Roving Reporter Report
Michael’s on Naples for Long Beach residents is a great local place. I’ve been taken to Michael’s a few times and it is a very good. The restaurant is well worth a short detour. Recently, I sent a bored, frustrated Swedish visitor to Michael’s from Anaheim where he was attending a convention. He wrote that it was the only good food he had in 5 days.
Wild Boar Sausage with Lentils. The Sausage was a little over cooked and dry for my taste. But over-all it was a very nice dish with good flavor.
My friend ordered the arugula salad – fresh and delicious
Beef with gnocchi…My friend said that this was superb
Lasagna Verde Alla Bolognese–home made lasagna spinach pasta layered with meat sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and tomato guanciale sauce. Terrific!
’08 Barbera d’Alba Pio Cesare…his wines don’t disappoint…under $40.00…a bargain with great flavor.
Michael’s On Naples in Long Beach was introduced to the Roving Reporter some time ago by a friend. It is a really good place with very nice service, great atmosphere and excellent Italian food. It is definitely the place to go if you are in or around Long Beach.
A simple, well priced Chianti style wine, $ 40.00 from a generally reasonable and intelligent list.
The green noodle Lasagna at Michael’s is tops. This is a half portion and as you can see a very generous, big serving. This was delicious with just the right mixture of meat and pasta.
The steak was perfectly cooked with potatoes and onions that were delicious. Again, this was a half portion and was equally as generous as the pasta with more than enough for one.
A little something sweet, the Italian doughnuts are superb…sprinkled with orange zest, fabulous flavor and texture. Here 1.5 doughnuts was enough, but had there been one more on the plate your reporter would have scarfed it down.
Michael’s is someplace to return to…too bad it took 1:45 hours to get there from Brentwood at 6:15…traffic ugg!!