Ellie's

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Ellie's is a Southern Italian inspired restaurant by chef & owner Jason Witzl located in the Alamitos Beach district of Long Beach. Understanding the value of curating ingredients grown and handled with care, Ellie’s features the products of an assortment of farmers, fisherman, and butchers unique in their methods.

In his first independent effort Chef Jason hopes to fill guests with a warm familial feeling. He extends a full heart to the dining room and his energy is palpable, bouncing from kitchen to table describing the food and his love of all things it encompasses. Playfulness, authenticity, and unrestrained laughter pour through the kitchen and onto your plate.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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DF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

SO AMAZING. My friends Patty & Justin recommended and we decided to do our Off Valentine's day celebration. We started with a nice bottle of Cava with a grilled bread appetizer, caesar salads, then lasagna and tagliatelli. We were so hoping to have room for dessert but couldn't do it. Next trip. The flavors were popping on all items and very fresh. Grateful to know that you are there and looking forward to our next visit.

B
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ellie's is one of those great neighborhood finds that produces great food, professional staff and is always busy. Veteran move- take a rideshare ride to the restaurant as parking is in a residential neighborhood and nonexistant. Arancini is to die for BTW. I have never been disappointed.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great local spot. Service is slow as slow can get, be prepared to wait 15-20 mins just for water. Food is always excellent, highly recommend steak and eggs.

NJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding innovative but accessible Italian..cant wait to go back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff. Thank you!

KG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ellies has fantastic, innovative food. The service is top par.

PM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The noise level inside is so loud that you are not able to have a conversation

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was very personable. Everyone seemed to be very knowledgeable about everything. All of my questions were answered and I left beyond satisfied.

ET
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dined here several times. Food is usually amazing. Very creative menu.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food blew us away. We heard it was good, but damn!! Loud, but not excessively so. Overall, great time at Ellie's.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try the Aranccinos! Their brunch and dinner menus are completely different so must go for both meals :) For brunch they had unlimited mimosas for $15. Food is just excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day. Great as always.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Couple of dish execution issues, but great, overall.

PA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had our Valentine’s dinner everything was delish except the dessert 🙃 but the ñoquis oh my.... amazing!!!

K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going here since the first week Ellie's opened, and it was a perfect way to spend our Valentine's day. I've never been disappointed here.

FK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food excellent and our reservation was at 7:30. You were already out of chicken which I would have chosen. Waiter and staff amazing!

AS
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great option for the Winspear. Food was wonderful but the service was disorganized and slow. Maybe we caught them short staffed.

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious! The bruschetta was unlike any I've had before and so tasty. The farfalle was excellent. I highly recommend the cauliflower appetizer too. SOOO good. Best Italian that I've had in Long Beach ever.
A little tightly packed and tough parking.
Otherwise - amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service is welcoming and not overly attentive. Only thing lacking is the experience- Dining area is a bit cramped, seems as if the table heights in comparison to seating were overlooked. Avoid sitting by the bathroom at all costs!

SJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great - as always.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Go for a table outside, inside is very loud.

b
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our go to spots in Long Beach. A little out of the way and parking is terrible, but it's worth it. We always Uber it there because of the parking. The food is wonderful, the staff and chef attentive. When it's nice outside, you can sit on the patio.

SN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place will continue to be one of my favorite restaurants.

C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food with a nice wine list.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. The menu is delicious, creative and comforting all at once. Eat here!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pomodoro pasta was perfection, pasta cooked al dente. Will definitely go back!

MH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good but the servers were much more interested in catching up with each other than in providing service to the guests. They need to step up their service and decor, especially for a place that charges so much. Plates were left on the table, even with multiple deliveries and walk bys from the staff, and it took approx 10 mins to get each glass of wine, even though we were only one of three tables at the time. The chef gives an interesting take on food and homemade pasta but everything seemed very citrusy. Overall was super disappointed and do not plan to go back.

JT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food was good and the service was very good. It used to be the At Last Cafe so on the corner, parking was no problem. Very nice place

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food!. Between the four of us we tried four different pastas and they were all exceptional. Give this place a try!!!

AG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food and staff. Simple decor in a nice neighborhood. Parking is tough so get there early or take an Uber.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Server did not review specials with us. Orchiette pasta was a quarter inch thick and really gummy.

SD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

My 2 foodie friends and I tried Ellie's for the first time at lunch mid-week. The food was good though a tad pricey. I had a lovely pasta dish and my friends both chose one of the fancy salads. We were all pleased with our selections. The server was outstanding. The venue reminded me of shabby chic. It was cute, clean with just enough funkiness to make it interesting. My only complaints are: It was a cold day and the doors were open making it cold inside. When I asked if we could close the door, my request was declined. Also, we sat in the room closest to the kitchen and it was super noisy and distracting. I think they were furiously prepping for dinner, as we had a late lunch and were late leaving. But overall, it was a good experience.

KC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great ambiance. Loved the service as well!

VP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

While the food and service were excellent, the noise level was not acceptable. Could hardly have a conversation. Also parking is a problem.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious, fresh, inventive dishes. We ate here on New Years Eve with their prix fixe menu and wine pairing. Wonderful meal.

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate the pre-fixe dinner on NYE. Delicious but pricey. Typically more moderately priced but just as well crafted and flavorful.

LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star dining with a neighborhood feel. Beautifully plated food that also tastes as good as it look. Ingenious flavor profiles leaving you wanting to come back to try everything on the menu! Long Beach's best kept secret.

m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is very good, service can be better, noise level is high. Weather permitting dining outside is so much better than inside. Good wine selection. Did not have room to try the desserts, our pasta dishes were fabulous and filling.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Planned a nice meal to celebrate end the year. Exceeded my expectations!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant, really good food, a little loud