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AMMATOLI mediterranean bites

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40 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Modern Mediterranean bites honoring the traditional recipes and exotic flavors from the cuisines of the Levant... served in a welcoming ambiance!

AMMATOLI is distinctive and extraordinarily fresh and healthy. We use only the finest quality ingredients, and all our produce and bread are delivered daily.

Our Mediterranean influenced kitchen gains inspiration from the best cuisine the Levant has to offer. Our fresh creative menu items are made from scratch and health oriented.

The result is a cuisine that is tasty and exotic. Levantine food is the epitome of the Mediterranean diet, cuisine that goes under the heading "healthy food", high on vegetables and big on flavor!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 40 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatrickT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Enjoyed the open air dining. Looking forward to inside dining next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal! Very authentic, excellent hummus and Labneh, well prepared meats. Solid wine list with Lebanese and other offerings (California, Argentina, Italy). Definitely a new Friday night rotation for us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place

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JeremyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding given the current circumstances with no indoor dinning.

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BPed
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Chicken is well-flavored and service was great.

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AmaliaE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Food is always great, fast service. Super friendly personnel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at AMMATOLI even during COVID

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food!

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1013luckie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so tasty and very light. Service was friendly.

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vipMichele
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and so was the service but...they only had 2 umbrellas which was not enough. The sun was hot we didn’t get to enjoy the meal as much as we had hoped.

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ScottH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch blew my mind. Such a creative take on middle eastern food re-imagined as a western brunch. The service was great. The chef came and thanked us personally. Loved it.

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vipHappyDiners
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!! Fabulous service!! We loved the restaurant !

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NancyD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We visited Ammatoli because we read about it during DineOutLongBeach. Not a very big place but loved the ambience. They were pretty busy and so the waitstaff was a bit slow but we weren't in a hurry and they were super friendly. Food was great; we'll definitely return.

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KarenW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. We will definitely be back!

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vipBrittanyw
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, kind server, delicious food. We’ll be back often

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JorgeS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was very good, atmosphere was nice. did not like constant attempts to upsale. other than that it was overall good experience.

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JohnP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

we went on Valentine's day with a reservation to be confronted with a $55 fix priced menu. we were told take it or leave it, but later on, someone complained and got a regular menu to order from. it was a rip-off! the food was mediocre at best with no meat, only a choice of fish or a vegan plate.

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Claudine
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. The chicken and beef was so tender. There was enough food for my husband and I to share a plate. I look forward to trying other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my fathers birthday with my parents, wife and one half year old daughter. Staff was very nice and attentive. We got the chicken family meal. My parents loved the quality of the food . They talked about coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delicious...no words can describe it, must try excellent combinations of flavors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience4

This restaurant DOES NOT RECOGNIZE OPENTABLES REWARD DOLLARS!!! They were somewhat rude about it. We didn’t even get a percentage off. They told us no. They said that they have the basic plan with open table and they didn’t authorize it. Leaving us to pay the whole amount. The food is great. The service was great. However, when it came to paying, that was an issue. The server called the manager and the manager was the rude one. They either need trained on how to accept them or need to be taken off of opentable rewards.

AMMATOLI mediterranean bites
Responded on January 1, 2020

Hello there, we terribly apologize for this! OpenTable never mentioned or explained this program to us. Unfortunately, we were not able to process these reward dollars because we didnt know how to. We contacted OpenTable and the issue is now resolved. Again, we apologize for this inconvenience.

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chrisM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Lemon Chix and Chix kabobs excellent. Babaganoush out of this world.

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vipFoodie24
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Definitely not worth it

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vipVegasEater
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I would definitely recommend Ammatoli to anyone seeking great mediterranean / middle eastern food, however this is not a traditional restaurant experience. The space is nice and well decorated with waiter/waitress service but there is an order counter that takes up considerable space and has a large presence not reflected in the pictures we viewed online prior to dinning.

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vipJambud
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It can get really noisy in the restaurant, but the food is really delicious so we just put up with the noise. The place is small too and always pack. I guess when you have good food, people still come.

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vipMaherM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service was excellent, and food tasted fresh.

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JessicaF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good Mediterranean food, reasonably priced, great location, great service! Restaurant is LOUD when full (Saturday night) and we could talk to our friends next to us by not the ones next to them. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just great all around. If you want to try Lebanese wines with your meal, they have several. And the service is most helpful. Outstanding.

AMMATOLI mediterranean bites
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you :) We are glad you enjoyed your time!

