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Alessa Laguna Beach

234 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Menu
pizza
  • Pizza Bella$22.00
    Fontal and homemade mozzarella, organic cherry tomato bruschetta, Italian oregano. (no tomato sauce.).
  • Amanti Pizza$23.00
    Homemade Italian sausage, mamma margherita meatballs, soppressata calabrese, polpette sauce.
  • Crispy Prosciutto Pizza$23.00
    San Marzano sauce, tomato, goat cheese, housemade spicy oil, mozzarella, crispy san daniele prosciutto.
  • Cali Cali Pizza$20.00
    Shredded white cheddar, fresh mozzarella, red onions, grilled chicken, crispy bacon, fresh cali-cali sliced avocado.
  • Bianca Pizza$20.00
    Smoked and fresh mozzarella, housemade sausage, calabria chili, tear drop Peruvian pepper.
  • Calabria Pizza$20.00
    Mild Italian sausage, spicy salami, smoked mozzarella, arrabbiata sauce.
  • Margherita Pizza$16.00
    Pomodoro sauce, mozzarella, basil, EVOO.
  • Burrata e Melenzane Pizza$20.00
    Pomodoro sauce, burrata, basil, eggplant.
  • Di Parma Pizza$21.00
    Mozzarella, ricotta, prosciutto, arugula. .
  • Funghi Misti Pizza$20.00
    Wild mixed mushrooms, fontina, truffle oil.
  • Salsicce Pizza$21.00
    Italian sausage, sauteed mushrooms, mozzarella, tomato sauce.
  • Quattro Stagioni Pizza$21.00
    Tartufotto ham, artichokes, black olives, mushrooms, tomato sauce.
insalata
Farmer’s choice.
  • Superfood Salad$24.00
    All organic locally grown: quinoa, chia seed, organic goji berries, avocado, rainbow carrots, baby kale, arugula, spinach, hearts of romaine, roasted vegetables, asparagus, sunflower seeds, almonds, golden raisins, fresh raspberry unfiltered organic honey lemon, and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrette.
  • Insalata di Mare$22.00
    Mediterranean octopus, calamari, wild prawns, EVOO, local grown lemon juice, spicy Calabrian chili oil, mint, cherry tomatoes, arugula.
  • Baby Kale Salad$12.99
    Local grown organic baby kale, shaved organic rainbow cauliflower, caramelized walnuts, shaved aged cheese, California date white balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Arugula & Fennel Salad$12.99
    Wild arugula, fennel, oregano, lemon EVOO, shaved parmigiano, chopped tomato.
  • Pere e Goat Cheese$14.00
    Organic baby mixed greens, organic pears, gorgonzola dolce, caramelized walnuts, raspberry vinaigrette.
  • Casa Salad$10.00
    Organic baby greens, tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, Italian herb vinaigrette, parmigiano.
  • Caesar Salad$10.00
    Shaved parmigiano, croutons, anchovy-lemon dressing.
  • Caprese Salad$16.00
    Roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, kalamata olives, basil, organic arugula, EVOO, saba, focacetta.
da-dividere
To share.
  • Stracciatella Spinach Soup$15.00
    Homemade chicken broth, organic spinach, local ranch fresh organic eggs, Parmesan cheese.
  • Cioppino$19.00
    Black tiger shrimp, tasmanian salmon, clams, calamari, and fresh fish, oregano, garlic, white wine tomato broth.
  • Nonna Ida Soup$12.00
    Homemade chicken broth, zucchini, roma tomatoes, fresh spinach, Parmesan cheese, braised lamb.
  • Olive Fritte$12.00
    Fontina stuffed castelvetrano olives, lightly flash-fried, Greek oregano.
  • Olive Marinate$12.00
    Castelvetrano, kalamata, and cerignola rosse imported olives in house marinade.
  • Nodini$17.00
    Lightly breaded mozzarella, flash fried, pomodoro basil sauce.
  • Zucca$14.00
    Must try. Housemade organic butternut squash ricotta ravioli, brown butter sage sauce.
  • Alici$12.00
    White imported Italian anchovy, arugula, rainbow carrots, infused Calabrian oil.
  • Mamma Mia$22.00
    Alessa’s favorite meal - three meatballs, ragú, burrata, fresh basil.
  • Calamari Fritti$19.00
    Crispy-fried calamari, arrabbiata sauce.
  • Bruschetta al Pomodoro$16.00
    Roma tomatoes, basil, garlic alessa’s way.
  • Shrimp Scampi & Clams$19.00
    Sauteed in a lobster reduction sauce, with Meyer lemon, and Calabrian hot chilli.
  • Minestrone Soup$11.00
    Homemade chicken stock, tomato, organic vegetables, Parmesan, prepared daily.
contorni
Sides.
