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Salerno by Chef Pirozzi, Laguna Beach, CA

Salerno by Chef Pirozzi

4.6
4.6
751 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Salerno by Chef Pirozzi serves authentic italian cuisine, owned and operated by Certified Italian Chef Alessandro Pirozzi. It's menu consists of freshly homemade pastas such as Fettucini Alfredo, Black Ink Spaghetti & Clams, and Mamma's Meatballs, as well as authentic piattis Veal Parmigiana and Chilean Seabass.

Salerno by Chef Pirozzi serves a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages to complement each meal. This includes a wide selection of beers, wines, and now proudly offering a full bar! It is open during the dinner hour daily except Monday.

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Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm CLOSED Mon 5:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 497-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alessandro Pirozzi

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Cross street

    Forest Ave

  • Parking details

    Public Parking (Lot 2), available directly behind the building. Also plenty of street parking available within a 1-2 minute walk.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Prosciutto & Mozzarella Bar

Make your own Salumi and Cheese Board Pick 5 for $23

  • San Daniele

    Cured for 18 months King of prosciutto

    • Red Leicester Crunch

      England- Matured for 15 months

      • Wild Boar Salami

        Mixed with sea salt, aromatic herbs and natural flavors

        • Parmigiano

          Sweet, delicate and with a persistent taste

          • Black Truffle Salami

            Seasoned with black truffle salt, minced black truffles, and black Tellicherry pepper

            • Tartufotto

              Unique. Italian truffle infused cooked ham

              • Venison Salami

                Seasoned with red wine, sea salt, juniper berry and black peppercorn

                • Soppressata Calabrese

                  Calabria favorite AP spicy salami, finely cut

                  • Burrata

                    Fresh creamy mozzarella

                    Carpaccio

                    The italian method to thinly slice meat, seafood and vegetables

                    • Octopus & Tasmanian Salmon$22.00

                      Braised Italian octopus, thinly sliced sashimi grade Tasmanian salmon, unfi ltered EVOO, tear drop peppers, lemon preserves, tomatoes, organic greens, Maldon salt fl akes, capers

                      • Heirloom Tomato & Burrata$18.00

                        Arugula & Castelvetrano olives with creamy mozzarella organic basil

                        • Filet Mignon$21.00

                          Center cut USDA Prime fi let mignon, thinly sliced carpaccio style, local lemon juice, EVOO, arugula, shaved parmigiano and italian capers

                          • Golden Beets & Goat Cheese$18.00

                            Mixed baby greens, wild berry dressing, fresh raspberries, caramelized pecans

                            Insalata / Salad

                            • Casa

                              Organic baby greens, tomatoes, carrots, Italian herb vinaigrette, parmigiano

                              • Full$12.50
                              • Side$10.00
                            • Caesar

                              Shaved parmigiano, homemade croutons, anchovy-lemon dressing. Organic romaine or iceberg lettuce, subject to our Chef's quality judgement. Add Alici 4X (Italian White Imported Anchovy)

                              • Full$12.50
                              • Side$10.00
                            • Caprese$14.50

                              Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, Kalamata olives, basil, organic arugula, EVOO, Saba

                              • Superfood Salad$20.00

                                Organic & locally grown: quinoa, chia seed, goji berries, avocado, rainbow carrots, kale, arugula, spinach, hearts of romaine, roasted veggies, zucchini, sunflower seeds, raspberry unfiltered organic honey lemon and EVOO vinaigrette. (The Chef kindly requests no substitutions please)

                                • Pere e Goat Cheese$12.50

                                  Organic baby mixed greens, organic pears, goat cheese, caramelized pecans and homemade raspberry vinaigrette

                                  Da Dividere / To Share

                                  • Stracciatella Spinach Soup$15.00

                                    Homemade chicken broth, spinach, eggs, parmesan

                                    • Nonna Ida Minestrone$12.00

                                      Homemade chicken broth, zucchini, Roma tomatoes, fresh spinach, parmesan cheese

                                      • Olive Fritte$11.00

                                        Fontina stuffed Castelvetrano olives, lightly flash-fried, Greek oregano

                                        • Zucca$12.50

                                          (Must Try); Organic butternut squash ricotta ravioli, brown butter sage sauce, amareto almond cookie crumbs

                                          • Mamma Mia$19.50

                                            Alessa's favorite meal - 3 meatballs, ragú, creamy burrata, fresh basil

                                            • Calamari Fritti$18.00

                                              Crispy-fried Calamari, arrabbiata sauce

                                              • Nodini$15.00

                                                Lightly breaded mozzarella, flash fried, pomodoro basil sauce

                                                • Alla Luciana$19.50

                                                  Sautéed in a lobster reduction sauce, Meyer lemon and calabrian hot chili

                                                  Gnocchi

                                                  Nonna Titina's Recipe Potato Dumplings

                                                  • Pink Sauce$19.00

                                                    Organic spinach, creamy tomato vodka pink sauce

                                                    • Positano$20.00

                                                      Pomodoro, basil, mozzarella

                                                      • Cinghiale$21.00

                                                        Wild boar house-made sausage, mushroom, Calabria chili, arrabbiata sauce

                                                        • Five Cheese$21.00

                                                          Gouda, affumicata, mozzarella, parmigiano, fontina

                                                          Homemade Pasta

                                                          Substitute fresh made gluten free pasta for $5. Whole wheat pasta for $3. (Contains rice & potato flour blend, egg white, sea salt. Available with regular pasta)

                                                          • Capellini al Pomodoro$16.50

                                                            Angel hair pasta, garlic, fresh basil tomato sauce

                                                            • With Shrimp 4X$26.00
                                                            • With Chicken$23.00
                                                          • Nonna Titina Cheese Ravioli$19.00

                                                            Spinach and ricotta filled ravioli, tomato basil sauce

                                                            • Nonna Ida Meat Ravioli$21.50

                                                              Meat filled ravioli, Bolognese sauce, pecorino cheese

                                                              • Gluten-Free Ravioli$23.00

                                                                Stuffed with organic and Mozzarella, fresh veggies. Choice of San Marzano or Grana Padana sauce

                                                                • Orecchiette$22.00

                                                                  Little ear shaped pasta, house-made sausage, goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, fresh spinach, EVOO, grana padano sauce

                                                                  • Spaghetti con Polpette$24.00

                                                                    Spaghetti, Mamma Margherita's meatballs, light spicy tomato sauce

                                                                    • Linguine Marechiaro$25.00

                                                                      Fresh clams, calamari, shrimp, garlic white wine tomato sauce

                                                                      • Seashell Pasta$24.00

                                                                        Lobster cream sauce, shrimp, zucchini

                                                                        • Ugo d'Orso$22.00

                                                                          Grilled chicken, zita's pasta, porcini mushroom sauce

                                                                          • Baked Ziti$23.00

                                                                            Meatballs, bolognese, provolone, asiago and mozzarella tossed and baked with ziti pasta

                                                                            • Linguine Cacio e Pepe$17.00

                                                                              Black pepper, pecorino cheese, italian older recipe

                                                                              • Alfredo$18.00

                                                                                Fettuccine made fresh in house every morning, Parmigiano cream sauce

                                                                                • With Shrimp 4X$26.00
                                                                                • With Chicken$23.00
                                                                              • Gluten-Free Pappardelle$21.00

                                                                                Pappardelle amatriciana Alessa's way

                                                                                • Lamb Pappardelle$23.00

                                                                                  Colorado16-hour slow braised lamb shoulder ragú, mushrooms, over fresh pappardelle

                                                                                  • Short Ribs Fresh Pasta$23.00

                                                                                    Beef short ribs, fresh garden vegetables, over rosemary infused pasta

                                                                                    • Vegetariana$18.50

                                                                                      Linguine pasta, organic garden vegetables, garlic, tomato sauce, basil

                                                                                      • With Shrimp 4X$26.00
                                                                                      • With Chicken$23.00
                                                                                    • Linguine Clams$22.00

                                                                                      Fresh Manila clams, garlic, fresh organic parsley, white wine sauce

                                                                                      • Limoncello$24.00

                                                                                        Limoncello infused radiatori pasta, tiger shrimp, calamari, Pinot Grigio wine sauce

