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Miceli's - Universal
Miceli's - Universal

Miceli's - Universal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.micelisrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (323) 851-3344
  • Hours of Operation: Open for Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lankershim/Ventura/Cahuenga West
  • Parking: No
A word from Miceli's - Universal
Miceli's Italian Restaurant, family owned and operated since 1949, is located just down the hill from Universal City. A true destination restaurant. Perfect for all occasions from 1st birthdays to 50th anniversaries to a romantice evening for 2 on "the Valentine's Table". Singing servers and live piano will serenade you with standards, show tunes and opera on a nightly basis. Pizza, Pasta, Lasagna, Veal, Chicken, Wine and full bar. Free valet parking. Just tip the attendant.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Always a fantastic food experience. The servers sing to you and the other guests. If you can, get a table near the piano, first rate experience there. We will dine the next time we are in town again. Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "we brought friends for the first time & they loved it"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We've had celebrations here as well as enjoyed bringing out-of-town guests to this unique & entertaining atmosphere. The food is always great and the menu generous. It's a must!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "It was the first time for my family. We met another family there that had been there before. We absolutely enjoyed the food and the ambiance. I think we are going again next week."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "It had been a REALLY LONG TIME since I had been here. Wanted some good Italian food after a long day at work. Music is always good but there were times it was WAY TOO LOUD. I had trouble hearing myself think. Food was good though. My daughter took the advice of the server and she was not disappointed at all. Will come back again for great food!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This was a wonderful experience. We had children with special needs and the restaurant went out of their way to accommodate us. Fantastic food and wonderful service!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Sorry to say but this was the worst Italian restaurant I've ever been to. Something is so steeped in tradition served soggy frozen calamari? I literally threw up when I got home."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "If you want to have a fun time dining out, then go to Miceli's!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Singing waiters awesome. Food was good and our group had a great time. We will return and tell others about ourvexperience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A fun place for a special occasion whether it be a girls night out, birthday, bachelor party etc."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everyone I met and spoke to on the staff was very friendly. The food was delicious, timing was great, ambiance was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the future!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had only been here once before years ago, but it left a lasting impression on me. I LOVED that the waiters and waitresses all have beautiful voices and sing throughout the night near the piano. The piano player was amazing, played as if it were effortless. I took my dad here for Father's Day and celebrated my birthday here this last Sunday. Note: apparently the singing mainly takes place during dinner shift, but we were lucky enough to have one of the dinner servers working the lunch shift! There are not very many restaurants that I would consider "fun," but this one knocks it out of the park. Love that it's family owned and run as well! Fun fun fun. Everyone enjoyed themselves!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the dining experience again. The food remains the best, the service and our waiter was on point. The entertainment makes the restaurant experience that much more enjoyable. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I went there for dinner. Service was very good. They checked back with me often to see if there was anything I wanted or needed. The food was good and a decent size portions. I could not eat all my dinner. Took leftovers home. Waitresses and waiters sing songs during the evening as someone plays the piano. Was very surprised with the VERY GOOD and FREE entertainment while eating dinner. Will definitely return to this restaurant again to eat."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My boyfriend & I had driven passed Miceli's when we lived in Studio City but never made it in so when we saw an Amazon Local Deal for Miceli's we decided to finally try it. Our reservation was on a Sunday night & upon entering we were greeted by the roar of people talking loudly over a live piano & singing. The servers took turns singing & although they all had great voices, the volume could have been turned down a bit to allow for dinner conversation. There were so many families w/kids; it felt like we were at a Chuck E. Cheese. We had the chicken lasagna, meatballs in red sauce, minestrone soup & bottle of Miceli's private label chianti. The food & wine were OK but nothing stood out. Well, at least we know now & can stop wondering."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "If you love show tunes and good Italian food, this is the place to go. The waiters sing and service your food. It is lots of fun and entertaining. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Miceli's as the waiter was very accommodating and provided good service, he was also very talented as all the entertainers were. The Pizza and salad were delicious but the Pasta was OK. The ambiance was very reminiscent of an Italian restaurant in the theater district in New York. The piano player was also great. The bus boy was a bit cranky. It is kid friendly providing children the opportunity to hear Opera in the most wonderful way of introducing them to good music. We had the most delightful evening and look forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Listed as kid friendly, but really a bit too loud for kids, no kids menu and no paper, crayons or coloring page. This would be a great addition if they want to be considered kid friendly."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Ambiance is great, its trendy place to eat. Parking is terrible, but the place is easy to find. Prices were okay, although food was salty, so I was a little disappointed. Also, I don't know if was because a used a LivingSocial coupon, but when they brought me my check, they automatically added 18% to my total. Gratuity for food and service was not worth it. 10% kind of place."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Checked in a little before 8 pm reservation. Was told it would be a few minutes and went to bar. Sat for 1/2 hour was not called. Noticed that people that cam in after us were being seated. Checked with attendant found out they forgot about us as they asked if I had a reservation again. Waited another 15 minutes before being seated."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with our waitress. Although she sang beautifully , it appeared she was just going through the motions as a server. It was our first time at Micelli's and she did not explain if food came with soup or salad etc... She did not ask us if we wanted more drinks bread etc... We literally had to grab her in order to get service. