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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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "We went to Miceli's for our Anniversary. They gave us a really nice booth. We had some cocktails which were great. Service was really good. I had pizza & my husband had lasagna. We both really enjoyed our meal. The servers sing really well. We had a great time. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The best thing here are the singing waiters and waitresses, along with a great piano man. The traditional Italian menu is uninspired, pizza was disappointing, lasagna just OK. Fresh baked rolls were undercooked and mushy-doughy. We did appreciate the nice antipasto salad, and that the wine list has some good wines at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was my first time here and it was so good! The rolls melt in your mouth. I had the chicken francaise, and let's just say I did not have leftovers to bring home with me. The prices are very affordable. Also, all the of the wait staff can perform and that was so cool to watch as well."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Here is a chance to experience singing waiters while dining on Italian classics like chicken parmesan and spaghetti bolognese. The food is good if not great, but the ambience and the decor make it a fun experience for all ages."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Fun Singing servers and great piano player. Online reservation did not seem to work since we were put on a list when we got there but after 25 minutes we were sat at a great table next to the piano and singers. Fun watching the performances front and center."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I've been to Miceli's several times and plan to go back at every opportunity. Delicious food, good service, fun atmosphere. This restaurant is full of energy and can't help but put a smile on your face. If I had to search for a negative, the only thing worth mentioning is that they seem to have a tendency to forget that you mentioned celebrating a birthday, etc. Bene there twice for birthdays and they forgot about it. That was disappointing. Otherwise, WONDERFUL!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It's been many years since I last dined here and I recall it was all and only operatic music. What a shock when we showed up for my dad's 95th birthday it's now "Musical Theatre" including loud drums and Janis Joplin tunes. Great ambiance if you want to dine to loud and not great music. Horrible a ambience for a very old man's birthday. Our waiter was wonderful but the dour sourpuss hostess was unfriendly the moment I cheerfully said "hi". I guess I'd be unkind if I had to work in that racket."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I had not ben to Miceli's in a long time. The music was extremely loud! We could not hold a conversation! The food was mediocre. I remembered in the past really enjoying the food. I was very disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a great night and the service was exceptional. I made reservations for 4pm and didn't realize the entertainment doesn't start until 5pm. The Owner asked the server to come in early for us. That was so sweet!! I had a great Bday and I hadn't been to this restaurant for over ten years. I was still impressed. :) Food was great!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Revisiting Miceli's with my sons and new girlfriend was a great experience.Seeing the look on their faces and smiles made the night.As for my girlfriend,her 1st time there she was impressed and said it was very romantic and a cool asmosphere.The food and service and live singers made it a night to remember."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Three adults and two teens all enjoyed the scene at Miceli's. We booked on a friend's recommendation for a post tv show taping dinner and it was a great choice. The food pleased everyone...lots of pasta, pizza and chicken dishes to choose from. We had a nice booth in view of the piano and really enjoyed the talented wait staff occasionally singing opera and other Italian standards. The ambiance is old world Italian with murals and chianti bottles hanging. We liked everything about it."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Miceli's is a real gem! The singing waiters were not only talented but very engaging and added to the fun and entertaining atmosphere. Would recommend Miceli's Universal to anyone who wants to celebrate a special occasion or just have a great time with great food."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Friday night, 5pm sitting at Cedar Sinai Hospital waiting to have tests done. We decide to see if we can get into Miceli's last minute on a Friday evening. Go to their website and they have an online reservation service. We were able to book a table for 7:15. Absolutely perfect. I'm currently going thru chemo for breast cancer and not many foods sound good. Was really wanting Italian food and Miceli's definitely hit the spot. And the high energy of the staff, friendliness and the singing. Just what the Dr ordered. Thank you Miceli's for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Owner was extremely rude upon greeting us. It ruined the ambiance and the experience He said his waiter was late and he was not ready. Food was t good at all. I have had better at Olive Garden. Too bad!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "food, service and singing! Can't go wrong when everything is terrific. I have been to Miceli's for lunch and dinner many times and they always do a great job. I brought my cousin and his wife this time and they loved it - they want to come back again on their next visit. Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "The food and table service were outstanding. The receptionist at the front should be fired. I suspect she is the owner. She was sour faced and very unfriendly. When I asked when we would be seated she said "I told you before a table is being prepared for you" in a very unpleasant tone of voice."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The quality of the food, service and ambiance is top shelf-and- the servers sing / perform for the diners accompanied by a slick piano player and drummer. Absolutely fun and fantastic. Food is delish, served at the proper temps and by a helpful and friendly staff. Prices are very reasonable. Very nice place."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I love this place. Have eaten here often over the years. Love the entertaining wait staff that sing with the live pianist throughout the evening. My friend who just experienced for first time said its like dinner and a show. Chicken Marsala is my favorite dish. So good I'm afraid to order anything else. The bread is the best ever. These hot rolls would make me come back all by themselves."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Once inside this place you forget that it's in the middle of the city. Great food along with great service by everyone makes this place one of the best."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Food wa really good and the service was fantastic!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Excellent food and service. The servers perform songs live, around the restaurant. It was a great experience. It is right down from the Hollywood Bowl. Great place to go before a concert."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "We had a delicious dinner at Miceli's on Friday, Oct 11th. Our entrees were Shrimp Scampi and Pasta Carbonara with a side of meatballs. Could not have asked for a more delicious dinner! Everything was top notch! The entertainment was great...and even though we were a few mins late for our reservation, we were seated right away. Awesome for a Friday night! Will come back again and again."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The piano player, and singing staff, were a lot of fun. The food was excellent. Overall, this was a perfect start before a night at the theater."
    Dined on 10/11/2013