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Michael's Pizzeria

5616 E. 2nd St. Send to Phone
562-987-4000
Traditional Napoli-style pizzeria, where the dough and cheese are made daily and sausage is crafted in-house.
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Dining room at Michael's Pizzeria, Long Beach, CA

Michael's Pizzeria Restaurant Review

: Michael Dene, owner of Michael's on Naples Ristorante, operates this pizzeria just a few doors down from his eponymous Italian restaurant. The concept has been so well received that two additional pizzerias have opened in downtown Long Beach and Rancho Mirage. The bright dining room, which can get loud, boasts an eclectic color palette of white and orange, and mod artwork inspired by famous Italian movies hangs on the walls. Start with burrata and baby artichokes; its combination of creamy/earthy/salty elements awakens the palate. There are some fresh salads as well, such as the namesake composition with arugula, Parmesan, shallots and balsamic vinegar, that pair well with the rustic, crispy, thin-crusted Napoli-style pizzas that emerge from the wood-burning oven. In addition to the pre-determined pies, guests can also customize their own. Among the former, we preferred the traditional margherita with a cloud-like covering of melted mozzarella, and a white version topped with mozzarella, Fontina and button mushrooms. There’s even a dessert pizza with Nutella, fresh berries and homemade gelato. A small selection of Italian wines is available.

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