Michael's Downtown

4.7
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427 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
A Long Beach favorite since 2013, Michael’s Downtown transforms the freshest locally sourced ingredients into Italian-inspired dishes for our guests to enjoy. Our menu ranges from hand-made pasta and wood-fired pizza to wholesome salads and grain bowls. It’s the quality of our food, combined with the variety in our menu and our warm and casual atmosphere, that has made Michael’s Downtown the go-to spot for fresh and healthy Italian food.

Michaels Downtown is part of the Long Beach family of restaurants that include Michael's on Naples, Michael's Pizzeria, and Chianina Steakhouse.

Special Offers

COMPLIMENTARY FROSÉ OR MIMOSA WITH BRUNCH RESERVATION

On June 8th or 9th, enjoy one complementary frosé or mimosa with your brunch!

We have our brand-new patio finished and are ready for the summer! Starting this Saturday, June 8th we will be serving a brand-new bunch menu. Come sip and dine on our new patio!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 12 June 2019

Ends: 13 June 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 10:00-15:00

What 427 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the food/wine pairing and it was delicious! Great cocktails too. A nice way to splurge a little.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time and think we found our new go to spot. Great food, wine and service.

AM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at Michael’s and it was great.

Friendly staff!
Great food!
Great wine!
Great experience!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were amazing. The bolognese was to die for

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hearty, flavorful, delicious Italian food. I generally do not prefer Italian food, but the Emiliana pizza, lasagna, and the Chicken parmigiana were amazing.

E
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh, flavorful, and seasonal food

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alway a great experience and lovely food in a casual friendly comfortable downtown oasis. Happy hour is inventive and monthly pasta dinners a must.

C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun location. Food was excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Quite, not every full. Waiter came around often enough.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service!

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TR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant. Good food and good service. A pleasant surprise. Would return if in the area. Nice outdoor seating with heaters.

E
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service/ fresh and tasty food

JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Michael's Downtown is on the Promenade, the pedestrian area in Long Beach. We enjoyed the nice weather in the outdoor seating area. We tried the prosciutto, burratta and pear appetizer which was very tasty. I was excited to try the homemade pastas, but was disappointed when my tagliatelle was mushy and not al dente. The taste was great, but the pasta was not enjoyable. Try their chili oil, it's great with some crusty bread or on the pasta.

JR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eight of us ate there and everyone raved about their dinner choices. Waiter was friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend!

MH
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the evening at Michael's - the food was amazing, the waiter was very friendly and helpful, the ambiance was excellent...I would definitely go there again.

LE
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, free parking in the structure across the street.

D
Los Angeles
181 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Michael’s pizzeria has transitioned into Michaels Downtown - emphasis is on Italian delicacies but smaller servings - certainly much smaller pizzas - and increased prices. It’s bittersweet

RC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic Vibe and impeccable service. Great location. easy parking

AH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was on point, like always. We tried a new dish on the specials board and it did not disappoint. The chef has a very good palate and we love trying his new pasta dishes.

TH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was excellent had a great brunch and our server Shelly was great

I
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was very slow when we got there for brunch, which I was very surprised about. I really enjoyed the food and drinks, and the patio was really nice. Our server was great, we will definitely be back!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Giuseppe 5 course dinner was exceptional. Perfect portions and unique taste to each dish. Highly recommend

JA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fresh from scratch and flavorful pastas.

KA
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Visiting Long Beach during the week and wanted Italian food. Michaels is in a fun area, we sat outside and loved our food. We started with crab cakes then I got one of the pizzas, definitely big enough to share. My husband got the gnocchi and said it was great.

SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Location, crowd, decor excellent. Definitely going back and making it a regular spot!

k
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. The salads are great and the pizza is consistently good. Service was good this night, however the salads did take a while to be served but they were extremely fresh and good.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal and customer service were top notch.

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding! Food was very good and servings were just the right size.

F
Los Angeles
156 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Delicious and unusual fennel— artichoke salad. Very tasty sausage pizza. Service was very good and it was quiet, enabling conversation.

D
Los Angeles
181 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Branzino is delicious 😋 as is the bolognese

n
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding appetizer - prosciutto, burrata and grilled pear! Lasagna was delicious and very generous portion!

C
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Italian restaurant

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GG
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Liked the outdoor seating too! Service and food were both great.

VP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Pizza was nothing special - the dough was too soft so cheese, sauce, toppings made it soggy. Service was fantastic.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a large group — 12 people, half of whom were kids. We had such a great experience where we enjoyed each other’s company with great food and excellent service.

The food was delicious. I am attaching a picture of my perfect and scrumptious fish!! We also ordered meatball appetizers, pizzas and salads, all of which were enjoyed immensely. The kids made their own pizzas which they loved. Our server took great care of us — we never needed anything because she was so efficient in refilling drinks and anticipating our needs.

Thank you to the team at Michael’s Downtown for a perfect summer evening with great friends and good food.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Camille was our server and delightful as always. Lasagne bolognese was excellent, prompt delivery and presentation! A fav restaurant for my dining experiences. Thank you Chef Giuseppe!!

M
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent, and the food was good! Not much more to say, except loved sitting at the bar. It's quite a show!

JF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent pizzas and appetizers. Located on increasingly hip pedestrian mall in downtown Long Beach. Service is attentive and concerned that we are fully satisfied.

SB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was outstanding. We ordered the specials that were suggested and was not disappointed will eat there again and recommend to everyone.

SL
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The pasta we had during the done LBC event and the gelato were the best parts. The meatball was just ok, the watermelon salad was way more spinach then watermelon and the chicken parmesan was a little soggy on the top.