Featuring iconic classics such as Uncle Vincent's Lemon Chicken, Meatballs, Veal Parmesan, Shrimp Scampi and Baked Clams, Rao's Hollywood showcases all signature Rao's dishes as well as unique additions creating a robust and fulfilling dining experience.
We greatly look forward to serving you and welcoming you to our Home-Style Neapolitan restaurant.
Saturday: 5pm to 10pm
Sunday: 5pm to 9pm
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Rao's can accommodate all of your special event needs.View Private Dining Details
Everything is delicious on the menu. But you must try the meatball
All it is cracked up to be.
Meatballs a must have. Pork Chop was one of the best I've ever had.
Food and service were above average. The linguini and clams were very good. The Rigitoni Bolognese was a little chewy - would probably order a thinner pasta next time. Overall very enjoyable.
We had a great time everyone was friendly and helpful . Made you feel at home.
Had an amazing dinner at Rao’s. Big thanks to our waiter ‘Chicago’.
Great as always.
A truly great dining experience, celebrated our friends wedding anniversary and was their first time there,
we shared entrees, appetizers and the delectable seafood salad!! They absolutely loved it and want to plan
our next trip to Rao's very soon. Friendly staff as well, enjoyed them visiting our table
The wait staff had exquisite recommendations and we trusted their selections for all four courses. Every item on the menu is tantalizing and remarkable. We’re so lucky to have Rao’s in L.A.!
Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back.
This is my home away from home. They always take great care of us and our guests.
We can never get in to the original but this is one fabulous alternative. The food was every bit as good as we anticipated. The service was top notch. Will be back often! Just please some day get me in to original location
Knowing the reputation of the original Rao's in Harlem, my exceptions for this branch were quite high. Amazingly, they exceeded my expectations!! The atmosphere was classic upscale Italian (including the man who played Johnny Roasbeef in Goodfellas visiting all of the tables!!). The service was impeccable, very much up to NYC top end standards. The biggest surprise was the absolutely best veal marsala I've ever had!! The veal was tender and very tasty, and the sauce had a wonderful complex of flavors. Then came the classic New York cheesecake, which was creamy and exploding with flavor, accompanied by fresh fruit which definitely complemented the cheesecake. It will be very difficult for me to order any other entree or dessert the next time in LA. A full blown top place which hits all the right notes -- atmosphere, service, and food all top of the line.
I've been to Rao's over five times now and the food and service are always excellent. Classic Italian dishes cooked superbly. Waiters and staff are friendly and helpful but never obtrusive.
I love this place, best in LA
Good wasn’t good at all, wished it had more flavor. “Special sauce” tasted like chunky watered down tomatoes. Ambiance is fun. Wine was great, service was good.
Very disappointed with the food thou.
The rigatoni was dry. Not enough sauce. Otherwise the food was so delicious. A bit to expensive.
Meatballs are best I've ever had . Service was great!
Great authentic New York style Italian food - great service and ambience. Not as crowded as it used to be...
Had a wonderful time at Rao’s for my birthday!
Amazing food, meatballs, Caesar salad, shrimp scampi and birthday cannolis! Best birthday ever!
We dined on the patio where it’s a little more quiet.
All was great, just get a bit rushed. The server was also great.
My experience was excellent, everyone was so hospitable and attentive. The waiter was more that accommodating with the menu. The drinks were delicious and a generous pour. My date and I could actually hear each other’s conversation, the game was in eye distance, and we had no pressure of leaving even though it was close to closing time. All I’m all we felt comfort and will return often to enjoy the flavorful croquettes, lemon chicken, and chicken parm. Loved it!!
Working on the sunset las Palmas lot looking for great food and ambience close by. Couldn’t do better great food vibe and service. Local gem for sure.
Amazing food. I have been here 5 times now and will keep coming back
I never get bored with this restaurant that has everything. Good food, excellent service and ambiance that takes you back to old Hollywood.
I love everything about Rao’s. From the bus boy to the Managers.
Bravo, a job well done.
Always excellent in every way! A taste of old school Italian with all the charm and love in the service and the food!
This is my second time dining here as it was again a great experience. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. This was a date night for my wife and I and it was a nice romantic eating experience. The food is full of flavor and I enjoyed it. I am now planning on coming back with my family for any special events or just to have dinner here.
Great food, great atmosphere and great service! Would definitely return!!
Always a perfect evening
Great atmosphere, great food, friendly staff and an overall enjoyable dinner.
This is becoming my go-to Italian restaurant in LA. Besides outstanding food, the place has a great New York kind of vibe with LA friendliness as a plus.
Great authentic Italian food & Roast Beef is a real entertainer. We got the carbonara and the Veal Marsala, best Italian I’ve had in LA so far.
Love this place...every time I’m in LA, it’s a must!
Fabulous Italian food, great service, love how the host comes to the table to make sure you’re happy with your food and your experience. We had great Chicken Parmesan (a special), house salad, Beggars Purse pasta with ricotta and pear in a brown butter sage sauce, and a roasted pepper/fresh mozzarella appetizer. Everything was terrific, and the leftovers were excellent the next day!
3rd anniversary dinner was excellent.
Amazing experience - food, service and ambience were all top notch. If you don’t have table rights in Harlem, make your way to Rao’s Hollywood for a dinner you’ll never forget.
Rao's held up to our high expectations due to friend's recommendation. Dining on a slower night with my party of 3 as first time guests was perfect! Our waiter, Jonathan, was very informative with the menu and told us great history about the LA restaurant and the original in NYC. They should sell T-Shirts with MEATBALLS ARE A MUST! They're that good! Our salad, pastas and chicken parmesan were cooked to perfection and so full of delicious flavors. I was a HUGE fan of the Tiramisu as I'm not a fan of cheesecake but one of my friends devoured it. I can't wait to go back and try more! Also great ambiance!!!
Great dinner. Wonderful service and delicious food. Highly recommended for a date night or special occasion.