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La Parolaccia Osteria Italiana

2945 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803-5414
562-438-1235
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Ranked #92 of 972 Restaurants in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Palm Desert, California
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My friends and I were traveling and both on different sides of town. In order to meet in the middle I went on to Trip Advisor and found this restaurant. When they returned my call for a reservation I heard an Italian accent and expected it was a family restaurant. We both arrived close to our scheduled appointment, were immediately... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

"It could'a been a contender" is a phrase I use when something in an otherwise good experience turns the whole event Sour. In this case it was the service. We were just passing by and decided to eat because we like Pizza. . . I don't think we will go back. The restaurant was not busy and we had to... More

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Found out this place has accurate reviews and a loyal local following. Broadway is a great spot to eat and avoid drunks and tourists, great food, priced right and wonderful staff. We didn't want to leave!

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Despite a not very impressive exterior, this place is amazing! From the moment we walked in the staff greeted us, 'Buonasera' and not in a coached way- but like you were walking into the local family restaurant in Italy. Super attentive and helpful in picking out what to each- the waitress was able to answer fairly detailed questions about the... More

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Long Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants. They have a vast menu (although I always seem to order the same thing...margherita pizza) and a great wine selection. The atmosphere is very quaint and it's never too loud and noisy like the bigger chain restaurants. Although I have seen it get pretty busy on weekends, we usually try to go early... More

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seal beach,ca
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

So why can I say the "best authentic Italian food"? Look how many times we have been to Italy...every year. This place is like going home to Roma. We went on Christmas Eve for a meal for just the two of us. Everything was perfect. It was also nice to talk to Stefano about Italy and food and wine and... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

When La Parolaccia first opened, we lived nearby and visited a few times a month. Always authentic, always yummy, always treated like family by the owners and staff. Last week, we returned on a Sunday night, after about 3 years away. We'd been at a function, and were hungry for a little dinner - not a giant meal. We had... More

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Buellton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had our daughters wedding rehearsal dinner here. The food was great but the service and seating location were terrible. We were told when we called to make the reservation for 25 people that we would be seated in a separate room in an horse shoe configuration. What a joke they created a table configuration that was congested right next... More

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Nasushiobara, Japan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I was at La Parolaccia on a Friday evening and that was a mistake. The place was packed and with plenty of people waiting outside for their turn. Inside it was impossible to hold a decent conversation for the place sounded like a madhouse. As far as food goes, the appetizer of fried calamari was superb (really very well fried,... More

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I don't know what caused the stomach reaction within an hour after leaving the restaurant but I can say that the food didn't taste good. It reminded me of frozen food that wasn't fully cooked.

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