Cuisine: Italian

La Tarantella Osteria

Under the toque at La Tarantella Osteria is  Italian-born chef Alessandro Colalacomo who creates authentic and classic Italian fare in the heart of Long Beach’s Retro Row. Classic decor with rustic Roman overtones coupled with familiar aromas wafting from the kitchen, LaTarantella Osteria transports your sense of place, as well as your palate, to the charming villages and towns that Italy is known for.

 

Signature Drink:
Glass of Champagne$0

Included with Dine Out Long Beach menu

2120 E 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814

Vino e Cucina Trattoria Italiana

Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality at Vino e Cucina. This family-owned restaurant prides itself on time-honored recipes and traditions with a long and toast-worthy wine list to pair with your favorite pasta, pizza or antipasti.

4501 E Carson St. (at Norse Way)
Long Beach, CA 90808

Modica’s Deli

For more than 25 years Modica’s Deli has been the go-to place for authentic Italian fare, including pasta dishes and paninis. Family-owned and situated in the heart of the East Village Arts District on the ground level of the historic Cooper Arms Building, Modica’s also boasts a thoughtful wine list with plenty of outdoor seating.

 

455 E. Ocean
Long Beach, CA 90803

Michael’s on Naples

Michael’s On Naples is the standard for creative Italian dining on Naples Island. Featuring a menu of small plates, classic and contemporary Italian fare plus a curated wine list and hand-crafted cocktails, this is the go-to place for everyday dining and special occasions. Select the more formal dining room on the ground level or make your way to the Rooftop Bar for apertivo and conversation.

 

 

 

Signature Drink:
Imaginary Breadsticks$3

While these breadsticks are, in fact, imaginary, all proceeds will benefit the non-profit Restaurants Care - providing financial assistance to restaurant owners and workers facing hardship.

5616 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803

Buono’s Authenic Pizzeria

Buono’s Authentic Pizzeria is locally owned for more than half a century with two Long Beach locations on Willow Avenue and on Ocean Blvd. in Downtown Long Beach.  From the pizza fashioned from hand-kneaded dough made fresh daily, to the homemade sauces and sausages, to the fresh mozzarella and gas-fired brick ovens, eating at Buono’s is like dining at a pizzeria in the Old Country. When you order any of our Italian specialties, such as lasagna, spaghetti, eggplant parmigiana, or linguine e vongole, you are tasting a bit of Italy in the heart of Downtown Long Beach!

250 W. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

Michael’s Pizzeria

Fired at 800 degrees in a traditional Napoli pizza oven imported from Italy, Michael’s Pizzeria offers a selection of authentic D.O.P. pizza served whole or sliced upon request. A thoughtful list of appetizers, salads, wine and beer are also available.

 

 

Signature Drink:
Imaginary Breadsticks$3

While these breadsticks are, in fact, imaginary, all proceeds will benefit the non-profit Restaurants Care - providing financial assistance to restaurant owners and workers facing hardship.

5616 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803

L’Opera Ristorante

For more than 30 years, L’Opera has been the premier dining destination for authentic Italian fare in downtown Long Beach. Located in a former early 20th-century bank at the corner of Pine Avenue and 1st Street, L’Opera is the perfect setting for an unforgettable meal and impeccable service. For those who want to simply sit at the bar for apertivo, L’Opera offers a stellar list of wines as well as hand-crafted cocktails.

 

101 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802