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L'Opera, Long Beach, CA

L'Opera

4.8
4.8
2613 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Celebrating over 30 years of award winning classic & modern Italian cuisine! Owner Terry Antonelli believes in a warm and elegant approach to fine dining. Chef Walter Cotta shops at local farmer's and produce markets throughout the week to insure the best quality ingredients. Our pastas, raviolis, bread, sauces and desserts are homemade. His menu also includes a number of vegan and gluten free items that are sure to please all palates. For dinner or a private event, L'Opera is a must!
Zagat rated L'Opera as one of the top Italian Restaurants in the United States; Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence since 2005; Southern California Restaurant Writers Golden Scepter, 5 Star Award, Golden Bacchus, Sommelier of the Year 2005 & 2016, Server of the Year, and Restaurateur of the Year Award Winner.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 16:00–22:00 Happy Hour Daily 16:00–17:30
  • Phone number
    (562) 491-0066
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Walter Cotta
  • Catering
    L'Opera's catering options are endless - from take away trays, drop off catering, or full service catering events, we have a way to bring the heart & soul of L'Opera into your home! Please e-mail lopera.nicolelira@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    You can sit back & relax knowing that everything will run like clockwork in our Wine Cellar, La Scala, Aldo Luongo Room, or Main Dining Room thanks to our creative approach & attention to detail. Chef Walter Cota is ready to prepare a menu to delight all of your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Tiffany Williams: (562) 491-0066
  • Area
    Long Beach
  • Cross Street
    First Street
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is available on First Street for a $10 fee. From Ocean Blvd turn North on Pine Ave. Valet is located on both the East & West side of Pine Ave. From the 710 FWY exit Broadway. Make a Right on Pine Ave. Valet is located on both the East & West side of Pine Ave.
  • Public Transit
    Metro
  • Entertainment
    Live Opera on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Overall

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Service

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Best Ambience

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Great for fine wines

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Romantic

2,614 Reviews
  1. ChrisH3040

    Orange County

    225 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    225 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food selection was large enough for everyone to find something they would enjoy. The wines selections are varied and excellent. Prices are competitive. The lasagna was exceptionally good as was the ravioli. Desserts were all tempting!

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  2. RogerF

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience was great. The waiter forgot my salad and mix our drinks up, but overall a good experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous from start to finish! Our waiter, Alfredo, was wonderful. 10 out of 10!

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  4. Criterion

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We recently celebrated Mother’s Day at L’Opera, and it was an unforgettable experience. The service was top-notch, thanks to Dean, whose attentiveness and professionalism made our afternoon special. Sam, the in-house singer, did a phenomenal job, adding a delightful ambiance with his wonderful performances. The food was exceptionally good; every dish was a hit, bursting with flavor and served perfectly in sync with our dining pace. What stood out the most was how time seemed to fly by—we were so engrossed in enjoying our meal and the atmosphere that we didn’t notice the hours passing. My mom had a fantastic time, and it truly made her day memorable. L’Opera has mastered the art of fine dining, and we can’t wait to return!

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  5. CaliforniaWriter

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L'Opera never disappoints. Their seafood special was superb, and Roberto's attention and friendliness was outstanding.

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  6. KatherineF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! I love their bread and olive oil!

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  7. Dino

    Los Angeles

    265 reviews

    5.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience and authentic Roman cuisine in Southern California - sumptuous shrimp cocktail - house made fettuccine- and a decadent wine selection. Kind service by Riley, Miguel and Felix.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall experience. The service was fantastic. The food was delicious. We ordered the house salad which was unique for a house salad and fresh! We also had the butternut squash ravioli - melted in my mouth and a tasty combination of flavors. We also shared the veal picada, although also quite tasty it is not my favorite preparation. My partner loved it

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  9. mprince676

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good attention from staff. Food choices arrived very quickly and were delicious

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  10. MickiFinn

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L "opera is always an elegant and wonderful experience. The ambiance is wonderful and the food is great along with the service. The veal piccata is delicious and the cosmos perfect.

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  11. BrentM

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    That added music in the bar area. It added a new dimension, but the style of music didn't fit L'Opera + the noise levels were too loud. The music is fine, just searching for the right mix!

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  12. Sharon

    Indiana

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the short rib ravioli and fruit de mare were wonderful!

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  13. JoseV

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To say it was my first time it was excellent service and the food was great the lobster risotto was so good I wanted seconds … highly recommended

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  14. HiFiGuy

    Phoenix

    205 reviews

    5.0

    205 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible pasta dishes and great wine in a stunning old building make for a great night out.

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  15. Wbarcellona

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic. He saw to my daughter’s allergy needs and took great care of us. The veal piccata was excellent. Love this place.

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  16. Scott

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 4th or 5th meal at L'Opera, i go at least once a trip to Long Beach since i found it a few years back. Simply, a great meal with great cocktails. A fairly priced and balanced wine list from cost effective to a wine that will make the connoisseur happy. Top it off with great service and the night was made for out group.

