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February 26 – The newest addition to The Promenade in Downtown Long Beach is the award-winning Michael’s Pizzeria, located at 210 E. 3rd St., Suite C. It held its grand opening on February 19. This marks the third location for Michael’s Pizzeria – Rancho Mirage and adjacent to its sister restaurant, Michael’s on Naples in Long Beach, which opened in 2007. Michael’s Pizzeria was recently named as the best pizzeria in Los Angeles County by Zagat. “We know that pizza tastes best when it is wood-fired, that mozzarella should always be freshly made, and that our meals are enhanced when paired with perfect Italian wines,” boasts Michael’s Pizzeria on its website, www.michaelspizzeria.com. “From our service to our atmosphere, our flour to our sauce, this is our tradition – passed down from generation to generation of Napoli-style pizza.” A complete menu is available online. Michael’s Pizzeria is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 562/491-2100. Pictured, from left, are: Georde Hood, manager; Michael Dene, owner; and Vito Iacopelli, pizzaiolo. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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