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La Parolaccia Osteria Italiana

2945 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803-5414
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Ranked #47 of 964 restaurants in Long Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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46 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Long Beach, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

In the past month, we had two meals at La Parolaccia, one from the lunch menu and one from the dinner menu. The biggest problem at this restaurant is making a decision of what to order. Both menus served generous portions of the pasta dishes. My pollo piccata was tender and delicious with a side of vegetables and oven roasted... More

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Long Beach CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I have been frequenting La Parolaccia since it first opened. In fact, we have eaten there so many times we feel like family, and they are always glad to see us. I always try for one of the "tables for two" near the pizza oven, especially in the winter when the heat of the fire warms you... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very good restaurant, we loved all our food except for the veil parmessan but they were very good at offering to change it. But the rest of our pastas and pizza were very very good. Nothing like freshly made pasta!!! Super nice service and good italian feel!!

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