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L'Opera Ristorante

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Wed, 7/17
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $50
CUISINES
Seafood, Italian, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

ANTIPASTI
13
Bruschetta
Toasted Baguettes Chopped Red & Yellow Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic, Feta, Kalamata Olives, Balsamic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Vegetarian, Vegan Upon Request
15
Carpaccio Classico
Thinly Sliced Raw Beef Tenderloin, Arugula, Capers, Shaved Parmigiano, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
15
Calamari Fritti
Deep Fried Calamari, White Bait; Spicy Marinara Sauce, Tomato Romesco Sauce (Romesco Sauce Contains Traces of Almonds)
12
Polenta Fritta
Deep Fried Polenta, Porcini Mushroom Sauce. Vegan Upon Request
15
Polpette a Modo Mio
Trio of Meatballs Presented with Three Different Sauces: Spicy Tomato Sauce; Arugula Horseradish Pesto; Cucumber Tartar Sauce, Balsamic Reduction (Pesto Contains Traces of Pine Nuts)
15
Caprese
Local Burrata, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Pesto (Pesto Contains Traces of Pine Nuts)
17
Tartara Mediterranea
Crispy Italian Flatbread, Ahi Tuna Tartar, White Bean Hummus, Dry Cured Olives, Marinated Fennel, Harissa Aioli, Red Pepper Jelly. Gluten Free Upon Request
17
Cocktail di Gamberi
Chilled Black Tiger Shrimp, Homemade Cocktail Sauce
15
Salsiccia al Peperonata
Grilled Italian Sausage, Bocconcini, Roasted Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Basil, Garlic Tomato Sauce, Wild Arugula. Gluten Free Upon Request
16
Prosciutto e Formaggio
Thin Slices of Prosciutto di Parma & Coppa, Parmigiano; Bread Sticks, Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Gluten Free Upon Request
ZUPPA
9
Minestrone
Seasonal Vegetables, Herbs (Vegetable Broth)
10
Pasta e Fagioli
Traditional Tuscan Cannellini Bean, Pasta Soup (Prosciutto Broth)
LE INSALATE
12
Dell' Opera
Little Gem Lettuce, Radishes, Kalamata Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Toasted Hazelnuts, Shaved Parmigiano, Creamy Garlic Lemon Dressing (Dressing Contains Raw Egg). Vegetarian, Gluten Free Upon Request
11
Make it an Antonelli: Cucumbers, Olives, Tomatoes, Red Onion Add 2
Messalina
Romaine, Shaved Parmigiano, Anchovy Filet, Garlic, Crostini, Homemade Caesar Dressing (Dressing Contains Raw Egg). Gluten Free Upon Request
12
Degli Innamorati
Baby Greens, Feta, Strawberries, Toasted Almonds, Balsamic Dressing. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free Upon Request
11
Vellutata
Spinach, Shaved Green Apple, Fennel, Celery, Tarragon, Arugula, Strawberries, Shaved Parmigiano, Apple Juice Reduction Shallot Vinaigrette. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free Upon Request
13
Ai Legumi
Marinated Quinoa, Cannellini Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Shallots, Cherry Tomatoes, Sautéed White Kale
14
Insalata Tritata
Baby Greens, Spinach, Red Onion, Sweet Corn, Bell Pepper, Cucumber, Carrot, Zucchini, Basil, Avocado, Pine Nuts, Ginger Lime Vinaigrette (Dressing Contains Raw Egg)
SECONDI PIATTI
40
Straccetti di Manzo
Grilled Filet Mignon Medallions, Capers, Roasted Garlic, Spinach, White Wine Sauce; Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Skewer. Gluten Free Upon Request
35
Braciola di Maiale
16 oz Grilled Pork Chop, Pineapple, Marmalade, Port Wine Balsamic Reduction; Fried Polenta Cake, Brussels Sprouts
28
Pollo Parmigiano
Breaded Chicken Breast, Tomatoes, Basil, Mozzarella, Parmigiano; Homemade Spaghetti Marinara
28
Pollo Piccata
Grilled Chicken Breast, Creamy Piccata Sauce; Brussels Sprouts. Gluten Free Upon Request
43
Agnello ai Carciofi
Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Deep Fried Baby Artichokes, Balsamic Mint Reduction; Spinach, Patate al Parmigiano. Gluten Free No Sauce
43
Filetto al Gorgonzola
12 oz Filet Mignon, Thyme Demi-Glace Reduction, Grilled Onions, Gorgonzola; Zucchini, Asparagus, Patate al Parmigiano. Gluten Free No Sauce
47
Costata di Manzo
20oz Grilled Bone-in Rib Eye Steak, Balsamic Reduction, Rosemary Butter Compound; Asparagus, Broccoli, Patate al Parmigiano
32
Scaloppine alla Milanese
Chickpea Flour Crusted Veal, Tomato Sauce; Salad of Arugula, Cherry Tomato, Shaved Parmigiano, Lemon Vinaigrette; Homemade Spaghetti Marinara (Vinaigrette Contains Raw Egg). Gluten Free Upon Request
41
Ossobuco alla Milanese
Braised Veal Ossobuco; Asiago Mushroom Risotto
32
Salmone Dorato
Sustainably-Raised Salmon, Shaved Apple, Fennel, Watercress, Cider Mustard Sauce; Fingerling Potatoes, Leeks, Smoked Pancetta (Italian bacon)
SIDES
6
Asparagus
7
Farmer's Market Vegetables
8
Brussels Sprouts
8
Sauteed Mushrooms
6
Fingerling Potatoes
5
Patate al Parmigiano
7
Pasta
3
Sauce
3
Roasted or Fresh Garlic
3
Shaved Romano
PASTA
27
FAVORITO!!!
Homemade Beet, Red Bell Pepper & Spinach Tagliatelle, Jumbo Lump Crab, Shaved Black Truffle, Chives, Truffle Oil, Butter
27
SPAGHETTI AI FRUTTI DI MARE
Homemade Spaghetti, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp; Choice of Garlic White Wine or Spicy Tomato Sauce
20
RIGATONI AI FUNGHI
Rigatoni, Wild Mushrooms, Shallots, Garlic White Wine Sauce, Parmigiano
20
PENNE ALL'ARRABBIATA
Penne, Roasted Garlic, Spicy Chopped Roma Tomato Sauce, Imported Romano
25
SPAGHETTI PUTANESCA
Homemade Spaghetti, Tomatoes, Capers, Kalamata Olives, Anchovy, Garlic Tomato Sauce
24
CAPPELLACCI DI ZUCCA
Homemade Ravioli Stuffed with Butternut Squash, Ricotta; Spicy Marinara, Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Shaved Parmigiano
25
CANNELLONI DELL'OPERA
Homemade Sheet Pasta Rolled with Braised Veal, Ricotta; Porcini Mushrooms, Demi- Glace Sauce
25
LASAGNA DI POLLO
Homemade Sheet Pasta Layered with Chicken Ragu, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmigiano, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Creamy Pesto Sauce
23
RAVIOLI DI POLLO ARROSTO
Homemade Ravioli Stuffed with Roasted Chicken, Mushrooms, Ricotta, Mascarpone; Shallot Lemon Basil Cream Sauce
25
LASAGNA AL RAGU
Homemade Sheet Pasta Layered with Beef Ragu, Spinach, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmigiano, Bechamel Sauce, Garlic Tomato Basil Sauce
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Reviewed yesterday