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "For so many years, I had heard how great this restaurant was and I finally decided to try it but I was overall disappointed. Our waiter was nice but we hardly saw him and when we did, we had to call him over to our table for service which does not make for a good experience. Caesar salad he recommended was really good, but way too much dressing in it. We opted for the Miceli's specialty pizza with thin crust and the pizza dough seemed like cardboard. I couldn't believe it given this place is so reputable and has been there for years. I'm not sure I'd go back given this experience but if I did, I'd definitely order the Caesar salad with dressing on the side. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "great time with family and friends! atmosphere is great! upbeat lively place with great service!! the lighting is perfect, not to dark but not to light. prompt service. as soon as all my party arrived we were seated within minutes. our waiter was on it! the food is absolutely wonderfull!! highly recommend this place!! oh and all the waiters/servers sing awesome! i had the scallops and shrimp pasta...excellent! if you love garlic you must have their garlic bread!! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Haven't been here in years. Food was good, not great, but it is so much fun. The wait staff burst into song to entertain everyone while dining. Can't find places as much fun as this one anywhere in L.A. Perfect for groups, family, out of town guests, or just for two that want a fun night on the town"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food is average, typical Italian fare. Nothing of real interest. Lasagna was served warm...coffee was delivered warm. It is a no returner."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I guess I had too much expectations, and should had asked my server what Miceli's is known for; because it wasn't for there lasagna, which was over cooked and the ravioli was cold and drowning in sauce, the place was so charming, but the food fell short. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Food was so so served luke warm ,this place is best for groups celebrating occasions that like the wait staff to sing jingles at their table for their particular event. food is definitely a second thought here. High prices reflects entertainment value not the food quality."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It had been a while since we'd been to Miceli's, so decided to visit. The food and service were great. We were very pleased. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "It was our first time at this restaurant. We had a reservation, we waited a little over 20 minutes though. But once seated, our waiter apologized for the wait and said the owner would like to buy our first round of drinks for us. That made our night. They are very attentive and care about their customers !"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We love Miceli's. The food is really good, the place has wonderful character (unlike many minimalist restaurants these days) and the service is great. Plus, the waiters sing and have terrific voices. GREAT place to bring people from out of town, or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special occasion."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Super talented singers who also are your waiters make for a great time. The food is not the greatest for my taste. Not much different than any other italian fare you could find elsewhere. You are paying (not inexpensive) for the ambience and entertainment not the food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had not been to Micelis in a couple years and the food was not like it used to be. It was just okay for being on the pricey end. Very dissapointed. It used to be excelent. Will not be going back unfortunately."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have been coming here for more than 30 years for special occasions. Still the same great service, taste, and priced just right. Authentic Italian cooking and the singing waiters were right on key."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Love this restaurant! I've enjoyed every visit! If you want to feel like your having dinner in Italy his is the place! Its also fun with the singing Waiters and Waitress! I love Clam pasta but son ordered 1/2 ravioli and spaghett with marinara sauce and felt like he got a kiddy plate, no flavor, I ended up giving him my meal. I wish I had asked the waitress to bring a side of meatballs and sausage. the good thing is he does want to go back and try something else because he loves the place :-)"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I decided to make it birthday dinner for my nephew turning 28. Not a great choice for someone who is gluten intolerant---but I figured there must be something he could eat. He chose a salad with Ranch dressing--said it was the best Ranch he had ever had.He ordered the vegetable parmiagana--with extra veggies as he couldnt eat the pasta. It was a BIG bowl of veggies--properly cooked.He had extra sauce on the side. And--he could only finish half-- I ordered the eggplant--which is always good--but--my side of pasta was ice cold.The waiter had to sing after he brought our food--so--I opted to just take it home for lunch with the rest of my eggplant rather than send back--I hate waste. I have always loved Miceli's--been going there for years.."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I heard of your place on face book, and ask about it. the plans for my mom"s birthday fell thur, so my friend gave me the info I needed to check you out- so glad I did. you where worth the drive, my mom enjoyed. when leaving town we even turn around and order a pizza to go, to try it out//wonderful service/came out to my truck got money and delivered pizza. it was so good"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I think the best thing about this restaurant is the ambiance....not the food. The food is mediocre. Although it's not bad I have just been to so many other places in the area that have much better food. It's a fun atmosphere and environment, but if you are looking for really good italian food this is not the place to go."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I had a great time this was my second time coming to this restaurant ! But this time I came with a date! He has never be here before and he had a wonderful time. Thank for making his first experience a wonderful one."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A group of us went just for a night out, and it turned out to be one of our new favorite places. Very good, very authentic Italian food... Super nice and talented staff... And every patron there was having a good time and sported a smile from ear to ear. Will we be back? Absolutely!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been here several times in the past with very good reviews. On our last visit though the general consensus among the 5 of at our table was that the food was only ok with nothing really good to say about it. It was disappointing and a let down after making arraingments to gather a small group together and with high hopes of having a good tiem with a great dinner. Did not happen."
    Dined on 3/2/2014