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Buona Gente

5205 East 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
+1 562-438-8763
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
8 Aug 2017
“Cute and cozy”
11 Jan 2017
“Nice atmosphere ”
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Italian, Pizza
££ - £££
5205 East 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Super cute, but wasn't my favorite in Long Beach. I had a glass of Prosecco and the Linguine with Baby Clams. It was good, but not great. The linguine was very clam heavy, and although it is listed as baby clams I expected a plate...More

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the eggplant parmesan served with pasta marinara and salad. Reasonably priced at $14 for a 2nd street restaurant.

Thank pghalbert
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I really hoped this place had improved since I was last there. It was worse if anything. Only one person working, the chicken had a sauce that was thickened with flour (maybe), and though it was suppose to have lemon along with the capers, there...More

Thank lindalindabm
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Situated on the east side of 2nd, at the LB end of Belmont Shore, this little restaurant is a great place for lunch, especially if you favour somewhere a little more peaceful than some of the more full-on restaurants around here. The menu is Italian/American,...More

Thank Trudyscrumptious_12
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Cute and cozy restaurant. Ordered the chicken pesto pizza and added artichoke hearts. It exceeded my expectations. Nice medium crust with a generous amount of toppings. Service was a bit slow to great us, but friendly and quickly stepped it up.

Thank Wendya01
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Constant supply of fresh bread, yummy sandwiches and salad, perfect location, attentive hostesses, generous helpings

Thank Sheherbano M
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Went here for dinner last week while staying in the area. Relatives had went their the night before and raved about how good it was. Sadly, we didn't agree. All 4 of our entrees were disappointing. The sauces were bland and there was not much...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We walked by, stopped/looked at posted menu, and decided ... "what the heck". Mike was superb host as well as wait staff. The wait for their hand-made / hand-tossed pizza was well worth it. - While eating, another strolling couple stopped to read; we urged...More

Thank jwalk77
Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

I called for a pizza to be delivered last night and it was a hour and 40 minute wait so I told the lady I would come pick it up. I ordered a large pizza well done. She told me 20 minutes. I left the...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We walked into a half full restaurant, which filled up quickly. The hostess was sweet and knowledgeable about the menu when asked her favorite menu items. A delightful change from most people who hold this title! Within a short amount of time Taylor, our server,...More

Thank Sarah F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5205 East 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-438-8763
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