Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach

4.7
777 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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vipAnonymous
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

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.

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BrettT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service great prices. We will be back.

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MadisonY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LeanneB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience2

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.

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vipMarioG
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Sauce too spicy.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MaddyH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAlan
Central Coast
59 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants!

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MikeS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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JoeS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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.

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year Party.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cucina Alessa! Sal is THE best. Great food, great ambiance, great service.

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JCBjcb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TerryD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent menus with lot of choices. Always good to come here for meal not far from home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent but most of the staff was unmasked. Not cool

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RobC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KaraD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was great! Awesome recommendations and super friendly

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vipthebeachkid
Los Angeles
137 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the area. Great service and very good wine selection.

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vipjayS
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant experience

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DarrelC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was our server and he was a delight! The parpardelle is so good and I love the ambiance of this place.

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Lawrence
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food great as usual. Service a little slow.

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JamieG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipEdG6
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service

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BarbaraS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Alessa! Delicious food and great service. Very nice wine list.

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vipAmyL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, and great service (Michelle)!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AMAZING! The table bread, the enormous portions, everything was perfect

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RhondaP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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FoodieGal
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spinach ravioli and pear & Gorgonzola salad were outstanding! Attentive service, great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

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Cris
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food. Good prices too!!! It was our first time but we will definitely be back.

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vipMelindaP
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and atmosphere as always, thank you!

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KevinR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are outstanding. Victor and all of the wait staff makes you feel like you have private Chef serving you at home.

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TomC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best place to eat in Huntington Beach!!

FAQs

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.