L'Opera

4.8
2144 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2144 people are saying
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AlvaroM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party and I were extremely satisfied with the level of service we received. We’ll definitely be back here again. Great life performance.

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JerryG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipChrisH3040
Orange County
202 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at L'Opera and we are so happy we chose this restaurant. Not only was the Italian food authentic and delicious but the wine list was exceptional and the service outstanding. We had such a great meal here before a show at the Long Beach Terrace. They were super attentive to our need to be on time but we never felt rushed. The lasagna was so good and a good size portion. My husband had the Osso Buco and said it was one of the best he's enjoyed. We enjoyed chatting about the wines with their sommelier and we are already planning to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service was very good, ambiance is nice with business casual dress. Opera singer in the background was unexpected but fun.

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vipDonaldN
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken lasagna was one of the best lasagna dishes I have had. Very friendly service. A bit concerned about the opera singer going around singing at each table (COVID) , but he was amazing. Highly recommend L’Opera for the food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

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martins
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dinner was with friends helping us to celebrate our 35th Anniversary.

Our waiter and staff were right on top of everything, offering suggestions, opinions etc.

Top notch experience ... as usual !!

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Lauren
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and amazing service. We came here for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. Overall a wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Trotz Reservierung 30 Minuten Wartezeit.
Das geht gar nicht!

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, efficient and delicious classic restaurant

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vipfhbradley3
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The fried calamari was under-cooked and not hot or even very warm.

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vipSouthbaygirl
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I just love this restaurant for a "pre-theater" dinner. We are ALWAYS served very quickly and able to enjoy our meal without rushing. The food is ALWAYS excellent.

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LuVin
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a perfect place to have dinner before attending an event at the Terrace Theater. Park at the venue and walk to the restaurant. Delicious food and excellent service!

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Lois
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely meal all around. Our server was fantastic and attentive, the food was great and the atmosphere pleasant. Could not of asked for a nicer meal

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, services 👍 i love inside of the restaurant looks cool , love it

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caprishaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! It was very crowded and the tables were extremely close, which made me slightly uncomfortable mid Covid. And zero privacy at your tables. But everyone was really nice.

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Shananigans
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambience were all fantastic. Would recommend. Will be back.

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vipChadW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with top notch service. Loved it.

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vipCaliforniaWriter
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our favorite Long Beach restaurant. Th never disappoint.

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vipJoshuaT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our friend's retirement dinner memorable. Thanks Riley for taking care of us and Sam for singing a perfect tone for the occasion. Josh & Richard

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday and everyone was very sweet surprising him with the cake we brought.

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GregH
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant old-school Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Long Beach, with a varied menu of Italian favorites and an exceptional wine list. Our entrees were perfectly prepared and completely authentic. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

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WorldTraveler
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal. Only weird thing was they were throwing someone out as we were walking in. They had us pause going in, but when the guy they threw out paused next to us, we quickly went inside as to not get in the middle of whatever was going on.

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DonaldM
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite special occasion restaurant for my wife and me. One can always count on excellent food and service. Sommelier Scott Fisher has built an excellent wine list which includes some of the world's finest wines.

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and even better service. Loved our food. It's a great place to drink at the bar or have a special family dinner.

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viplovetheview
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was beautiful, the foos delicious and the service was excellent. We were all very pleased with our evening at La Opera.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent From the waiter to the food! The extra touch of the man singing was amazing. I was hoping he’d come and sing at our table. (Next time. Lol). I’m so excited for my leftovers tonight and to go back.

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EvetteC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We ordered the lasagne Pollo that was extremely salty. We sent it back and the manager was concerned so she went to taste it and confirmed it was oversalted. We waited over an hour to get our food only to be disappointed.

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ravioli with short ribs was great! I highly recommend it.

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SueB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are terrific! It’s an expensive meal, but worth it.

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JackN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit since they reopened in June. As usual, the food was OUTSTANDING and our waiter was knowledgeable and very attentive.

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vipDino
Los Angeles
189 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chioppino was so wonderfully delicious & well balanced with fish & seafood. The homemade fettuccini mouth watering!

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vipBiddle
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service, ambience and food were great. It was simply a bit cold because the AC vent was right underneath our feet and table

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

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AdamB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and restaurant. We will be back.

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vipDavidE
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful
Proposed to my lady
She said yes

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vipPhyl1
Los Angeles
152 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and drinks. Waiter is terrific!
We ll always return.

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vipSandiK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken lasagna anywhere. Great, consistent food. Been back a few times since COVID eased and they reopened indoor dining and it doesn’t disappoint.

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 2144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.