Salerno serves fresh prosciutto in Orange County

About Salerno

We have been feeding Laguna's families and visitors since 1975. We specialize in traditional Southern Italian favorites at reasonable prices. With a cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and great food, it's like dining with family!

Meet the Chef

Combining his charming personality and time-honored family recipes, Chef Alessandro Pirozzi brings an authentic taste of Italy to Laguna Beach, CA.

Born in Naples, Italy, Pirozzi was the youngest of four children and the only boy. Growing up in a house full of girls was a constant challenge for him. Fortunately, whenever the girls were teasing him, his grandmother, Nonna Ida, would rescue him and take him into the safety of her kitchen to help prepare dinner.

The kitchen became his sanctuary. He fell in love with the different aromas, flavors, and learning the traditional techniques of preparing fresh homemade pasta. It was there that he learned the many secret family recipes and began his journey to become a Certified Italian Chef.

Chef Alessandro Pirozzi is the owner of Alessa and Salerno in Laguna Beach