Papaluccis

★★★★☆
Autentico Ristorante
  • 4611 E Second St

    Long Beach, CA 90803

    Cross street: Livingston Drive

    Map & Directions
  • 562-434-4454

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Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sun 11am-9pm

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I have been eating at Papalucci's for 16 years and absolutely love it. It all started when we lived in Long Beach and would get there early so we could beat the crowds. Now that I live in San Diego, I still manage to get back here at least once a month for lunch. The garlic rolls are to die for, but my favorite is the simple preparation of their pasta with olive oil, garlic, parsley and red pepper. I've had that dish many places, but few do it as well as Papalucci. The service is always great. The prices are reasonable. And now they take credit cards as well! What's not to love?

5
★★★★★

I have been eating at Papalucci's for 16 years and absolutely love it. It all started when we lived in Long Beach and would get there early so we could beat the crowds. Now that I live in San Diego, I still manage to get back here at least once a month for lunch. The garlic rolls are to die for, but my favorite is the simple preparation of their pasta with olive oil, garlic, parsley and red pepper. I've had that dish many places, but few do it as well as Papalucci. The service is always great. The prices are reasonable. And now they take credit cards as well! What's not to love?

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This is a nice restaurant, small, so you might have to wait for a bit for a table. The food is very good and the service friendly and professional. There are several menu items so you may have a tough time making a decision. You can take a walk down Second Street in Belmont Shore after dinner.

4
★★★★☆

This is a nice restaurant, small, so you might have to wait for a bit for a table. The food is very good and the service friendly and professional. There are several menu items so you may have a tough time making a decision. You can take a walk down Second Street in Belmont Shore after dinner.

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Excellent service. Excellent food. Especially the garlic rolls, a must have. There is limited seating, but well worth the wait. Get there just before the dinner rush, because it is a favorite of the locals!!!

PS - they only take cash, but have ATM.

5
★★★★★

Excellent service. Excellent food. Especially the garlic rolls, a must have. There is limited seating, but well worth the wait. Get there just before the dinner rush, because it is a favorite of the locals!!!

PS - they only take cash, but have ATM.

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This italian restraunt offers good food and a reasonable price. The garlic rolls are the best. Everything tastes fresh and is not just your average traditional italian food. Very popular with the locals so get there early.

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This italian restraunt offers good food and a reasonable price. The garlic rolls are the best. Everything tastes fresh and is not just your average traditional italian food. Very popular with the locals so get there early.

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With all the trendy or chain Italian places in SoCal, it is nice to know there are still family owned Italian restaurants serving up quality food. The prices were very good, and the food was even better. It is not a fancy establishment, but if you want great food at a reasonable price, this is a great spot.

2
★★★★☆

With all the trendy or chain Italian places in SoCal, it is nice to know there are still family owned Italian restaurants serving up quality food. The prices were very good, and the food was even better. It is not a fancy establishment, but if you want great food at a reasonable price, this is a great spot.

Pros: great food, good prices

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Our daughter, now 17, started us in a routine at this place. One bright day, at the age of 3, she told me that "mom wants to eat at Papalucci's". She had called mom at work and told her that "dad wants to eat at Papalucci's".... I knew I was doomed to life with a real (but wonderful) manipulator! After visiting resturants around the world, including many in Italy, it is still one her and our most favorites.
Having eaten there now more times than any other place in the "Shore" I still find no fault in their service or presentations. I hope they don't fix it because it ain't broke!

2
★★★★★

Our daughter, now 17, started us in a routine at this place. One bright day, at the age of 3, she told me that "mom wants to eat at Papalucci's". She had called mom at work and told her that "dad wants to eat at Papalucci's".... I knew I was doomed to life with a real (but wonderful) manipulator! After visiting resturants around the world, including many in Italy, it is still one her and our most favorites.
Having eaten there now more times than any other place in the "Shore" I still find no fault in their service or presentations. I hope they don't fix it because it ain't broke!

Pros: good food, friendly service, no waiting if b4 6

Cons: bring bling or cash, portions are huge, takes refrigerator sp

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I've been going to this place for 10+ years. It's a family owned restaurant, but the 50 something year old son of the owner has a crappy attitude and seems to be burned out on running the place. The wine list hasn't been updated in about 4 years (a Cab from J. Lohr or Kendall Jackson varies from year to year as to how good it really is, ya know?) and he doesn't seem to care.

Tonight we ordered the Chicken Marsala which we truly love. We usually have the pasta prepared with olive oil and garlic instead of marinara sauce and there's never been an extra charge. Tonight the bad-attitude son of the owner wanted to charge us $5 extra. What a jerk!

I'm finding a new Italian restaurant. There are plenty in Long Beach to choose from.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been going to this place for 10+ years. It's a family owned restaurant, but the 50 something year old son of the owner has a crappy attitude and seems to be burned out on running the place. The wine list hasn't been updated in about 4 years (a Cab from J. Lohr or Kendall Jackson varies from year to year as to how good it really is, ya know?) and he doesn't seem to care.

Tonight we ordered the Chicken Marsala which we truly love. We usually have the pasta prepared with olive oil and garlic instead of marinara sauce and there's never been an extra charge. Tonight the bad-attitude son of the owner wanted to charge us $5 extra. What a jerk!

I'm finding a new Italian restaurant. There are plenty in Long Beach to choose from.

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My husband and I have been dining here for almost 10 years. He always tries to order something different, although the Chicken Cacciatore is a definite favorite of ours. I have been ordering the Shrimp Scampi since the beginning. Whenever I crave this dish and I order it somewhere else I'm sorry it's not Pappalucci's. It does get crowded on weekend nights but the busling sounds, great smells, friendly service, and of course the food, make it worth the wait.

2
★★★★☆

My husband and I have been dining here for almost 10 years. He always tries to order something different, although the Chicken Cacciatore is a definite favorite of ours. I have been ordering the Shrimp Scampi since the beginning. Whenever I crave this dish and I order it somewhere else I'm sorry it's not Pappalucci's. It does get crowded on weekend nights but the busling sounds, great smells, friendly service, and of course the food, make it worth the wait.

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Always busy Italian restaurant at the North end of the 2nd St business and restaurant district. You really can smell the garlic half a block away. Friendly atmosphere with attentive service.
I like the sauceless pizza: mushrooms, olive oil onions, spices, and lots of garlic, but no tomato sauce.

2
★★★★☆

Always busy Italian restaurant at the North end of the 2nd St business and restaurant district. You really can smell the garlic half a block away. Friendly atmosphere with attentive service.
I like the sauceless pizza: mushrooms, olive oil onions, spices, and lots of garlic, but no tomato sauce.

Pros: Food, Service, Prices

Cons: No credit cards, cramped waiting area, No reservations

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