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L'Opera Ristorante

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101 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802-4415 (First Street)
+1 562-491-0066
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Del Mar, California
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a nice surprise .. Food was good , service was even better , nice seating , opera singing at times , All made for a lovely evening visiting with friends

Thank julieela
Long Beach, California
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first "good" downtown Long Beach restaurant in a generation. It featured and still does dependable modern italian food. It is fine for conventioneers, large enough to host large meetings and banquets and has ersatz atmosphere--Italian language lessons piped into the bathrooms! Should you want cutting edge Italian cuisine, you will have to drive a bit further.

Thank cary263
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on December 31st. Very busy but good service. The problem is the food. The calamari were rubbery. For the main course we took the veal scalopinni. The veal was OK but the pasta too cook and the olio almost non existent. The broccoli was too cooked and the carrots undercooked.

Thank Louise B
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251 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

What a great place to hold an office lunch party for the holidays. This is the second year that we chose this location. We selected the menu and every step of the way service was impeccable. We brought our own wines in, paid the corking fee, and were so happy with the overall approach. Our choices were beef medallions, vegetarian... More 

Thank swimdiva
Long Beach, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

great for intimate lunch or dinner, fair portions and the food is exquisite. Worth trying it at least once. Be prepared for a hefty check

Thank Bertmg
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I'm Asian but love Italian food. I tried L'Opera for lunch. And boy was I right! The best caprese (burrata chese). I could eat that cheese forever. The breads in different types (soft rolls, flat crunchy and crunchy sticks) were a perfect match with the pesto. Then came this massive steak, cooked to a perfect medium with gorgonzola and crunchy... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is an up scale restaurant and bar. It is a little more expensive but what a great selection of wines, food and ambience.

Thank Ian A
Houston, Texas
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204 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

There are restaurants that are OK, good, very good and even excellent. Based on our first time experience for lunch I say this restaurant is exceptional. My wife and I split a salad and had two pasta dishes. The ravioli and the lasagna where " the best". From start to finish perfect.

Thank Joseph B
Long Beach, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Normally large group meals are okay to disappointing but we were really impressed by the quality and flavors of our dinner. L'Opera served about 120 on a Sunday night with the restaurant filled to capacity in other rooms. Every aspect of the meal was great- from preparation and flavor to temperature. The staff was never flustered and handled the group... More 

Thank Jodi S
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were told that this was the finest Italian restaurant in Long Beach but would beg to differ. We went to the L'Opera as a tour group & the salad starter was basically a plate of green leaves ( Mainly the tougher lettuce leaves ) & one very small tomato. The lasagne that I ordered came & completely filled the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802-4415
    (First Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-491-0066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?