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Michael's Pizzeria

210 E. 3rd St., Ste. C Send to Phone
562-491-2100 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Michael's on Naples Ristorante owner Michael Dene presents Neapolitan-style pies along The Promenade in downtown Long Beach.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Michael's Pizzeria Restaurant Review

: Michael Dene, owner of Michael's on Naples Ristorante, opened the first Michael's Pizzeria near the Naples restaurant and has since expanded with a branch in Rancho Mirange and this downtown Long Beach location. Situated along the pedestrian-only Promenade, the restaurant has a dog-friendly patio with heat lamps and several marble-topped tables, including a communal table with a glass fire pit in the middle. There are about as many seats inside the modern dining area, which features a counter facing the wood-burning ovens. Around the restaurant are a few TVs broadcasting sports, but Michael's thoughtfully keeps kids entertained by giving them pieces of dough that the kitchen then turns into their own personal pizzas. Meanwhile, the adults should consider starting off with the very good shaved fennel salad with confit artichokes, goat cheese, pine nuts, orange and arugula. Neapolitan-style pies range from the Frutti di Mare with tomato, clams, octopus and shrimp to the Salsiccia e Rapini with smoked mozzarella, sausage and rapini, but the menu also goes beyond pizza with options like gnocchi with braised oxtail and Fontina cheese. The house-made gelato comes in classic flavors like vanilla and mint stracciatella as well as more exotic selections like banana. Choose from craft beers and a wine list that highlights Italy but is also phasing in American wines on tap. Sunday brunch brings options like wood-fired cast iron frittatas. Michael's Pizzeria also offers specials like Margherita Mondays, when diners get a free Margherita pizza with the purchase of any regular pizza.

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