Hot bread was out of this
Hot bread was out of this world. I had scampi. The best I have ever tasted.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great staff, super good food
Great staff, super good food and nice atmosphere. I truly recommend it.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful old world charm and terrific entertainment Saturday night!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Seniors meet in Long Beach
Liked the free street parking (after 6), the food was terrific, the only downside was the noise level. The owner was very solicitous and went to each table to inquire about our satisfaction with the meal. We will meet there again.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden gem in Long Beach.
I have not been here for a year since relocating for work. The ambiance is still terrific with a European flare. The host/ owner is gracious, charming,, and definitely loads of fun. The bartender Pam and hostess Delara are very social and accommodating. Only slight complaint is the food quality has dropped a bit hence only a three star food rating. If the food quality is improved from the current 3 star to a four star level of old, I believe this can be the best total experience restaurant in Long Beach.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding meal and service!
Outstanding meal and service! We had a lovely dinner and enjoyed our experience. Would definitely return there again!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at La Traviata
First time at La Traviata resturant. love the food, our server was great every one was very friendly. We really enjoy our time.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I have been
My husband and I have been going to La Traviata on each wedding anniversay for the last several years. We have been there for lunch and dinner at other times since the early 90's. The staff is very attentive. The food choices are excellent, with awesome presentation. The restaurant is not far from where we live, so we are able to walk to and from weather permiting. The owner, Joe, is a great guy.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Food & Great Service!
Outstanding restaurant!! We had a large group and it was a wonderful evening. The service was superb. Our waiter was extremely nice and very accomodating. The food was delicious. The owner watched over our party and was very attentive as well. I was with a group of very discriminating diners and since I found this spot, I was hoping for the best. It turned out to be the perfect evening. Highly recommended!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I liked the food, the ambiance was very nice, with a singer in the bar. The proprietor even came by to check on us and see how dinner was. I would definitely go back.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place!
This is a fantastic Italian restaurant and I look forward to visiting again soon. Wonderful service, delicious food and nice ambiance. We had the lobster and avocado salad, butternut squash ravioli and a few other things. Warm bread was superb! Perfect date spot or to chill with friends.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was looking for a quiet, kid free place to take my wife of 9 years to celebrate our anniversary. La Traviata was perfect!. Excellent service, ambience, and the lasagna was incredible. Thank you
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance and comfortable
Great ambiance and comfortable room. We especially enjoyed the singing during dinner.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful restaurant, wonderful
Beautiful restaurant, wonderful food! The staff were all very attentative, until the end of our meal. The tables surrounding us and ourselves waited at least fifteen minutes for our check. It was Mother's Day so I can be forgiving of that because it was very busy and everything else had been so lovely.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
OMG! This food was amazing!
It was my first time and I found them on www.opentable.com. Pleasantly surprised would be an understatement! The food was KNOCK YOU OUT OF YOUR CHAIR good. The molten chocolate desert was AMAZING! We went for Mother's Day Brunch & had I known this place existed, I would've become a mother sooner. The were 3 options for the special occasion...salmon, lamb chops or pork chops & we all tasted one another's. short of licking the plates clean, we ate every crumb. YOU NEED TO TRY THIS PLACE! The atmosphere was amazing...quaint & cozy, the staff was attentive & all smiles & the food was just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & outstanding service
We had a party of 8, including two children, and the service was truly remarkable. I would definitely return and will recommend La Traviata to any friends in the area in the future!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the lasagna!
My husband and I went for lunch. We were the only people there for most of the time we were eating. My pasta was fine - but his minestrone soup and lasagna were outstanding. The soup was so good that I wish I had the recipe - very simple but awesome flavor. And the lasagna was different, no ground meat but the higher quality shredded beef. We both loved it. Definitely would go back and recommend to others.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the scallops and they were awesome. Don't forget the Spring Fling (what a match). Must do it again.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Parents' 40th anniversary
I'm so glad I found this place. It was my parents' 40th anniversary, so we wanted somewhere special, and that's exactly what we got. The atmosphere was cozy and intimate, the owner was a true host, stopping by our table to make sure everything was satisfactory, offering little tidbits of story about the place and full of charm. And the food! The food was not only delicious, but unique. Of course, the singing added a fun and personal touch that really made the night memorable. Safe to say, the singer has some PIPES on her, so it can get a little loud when she hits those crescendos, but we loved it. We left satisfied and feeling like we had a true dining experience. Whenever I'm in Long Beach, this is where I'm going to go.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely place for lunch--quiet,
Lovely place for lunch--quiet, excellent menu, good service.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner with our group
Great dinner with our group of 12. We had adults, teens and friends from out of the country in our group. The atmosphere was beautiful and the live background music was very enjoyable! We all loved our chosen entrees and had a lovely evening! The owner/host was very welcoming!! Will definitely be back!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
For time for me to take a client there for a business lunch. We were there for a weekday lunch around noon. Surprised that it wasn't very busy made me a little concerned when we first arrived. But, the food was excellent! The swordfish and the sea bass was wonderfully prepared, nice presentation, and delicious! Will definitely go back there again!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best
Love the food, service and drinks. Spring fling is awesome.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Traviata is a beautiful restaurant! The lighting and the decor take you to a romantic spot in Italy. But what's even better is the good service and delicious food. Owner Mario Nasab is a lively and welcoming host and he provides a friendly atmosphere to enjoy your dining experience, whether it be a romantic dinner for two or a reunion of friends for a fun night out, this is a wonderful place to dine!
