Award Winning Chef, Alessandro Pirozzi, opened his first restaurant in Orange County, California only six years ago. Through a mix of his charming personality and time-honored family recipes he created an authentic taste of Italy on Pacific Coast Highway.
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 but fortunately for him, 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, the flavors and learning the traditional techniques of preparing fresh homemade pasta.
Pirozzi´s passion for food and his quest to become certified became his way of life and prompted him to learn the cuisine from every region in Italy. He discovered regional secrets to impeccable pizza; mastered meat preparation, including the perfect veal saltimbocca and became versed in many different sauces.
Pirozzi Corona Del Mar features a wood burning oven meticulously handcrafted by artisans in Naples, Italy and imported especially for Alessandro.
The Corona Del Mar location features some of Alessandro´s handcrafted favorites as well as an extensive wine list, prosciutto & mozzarella bar, 900° baked prime beef, handcrafted pasta and gelato made in-house daily.