Michael’s on Naples New Rooftop Rises With Success

Written By: Aimee Engebretson Michael’s on Naples 

Michael’s on Naples Ristorante is an upscale Italian eatery in Long Beach. Rated the Best Italian Restaurant in Los Angeles by Zagat in 2009 and 2011, Michael’s was originally opened in December 2007 by Michael Dene. Michael’s boasts impeccably prepared Italian fare and an impressive selection of fine wines. Rated the #1 restaurant in Long Beach and the #2 restuarant in Los Angeles, Michael’s on Naples continues to shine as one of the most impressive Zagat-rated dining establishments in Southern California. In July, it re-opened with a brand new look and Rooftop menu.

The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, Michael’s polished interior is both casual and sophisticated. Anyone who has ever stopped by the small Naples neighborhood knows that it’s chock-full of marinas; and Michael’s is the perfect representation of Italy in this laid-back community.

Changes to the restaurant include a new Rooftop, which highlights a retractable roof and a separate lounge area. A fire pit adds warmth to the area while conversational seating and umbrellas create a welcoming and communal environment. The Rooftop also has its own kitchen which serves a special menu for a relaxed dining experience, as well as a bevy of wine selections. The stunning horseshoe-shaped bar includes seating for 14, and the adjacent dining area accommodates 45 guests.

The new Rooftop menu includes decadent choices such as fresh stuffed squash blossoms and mozzarella di bufala. One of the favorite dishes in-house is their gnocchi with oxtail and taleggio cheese. For the main course we recommend you try a rotisserie chicken served with fresh baby zucchini and roasted potatoes. Another dish to order is the bruschetta pomodoro—ciabatta bread draped with freshly grown heirloom cherry tomatoes and covered in white anchovies.

The food is incredibly fresh—sausages are handcrafted by Chef Eric Samaniego—who appeared on Bravo’s Best New Restaurant—pasta and mozzarella are made daily, and local produce is sourced for every meal.

Interested in seeing the new Michael’s? Stop by to check out their new Rooftop Lounge and menu! Whether you are looking for a more casual experience where you can share small plates and a bottle of wine; or a formal dinner, Michael’s on Naples is the place to be.

Michael’s On Naples Ristorante
5620 E 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
562.439.7080
Michael’s on Naples Debuts New Rooftop Lounge

About The Author

Aimee Engebretson

Aimee Engebretson is an Orange County native and lives in Irvine with her dog Sophie. In her free time she enjoys paddleboarding, going to the dog park, and trying new restaurants.

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