Mario also features excellent live musical entertainment which makes the atmosphere even more special and gives it a vibrant energy.
La Traviata is definitely a classy neighborhood gem, and I'm happy it's in my neighborhood...fabulous downtown Long Beach! Don't miss this wonderful dining experience!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at La Traviata was
Dining at La Traviata was a pleasant surprise. Thank you for featuring it on Open Table. The special for that day was a roasted lamb filet which was incredibly delicious. The owner, Mario cordially went from table to table to greet his guests. The highlight of the evening was when a professional singer, Sheryl Lynne Smith began entertaining the entire restaurant. She is regularly featured there every Sunday evening. My husband and I truly enjoyed our evening and will return soon.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is very, very nice. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The owner made it a point of asking how things were going and made us feel very welcome. The food was very good, as well!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st but not Last!
I live by LaTraviata, have wanted to eat here & this was my 1st visit & will definitely not be my last! The service, ambiance & food were all great. The reasons I gave it four instead of five stars is because it was my first visit and there could be some improvements to my salad, but I feel confident there will be a five star rating in one of my future visits. I ordered one of the soups (super tasty broth!) and the lobster avocado salad and my partner had the rack of lamb. We were both pleased with everything and would order these items again. I would suggest a bit more lobster for the salad as there were only three pieces and I expected a bit more. We had the tiramisu for dessert and I think it was the best tiramisu I've ever had!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been here many times,
Have been here many times, but this was one of, if not THE best. Had the most delicious veal chop I've ever had. In fact three of us at the table enjoyed and raved about it. A little off the beaten path (few blocks), but worth the walk or very short cab ride from the Long Beach convention center and surrounding hotels. Don't miss this one! Proprietor was present and made sure we had the best service and were all satisfied.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Staff; Underwhelmed by Server
We were greeted by a truly charming hostess, and also the attentive owner; the bartender and jazz singer were all terrific and upbeat; however, our server was underwhelming...just took our order like we were at any chain restaurant. Had to be reminded to refill bread, take used bar glasses and plates. This was a special occasion at a festive place and there was just no flair, enthusiasm, or charm from our server. It is their time to shine, or at least smile! The owner picked up the slack... but he shouldn't have to.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem
I just happened on this restaurant while I was in Long Beach for the weekend. Their pasta is fantastic. It is some of the best I have ever had. I rearranged a trip a month later just to return for more! There aren't many restaurants left where you are personally welcomes you, and shakes your hand as you leave.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Evening
Enjoyed our birthday celebration dinner at LaTraviata. Have been going to this restaurant for years and its our "go to" place
for a quality food experience and fine service. Owner Mario always makes you feel welcome, from his initial greeting at
the door, coming by your table during your meal, and final send off at the end of a lovely evening. You never feel rushed
while eating and weekends there's music of some kind in the bar area. Over the years, we've enjoyed a piano player, an opera singer and our last experience a 3 piece jazzy group. Any special food requests, additions or subtractions to a dish, are graciously accommodated. Located in a pretty historic building, removed from the noise of Pine Avenue.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quick appreciation!
After getting stiffed by the Zombie Walk traffic, we had to cut dinner short or be late for the Classical Mystery Tour at the Performing Arts Center. We really only had forty five minutes to enjoy our meal. Our server was ever mindful of our time constraints, and made sure we got excellent food and service despite our hurry. She brought out the chef to consult with my vegan friend, and we both enjoyed their cappellini pomodoro and a wonderful glass of cabernet each. The food, ambiance and venue were all fantastic, the only thing missing was time to be able to stay and enjoy dessert! Everyone is professional and friendly, from the owner to the valet attendant. Live music rounds out a great experience. Make time to visit La Traviata!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
So much fun!
Very romantic, amazing atmosphere. They had a beautiful woman singing for the dinner service, it got kind of loud at times, but still very classy and fun! I would reccomend the mushroom ravioli :)
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM