Great old-fashioned Italian classic
Classic old Italian restaurant, always great food and selection, good wines but not a big wine list. Real value for the old-fashioned food lover.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved going to Miceli's this past weekend! I really enjoyed the piano player and the food was delicious! Very good garlic toast! It was my boyfriend's birthday and I requested a birthday thing. I included in my comment section that I wanted it to be embarrassing and the servers went out of their way to do so! It was awesome! Everyone that works there was very polite and accommodating. Overall, my experience at Miceli's was wonderful!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a birthday party with
We had a birthday party with 18 here this past weekend, and although we were near the pianos and it was loud, it all added to the ambiance! We had a perfect time. The food was fast and delicious, and the service was fun and friendly.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This has been one of my daughter's
This has been one of my daughter's favorites since a young child. At 16 she and I still enjoy the fun, friendly atmosphere.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, good ambiance!
I absolutely loved it here. The food was so good. The waiter was so good we didn't have to look around for him he was very attentive. Theyhad someone playing the piano and singing and he was good. Our group took part in being his back up singers, and joined in the fun. The only thing was the parking. The parking attendant charges a $10 deposit and said if we get our ticket validated and come back within 2 hours we will get $6 back,sounded like a deal. However, while the entrance to the parking lot was close he had me to park at the back of the lot which was basically the end of the block, and we had a little trouble with him keeping his word on the return deposit. But, I recommend it. I had the Cesar salad and chicken parmesan.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Made a reservation at 11:45
Made a reservation at 11:45 and the Pizza, salad, and Chicken Parm was excellent. Great Italian food and great atmosphere inside. I flew from Philadelphia and heard of Miceli's, awesome place!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you're Italian you will love it!
Love this place! A real gem of a restaurant! Feels very comfortable inside, and the food tastes amazing... like it was my grandmas! The live piano music tops the atmosphere off absolutely perfectly!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time! It was
We had a great time! It was a perfect beginning for a fun filled evening.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was amazing...pizza was
Food was amazing...pizza was beyond great (and I'm Italian so I'm very picky!)
As soon as they knew it was my birthday the waiter sang for me and invited me for a dance! It was awesome! They also served me a bowl of icecream with a candle and they sang me happy birthday! I would recommend this plane to everyone. We were happy and the place is also wallet-friendly ;)
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local family-owned Italian
Great local family-owned Italian restaurant conveniently located near the Pantages Theatre.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food and plenty
Very good food and plenty of it. Generous portions. Very, very lively atmosphere. Almost impossible to carry on conversation. But that gets made up for with the non-stop entertainment. Singing waiters and waitresses who are worthy of the Broadway stage.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Hollywood restaurant
The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. My partner and I were very impressed with the restaurant's overall dining experience. Would highly recommend this restaurant when in Hollywood.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lots of history. Atmosphere is romantic and from another era. Pianist and singing wait staff are great entertainment.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good portions!
We love this place! we have gone there after dance class in our tennis shoes and sweats and have taken my mother for mothers day all dolled up. The pizza is the best I have had! The pasta is perfectly al dente' and the sauces are amazing! Traditional italian all the way. The only thing that is missing now is Charlie. He will be dearly missed. The best host ever!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dad LOVED IT!!!
Wanted to take my father to a special place for his birthday dinner. Miceli's fit the bill and did not disappoint.
Service and food were excellent as always, but ambiance was the real treat. Live piano playing and the waiters all taking turns singing standards made it a beautiful experience.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
it was my mom and I's first time there and my first time ever in hollywood... it was very scenic... we loved the decor. the food was good and the terramasu was fantastic. I would definitely want to go back. WE also love the fact that you guys USE garlic!!!
thanks for the memories.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hollywoods delicious gem
A little piece of L.A history nestled in the heart of Hollywood sits Miceli's Italian, You can still feel the hustle of old Hollywood lingering in this quant eatery which the staff is very proud of, And the food hasn't changed much either, Still delicious home style Italian food being served while the piano plays and employees switch off singing a number... To say Miceli's is special would be an understatement.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best garlic cheese bread
This place as the BEST garlic cheese bread ever. It is an old fashioned Italian restaurant in Hollywood. The parking is not great, but otherwise it is perfect!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Everyone was very attentive and accomodating. We had a group of us and loved the piano bar and the singing servers. The food was very good, we all had a variety and everyone enjoyed it.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was fantastic. It's our favorite neighborhood spot.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the pleasure of dining here recently & it was truly a fabulous experience. The minute I walked through the door, I was in love. The decor is "Old Hollywood" & truly mesmerizing. We were immediately greeted by a friendly & ambitious host & taken to a most perfect table. Our table sat away from the piano just far enough for us to enjoy the music & quirky sense of humor that the pianist portrays as well as listening to the singing waiters & waitresses. Our waiter Kale (spelling?) took his turn to sing & he was truly phenomenal. The food was simply delicious. We had the baked lasagna, fettuccini carbonara, and garlic cheese toast and it could not have been better. Miceli's can definitely be recommended for a fine dining experience.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and ambience
Good food, friendly and efficient service, excellent background piano bar music with lots of Italian tunes. Overall a fun and very enjoyable dining experience. I eat there whenever I am near the area and have been doing so for decades.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is very friendly the food is excellent they have a nice live music
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun for family and friends
Miceli's was a very pleasant restaurant that gave a sense of the way things used to be. The interior is very charming. My family was there at 4:30 pm on a Tuesday, so there was no crowd. Great service with experienced wait-staff. The food tasted wonderful to me, but a food snob should probably pass on visiting [then you won't annoy me when I return]. Everyone in my party enjoyed their orders, and we had three different ones. Loved the bread: tasted like they mixed it themselves and baked it there.
My wife and I are looking forward to the next visit, when we get a chance [we live over 100 miles away]. For anyone who wants a taste of what L.A./Hollywood life was like in the golden age: visit Miceli's! Loved the 'No Cell Phones' Policy!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A memorable place
Just loved our evening out. Food was good, well-priced and the ambiance is old-world Italian. The best part though is the entertainment. What voices! Glad we made the decision to come here.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Italian
While visiting the LA area from Chicago we tried Miceli's in Hollywood for dinner and absolutely loved everything about our dinner. Three nights later we ate dinner at the Miceli's in Universal City which was equally as good. Pastas, pizza and salads all just excellent!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent for dates
This is a nice little place for a date, there was a piano player there, but it wasn't to loud. we can were still able to carry a conversation without yelling. The food was excellent. We will definately go there again.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now that's Italian!
Dinner at Miceli's was a gift from our youngest son and his wife while on vacation in LA. Although I don't live there, I would recommend it to anyone in the area! The service was extraordinary, the owner was a true gentleman and extremely friendly, the pianist and singer provided a perfect ambiance and the pricing was exceptionally reasonable. Oh, did I forget to mention that the food was exquisite - reminded me of Sunday dinners at Mama Perrino's. I haven't had a meal that good in a long time. Thank you all very much.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful place since 1946. Very attentive staff large menu excellent food.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome retro italian/ old Hollywoo
We have been waiting to try this place for years. We are huge on the old Hollywood culture. We say we were born in the wrong decade allthe time. This place was amazing. All theold school school pictures, family history and old Hollywood actor signatures on kiante bottles SO BOMB! I loved it. I had the traditional lasagna, andmy husband had veal parmesan and added a meeat ball. Both were amazing. They make the rolls fresh to order. So good. We sat next to the piano and he was so talented. Then all the waiters took turns singing. It was great. I cant wait to go back. The architecture was amazing and the prices were very good.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Miceli's has been around for a long time, and I was delighted to share it with two of my friends who had never visited before. They were lovely -- patient as one in our party arrived late, and as we took a long time to decide what yumminess we each desired. One in our party was blind, and the hostess took the time to walk him up the stairs to the men's room -- a very kind gesture. While we didn't get the full-on "singing waiter" experience since we were there for an early, pre-theatre dinner, the pianist/vocalist upstairs provided a lovely ambiance with well-loved standards. The food is quite good, reasonably priced and the heavenly rolls seemed never-ending, which suited us just fine! :)
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Miceli's. Great food and prices. L.A. oldest Itaian restaurant has an unmistakeable charm and is still truly a gem of Los Angeles. The meat sauce is rich and authentic. The rolls were warm. The homemade Italian salad dressing is unlike no other. Wonderful lunch specials. Nice touch with the piano player as well. The service was great.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a place where you are transcended in time back to the old days of Hollywood. Red Vinyl booths, waxed wine bottle candles, and the best rolls in town. I love this place. Wonderful!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great night!
Went to Miceli's based on Yelp reviews and so glad we had my birthday dinner there! The ambiance is old italian, fun, lively, food is delicious. A couple that was in our party didn't like that the bread wasn't salty enough for their palate, but the rest of us non-salt-addicts thought they were delicious!
The only reason for -minus one star on service was that our waiter never brought the wine we ordered with our meal, even though reminded twice. Other than that - everything was great! Will definitely return!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Remains Good, not Great
Years ago I ate here regularly and had such a good experience, that we went again this weekend on a whim. In the time since then, I have become a foodie and wine enthusiast. The food wasn't amazing, but it was very good. For the casual diner, it's more than acceptable. I was disappointed by the wine list. I expected variety and diversity. The list was common.
The ambience was as good as I remember. Live piano. While we were tucked away in the corner, a birthday party was across the room having a lot of fun. We did like them and their piano sing-a-longs.
Ultimately it wasn't very expensive and my friend really enjoyed her first experience. It wasn't as high scale as I would have preferred. But I'd happily go back again.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Way It Used to Be
At one time you could go to the place on the corner and have a good ,solid home style meal with your family .
You'd get the same quality food you would cook at home but it was a nice break not to cook or have to clean up afterwards.
This place is just like that...warm,cozy and friendly.
The food is good....not celebrity chef good but going to Grandma's on a Sunday good. You'll smile after dinner.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM