About Rao's Hollywood
Hollywood, CA 90038
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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 6pm to 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 6pm to 10:30
Sunday: 5pm to 9pm
Highland and Santa Monica
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking $8 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
We went to Dine LA and we had such a pro ...
We went to Dine LA and we had such a problem with the waitress and the way we ordered I guess we got overcharged on the bill - so they adjusted it once but won't adjust to what we
argued with them that we thought was right! So we over paid it and left to never return!!!
Absolutely amazing service. Best I've ev ...
Absolutely amazing service. Best I've ever had. At any given time there were 3-4 people helping our table. Within 5 seconds of picking up an empty plate a waiter grabbed it. Food was also amazing. Highly suggest since you can never get into the one in NYC.
The building is a standalone building in ...
The building is a standalone building in Hollywood where you may think you took a wrong turn, but the lack of a prestige address in no way diminishes the quality of the service or the food. A good wine list including some nice by-the-glass options. The food was excellent and the service friendly and impeccable.
My wife and I love Rao's authentic Itali ...
My wife and I love Rao's authentic Italian cuisine and professional service from server to manager. The food is absolutely delicious from seafood salad to meatballs to a special carbonara. You will be so satisfied. The drinks are stiff and perfect. It's great for special night out or even dinner w family. Whatever the occasion your gonna love it!
My wife and I eat here on a very regular ...
My wife and I eat here on a very regular basis. We started going over three years ago when they first opened up and have found that it is not only our regular hang out but feel very welcome by very one. Over the years we have brought many, many guests who have always enjoyed the experience and have in some cases become regular customers.
stellar service...went on a gilt city me ...
stellar service...went on a gilt city menu...ordered from regular menu as well...meatball a must have...wife really enjoyed the seafood salad...i'd let the wait staff recommend your pasta course (papardelle was not my favorite)...meat course, pork chop was a hit, chicken parm was, too...dessert winner is the pistachio ice cream
My parents-in-law were visiting and we t ...
My parents-in-law were visiting and we took them to Rao's, having had a great dinner there with friends a couple weeks before. Once again, the food did not disappoint. There is nothing adventurous - this is sort of home-style Italian - but the quality, taste, and preparation are all excellent. The place is relatively knew but designed to look like it's always been there. We had good wine from a decent list, expensive but not price-gouging. Waiters were attentive (if slightly corny). The fly in the ointment was a really obnoxious noise level. Ask for the back room if you go. But prepared to be unable to hear anyone else at your table unless they shout.
Rao's is a a restaurant from Harlem, New ...
Rao's is a a restaurant from Harlem, New York, where it has a legendary reputation for it's nearly impossible to get a table reservation. The place has 11 tables which are permanently assigned to celebrities. A few years ago, Rao's decided to expand, first to Las vegas, then to Los Angeles. The resturant has a "back east Italian" flavor, both in cuisine and pictures. If you are from New York, as I am, it is a very nostalgic place. The menu is traditional Italian, very good, and, mostly fairly priced. We generally order the Veal chop, which is large enough to share. Rao's is one of a few places where you can get mozzarella en carroza, which is similar to mozzarella marinara, but much heavier, since it is like a sandwich. Delicious, but very filling.
Rao's is also famous for it's Lemon Chicken, which I have not tried yet.
A good place to celebrate a special occasion. My only caveat is: Their wine list is overpriced for the vintaes that they carry.
I cannot say enough wonderful things abo ...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Rao's - the ambience was comfortable and warm, the service was OUTSTANDING (thanks Chicago!), and the food was....I can't even describe. I've never had Italian food like Rao's, it was out of this world. Nothing could ever possibly compare.
Order the scampi and a fiocchi!
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