Open Hours: 11a-10p M-Th, 11a-11p F, noon-11p Sa-Su
Papalucci is located in the heart of Belmont Shores in Long Beach. It specializes in delicious pizza, savory pasta and filling calzones. It also has ... More
Papalucci is located in the heart of Belmont Shores in Long Beach. It specializes in delicious pizza, savory pasta and filling calzones. It also has prices that can't be beat—lunch specials for less than $6. Everything on the menu is well-prepared and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is charming. You can enjoy your pizza while watching the people walk down busy Second Street. Afterwards, head out to one of the local bars and make a night of it. Cash only.
Hard to figure out what door to go into....but once inside is very quaint, checkerboard tablecloth Italian family eatery....Amazingly good food and more than you can handle portions at a very reasonable price...was a little apprehensive regarding ambiance until the food arrived....then all was right in the world...cant wait to go back
I really like how the place is set up. The lighting is wonderful. Trust me this is the only 5 star quality Italian food you will find at these prices. They have wonderful kid size porportions.This is THE BEST place to take a date after a walk on the beach and a little shopping. :C)
We hadn't been to Papalucci's in about a year and a half and stopped in on a Sunday afternoon. The fact there were only two other people in the restaurant should have been our first clue as busy as Second Street was. My friend wanted to substitute a white sauce (which you know was already made) for the red. We were told that would be a $3.00 charge. I've never known that to happen in Papalucci's before. The bruschetta, which used to be be fresh, looked and tasted like a frozen snack straight out of the microwave. I ordered the chicken caciatore, which had four chicken cubes (I counted) over a huge plate of pasta and mushrooms. Hardly worth the price.
The staff I typically remember in the restaurant weren't there. The service was terrible. Having to flag the waiter down for water and refills, having our salads served before the appitizer, only added to the mediocre food quality and experience. Not once did the waiter ask us how our meal was.
All in all, this dining experience was very disapointing. I doubt I will patronize this restaurant in the future. There are plenty of other retaurants in Belmont Shore and other quality Italian restaurants in Long Beach that will get my time, support, and service in the future.
Papalucci's is one of those rare places that doesn't
go downhill after a while. I have eaten there for
over 17 years and it has been consistantly excellent.
It really does not matter what you get, it will be good. I eat out over 600 times a year, and there are only about 15 places I can recommend without hesitation - Papalucci's is one of them. Mediocre restaurant owners take note, go out to dinner once in a while and pay attention! you may learn something from a place like Papalucci's.
There used to be a place in LB that served the best Pizza in town, Gondola on 7th until the brother's went out of business. I didn't think that I would find any place else in LB that could come close to Gondola.
And here it is. This is the clue. Like Gondola, Papalucci's takes cash only and does not deliver. This does not deter the throngs that call in and then line-up to get the best pie in town. Hands down.
Papalucci's is our favorite restaurant, there isn't a bad thing on the menu. My favorite is the Chicken Marsala, very savory. My husband loves the carbonara. The only drawback is that they only accept Cash for payment--- so come prepared!
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