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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.

210 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner

Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Promenade

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 491-2100

Website:
http://www.michaelspizzeria.com/

Parking Details:
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!

Executive Chef:
Giuseppe A Musso

Additional:
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

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4.7

service

4.5

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4.5

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4.5

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 hours ago

Great service, would come back again!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and excellent service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We sat on the patio by the fire pit. It was romantic for 2 and would also be fun for 8. If you have a good-sized party I would definitely recommend the fire pit. We shared the sausage and brussel sprouts, arugula salad and a pizza. The service was discretely attentive. All in all a very nice evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Some of the best Italian food and pizza in Southern California! I love the prosciutto and arugula pizza. They and have a solid beer selection

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Made a reservation via Open Table for a table for 2 prior to going to a show @ Carpenter Center. The January evening was a bit chilly, so sitting outside wasn't an option. In spite of showing up on time for a 6:30 reservation, we were seated at the bar. It's a noisy place, so this wasn't conducive to conversation. To their credit, the place found us a table after 20 minutes. Food was OK, nothing special. If the area around Carpenter Center wasn't such a food desert, I wouldn't have gone here. Too bad.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food is great, service is painfully slow (but nice). Plan on a 90 minute lunch.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great salads, amazing pizza sauce, delicious even cold the next morning!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great for families. Very good pizza & pasta, good beer selection and wines by the glass.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent pizza and pasta. Tasted just like the ones we had in Italy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was very good. Service was very good, too. The menu had a lot of options - not “just” a pizza place. The pizza was great- and they had a vegan option. Michael’s house salad used tiny baby arugula that was succulent. Good place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Outside tables are great. Inside is not as special. Food is great fresh Italian. All breads and pastas made in house

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. Authentic Neapolitan style pizzas and other delights. All the ingredients are sourced locally and the care shows. Been there numerous times and highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Service was great, food was delicious and served promptly. Loved the margherita monday special, will definitely be returning soon!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This past visit was a little disappointing. The pizza I wanted was not available, and the one I had was not made to their usual standards. I still recommend the restaurant , a pleasant place to sit outside, and the food is usually very good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Good, as always. Wish we could eat here more often...pup enjoyed the patio.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I got a margurita pizza. The crust was exceptional; wood oven, crisp crunch on the outside and chewy at the same time. Just as it should be. Well done.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Walking distance from the Westin and Convention Center right off the Promenade. Nice outdoor seating. Everyone enjoyed it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

One of the Best total dining experience we have had food wine service
Very charming informative staff food superlicious. Could not eat or drink one more bite
Extremely impressed

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, People Watching, Romantic, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Calabrian wine pairing dinner, the wines were only fair, but the meal was excellent

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Best pizzas on the planet. Five people waited on our table but still poor service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The pizza, spinach salad and vegetable medly in the cast iron pan were just fabulous. Everything was fresh and delivered in a timely manner. Love this place..

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Organic, Healthy, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Chef Giuseppe's rigatoni with Italian sausage & robbi

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great italian wine options and desserts. Wonderfully authentic pasta dishes. Perfectly sized portions

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good as always. Super tasty. The Briney Melon Gose was a nice addition...

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great pizza and past. Very reasonalbl

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Love, love, love Michael's Pizzeria! Best wood fired pizza ever. Super friendly service and great selection of wines and beers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Nice Italian. Food always reliably good. Great pizza and specials. Beer choices are pretty good, although darks are a bit sparse. Overall, a great spot in downtown Long Beach.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was great, the staff was friendly and the place was clean :)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

It was all so awesome!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Fabulous special pork chop with goat cheese and truffles!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 30, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Margherita Mondays where pizza is the star buy one and earn a basil & mozzarella margherita for free! The special pappadelle with summer black truffles was sinfully 😊 good

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very pleasant. Nice atmosphere/ambience, attentive staff. Pizza, tasty, hot, fresh premium local ingredients, chewy crust . Only issue was that the base was so thin in the center that it wouldnt support the topping, we all needed a knife and fork .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Good pizza. Will be back. Nice patio. They do need to add some domestic light beer

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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