House Of Meatballs

4.6
74 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 74 people are saying
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BruceH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Worst meatballs I have ever had. Marinara sauce tasted like it was out of a can. My wife's calamari was petite in size for $14! No thanks.

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vipJennyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! It's one of the first places I think of when my friends want to meet up after work. The food is delicious (and super reasonably priced), the staff is awesome, and I really love the wine! My favorite dish is the rigatoni with marsala sauce with either pork or eggplant meatballs but you really can't go wrong. Also, warning - don't fill up on the bread because you're going to want to eat EVERYTHING.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and cute atmosphere

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susang
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to dine, the service is 5+ and the pasta is done to perfection. Chuy has a very pleasant personality. This is a small place with a great ambience. I would highly recommend this place.

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Citcleville1
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. Manager would not shut front door in 50 degree weather said it was too much work to serve patio. There were 0 people on patio. Arrived at 5:03 for 5:09 reservation when the opened. Manager told 5 of us to wait outside while he “talked to his team”. Did not say a word to them while we all stood out in the cold. Must admit lust my cool when we left not eating due to the open door draft and closed the door. He came me out to yell at us in sidewalk. Only 1 person in restaurant by the time we left. LOUSY manager and service… he needs to GO. Used to work in hospitality restaurant and by far the worst example in the industry I’ve ever seen

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is very good! Portions per item is just enough for one person so you won’t be left hungry nor with too much food that you feel overstuffed after. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. All of our requests was reasonably met. Overall very happy with service and would recommend to anyone. Also, our server Chuey (apologies if you’re reading this and I spelled your name wrong) was great ! He took good care of us and also has a good sense of humor.

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Dhead
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. The beef meatballs were soft and flavorful, the bolognese sauce is rich and meaty, and the pappardelle was thick, perfectly al dente, and clearly made fresh and in-house. I also had a taste of the arrabiata which was as bright and spicy as I had hoped. My girlfriend had the pappardelle with beef meatballs and mushroom sauce; she was blown away as well. We will absolutely be back. My only complaint was that the restaurant was a bit cold because the door was open, but the food and service more than made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for an impromptu dinner with friends

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vipMicheleB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is great! Everyone was so nice and the food was great!

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vipLynnC
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Flavorless food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Colleague celebrarion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved the Butternut Squash Ravioli. The wine bar feel of House of Meatballs, was cozy, slightly noisy, but once we all adjusted the volume of our speaking it was fine! Have fun, enjoy, order a “the Hugo’ drink. Yum-o.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved those spot!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
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.

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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
4 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.

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vipJimD
Los Angeles
18 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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vipTimB
Los Angeles
12 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
5 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
15 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
55 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
9 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
4 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.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 74 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.