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L'Opera Ristorante

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101 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802 (First Street)
+1 562-491-0066
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Belmont Shore, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my 6th visit to this wonderful restaurant...a true gem in the ever changing and improving downtown Long Beach by the sea. It was my brother's birthday from NYC and I wanted to share a true 'Italian Dining" experience as we are all originally from the East Coast..we were a party of 6 and were seated immediately as our... More 

Thank tony g
Bonner Springs, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They serve a lasagne bolonese that is made with spinach that gives it a very unique flavor. The wait staff was extremely helpful and efficient. The wine list is extraordinary even though the prices were reasonable.

Thank Larry C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

L'Opera is one of the few elegant tradicional restaurants in Long Beach California. It has Excellent food, nice ambiance, reasonable price ,and good service.

Thank Olga D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful experience and fabulous meal at L'Opera, thanks to Scott. He paired incredible wines with amazing food. Truly one of the best meals I've ever enjoyed. We loved it so much we went back a second night where Scott would not let us order off the menu. Instead, he surprised us with our own private pairing of food... More 

Thank ZagMom889
London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly welcome from front of house but we were also greeted by a peculiar smell...but seeing the food awards it has won we decided to stay & were very glad we did. Carpaccio & squid starters were excellent, beautiful lamb & steaks & extensive wine list, albeit slightly over priced in places. Worth checking out, brilliant friendly & attentive service,... More 

Thank Lee B
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite ristorante in Long Beach. Whenever family comes from out of town I take them there. Dining is elegant but not so that you feel under dressed. The bar is excellent and they mix a great Manhattan.

Thank Joe H
Long Beach, California, United States
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

L'Opera Ristorante is a truly elegant restaurant in downtown LB, with exceptional Italian food, extraordinary service and great wine choices. Despite its elegance, this place feels comfy and it's not unusual to see folks dressed up or completely casual. There are plenty of vegetarian choices as well as meat and fish varieties. I've been here many, many times over the... More 

Thank Anne P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A business associate (foodie) selected the place for dinner, and nailed the choice. The service was excellent -- friendly, helpful but not hovering. I could become addicted to the amazing bread with oil and herbs for dipping, and my sea bass was perfectly cooked. My colleague was complimentary about her rigatoni. The atmosphere was idea for discussions - easy to... More 

Thank LBK1000
Hawthorne, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The food, service, and atmosphere were great. One thing that left a bad taste in my mouth was our waiter suggested a wine for us and it was so good that we searched for it after we left. Well the cost at the restaurant was $42.00, so I was so surprised to find the exact wine in Walmart for $11.46.... More 

Thank kimspc4
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of seven friends. Really really nice food, great wine, great service. If you like modern Italian you will love L'Opera. You will love the Italian lessons playing in bathrooms. The building is really beautiful old style. The only reason why I did not give this place five stars is there is a pervasive smell like stale... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Seafood, Vegetarian, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
    (First Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-491-0066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?