                                                                                        • Healthy Salmon Pasta$24.00

                                                                                          Lemon infused taglierini pasta, fresh salmon, shallots, garlic, Pinot Grigio wine sauce, peppery baby arugula

                                                                                          • Nonna Ida's Lasagne$22.00

                                                                                            Ricotta, meatballs, ragú, mozzarella

                                                                                            • Spaghetti Verde$24.00

                                                                                              Arugula infused square spaghetti tossed with tiger shrimp, fresh garlic, pinot grigio, baby tear drop Peruvian pepper and Calabrian chile

                                                                                              • Scampi Ravioli$24.00

                                                                                                Limoncello infused ravioli, stuffed with wild shrimp scampi, shallots, garlic and Meyer lemon white wine cherry tomato sauce. Pairs with Mastroberardino, Greco di Tufo

                                                                                                • Bolognese$21.00

                                                                                                  Pappardelle pasta, Bolognese sauce. Pairs with Buena Vista Pinot Noir, Sonoma

                                                                                                  • Black Ink Linguine$24.00

                                                                                                    Fresh clams, tiger shrimp, organic heirloom tomatoes, Chardonnay sauce. Pairs with Youngs Market Chardonnay Sonoma-Cutrer, Russian River

                                                                                                    • Veal Osso-Buco Agnolotti$24.00

                                                                                                      Veal Osso-Buco filled ravioli, wild mushrooms, brown butter sage sauce

                                                                                                      • Lobster Ravioli$26.00

                                                                                                        Maine lobster and roasted fennel filled ravioli, vodka pink sauce with fresh butterfly black tiger shrimp

                                                                                                        Piatti / Main Dishes

                                                                                                        • Eggplant Parmigiana$20.00

                                                                                                          Lightly-breaded eggplant, mozzarella, pomodoro sauce. Served with Caesar salad

                                                                                                          • Cioppino$27.00

                                                                                                            Black tiger shrimp, Tasmanian salmon, clams, calamari and fresh fish, oregano, garlic, white wine tomato broth

                                                                                                            • Pollo Limoncello / or Marsala Sauce$23.00

                                                                                                              All-natural fresh chicken breast, white wine limoncello caper sauce, served with organic spinach and rosemary potatoes

                                                                                                              • Pollo Parmigiana$24.00

                                                                                                                Fresh chicken breasts, asiago, parmigiano, basil tomato sauce, penne al pomodoro

                                                                                                                • Catch of the Day

                                                                                                                  • MP$32.00
                                                                                                                • Fresh Salmon Filet$26.00

                                                                                                                  Grilled salmon filet, Meyer lemon, heirloom tomato white wine sauce served with sautéed spinach and rainbow carrots

                                                                                                                  • Filet Mignon (Two of 4 oz)$34.00

                                                                                                                    Center cut filet, wood-fired Idaho potatoes and italian artichokes. Amarena cherry port wine reduction or Fresh italian herbs sauce

                                                                                                                    Fancy Dinner Panini

                                                                                                                    Italian sandwich style focaccia panini, baked by order to perfection. Served with Organic Kale Salad

                                                                                                                    • Fancy Dinner Panini$25.00

                                                                                                                      Organic grilled chicken, fresh wild mushrooms sautéed with shallots, garlic, roma tomato bruschetta, fontina, drizzled with homemade truffle infused oil

                                                                                                                      Risotto

                                                                                                                      Imported carnaroli italian rice grown and harvested in pavia, italy

                                                                                                                      • Gamberi Risotto$24.00

                                                                                                                        Tiger shrimp, zucchini, lobster reduction

                                                                                                                        • Funghi$22.00

                                                                                                                          Wild mushroom, shallots, parmesan, prosecco

                                                                                                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          What 751 people are saying

                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                          4.6
                                                                                                                          4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                          • 4.7Food
                                                                                                                          • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                          • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                          • Orange County

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                                                                                                                            Italian

                                                                                                                          • South Orange County

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                                                                                                                          • South Orange County

                                                                                                                            Italian

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                                                                                                                            MikeH

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Excellent food served by great people. The cheese cake is a must.

