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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

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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

value

4.4

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (37)
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Special Occasion (34)
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Business Meals (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Authentic (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (12)
Fun (12)
People Watching (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Live Music (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Scenic View (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
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Tasting Menu (5)
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Local Ingredients (4)
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Tapas (2)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2012

It was so nice to go to a restaurant with resonable wine prices and food prices. The wait staff was very attentive without be overbearing. They offer a half salad so we each had what we wanted. My friend had the house salad. I had the apple walnut salad. Both were chrisp and tasty. My friend had the filet which was over done. Waiter offered 2 different times to replace it. Even over done it was tasty. I had the spinach ravioli which were excellent. Brought us a free dessert to make up for the steak. It was a great evening and we will be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2012

L'Opera non delude mai. It never disappoints a diner but rather delivers a dinner to delight the palate.
It's pasta (aside from the gnocchi & penne) is made on the premises and it's freshness is all the talk in Firenze.
The experience dining here is as wonderful as dining al fresco in Florence.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on June 19, 2012

Most amazing pasta dish I have ever had! The braised short rib ravioli!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2012

Had a date night with my wife and had a wonderful time. Service was great, food was excellent. Perfect all the way around. Would dine at L'Opera again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 13, 2012

Enjoyed our meal, really good service, surprised that there was only one fish on the menu. Excellent coffee

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 12, 2012

Beautiful restaurant, very friendly and capable staff, delicious food. I'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2012

The dishes were terribly overseasoned. We had to send one back and another to be heated. They must have had a substitute chef on duty.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2012

It wasn't a busy friday night but the service was awesome the food great and they had a bottle of my favorite Cabernet.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 5, 2012

So nice to see the owner (and staff) of a restaurant take pride in level of service and quality that is ultimately provided to its clientele!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2012

It was OK, but way too expensive. My glass of white wine was $ 17 and it wasn't that special. The food, service, and place were all fine, but not as extraordinary as the prices.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2012

Food was good and service was great. A nice place to go out on a date. Expect to spend some money though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2012

We've been going since the 90s. It just keeps getting better.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2012

Overall very good. Very accommodating to my friend in her wheelchair.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2012

Awesome experience! Beautiful resteraunt, great atmosphere. Our waiter was excellent, all staff very friendly. Food was outstanding!I will definately be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2012

Food is very good, but the view of passerbys on Pine Street is great. Get a window seat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 25, 2012

I thought the whole experience was great the only thought I would have is that fresh cheese grated at the table would add another touch of elegance to a wonderful meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2012

We had their 3 course dinner special. The house salad was crisy and had a delicious prosecco vinaigutte dressing. My friend had the salmon which was moist and seasoned well. I had the veal scaloppine which could have been a little more tender, but the very flavorable. We ordered both desserts and shared. They were just the right amount and tasty also.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2012

This was our first time at L'Opera and we only had pasta and a glass of wine. So, it is hard to give a comprehensive review. However, that may have been the best pasta I have ever had. By pasta, I mean the actual noodles. They make their own pasta. In this case it was fettucini. It could not have been more perfectly cooked. The dish, by the way, was made with various seafood. It was delicious, though maybe a tad to spicy. The next time I find myself in Long Beach, L'Opera is where I will go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 18, 2012

The butternut squash pillows were delicious. The panna cotta was heavenly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 15, 2012

We enjoy dining here when in town on business. Our customers also seem to enjoy and speak highly of the food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2012

First time ever going and it was amazing. I always seen the nice cars parked in the front and never really went inside because I thought it was going to be very expensive when in actuality it was a decent price for great tasting and fulfilling food. Staff was great and made me feel welcomed. I will be back for sure nothing back to say about this place. 5 stars!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2012

The food and the service was top notch.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2012

My wife and I go to L'Opera on Valentine's Day quite often. This time we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, they gave us a less than desirable table in the back. L'Opera is a special restaurant. Unfortunately, from our table, we could hear a band playing downstairs, music from the restaurant's loudspeaker system (background music), loud noises from the bar and, not often enough, the opera singer who traverses the restaurant but never came close to our table. The food was, once again, excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2012

We were please with our food and the service. L'Opera is consistently good and we dine there several times per year.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2012

My wife and I live in downtown Long Beach and L"Opera is one of our favorites. On this occasion my niece was in town for a medical conference and wanted go to dinner. I selected L'Opera as I knew it would not disappoint. We had a great meal with excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 4, 2012

The food was above average, but I was not impressed with our waiter! Not sure if it would be worth the time as there are so many other restaurants with amazing food and excellent service!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 4, 2012

We really enjoyed our dinner and our server was wonderful. We will be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 3, 2012

Our waiter recommended a wonderful pasta dish and helped us pair a wine with our meal. He also suggested the chocolate cake which was wonderful. The friendly staff made our night out extra special.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2012

There aren't that many restaurants in the Long Beach/South Bay area that I would call "fine dining," but L'Opera is one. It was our first time at the restaurant and our group of six was very impressed by the environment and service. The menu had a lot of options and we liked the dishes that we tried. We also had a couple folks try the prix-fixe menu and they were happy with what they had. We'll definitely be back.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 27, 2012

Absolutely fabulous! We are transplants from Jersey, so this was a nice find in So-Cal! We were on a conference, and my husband and I stumbled upon L'Opera by chance. Looked at the menu, and peaked inside...beautiful decor and felt like home with Sinatra playing and the waiters in aprons...just like a good Jersey Italian restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2012

the food and service was excellent.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 25, 2012

We spent a week in Long Beach and I dined at L'Opera 4 times. It was great and we kept coming back because there were more things on the menu we wanted to try. I was there with a friend for lunch, a romantic dinner with my husband, and a couple times with a group--every time it was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 25, 2012

The food and service are always fantastic at L'Opera!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2012

Very good seafood - the keylime pie and other desserts were top level - the oyster selection from the raw bar was outstanding - thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2012

The salad was great! Dessert was great. The main course was, um, a "5" on 1-10 scale. Veal was tough. Salmon nothing to write home about. Too bad. Nice decor. Seemed busy. Was loud, though.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 21, 2012

White table cloths, but not stuffy. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful yet friendly and even funny. There were 6 of us and EVERYONE raved about their food. The Caprese salad was fresh, the Tartare Mediterannea was beautiful and flavorful. I ordered the Butternut squash ravioli and it was one of the best meals I had in Long Beach. Great wine list, especially if money is not an issue. Great for small groups or a date night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Great wine. I had the eggplant parmesan and my wife the braised short rib ravioli. Both were amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2012

Plain and simple, L'Opera is a great all around restaurant. The food is above average and we have never had one bad meal there. You have to try L'Opera.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2012

The food and service are Excellent!!! We were first timers at L'Opera, having read the reviews online--we were not disappointed.
The ambience is romantic yet welcoming to adults with children. We all had a memorable experience and will go back again!!
The wine list and dinner menus are incredible--with Many, many tasty choices!! Service at our table and at the bar were flawless and personable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 19, 2012

Food and Service were both excellent. Extensive wine list reasonalbly priced. Comfortable relaxing atmosphere. Our waiter was very personable and well trained. I will not hesitate to return on my next visit to Long Beach.

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