Ellie's

4.7
193 reviews
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Italian
Ellie's is a Southern Italian inspired restaurant by chef & owner Jason Witzl located in the Alamitos Beach district of Long Beach. Understanding the value of curating ingredients grown and handled with care, Ellie’s features the products of an assortment of farmers, fisherman, and butchers unique in their methods.

In his first independent effort Chef Jason hopes to fill guests with a warm familial feeling. He extends a full heart to the dining room and his energy is palpable, bouncing from kitchen to table describing the food and his love of all things it encompasses. Playfulness, authenticity, and unrestrained laughter pour through the kitchen and onto your plate.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think this could be the best food in Long Beach. Sooo wonderful to have an awesome restauranteur in the city in a great neighborhood restaurant!

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R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fantastic neighborhood Italian restaurant. The pasta are amazing and the salads are enough for two. Short ribs were outstanding.
Service is impeccable every time.

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CE
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Had the Valentine's Prix fixe with my fiancee. The meal started out strong with really good amuses and crudo, but everything after that fell flat. Was excited to try such a highly rated restaurant, esp the pastas, but left disappointed. The dining room was loud but not personally an issue. Service was good.

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ES
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

High prices for a place whose interior and seating comfort are rustic to say the least. $25 corkage excessive for such ordinary ambiance, with crappy stemless glasses. Food was good, much better than its predecessor, At Last Cafe, but a bit overpriced. Nice neighborhood place with impossible parking (take Uber/Lyft) which charges like a high-end restaurant. Lower your corkage fee!

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SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great new chef, in an unassuming spot in LB. We went there for brunch and liked it so much we made dinner res for the following wkend!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good, that I will eventually try every item on the menu. Yum!!

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MI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

i love this place usually but went on a friday nite and the service was awful, way too long and just not good

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OT
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food but the noise level is absolutely deafening. The background music is so loud you can barely hear the waiter ask for your order. I had a headache at the end of the meal. No one on the staff would take any steps to fix the problem.

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DT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Ellies's! Great service, wonderful creative recipes, such delicious combinations, friendly staff.

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J
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hade a WONDERFUL time, amazing food, service by James was on-point!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Very interesting menu. Ambience is quaint but crowded/tight. Parking is challenging but worth it.

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KJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Small cozy restaurant, unique additions to handmade pasta, terrific service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a handful of times and it has been exceptional every time

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A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is still hands down the best place in Long Beach. It's nestled in an area that's up and coming (been for a while now) so it doesn't get as much attention as something in Belmont Shore or Pine Ave. Delicious food, great service.

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ellie's always has great food. Nice people. Have had the tagliatelle twice now, perfect every single time.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it so much!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food and service! Pasta was perfectly prepared and so well balanced. Can’t wait to get back to try more of the menu!

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VI
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Amazing! Pasta made in-house. Just can’t go wrong. Never been to Italy but this is what I imagine pasta should taste like.

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NH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best restaurant in Long Beach. Food was outstanding.

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i
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Based on friend's recommendation we tried Ellie's for my birthday. DELICIOUS. Great service, food was wonderful - warm and rich flavor.
Parking stinks.
I'll be back.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING! Chef Jason out did himself! Not only is the food 5 stars but all of the staff is amazing as well! Such a treat to have this restaurant in our city!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!

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JA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a blast while there, enjoyed the amazing food and felt so satisfied when we left. Definitely recommend to anyone!

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i
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This wasn’t my favorite experience here although I come here all the time and usually love it.

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SN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

That freaking toast with pork butter was amazing!!!! Also, the ribeye was fab, as was the tagliatelle. Go there and prepare to stuff your face.

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S
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good, gnocchi was light as a feather. The service was pleasant The restaurant is small and the noise level is high, sit outside if you want to converse at a normal level.

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

If you are into going out to eat for the food and service this place has it all....take an Uber if you are local.

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SG
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No doubt everyone complains about the parking, or lack thereof, but that's really not their fault. However, it's absolutely DELICIOUS, and well worth a few trips around the block to find a spot!

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MI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just awesome!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, only matched by the staff. Not just our waiter who was also the person who seated us but the entire staff it seemed checked on us at least once. We had essentially a 5 course my meal including starters and dessert. This being our first time at the restaurant I asked the server for recommendations and he did not disappoint. Most of what we had was on the specials list besides the asparagus and gnocchi which were both the best I have had in a very long time. Would reccomend to anyone and most definitely be back.

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JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very impressed with the food at Ellie's. This is truly a special place in the neighborhood. The fresh pasta was wonderful and the salad was tasty. We will definitely be back.

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NW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Long Beach by far. James is the best human/waiter in that order. The food is divine. Love it so hard. The hardest I’ve ever loved.

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CS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service! I can't say enough about how we were treated from before we walked in until we walked out the door!! The restaurant itself is teeny tiny and you should be comfortable eating within elbow distance of others before you go. That took me off guard a bit. But it's clear that Ellie's is a local hotspot by watching the flow of traffic in and out of the restaurant. Food was great, but the steak we ordered was full of fat so we sent it back. Otherwise, I'd give it 5 stars! Would definitely give it another visit.

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d
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Real good food....creative menu. Nice wine list. The place isnt all that....more of a local joint. Nothing fancy at all.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Amazing service! If you haven't tried Ellie's you must!

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E
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ellie’s has become our go-to spot for easy dinners out and for small celebrations. Everything is delicious and this is one of those rare places where you can just let the waiters make the ordering decisions for you. Take the advice they give on their website and walk, Lyft, or Uber there because parking is nearly impossible and so you can enjoy some of their lovely wine with dinner!

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a cue little Italian place that makes all their own pasta and has a great wine selection.Great Service/Food as well.

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