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  17. Travelingman

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Super expensive and loud as a rock concert. Had to ask to have a serve stop banging silverware while restocking. Somewhat disappointing overall. Four people $520 with tip for lobster ravioli.

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  18. MikeJ

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Scott that someone was our waiter. He was amazing. So nice and so considerate. The food was great. The location was great. If you are in town, we will definitely go back. 

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    L’Opera , was great , Delicious Food and Great Service !

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  20. WalterG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute Italian restaurant in an old historical Long Beach building.

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  21. rlkinLB

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently good, with delicious food, excellent service and lovely atmosphere .

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
     I went here with my family for a birthday celebration. Our waiter was amazing. we experience an opera singer during the dinner. Food was amazing. I would definitely recommend this place. If you want some things low-key and delicious food. 

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  23. BarbieH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love L'Opera, but I felt there were a couple of misses this time. I ordered the Burratta/Tomato/Prosciutto appetizer which was delicious, except the tomatoes were cut too thin. they need to be thicker to hold up the Burratta and Prosciutto. I also ordered the chicken parmesan, which wasn't as tasty as my last visit. As always, the bartender took very good care of us!!

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  24. JosephT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten here many times and have never had a bad experience. One of my favorite haunts in Long Beach. Highly recommended.

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  25. AndyZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience here for our first time we enjoyed the food and desert would definitely go back.

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  26. DanP

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious pasta, I had the Lombardi ravioli, minestrone soup, and colossal shrimp cocktail (4). Moscato to drink and then an Arnold Palmer, coffee for dessert. Highly recommend the panna cotta, but wish it was bigger. The Maria was delicious but heavier that the tiramisu.

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  27. HugoG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First time there last night. After about 15 minutes I finally got up and asked someone to take our drink order…. Another 3 minutes go by and a manager comes over and takes our order. Manager apologized and said they were busy. Lots of empty tables though. It was also very hot inside, we finished our drink and left because it was too hot to eat dinner there.

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  28. JanetS

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner for our son-in-laws birthday was superb! Appetizers through dessert was delicious! Special treat was the opera singer from the bar sang an Italian song. Fun finish to a perfect evening!

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  29. LauriB

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal, ambience and service. Highly recommend!

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  30. KateG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had not been there since Covid (we call it BC). Still the same wonderful food, gracious and attentive service, and lovely atmosphere! Will definitely return soon...

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  31. Provy

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romain lettuce was brown with 2 small anchovies. Salmon had old overcooked burnt potato's and pasta tasted like vinegar. For what we paid( highly overpriced) we will NEVER EAT OR RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE!!!

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  32. LauraB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I haven’t been to L’Opera in years- it’s still a wonderful restaurant. We had the best waiter but I’m afraid I can’t remember his name!

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  33. SkipsonMcPherson

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding dinner spot for a business meal. Nice wine list & great food.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gentlemen gave up his seat at the bar while we waited for our table, and he ended up being the owner of the restaurant. Wonderful man, offering delicious food and a great dining experience

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  35. VincentF

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and excellent food. Would highly recommend.

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  36. MichaelD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had party of 8. Everyone absolutely loved their meal. Staff was amazing. Im 2000 miles away but hoping get back here again

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  37. Monique

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a chance that turned into a wonderful experience. Our waiter was superb! The meal was excellent. The portions were terrific. Plus the opera singer. Just lovely. Open clean kitchen. Loved walking by this spotless working kitchen.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muy linda experiencia con cantante a capela (joe acapella ) era nuestro 45 aniversario de matrimonio muy especial para nosotros y nos hicieron sentir así

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  39. LarryM

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Two of us on last day of Dine Out Long Beach menu for $55 was a really tasty value. One very Large crushed shrimp first course, choice of swordfish or one full plate veggie ravioli (feta, spinach, mushroom, sage in rich brown sauce) and finish with Panna cota. Very attentive service.

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  40. RajeshN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Should have few more veggie options like a risotto. But overall the food and service was great. A table next to me was at a higher level

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FAQs

L'Opera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 491-0066.

L'Opera is rated 4.8 stars by 2613 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for L'Opera

101 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    First Street
  • Area
    Long Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 16:00–22:00 Happy Hour Daily 16:00–17:30
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking is available on First Street for a $10 fee. From Ocean Blvd turn North on Pine Ave. Valet is located on both the East & West side of Pine Ave. From the 710 FWY exit Broadway. Make a Right on Pine Ave. Valet is located on both the East & West side of Pine Ave.
  • Public Transit
    Metro
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Walter Cotta
  • Entertainment
    Live Opera on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (562) 491-0066
  • Catering
    L'Opera's catering options are endless - from take away trays, drop off catering, or full service catering events, we have a way to bring the heart & soul of L'Opera into your home! Please e-mail lopera.nicolelira@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    You can sit back & relax knowing that everything will run like clockwork in our Wine Cellar, La Scala, Aldo Luongo Room, or Main Dining Room thanks to our creative approach & attention to detail. Chef Walter Cota is ready to prepare a menu to delight all of your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Tiffany Williams: (562) 491-0066
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