Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Mare Culinary Lounge

696 S. Coast Hwy. (Cleo St.) Send to Phone
949-715-9581 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The team behind Cucina Alessa offers Italian cuisine in a chic environment conducive to late-night revelry.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast & Dinner daily
Open late
Features

* Click here for rating key

Mare Culinary Lounge Restaurant Review

: Nestled in (of all places) the Holiday Inn off of Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, Mare Culinary Lounge uses a dark yet lively interior --- with randomly projected movies --- to create a space that could convey an L.A. vibe but actually has local sensibilities. While the atmosphere and cocktails beckon the late-night crowd, the star of the show is the Italian cuisine from owner-executive chef Alessandro Pirozzi (Cucina Alessa, Pirozzi Corona del Mar). Starters include the palate-opening orange sweet pepper stuffed with goat cheese and a burrata-topped meatball slider. Continue with the handmade pastas, most notably the limoncello-infused mafaldine served with lobster tail, shallots and a Pinot Grigio and lemon sauce. Classic desserts like tiramisu round out the experience. Early birds can wake from their slumber, hang out in the hotel courtyard and indulge in a range of breakfast dishes, including a wide list of savory frittatas.

User Ratings & Reviews for Mare Culinary Lounge
 



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2015

Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.