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About Michael's Pizzeria - Long Beach
Located on the Promenade in the heart of downtown Long Beach, Michael's Pizzeria is where classic and modern meet. Whether you want to enjoy the simple perfection of a Margherita, or something a little out of the ordinary like the Flori di Zucca made with squash blossoms and honey, your pizza will be made with the freshest ingredients possible and cooked just right in their 800°F wood-burning oven. But it’s not all pizza at Michael’s Pizzeria. They also offer delicious appetizers, salads, entrees cooked and served in cast iron skillets, and of course, an excellent selection of beer and wine.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
2 hrs FREE PARKING in Public lot @ 51 East 3rd Street Long Beach, CA 90802. Also 2hr FREE PARKING w/validation @ "The Lofts at Promenade" private lot!
Giuseppe A Musso
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Michael's Pizzeria - Long Beach Ratings and Reviews
If you like good NY style pizza this is not the place. I'm sure most S Calif like this style pizza as it beats most pizza joints in S Cal.
I do like that they make their own cheese and ingredients. I give them 5 stars for this. Not to common for a restaurant to make food from scratch.
I'll stick to the couple places I know that have good NY style pizza.
The pizza was outstanding! Both the classic Margherita and a artichoke hot cheese pesto thin crust. Crust was perfect and the blend of flavors spot on! The drawback was a starter that sounded good but mediocre and wildly overpriced! 12.00 for a tiny plate of sliced Brussels sprouts with a small fennel sausage. Description nothing like final product!
The pizza is insanely delicious. Don't forget to enjoy the crust with a little chili oil. I have now visited Michael's Pizzeria three times. I have to say that while a simple menu every ingredient is paired perfectly. I have enjoyed their homemade pastas to their fresh salads. Parking is a little bit tricky - while you can park in the structure right behind the restaurant, after the two hour validation I was surprised it still cost me $10. Check out your parking options. But the restaurant is a must try. The drive was well worth it for me.
Overall the service was great, I forget who waitresses name but she was attentitive but not pushy. We were really taking our time and talking with friends and not in a hurry to eat. She took good care of us, the food and drinks were served timely and all was good.
We decided to sit outside at the fire pit table even though it was cold out. Staff was very attentive and accommodating when it came to any questions and setting up heaters for us. Food is very good, especially the pizza. Apps are a little on the pricey side but were good. Over all great experience while taking my bf and friends out for his birthday.
Went with work colleagues for a team lunch. Picked Margherita Monday when they give you one free margherita pizza for each other pizza you order. Everything was delicious, and we had leftovers we took home in a box. Service was fast and friendly, with smiling servers everywhere. Definitely my favorite pizza place in Long Beach, especially on Mondays when this special saves you a lot of money. They were out of a few ingredients for the specialty pizzas, but had plenty of other options to choose from. Try this place!
Really enjoyed the ambiance, starters and wine list. We had pizzas, and the style is very traditional. The crust could have gone about 30-45 seconds longer as it didn't really hold up. But these pizzas are knife and fork pizzas anyway (which is what you get in Naples/Venice).
Service was a tad slow, but it was National Pizza Day, so it was pretty full.
Overall, I think its a solid spot and we'll be back.
Met here for dinner prior to a theatre performance at Long Beach Playhouse. The food was tasty but it was a little slammed so we cut it close to opening curtain.
This is a great gem and our second time frequenting this establishment. Would definitely come again. Great variety of food offerings that pair well with their alcohol menu (beer, wine or cocktails).
The online reviews had us thinking this was the best pizzeria in Long Beach so we drove from Redondo Beach & Tustin to meet...the best part of the pizza was the crust. The sauce is very bland and the toppings very sparse. The beet salad was good but on the small side and they don't split for you -- they just bring plates -- it was small enough that we just ate it from the one plate centered on the table. The servers are nice but, we really didn't think it was worth $70 for 2 pizzas, a salad and 1 dessert --
We thought we had a reservation, but found out that we were at the wrong Michael's location. They made us feel completely comfortable, none the less, and seated us within minutes. The service was warm and friendly. Our server definitely had a passion for the food, telling us all about his favorite dishes. We ordered the Brussels sprouts appetizer, a salad, a pasta, and a pizza. Everything was excellent! Thank you, Michael's, for an overall great dining experience.
The food was excellent. I especially loved the burrata and the arancini appetizers. I had a pasta with truffle entree which was delicious and just as good when I had it as a left over a couple of days later. The chef was very generous with the truffles. We ate outside on the patio which was pleasant. I was surprised how quickly the tables filled up. Jose was our server who was very nice and attentive - I wasn't too happy that he talked us into dessert because I was full but ended up finishing the delicious homemade cannoli's I ordered. We will definitely go back again when in Long Beach and already told some friends in the area that it's a restaurant they have to try.
We want to Michaels for a family birthday so we had a group with quite a varied age range. From 8 to 83 and all were very pleased. Our sweet waitress told our 8 year old about their make your own pizza for kids. She was thrilled to press out her own pizza dough and then select her toppings. Everyone else loved their house made pasta (delicious!) and the pizzas were amazing! I loved the white pizza with arugula drizzled with balsamic. Yum!!! The outdoor fire pit looked so cozy and inviting, however we ended up sitting inside and were very comfortable. We will be back!!!
I had been really great things about Michael's Pizzeria. Some friends came to town so I suggested we go there. It may have been a bad night, it happens sometimes. I had to ask for my drink 5 times in the space of the 90 minutes or so we were there. The pizza was a little undercooked and soggy. The staff seemed friendly, but off their game. I really liked the feel of the restaurant. It is a vibrant, spot.
We dined here on last tuesday night. We dined inside. It was super quite. The service was amazing. I'm not sure if that's the norm or if it was due to a slow night. The food was good. We had a calamari and pizza. Based upon the reviews I was expecting more.
Way overpriced food for very small portions. The $12 pizza was worth it but the pasta and the salad were a total rip. The wait staff was very inexperienced and I got a $49.00 parking ticket because I went over the expiration date because they screwed up our order and we were there longer than expected. Also, we could hardly hear ourselves talk over the speakers which were blaring music. Also, I know the cooks and the wait staff were excited about the Chile/Argentina game, but don't scream and jump up and down every time your team makes a goal or something, disrupting the patrons who are trying to enjoy their meal and have pleasant conversation. Basically, the whole experience was a waste of $40.00 The total bill was $60 and change and again, the pizza was awesome. The rest you can have. I want my hard earned money back.
All appetizers were half price at noon at this particular day. Had a couple and a pizza. Food was very good. Fresh ingredients and favors were tasty. Corkage was $10 which is reasonable. Ate in the patio and very comfortable for us girls to chat. Service was attentive.
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