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Celebrating over 27 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.All of our beef is certified Sterling Silver. For lunch, 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 for 2012. 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.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Entertainment: Live Opera on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
$31 to $50
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Live Opera on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
L'Opera offers two private dining rooms: The Wine Cellar is a semi- private room with wood floors, mahogony wine cabinets, seating 10 to 60 guests. The La Scala is a private room with travertine floors, black granite bar, seating 15 to 100 guests. From corporate dinners to weddings L'Opera is an ideal location for your event. Please e-mail Justine Nevarez at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Valet parking is available on the East and West side of Pine Ave, directly in front of the restaurant, for a $7.00 charge.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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L'Opera Ristorante...you can sit back & relax knowing that everything will run like clockwork in our Wine Cellar, La Scala & Aldo Luongo Dining Room; thanks to our creative approach & attention to detail. Chef Walter Cotta is ready to prepare a menu to delight all of your guests.
L'Opera Ratings and Reviews
A really wonderful restaurant that is above average in every way but is more approachable than a 5 star dining experience. I wish the ambiance was a little more memorable but by no means is it bad. The serving staff is very friendly and NOT pretentious. If you do visit, ask for a seat by the windows because it's fun to people watch and the windows, which are very large, open up the feeling while dining. Great place!!!
One of my all time favorite restaurants since it opened! I live in Pasadena now, but totally worth the drive. I have never had a bad meal at L'Opera and continue to be impressed with both the menu and service! Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates quality food and service!
My wife and I went on New Year’s evening. It was relatively quiet. Our server was great. The restaurant was nicely decorated. I was somewhat disappointed in the food. The marinara sauce was lackluster and the pasta a bit over-cooked. The chicken parm was good. We have traveled extensively and eaten some great Italian food. This was good...not great
Ambience was great and having opera singer go around to tables was cool. Little lacking in sevice but on new years eve it was pretty busy. Food was delicious but not huge portions so I recommend an appetizer or dessert. A little pricey so I recommend coming for a special date or maybe birthday dinner. Overall would eat there again.
L'Opera was a delight to visit. It is a very cozy restaurant. The food was very good. The strolling opera singer was nice...not annoying or overbearing. Very classy touch. I think the only thing I would say to anyone thinking about dining here is to watch out for being seated facing the south windows toward 1st Street. You will only be watching people waiting for, getting on and off the Metrolink. It really compromised my dining experience. So make sure if the hostess is taking you that direction, either request to face inward toward the restaurant or find another cozy place somewhere else in the restaurant...just don't leave! You will enjoy L'Opera otherwise.
We had a special time at L'Opera celebrating my sister and mother's birthdays. We were pleased with the ambiance, the food, the service and the noise level. We would definitely come back! The food arrived in a timely fashion. We were there in the early afternoon and my parents thoroughly enjoyed the meal. It was festive, clean, and perfect for a celebration! My seafood pasta dish was tasty. The chocolate dessert or "Maria" was delicious. Thank You L'Opera for your great service and for making this a memorable event!
I've been going to L'Opera for decades. Kinda my designated destination for my wife's b'day because it's her fav. Good memories from the past but my recent (12/24/17) experience was not up to the standard I've been accustomed to. OK food, ok service, no special attention to the details (b'day). Larger portios then last time, more expensive (it's OK) but something not-tangible was missing. I will probably come back again but I am seriously considering other options.
Been going here for years and is always a treat when friends and or family are in town. We tried one of the newer deserts on the menu “Paradiso” it was so good I would have had more but was already stuffed from our fabulous dinner.
The lamb was so tender it actually pelted in my mouth.
Staff where incredible and extremely helpful.
Love it! Will be back again and again!
We were last minute looking for something festive for Christmas Eve near the convention center post performance. They had a perfect time for us and after dining here previously I knew the food would be terrific. I was not disappointed and with the added decorations to an already lovely restaurant it felt like a very special occasion. The manager, Nicole, was another added benefit to the evening as her polite check on us was genuine and the conversation pleasantly easy. This will be a first choice again! Bravo!
This is my 3rd time at this restaurant over the past 18yrs. The first 2 were Birthday parties, so we've always had a group of 10 or more. Every time we've been, the food and service was top shelf. The pricing is a bit higher than we usually spend, but we're never disappointed.
We were a party of 7! Our waiter was non existent the first 10 t0 15 minutes after we sat down. Took forever to get water. For this caliber of restaurant waiter was simply unqualified. Food was only average especially at $25 for a bowl of pasta. Other than a festive atmosphere this restaurant is by no means more than a 2. Star.
The staff is very professional, knowledgeable & friendly. Whether you like traditional Italian meals (lasagna, veal scallopine) or prefer more creative (butternut squash ravioli, ahi mediterranea- with hummus, bread crisps & olives) the menu has a lot to offer. If you are a chocolate lover, order the Maria dessert with Gianduja chocolate.
The holiday decorations are beautiful & it is situated on a corner with glass windows so you get to enjoy the view.
Best overall restaurant in Long Beach.
Amazing shrimp cocktail, almost a meal. Lovely entree's although sauces are a bit on the heavy side. Food quality and taste was excellent. The restaurant has the feel of New York or Chicago. Located in the downtown area of Long Beach. Valet parking is available. Reservations a must.
When I worked in Long Beach a few years ago, my wife and I would dine at L'Opera on special occasions, such as Valentines Day. We had not been there in a few years. When they announced a Veterans Day special, we thought it was time to return. The place remains an excellent restaurant. Our orders were well prepared and visual delights. We both commented that we should not have waited so long to return.
Have considered this a Long Beach gem for many decades and it was my first choice for "meals to impress". Recent visit may have been with 3rd chair chef on a Monday night--nothing that wow'd my taste buds and plated presentation was not crisp (almost "sloppy"). My cannelloni was dried out and dense--after a long wait for the arrival of the entrees did not want to send back and delay/distract the course of business conversation. Many more vegan choices than in past. Guest's lasagna was atypical--with fresh tomatoes on side & not in layers of pasta. Wine list and choices were exceptional. Continue to Love the art deco setting and corner table that impress guests as well as the Perfect ambience and cleanliness.
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