I am a really big fan of promoting other local businesses... I must say that this local business, needs no such help. Cucina Alessa, right here on Coast Hwy in Newport Shores, has developed their own Little Italy of faithful customers and all of us at Blue Springs love this spot!
The second we walk in the door, Chef/Owner Alesandro treats us like one of the family. It is about the warmest and most hospitable restaurant there is. Oh, by the way, the food is Molto Buono!
You pretty much can't go wrong with anything on the menu and the fact that a party of two can get out of there for less than $50, is a big plus. I am personally a big fan of the Linguini Pescatore and the Mushroom Risotto is to die for.
I'm not usually a big Pizza fan, but at Cucina Alessa, pizza is an entirely different experience. Thin, light crust and really unusual toppings make a great starter.
Do yourselves a favor and stop by soon... I can promise that you'll be back again. Bon Appetito!