  • Roasted Organic Heirloom Cauliflower$9.00
  • Italian Marinated Artichokes$11.00
  • Organic Fresh Sauteed Spinach$9.00
  • Sauteed Wild Mushrooms$10.00
  • Mamma’s Meatball$4.95
    Meatball only, does not include burrata.
  • Roasted Rosemary Potatoes$8.00
  • Organic Rainbow Carrots$9.00
    Pancetta, caramelized onion, sage butter sauce.
  • Fresh Baked Focaccia$5.00
    Served with homemade basil salsa verde.
carpaccio
The Italian method to thinly slice meat, seafood & vegetables.
  • Octopus & Tasmanian Salmon$21.00
    Chef Pirozzi’s lastest creation. Braised Italian octopus, thinly sliced sashimi grade tasmanian salmon, unfiltered EVOO, tear drop peppers, lemon preserves, cherry tomatoes, organic greens, maldon salt flakes, Italian capers.
  • Carpaccio di Spigola$22.00
    Thinly pounded branzino filet, lightly cooked drizzling with EVOO, red salt, pirozzi spicy oil, fennel, avocado, and baby heirloom tomato.
  • Golden Beets & Goat Cheese$19.00
    Mixed baby greens, wild berry dressing, fresh raspberries, caramelized walnuts.
  • Filet Mignon$21.00
    Local lemon juice, EVOO, arugula, shaved parmigiano, capers.
  • Heirloom Tomato & Burrata$18.00
    Arugula, castelvetrano, cerignola olives with creamy mozzarella.
pasta
Contains rice & potato flour blend, egg white, sea salt.
  • Capellini al Pomodoro$18.00
    Angel hair pasta, garlic, fresh basil tomato sauce.
  • Hard to Catch Ravioli$26.00
    Amarone wine infused ravioli, olive wood roasted fresh rabbit, crispy san Daniele, teardrop pepper, finish in a Reggiano sauce.
  • Scampi Ravioli$24.00
    Chef pirozzi unique limoncello infused ravioli, stuffed with wild shrimp scampi, shallots, fresh garlic, and finished with a meyer lemon white wine cherry tomato sauce.
  • Linguine Cacio e Pepe$21.00
    Black pepper, pecorino cheese, simple, and unique Italian older recipe.
  • Linguine Clams$24.00
    Fresh manila clams, garlic, fresh organic parsley, white wine sauce.
  • Orecchiette$24.00
    Little ear-shaped pasta, housemade sausage, goat cheese, Italian pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach, EVOO, grana Padano sauce.
  • Spaghetti con Polpette$25.00
    Spaghetti, mamma margherita’s meatballs, light spicy tomato sauce.
  • Sausage & Mushroom Ziti$24.00
    Porcini and arugula cream sauce.
  • Linguine Marechiaro$26.00
    Clams, calamari, shrimp, garlic white wine tomato sauce.
  • Livornese$26.00
    Fresh fish, scallop, black tiger shrimp, white wine oregano tomato sauce, linguine.
  • Seashell Pasta$25.00
    Lobster cream sauce, shrimp, asparagus.
  • Ugo D’orso$23.00
    Grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, zita’s pasta, porcini mushroom cream sauce.
  • Vegetariana$20.00
    Linguine pasta, garden vegetables, garlic, tomato sauce, basil.
  • Pesto Conchiglie Shrimp$24.00
    Seashell pasta, tiger shrimp, basil pesto.
  • Iberico Tortelloni$26.00
    Prosciutto and Italian herbs stuffed giant tortelloni, roasted iberico, and parma prosciutto, fresh sage, finish in a Parmesan cream sauce.
  • Baked Ziti$24.00
    Meatballs, bolognese, provolone, Asiago, and mozzarella tossed and baked with ziti pasta.
  • Gallina$24.00
    Rosemary chicken filled tortellini, shallots, vodka pink sauce or prosciutto, sage cream sauce.
  • Black Ink Linguine$24.00
    Clams, tiger shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, chardonnay sauce.
  • Gluten-Free Ravioli Pasta$25.00
    Gluten-free ravioli stuffed with organic kale and mozzarella. Fresh vegetables and choice of San Marzano or Grana Padano sauce. The Chef strongly suggests not adding cheese to seafood pasta or seafood risotto. Try without first.
gnocchi
Nonna Titina’s recipe potato dumplings or gluten-free pasta.
  • Gnocchi Pink Sauce$19.00
    Organic spinach, creamy tomato vodka pink sauce.
  • Gnocchi Cinghiale$21.00
    Wild boar housemade sausage, mushroom, calabria chili, arrabbiata sauce.
  • Gnocchi Pesto$20.00
    Organic basil, parsley, pesto toasted white almonds.
