House Of Meatballs

4.7
62 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are a fun little restaurant serving up homemade meatballs and fresh pasta and other Italian favorites, paired with our great selection of interesting and approachable wines!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 62 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved those spot!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a little hidden gem in Westwood. The food was amazing and the service was even better. The free appetizer bread was to die for! They have indoor and outdoor dining available, and both areas are very beautiful and clean. Definitely will come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let the name savage you away. Food was yummy, service was excellent and we brought our own wine and paid the $20 corking fee.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It was ok .
They did take a really long time to get our food. The server didn’t even acknowledge us until about 15-20min after we sat down. We got there at 7:30pm didn’t leave till about 10pm mostly because we were waiting for the food to come out. My husband enjoyed his food I didn’t quite like mine. Overall we likely won’t be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Service was very slow. Told the waiter we had an 8pm show and our food came out at 7:30. Could not enjoy our meal because it was rushed. Waiter kept on talking and was oblivious to the fact we had an 8pm show.

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vipFoodWanderer
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Simple , food good , more of a lunch place but the food is good.

JM
vipJanisM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Italian food, great wine and great service - what more do you need?

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jlw021
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great, outdoor seating in the back was perfect and the service was outstanding. Will definitely be back!

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NoSoup4You
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Jen?) was absolutely amazing! Rosemary bread, Calamari, and Meatballs were all delicious. We will be back!! 😄

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at the House of Meatballs was exceptional. Loved the food, so fresh )

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Rosalind
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was EXCELLENT. The menu has lots of options and everyone really enjoyed their food. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and it was a very fun experience. I went for a birthday party and couldn't have asked for anything more! Everyone was happy and enjoyed themselves. Great wine and beer selection.

JD
vipJimD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu went way beyond simply meatballs. Everything was delicious. The service was outstanding. The value was very impressive.
Thanks for a fun dining experience, Chuy, we’ll certainly be back!

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TimB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great…..service, menu selections, quality, and value plus atmosphere.

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0514
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my son and his college friends there for dinner.

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vipsteve
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food and service

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BadBillyIV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

What can I say? WOW! The place is very unpretentious, but was amazed at the service and food. They really take social distancing and cleanliness very seriously! Everyone was friendly and our server, Janae was great! She let us taste wines before making our selection and brought out generous portions when we requested more marinara and parm. We had the calamari, ceasar salad, Lasagna, and beef meatball with basil pesto on angel hair. It was all really good! Much better than a lot of the "fancier" Italian we've been to. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing service

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vipJake
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and food! The team at HOM always come through for a great experience. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are excellent. Fun menu that’s simple yet delicious. Try the eggplant meatballs, they are magnificent.

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

House of Meatballs is an amazing wine bar and restaurant that exceeds expectations when it comes to customer service. While the high quality of the food and drinks sets the bar for authentic Italian, it is truly the staff that keeps me coming back. Chuy and Sergio are incredible at what they do. They are great at recognizing people and make you feel like part of the House of Meatball family. I've come here with coworkers often and brought many new friends to experience the food and service, every time we leave they have only excellent things to say. It's definitely a place to try at least once, and even better, make it a frequent spot for any happy hours or Wine Wednesdays! The ambiance both indoors and outdoors is also wonderful. I highly recommend the prosciutto and burrata, truffle fries, calamari, mushroom and truffle oil flatbread for sharables. Of course, the meatballs are a must try - I love the classic beef and the eggplant is delicious for a vegetarian option! As for spritz , highly recommend the Hugo!

Please go and support this absolutely amazing business!!

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vipMolly
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We asked to be seated outside which was a bit noisy but not the restaurants fault. Calamari was excellent and the focaccia bread was delicious!! They just kept bringing more bread and we just kept eating it - we couldn't stop!! We were a party of 8 so we tried the beef, pork, chicken and eggplant meatballs - ALL were terrific. The pastas were fresh and the sauces were all very good. We can't wait to return!!

P.S. Try some of their cocktails - my favorite was The Hugo. I'm wishing I had asked the bartender for the recipe.

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vipjlosangeles
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was good but slow, and not a dealbreaker, but walking around the block to access the back patio is odd. Eggplant meatballs and flatbread pizza will have us coming back for more.

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DebW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, outstanding service, fun atmosphere. It's my new favorite place near UCLA. Thank you for the great dining experience.

