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About Rao's Hollywood
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.
We greatly look forward to serving you and welcoming you to our Home-Style Neapolitan restaurant.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 6pm to 10:00pm
Saturday: 5pm to 10pm
Sunday: 5pm to 9pm
Highland and Santa Monica
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking $10 or street parking nearby.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Rao's can accommodate all of your special event needs.
Rao's Hollywood Ratings and Reviews
Rao's has an authentic Italian menu, with a sauce as good as my grandfather's. The pasta is cooked right, portions are substantial, cocktails are solid--couldn't ask for anything better. The staff are accommodating and welcoming. Remember to say hi to Johnny Roast Beef when you go.
Made a reservation on Open Table for a “standard” table (i.e. not outside) for 8:15pm on a Saturday. Reservation was made several days earlier and I left my Credit Card number to hold the reservation. When I got there with my date, we were sent to the end of an outside table that was really just the end of a 10 top banquet table in the middle of all of the traffic in the room. Very far from heaters and it was a cold night. After specifically reserving an inside table. This was unacceptable. They couldn’t solve it. So we left. Not a good date!! Be warned!!!!!
The food and the ambiance were great. Very cozy, classy, and beautiful. However, the service was a little slow. We waited for about 20 minutes for them to take our order, and the food didn't come out till about 45 minutes later. It was good for the conversation and the company though.
Husbands birthday had a great night. The highlights: ambiance, meatballs, “purses” pasta, carbonara, calamari. The eggplant parm was undercooked and a disappointment. The lamb Rago was also underwhelming. I would stay away from those items next time but everything else was delicious. Perfect dirty martini.
I was able to come here with my bosses after a review, for a early dinner. The bosses bought a nice big spread for all of us to share. I got to try, for the first time, the delicious meatballs that I had brought my wife to the restaurant to share with me, on our anniversary. We also had the beet and burrata salad, Fiocchi, Bucatini All' Amatriciana, and Eggplant Parmesan. For dessert we share a wonderful piece of their New York Cheesecake with berry compote. Our waitress was really nice and attentive, and she had some really great suggestions for dinner. We had a really nice dinner and will be back for another visit soon.
nice old restaurant , way to overpriced , three sausages with onions and peppers , nothing else just that was $28.00 , this cost them around $3.00 to make , this meal should have been around $14.95 at max , side of spaghetti was $9.50 , cost around $1.50 to make , and your meal does not include salad , they do give you bread , overall a nice place but way to overpriced
Being from NY, I had great expectations from here. I wasn’t disappointed. The food is delicious but what really impressed me was the service too. Our server was awesome and I made many requests to prepare my food special due to dietary restrictions. They were pleased to accommodate me. It was a very fun night. Enjoyed it and will return. I felt like I was back in NY!
Was in Los Angeles one night and going to the Theater in the neighborhood. Rao's Hollywood was very conveniently located for the evening. Though the menu items are pricey, if you want to have multiple courses share with your companion, they encourage it. The portions are large and we split everything. I left satisfied, not overly full and we had no left overs. Our waitress was very attentive, animated and just made the dinner that much more enjoyable. I will definitely be back next time I am in Los Angeles.
From the easy valet parking to the warm welcome, this place is predictable and joyful. The food is beyond satisfying and the casual yet upscale experience makes for a very happy evening. Every time. Caesar, Meatballs (!), Chicken Milanese, Chocolate Cake. Perfection.
The drinks are big, the service too notch-attentive at the right pace. And the food is so amazing. Bolognese and rigatoni, the meatballs are a must to start, the chicken, sausage and peppers. Oh and let the server bring you the wine based on what you like. Always wins. The cheesecake is like no other and it travels easily if you take it to go.
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