L'Opera

4.8
2128 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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2128 people are saying
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ChrisA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love L'Opera, especually during Grand Prix week. The cood is always excellently prepared and the wait staff is always attentive and helpful. I would highly recommend to anybody looking for a nice dinner out.

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GrandprixFan
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and food were exceptional. We make it a point to always dine here durning Grand Prix weekend at least once. The servers are very knowledgable on each meal and we are never disappointed with any recommendation. This is a must stop if you want great Italian food.

BP
vipBrunchPro
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening with wonderful service. We had a large party of 12 people and the service made it feel like an intimate get together. Highly recommend!

CM
CindyM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great. Service was not. Had to ask for the bread. Never could find our waiter. Did not offer pepper or cheese and had to ask for another expensive glass of wine. Other than that it was good.

RC
RoryC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been back to this Long Beach institution/GEM in many years, but I remember the great food, service and decor. It's always a special place to go for a romantic evening or with dear friends. The frutti de mare spaghetti and filet mignon medallions (STRACCETTI DI MANZO) were perfection!
Service was note perfect.

MZ
MZJAYE
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They were super busy because of the event at the Terrace Theatre. I opted for the pasta e fagioli as we were in a little bit of a hurry. I love their food, but would not recommend this soup. It was very uninspired and room temp.

DB
vipDebbeB
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not enough staff. Cold food, lot's of waiting. Not a good experience.

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RussellC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Opera is always a great dining experience and last night was no different. Totally satisfied on all fronts except maybe just a little noisy.

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Zenbeatle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was the real problem as the waiter seemed unconcerned about visiting us. It was my parents 65th!! wedding anniversary and I let the restaurant know and basically nothing was said. Drinks took forever, but the table of 8 men next to us got first rate attention. The ravioli I ordered was good but the sauce was under salted. The minestrone was also under seasoned and bland. The coffee served was lukewarm. I tipped 15% which I realized later was too much. Don't bother. Average food and indifferent service. One positive was the gluten free options for my wife who has celiac.

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Inky
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Plates were delicious as was the bread and pre dinner drinks. Server was on point. Great ambience. The singer delivered.

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RichardN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Excellent food and service. They are top rated on my list of dining out. They have done a remarkable remodel since the Disgusting riots in our city destroyed the place.

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AHallas
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience. Good and service were on point.

LM
vipLizMck
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a great time and the food was exceptional but the service was very very slow. It took an hour and a half to get our main courses once ordered. Our waiter appeared to have all the tables in our room which may have been the issue. Three of us had the salmon and thought it was wonderful.

MZ
MichaelZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable restaurant. Good food, good service. A bit crowded but still enjoyable.

LK
LisaK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal, great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and extremely attentive staff

PK
PaulK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you haven't been to L,Opera, you're missing out. Give it a try. I think you'll be very pleased as we were on our first visit, September 5, 2021. Excellent Italian restaurant.

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vipAndreaT
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! There were 9 of us, we had a great time, the best table in the restaurant, it was their round table, and we had a view outside the window, Alfredo was a great server and the food just delicious!!!

DW
DanW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was only out done by the great food.

CW
vipCaliforniaWriter
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We're long-time customers and so glad to finally be back. L'Opera did not disapoint.

RG
RobertG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We had Veal Scallopini and Osso Bucco and Panna Cotta for dessert. All were excellent as was the service.

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Terrie
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. It was my husbands birthday and he was serenaded by a gentleman with an incredible voice. The service at our table and the food was excellent. Ready to go back!

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vipPhyl1
Los Angeles
151 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner with class A service. My husband and I had a wonderful time🥂

MD
MarkD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, we all enjoyed our meals and service

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BrettB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was great and the songs to order were really fun.

JV
vipJustVisiting
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating our son’s new job. Everyone was wonderful and friendly. The food was delicious!

JT
vipJoshuaT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you everyone for making our anniversary memorable (8/28/21). Thank you Miguel, Jose, Sam (liked your rendition of Nessun dorma). Tiffany and Terry who welcomed us !

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NOEMIS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time.. food was delicious, from appetizers to dessert.. had the absolute best server, Jessica… will be coming back for sure!!!

SM
SolomonM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience with old friends!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nothing special to say about the place

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SuzieD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, felt well attended too by staff food was delish.

BM
BrendaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to celebrate my cousin's birthday and had a quiet but delicious meal. Everything was perfectly prepared and portions were good.

MY
MohamedY
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Very professional service. The hostesses were super super friendly. All the food was delicious. Was a little on the expensive side for business travelers. Salad w/ a main course and bottle water was over $70 w/ tip.

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Danmn
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a slow night for L'Opera, with many tables open around us. Jessica provided GREAT service, with recommendations and constant check ins.
I will certainly be back!

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Yaloobloo
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Food was delicious and nice sized portions unlike many "upscale" restaurants. From the bread while we waited until the fantastic carmelized pineapple cake dessert everything was perfect.

TD
TomD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance in downtown Long Beach. Glad to be back after a tough year

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Food taste great ! Definitely will be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at L’Opera and everything was fantastic. The food was incredible and their staff went out of their way to make our evening very special and memorable. Thank you!!

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jvela4ever
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came early to dinner so the restaurant was not busy at all. Service was spot on and very attentive. We did not feel rushed at all and server offered suggestions when asked. I feel the staff really enjoy their jobs and feel proud to work at a fine establishment. Food was very good. Cream brûlée was a little off to me in texture but tiramisu was excellent. Pesto dipping sauce was yummy. I had the butternut squash ravioli and it was excellent as was my husband’s veal shank. Flavors were amazing.

TH
TomH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! So glad there back open!

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 2128 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.