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L'Opera, Long Beach, CA

L'Opera

4.8
4.8
2600 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 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (562) 491-0066
  • 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

What 2,600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Overall

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Food

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Service

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Ambiance

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Good for business meals

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Good for groups

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Great for fine wines

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Romantic

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Good for special occasions

2,600 Reviews
  1. Sharon

    Indiana

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the short rib ravioli and fruit de mare were wonderful!

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  2. JoseV

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To say it was my first time it was excellent service and the food was great the lobster risotto was so good I wanted seconds … highly recommended

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  3. HiFiGuy

    Phoenix

    203 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    203 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible pasta dishes and great wine in a stunning old building make for a great night out.

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  4. Wbarcellona

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic. He saw to my daughter’s allergy needs and took great care of us. The veal piccata was excellent. Love this place.

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  5. Scott

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 4th or 5th meal at L'Opera, i go at least once a trip to Long Beach since i found it a few years back. Simply, a great meal with great cocktails. A fairly priced and balanced wine list from cost effective to a wine that will make the connoisseur happy. Top it off with great service and the night was made for out group.

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  6. Travelingman

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Super expensive and loud as a rock concert. Had to ask to have a serve stop banging silverware while restocking. Somewhat disappointing overall. Four people $520 with tip for lobster ravioli.

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  7. MikeJ

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Scott that someone was our waiter. He was amazing. So nice and so considerate. The food was great. The location was great. If you are in town, we will definitely go back. 

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  8. WalterG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute Italian restaurant in an old historical Long Beach building.

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  9. rlkinLB

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently good, with delicious food, excellent service and lovely atmosphere .

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
     I went here with my family for a birthday celebration. Our waiter was amazing. we experience an opera singer during the dinner. Food was amazing. I would definitely recommend this place. If you want some things low-key and delicious food. 

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  11. BarbieH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love L'Opera, but I felt there were a couple of misses this time. I ordered the Burratta/Tomato/Prosciutto appetizer which was delicious, except the tomatoes were cut too thin. they need to be thicker to hold up the Burratta and Prosciutto. I also ordered the chicken parmesan, which wasn't as tasty as my last visit. As always, the bartender took very good care of us!!

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  12. JosephT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten here many times and have never had a bad experience. One of my favorite haunts in Long Beach. Highly recommended.

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  13. AndyZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience here for our first time we enjoyed the food and desert would definitely go back.

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  14. DanP

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious pasta, I had the Lombardi ravioli, minestrone soup, and colossal shrimp cocktail (4). Moscato to drink and then an Arnold Palmer, coffee for dessert. Highly recommend the panna cotta, but wish it was bigger. The Maria was delicious but heavier that the tiramisu.

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  15. HugoG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First time there last night. After about 15 minutes I finally got up and asked someone to take our drink order…. Another 3 minutes go by and a manager comes over and takes our order. Manager apologized and said they were busy. Lots of empty tables though. It was also very hot inside, we finished our drink and left because it was too hot to eat dinner there.

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  16. JanetS

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner for our son-in-laws birthday was superb! Appetizers through dessert was delicious! Special treat was the opera singer from the bar sang an Italian song. Fun finish to a perfect evening!

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  17. LauriB

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal, ambience and service. Highly recommend!

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  18. KateG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had not been there since Covid (we call it BC). Still the same wonderful food, gracious and attentive service, and lovely atmosphere! Will definitely return soon...

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  19. Provy

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romain lettuce was brown with 2 small anchovies. Salmon had old overcooked burnt potato's and pasta tasted like vinegar. For what we paid( highly overpriced) we will NEVER EAT OR RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE!!!

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  20. LauraB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I haven’t been to L’Opera in years- it’s still a wonderful restaurant. We had the best waiter but I’m afraid I can’t remember his name!

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  21. SkipsonMcPherson

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding dinner spot for a business meal. Nice wine list & great food.

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  22. VincentF

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and excellent food. Would highly recommend.

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  23. MichaelD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had party of 8. Everyone absolutely loved their meal. Staff was amazing. Im 2000 miles away but hoping get back here again

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  24. Monique

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a chance that turned into a wonderful experience. Our waiter was superb! The meal was excellent. The portions were terrific. Plus the opera singer. Just lovely. Open clean kitchen. Loved walking by this spotless working kitchen.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muy linda experiencia con cantante a capela (joe acapella ) era nuestro 45 aniversario de matrimonio muy especial para nosotros y nos hicieron sentir así

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  26. LarryM

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Two of us on last day of Dine Out Long Beach menu for $55 was a really tasty value. One very Large crushed shrimp first course, choice of swordfish or one full plate veggie ravioli (feta, spinach, mushroom, sage in rich brown sauce) and finish with Panna cota. Very attentive service.

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  27. RajeshN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Should have few more veggie options like a risotto. But overall the food and service was great. A table next to me was at a higher level

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  28. LBee

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location close to the Pike area and the convention center. Pleasant service and very good food.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server Riley was fantastic!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scot was our waiter. Not only was he really informative but also really fun. Great experience. Amazing food and wine. Definitely recommend

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  31. janetl

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, the food is delicious, excellent service. no Negative comments at all.

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  32. MBFoodie

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a very nice dinner with my nephew who was visiting from Phila., but a couple of things made me, shall we say, less than happy. First, they said they were out of the Osso Buco (my favorite dish there, about which I had raved to my nephew in advance) at 6:10 p.m. When I asked how that could be, they said they were removing it from the menu. Ok, but if you don't have it, take it off of the menu now. Second, I'm an avid wine collector (with a 7,000 bottle cellar and a side Internet wine business). I brought a 98 point very rare wine ('18 Alban Reva Syrah) that is unobtainable other than from the mailing list and shared it with my waitress, the GM of the restaurant and the Sommelier, but still got charged corkage. The amount of wine I shared was worth well more than the corkage fee (which in all fairness was reasonable at $25). Admittedly they're not required to waive the corkage fee, but I obviously didn't bring that bottle of wine to "beat their list," (nothing remotely similar was on their list) so it would have been "appropriate" for them to have waived the fee.

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  33. Howard

    Los Angeles

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We save this restaurant for special occasions. The food is excellent, the service is just as good and the prices are reasonable. We will be back.

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  34. DonaldT

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was just so so tonight. But we also really enjoyed the date!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location in downtown Long Beach. Nice, clean area. The restaurant itself was also clean and well-kept. Loved the atmosphere and great for an intimate dining experience. Great service and food and would definitely go back again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great decor for Valentine’s Day

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  37. Unhappy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I never leave reviews due to my busy schedule, but I just had to take the time to leave a review. Dinner was wonderful. Service was phenomenal, for it being Valentines Day and very busy not one table was empty. My waiter was on top of things. Not once did we have to wait. I wish I remembered his name. Also the bus boys were on top of things. I’m a foodie and very critical about where I dine. I usually dine out in the OC or Brentwood area due to the ambiance and service. This restaurant is close to home so I thought I would try it out. This restaurant will now be my go too. Love the ambiance, service, food presentation and delicious food.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, drinks were good, dessert was amazing, service was superb. I can not wait to come back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was literally to die for all puns intended. I look forward to bringing my family in town this will be our first stop.

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  40. paulz

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere for a Valentine's dinner. Great food, and very nice decor, and our server, Riley, was outstanding.

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FAQs

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

L'Opera is rated 4.8 stars by 2600 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 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (562) 491-0066
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