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Utopia

445 East 1st, East Village Art District, Long Beach, CA 90802
+1 562-432-6888
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“cordero” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
445 East 1st, East Village Art District, Long Beach, CA 90802
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was part of a group of eight having a late dinner after a long day on Catalina. It was a quiet Tuesday night for the restaurant so they happily complied with our request for 7 separate checks. :) I only had salad due to...More

Thank Nadene R
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Nadene It was pleasure to have you guys for dinner. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Nice seating area. Service was good however we asked for a medium burger and it came out well-done...maybe more a kitchen issue than a server issue...we did not have the time to send it back. The bread served with the meal was hard and dried...More

Thank Ann C
Utopia445, Manager at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ann Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed dining outside at utopia. Their terrasse offers a very relaxed environment. I had the arrabiata penne which was really good. They use japaleños to spice the dish up, which was fine for me because I like it hot, but some may not...More

Thank Yvan P
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Yvan Thank you for your feedback. We glad you like the Penne Arabieta. Hope to see you soon again. Take good care till next time.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Got a table here and we were impressed by the food and new ideas of dishes. But the servers were far away from the quality the food had.

Thank Dirk M
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi Dirk Thank you for your feedback. Sorry that you felt service was not great. Usually if you look our pass review we provide great service. Our servers are trained properly. Again, we thank you for your time & feedback.

Reviewed 22 July 2017

It was only a chance remark from a resident that put us onto this restaurant away from the Pine Street area but still in downtown Long Beach. The unassuming exterior can make Utopia easy to walk past but that, given the quality of the food,...More

Thank Andrew H
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Andrew Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comment. We take our job seriously to provide excellent service & food to our customers for the last 18 years. Pls checkout our online store at shop.utopiarestaurant.net for our private wine dinner ( under Chef Special)...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Utopia is a local favorite for its excellent food, good service and outdoor dining - but indoors is okay, too. They regularly show paintings of local artists as well as photography exhibits of photographic artists. We ate outside over the weekend and really enjoyed some...More

Thank TrinaSchoon
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Trina Thank you for your feedback. Utopia appreciate your potronage. Please be sure to check our web site for upcoming events.

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Three of us went to Long Beach for an evening event and were looking for a new place to have dinner. Pine Street is our regular neighborhood for eating in the area, but we wanted something different. Not a pricey, elegant special meal, and not...More

Thank BBT_13
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Dear BBT-13 Well, thank you for coming & dining with us. East Village Art District of Long Beach is dining destination of many local & visitor. Utopia is here at East Village for 18 years & we are glad you find us. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Do not arrive late to this food fabulous restaurant as they wait staff pushes you to get through the meal to close. This is very different than my first fabulous experience. The Caesar Salad was terrific. One of the best I've had in a long...More

Thank MicheleC106
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Dear Michele Thank you for your review & feedback. I'm So sorry that you felt staff pushing you during your dinner. We stop seating at 9 pm during weekday & we totally committed to our customers to complete their dinner with no pressure. Hope to...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a fantastic Italian restaurant. Lots of wonderful dishes. The service was fast and efficient. Our whole meal was delicious!

Thank terryasmith
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Terry Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you like Utopia. Take good care & hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Have been there twice in the last year and blown away by the dishes they serve. Everything I have had has been A+. Find time to dine there.

Thank jimleithauser
Utopia445, Owner at Utopia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Dear Jim Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you like Utopia's food. Hope to see you soon again.

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Steve F
21 June 2015|
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M-F 12-9 pm, Sat. 5-9pm & Sunday closed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 East 1st, East Village Art District, Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-432-6888
  • E-mail
Description
Utopia Good Food & Fine Art is an oasis in downtown's East Village of Long Beach, California. It is a gathering place where busy people can find a casual, comfortable and creative environment. Utopia's good food feeds your body. Its' fine art feeds your soul. Utopia Good Food & Fine Art is fully committed to engage our customers with renewed energy, an enhanced personal standard of service, and a menu that reflects our cultural diversity. Utopia Good Food & Fine Art strives to be a first choice destination for residents and visitors who appreciate value for the price without sacrificing standards of taste, atmosphere and service. The restaurant has enjoyed the overwhelming support of the artist, gay & Lesbian community, as well as deep loyalty from countless neighborhood customers.

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