters and waitresses in Southern California. We have had date night evenings, family dinners and every year our annual company Christmas lunch at Cucina Alessa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful...
    lrrythccmbr
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We found this place on tripadvisor. It is such a gem! The food and service was amazing, I would recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and I hadn't gone out on a date in forever, so we decided to get dinner between running kids around at Cucina Alessa. I was in the mood for their Zucca, which is so good! Not only did I get my favorite dish we had wonderful service from Sal. He recommended the cheese plate and my husband's pasta dish. It was all delicious and Sal was so attentive, but not annoying. Our only complaint is we ate too much.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal at Alessa
    ptahmin
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Ask for Josh, great waiter. Great food and always a good time. We eat there once every 3 months or so and never have had a bad meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Marines
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The menu is fantastic, great location and the service is just stellar. Def, would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome dining experience!
    BobTNFLVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Every aspect of Cucina Alessa exceeded my expectations. The service provided by Omar and Michelle was great. Their menu guidance was spot on! Don't miss it!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a date
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Came here on a sunday night with the gf after a long week. Checked restaurants in Huntington beach and stumbled across this place. Italian and some wine sounded good so we made a reservation for around 7. We ended up arriving a little early but it wasn't very packed so the reservation we made wasn't too critical although I'm sure this place gets busy other nights of the week. Ambiance was great, Food was wonderful, rich but that's what happens when you order a cream sauce. We got a cozy little booth in the back to ourselves and had a great time. Spent a couple hours here and walked the pier afterwards. Their Olive oil basil dip stuff that came with the bread was delicious. Great time, great ambiance, perfect for a date, I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KevinVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was our second time back at this location. We were not as impressed, as the first time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ambiance is old school but nice
    Chibbs
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The pasta is what i go for! Always great service. The Cesar Salad is great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our friends told us to ask for Josh! He was the best. He was attentive, entertaining and knowledgeable! Enjoyed all his recommendations. We didn't even look at the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    Jeanne
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I had the seafood frutti de mari - it was outstanding! I would recommend this restaurant to all who love Italian food. The meat and cheese platter and the burricotta were awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach reviews archive.
  • 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
  • Terrible Service
    Bean
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went to Cucina Alessa after seeing a matinee on a Saturday afternoon. Even though we were the only patrons in the establishment, the service was painfully slow. Also note, parking is difficult, particularly in the middle of summer. The food however was delicious. The risotto was particularly amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    StltwngirlVIP
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
    HbcookVIP
    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
  • 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