I am so excited about this post, because I love discovering new places with amazing food! I’ve been to many places with great food, but I want to share an incredible pizzeria with you all! Enjoy!
What?: Michael’s Pizzeria
Where?: Downtown Long Beach, California
Who?: I got to experience this awesome place with my dad! Thankfully, I inherited my appreciation for food from him!
When?: On a two week trip to Los Angeles with my dad last October around dinner time. We read about the number one pizzeria in the United States, and realized we were in driving distance. So of course we had to check it out!
As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by a friendly hostess, and asked if we preferred to sit inside or outside. We chose to sit out on the patio. The decor was very clean, modern, and crisp. They had a sleek area with a fire, and they had heaters all around, because it got cooler as the sun went down. Our waiter was incredibly friendly, as well as helpful considering this was our first visit. He explained the entire menu to us, as well as the beverage menu. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the prices were reasonable, and you were definitely paying the right price for the portions of food. I ended up ordering a White Belgian beer on draft, and my dad ordered an IPA. The atmosphere was very relaxed, so we were able to sit and chat while enjoying our beers. Soon after our appetizer arrived, and it was heavenly. We ordered the Zucchini Blossoms with honey, because it was our waiter’s recommendation. It was definitely the right choice!
For our entree, we decided on something pretty basic. We ordered the Prosciutto E Arugula, which has prosciutto, arugula, and mozzarella on it. When they brought the pizza out, they explained to us that they don’t cut the pizza into slices, because that causes it to get soggy. They said the best way is to just cut pieces off as you go. We devoured the entire pizza, needless to say it was DELICIOUS! The ingredients complimented each other so well! All of the toppings were fresh, and the crust was perfect thanks to their brick ovens. This pizza was one of the best I’ve ever had, and that’s speaking volumes considering I’ve had pizza in Italy.
Even though we were basically stuffed, their dessert menu looked so appealing. We decided on the homemade chocolate gelato. Yes, I said homemade chocolate gelato. It was divine, and writing about it makes me want some right now!
This experience was such a memorable one! We were very satisfied with the environment, service, and the amazing food! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Southern California area! They have three locations, and their menus differ between the three. If I am ever back in Long Beach I will most likely be making a stop by Michael’s Pizzeria! Follow the link below for locations, menus, and contact information!