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About 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!

520 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner

Daily 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Breakfast

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour Mon-Fri. 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cross Street:
6th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 969-2148

Website:
http://www.cucinaalessahuntingtonbeach.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking only!

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: (714) 969-2148

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cucina Alessa Huntington Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Romantic (7)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

This has been on my list of restaurants to try for some time, we had a great meal!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The homemade pasta were a standout- the lamb ragu is usually one of favorites and did not disappoint. Since my wife did not want wine we skipped it but the selection looked well curated and priced. Desserts were pretty standard and some may have been outsourced.

Not up to the standards of the best places in big cities, but still quite pleasant with comfortable seating and a relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service and overall meal was amazing as always.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Alessa is always consistently very good. It is a go to place for Italian food. Been to the restaurant many times and the food and service never disappoint.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Delicious and wonderfully authentic Italian food. A great place to enjoy a romantic dinner, or a business dinner. You can even grab a quick bite at the bar!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

First time here. Very nice restaurant, Josh our server was great!!! He suggested a few things all we're fantastic! The lamb was excellent. Would highly recommend the HB restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Victor was amazing and his suggestions inspired a fantastic culinary experience!

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We walk by almost every weekend, but had never eaten there. Great choice!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great local Italian restaurant in Huntington Beach, suitable for every day dining or special occasion. Hands down my favorite restaurant in HB!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Cucina Alessa was excellent across the board, with terrific service (thanks Josh!), delicious food (think handmade pasta), and wonderful views from the 2nd floor dining area. The preparation, sauces, flavors and presentation provided for a memorable evening. Highly recommend and will be back~

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The butternut squash ravioli is so delicious. We ordered the appetizer portion since it's so rich and we didn't want to fill up and not enjoy the rest of the dinner. My husband ordered the ciopinio and I ordered the chicken Marsala. The side potatoes were seasoned and cooked perfectly and the steamed spinach was tasty. The Marsala was delicious but not as good as the ciopinio. We love this place and wished we lived closer so we could eat here every weekend instead of 2-3 times per year.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Good meal with the family. All the food was very tasty. The arabiata was too spicy though and took away from the flavour of the dishes. I'd recommend this restaurant if you have a few days in Huntington Beach.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

On the convenient outskirts of HB on Main Street, Cucina Alessa offers a great curved corner for outside dining or a cozy inside, if you prefer. Jose was delightful, serving me with flair and kindness for an early 4:30 pm dinner of salmon, spinach and a special request of a fusili in a delicious lemon sauce... addictive!!!! I couldn't have been more satisfied with my visit!
Highly recommended!!!! *

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 16, 2017

A staple for our family! We Love Cucina Alessa and eat here often :-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food and atmosphere were superb, but the service was a little lacking. Delicious starters and pasta dishes....so good. Service was a little spotty but once we pointed this out, they were much more accommodating and attentive. When they were doling out the parmesan cheese for our dishes, they accidentally got it in my husband's wine glass. Accidents happen and once pointed out, they brought him another glass without hesitating. All-in-all, we would come back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at the Cucina while on a long weekend in Huntington Beach. Great food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The whole staff was unbelievably nice! Great food and great family dining spot walking distance from Huntington Beach pier!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I'm very picky when I eat out and I was not disappointed at all with this restaurant. My family totally enjoyed our meal and the server was superb. Seriously, this place is great and I recommend it to anyone desiring Italian and priced very appropriately... good stuff!

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. VERY attentive wait staff and food was delicious. Lunch menu a great value. Can't wait to return for another wonderful dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We were celebrating my son's birthday and enjoyed a great meal. They were especially accommodating to my 2 year old grandson.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Was disappointed with the birthday event as I asked for. We have eaten here often and the food is good as it still was. But they say our group of 5 at a 4 person table and offered no birthday song or cake or mention. Will not return.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Amazing experience. We were treated very well, server was outstanding. He listened to our needs and advised wisely. We loved everything about it. Thank you. Amazing service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food is always great and the service we received from Victor was over the top -- attentive and accomodating!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Went here on Sunday night after a nice evening walk on the beach. The servers were great and very attentive to all our needs. The atmosphere was nice, quiet and romantic. The food was great as well and the wine list had some great options.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The restaurant is about 15-20 minutes from Huntington Beach. The food was outstanding . The short rib tortellini was outstanding. The lamb chops with the linguine marinara was excellent as well. We started with the meat and cheese board, delicious. The highlight was the service level by Kateryna . She was great and helped guide us to the top dishes . I will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food took a long time and service was slow. I had chicken marsala and it was not cooked all the way. Server didn't come by to check on us until everyone else was done eating and by that time I had already eaten enough of everyone else's terrible food not to be hungry. Even if my food was cooked properly it wouldn't have been enjoyable as the sauce, pasta, and potatoes were all bland. My Caesar salad had way too much pepper put on by the waitstaff. Once again no one came around to check so it went uneaten. My mom's food came out wrong but it was replaced promptly. When it was delivered it was not good. Not sure how you screw up a bolognese but these guys did it. All of their tomato sauces were over acidic. Lucky I didn't get sick from the raw chicken I ate. They took my meal off the bill, whoopty doo, thank god I didn't have to pay for a meal I didn't eat. I'll never be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We live nearby and have had a handful of meals here. The service ranges from okay to terrible. This last time it was terrible. We sat for twenty minutes before the waiter stopped to say he's being bread and take a drink order. Someone else brought bread and eventually I called someone over to ask if we could order drinks. The middle aged male waiter was either patronizing or totally inattentive. The food is never great but usually decent. The chicken Marsala, in an Italian eatery came with what looked like breakfast potatoes and a clump of limp spinach? The minestrone is fabulous. The spinach ravioli looks horrible and tastes okay.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The online menu looked creative and interesting but the dishes we chose were gummy and not well prepared. The wait staff was very pushy and forgetful.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great dinner and excellent service from Josh! We've never had a bad meal at Cucina Alessa in HB!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food is always amazing!!! We'd eat here every week if it was closer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 16, 2017

One of our favorite places. Alfonso treats us like family!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I've always heard how great the food was at Alessa but I was too lazy to try the food. The food was good not spectacular but the service was great so it's worth a second try.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Awesome food was awesome service awesome a must go

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Was there for mom's 64th birthday dinner. The place was slightly loud and the food was good, although I was a little suspicious about how soon it came out. Struck me as odd since the place was full and it is a nice sit down dinner place.

The service was Fantastic ! Our waiter was amazing and made us laugh a lot along with giving great recommendations.

*Women's restroom was out of order. Having never been to this place, I asked the hostess if I could use the men's and her response was: 'if you want'. A simple 'yes go ahead' would suffice lady.

I would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to eat in Huntington Beach as Huntington Beach has mainly low quality places to eat which makes this place shine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Their brunch is always good! celebrated a belated Mother's day with my wife and kids who got home from college after Mother's Day. Try the French Toast!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Low ceilings made for loud noise, waiter was pushy, food good, lighting was poor

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We were 2 couples and wanted Italian. I don't eat many carbs, so chose Cucina Alessa abased on the web menu. It was fantastic food.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Very good overall! Nice ambience, very good food and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Ok this place was special. Large menus. Super good bread, scrimp dishes. Loved the alfredo fettuccine and butter squash pausta. I will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 15, 2017

An excellent restaurant. Terrific Italian menu with an outstanding wine list. Prices were very reasonable, especially considering the high quality of the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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