Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach
Grilled salmon filet on a bed of organic baby mixed greens tossed in a citrus vinaigrette and topped with asparagus and roma tomatoes.
Homemade pasta, fresh garlic, parsley, large sautéed prawns, calabrian chili flakes in white wine meyer lemon cream sauce.
Although I think he meant well and was attentive, our unmasked, loud-talking waiter only put on a mask when asked to, and then never had it over his nose. His "in your face" proximity and the over crowded upper level conditions made for a very uncomfortable experience. Not at all like dining at that location in other times. I was embarrassed to have brought friends to what was NOT a pleasant experience. Too bad as the food was very good.
Great food, great service great prices. We will be back.
The food and dessert is unbeatable. It’s so hard to find freshly made pasta and it’s delicious here. The waiters and waitresses are always so friendly too.
Based on the food, I would highly recommend. However, the service, which started out fine, ended up being horrible. We were seated right away and they brought us water and bread quickly. Our server came shortly after and got our drinks and brought them out. At that time he took our order. The food came out in a reasonable time, especially with the amount of people that were there. And that’s where the good service stopped. We were never offered drink refills, our waiter never came back to check on us, we were completely ignored, and we waited for 45 minutes to get boxes and our check. We finally had gotten the attention of a different server to get us boxes and tell our server to bring our check. We were there for an hour and 45 minutes, and most of that time was waiting to pay. It was also very loud in there. I was extremely disappointed with the service, but the food was great! I highly recommend the butternut squash ravioli.
Sauce too spicy.
We had a wonderful experience at Cucina Alessa! Our waiter was so knowledgeable, and he gave great recommendations for food and wine. All of our pasta dishes were presented beautifully, and they tasted phenomenal. I had the Tortelli Di Carne (w/short rib), and it was one of most delicious pasta dishes I have ever had. I cannot wait to go back try their other pasta dishes because I know they will be amazing. We also had the tiramisu, and it was a wonderful way to end our meal. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.
We went for my husband's birthday and everything was a 10/10 from the food to the server. Cannot wait to go back soon.
One of our favorite restaurants!
Food is fantastic, service great and pricing very fair given the quality (and quantity) of what you get. Tried their pizza for the first time on our last visit and it was excellent.
Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach is a must try!
Great food at a good price!
Our service was very good as well.
Unfortunately there was an extremely loud guest halfway across the restaurant. Not sure what they could have done about it. But it was very disruptive.
Service was terrible. Took 20 minutes to get our cocktails, rather weak in quality. Our blah caesar salad came before our drinks. My sea bass was very small, about 2" X 2", for $45 I expected more quality. Ordered Chiopino (?) , it came without bread, asked for bread twice, on the third time 1/2hour later we got it from another waiter. After dinner the waiter brought our bill, never asking if we wanted desert. New Year's Eve, great company, not so good restaurant. To their credit, I've eaten here now and then over the years and haven't been disappointed. Probably will not go again.
New Year Party.
We love Cucina Alessa! Sal is THE best. Great food, great ambiance, great service.
Excellent food, excellent service! I don’t go out for Italian food often because I’m not too impressed by most place. Alessa’s will be my go to spot when I’m craving Italian!
We love this place!
The food, staff and service are always great!
They have a great wine list and the staff are quite knowledgeable and helpful.
Having been coming here for over 10 years!
Highly recommend it!
Excellent menus with lot of choices. Always good to come here for meal not far from home.
Food was excellent but most of the staff was unmasked. Not cool
The meatballs are great! Gnocchi is always a good choice and so is the Fuscilli Napoli...I add broccoli to it and it's yummy
Michelle is outstanding, the food is superbly delicious and the ambiance is warm and comfortable. The management and ownership should be very proud of this operation as it is a consistent representation of excellence in culinary expertise.
Victor was great! Awesome recommendations and super friendly
Best Italian food in the area. Great service and very good wine selection.
Very nice place to eat. The wait staff does not pay much attention to the customers. We had to ask for more tea, parm cheese on the pasta
A very pleasant experience
We live close-by and enjoy dropping in. It's not just another little pasta house. The pasta dishes are imaginative and the pasta itself perfectly al dente. But wait! There's more: excellent secondis, and tasty appetizers. All are very well prepared. Plus, there's a nice little bar downstairs and a bigger, more socially oriented one up.
Like its affiliate on PCH in Newport, Cucina Alessa is friendly and a gathering spot for locals.
Josh was our server and he was a delight! The parpardelle is so good and I love the ambiance of this place.
Cucina Alessa has never disappointed me and this visit on a Monday evening before Thanksgiving was not different. My dinner companion and I were seated quickly and the wait staff was quick to serve water, bread, and check on other drinks. We enjoyed the appetizer of clams steamed in a lively tomato sauce. The portion was good for two. My companion ordered their arrabiata pizza which he said was very good. It looked delicious with generous toppings. I enjoyed the linguini with seafood in their light red sauce. The portion was ample and the seafood was very generous and fresh: scallops, calamari, shrimp, clams and mussels. The wine list has a good variety with broad price points. There was a very large party near us celebrating a birthday and so the noise level was lively. We still were able to carry on our conversation comfortably.
Food great as usual. Service a little slow.
Way too loud for dining. We couldn't hear ourselves talk. A half hour after we arrived, we still didn't have utensils, bread or drinks. Our server was good - once he got around to us. The food was nothing to rave about. Didn't acknowledge the birthday as I had asked. If you want a quiet, relaxing dinner, this is not the place to go.
Great food and great service
Always love dining at Alessa! Delicious food and great service. Very nice wine list.
Had ordered pizza to go from their other restaurant and it was so good we knew we had to go dine in. Went to HB location because we are in the area.
Delicious food, and great service (Michelle)!
AMAZING! The table bread, the enormous portions, everything was perfect
We always make sure to stop here whenever we are in the HB area. Their food is amazing, authentic and full of flavor. There service is wonderful. You feel like family. I recommend the butternut squash ravioli bit there is nothing on their menu that disappoints!
The spinach ravioli and pear & Gorgonzola salad were outstanding! Attentive service, great experience.
Every item on the menu is amazing. My fave is anything with shrimp! The size of their shrimp are huge! Yummy pesto olive oil dip for the bread and an awesome meat and cheese platter too. Highly recommend :)
Great service and fantastic food. Good prices too!!! It was our first time but we will definitely be back.
Exceptional food, service and atmosphere as always, thank you!
Food and service are outstanding. Victor and all of the wait staff makes you feel like you have private Chef serving you at home.
The absolute best place to eat in Huntington Beach!!
Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 969-2148.
Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 777 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.