We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
4611 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5308
562-434-4454
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 15 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner with Friends

OK, we are Italian snobs. Look at our other reviews and you will see what I mean. Papalucci's has a great location. The service was spot on. The wine was OK and priced reasonable. The food...the salad was good but the pizza was too thick and the crust was undercooked. I guess I just like Roman... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
bertram31
,
seal beach,ca
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
seal beach,ca
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

OK, we are Italian snobs. Look at our other reviews and you will see what I mean. Papalucci's has a great location. The service was spot on. The wine was OK and priced reasonable. The food...the salad was good but the pizza was too thick and the crust was undercooked. I guess I just like Roman pizza.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cypress, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

To be frank--prior to coming to Papalucci's, I was not a fan of Italian food, but after my first visit seven years ago I was hooked!!! My favorite appetizers are their garlic mushrooms, peppers and sausage, and their cheesy garlic bread (it looks like a small pizza). Their pasta sauces for their entrees (both red and white) are well seasoned... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Beach, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I don't know how they do it but their Caesar Salad is the best. We are Caesar Salad connoisseurs. No place in Long Beach or out of Long Beach can top Papalucci's. Also, something for everyone -- pasta, pizza, meatball sandwiches, etc. Just added a tri-tip dish. I'll second caligirl991: garlic rolls are a must! But my family loves the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I live in Long Beach and frequent Popalucci's all the time. The staff is pleasant, the food is good and it is an unknown gem in Belmont Shore. You will love it! Cucumbers and garlic rolls are a must!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hull, UK
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Loved everything about this place - the atmosphere, the service , the food and even the owner came across to all the tables and greeted them. I thin the price is a good reflection of what you get so it isn't cheap but it wasn't overpriced either.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Udon Thani, Thailand
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I went with two friends to Paplucci's the other night, as we had read reviews stating that their pizzas were some of the best in Long Beach. Unfortunately, we didn't have a great experience. We had dinner reservations (it was a Saturday night), but waited around for quite a while for our table. I had a suspicion that they had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arcata, California
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Located conveniently in the shopping area of Belmont Shore, Papalucci is a good place to stop for lunch/dinner. Red checkered table cloths, a friendly staff and wonderful pasta all make for a pleasant dining experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

Not fancy but amazing family food. Best stomboli I have ever had. I go back every time I'm in long beach

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Beach, CA
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

Lunch on a Monday at about 11:45 AM; we were only the second customers, and there were only two other persons the whole time we were there [for a total patronage of six for the hour]. I had Chicken Marsala with penne as the side. The Marsala was hardly noticeable in the thin watery sauce which accompanied the onions and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
LBC
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

i ordered garlic chicken from there and it was cold i just stood up and left, never went back

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Papalucci also viewed

 

Been to Papalucci? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4611 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-434-4454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Papalucci staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?