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L'Opera

4.6
1506 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Romantic (39)
  • Good for a Date (37)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street: First Street
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Treat your sweet to a night out with live opera & instrumental music and a special Valentine's Day menu!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1506 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Beavo (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Consistently fine food and excellent service in a classy setting. You will never be disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

Food was awesome, service, not so much. We brought a nice bottle of wine with us. Our server asked us "Did you bring this?" in an add way. Then she assured us she'd decant it, which actually did not happen for 45 minutes, right before our dinner arrived. No one ever poured our wine for us, we poured it ourselves every time. Our salads were served to the table next to us. Server did not come to check in on us.

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lovethisplace (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We had an incredible dinner to celebrate a friend birthday. The whole evening and experience was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Food is excellent and our service was absolutely amazing! They have some items that are not on the menu, I was hoping for gnocchi and didn't see it on the menu, asked our waiter and they had it, requested the creamy basil-pesto and it was incredible! Our waiter Alex had extensive knowledge of the wine list and made great recommendations to the table! I ordered an Old Fashioned from the bar and it was well made very authentic!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0
Dined 7 days ago

Dead for lunch. Food was below average. Ambiance is old and tired. Windows were so dirty that could not see outside. Waiter ruined my shirt by bringing me bleached water to take care of a stain. Did not even offer any complimentary food to compensate!

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BeastW0LF (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

A really wonderful restaurant that is above average in every way but is more approachable than a 5 star dining experience. I wish the ambiance was a little more memorable but by no means is it bad. The serving staff is very friendly and NOT pretentious. If you do visit, ask for a seat by the windows because it's fun to people watch and the windows, which are very large, open up the feeling while dining. Great place!!!

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vipSteveO (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Now my favorite Italian restaurant in Long Beach. Just the right amount of attention for fine dining in a casual and comfortable setting without being overly stuffy.

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Mickey 
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a business meeting at the restaurant. It was the perfect location. The service and food was excellent If you need to have a quiet conversation with a few business associates or just going for a relaxing meal. This restaurant would be perfect.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

The food was excellent. Service was amazing. This is one of the best restaurants. Just loved it

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

One of my all time favorite restaurants since it opened! I live in Pasadena now, but totally worth the drive. I have never had a bad meal at L'Opera and continue to be impressed with both the menu and service! Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates quality food and service!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
First Street
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(562) 491-0066
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Entertainment
Live Opera on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
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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
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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
Metro
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Executive chef
Walter Cotta
Additional
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

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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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