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Best Pizza in USA! According to Zagat... BOGO Free, Happy Hour... Long Beach

  • Feb 10, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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So here's the deal... Mondays if you buy a pizza, you get a margherita  pizza free. Also there's Happy Hour drink prices until 6pm. This is Michael's newest location and bigger than their original location as well as conveniently close to the Blue Line station. They also have outside patio seating... All these factors combined to make this location my choice to visit first.

We will probably do some pizza sharing and if so, we will divide the bill equally excepting we pay for our own drinks or desserts/sides not shared. Please bring cash to pay for your share of the bill.

 Photo by Israel S on Yelp

Zagat Names Michael’s Pizzeria Best Pizzeria in U.S. and Los Angeles                       

Michael’s Pizzeria in Long Beach has been named the “Best Pizzeria” in the United States, according to the experts at Zagat,leaving the undefeated Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood to finally relinquish the title. 
Michael’s Pizzeria was also named the Los Angeles “Best Pizzeria” for a second year.

“What an honor,” said Michael Dene, proprietor of Michael’s Restaurant Group, and whose portfolio includes Michael’s On Naples, a fine dining, contemporary Italian restaurant, and Michael’s Pizzeria. 

 “We opened a little more than two years ago, and for the second year in a row, we have been named the Best Pizzeria in Los Angeles. 

"We managed to top that by being named the Best Pizzeria in the United States, a title Tony’s in San Francisco has held for years.  It’s very humbling, and I’m extremely proud of my staff who works in the front of the house and the heart of the house.” 

According to Dene, Michael's is the real deal.

“Michael’s Pizzeria was born out of necessity,” says Dene, a New York City native and the son of Italian parents.  “I wanted realItalian pizza, not the take-out, cardboard variety we’re accustomed to eating in the United States.

There was no place to go for that experience, and I feel as if Michael’s Pizzeria has filled a culinary void.  We pride ourselves on everything being made in-house, from our sauces to our cheeses.  Honestly, it’s like having pizza for the very first time.” 

Michael’s Pizzeria has three locations on Naples Island in Long Beach, Downtown Long Beach on The Promenade at Third Street, and in Rancho Mirage at The River on Highway 111 at Bob Hope Drive.  The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.  For information, visit

Parking ~ You can try your luck with the metered parking on the streets, but I would personally follow the signs Michael's puts out pointing you to a parking structure that allows for 2 hours of free parking in a fully automated parkingstructure that is nearby.

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  • Jas


    February 11, 2014

  • Darrell

    Wow... the appetizers were amazing... pizzas were good... Best??? I dunno... have to come back again... Wonderful staff and service

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • andrea

      Aps totally amazing .. Ditto on Darrel's comment.. Next visit will definitely be earlier to take advantage of fab app prices maybe outside at the fire pit table. Fun time.

      February 11, 2014

  • Michelle G.

    Great pizza, I'll definitely return to Michael's. Next time, I leave room for dessert.

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Darrell

    Eta 6p. Sit inside. Order some. HH apps if u get there before 6p

    February 10, 2014

  • Nina P.

    Just went here last night for appetizers and Porchetta Thursdays and everything was delicious and service was great.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Darrell

    RSVP'ed via OpenTable

    January 4, 2014

  • Lee

    Is parking an issue?

    January 4, 2014

    • Darrell

      You can try your luck with the metered parking on the streets, but I would personally follow the signs Michael's puts out pointing you to a parking structure that allows for 2 hours of free parking in a fully automated parking structure that is nearby.

      January 4, 2014

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