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Miceli's - Hollywood
Miceli's - Hollywood

Miceli's - Hollywood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.micelisrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (323) 466-3438
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live piano on a nightly basis. And, some of servers will break out into song. Standards and opera.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2 blks East of Hollywood and Highland
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Miceli's will validate the 1st 2 hours of parking in the Classic Parking Lot, located 100 feet south of Miclei's. They will ask for the going rate up front. After dining at Miceli's, we will validate your parking ticket and you will be refunded all money from Classic, less $4. Of course, anything over the 2 hours, you are at thier going hourly rates. After 6pm, and on Sundays, the yellow loading zones are available for parking.
A word from Miceli's - Hollywood
Miceli's Hollywood, Family owned and operated since 1949, is the oldest Italian Restaurant in Los Angeles. Located two blocks east of Hollywood and Highland. Walking distance from the Pantages, Dolby, Hollywood Bowl, El Capitan, Chinese and Egyptian Theaters. Singing servers (opera and standards) and live piano nightly. A great destination restaurant. Perfect for any occassion from 1st birthdays to 50th anniversaries. Pizza, pasta, lasagna, chicken and veal dishes. Full bar and a wonderful wine and Italian Beer list. Miceli's validates parking at the Classic parking lot, just South on Las Palmas. Miceli's offers free delivery service and Banquet faciliesContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
Diner Reviews
  • "A fun place because of the live entertainment but very difficult for carrying on a conversation! Food is average. I found my dish a bit too oily. But the prices are very reasonable and the service is very good. They are very attentive. I have been coming to this restaurant since I was in high school and that was a very, very long time ago!! (I think they were located in a different place back then.) I do recommend it but it's not for gourmands!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I are not from the Hollywood area, so finding restaurants was a bit of an adventure for us. He was craving pizza and wanted a sit down place, so we found Miceli's. Looked nice but not too expensive. Once we arrived, we were surprise at how deliciously Italian the decor was. Wine bottles hung from the ceiling and walls, the lighting was dim, and a love pianist was playing lovely soft classical. Very romantic ambiance. Our waiter greeted us immediately, but after that was a bit slow despite the fact the place was not very busy. We ordered a couple of delicious beers and never got refills since he barely came around. Our pizza was to die for - we just got a few standard toppings and it was absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Great Place! Live music and singing. Kids enjoyed the live piano playing."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food, the service, the atmosphere...all fabulous. I had the chicken cacciattore and my girlfriend had the spinach lasagna. All delicious! Many options for vegetarians. And the biggest surprise....the servers take turns singing at the piano bar and have fantastic voices! The service was excellent and attentive, and they sang Happy Birthday to my girlfriend. Overall great experience. We can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our visit to Hollywood, during a vacation to CA from the UK, was topped off by a wonderful visit to Micelis. Food was very good, service was excellent. The singing by the staff members was exceptional. All in all a great night - I'm very pleased we chose to dine there."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We frequent Miceli's whenever we're in the area. It is the best Italian food we've ever had and the ambience is perfect."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food and service is excellent. I have tried many of the traditional items and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was classic Italian fare. We had a nice meal - but nothing to rave about. Prices are reasonable and it is kid-friendly - good for our family of 4. Unenthusiastic service - but food was delivered quickly. It was walking distance from the Loews Hollywood hotel where we were staying. Nice basic meal for a tired and hungry traveling family."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Never a disappointment at Miceli's! The food is always terrific as well as the ambiance. Try the Cappuccino Miceli's after dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "All the food is pretty good and the piano player is excellent"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had picked Miceli's for dinner because the food is good and it's a fun atmosphere for a birthday - usually. Also, we were going to the Hollywood Bowl for the James Taylor concert and Miceli's is close by. I had made an online reservation noting that this was a birthday celebration. The service was slow and I had to tell our waiter more than once that this was a birthday dinner and the person that was celebrating. He finally sung happy birthday by himself and brought out a very small scoop of Spumoni ice cream with a candle in it. It was quite embarrassing. I will think long and hard about going there again. There are many restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Didn't know there were 2restaurants. We love the universal location so much that since I had family visiting from out of state we saw a show at El Capitan and we're directed to micelis in Hollywood. I expected the same live entertainment show but Hollywood only had a piano player, which was great but we were in the back opposite side and it was only background music. Disappointed there were no waiters/waitresses singing. Our waiter even forgot to bring our salads that came with our dinners. Staff were a bit on the slow side. Food was ok. I'll stick to universal local "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • " Miceli's is The Oldest Italian Restaurant in Hollywood......If the walls could talk I can imagine the stories they could tell about this restaurant. Great Atmosphere & Yummy Italian Food with Reasonable Prices. The menu has something for everyone. Good Beer & Wine Selection too! We can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I have eaten at the Miceli's in Universal before and it was lively, fun, and a great experience. That was 2 years ago. We were at the El Capitan theater and made reservations at the Micelis in Hollywood right down the street because it was convenient and also because my experience at the Universal location was a positive one. Food here, just ok. Waiter- great. Wont go back. :("
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Miceli's main appeal are the singing servers. Unfortunately, the lay-out of the restaurant is such that, if you don't sit in the section with the piano, sometimes it's hard to hear them. Still, it's fun! The service was friendly and reasonably attentive, and the food was great! They were also very helpful in accommodating a special dietary need. I will come back, but next time, I'll request a table near the piano."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I had friends in from out of town and I took them to Miceli's after a day of doin the hollywood touristy things . . . very disappointed in our service. Our waiter was nowhere to be found. The only way we could place our orders was by calling over the host and he took our order. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Miceli's is not only a landmark in Hollywood, it has the best atmosphere and ambiance in Los Angeles. The historic decor, the multi-level open floor seating, pizza oven aroma, and live piano and singing make this a vintage eatery like nothing else in L.A. In fact, it's far more like Manhattan. The food is good although prices are a little high, especially wine."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Miceli's is a old traditional Italian restaurant with great food, service and ambiance. I have only been twice but each time the food and service has been very good!! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I love the Miceli's in Universal City so I was expecting to love this too. But from the bread, to the appetizer, to the entree, my friends & I were not impressed. The rolls initially brought to us were burned to a crisp, the bruschetta was on stale toast & had no seasoning at all - nor olive oil. It seemed like someone hastily chopped up some tomatoes, added LOTS of fresh, chopped garlic (yikes!) & a tiny bit of basil. No salt or pepper, nothing but overwhelming GARLIC - and we all love garlic, but please! It was impossible to eat. The eggplant parm was passable but not great (like it is at the Uni location) and the waiter seemed resentful that he had to work that day. Go to Universal City if you want a great experience and excellent food. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Very nice athmosphere, pianist playing and every now and then some of the waiters starts to sing! Food is very traditional italian cuisine."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Our waitress, Ariel was great. Always aware to see if we needed anything or to see if she can take our finished plates. Very kind and helpful. It was our first time there so she gave great recommondations. We are definetly coming back. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We found this place at the last minute because of Open Table. We needed somewhere to eat before concert at Hollywood Bowl. It was perfect. We even parked in lot next door for $10 and them walked to Bowl instead of getting caught in that stacked parking. Food amazing. Pizza to die for. Ambience fantastic. No cell phone use too!!!! Will go back. 10 plus. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We've been dining at Miceli's in Studio City for years, and this was the first time at the original Hollywood location. Service here was slow and inattentive. Food was fine. What I enjoyed most was seeing the interior from the original Pig 'n Whistle. Half block south of Hollywood Blvd makes this a good spot for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was terribly disappointing, overloaded with visible garlic chunks. Pizza toppings barely cooked. Such a shame, I had been looking forward to this place."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "On our third trip to Miceli's we were once again delighted by the great attitude of the personnel, the variety of great dining options, and classic dining environment. The night was extremely busy and we missed our reservation by over the allotted time. However a table was found and we finished dinner with plenty of time to get to the Book of Mormon on time. Lili always has the Veal Masala but I tried the Linguini Pescatore and was delighted. Took the leftovers home and had plenty for a second delicious meal. No room for desert that night but will save that for our next trip and looking forward to it (probably when we see American Idiot)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Place looked great, been there a long time, had amazing interior antique design and I love the different levels. However, the service was moderate (server forgot to bring a couple of things and had to be reminded) and the food was not great! sauteed mushroom appetizer and caprese salad were probably where we should have stopped! We ordered the veal and the spaghetti with chicken livers. Too much food and not good enough to want to eat much of it! disappointing and will not return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "we were pleasantly surprised at Miceli's has kept it old school. the menu is typical in that it is traditional Italian and the flavors are great. good lasagna and chianti. what else does one need. the décor is right out of the 30's-40's and the service was great."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "While not totally hidden, Miceli's sets right off of Hollywood Blvd...one block from the Hollywood and Highland Center. It was established in 1949 and many celebrates, including Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin frequented this hometown Italian restaurant. We love it. We go there every time we attend a show or concert in the area. My favorite dish is their Spinach Lasagna or their original lasagna if you like meat. The ambiance after 6is great. There is live piano bar music and the waiters and waitresses take turns singing an old tune from the 40s, 50s and 60s."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the food, our singing waiter, the decor, and the great value at Miceli's in Hollywood. Considering its close proximity to Hollywood & Highland where tourists abound, Miceli's could easily succumb to high prices, poor food and worse service, but not so! I won't hesitate to recommend it and to return when I'm in Hollywood again. It's a delightful spot!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to dining at this resto but was somewhat disappointed.. Our server was slow and uninterested, the food bland, the pasta wa obviously not fresh, the veal a bit chewy... would never go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It's easy to see why Micell's has been in business for 65 years. Great food and excellent service - truly a neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I came here to celebrate my twentieth birthday with a group of friends. The ambiance of this place always blows me away. The servers were very friendly and, of course, very talented. Everyone loved the music being played and sung. The food was alright. They were very helpful about separate checks which was great considing we had a group of ten. Overall, great place for special events."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We live a few blocks from here (unfortunately, for our waistline!!!) But we are sooooo happy we heard about this place!!! Piano players are extremely talented, waiter are happy to serve you and last but not least the food is exceptional!!!!! Thank you for great memories."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Miceli's is a wonderful throwback to those special restautants that were much more prevelant many decades ago. Great food, pleasant atmosphere, and excellent service. We were there Thursday night early, prior to our theatre reservations and it was relatively easy to find a nice table. Regardless, I would recommend reservations well in advice which worked flawlessly using OpenTable. Love this place and will return again and again whenever we are in Hollywood. REAL Italian food cooked to perfection. At a reasonable price. Perfect. And of course enjoyed also the beautiful live piano music."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food and ambience were good. There was not as much singing as I had hoped, but maybe that was just the night we were there. Expect to pay for parking. Overall, it was an okay experience. I would recommend going to the Universal City location!!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The restaurant is a fixture in Hollywood with a long history in the community. They boast about 65 years in business and it looks like they have been there for 65 years. The place looks a little tired. The food was decent and the service was attentive. If they up their game, they could restore the glory of days gone by."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My wife and I go here when in Hollywood. It is a fantastic, nostalgic place. Always enjoyable"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Every time we go to Hollywood, Micelis is a must! The foods great, the service is great and there very accommodating. The decor gives you the feeling of being in old world Italy. Best of all, the prices are reasonable. One of our favorite place to eat."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "What ever you get ask for it to be twiced baked. Amazing!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have been going here for 30 years. The food is awesome, the atmosphere is old world Italian. The piano playing and the servers singing has always been my favorite. As for making my reservations, this was a breeze."
    Dined on 2/15/2014