About Phil Trani's

Located in Bixby Knolls, Phil Trani's has been serving quality and authenticity since he opened his doors in 1990. Phil Trani's mixes California style with Continental cuisine, offering fresh seafood from around the world, and premium meats highlighting the flavors of Europe.
Not only can you converse with Phil while he cooks your meal, but you will be surrounded by nastalgic signatures and memorabilia. Professional athletes, celebrities, journalists, and doctors often frequent Phil Trani's and provide an atmosphere that is all its own.

3490 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90807
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM. Dinner 5:30-9:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM. Sunday: 4:00PM - 8:00PM.

Brunch is served on Sunday from 10:00AM - 3:00PM during football season.

Cross Street:
Wardlow

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 426-3668

Website:
http://www.philtrani.com/

Entertainment:
FLASHBACK BAND

Enjoy Oldies, Rock and Roll, Blues, Jazz, Motown Classics, and Pop Classics Playing every Friday and Saturday evening, 8pm-12am



THE ROADHOUSE KINGS

Enjoy roadhouse Blues, Bakersfield Country, Southern Rock, Texas Swing, and Rockabilly. Every Thursday Night, 6:30-9:30.

Executive Chef:
Phil Trani

Private Party Facilities:
Have it your way, at YOUR restaurant for the day! Book Phil Trani's for your private event. We're perfect for weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries and everything in between.

The entire place is yours for the day, including the Restaurant, patio, bar, chef, wait staff and band! We take care of the details while you sit back and enjoy the great food and fun.

Please contact us to organize the details!

Private Party Contact:
Phil Trani: (562) 426-3668

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Phil Trani's Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (12)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for a Date (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Romantic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Live Music (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I had the halibut and it was tasty and fresh. It was cooked to perfection and very moist. Vegetables served with the meal were well seasoned. The only criticism I have is that the salad that comes with the entree is a little boring. Only lettuce and dressing. Cucumber, tomato, etc. could have added so much

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loving our last minute decision for an anniversary dinner celebration at Long Beach's oldest school restaurant, Phil Trani's
Booths
Back lit menus and back lit bill folders
Being the youngest couple there
Hendrick's martinis, dry, olive
Super Colossal Shrimp cocktail with ketchupy cocktail sauce
New England Clam Chowder with soda crackers
Ranch dressing
Sand dabs!!!
Veal Marsala

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always enjoy going to Phil Tranis restaurant. The food is good and the service is very good. We were celebrating 3 birthdays and they brought out several dessert items, complimentary.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Frequented this restaurant when working in that area and was always impressed. I arranged a retirement dinner for one of our clients. Everyone who joined was very impressed. The service was exceptional and the variety of our appetizers and dinner selections would appeal to everyone's taste buds. Upon opening the menu it was a first for all of us. The menu lights up and eliminates the need for phone flashlight that sometimes we have to use at other eateries.

A gem of a place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Late-night Find, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The place was okay but I wouldn't recommend it. I had to seafood dish there was more broth then seafood or pasta and someone else had the steak ordered medium-rare came out well well cooked. It took a long time to be served drinks and food but the check came before we even finish the desert

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

i've been coming to phil tran's for several years and this was the very worst experience i've ever had--it's aa good thing i brought famiy members who have been there before so they were shocked but we' ll be back. pat beckerman

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My friends and I kept saying why haven't we been coming here more often! We hadn't been here in years and now I want to come every week.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Live Music
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant for it's amazing food and fantastic drinks. On certain nights they have entertainment or Wine dinners and those make your experience even better. This is a long time establishment that has both indoor, outdoor and bar seating.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

my rack of lamb was med rare/raw instead of just medium

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was reminiscent of old school diner food. Not at all fine dining. Clam chowder soup was watery and filled with potatoes and celery. There was plenty of food but just not the quality expected for the price paid.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Still one of the best kept secrets in Long Beach. Step back a bit in time and relax with just great food with great service. Live music on the weekends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

great service from the reserved seating, ordering drinks, and timely manner of food served. quiet environment for couples or groups. ample parking off the street. nice outdoor sitting area also. definitely a great room for live music.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Live Music, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We go to Phil Trani's mostly for the veal parmigiana which is very good. We like the atmosphere but have had problems with slow service. Also, though we had reservations we has to wait for 10 minutes to be seated.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Phil Trani is Long Beach Royalty. You will never have a bad time at his restaurant. The Band is Great. Also the Paula behind the bar is one of this towns best bartenders.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Extremely disappointed with everything from the watery ranch salad dressing to the over salted halibut to the filet which I know was not filet. Maybe strip if you're lucky which was overlooked. The microwaved two pieces of broccoli were cold and there was a couple at another table who definitely needed a room. Not the experience I hoped for.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have been to Phil Trani's several times and we always have a good time. It's a great local restaurant, full of sports memorabilia which is fun to look at. The restaurant is nice, but not stuffy. Our server was friendly and the food was excellent. The final bill was very reasonable. They had a fun band playing in the bar, and we thought about staying for a bit to listen but had to get going. We were celebrating my parent's 49th anniversary and Phil Trani's was perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our family get together was comfortable at Trani's. We like the comfortable seating and relative quiet. There were several seafood specials on the board, and we all picked something there. Broiled Halibut was adequate but very expensive--$33 for only adequate. Baked potato also fine. Salad fresh and crisp. Side veggies fine. My dad's lentil soup was pushed away uneaten. He said it did not taste good and was lukewarm. My sister and I had glasses of Wild Horse Pinot Noir which I enjoyed. Overall, I would give the food a lukewarm rating--to go with my dad's soup--because, given the prices, the ingredients and preparation are just so-so. Love the relaxed atmosphere in the dining room, the well-lighted menus and attentive wait staff. I think our waitress was a little inexperienced--didn't know much about some of the entrees and had to come back to confirm some choices we'd made. But she was very personable. When I'm in Long Beach, if our dad wants to come back, I will.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Traditional style restaurant with large booths. Quiet. Very good food and service with convenient parking. A gem from the past which has managed to survive. Not too fat from the Carpenter Mudic Center. Will return for pre theatre dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 10, 2017