Attentive, professional, knowledgeable staff. Wine suggested was a perfect choice. Meal was 5 star! Delightful experience.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Ileen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been fortunate to have gone to a few winemaker dinners here and have thoroughly enjoyed the food & wine served...the service is great too

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank cmesign4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My meal and wine were terrific, our server was great, the entire experience was amazing, but to me it was just a regular restaurant, well I guess I would say the service was better than most, our server was never far away and we didn't...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Maria A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a wonderful meal and atmosphere. Enjoy the wait staff and they are always friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ireland17forPeg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

L'Opera was our first (blind) date location more than twelve years ago. I wanted to impress my date, who looked great online, so I picked a place with a high-end location and a great wine list. The charm worked, and so we sentimentally returned to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank JAS5757
Reviewed June 1, 2019

I had been to L'opera a few times and was always very pleased. I was looking at restaurants in Long Beach to have my birthday party. I settled on L'Opera. I met first with Justine, the event coordinator, and was immediately impressed. We decided on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rainshadowsierra
Reviewed May 27, 2019

I was here with a group of friends to see the Grand Prix race. Every one of us was super impressed with our meals. The service was the only part that really needs improvement. I had to ask for a dessert menu 3 times. I...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank secauley
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

What fabulous reviews we read. Looked forward to a lovely evening out at L’Opera. We received a very warm welcome and were shown to our table. Seat still had crumbs on from the previous guest. Brocade chairs were ‘tired’. A lovely menu with varied choice....More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Justine S
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We wanted a nice dinner before our flight out of Long Beach Airport. We picked L'Opera, knowing nothing about it, because of good reviews it got on line. It was AMAZING! Service was impeccable, food was delicious, and atmosphere was delightful. We were lucky to...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank DebD9360
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant last year for business. It was a great experience. We made reservations this year instead of 555 Steakhouse, the usual go to. The meal was just amazing. The service impeccable. Our party enjoyed steak, pasta and the special of wild boar....More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Response from Jagggs | Reviewed this property |
It is a huge place, very impressive, so I should think so!
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Absolutely, wonderful service and would a great treat for her!
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L'Opera has an amazing staff and does have a private room for large groups. They will do an amazing job exceeding your expectations. (No I do not work there :-))
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