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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 12 times today


1527 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
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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.
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Phone number
(562) 491-0066
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Walter Cotta
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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 or
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Cross street
First Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on the East and West side of Pine Ave, directly in front of the restaurant, for a $7 per car charge.
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Public transit
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Live Opera on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1527 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Queenbee (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great time and food dessert was wonderful and server was very good nice and fun

vipDino (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful vegetarian options and accommodate diet restrictions - overall best dining experience

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had Alex (with long hair) as our waiter, on Valentine's Day. He took care of business, to say the least. The wine he recommened paired very well with our Ravioli (braised beef). He took the time to get to know us, but never neglected his other tables. He introduced the head cook to us, who deserved our "thank yous". The Raviolis were light, as a fresh Ravioli should be, and the Bruschetta was tastefully balanced.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Perfect as always! This place is always our go to spot for any occasion

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Sat in the wine cellar for Valentine’s Day. Not as nice as upstairs dining room. Main course took a really long time getting to us. It was pretty good food once it arrived though. Our server was apologetic and tried hard.

sushiut (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day meal at this beautiful restaurant. From walking in to find the ceiling covered in Valentine balloons to being serenaded by the virtuoso, the night was very romantic and enjoyable. I had the Stracceti Manzo and my beautiful girl friend choose the Pollo Parmigiano. Both were cooked to perfection and the Dell' Opera and Tritata salads were nice lead-ins while Tiramisu was an excellent way to end this special evening.

Dining here is always enjoyable. The fact that they are able to pull it off on the busiest restaurant night of the year is nothing less than passion for excellent food and exceptional service.

Dwight (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great time for Valentine's date lunch. The bill was about $350 with tip for two appetizers, 2 main courses, 3 glasses of red wine, 1 desert shared, 1 cognac (1738), and 2 expressos so for some this could be pricey. The low was we ordered medium New York strips that were not the best cut of meat and were not cooked to the standards of this scale of restaurant. Everything else was great. Hope this is helpful 🤓.

DianaZ (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place to meet for lunch. Food is awesome. Service is great. Parking is easy.

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife requests her birthday dinner to be at L’Opera every year. They never disappoint. The food was exceptional and the service was fantastic. We love coming here.

Mace (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The service and food was awesome and tasty! I had the Favorito, well seasoned!