La Traviata in Long Beach offers patrons a fantastic dining experience and fine entertainment. The chefs there take pride in each and every meal they create, and diners can enjoy delicacies like Chilean sea bass in a mizo glaze in a comforting atmosphere alongside stellar service.
La Traviata is located in the Wilmore Building at Cedar and 3rd, and is once again under Mario's capable operation. La Traviata offers an outstanding menu along with banquet facilities. If guests would like a tour before they book, Mario will be happy to show them around. It is also a perfect location to host a wedding, holiday event or dinner party.
This was my first visit, but I have to say that I was very impressed. The ambiance was great, service could be better, the location made it a gem, the menu was a little simple, but I liked it. The wine list was pretty good as well. I'm from Chicago where we have Italian gems all over the city so I'm tough to impress, but I definitely recommend checking La Traviata out. Oh and the bartender that night was FANTASTIC!
The owner met us at the door, The room was beautiful, romantic and quiet (friday night at 7pm). We started with the mushroom strudel appetizer with raspberry sauce. It was magnificient! For dinner my wife had the lasagna, which she said was the best she had ever eaten, and I laughed because I had the salmon with champagne basil sauce, which was truely the best salmon I have ever eaten! We cannot say enough about this romantic treasure in downtown long beach.
Our party was the only one in the dining room (it was a holiday period) so the service was excellent; quick, smiling, very pleasant. This is a charming little neighborhood gem which is a plus and a nice alternative to the usual Pine Street scene.
The food was amazing. The service was spot on without being bothersome. A great meal for our first night in Long Beach.
La Traviata represent's La Dolce Vita during the Spring/Summer months with a dining special: $39.00 for a 3-course dinner. It offers a gratifying Della Casa Salad ( mixed greens, feta cheese, carrots & cranberries combined with an ambrosial raspberry balsamic vinaigrette); a choice of lasagna - Chicken Violetta ( a sumptuous breast stuffed with feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and a porcini sauce); or Salmon with champagne basil sauce. And dessert.
Executive Chef José Trinidad has composed an applaudable menù di piatti with several stand-outs. Mario, the Proprietor is such a likable guy & gracious Host, and Tina, at-the-bar, is just the cameo needed on this La Traviata stage. Fa bene.
The Lasagna is really quite delicious. The dish is very different than an others I have experienced.
From the valet curbside opening to valet curbside farewell it was a night that will be hardpressed to duplicate. A greeting from the owner that was geniune, enthusiastic, and welcoming. Cheryl Smith provided songs that inspired dancing all night for us. Service was provided around us, our quiet intimate moments, our dancing, and our lounge visit. We chose the difficult dish, Chicken Breast Violetta. As a connoisseur of fine dining I was pleasantly surprised to have a perfectly cooked breast with appropiate stuffing and a sauce that was sublimly enchancing. It was an enamored experience, the most inexpensive I have ever experienced. We can and will make biweekly reservation due to the most underpriced for the value Fine Dining Experience.
It was really nice to be greeted by the owner of the restaurant. It made us feel special. The singer was great and the food was as well. We enjoyed the gorgeous paintings and loved finding an Italian restaurant that doesn't rely on pasta for every dish. They had very limited pasta, and instead showcased their talents.
And you really have to try their house made tiramasu for dessert. The best I have ever had.
Menu seemed dated, as did our reception where only the man in the party was welcomed. Cream sauces were not described as such on the menu -- too bad that we are trying to cut back on rich sauces. We hadn't realized that we would share our dinner with live operatic music but it sounded good and wasn't too intrusive.
We went there for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed.
The restaurant exudes style in its decor and has impeccable service. We loved our food as well as the dessert we were offered for the birthday girl.
Mario we wish you all the success you so much deserve.
Check out the room for private parties, it is STYLE.
Food, serve and ambience was excellent. It was a set menu for Mothers Day Brunch, thus the restaurant was not crowded. The service was wonderful, and the variety of food provided in the set menu was great and all extremely tasty: from the salad, the main entree, to the dessert platter.
Thank you for the wonderful experience. We will definiitely be back!
Food and service were amazing. It was great to be able to have Mario come around to our Table asking us how everything was and to speak a little Italian with him. Highly suggest anyone coming to Long Beach should try this place. Thanks again!
Created in what was once the lobby area of a local hotel, the dining areas are somewhat small. The food was good but not extraordinary. The service was spotty. The food took some time to reach the table. The server forgot to bring a salad order for one of the guests in our party and brought the wrong cocktail for that same guest. They did provide one free desert for the inconvenience. I would probably give it another try, in the future.
The restaurant has good menu selection not necessarily the items noted on website. Intimate dining area. Service was excellent. Saturday evening entertainment.
We went here for my birthday and it was perfect! The wine list was extensive and they had a good selection of beer. The atmosphere was beautiful with dim lighting and variation of art in the wall. The service was great! Mario who was at the front was so nice and welcoming! He made it feel like we were joining his family for a nice dinner, a perfect host! The food was even better, everything cooked to perfection. But careful not to get filled up on the hot soft bread before! I would come here again as it was a wonderful experience!
The ambience was delightful and quite a surprise. Unfortunately, conversation was disturbed because of the entertainment and singer who sang an aria from La Traviata. At times she really was very loud. Be aware if you are sensitive to the noise levels. My initial impression was that I would return, but I am not so sure now.
Was in town for business and found out about La Traviata via Open Table. Had the chilean sea bass was was a very good sized filet cooked to perfection. It was accompanied by a good mix of fresh vegetables and fresh bread. The drink/wine menu is also very good. Topping it off, they had an excellent spanish guitar musician playing the night I was there.
We always have a great meal at La Traviiata. The menu includes pasta, fish, steak & veal. We always bring our own bottle of wine so cannot comment on the wine list. Corkage is $15. I always order the Chilean sea bass which is the best I've had in Long Beach & most other restaurants. My husband usually has a steak or veal chop which he raves about. The ambience is romantic & classic with the tall ceilings & large windows. Every time we dine here the main dining room has been rearranged. Booths & tables are placed throughout the dining area in an uncrowded fashion so you don't feel like you're encrouching on someone else's dining experience or the reverse. I gave a 4 instead of a 5 for food because the Tiramisu was not very flavorful
La Travieta definitely tried to make our outing worth it. I did not appreciate that our table was not ready at the promised time and that the restrooms were not clean when I went to use them but I certainly was overall content. I would return and dine at La Travieta