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About Michael's Pizzeria - Long Beach
Located on the Promenade in the heart of downtown Long Beach, Michael's Pizzeria is where classic and modern meet. Whether you want to enjoy the simple perfection of a Margherita, or something a little out of the ordinary like the Flori di Zucca made with squash blossoms and honey, your pizza will be made with the freshest ingredients possible and cooked just right in their 800°F wood-burning oven. But it’s not all pizza at Michael’s Pizzeria. They also offer delicious appetizers, salads, entrees cooked and served in cast iron skillets, and of course, an excellent selection of beer and wine.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
2 hrs FREE PARKING in Public lot @ 51 East 3rd Street Long Beach, CA 90802. Also 2hr FREE PARKING w/validation @ "The Lofts at Promenade" private lot!
Giuseppe A Musso
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Michael's Pizzeria - Long Beach Ratings and Reviews
Food was good. Service was well below average. The server didn’t know what the special was. He told me something and I got something else. Plus they forget my sons food from the kid menu. He received his pizza and raw dough after all the main courses arrived. No sorry. Just a nervous smile and laugh. Also never asked if we wanted any refills of water. We ordered a cheese plate appetizer and asked for 4 more slices of bread and they only brought back 3 and by the time we realized the server was gone.
This is our go-to place when we want a relaxed evening with friends or family. It is like a casual version of Michaels On Naples which is arguably one of the best Italian dining experiences in the area. But that's another review. We love the outdoor dining a Michaels Pizzeria especially if you have a group large enough to sit around the fire table. It's also fun to share the fire table and make new friends. There are so many delicious choices but our favorite meal is to start with a craft cocktail and the prosciutto, burrata and grilled peach for an appetizer (ask for extra bread so you can sop up the Calabrian chili oil provided) For a entree, I love the Fiori E Saisicca pizza. The fennel sausage is amazing. I now change things up by having that sausage added to other pizzas on the menu. Pizza is served uncut but I always ask for crispy crust and have it cut. My husband usually chooses a pasta. The spaghetti with braised beef, veal, and pork meatballs is a favorite. We always save room for dessert. The almond cake and the semifreddo are always a treat. I also like the fact that they serve authentic espresso and cappuccino and they get the timing right by serving the coffee in time to enjoy with dessert. Just a preference of mine. I really don't like when the coffee service is so slow that it arrives after we finish dessert. Mangia!
Something seemed a little different, still great pizza and really good beer, service was fine, maybe it was too early on a Saturday evening. Maybe the manager(?) kind or ordering folks around tempered the mood and I think they used to have bread for their awesome spicy oil. A little pricey for a light meal for 2 with a couple of beers.
My friend and I had a wonderful lunch at Michael's before going to MOLAA. Service was exceptional! The food was amazing. We had the prosciutto and mozzarella appetizer, which was delicious. I had the margherita pizza. It was one of the best pizzas I have ever tasted. The crust is super-fresh, and again, the mozzarella is to die for. There was an excellent selection of wine; both Italian and domestic. I chose the Orvieto - yum! My friend ordered the lemon sorbet for dessert, which tasted like lemon meringue pie! I had a delicious cappuccino. It was a lovely lunch in a friendly atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
The pasta was NOT Linguini but some egg pasta; had a decent flavor, but was thick pasta and not the pasta for the dish I ordered -- there were ONLY 8 Clams in the dish for $16 and -- NO SAUCE!! The pasta was barely covered in a sauce that gave it flavor. The best thing was the Appetizer of Squash Blossoms! That was delicious, stuffed with cheese and crispy and hot ... 3 for $14? VERY PRICEY but that at least tasted very good. My sister ordred the "chef special trio" and sent it back twice -- did not get charged -- obviously, because she didn't eat but a bite of it... was too salty, pasta ravioli was hard around the edges.. just not a good dish to offer. THE PIZZA is the thing to buy here -- THAT looked excellent, and lots of people were ordering it.
Had a wonderful birthday dinner with friends. Food and wine were excellent! The only caution is that, with the proliferation of online menus, two dishes I was interested in trying were no longer available. The special appetizer of stuffed squash blossoms certainly made up for it.
Service was a little slow but very friendly. Food was good but very small portions considering the price. I was a little surprised the restaurant was almost empty, we hadn't been there in a while and it was always crowded before. Maybe as the weather warms up the crowds will come back
If you like good NY style pizza this is not the place. I'm sure most S Calif like this style pizza as it beats most pizza joints in S Cal.
I do like that they make their own cheese and ingredients. I give them 5 stars for this. Not to common for a restaurant to make food from scratch.
I'll stick to the couple places I know that have good NY style pizza.
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