Michael's Downtown

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
A Long Beach favorite since 2013, Michael’s Downtown transforms the freshest locally sourced ingredients into Italian-inspired dishes for our guests to enjoy. Our menu ranges from hand-made pasta and wood-fired pizza to wholesome salads and grain bowls. It’s the quality of our food, combined with the variety in our menu and our warm and casual atmosphere, that has made Michael’s Downtown the go-to spot for fresh and healthy Italian food.

Michaels Downtown is part of the Long Beach family of restaurants that include Michael's on Naples, Michael's Pizzeria, and Chianina Steakhouse.
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k
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always the Pizza was fantastic and the service was very good. My only negative comment is this. We asked for an outdoor seat which we were given. When we were seated, they sat us right next to another party (maybe 2 feet away) when there was a lot of other tables open. Considering the news and seating info that has been sent out to the public over the last several days. The waitress should have know to seat us 6 feet away from another party. Certianly the management should have know and given this info to their staff.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lasagna was mind blowing!

Z
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Nice selection of wines. Will definitely go back.

F
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pizza, good place, good service. I really like their veggie pizza and I'm not vegan or vegetarian.

DR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small portion salads and pasta

Y
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

any plates from appetizers to desert, no disappointed. should try cannoli.

LW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please add SAFRAN STROZZAPRETI to your regular menu

p
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I was really disappointed after reading all the reviews. My friend came from Hemet and I thought I would treat her to this restaurant. I ordered the appetizer of shrimp and clams and the broth was outstanding but the shrimp was overcooked and out of six clamshells only two had clams in them and they weren’t in the bottom of the dish. they charge a quarter for butter a quarter for extra salad dressing and a very Poor Caesar salad. She ordered gnocchi that was new to the menu however the gnocchi was tough it was they were not soft. I would not recommend nor would I ever go back a very expensive lunch for very poor food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We’ve been here plenty of times for pasta and we always leave satisfied. Today the food the slow to roll out and I understand the place was packed ( love seeing it packed creates a nice ambiance) but the delay in food was long enough that I wasn’t exited for the food. Then the food came out and it was just okay... which is sad for valentines dinner. The servers were super nice and checking in when necessary.

OR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy a trip to Michael's. When my wife and I went, it was mid-week, and so a much more subdued evening. Nevertheless, the food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. I fight myself every time to keep from stealing their chili infused oil condiment.

J
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Vegan pizza and pasta along with great "normal" food for my friends. Great service, clean, fun place for a group! Thanks!

K
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite requesting a table inside when we reserved (chilly night), we were seated outside. With our jackets and once the heater was turned on at our request, it was fine, but not preferable. Our pizza, spaghetti bolognese and burrata and pear appetizer were only ok, which was disappointing, especially given the price.

j
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service, food and ambiance is top notch. Space heaters provided for the cool of the winter evening in the patio.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great beverage options, and lovely staff. Would definitely dine here again

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not very attentive sever. Forgot several
Requests.

NP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son goes to Long Beach State so we made the trip up from San Diego to take him out to dinner. There were only reservations for the bar but we switched out to the community table. Everything was excellent! Our server, Camille, was beyond fabulous. She was sweet and informative, attentive and personable. The food was all delicious too! We had apps, then our main courses and ended with gelato and tiramisu! All around awesome!

OD
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment when seated outdoors. Really recommend as a date night or a hang out with a group of 4. (:

WC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Good value for the dine LA event. Service was a bit slow especially as the restaurant was not busy

KN
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Michael's Downtown as part of Dine LA. We had the $39 tasting menu. 4 courses and all great. Our server was wonderful and David who also works the front was quite accommodating when we asked for a table instead of the bar. No wonder the place was packed. Such a good time.

DK
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was so good! Had been meaning to go for awhile and happy I did. This was for brunch on Sunday but they have their full menu too. Things were ordered from both and tasted great! The one exception was the eggs were a bit too salty. Likely a one off because everything else was great. The filing in the donut holes...yuuum🤗

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and outstanding service in a comfortable friendly environment. Their chefs and wait staff are always top notch! Their pizza takes me back to Naples.

NJ
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Put a note in reservation that it was a special 82nd Birthday celebration and mentioned it again on the way in. It was totally forgotten/ignored. Very disappointed. The food was great though.

WJ
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved the grain bowl. It was very good with added shrimp, that was cooked perfectly. The avocado portion was very generous.

M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is our go to Italian restaurant. Great fresh pasta and real Italian style pizza never disappoint. Comfort food for our family

KW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great— friendly and prompt, the food was amazing!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy rico! Pidan el pollo a la prmesana

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch at 11am and it wasn’t too busy yet. Food was delicious! Service was great! Pretty inside and outside. They even have Etch A Sketch for kids to use. Since it wasn’t busy, the adults got their own Etch A Sketch to play with also. The charcuterie board is a lot of food - definitely worth the value. The portobello benedict is super yummy - I can eat that “hollandaise” sauce all day! Loved the french toast and ricotta pancakes as well. We also had the meat pizza, the special burger, and typical breakfast plate. The panna cotta, tiramisu, and gelato will satisfy your dessert needs. Our tummies we’re definitely happy!!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizers and pizza was good but main courses were very average. Wouldnt go back as there are to many other better places

MI
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and lovely casual, yet inviting and special. Will definitely visit again and recommend to my friends!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and staff were both amazing. Hospitality was A1

DB
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the food/wine pairing and it was delicious! Great cocktails too. A nice way to splurge a little.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and think we found our new go to spot. Great food, wine and service.

AM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at Michael’s and it was great.

Friendly staff!
Great food!
Great wine!
Great experience!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. The bolognese was to die for

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hearty, flavorful, delicious Italian food. I generally do not prefer Italian food, but the Emiliana pizza, lasagna, and the Chicken parmigiana were amazing.

E
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, flavorful, and seasonal food

OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway a great experience and lovely food in a casual friendly comfortable downtown oasis. Happy hour is inventive and monthly pasta dinners a must.

C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun location. Food was excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Quite, not every full. Waiter came around often enough.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service!

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