Miceli's - Hollywood
Miceli's - Hollywood

Miceli's - Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.micelisrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3234663438x
  • 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 facilies
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Miceli's - Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (21)romantic (14)good for groups (14)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)fit for foodies (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Classic Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We visited on a Saturday night at 7:30. The restaurant was pretty quiet at that time but it picked up at like 8:30. We enjoyed the piano player and the singing waiters. The food was Classic Italian. Huge portions. We really liked the food. It's an older restaurant but would recommend it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    melinpa
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took someone there for a birthday celebration, and was delighted with the friendly welcome, the service, the food, and especially the music! Fun, friendly and amazingly talented folks make this place very special!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LA Italian
    leebo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was a chance reservation prompted by the concierge. A short stroll down Hollywood Blvd. and we had one of the best meals of our vacation. Classic Italian fare with entertainment by the staff. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Old Fashioned Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If you are in the mood for some good old italian food, this is the place. Modest wine list, variety of menu options, old world italy ambiance. Eggplant parm was delicious, and love the italian dressing (obviously homemade).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best in L.A.
    PBR2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Not only is Miceli's the oldest Italian Restaurant in Los Angeles (established 1949), it is by far the best. The lasagna, manicotti AND the Garlic & Cheese bread are to-die-for. Their entree's are so good, we've never had the chance to try their world famous pizza. If vacationers come to Hollywood to view the Walk-of-Fame...it's only one block from Grauman's Chinese on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Las Palmas. Just Fabulous!!!!! And at 6 p.m.there's a pianist who performs classic music from the 40s, 50s...and the waiters and waitresses sing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food, service not as good this time
    lascarlett
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love their lasagna but this time it was only okay (usually FANTASTIC). Service was also only so-so, but maybe because we were there 6 - 8pm, before singing really began. It definitely was less busy than usual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic Italian restaurant + music
    mabelle
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic atmosphere and great pizza
    Mcales2009
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time Had By All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great Place! Live music and singing. Kids enjoyed the live piano playing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Bourdainfan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Evening - Thank You
    ChristopherUK
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Italian food ever.
    PBR2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KLDB
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food and service is excellent. I have tried many of the traditional items and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CA vacation 2014
    Carolyn
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tinanovo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Never a disappointment at Miceli's! The food is always terrific as well as the ambiance. Try the Cappuccino Miceli's after dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food great atmosphere
    Gavinpeter
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    All the food is pretty good and the piano player is excellent
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Saturday night bday celebration
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden micelis
    Baruranch
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old School Charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner Review
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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. :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely coming back!
    RainbowGurl
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 131 reviews are from the Miceli's - Hollywood reviews archive.
  • Poor Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great historic dining in LA
    retrodiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Zman
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointing
    Maxie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dinner place at mid Hollywood
    Kannes69
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Very nice athmosphere, pianist playing and every now and then some of the waiters starts to sing! Food is very traditional italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Escobar
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    Kimber
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in Hollywood
    JimsmomVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, terrible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Food was terribly disappointing, overloaded with visible garlic chunks. Pizza toppings barely cooked. Such a shame, I had been looking forward to this place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Miceli's Excells Again
    FredPlant
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so!
    iresche
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old School
    Dale
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    PBR2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miceli's is an unexpected surprise
    Desertratfina
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yikes...classic doesnt mean good
    FaderHead
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 65 years strong!
    Regsusa
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    It's easy to see why Micell's has been in business for 65 years. Great food and excellent service - truly a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday bash
    anne
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky to Live nearby
    Fran
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hollywood Gem
    Skrnwriter
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.