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Best Italian Restaurants in Laguna Beach

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A photo of Alessa by Chef Pirozzi restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1481)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Laguna Beach
Booked 14 times today
Alessa by Chef Pirozzi in Laguna Beach stands out as a remarkable Italian dining spot, highly praised by diners for its consistently delicious food and excellent service. As noted in many reviews, the restaurant offers a broad range of Italian cuisines, outshining others with its homemade pastas, mouthwatering meatballs, and high-class Neapolitan style pizza. Not only is the food exceptional, but the staff is recognized for being friendly, attentive, and going above and beyond to create an impeccable dining experience. Besides, the vibrant atmosphere and location in downtown Laguna make Alessa a beloved choice for local and visiting food enthusiasts.
A photo of Salerno by Chef Pirozzi restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(928)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Laguna Beach
Booked 2 times today
Salerno by Chef Pirozzi, nestled in Laguna Beach, garners widespread acclaim for its authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. The restaurant consistently receives high praise, especially for its unique and interesting dishes, such as the butter squash Sage Ravioli and the PORCINI PAPPARDELLE with homemade pasta and truffle infused oil. Reviews highlight an inviting ambiance and attentive service, creating a dining experience in the true spirit of Italy. The restaurant's delectable desserts like oreo gelato and limoncello sorbet have also been appreciated by many. From the quality of food to the excellent service, Salerno by Chef Pirozzi proves to be a standout amongst Italian restaurants in the locale.
A photo of Rumari restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(154)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Laguna Beach
Booked 5 times today
Rumari, located in Laguna Beach, is renowned for its exceptional Italian-Greek cuisine. The restaurant is frequently lauded for its vibrant flavors, high-quality ingredients, and the chef's attention to the combination of flavors. Visitors often highlight the 'Shrimp Diablo' special and a fantastic selection of Italian wine, particularly the Super Tuscan. Furthermore, the 'Carpaccio' and 'Pollo Alla Parmigiana' are noted to be standout dishes. Reviews often mention the welcoming and friendly staff and the unique, family-friendly Italian ambiance. The restaurant's Mediterranean additions alongside traditional Italian classics and an impressive wine selection make Rumari an unmissable dining experience for fans of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Modo Mio - Newport Coast restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2849)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Newport Beach
Booked 40 times today
Modo Mio in Newport Coast consistently provides an excellent dining experience. Praised as one of the best Italian restaurants in Orange County, this hidden gem serves authentic dishes drawn from traditional Italian cuisine. Reviewers frequently rave about the menu, citing the veal scaloppini Limone and the seafood pasta as standout dishes. They also praise the quality of the homemade gnocchi and lasagna. The extensive wine list also stands out, with an impressive range of choices catering to diverse tastes. The staff is known for their warm and friendly service, making for a memorable dining experience at Modo Mio.
A photo of Mangia Bene Cucina restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(645)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Aliso Viejo / Laguna Niguel
Booked 5 times today
Mangia Bene Cucina is a lauded Italian restaurant praised for its consistent quality in both food and service. Patrons find it exceptional enough to return to even after moving an hour away, attesting to its appeal for over twenty years. With favorites like the Mangia Bene Rigatoni, pear and Gorgonzola salad, and the Penne Campagnola with gluten free penne, it has been hailed by some as the best Italian food outside Italy. Despite some minor service issues, the overall dining experience has been deemed 'outstanding' and 'awesome'. The experience at Mangia Bene Cucina is so unforgettable that the customers are eager for return visits.
A photo of Bricco Cucina and Wine Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(39)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Aliso Viejo / Laguna Niguel
Booked 3 times today
Owners Jordan and Creig Mullikin love to eat delicious food, drink great wine and be treated like family. They want every bite, every sip, every visit to be delicious and a treat. Our goal is to serve you fresh, homemade, and thoughtful dishes focused on our family's heritage and our customers' needs to make everyone feel like family at our neighborhood spot which sports a modern yet vintage vibe. We have a large outdoor patio that is both heated and covered. One of the more popular things here at Bricco is our live music Friday's and Saturday's with very talented singers and performers.
A photo of Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2251)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Newport Beach
Booked 25 times today
Coliseum Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill, is celebrated for its exceptional American cuisine in a relaxed, California-style setting. Often praised for its tasty food and friendly service, the restaurant is a favorite for its impressive fish tacos and peaceful environment. Reviews repeatedly mention the spectacular scenery and great service, with one customer stating, "The Pelican Hill Coliseum Grill is a great place to eat. The scenery is spectacular, the food is very good and the service is great." Moreover, the restaurant provides an array of menu choices from American to Italian to seafood, catering to all tastes. Notably, the ambiance is described as serene and elegant, making it a highly recommended dining experience.
A photo of North Italia – Irvine restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(5180)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Irvine
Booked 167 times today
North Italia – Irvine is a restaurant that truly embodies the richness of Italian cuisine. The restaurant's menu offers a diverse range of dishes from traditional pasta and entrées to unique Chef's Boards. Their hand-crafted meals such as the Roasted Salmon, Bolognese, Spaghetti & Meatballs, and a house specialty Strozzapreti, have been lauded for their authentic taste and great quality. Many reviewers have commended it as the "closest to real Italian food", citing the well-balanced flavors, and freshness of the ingredients. Its ambiance is often described as warm, busy, and perfect for both a casual date night or a lunch outing. A favorite among customers is the restaurant's unique dessert, the "Budino". With excellent service and a vibrant atmosphere, it's no wonder that North Italia – Irvine holds a special place for those seeking a genuine Italian dining experience.
A photo of Truly Pizza restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(123)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 106 times today
Truly Pizza has garnered rave reviews for its outstanding Pizzeria cuisine. Patrons laud the quality of the food, particularly noting the perfect light and crisp pizza crust, satisfying customers' diverse tastes. Some of the favorites mentioned in the reviews include the Wedge Salad, Pesto Turkey Sandwich and Crispy Pepperoni Pizza. Guests particularly commend the unique and tasteful ambiance, with an elegant setting reminiscent of the beautiful Amalfi coast. The dedication of the staff is also recognized, praised for their attentiveness and informative nature regarding the menu. Overall, Truly Pizza not only provides a taste of Italy's rich culinary legacy but also elevates the traditional pizzeria experience. The combination of delightful food and the captivating atmosphere guarantee guests' recurring visits.
A photo of Louie's by the Bay restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1327)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Newport Beach
Booked 39 times today
Louie's by the Bay is a stellar choice for contemporary Italian cuisine. The restaurant's location is unique, right by the bay, boasting a spectacular view and a charming atmosphere. Patrons revel in the authentically Italian dishes such as lasagna and lobster ravioli, which have been described as "superb". The cuisine is consistently praised, with many comparing it favorably to the quality found in Italy itself. The staff's excellent service, combined with a selection of Italian wines, makes Louie's a must-visit destination. From intimate dinner to business events, the enthusiastic reviews are replete with appreciation for the fantastic food and ambiance offered by Louie's.
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