Miceli's - Hollywood
Miceli's - Hollywood

Miceli's - Hollywood

  • 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 facilies
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Miceli's - Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (22)special occasion (21)romantic (16)fit for foodies (11)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)notable wine list (6)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A return viist
    wendywVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We come to Miceli's whenever we go to the Pantages Theater. We always know we count on great food and great service. The restaurant has been around for 65 years, and I am sure the reason is the food and the service. We were seated upstairs near the piano player who smiles a lot and adds to the ambiance. Some of the servers even sing along to some of his songs, and they could be performing somewhere on their own because their voices are that good! Our server was Jeffery, one of the singers. We have had him several times when we have been here before. His service and attention are impeccable. My husband had their lasagne-his favorite, and I had the veal parmesan. Both were huge portions and delicious. We can't wait for a return visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find, tucked away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Lovely Italian restaurant. Tucked away down a side street. Great service and great food. Loved the inside of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    MIRANDA
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I made reservations and requested no stairs because our grandmother was with us. We got there and still waited about 10-15 minutes,and they were about to walk us to the top area of the restaurant requiring many stairs! i reminded them of my request, and they found us a good table without stairs. Food was good, but service was horrible. We asked for bread. it never came. We ended up asking a busboy. We asked for water, got it late, and then they didn't get refilled until we asked, and we still waited for a while. our orders didn't come out all at once, and our server did not give us his best service. what's worse is an 18% gratuity was automatically included in bill. we would not have given him that much, nor did he deserve it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Old Style Noisy Restaurant
    BigD
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Aldolpho was great with his recommendations and we had a wonderful booth which was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Dirk
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great time Celebrating our kids birthday. Thought we would have singing waiters. But never happened. Kind of disappointed with that. They sang at the other Micelis. Food was good. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    review
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food was very good. The service was excellent and our waitress sung a song accompanied by a pianist. It was really a nice dinner and the price is fair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good as ever
    GerryC
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I first ate at Miceli's in 1973. I visited the place twice a year until 1984. I hadn't been there since then. I returned to Miceli's as part of a nostalgic trip not expecting much but the memories to come back, which they did when I walked in. However, upon being served by the excellent wait staff, I was very pleased by the food and remembered why I had always gone back before. The food was excellent and my visit was all I hoped it would be. Great job, Miceli's for maintaining the quality of your service and your food over these past 40 years and congratulations on your 65th year in business. I will make Miceli's a regular stop when I visit LA/Hollywood in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely fantastic
    dave
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Micelis was recommended by my neighbor so I didn't know what to expect. My wife thought I told her to dress-up so that we could drive 75 miles and end up having pizza. We specifically asked for the 2nd level and our waiter was Boise Holmes. From the minute we entered the restaurant my wife stopped her questioning and realized that we had entered a fine restaurant with spectacular decor. She didn't order pizza, although it is probably great. We had a great dinner and listed to Brian at the piano perform his magic on the keys. Not only was he fantastic but he is also a real comedian. Overall we had a great time and I would defnitely return again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italian charm
    Eatgood22
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    There is hollywood nostalgia and history here and you get soaked in it if you have an interest.. The waiters all sing, the pianist is energetic, the food and wine is what you would hope - authentic Italian! Casual dining and lots of fun at reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location, average food
    UligVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went to this place because it is close to the Chinese theater and the Hollywood Boulevard scene. The place looks nice and relatively noisy. The food was mediocre.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Italian Gem
    Ricksreview
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Restaurant was awaiting my arrival and greeted my wife and I by name. They sat us near the piano as we requested and had a talented piano player playing popular Italian songs. He also mixed in a few popular songs. they were able to provide a desert and a song because we were celebrating an anniversary. The waiter was attentive and suggested an excellent dish for each of us. All in all the environment was intimate and personal. I would suggest the restaurant to anyone looking for a nice evening and is hungry for good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real GEM!
    snobuz78
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    It is always a pleasure to visit the Original Miceli's in Hollywood. The atmosphere of this historic restaurant is fun and interesting, the food is wonderful, the musical entertainment always fun. Every time we visit we notice something that we hadn't before. Parking is close and offers easy access for individuals that may have some mobility issues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    One of Los Angeles's best romantic restaurants. A must go place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In-dish-structable
    Baezooka
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A lovely restaurant for that special night of you live and a amazing service and the food don't even get me started on the food YUM!!! It was delicious and so fulfilling and amazing quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Old World Charm
    dine2enjoy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A lot of fun in this charming old world restaurant. Ordered the veal and it was cold and slightly sour - at first, I thought is was just the way it was prepared but the next day to heat it up for lunch I realized it was just...bad. I ordered a glass of the house wine and keeping in mind the small Italian style charming glass, the amount of wine for the price was a little insulting - not even 1/2 full. Sorry, Miceli's - maybe on off night ? Even if a Friday night ? Normally, I would have complained about cold food that just didn't quite taste right but, I was at an evening out with my daughter so I smiled and enjoyed her company instead.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Classic Italian
    MidwestMom
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
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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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    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 142 reviews are from the Miceli's - Hollywood reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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
    Woohoowahine
    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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    • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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