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NWayne
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my family of 5, we all loved it! Great food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is very good, very accomodating..chill atmosphere

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vipLindsey
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best kept secrets in Westwood. HOM delivers delicious food, wonderful wine and all in a clean, friendly atmosphere.

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Bella
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I work at the hospital nearby and we wanted to try a new place close by. We picked HOM because we were both in the mood for pasta. A friendly gentleman behind the bar greeted us with the most welcoming smile and demeanor. We asked to sit in the back patio, but he informed us the back patio did not open until 5pm. No biggie, but good to know for future visits, since the patio gets a lot of praise on Yelp. My friend and I originally chose to sit in the sidewalk seating area but quickly decided to move when we realized how many loud drivers like to rev their engines as they drive down Gayley. We couldn’t hear each other over the traffic and headed inside. Once the man approached our table and began talking with us I immediately knew this was the man everyone was talking about: CHUY! The reviews praising his amazing customer service and charisma are not an exaggeration. He had us laughing nonstop and knew how to hold an interesting conversation. I wish he would’ve grabbed a seat and joined us. Chuy talked in detail about the dishes and made great recommendations. He was very attentive the entire two hours we spent there. I cannot say enough nice things about this man. At then end of our meal, we asked a young lady behind the bar to take our photo and let me tell you, SHE WAS ABOVE AND BEYOND. Took several photos, in various angles, rearranging our table, and radiating absolute warmth and kindness. HOM is lucky to have not only one, but at least TWO wonderful employees that demonstrate an in depth knowledge of human interaction. The food was delicious FYI but even if it wasn’t, I would’ve returned for the amazing customer service alone. It’s so rare to find a gem like this in such a busy part of town. My friend and I decided to make this loud new spot. Next time you’re in Westwood, do yourself a favor and stop by HOM.

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TedD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was slow and the food was disappointing. The chicken meatball appetizer was dry. The calimari had no flavor and the chicken Caesar salad was just above average. The sautéed spinach was bland and the chicken Marsala was dry. The chicken parmigiana sandwich was dry with the sauce on the side, which was middling. Even the pan roasted salmon was bland. My overall opinion is the food lacked flavor/seasoning. It’s as if the chef left the flavor to the accompanying sauces, i.e., the marinara, Marsala sauce, etc. Every good chef knows that meats are to be seasoned and that sauces simply accentuate the meal. The best thing about the dinner was the Marsala sauce and there wasn’t enough of it, not to mention very few mushrooms in it. My family and I will not be returning to this restaurant. If you’re a college student who doesn’t have a sophisticated palate, then this is probably the place for you.

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Howie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great happy hour deals and nice wine selection. Only problem, was having to walk around the block to get to the outdoor dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service!!

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SilSil
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo good! Fantastic service!
The server remembered me from my previous visit and even remembered where I’d sat and what I’d ordered before. It’s those details that make the experience!
Love that you can customize your meal! Will definitely be back!!!

EM
EricM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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Jilly
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our servers were so amazing especially our waiter on a very busy night! Super enjoyed our dinner. Cheers

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vipBarinya
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious food! I love the environment provided by the outdoor seating and the service is great and very attentive. Chuy and house of meatball is my new go to person if I need a good restaurant experience and quality food!

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Erika
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was outstanding. Above and beyond 5 stars. We ate in the backyard patio. The service, food and entire meal was extraordinary. We will be back ASAP. Highly recommend.

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Anna
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. The staff are very professional and very nice. All in all a very pleasant experience dining with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend

JO
JustinO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! The manager who was also our waiter (Chewie) was super cool, easy to talk to and made the experience well worth it. Thanks!

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vipLaurenZ
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The House of Meatballs is fabulous! They’ve created a beautiful outdoor patio behind their restaurant that is plant filled and has plenty of heaters to keep you comfortable during your time there. And the food??? Amazing!!! We had the famous meatballs with penne pasta and bolognese sauce and the chicken Parmesan and both with the best we’ve had!! So tasty, seasoned just right and generous portions. Their house bread is served piping hot and fresh and is a must have!! They even bring seconds with your meal! We will definitely return!

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DizonEats
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for family or friends gathering! Casual dining

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You can order delivery directly from House Of Meatballs using the Order Online button. House Of Meatballs also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. House Of Meatballs also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 208-5117.

House Of Meatballs is rated 4.7 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.