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LLuv
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made a reservation and we still waited close to 45 min. They should have reserved a table and that’s why it’s called reservation

AMMATOLI mediterranean bites
Responded on January 1, 2020

Hi there, we terribly apologize for this inconvenience! We were aware of your reservation, we had a number of group reservations that night, which was okay, but some of our diners stayed in longer than usual while enjoying their time. We did, however, have your party as the next available reservation once tables where available. We apologize again for this. We hope that you had enjoyed your time here... We strive to make your experience as special as possible.

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JohannaM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The only complaint I have is my reservation didn’t show up at the restaurant. My mother told me they were kind of short towards her when she entered stating we had a reservation and they couldn’t find it....despite the fact that there were no other patrons in the restaurant. It was for her birthday so unfortunately this put a damper on our experience. They also forgot to bring us hummus.

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ClareC
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Ammatoli. We shared the Mediterranean fries, chicken shwarma and two sides (babaganous and spicy hummus). Everything was very flavorful and well-prepared. The atmosphere was also very pleasant and the service warm and friendly. We will definitely return and recommend it to others.

AMMATOLI mediterranean bites
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you :) We are glad you enjoyed your time!

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JosieC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was an amazing value for the quality and quantity. The only thing I regret is not asking if I could have the recipe for that amazing garlic lemon chicken that I had .

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vipCandyLZ
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad we gave this place a try- so delicious! The babaganush was smooth & smokey, some of the best I've tasted. Mixed grill player with chicken and kafta as well as falafel sandwich were particular standouts but we truly enjoyed everything we ate. You can taste the love! We appreciated the chef coming out at the end of dinner as well!
Only less than positive thing I could possibly say is the noise level is high. Snuggle close to your dinner mate for a yummy and romantic dinner.
We had no problem finding parking around the corner on the street at a meter.
Recommended!

AMMATOLI mediterranean bites
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you :) We are glad you enjoyed your time!

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MarkH
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting and authentic Mediterranean food served by an attentive and helpful staff. Thank you!

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Jmansfield
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This experience was long-awaited, and I'd heard so many good things. I'd made a reservation for my friend's birthday on Wednesday August 21st, made a note on there for that. I got held up at work, so I had to call at push it back, which they happily accommodated.
Once we walked through the door, my friend and I were both washed over with confusion. The build-out is fast-casual, not full-service.
There wasn't a host to check in with, and the cashpoint was deserted. Two servers were flying around manically. We waited at the cashpoint, perused the menu, as the smell of the good was gorgeous so we were ready to ignore the strange layout, not being greeted and the general confusion.
We waited for, I would say about 5 minutes until finally, the female server barked at us to sit anywhere we wanted. I replied that we had a reservation, at which she scoffed at and just repeated to sit anywhere we wanted. All of the empty tables were filthy and covered with used napkins, dirty glassware, and plates. So we spotted one of the larger dining tables in the center of the small dining area, as the (I believe) ten top was seated by a couple, so my friend and I pulled up by the other side as that seemed like it was our only option.
Meanwhile, I apologized profusely to my friend. He had traveled quite a long way specifically to meet me for dinner to celebrate his birthday, and I felt so guilty for the weird experience up until that point. So embarrassed.
The couple on the other side of the table was very audibly upset, I couldn't help but overhear that they were waiting for a long while with just waters and were getting anxious to order. My friend and I locked eyes and discussed carrying on to another venue as we were very hungry. We decided to give it another few minutes but gave up after a short while we ended up at Michaels instead. Management needs to set their servers up for success and figure out what their process is. And the female server should be retrained or replaced.

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vipUpscalehealthynatural
Los Angeles
330 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good and is a decent lunch choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Would definitely come back to try their brunch.

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vipBrianC
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was slow and waiter was not attentive. Took the order and completely lost the ticket. We waited for 20 mins and nothing came. Waiter had to retake the order which was frustrating. Later they comped the two glasses of wine. Food finally arrived and it was lukewarm and dry. Food quality was poor. Not coming back.

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localdiner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Our server William was excellent and I will return.

AMMATOLI mediterranean bites
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you :) We are glad you enjoyed your time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Portion to Price is not well set - perhaps different plating? The plates look scarce for the price points and food style

FAQs

AMMATOLI mediterranean bites does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Toast. AMMATOLI mediterranean bites also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 435-0808.

AMMATOLI mediterranean bites is rated 4.4 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

AMMATOLI mediterranean bites does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/ammatoli-long-beach/giftcards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.