  • Gnocchi Five Cheese$20.00
    Gorgonzola dolce, fontina, mozzarella, parmigiano, affumicata.
  • Gnocchi Positano$20.00
    Pomodoro sauce, basil, fresh mozzarella.
della-casa
Housemade pasta made with organic eggs & Italian flour.
  • Lamb Pappardelle$24.00
    Colorado 16-hour slow braised lamb shoulder ragú, mushrooms, over fresh pappardelle. Papa vittorio favorite.
  • Short Ribs Fresh Pasta$24.00
    Melt in your mouth, beef short ribs, fresh garden vegetables, over homemade rosemary infused fresh pasta.
  • Bolognese$20.00
    Pappardelle pasta, bolognese sauce.
  • Limoncello$24.00
    Limoncello infused radiatori pasta, scallop, wild prawns, pinot grigio wine sauce.
  • Healthy Salmon Pasta$24.00
    Alessandro made local lemon infused taglierini pasta, tossed with fresh salmon, shallots, fresh garlic, pinot grigio white wine sauce, tomato bruschetta, peppery baby arugula.
  • Alfredo Pasta$20.00
    Fettuccine made fresh in house every morning, parmigiano cream sauce.
  • Nonna Ida’s Lasagne$24.00
    Ricotta, meatballs, ragú, mozzarella.
  • Spaghetti Verde$25.00
    Arugula infused square spaghetti tossed with tiger shrimp, fresh garlic, pinot grigio, baby tear drop Peruvian pepper and Calabrian Chile.
  • Gluten-Free Ravioli$23.00
    Gluten-free ravioli stuffed with organic kale and mozzarella. Fresh vegetables and choice of San Marzano or grana padana sauce.
  • Nonna Titina Cheese Ravioli$19.00
    Spinach and ricotta filled ravioli, tomato basil sauce.
  • Nonna Ida Meat Ravioli$21.00
    Meat filled ravioli, bolognese sauce, pecorino cheese.
  • Veal Osso-Buco Agnolotti$24.00
    Veal osso-buco filled ravioli, wild mushrooms, brown butter sage sauce.
  • Aragosta Ravioli$26.00
    Maine lobster and roasted fennel filled ravioli, creamy tomato vodka pink sauce with fresh lobster meat.
risotto
Imported carnaroli Italian rice grown & harvested in Pavia, Italy.
  • Risotto Mare$25.00
    Shrimp, calamari, clams, wild prawn.
  • Gamberi Risotto$24.99
    Black tiger shrimp asparagus, lobster reduction.
  • Risotto Funghi$23.00
    Wild mushroom, shallots, Parmesan, prosecco.
  • Risotto Giardino$23.00
    Organic locally grown seasonal vegetables, burrata cheese.
piatti
Main Dishes.
  • Veal Marsala$30.00
    Veal tenderloin hand pounded, sautéed with shallots, wild mushroom and flambé with Sicilian marsala wine. Served with sautéed organic spinach and fire roasted potatoes.
  • Eggplant Parmigiana$24.00
    Lightly-breaded eggplant, mozzarella, pomodoro sauce, penne al pomodoro.
  • Cioppino$28.00
    Black tiger shrimp, tasmanian salmon, clams, calamari, and fresh fish, oregano, garlic, white wine tomato broth.
  • Pollo Limoncello$25.00
    All-natural fresh chicken breast, white wine limoncello caper sauce, served with organic rainbow carrots and spinach.
  • Pollo Parmigiana$24.00
    All-natural fresh chicken breasts, Asiago, parmigiano, fresh basil tomato sauce, penne al pomodoro.
  • Pollo Marsala$25.00
    All-natural fresh pan-roasted chicken breasts, Portobello mushrooms, and Sicilian marsala wine sauce, sautéed spinach, rosemary potatoes.
  • Pan Seared Scallops$27.00
    Pan seared fresh diver scallops over basil pesto with linguine pasta, garlic, fresh basil tomato sauce.
  • Fresh Salmon Filet$30.00
    Grilled fish salmon filet, meyer lemon fennel, sun-dried tomato white wine sauce served with sautéed spinach and organic rainbow carrots.
  • Elk Chop$37.00
    New Zealand elk chop seared to perfection, amarena cherry port reduction. Served with cipolline onions and rainbow cauliflower.
  • Filet Mignon$35.00
    4 oz. piece. Center cut filet, wood-fired Idaho potatoes and Italian artichokes. Available with amarena cherry port wine reduction or porcini mushroom sauce.
  • Lamb Chop$37.00
    12 oz. piece. Australian double cut lamb chops, maldon salt flakes, Italian herbs, grilled and oven baked. Served with roasted rosemary potatoes and sautéed mushrooms. Available with marinated fresh herb sauce or port red wine reduction.

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