                                                                                                                          2. A

                                                                                                                            Air2sea

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                            Dishes were flavourful and well portioned. Service was lacking. Waiter was simply an inattentive order taker. Had to ask for water refills, had to ask for place settings, had to ask to place our order. We like to order our appetizers first and then later place our orders for the main course. This clearly was too much of ask. We would recommend the Resturant because the food and ambiance were good, and hopefully you end up with an attentive waiter.

                                                                                                                          3. l

                                                                                                                            lovesfood

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            50 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            50 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Excellent as always

                                                                                                                          4. t

                                                                                                                            thue

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            I loved their vegetarian option. Good service and good value.

                                                                                                                          5. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                            The start of service was pretty slow BUT the food was incredible and our server was very kind to comp us dessert. Overall was wonderful

                                                                                                                          6. JJ

                                                                                                                            JoyJ

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            27 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                            It was good, but not great or outstanding. We did enjoy the meal but we have definitely had better Italian. Again, not bad, just not great. We found the prices to be very high for what we received or the quality of the food. $25 for meatballs and spaghetti. Yes, a large portion but not large enough to be a family style. A bit pricey for what it was compared to other great Italian restaurants. We would come back if there weren’t a lot of other options. I wouldn’t go out of my way to come here but if other things were booked it wouldn’t be bad. It’s just for the money and overall experience there are many other options in the area that are higher on my list.

                                                                                                                          7. SM

                                                                                                                            SusanM

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            I've eaten at Salerno's twice (or maybe 3 times?) now, and each time I would give the same review. The food and service are excellent, couldn't be better. However the noise level remains at such a decibel that it is almost impossible to carry on a conversation with fellow diners without speaking loudly and asking them to repeat. Of course, this just contributes to the noise level. I understand it is a small place, with tables close together, but it is hard to overcome. I have not eaten outside, maybe that is better, as sound as somewhere to dissipate. The prices are a bit high, especially the wines ($16.00 for a glass!), but the food is good. '

                                                                                                                          8. T

                                                                                                                            Timothy

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Everything was great, service and food was great.

                                                                                                                          9. J

                                                                                                                            Judy

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall3food5service1ambience4

                                                                                                                            We love this restaurant but last night it appeared that they had far too many tables going for the level of staff. We had to ask multiple times for things. Very disappointing compared to our usual excellent experiences there.

                                                                                                                          10. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                            Food was good, but the service was out of this world bad. I believe they only had a couple servers as it seems the shortage of servers continues. Not sure it was good enough for a second shot given other options.

                                                                                                                          11. x

                                                                                                                            xnyyorkr

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            60 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            60 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            We've eaten at Salerno before. Honestly, I could go just for their bread served with pesto. That being said, we, of course had dinner! I had the seashell pasta (with shrimp) and my husband had the chicken parm. Both were excellent.

                                                                                                                          12. J

                                                                                                                            Jefft

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Restaurant was very crowded and very loud. The food is always amazing. Best barramundi I’ve ever had. Service was slow. I think our server was overworked and needed help.

                                                                                                                          13. BL

                                                                                                                            BradleyL

                                                                                                                            Hawaii

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Everything was delicious! A perfect evening for out of town guests!

                                                                                                                          14. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Some of the best Italian food I have had in a while. The lobster ravioli was fabulous!

                                                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Fantastic and Alberto is the best waiter!!

                                                                                                                          16. LF

                                                                                                                            LynnF

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            This is a charming restaurant with a family feel to it. The food was delicious last night.

                                                                                                                          17. LF

                                                                                                                            LoriF

                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We love this place. Food and service were great. Went on a Sunday night, made reservations which I’m so glad we did because it was busy. I got the lobster ravioli and my husband got linguini & clams. Enjoyed with an Italian wine and it was perfect. We will be back!

                                                                                                                          18. TB

                                                                                                                            TracyB

                                                                                                                            Savannah

                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We had a wonderful eclectic meal with some of the house specials, zucca , fried olives, fabulous cauliflower and a wonderful pear salad. Outstanding!

                                                                                                                          19. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Best meatballs ever!!! Everything was delicious!

                                                                                                                          20. CW

                                                                                                                            CraigW

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                            Average Italian restaurant. Not bad. Not great. Okay place to drop in if you happen to be in the neighborhood. Not worth a long drive.

