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L'Opera, Long Beach, CA

L'Opera

4.7
4.7
2298 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Celebrating over 30 years of award winning classic & modern Italian cuisine! Owner Terry Antonelli believes in a warm and elegant approach to fine dining. Chef Walter Cotta shops at local farmer's and produce markets throughout the week to insure the best quality ingredients. Our pastas, raviolis, bread, sauces and desserts are homemade. His menu also includes a number of vegan and gluten free items that are sure to please all palates. For dinner or a private event, L'Opera is a must!
Zagat rated L'Opera as one of the top Italian Restaurants in the United States; Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence since 2005; Southern California Restaurant Writers Golden Scepter, 5 Star Award, Golden Bacchus, Sommelier of the Year 2005 & 2016, Server of the Year, and Restaurateur of the Year Award Winner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (562) 491-0066

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Walter Cotta

  • Catering

    L'Opera's catering options are endless - from take away trays, drop off catering, or full service catering events, we have a way to bring the heart & soul of L'Opera into your home! Please e-mail lopera.nicolelira@gmail.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    You can sit back & relax knowing that everything will run like clockwork in our Wine Cellar, La Scala, Aldo Luongo Room, or Main Dining Room thanks to our creative approach & attention to detail. Chef Walter Cota is ready to prepare a menu to delight all of your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Williams: (866) 944-0629

  • Neighborhood

    Long Beach

  • Cross street

    First Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available on First Street for a $10 fee. From Ocean Blvd turn North on Pine Ave. Valet is located on both the East & West side of Pine Ave. From the 710 FWY exit Broadway. Make a Right on Pine Ave. Valet is located on both the East & West side of Pine Ave.

  • Public transit

    Metro

  • Entertainment

    Live Opera on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,298 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Food

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Service

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Notable Wine List

  • Long Beach / Catalina

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and i decided to throw a friendsgiving at this lovely restaurant, and our waiter was so good to us. Even took our be real
  2. ES

    ESpy

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L’Opera is always classy starting from the receptionist who answers your call, the bar tender to your server. It is a feel good place to dine with your friends with great atmosphere, service and food.
  3. M

    Marisa

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sit at the bar area and get the best service by Riley! He will recommend the best dishes and make the most delicious cocktails! Will return again and try the other dishes. We had the chicken lasagna and seafood spaghetti w white wine sauce. Delicious!!
  4. BC

    BeachCities

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great phone and service! and especially enjoyed the live music and opera singer.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to do everything at this restaurant. My favorite in Long Beach.
  6. MI

    MICHELLENF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was incredible. We went for our anniversary and to use a gift card someone had given us and now we will go back every year for our anniversary and cannot wait to bring family and friends for dinner. We mentioned anniversary on our reservation and they sat us a really nice table in a corner at the window. The hostess and manager were smiling and so nice when we arrived. The atmosphere was beautiful and perfect to be able to have a conversation at your table. Alex our server and Robert our server assistant were both wonderful. Alex was so fun and down to earth and recommended a delicious wine. He knew everything about the menu and was able to guide to the most delicious dinner. He never tried to aimlessly up-sell the menu or order things we wouldn't be able to eat. The caprese salad was seriously amazing. The burrata was so soft and creamy and the simple dressing and heirloom tomatoes were so awesome. We both had The Salmone Dorato for dinner and I know I keep saying amazing but it was AMAZING. The pana cotta and capuccino to end the night were wonderful as well. The pana cotta was light and delicious. The entire night and experience was just perfect. Also, it's easy to get to and if you drive past the valet parking :0) there is a public parking structure literally across the street. I would highly recommend L'Opera especially for special occasions or just for a really nice and casual dinner.
  7. TV

    TomV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait staff. Great food. Nice to see them recovering after BLM destroyed the place.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  9. G

    diexGu

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beutiful place. Food is delicios
  10. T

    Toni

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Riley was the best server. He was knowledgeable of the menu and super friendly. It was great to have “Happy Birthday” sung in Italian to my friend after dinner.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian Dinner hands down I have ever had !!
  12. HR

    HumbertoR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The food is good but nothing amazing for the price.
  13. J

    Joanze

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service and the food was awesome. thank you, we had a wonderful time
  14. DR

    DeborahR

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great location. Service was very good. Food was good.
  15. k

    kathrynb

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L’Opera is an elegant dining experience. We travel from Newport Coast to indulge in the “big” small town experience of downtown Long Beach. Alfredo, our server was personable and professional. Do not hesitate to choose L’Opera for your entertainment destination.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were great. Only downside, but through no fault of the restaurant, was the proliferation of homeless people in the area. Otherwise, the restaurant was a big hit.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Ravioli was pretty bland, I kinda just stopped eating it. And although he wasnt necessarily rude, he was a bit in a rush and abrupt because he was working the entire section we were sitting in by himself.
  18. DG

    DanielleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience. Food was delicious and the espresso martini was to die for! Can't wait to go back
  19. b

    bobgoldpr

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding and attentive service. Fabulous food. Presented so stylishly. We'll be back!
  20. a

    anonymous

    Los Angeles

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific! Attentive service and delicious food. We had a salmon entree, beef lasagna, and warm chocolate cake dessert. The opera singer sang one song at my request; he was excellent and powerful. Parking structure next door for $10. Easy walking distance to the Long Beach Terrace Theater.
  21. SA

    StayAtHomeDad

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, excellent staff. Only issue was our window view watching homeless folks changing out of their soiled britches. Not the fault of this restaurant, but it does slightly take away from the ambiance.
  22. JB

    J25Borg

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food, service, and drinks. A fun and tasty dinner.
  23. CE

    CyndeeE

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and recommendations from the sommelier and our server. They respected that we had theatre tickets for an 8 pm show.
  24. b

    babs824

    San Francisco

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    L'Opera never ceases to impress. I ate there last night before a performance at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. We sat at the bar and shared an outstanding Ahi Crudo followed by the Chicken Lasagna and the Beef Lasagna. Both were delicious and the presentation of all of the dishes was a work of art. L'Opera is my go to restaurant in Long Beach and since I have 4 more Performances in Long Beach, I'll be dining at L'Opera at least 4 more times!
  25. JL

    JohnL

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and we went with friends. The food was delicious and our waiter, Scott, is great.
  26. SW

    SWG123

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome atmosphere, you won’t find a better restaurant in Long Beach.
  27. VN

    VanessaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect! I can’t talk about the amazing service enough! Our server Josh was amazing and made me and my friend feel so comfortable, welcome, and light-hearted. The food portions were grand which is a plus given the price point. It was my friends birthday and the staff all did the most to celebrate my friend’s birthday without being overbearing; the desserts were absolutely astounding and were decorated with birthday decor which was such a great surprise. I would love to go there again as the decor and atmosphere was exquisite without seeming uppity. Fantastic.
  28. JO

    JoshuaO

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful meal, great flavor. Unfortunately we sat with a view of the metro line and watched a team of first responders try to revive a drug overdose or alcoholic stupor.
  29. BF

    BeachFoodie

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very aggressive waiter.. did not listen. When I asked what the Fish specials.. I got a "Do you want me to repeat the toppings on the fish" with a sardonic tone.. I have problems hearing when there is a lot of noise... even if he had said it the first time.. this is the service business .. and the customer has the right to ask!!
  30. EZ

    EduardoZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early this year I visited Rome and enjoyed their wonderfull and delicious cuisine L'opera is right there at that level and much better than some places I dined in Rome
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place - food and vibes are simply amazing. Alex our server went above and beyond and the chef did a stellar job on some off menu requests.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Riley T the bar was outstanding!!
  33. MR

    MarybethR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A calm delightful place to dine downtown. Food and service were superb.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott was a fabulous waiter and the ravioli is some of the best I’ve ever experienced!
  35. RC

    RonC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was very good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food and drinks were wonderful. Service started out fantastic, until we were midway through our meal. The waiter become forgetful and extremely unattentive. 20 min for bill then 20 min for the check to come back. Politely told the waiter and his response was....well we got busy and had to choose to pay attention to you or get others food out....well not what I expected from pretty nice dining. The busboy was fantastic! Lots of water.
  37. KS

    KimS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    first time here . . . surprisingly intimate setting. wonderful service. delicious food.
  38. T

    Tara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly the ambiance + service + food are an amazing combination. Love to go here and bring those who are visiting from out of town.
  39. MG

    MGT12

    Naples

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food and people. Quality and consistent food. Just st a great well run restaurant all around.
  40. t

    tjlars

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible !! Thank you !!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

L'Opera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 491-0066.

L'Opera is rated 4.7 stars by 2298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for L'Opera

101 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

Additional information

  • Cross street

    First Street

  • Neighborhood

    Long Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available on First Street for a $10 fee. From Ocean Blvd turn North on Pine Ave. Valet is located on both the East & West side of Pine Ave. From the 710 FWY exit Broadway. Make a Right on Pine Ave. Valet is located on both the East & West side of Pine Ave.

  • Public transit

    Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Walter Cotta

  • Entertainment

    Live Opera on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (562) 491-0066

  • Catering

    L'Opera's catering options are endless - from take away trays, drop off catering, or full service catering events, we have a way to bring the heart & soul of L'Opera into your home! Please e-mail lopera.nicolelira@gmail.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    You can sit back & relax knowing that everything will run like clockwork in our Wine Cellar, La Scala, Aldo Luongo Room, or Main Dining Room thanks to our creative approach & attention to detail. Chef Walter Cota is ready to prepare a menu to delight all of your guests.

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Williams: (866) 944-0629

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