Rao's Hollywood

4.8
1398 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Rao's, the legendary East Harlem eatery, is now set in Hollywood amongst the studio district branding its third location. Widely acclaimed as one of the hardest reservations in America, Rao's New York was established in 1896 and has not moved locations since its inception.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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 1398 people are saying
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PKINLA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to go for a special occasion. The outside dining is covered so is not really outdoors

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vipjoanB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, Noah, was excellent!!!!

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vipTonyB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Noah our server was terrific.

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vipalisonp
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!!!

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vipDrewH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality and portions. Engaging host and servers.

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KarolP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always food was exceptional. Some of the best Italian food in the city. Ordered a little too much but took home and enjoyed the next day. Our server was beyond incredible! Can't wait to come back.

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vipChardanayC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and wine! Was a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Can’t find better Italian

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Kelley
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I had requested a table in middle or back room, not front by the door as it was a special occasion.
When we arrived, we were seated at the table right next to the front door in front room!!!!! On our own, we moved one table over. We expressed our disappointment
Also the quality of the food has gone down hill. Chicken was not tender,the orrechiete pasta with sausage had only 4 piece of sausage!!! We were asked if we wanted bread for the table and we said sure…didn’t know that also came at a cost! Talk about nickel and diming us!
So the ambiance sucked, food was mediocre if not poor and the bill was outrageous for what we experienced!
Will not go back and will definitely share our experience with others so they don’t waste their time and money.
Very disappointed!!!

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ErnieN
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really early for our reservation and the two lovely hostesses were able to accommodate and seat us right away. We were very appreciative for them going above and beyond. Our server was very attentive to our needs and helped us with our dinner selections. Dinner was absolutely delicious and the staff were very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Rao’s Hollywood. We celebrated my husband’s birthday with great food and lots of laughs. All the staff is friendly and have a great sense of humor. The food is finger licking good and we enjoyed every minute. Great experience and we will be returning again.

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion! The food, drinks, ambience and staff were outstanding.

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JAREDN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very nice and knowledgeable. Great food and wine selection.

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SevanG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing! Had the lobster for two. The pasta was the perfect el dente. Service was a bit slow and our server was lacking a bit of personality, but i witnessed a few other servers that looks had a much better and warmer energy. Overall great restaurant food and ambiance.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food couldn’t be more authentic or delicious. The waitress was incredible and the potions are meant to be shared. Our group of 7 enjoyed each and every dish. Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good was mediocre and slightly overpriced. Did not feel welcomed when we walked in. Never knew our server’s name. Probably won’t be coming back.

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vipMissy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t say enough about Rao’s. Consistently the food is out of this world. We’re always treated like family. I’ve lived in LA all my life and can say if you want a great meal, come to Rao’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience the food, drinks, and atmosphere.

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vipPapaRobbie
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our party asked for something off menu and they were only too happy to prepare. The portions are generous, service was very attentive and everyone had a great experience. Would certainly go back.

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CarlaC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! The staff is amazing and the food was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, old Italian Hollywood feel and yummy food

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MarkT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

There are so many better Italian restaurants in Los Angeles. Not sure why anyone would spend the money to go to this one.

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KeithG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best Italian food in LA. Just like NY. great service

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MichelleR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience! Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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Tamara
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent staff, great space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and very friendly. The food was also amazing, and there was more than enough in the portions for leftovers, which I’m actually enjoying right now. It is a bit on the expensive side, but it’s worth it for a fun night out.

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tdogg
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun old school vibe. Thought the food was very good but didn't consider it exceptional, except the meatballs which were incredible. Service was outstanding. Would definitely go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Super cute and yummy food. I loved the old romantic songs they played, made me want to come back for a date! The cheesecake was magnificent

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MatthewI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so nice and the service was excellent. The food was delicious. The room was really cool and the location was great. Highly recommend.

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vipStuartL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and the meatballs remain the best I’ve ever had

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BJ7557
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of six. Late add on to party of 5 res. No problem. Great food. Amazing service. Made for a special occasion. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always at Rao’s!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracy is an amazing sommelier! She paired everything perfectly. Everything was absolutely outstanding!!!!

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vipDEBS
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great old school Italian. Best meatballs and Milanese in LA.

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vipCM13
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine with friends/family! Delicious food and excellent service!

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BrianM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time celebrating my wife’s 50th. All of the staff including manager made her feel really special on her big day, and to that I am extremely grateful. Food and drinks were fabulous! We will definitely be back!

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DavidA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was exceptionally bland. Shrimp Scampi tasted like pasta with white wine no butter or garlic or SALT. Dessert and drinks were good. The waiter was nice but tried 50 times to up sell us...

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Mauigirl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rao's is my new favorite go to restaurant! I've been buying their sauce at the market for years. And now to have a Hollywood location is fantastic! Everything on the menu is a slice of heaven. I was there last week and the two Kevin's that waited on us were the best! I am going back tonite for another birthday celebration! I highly recommend Rao's!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rao's Hollywood using the Order Online button. Rao's Hollywood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 962-7267.

Rao's Hollywood is rated 4.8 stars by 1398 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.