                                                                                                                          21. M

                                                                                                                            Mauve

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            BIRTHDAY celebration

                                                                                                                          22. TK

                                                                                                                            TKPAVONE9

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Thank you we will be back!!! Great service food! YUMMY!

                                                                                                                          23. LH

                                                                                                                            LarryHN

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            107 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            107 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                            Great food. Server was not well trained but still a great experience.

                                                                                                                          24. R

                                                                                                                            Robbiepur

                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Wonderful food and atmosphere. The only downside, there was no air conditioning- so it was uncomfortably warm. Other than that, it was perfect. Service amazing! I would definitely go back.

                                                                                                                          25. F

                                                                                                                            Frank

                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Great food service and atmosphere… we enjoy it very much and will come back again…

                                                                                                                          26. R

                                                                                                                            Rich

                                                                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We have dined here several times. Food, service, etc has always been wonderful. Served nice and hot the way it should be. Friendly and helpful servers. Will be back next time in this area

                                                                                                                          27. s

                                                                                                                            squelch

                                                                                                                            Minneapolis

                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            So special….even with 2 eight year olds!! The food and service was exceptional and our server treated our eight year old grandson with such sincere interest! Wow…..A really wonderful experience.

                                                                                                                          28. BG

                                                                                                                            BethG

                                                                                                                            Central Coast

                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                            My husband’s birthday

                                                                                                                          29. l

                                                                                                                            lovesfood

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Excellent as always. Service and food are superior

                                                                                                                          30. NE

                                                                                                                            NewportEd

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Love this little gem of Italian restaurant hidden in a quiet side street in the heart of Laguna downtown area. The pasta dish we had were truly enjoyable. Home made pasta and fresh ingredients. The darker but not too stuffy environment reminded me of the little bistros whenever I’ve traveled to Italy for work or pleasure. Recommend if you are looking for a local restaurant that is not as loud or crowded as some of others on the main strips.

                                                                                                                          31. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                                            The food was so good; it deserves 5 stars, but the service really lacked. Server forgot to put in our appetizer and the service in general was slow and not very attentive.

                                                                                                                          32. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            We had a wonderful meal and excellent service. Luis is the best!

                                                                                                                          33. LH

                                                                                                                            LarryHN

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            107 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            107 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Like a small local restaurant in Italy with great food, service and ambiance

                                                                                                                          34. LM

                                                                                                                            LoriM

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            As always the food was amazing. They we're super busy and short staffed but they handled it without a hitch! The chief is fascinating to watch cooking and always so pleasant even when he was so busy. Or waiter was great, we went with his recommendation on a pasta dish and boy was it delicious, wild bore sausage and mushrooms. My favorite is the short rib pasta and the halibut was to perfection. Love the pear salad and don't miss the desserts, all good! No wonder we love this place and make the drive once a month.

                                                                                                                          35. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                                            got ignored by waitress multiple times and the drinks weren’t great

                                                                                                                          36. J

                                                                                                                            Jimbo

                                                                                                                            Minneapolis

                                                                                                                            133 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            133 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Excellent food (cioppino, various pastas) and wine. Outdoor seating is a nice addition.

                                                                                                                          37. JD

                                                                                                                            JohnD

                                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                            Food was excellent. Great environment. Positive staff but rushed us through our courses when still eating, which at their price points took away from an otherwise solid spot.

                                                                                                                          38. LH

                                                                                                                            LarryHN

                                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                                            107 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            107 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                            Great spot with amazing food. Much if it made in house. Chef Pirozzi is outstanding.

                                                                                                                          39. SB

                                                                                                                            SydneyB

                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                            Food is phenomenal! Servers are fast and attentive.

                                                                                                                          40. OT

                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                            Sat outside - felt forgotten and food was average.

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                                                                                                                          Google Map for Salerno by Chef Pirozzi

                                                                                                                          220 Beach Street Laguna Beach, CA 92651

                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                                            Forest Ave

                                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                            Laguna Beach

                                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                            Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm CLOSED Mon 5:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                            Italian

                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                                            Business Casual

                                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                                            Public Parking (Lot 2), available directly behind the building. Also plenty of street parking available within a 1-2 minute walk.

                                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                                                            Alessandro Pirozzi

                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                            Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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