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House Of Meatballs, Los Angeles, CA

House Of Meatballs

4.6
4.6
111 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!

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Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 208-5117

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Westwood

  • Cross street

    Kinross Ave

  • Parking details

    There is street parking and also a public parking lot in the parking structure on Broxton Ave (1036 Broxton Ave)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Westside

    Kid Friendly

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  1. l

    lg12

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Surprise! Excellent food. Have to walk through the alley to access back patio. Was great until a large private party arrived and we needed to move due to excessive noise

  2. KS

    KrisS

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The food is always good here. I had the meatballs with arrabiata sauce. It was quite spice, which I like. There is a nice little dinner salad. The half portion is enough for 2. Don’t miss the cannoli for dessert.

  3. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were phenomenal from the host/manager (?) who immediately greeted us upon entry to the service staff that had my table for a party of 5 ready in seconds before our very eyes, to the server who’s recommendations were great. We were a party of 5 that came in an hour before closing and had a few difficult guests but she held her own. If only I remembered her name. This was my first time back since 2019 and can’t wait to return again.

  4. MS

    MichelleS

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    I thought a place called house of meatballs would have delicious flavored meatballs but my pork ones were bland and the meal overall was not very good and cost $50 for 2 people. My husband had beef meatballs and he didn't notice the taste because his dish was too spicy. Drinks were in a can and $3.50 with no refills and the service was mediocre. We were disappointed and won't be going back.

  5. RS

    RachelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great The server gave us good recommendations for bottle of wine The food was delicious I loved the back patio

  6. RM

    RachelM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVE House of Meatballs! This is our "UCLA graduation tradition" and we are always greeted with exceptional service, delicious food, and a wonderful experience overall. We had made a reservation to celebrate our daughter's UCLA graduation and the ceremony was running longer than expected. I called to tell them this, and they were so accommodating! We came directly from the ceremony to find our reserved table ready and waiting for us and cheerful service greeting us! Seriously, this is one of our favorite restaurants, as the food is absolutely fabulous and the employees are consistently friendly and top-notch. We will definitely be back!!!!

  7. H

    Harry

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent! Very good service and the food was fantastic. Need a House of Meatballs in the UK. Thank you

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our server was awesome!! I don’t remember her name but I had a great meal!

  9. S

    Samuel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The food was alright but the menu was very limited and the pasta sauces were not very flavorful. Also the meatballs did not seemed cooked properly so I did not eat them.

  10. DW

    DebW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, friendly service, delicious food. A+

  11. NA

    NatalieA

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Definitely for college kids on a budget. I've had frozen dinner that tasted better.

  12. AG

    AnitaG

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Small easy place for spaghetti with fabulous service, warm focaccia. Focused menu works well. Comfortable place if you are in the area for salads spaghetti and simple entrees. No pretensions here, no designer ingredients or dishes. Wholesome, easy comfort food. Will stop by again when in Westwood.

  13. M

    Madeline

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Super cute ambience and service was good, but the food was bland. I love Italian food and was hoping for more. Concept is cute, food doesn't stack up though. For the price range, I expected the food to be better than it was.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner before a show at the Geffen and we had a great experience! Food was delicious.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I absolutely loved it the moment I walked in. The decor is a little funky and comfortable and cozy all at the same time. The service was great! Friendly and professional. We started with wine - moved onto a calamari appetizer and caprice salad. The calamari was fresh and light and hot from the kitchen. The caprice salad was beautiful fresh and tasty. We ordered the eggplant Parmesan, Bolognese sans pasta (served over cauliflower), and spinach ricotta ravioli. All the plates came up quick and very hot. Right to our table from the kitchen. Fresh and hot. So many yummy sounds from our table. But we watched so many dishes walking by our table to other tables and EVERYTHING looks AMAZING!!! We finished with cannoli’s and espresso. Perfect end to an amazing meal. We will most definitely come back. The best restaurant we’ve been to in quite a while. Such a lovely pleasant experience.

  16. A

    Aileen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for the second time with a friend for my birthday and was delighted once again. The food was absolutely delicious (especially the focaccia bread) and I look forward to my next visit!

  17. I

    Islandgirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food from appetizers to dessert. Staff was fast and friendly. Small entree portions but high quality. We celebrated a couple of birthdays and they gave a complimentary dessert to the celebrants!

