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.
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Brought friends visiting from Reno. Everything was even better than we expected from the moment Johnny Roast Beef warmly greeted us to saying goodnight. Our server was attentive but not pushy and gave great suggestions like the fantastic meat balls to start. The four of us each had a different dish and all of them were fantastic especially the shrimp scampi. Great wine suggestion from the sommelier. Look forward to our next dining experience at Rao’s Hollywood.
If you’re looking for an authentic NY Italian experience in LA, this is it. Veal Parm. Sunday Gravy. That’s all I can say.
This old school red sauce joint is truly Italian American at its finest. Sauces are so good and seem fresh. Pasta is perfect al dente. The seafood salad is wonderful, and the veal parm is great. I can't wait to go back and try the cioppino and other dishes.
Great food.Great service
Amazing food and great service
Great atmosphere. Great decor and service was great!
Girlfriend and I enjoyed the food.
Best restaurant meal I ever had
Very very good rate service not like Dantanas Dantanas if set the hell are you before some down to you and make you wait an hour before your reservation this place is definitely off the hook
Best meatballs West of NYC. Had the Sunday Sauce which was just like someone’s Nonna made it. This Brooklyn girl felt like she was home.
Great food, great service and a fun neighborhood Italian restaurant vibe.
This is a wonderful restaurant. There are so many excellent Italian restaurants in Los Angeles that it is very hard to distinguish one from another. That said, however, Rao’s is able to do so - door, seating, food, NYC pedigree and feel- consistently. Rao’s is top notch
We are big fans of Rao's. We go there to celebrate birthdays and bring family members for a night out.
The wait staff and manager are all so great and so much fun. All the food was great, but my wife's Linguine and clams were a little saltier then usual. But all is forgiven because no matter what, you have the cheesecake for dessert and it is soon good. We will be back soon!!
Extremely noisy, and hard to hear, but we enjoyed it as a group of eight very much… Or as much as we could hope to when we could hear each other.
We were celebrating two birthdays and, even though the hostess asked me about them when I checked in for our reservation, they didn't do anything for us in the end.
I dine at Rao's often, and I always enjoy my evening there. The food is ample, delicious and cooked perfectly. Jonathan is an incredibly efficient, attentive and charming waiter. Gabriel always, and I mean always, makes the perfect cocktail. And then there's Johnny Roastbeef, who makes everyone feel special when they're at Rao's. The entire staff is incredible.
Fantastic as always! Excellent service, fantastic food and great atmosphere. Super authentic Italian kitchen.
We had tickets for Kinky Boots so I made a reservation for 6pm last Thursday. We were seated right away, had our drink order taken right away, and got our bread basket right away! Service was attentive, but not overly familiar which can sometimes be annoying. We had the friend mozzarella, perfectly crispy and the marinara that accompanied it was well seasoned. I had the brown butter ravioli, the sauce and sage were good but I’d say the filling could’ve used more flavor. My date had the Carbonara which was super creamy, and very flavorful! can’t tell you how many times I’ve been served scrambled eggs and been disappointed with restaurant Carbonara, this was not the case at Rao’s. Yummy Cannoli (which had a nice crunchy shell and a orangey filling) and cappuccino for dessert 😋 Only negative, our table was in the bar area and we got overtook with waiting guests by the end of our dinner, I’ll request a table away from the bar next time.
Visited Rao’s tonight to celebrate my partner’s birthday. It was our first visit to this restaurant, though he had been to the one in New York several times. The bustling restaurant has a great vibe and feels as if you stepped into a classic Italian restaurant in New York. The GM, Patrick, and our waiter, Mark, were most hospitable and welcoming. We split a Milanese salad (quite large), and we shared the bone-in veal Parmesan and the lamb ragu pappardelle... spectacular and so delicious! Finished up with slices of New York Cheesecake and their Chocolate cake (light and chocolatey good). All in all a great night. Can’t wait to go back!
Great New York atmosphere and food. However, much too loud for a romantic or quiet evening.
Delicious food. FANTASTIC SERVICE. Love this place - each and every time I go, it is wonderful.
A place i’ve heard about for a few years now, was even planning a trip to Vegas to try this place out, but when i found Rao’s came to LA was a must. I’m a foodie at heart and italian is my favorite. This place met my expectations as far as ambience and just welcoming vibes. The food was great, i will say a little pricey just for a few pasta dishes and sides but great. Food has a very home cooked, nostalgic taste...my wife’s pasta marinara tho did have a slight canned sauce taste but it wasn’t unpleasant nor unsatisfying, just coming from a beautiful i’d think the sauce recipe would be down pat in the kitchen other than pouring it into a pan, thats not a knock though, only because i think the bolognese sauce was more in my favor with my dish. In essence, I believe the addition of protein ina your sauce might be something i’d recommend since my Rigatoni Bolognese was nice. The little pepper kick as well, that was a nice touch. All in all, it was a unique experience and i’m sure, one day will return to try more of their elegant menu. BTW sneaker wave cocktail was a divine treat, try it out. Thank you Rao’s. 4.5/5 Applaudos
Absolutely delightful in every way. Great food, great service, worth every penny. We'll be back often!
My husband and I had a fantastic evening here we loved the atmosphere and the warm welcoming. Overall the food was great and was lovely for romantic dinning. We picked up really dressing the part which was fancy. It’s good for a nice date. We enjoyed our dinner and loved one of each others company.
Outstanding Italian food. Everybody's is extremely friendly and makes you feel welcome. We will be back again!
The service was only eclipsed by the service. Noah and the team are excellent!!
Wonderful restaurant with high quality and incredibly tasty food. Waiters are always super nice and helpful!
I love the service and the food at Rao's! From the moment you walk in the door, the manager greets you. There were multiple people checking in on us and we ate on a very busy night. My fiance wanted to dine at Musso and Franks but we couldn't get reservations that night. I suggest Rao's and he was a little hesitant. Lets just say the bill came and he didn't complain about it being over priced. He thought our $200 meal was going to be $300 because both food and service were amazing! Try out Rao's if you want a taste of old school Italian dining in Hollywood.
Wonderful ambiance and a staff who seem to enjoy being there. It is always a pleasant evening going to Rao's.
Food and service “New York style Italian”, which still tastes great. The meat balls, terrific, pasta clam sauce excellent, baked stuffed clams like they used to be, service excellent too and hilarious. Enjoy some food history in a very pleasant bright red decorated warm spot-go and enjoy!
Fantastic dinner in such a warm ambiance. Incredible porterhouse and every pasta dish was superb. The best chocolate gelato we've ever had anywhere. LOVE Rao's!
Definitely go back again. It took us over an hour to get there and it was worth it!
I was happy to learn one of my favorite Vegas spots also had a LA location. I knew my 10 person work party would love it, however Johnny came over and gave them a night to remember. Stories, laughter and Boston jabs were in full supply. It was fantastic.
Huge portions, nothing special. Service was wonderful.
Great service - felt like the manager was watching over us and so we had an amazing experience!!!
We went to Raos in Hollywood for our anniversary , and we were very satisfied with the evening spent there. The staff was so friendly and the food was excellent. We started with a meatball , and Seafood Salad. both were amazing. then main coarse was veal scaloppine for me and my wife had lemon chicken, and carbonara for the pasta. All the dishes were outstanding. and finished off with their Cheesecake which is so delicious.
We ate like kings ! (almost needed assistance to leave we were so full.
Great food, super friendly staff and music was great!
Rao’s consistently clicking on all cylinders. love it!
Rao's never disappoints! I absolutely love coming here and always know it will be a great time with amazing food. Gabriel always makes the perfect martini!