Michael's on Naples
Review for Michael's11am Mother's Day visit. Kevin's service was impeccable. It was very nice to meet Michael, himself..!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother perfect dinning experienceAnother perfect dinning experience on all fronts -- so nice!!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI was totally wowed by Michael's.I was totally wowed by Michael's. Started out with 1/2 price wine on their great rooftop patio during Happy Hour, then went downstairs for one of the best meals I've had this year. The grilled octopus salad, gnocchi with oxtail and dessert trio were all fantastic, with the almond cake that came with the dessert trio being the highest of the highlights. Great food, excellent service, attractive setting, this place has it all. Next time I'll arrive earlier so I can spend more time on their rooftop patio and explore their huge wine list and tempting appetizers.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebration DinnerWe had a party of 8 to celebrate a graduation from UCLA Paramedic Program and the start of a new career. The service, food, and spirits were only enhanced the celebration. Michael's on Naples is highly recommended for any occasion!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMChef tasting menus superbThe pasta tasting 5-course menu was outstanding. Finished with a delicious piece
of cheesecak with strawberries on top. A must try.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful birthday dinnerI took my husband to Michael's for his birthday and I was delighted with the evening! The lobster risotto was heavenly! Great service in a relaxed and classy atmosphere. We'll definitely be back!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWish it was in Santa MonicaFront to back this place is a great. Welcoming high-end Italian that holds its own with the best of L.A.. Both the food and service are better than ever. Great rooftop dining and bar, with more formal seating downstairs. Take your folks downstairs, go with friends upstairs.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, fresh food preparedGreat, fresh food prepared and presented in a warm relaxed environment. Very accommodating wait staff.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and Drinks were great.Food and Drinks were great. The service was great; however, it was a bit slow. I would say they were slightly under staffed and for the price of this place I would have expected a bit more.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regular customers atWe are regular customers at Michaels and it never disappoints. We ordered the Grand Prix prix fixe meal and it was outstanding. The first course, an octopus salad, was one of the best dishes we have ever eaten. The second course, speck-wrapped diver scallops were cooked perfectly and delicious. For dessert, we chose the canneloni. There weren't too sweet, but very tasty. We asked our server, Joanna, to pair wines with the meal. I'm normally a red wine consumer, but the three whites, all Italian, were perfect matches with the food. Service was excellent as usual, and the whole experience was memorable. In fact, we are going to return for a winemakers dinner in a couple of weeks and are already looking forward to it. Thanks Michaels.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMJust perfect!We had a wonderful evening at Michael's. Great, relaxed atmosphere, lovely decor, professional staff and most of all outstanding food! We liked the fact that the chef gives a new twist to some classic recipes. The end result is not an overwhelming plate with a thousand different flavors, you can actually identify what you are eating which is a must! My spinach lasagna were out of this world! simple but so good...
We chose to seat upstairs. It is a patio like space with heaters, really nice.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table was upstairs inOur table was upstairs in the patio, and it was a little bit too cold.
The food was very good and the service was outstanding.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find in Long BeachRead some reviews and decided to travel some 40 miles to Long Beach to try it out and was very pleased. Exactly what one should expect from a fine Italian restaurant. A well balanced menu and some wonderful specials offered. Pastas cooked to perfection and delicious deserts. From beginning to end, everything was delicious and the wait staff was very professional. Nice decor and will for sure visit again. Only one suggestion; the coffee is weak...LOL4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious! Lovely spot toDelicious! Lovely spot to celebrate a special event4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff is a gem, very knowledgableStaff is a gem, very knowledgable of the menu, wine etc. I wrote a lengthy review on yelp. I highly recommend Michael's on Naples to anyone wanting a great Italian meal and wonderful atmosphere.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely evening celebratingWe had a lovely evening celebrating my husband's birthday. I was a little disappointed that he did not receive a little "treat" after dinner.
This restaurant is such a gem and we will be back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent. The bestAlways excellent. The best Chocolate mousse, ever!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Michael's a coupleI've been to Michael's a couple of times now and each time did not disappoint. Great food and service. Definitely will go back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael's has become our newMichael's has become our new favorite date night dining experience. The food is eclectic and of the finest quality, and the ambience, especially when dining on the rooftop, provides complete protection from the elements while still feeling as if you are outdoors. If your looking for a restaurant that has it all, this is the place.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice looking restaurantA very nice looking restaurant with very good food but over priced in many ways, $13 for a bowl of soup should not have cost more than $7 even at a fine restaurant. The tables for two people are very small and very close to your neighbors. The menu should have included standard Italian fare such as lasagna, spaghetti & meatballs etc. but instead seemed to be somewhat complicated as to what you were ordering. Gourmet is fine but some people just want simple Italian fare on the menu as well. There are just too many other fine restaurants in the area with better prices and more space to eat in than to return to this restaurant again. For those that don't mind spending lots of money and dining in cramped spaces this restaurant would be fine3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Michael's. I admit the Zagat rating was the initial reason for selecting the place for my anniversary, but I soon realized the place is legit. From the minute you walk in the service is prepared for you. Promt seating, a champagne trolley arrives to pour tableside a selection of no less than 4 bottles of varying quality bubblies! The prix fixe menu is balanced and well thought out and priced reasonably for the couple or family of four. Please make this a destination on your next outing in Long Beach.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMServer, Chuck, was great.Server, Chuck, was great. Good food, upscale Italian with lots of seafood choices3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had our 30thMy wife and I had our 30th anniversary dinner last Sunday. Food, service, atmosphere and etc. was outstanding. We definitely will come again....3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. ooths handle 4 to 6 and there is an upstairs loft which is quieter.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMarkGreat experience...would absolutely go again if in the area3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pasta is some of the bestThe pasta is some of the best pasta I have ever had. We also had some of their flatbreads for the first time and the were outstanding! I will keep coming back. Love this place.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLiked the music - guitar player,Liked the music - guitar player, perfect background music.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael's on Naples is ourMichael's on Naples is our favorite local restaurant. The food and service is always fantastic. Their pasta dishes are wonderful and so is the pan fried branzino. Excellent cocktails (Martini's) and wine list.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMichael's of Naples is a veryMichael's of Naples is a very nice, fancy Italian restaurant in Long Beach. I moved from Milan (Italy) 5 years ago, Michael's of Naples reminds me elegant restaurants in Milan, the atmosphere is very friendly and food is excellent. I can say this is the only real Italian restaurant I've been in SoCal since I moved over from Italy.
It's an experience that you don't want to miss.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find in long beachGreat local restaurant. I was in town and found Michaels among the many great LA restaurants. Fantastic find. Very comfortable with thoughtful, simple and elegant food. Not fussy or too much...just right. Pasta courses are not to be missed.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently the bestWe chose the Michael's experience for a 100 point wine to share with friends because Michael's never disappoints. They have a delicious menu that has both favorites and new additions with fresh, seasonal ingredients. I look forward to pasta because I have never had better outside of Italy. This is the only restaurant where I always order dessert because their selections are innovative and satisfying. The servers are knowledgable and delightful. It's the go-to special occasion restaurant.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visit,This was our second visit, and it will not be our last. Everything from the service, to the food, to the wine was extraordinary. We are particularly attracted to the wine list, which includes a remarkable array of fine Italian wines, reasonably priced. We enjoyed three of these by the glass or the quartino.
This restaurant runs in the company of the very best in the greater Los Angeles area.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AM