  18. M

    Missy

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Liam was the best and very helpful with recommendations and even tastings of wine when I was unsure of what I wanted! The food is superb and I cannot wait to bring many people here!

  19. JL

    JoshL

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Casual and a great value. Loved the eggplant meatballs.

  20. R

    Ronit

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    While the service can sometimes be slightly lacking, House of Meatballs has some of the best and most quality food I have ever eaten. Their beef meatballs melt in your mouth and their bread is mouthwatering.

  21. M

    Miceli

    Central Coast

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, service, wine and price. Enjoyed it very much.

  22. ES

    ElizabethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely phenomenal food!! We started off with truffle fries and the garlic cheese bread. Both came out very quickly and were absolutely delicious! Next up came our Cesar salads that were so fresh and tasty I could have had another! For our main course I enjoyed the chicken Parmesan while my husband love his chicken Alfredo! The chicken on my entree was huge! Definitely worth the price, which was very cheap under $90 for everything we ordered including drinks. We would highly recommend trying this amazing spot!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful ambience and service. The food is amazing here.

  24. W

    Willie

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The waitress was friendly and helpful. The food was OK. The couple next to us were way too loud. It was a good visit.

  25. CB

    ClaraB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was the best host we could wish for while celebrating my birthday. The food was outstanding, and Ms. Aarhus did an amazing job. It was clear for us that she loves it. Funny thing is that my family and I are from Aarhus in Jutland Denmark. So thank you for being so cheerful and good at your job.

  26. SD

    SamanthaD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The service was actually not great. It took forever to get our food and when it came out, some of our pastas + meatballs lacked seasoning. Worth another shot though.

  27. M

    Mamacat90807

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date night with husband—dinner and a play at the Geffen. We had not been to this restaurant but it sounded good. We were delighted with everything about it and will definitely return!

  28. TN

    TreyN

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their flatbread is the best pizza I’ve ever had. I haven’t had a meal there yet that I haven’t loved.

  29. MB

    MBEater

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Energetic, young, noisy vibe; lots of college students and parents with children. Beef meatballs with fresh pasta (rather than dried) are best bet. Bolognese sauce also very good. Well priced and great service.

  30. JL

    JanetL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The service was very good and I enjoyed my salad and pasta. It is very beautifully put together but the noise was level was more than I prefer.

  31. T

    Tony

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    House of Meatballs was an unexpected pleasure. We booked it because it was neat the Geffen Playhouse and took reservations but it turned out to be a beautiful little place with a super-nice staff and great food. We'll be back!

  32. L

    Lucky13

    Los Angeles

    244 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    244 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Cool, simple menu derailed a bit by actual output of food. Garlic bread lacking in garlic and not cooked long enough. All sauces were too sweet and seemed to be missing garlic as well. Arrabiata was at least spicy, but that's all. Meatballs, beef or chicken seemed to have no seasoning either. Everything looked great, came out extremely hot, and staff was very nice, so too bad that food was just OK.

  33. N

    Naomi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great food for a reasonable price! My brother is a picky eater and even he enjoyed his pasta. The pasta is fresh and cooked perfectly al dente. We got the prosciutto and burrata as our app and it was amazing! The cheese was fresh and slightly sweet. The focaccia that’s brought out for the table is amazing - perfectly crisp and not an overpowering presence by the olive oil. Overall, a great place with something for everyone to enjoy!

  34. SM

    SM2019

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service, excellent value and always enjoyable. Highly recommend.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was good. Don’t get the calamari, not great. Pasta and meatballs good!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The service is amazing... The main server is SUPER nice. The beef meatballs were juicy and flavorful in a tomato cream sauce. I chose the pappardelle pasta and I might be in the minority when I say I like my pappardelle a little thinner in “height” and a tad bit past al dente. Their’s was a little thicker and al dente with bite. Good wine list. Looking forward to my next visit

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Live music sometimes on wednesdays

  38. BH

    BruceH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 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.

  39. JC

    JennyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 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.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and cute atmosphere

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from House Of Meatballs using the Order Online button. House Of Meatballs also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for House Of Meatballs

1076 Gayley Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kinross Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Westwood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    There is street parking and also a public parking lot in the parking structure on Broxton Ave (1036 Broxton Ave)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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