Also features an extensive wine list ranging from a California Cabernet to Italian Amarone and everything in between. For the craft beer drinkers, this spot is paradise. With a constantly rotating taplist, massive bottle list and reserve cellar, there is always something for everyone.
To complete the whole experience, the atmosphere and service is what stands out to guests. You can expect a warm welcome with friendly, attentive, and genuine table service at an unassuming, but upscale establishment.
Join us today for a great dining experience at Alza Osteria!
choice of penne, spaghetti, angel hair, fettuccini or linguine with bolognese or marinara sauce
a quart of our house minestrone
crispy calamari, lemon with marinara
Service was exceptional food was good, my wife is a lover of Spaghetti bolonesse and it didnt meet her expectations, the other 3 meals were good. They have a fairly good list of craft cocktails, we had a Bees Knee and a cosmopolitan, both tasty but on the light side. They only have 1 gin to offer and i ordered a martini straihht up with a lemon twist. It came in an ice filled tumbler with soda, but it did have a lemon twist. So fellow martini drinkers steer clear, chianti was good and reasonably priced. Might return for the food and service but not the drinks.
Food and service was good, restaurant needs alot of TLC. ceiling tile above us was missing and carpet was dirty.
Food and service was excellent! Price is reasonable. This is a great place to dine in if your craving for Italian food. The only thing that needs a little TLC is housekeeping of the restroom. Definitely will come back.
Ambience and Food here is too good. All the varieties we ordered, taste was awesome. Service is also so good.
we come here frequently as it is relatively inexpensive, but delicious food. unfortunately because of people like us getting out the good word the place is becoming pretty busy. be sure to get reservations. very good wine and beer list and judging from the number of pizzas heading out the door those must be good as well
Amazing! Awesome! Speechless! Literally cannot think of anything else to say..
The food was great! Our server was incredibly attentive and nice. I will be coming back!
Exceptional service and outstanding food! Love this place and would highly recommend.
Great food. I especially love the zoodle option to replace pasta. Great fast and attentive service.
The food was great as usual. Unfortunately my most favorite appetizer, the fried calamari, was not available so we tried the Chipotle Shrimp Flatbread. Really, really good. I can't wait to try their pizza now. Of course that means I can't have my every time there entre, the Clam Linguine with white wine sauce and extra garlic. Mmm.
Value of the food is great and it feels much more like authentic Italian food comparing to those franchise Italian restaurants.
Great pizza! Also had a great dinner salad with homemade ranch.
Food was great, server was very pleasant. The server support asked if we wanted more break and then didn't come back. There was a large table that was dropping F bombs and that affected our experience. Outside of that, all was good.
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My wife and I truly enjoy the food!
Delicious food! Best Marinara Sauce ever
Vey friendly, unrushed, relaxing and tasty!
This is why I love the open table app, it never disappoints. We rrived to our 1pm reservation at 1245pm and was seated immediately. It wasn't to busy nor crowded and we were allowed to pick our preferred seating. Our Server Laura was super sweet and informative of our 1st time menu selections. We ordered the House Margarita and the Beez-Knees for cocktails, they didnt have the fried calamari but advised the Twisted Bread sticks as an alternative which was really good. Our main course consisted of Chicken Marsala, Thier Seafood Linguine, 2 Ceasar salads with real Ceasar dressing (not the white stuff) and house made croutons! Everything was so fresh tasting and the servings were deffinately more then enough! This is a deffinate return spot. The chefs really know their Italian Cuisine! Thank you for the great food and service!
Excellent food and service. The best italian food I have eaten.
The food was fabulous. Everything tasted beyond expectations. Our server Alexis was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful. She was very busy, but still took the time to make wine recommendations and gave us samples. Great experience and we will definitely be going back.
Service was superb! Food was ok , unfortunately not impressed. Got free ice cream by checking in on Yelp. Good ambiance.
It is a small Italian Osteria with real good food. Feels like being in Italia.
Food was awesome. Love that they offer zoodles (zucchini) in place of pasta.
If you want a quiet , intimate dinner, this is not your place; but if you want good food, good service, and an energetic atmosphere, you will love it!!
Great food and service.
We have been big fans of Alza for a long time but Saturday’s visit was not good. We had reservations for 4 at 6:30 and were seated promptly. We placed our orders and two of us ordered cannelloni. The server came back and said they only had enough cannelloni for one (at 6:30 on a Saturday night?) My husband changed his order. We ordered appetizers and waited 20 minutes. We called the waiter and he just said they were backed up. The restaurant wasn’t packed, but ok. He finally brought the salads and the appetizers arrived after 30 minutes of waiting. We finished the salads and appetizers and twice inquired about our entires. After 45 minutes we were told the kitchen was still “backed up.” After an HOUR, I told the waiter we had plans to visit the 9/11 memorial after dinner and needed to know exactly how much longer the food would be. He claimed the food had been plated. He then went and served other tables and we waited another 7 minutes before the food arrived. If I hadn’t had better previous experiences, we probably wouldn’t have gone back. I hope it was just a bad night.
Food and service were excellent.
Lunch portion sizes are good for the price.
I understand that it was a Saturday night plus you guys have a lot of take-out orders, but waiting one hour to get our main entree out was just too much. On top of that, our server, what looked like to be his only table, barely checked up on us. While another server was constantly going back and forth between his tables to check up on them and giving them their food on time. When the food was ready to be served, it was waiting on the counter for 5 minutes. We had to ask a lady that was vacuuming the floor to check on our order and have it be brought to us because it was just becoming too much. I normally don't right complaints and am a really patient person, but last night really was a disappointment
As usual, the food was wonderful. They have a large variety of choices to choose from and if you don't see it on the menu and the chief has all the ingredients to make they are happy to do so. By far one of the best places in North Orange County.
Please give it a try you won't be sorry.
We always look forward to getting to Alza for delicious "home cooked" Italian food. The staff is always polite and attentive, and the food never disappoints.
Always welcoming! Great food, great portion sizes! Always our favorite place to support!
Delicious food. The wine was just right. Service was a little slow, but perhaps because they were extra busy. Acoustics were on the noisy side.
Small restauran t, but delicious food and ambience! Wonderful service also.
Love this place, food and service is always amazing!
Everything was great!
Food was great, service not so much. It took about 10 minutes before a server got to our table, after that things went well until fine fit the check. We were informed their credit card system was down and we needed to pay cash. Pretty late in the game for this announcement, especiallyl when they told us it was down all night. We happened to have enough cash fortunately. The pizza was great.
This was 2nd time to come. Amazing food and service. Don't know if they keep notes on customers or just remember. Who cares; they do. All personnel have a big smile (under their makes as their eyes show it). They had a special that my husband got because we knew how great our other order was but had to try it. Want to make sure we ask them to notify us when it will be a special again we can either plan to eat in or pick it up and bring it home. Way too large to eat it all so we can split it at home. We are a customer forever!!!
I had such a great first date here! The waitress was amazing and super attentive. Would definitely come back. Thanks for making it a fabulous night for the both of us.
We do not live in the area but we come down here quite a bit. This is the third time we’ve gone to this restaurant and I’ve never had a bad experience. The wait staff is excellent the food is good and so is the wine. Last night I had an old fashion that was made perfect. We couldn’t decide on which wine so we were given to rather large samples to try and ended up with a Chianti. I definitely will be back with my husband.
Alza Osteria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 990-1044.
Alza Osteria is rated 4.6 stars by 372 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.