After years of driving by this establishment, I finally made reservations and checked them out. I was pleasantly surprised by the reasonably-priced and varied menu. Their Center Filet Cabernet steak was perfectly cooked and full of flavor from the crumbled bleu cheese and cabernet reduction. This was served with a baked potato and vegetables (which were perfectly cooked). Their wine list is respectable and the pricing reasonable. On the night we were there (Friday), they had a roving magician that entertained the tables with his slight of hand. We are certainly looking forward to many more dining out evenings at Phil Trani's.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 6, 2017

I hope it was just a bad day for the restaurant, but the customer service was below par and my order was not filled correctly due to the "computer winning that day" according to the waitress, who not once told us what was going on for the 50 mins we waited for our meal. We ordered 2 flat iron steaks medium, one came in rare, the other well done. Other steak plate, can't recall which one, but also ordered medium and came well done. Although tasty, it's not what we had ordered. I also ordered the lamb special for the day, ordered medium, it came pretty well done. I believe our ordered rested way too long, because it wasn't that warm once received and clearly overcooked. The rare steak that came in was too red for my co-workers taste but he had to wait additional 10 mins for his steak, which they apparently forgot and seem to have rushed to get it to our plate. Very disappointed since we work literally across the street . . . I wanted to love this place too.

One a more positive note, the servers were nice and well mannered, we were seated right away. Plating decent and the taste of the food was excellent.

Just lacked communication as to what was going on with our order and by the time we got our ordered, we had no time to complain as we sat for 1 hours during our lunch break.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Our first time and will be back! Great all around and all the reviews were right on! Have the jumbo shrimp appetizer! Excellent!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Seven of my friends and I met at Phil Trani's to celebrate two of our birthdays and to have a girls night out. The ambiance was nice and quaint, the service and attention from the staff was excellent. The food was good. Ample pour of wine and great price. I will return, maybe take a date. The lounge was fun and lively, one of my friends even sang with the band, it was great fun for everyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I have been going to Phil's for 2+years and the food and service are always excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The shrimp cocktail is a special item we always order. The shrimp are huge and the sauce is very good. Good service and pleasant personnel. We love the menus that light up when opened.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

very old school in style & menu . bar hops with an older crowd.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The service and food was excellent. My friends and clients have been very impressed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great food, nice servers.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Always delicious, well prepared food and drinks with friendly attentative service. Great menu selections and creative daily specials.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a BLAST! We had dinner in the bar area because we came to see/hear Good Rockin' Daddy! They did not disappoint. Loved the energy, the music and songs. The food was delicious. We plan to return soon.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 10, 2017

It was our first time at Phil Trani's. The service was excellent. The food and wind were excellent. The prices were reasonable. We will definitely come back with friends and family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 28, 2017

As always, a great place for dinner with friends. The service is wonderful and the food great! Love the veal piccata!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Really good food, went with a party of 8 and everyone was pleased. Nice atmosphere, kind of a throwback to an earlier era. Service could be quicker.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Been wanting to try Trani's for a long time and our 20th anniversary was a good time to finally do it. We were so very pleased with every aspect of this wonderful restaurant. We are in our later years in life and it was a breath of fresh air to experience this wonderful restaurant. We will no doubt go there again and not wait for a special occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Wonderful food, as always. Service friendly. Phil Trani himself stopped by our table and chatted for a few minutes. Then sent a magician over who really entertained and amazed us. Have been to Trani's many times and have never been disappointed in either the food or the service. It truly is a neighborhood gem. And they have some wonderful wines on the wine list.
Would recommend Trani's for any occasion, from "just dinner out" to a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. You just can't go wrong with Trani's!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

A neighborhood gem where you go to eat good Americana cuisine but also get a chance to run into your neighbors and talk about your community. Not a lot of these places left in the area.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Its great to have a place like Phil Trani's in the neighborhood. A little like going back to the 70s, but food is great and always great service without breaking the bank

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Band was incredible. Food was very good, and very good value. Will certainly go back to see the band.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We found this place on OpenTable after flying into LA and checking into a hotel in Long Beach. We arrived for the last seating on a Sunday night and were welcomed graciously. Our 16yo was the youngest person there by about 50 years! We enjoyed delicious traditional Italian food, a very nice wine, and a leisurely dinner. It was very nice not to be rushed despite our late arrival time - other diners were still lingering over conversation when we left. The only shortcoming was courses that arrived out of order. This is an old school gem. Nothing flashy, just fine traditional Italian.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We are always looking for an"old fashion " restaurant. Comfortable booths, nice ambience, good service and a menu that has all the favorites ,e.g. rack of lamb, Italian choices, etc. The cocktails here are also generous. They also have music in the bar and sometimes dancing. It is nice to feel like a grownup again rather than dinning in a warehouse with tiny portions of strange food. The owner Phil comes around and chats at every table and is proud of his restaurant as he should be.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great food and great service! Prices are extremely reasonable. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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