Critics Continue To Sing Praises Of L'Opera Ristorante At Recent Awards

Top Quote Long Beach Restaurant Earns Golden Scepter 5-Star & Golden Bacchus Awards. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 02, 2016 - For the 25th consecutive year, L'Opera Ristorante in Long Beach has walked away with top honors at the Southern California Restaurant Writers Awards. Credited with reviving the then dilapidated downtown a quarter century ago, L'Opera was presented with the prestigious Golden Scepter 5-Star Award, the highest honor for food, service and ambiance. Its expansive wine list and ever-evolving wine program earned the venerable Italian restaurant with the Golden Bacchus Award. L'Opera, which has earned consistent praise from the organization since it opened its doors, was one of only 2 restaurants in Long Beach to be honored with both the Golden Scepter 5-Star and the Golden Bacchus awards, and one of only 5 Italian restaurants recognized in Southern California.

    "We are delighted and humbled to accept these prestigious awards from the Southern California Restaurant Writers," said Terry Antonelli, sole owner/proprietor of L'Opera. "Our extraordinary team works hard to ensure that every guest's experience is stellar so earning these awards for exceptional cuisine, wine selection, service and ambiance is especially rewarding."

    The 200-seat critically acclaimed L'Opera features a menu of northern Italian cuisine. A 150-seat banquet room/wine cellar is also available for large parties and special events. Large artworks by such renowned artists as Aldo Luongo adorn the walls and floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to watch the hustle and bustle of the city and the Blue Line. The restaurant and its Executive Chef Walter Cotta are regularly featured on television and in other media. Visit for more information.

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