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4611 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803-5308
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Waitstaff

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Tasty Italian

My husband and I went for a late lunch. Bryce was our excellent server. He allowed us to try the wine before we bought it. We chose a Paso Zin that paired well with the food. We had a Pepe Salad and it was wonderful with pasta and Romaine lettuce. I highly recommend you try it. The Blanco bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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325 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 709 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I went for a late lunch. Bryce was our excellent server. He allowed us to try the wine before we bought it. We chose a Paso Zin that paired well with the food. We had a Pepe Salad and it was wonderful with pasta and Romaine lettuce. I highly recommend you try it. The Blanco bread is... More 

Thank PeggyChism
Phoenix, Arizona
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to dinner with 15 business associates. Service was great. We were allowed to seat before all of our party arrived. Ordered beer and wine (no hard alcohol available). Great Central Coast - Paso Robles wines at excellent prices. Next came great bruchetta, anti pasto and garlic bread bites. I had the Henry Special - wonderful fresh shrimp cooked with... More 

Thank nippon703
Long Beach
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My family and I have dined at Papalucci for 20 years. The service and quality of food are superb and always consistent. The casual and friendly atmosphere here can be a welcome relief from surrounding trendy restaurants who are newcomers to the Belmont Shore scene. For local residents, Papalucci is a dependable and refreshing option for dining any day of... More 

Thank Douglas R
Tustin, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Brussel Sprouts were delish as were the cucumber salad. Service was great and the owner Danny was a delight! They make most of their pastas and sauces from scratch. We aree defineatly going back and brining friends!

Thank Brian C
seal beach,ca
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 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.

Thank bertram31
Cypress, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank TophervonKolen
Long Beach, CA
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6 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 

Thank MGfromtheLBC
Long Beach, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank caligirl991
Hull, UK
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

Thank Lynnep_Willerby
Udon Thani, Thailand
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 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 


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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: Pizza, Italian


Open Hours
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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