L'Opera Ristorantein Downtown Long Beach
Owner Terry Antonelli believes in a warm yet elegant approach to the 5 star award winning dining experience that has been the staple of L'Opera's lasting success since 1990. The timeless interiors match the old world "Italian Charm" with all the modern comforts of a new world creativity. L'Opera favors attentive and comfortable service, or as Zagat said, "Bend over backward service... L'Opera really hits the mark with a spectacular wine list and over the top Italian cuisine."
L'Opera Front Entrance
Main Dining Room
L'Opera restaurant was established in August of 1988and after 2 years of design and transformation opened for business on a Thursday afternoon in April of 1990. L'Opera is located on Pine Avenue in one of Long Beach's most famous historical landmarks that began life in 1906 as the First National Bank of Long Beach. The building is simply known as one of the most beautiful structures in Long Beach and is called by locals the "L'Opera Building." The award winning design features a complete restoration of the original ceilings accented by a series of marble columns that sit handsomely on the mahogany hardwood flooring throughout the Main Dining Room. The restaurant is richly adorned by etched beveled glass and granite throughout, featuring a modern exhibition kitchen. The basement level consists of The Wine Cellar & La Scala, our two beautiful private dining rooms.
Executive Chef Walter Cotta creates unique and exciting Northern Italian dishes that ultimately won him the prestigious award Chef of the Year by the Southern California Restaurant Writer's Association. Chef Cotta selects only top quality produce, premium choice meats, and the freshest of seafood.
Weddings, Rehearsals & Corporate EventsPrivate Dining at L'OPERA
CELEBRATE YOUR WEDDING AT L ' OPERAThe Wine Cellar and La Scala is the perfect venue for your intimate wedding ceremony and reception. The Wine Cellar can seat up to 60 guests for a ceremony, and La Scala can seat up to 90 guests for a reception. To ensure absolute privacy for your special day, reserve both the Wine Cellar and La Scala. Please e-mail [email protected] for further information.
CELEBRATE YOUR EVENT AT L ' OPERAThank you for considering L'Opera as the location for your special celebration! The following literature is designed to provide you with room information, photos and menus for our private dining facilities & services.Please e-mail [email protected] for further information and food & beverage minimums.
L'OPERA MAIN DINING ROOMThe L'Opera Main Dining Room is our premier location & is available for a variety of events. The room can accommodate 200 guests for an elegant seated dinner & more for a cocktail event. All food & beverage may only be obtained from L'Opera Ristorante. There is a minimum cost for all events at L'Opera Ristorante, which is met by the combined totals of all food & beverage items. Sectional dining room quotes available upon request.
ALDO LUONGO DINING ROOMThe Aldo Luongo room is located directly to the right upon entering the restaurant. This space is open with a semi-private feelwith floor to ceiling windows, original crown molding and a beautiful Aldo Luongo mural. Perfect for groups of 30 to 54 guests.
THE WINE CELLARSemi-Private
he Wine Cellar is the first room upon entering the basement level. There are hardwood floors, dark cherry wood wine cabinets and unique Florentine wall paintings give this intimate setting remarkable warmth for parties of 10 to 60 guests.
The fully private La Scala room features a curtained etched glass wall, fresco paintings, travertine stone floors, and a black granite mahogany bar, making this room attractive and comfortable for groups of 15 to 90 guests.
FEES, SERVICE CHARGES & SALES TAXPrivate events are 4 hours. Each additional hour is $150 and is added to your final bill. L'Opera Ristorante will add 20% service charge on the subtotal of final bill. All charges are subject to current sales tax. To reserve, please e-mail [email protected] for further information.
THE OWNER TERRY ANTONELLI AND THE ENTIRE L'OPERA FAMILY WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO EXPERIENCE THE TASTES OF AUTHENTIC ITALY AND TO SIP SOME WINES FROM OUR AWARD WINNING CELLAR.
RESTAURANTEUR OF THE YEAR- 2001-2002 - SoCal Restaurant Writers Association
SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR-Chris Levine-2004-2005 - SoCal Restaurant Writers Association
CHEF OF THE YEAR- Walter Cotta-2004-2005 - SoCal Restaurant Writers Association
MANAGER OF THE YEAR- 2000 SoCal Restaurant Writers Association
SERVER OF THE YEAR- Tina Withrow - 2013 SoCal Restaurant Writers Association
BEST AWARD OF EXCELLENCE- since 1990 - Wine Spectator
FIVE STAR-GOLDEN SCEPTRE- AWARD - Highest Honor for food/service- since 1990 - SoCal Restaurant Writers Association
GOLDEN BACCHUS - Highest award of Excellence for Wine - since 1990 - SoCal Restaurant Writers Association
TOP 150 ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN NORTH AMERICA- EPICUREAN MAGAZINE
ZAGATS TOP 1000 ITALIAN RESTURANTS IN NORTH AMERICA - Zagat Review and Guidebook
DINERS CHOICE AWARD - since 2012 by Open Table
Online reservations are available for this restaurant with our partner OPEN TABLE.
Hours of Operation::
We are Open Daily!
Sunday- Friday 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Happy Hour offered daily 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Valet Parking is available on the corner of First Street & Pine Ave for a $10 charge
From Ocean Blvd turn North on Pine Ave (away from the ocean)
Valet will be visible on the L'Opera corner.
Look for the gold awnings.
L'opera | 101 Pine Ave. - Long Beach , CA 90802
CALL (562) 4910066