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ABC7 Localish LA Spotlights Alessa's Limoncello Pasta
Chef Pirozzi shares his favorite limoncello pasta with ABC7.
Laguna Beach’s Promenade on Forest May Become 'Town Center' for Good
Alessandro Pirozzi, who operates Alessa, was in full support. Two years ago, Pirozzi worked with the city to create a parklet on lower Forest. Even then, the outdoor dining deck was extremely successful and drew people into the restaurant, he said.
Chef Donates to Laguna Food Pantry
The Laguna Food Pantry recently accepted a $5,000 donation from Chef Alessandro Pirozzi, the owner of Alessa, Salerno, and Pirozzi restaurants.
Alessandro Pirozzi Makes Branzino that is Delectable Artwork
Branzino has become an everyday staple on upscale restaurant menus. The delicate, white-fleshed Mediterranean seabass (called “loup de mer” on French menus) tastes almost sweet when cooked correctly. Orange County chef-restaurateur Alessandro Pirozzi knows how to serve it at its very best.
Alessandro Pirozzi Makes Seashell Pasta with Almond Pesto and Shrimp
Alessandro Pirozzi, executive chef-owner of Cucina Alessa in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, joins food writer Cathy Thomas to make Seashell Pasta with Almond Pesto and Shrimp.
10 Great Spots for Dining Al Fresco in Orange County
A bustling section of Forest Avenue (where traffic will redirect one onto Glenneyre if turning from 3rd Street) is transformed into a series of dining pockets being called The Promenade, with fencing to keep pedestrians at bay. Moulin, Alessa by Chef Pirozzi, Brussels Bistro and 230 Forest are among the eateries lining the avenue.
Giving a Hand Up for Hunger & Homless Awareness
This year’s Hunger and Homeless Awareness event was a success, with impassioned speakers championing the cause for the homeless while surrounded by the art of award-winning bronze sculptor Randy Morgan. Held at the BC Space on Nov. 8, attendees were entertained with music from the band, The Giant Peach, and treated with refreshments from Alessa By Chef Pirozzi and desserts from Kitchen in the Canyon.
10 Great Places to Eat Spaghetti in Orange County
If there’s one thing we learned about interviewing Chef Alessandro Pirozzi, it’s that he doesn’t sit still for long. Thankfully, he runs a consistent kitchen in Laguna— our favorite Alessa location. In fact, we named it Best Italian Restaurant last year. His homemade pastas are some of the tastiest. 234 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, (949) 497-8222; www.alessalaguna.com.
OC Weekly: Best Italian Restauraunt 2016
With family pictures plastered on the wall and dishes named after his nonna, chef Alessandro Pirozzi sweeps customers back to his hometown of Naples. At his Alessa Laguna Beach, you’ll indulge in complimentary bread and pesto before ordering from a menu featuring fresh seafood, creamy sauces and hand-made pastas all inspired by traditional family recipes. Once you’re done here, make sure to visit Pirozzi’s other excellent OC eateries—but this is the best of the bunch.
Inventive Italian at Alessa by Chef Pirozzi
Once in a great while, a city is lucky enough to have a restaurant that everyone loves. A restaurant whose fan base spans generations, appealing to families, couples in the throes of young love, and even those hard-to-please locals. Along Forest Ave. in downtown Laguna Beach, that place is Alessa by Chef Pirozzi.
The Face of Fine Italian Dining
It’s been over a decade since Chef Alessandro Pirozzi opened his first restaurant in Orange County. Combining his charming personality and time-honored family recipes, Pirozzi created an authentic taste of Italy nestled right on Pacific Coast Highway.
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