L'Opera

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Celebrating over 29 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; 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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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I am sure this is usually a great place. Love the menu and ambiance. Our waiter had a rough night, and my wife’s ravioli dish was poorly cooked and no lemon in a dish with that as a signature flavor. It was overcooked and kind of gross. Waiter forgot to bring our salads until the entrees had been delivered and had to be reminded. Rest of our dishes were very good. Waiter apologized and tried to make it all ok. Good effort. We will try it again, every great place has an off night from time to time.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters were very accommodating

S
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening. Great service.

E
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Only downside was the lack of AC

CD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love this restaurant but this last visit...service was slow. The great food was worth it and I’ll be back.

AD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter what great! Attentive, made our anniversary that much better.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner out with friends. Food and service was exceptional and the live opera singer AMAZING!! Thank you for a wonderful night!

B
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great choice for a business after a trade show at the LB Convention Center

f
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, fantastic server, delicious food. Loved loved the butternut pasta!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thé perfect spot for dinner before the Symphony. Attention is on everything from the steps to the inside, to the sidewalk out and the complete experience with fine dining. I had guests- totally taken in with our server to the dessert.

M
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only problem is the wine dinner was down stairs which gets to be a little noisy. Other than that, no complaints. Food was delicious, and the wine was free flowing

L
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

When going here, make sure you speak with someone that knows what wines are available. We ordered 3 times and only by the 3rd time did they have the wines we wanted. Otherwise, one dish came out cold - everything else was OK - not as good as we expected from the ratings.

RC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I use this as my go to place for business luncheons. Can't recommend it enough.

T
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at this restaurant in almost every special occasion because service, food, atmosphere and always a special experience. Javier L. Ginzalez & Mary Ellen Mitchell

F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably go to L’ Opera a few times a year, did not disappoint again. Food was good, my Old Fashion was perfect, etc. Thank you.

JN
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and environment. Lovely dinner time with family. Each time we come they are consistent with all they offer. Over the tops service!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I ordered the spaghetti frutti de mare. It was dry and overly salty, not what I expected from such a nice restaurant.

SL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good but sadly, their Favorito pasta dish was not available again. I read multiple Yelp reviews where the dish wasn't available, and hoped for the best but no luck.

We came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I notated it on our Open Table reservation, and relayed the same to the host. It's just disappointing when they don't recognize your special occasion. As someone who works in the restaurant hospitality business, I find their service lacking that the message was not relayed to our server. Not that I was looking for anything free, but it would have been nice if they recognized our celebration. Secondly, it seemed like they were trying to rush us out. it happened to be some sort of convention week and there were a lot of people from the convention for dinner. The busboy kept coming up to our table asking if I was done with my food even when I clearly wasn't.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my husband's birthday on Saturday night and everyone in our party had a wonderful experience. Food and service were incredible. Sam, an opera singer with an amazing voice, came and sang at our table twice in both English and Italian! Love L'Opera, highly recommend for any occasion.

F
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and service were terrific

DC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful experience and look forward to returning soon.

MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

B
Orange County
90 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, helpful, attentive, courteous, informative and non intrusive — an outstanding combination of service from our server Scott who also happens to be the sommelier. His assistance in our wine selection was impeccable and his recommendation paired well with our food choices.
The entre items were delectable — well prepared and well crafted.
A great meal, as always. These are some of the reasons why L’Opera maintains a perennial top perch in Long Beach area restaurants and why we keep returning.

BT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

dishes were not as expected not that great honestly and expensive.

SL
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We’ve enjoyed this restaurant for years. The food is always good.the menu has changed a lot from the last time we were there, so now there’s a lot of new things we want to try! And there’s a daily special menu which featured some things that had been removed from the daily and that was a nice surprise. Now we’ll be looking for some ‘old’ favorites on the daily specials!

HB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definately recommend L'Opera to a friend, but I would disuade them from going to the location............it has really changed since I last dined there several years ago..........too bad, it's a great restaurant!!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott was the best!

SS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are both vegan. I had the quinoa dish and it was delicious, my husband had the eggplant dish and it was not great. The service was excellent and the wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful for our dietary concerns. The bruschetta was amazing but the portion was small. It was expensive and I probably won’t go again because it was expensive for what we ordered. We decided to go there because my Dad was in town and he is not vegan. While I probably won’t go there again unless I have non-vegan Italian lovers with me I have recommended the quinoa dish on my Instagram for those looking for a fancy white tablecloth place to go with non vegans as there was a fair amount vegan options.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our food was good, but a bit on a greasy side.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere and server! We went for my moms 70th birthday and had a great evening!

T
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's Valet which is highly recommended on the weekends. Since we were there on a Monday, we parked off Broadway which isn't far at all. When entering, we were greeted by the hosts which were quite friendly. This place has a nice classy ambiance and pretty intimate. The tables are not that close to each other so we didn't have issues hearing other people's conversations. Our server Alex, is the best! He made sure my GF and I enjoyed our anniversary together.

They gave us a basket of warm soft bread, bread thins and sticks with chimichurri sauce. We ordered an old fashioned and a peach margarita. It was well made and quite strong. The appetizer we ordered was the tare-tare which was delicious. Not fishy at all with each layers of fish on top of crackers. The serving is kind of small so only meant for two people. Next we ordered the 40 oz. Tomahawk Steak which is a good deal for that price and comes with a side of mushrooms and large plate of spaghetti. The steak was huge and sooooo goood!!!! You can order the steak pre-cut but we kept it whole and cut it our selves. The spaghetti was just alright but the steak melted in our mouths especially pairing it with a nice bottle of Shiraz. Two of us actually couldn't finish the steak and were both quite full and satisfied.

At the end of the night, Alex surprised us with a candle, surrounded by whip cream and chocolate covered strawberries. That really made our night! Overall, our server was the best and the food was quite delicious! Highly recommend coming here for a nice romantic dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helped us pick out some really good options. Also very funny. Prices was reasonable. I wished they could have offered us a free dessert considering we were celebrating our anniversary since that’s what we usually get from other high end Resturaunts but nonetheless it was a fantastic experience.

FC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Great food quality and ambiance. Cocktail drinks were sure strong but still delicious. First time hearing an opera singer in person. Overall, a great place to take someone for dinner or special occasion.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was recommended by a friend and I’m so happy we went. Our server was awesome .. the food was perfection and they even treated us to an additional appetizer at no charge since they knew it was our first time. We will definitely be going back! Love it!

OT
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday! Service, Food, Atmosphere outstanding! We will be back!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have an opera singer who was divine! So special to have a beautiful aria sung just for you at your table!!!

r
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening. My In laws came all the way from south OC to dine with us at your restaurant and they said they could not wait to come back. The staff was amazing! Riley was a phenomenal waiter and we loved hearing Sam sing to people celebrating around the restaurant. We will definitely be back!!!

GL
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was phenomenal. Guy singing was too loud and a bit annoying. Food great. Great champagne

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal and service

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