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About L'Opera

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.

101 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
First Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 491-0066

Website:
http://www.lopera.com/

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

Catering:
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 lopera.justine@gmail.com or loperaristorante@gmail.com

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available on the East and West side of Pine Ave, directly in front of the restaurant, for a $7.00 charge.

Public Transit:
Metro

Executive Chef:
Walter Cotta

Additional:
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Soak in the season with delicious food, wine and family! Enjoy our tenor opera singer every Friday & Saturday night!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Soak in the season with delicious food, wine and family! Join in our midnight champagne toast to ring in the New Year!

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Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

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4.7

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4.4

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (30)
Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Business Meals (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
People Watching (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Vegan (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Scott never disappoints. He arranged for a special menu to celebrate our anniversary. It was amazing!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Still strong after all these years. Homemade pasta's that remind me of Italy. Beautiful space manned by very sharp staff.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food, good service. We’ll definately come back

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent service. Always delicious food, prepared in most flavorful way.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Superb as always!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, interesting menu, good food and good service...just try it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

L’Opera was recommended to us through the Schwag app via the Long Beach Holiday Inn. It was spot on in giving us a great place to dine for a special evening. The food was fabulous and the serve was first rate!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Staff very accommodating for our celebration of my wife's birthday.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our party had a wonderful time! The food and service was exceptional! My husband enjoyed his birthday dinner very much!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We took our Colorado, Canadian and Australian business associates out for a team meeting. We have been to L’Opera before and knew it would be terrific. It lived up to our expectations. Thank you, L’Opera.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Scott went above and beyond to make our evening absolutely perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was fantastic. Atmosphere was excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

L’Opera’s chicken lasagna is outrageously good! The shrimp cocktail to start, succulent and fresh. This diner’s favorites

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love this place and try to visit often. I have never been disappointed and usually they exceed my expectations!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I made a reservation within 15 minutes of arriving at the resturant. I don't often dine alone, but the minute I walkied in, the waiter appeared and said has anyone said hello to you yet? Turned out the waiter Scott served me for dinner and offered exceptional service, plus guided me in a selection between two entres. The dinner was delicious. It isn't inexpensive, but for a special dinner or occasion I would highly recommend it. I could hear other diners raving about their choices as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always our go-to restaurant for special occasions but this time it was not made as special as in the past. It may just have been a quiet Sunday evening but ‘our’ waiter in the past, John, added to the wonderful experience. John was not there that night. Maybe our expectations were simply too high.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is the kind of restaurant you go to again no questions asked because there is so much more you want to taste and experience.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Outstanding food. We were impressed. Food was just to die for. We’ll be back.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Every bite was exquisite. I will definitely return. Tiramisu is made in house and is divine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was outstanding and the food excellent.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Nice restaurant. Decor good. service good. Food good - except I swear the pasta served with my escallopine was tinned spaghetti! If I'm wrong, please correct me, as the rest of the meal was excellent.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was not my first time dining here, but it had been a while. The food was wonderful. Our server was friendly. The ambiance is lovely. One of my dinner companions said it was the best lasagna he had ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We very much enjoyed our evening with friends. The lasagne Ragu was excellent! Super fresh ingredients made for a dish with homemade quality. The dessert made with pineapple was super yummy, and the Fresh squeezed lemon drop martinis were the icing on the cake

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The dinner was fine. We expected it to be a little pricey and it was but not too bad. My wife had a glass of wine (I had a sip) that was excellent. She had the risotto and I had the veal. They were both very good. The waiter was very good. The dessert was very good. We had a nice time. But we are not part of the 1% so for us it has to be a very special occasion for us to spend this much.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

L'Opera has become my "go to restaurant" whenever I am in Long Beach. This time I was there on a weekend and found out why it is named L'Opera. There was a lovely opera singer who dazzled the patrons with both classic opera and Broadway standards. The food was superb as always, but the extra effect of the opera singer made the night very special.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We love L'Opera! The lasagna is the best! We just went for our anniversary celebration and we really enjoyed ourselves. The staff is friendly 👍and very accommodating. Thank you L'Opera, we will be back!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Amazing experience. Servers were great. Food was amazing. 10:10

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food as always and the service was very good too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 18, 2017

This restaurant is amazing. From your first step in the door, it is ALL about the customer.
Great food; great service; reasonable price (for Long Beach).
Tops on my list!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 9, 2017

All in all, we enjoyed L'Opera as we always do. We generally go before the theatre downtown. On this night, our dinner came a bit late, which made us nervous, but Andrew, our server was super great and acknowledged that our main dishes took longer than they should and gave us some chocolate strawberries on the house. Even if he hadn't given us a complimentary dessert, I was just so glad that he recognized the mistake and owned it. He has all my respect. The only qualification I had with the food itself, was that my short rib ravioli tasted saltier than usual, other than that, it was good. Our salad with the apple cider dressing was phenomenal!
This is a good restaurant with very good food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Long time Long Beach land mark. Great location and elegant decor. Excellent food preparation, but somewhat more traditional, of course a lot of people like that. Prices on the high side, but not extravagant. Excellent wine list and reasonable corkage fee ($15). Pine Ave is happening.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Always a pleasure

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

amazing food, beautiful location, fabulous vegan options!!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I can never say enough great things about L'Opera. Riley our waiter was busy as heck and never missed a beat! The food was amazing and we got valet in the middle of the day! Bravo L'Opera! Thanks for everything! Happy anniversary! Thanks again Riley

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

This was our 1 year and I called in before hand and pre ordered the meals (my partner is vegan I am not). Scott was simply amazing. He made a wonderful meal in to an extraordinary experience.

Far exceeding my expectations. I have been here many times but when I let them know this was a special day they really went above and beyond to make us feel special as well.

That comes from passion and joy.

Thank you

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vegan, Paleo Friendly
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great food, amosphere And wine. I would definitely go back and suggest to others~!!~

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Best home made pastas, ocean-fresh calamari, succulent shrimp cocktails, and tomahawks steaks

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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