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Rao's Hollywood

4.8
4.8
1844 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.

We greatly look forward to serving you and welcoming you to our Home-Style Neapolitan restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 962-7267

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wesley

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Rao's can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Patrick Hickey: (877) 649-4594

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Highland and Santa Monica

  • Parking details

    Valet parking $10 or street parking nearby.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,844 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

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  1. NW

    NancyW

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely amazing meal! The ambience was very "old style" comfortable. The wait staff amazing and extremely knowledgeable on the food and wine. They made us feel welcome, feed us a fabulous meal and an incredible cheesecake. We will be going back for another great time!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my wife and I’s favorite places for a dinner out. Everything is delicious served at the right temperature service is always excellent
  3. DR

    DianeR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So so delicious and great vibe.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it here! It reminds us of home!!!
  5. VS

    VernonS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Rao's was outstanding in every way but one. We were seated on the back patio which is GORGEOUS, amazing food, wonderful service, BUT, the horrible pop music which was piped in was so stupidly loud and annoying that it really negatively affected our evening. I don't know why restaurants (which are frequently loud anyway) feel the need to blast poor music. Rao's has so much class, some light jazz or classical Italian music? That I could understand, if they have to have music, but having to listen to Whitney Houston blasting while we're trying to talk and eat was a major turn off.
  6. BG

    BillG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The entire menu is fantastic. Original NY restaurant that it's impossible to get reservations at. Hollywood location is larger with same quality. Their sauce is magic, meatballs are a must and save room for cheesecake, homemade. If your yearning for NY Italian food, this is your spot. EXCELLENT! (and pricey but worth it)
  7. KC

    KenC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We did come the night before Thanksgiving however it's no excuse for poor service. Some large parties but over an hour wait for an entree is just not acceptable. They were nice enough to cut the bill down even though we took the food that finally came, home. I like Raos, the food is usually good but my back still hurts from sitting so long.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not my first time at Raos and definitely will not be my last. Noah our waiter is the perfect server, time appropriate, engaging, very knowledgeable to say the least . Patrick and Johny not exactly sure what there positions are but make you feel so welcome. This is a go to place today and they will see me again. BTW Meatball appetizer must be part of your meal.
  9. TY

    ThomasY

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valet parking $15 is essentially a must. Outdoor seating was fantastic. Great food and service.
  10. BB

    BillB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, everything was fantastic! From the service, to the ambiance to the meal! We’ll be back!
  11. JB

    JordanB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rao’s is super special. From start to finish the night was perfect. They’ve mastered the art of service and food. The carbonara was out of this world. 10/10
  12. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    My dinner was delicious (breaded chicken with arugula) My husband ordered a lobster linguine dish..such a splurge but it was last night on our 1 week vacay. He struggled through it as it was ridiculously spicy. I think he had 5 glasses of water to get through it. There must have been a mistake in the ingredients. He did tell the server and the server said he would tell the kitchen, but nothing ever came of it. My husband's mouth was burning well after we left. In retrospect, we should have sent it back, but we were exhausted from travelling and let it go.
  13. MT

    MelanieT

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was our first time at Rao’s and we throughly enjoyed it. We were in a hurry to get to the Bowl and had hit traffic but they for us in and out and even a quick bite of cheesecake - which typically we don’t like but this one has amazing fruit - I’d ask for more berries next time and the cheesecake at a hint of almond flavor that was ridiculously good. Definitely will come back!
  14. CC

    CelticCJ

    Omaha

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pre concert meal.
  15. LB

    LonnyB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork Chops were so amazing!! Stuffed mushrooms were the perfect appetizer. Can’t wait to go back!
  16. HR

    HayleyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service from all staff from valet to hostess, bartender and server. Manager Johnny makes the whole experience every time without fail. Great east coast vibe and excellent food. Loving coming here around Christmas
  17. TG

    TinaG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time everyone treats like we are special.
  18. e

    elis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Marco was a great host and made us feel at home.
  19. MR

    MaryR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the Best Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles! The drinks are good, the food is delicious and the service is wonderful! It’s like stepping back in time with the music and red booths. Definitely make sure you say Hi to Johnny Roast Beef. He’s soo nice and funny! See if you can figure out from what movies he was in!
  20. LG

    LuiG

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For the moment we arrived and we’re seated, we knew we were in a special place. Our waiter Kevin was knowledgeable about the history and his recommendations were on point. Johnny Roast Beef was super nice and gave the place an extra special vibe. Food was amazing, wine list was vast and me and the boys enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely be back next time in LA. Thank you! Lui
  21. CS

    CarlaS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a great dinner after the four of us attended the matinee at the Pantages Theater of “To Kill a Mockingbird “. Great theater and great dining!
  22. G

    Gotaskinow

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was impeccable as always. An outstanding dining experience that leaves everybody satisfied.
  23. MH

    MannyH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Italian restaurant. RAO’s has a good ambiance, great food, and wonderful people. I always feel at home, and enjoy every moment here.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food recommendations by the bartender.
  26. TF

    ThomasF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Felt like i was eating in a restaurant in NYC. The place was buzzing with energy, the Christmas lights are apparently always on, year-round - we loved that. TRULY great service by Kevin and wonderful, warm conversation with Johnny Roastbeef. Appetizers of stuffed mushrooms were divine, Rigatoni was delish, as was the prosecco as was the dessert, which was on the house for our Anniversary. Nice. After the meal i walked the entire restaurant and I didn't realize that the area by the fireplace in the room near the back was so quiet and calm - different vibe all around. You want to feel like a New Yorker, sit in the front room. You want to mellow out on the West Coast, sit in the back room. Rao's - whatever you want, they got. We will back - really great night!
  27. SL

    SusanL

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great vibes. Great wine and a FAB host in Johnny. Loved it!
  28. AL

    AngelicaL

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about Raos. Food, service, ambience were all top notch!
  29. VE

    VictorE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was freaking delicious. Took my gf for her birthday and we went home extremely satisfied and loved our leftovers for work! get those lil potato things!
  30. EH

    ElaineH

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the best! And as you walk through the restaurant, there’s this feeling that every table is having a great time!
  31. JB

    JulieB

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love RAO's! great bar and our favorite veal chop parm
  32. BB

    BillB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. Loved our booth! Loved our waiter, Michael! Going back next Sunday for their special Sunday Sauce Night!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent.
  34. NI

    NickI

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here often 4-6 times a year, We ordered Egg Plant Parmigiana this sitting, the wife said texture was a little different this time, I had some and Thought it was delicious, but the wife orders this all the time here. Other then that meal timing, service, everything over the top!!
  35. GB

    GaryB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails, wine list and service were all outstanding. Huge portions, so go there on an empty stomach!
  36. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal at Rao’s and very friendly efficient staff. Dinner was perfect and guests said Wow I am going to come back here soon !
  37. NC

    NotaCleanFreak

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    order appetizers and primi plates and a house salad - service was slow and we had to ask to be waited on after sitting in our booth for 10 minutes - food came out to quick not enough time between courses - didn't look too busy so didn't understand this...would go again
  38. LA

    LAMex

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    I've been wanting to go to this restaurant for some time -- as I do really like their retail products. Having said that, I was a bit surprised at the menu prices...$40.00 for a single serving of spaghetti marinara and meatballs I felt was expensive. Certainly not a place to take a family that is on a budget. Food was OK not great. Restaurant interior is "old school" NYC Italian -- dark and quiet.
  39. T

    Traveler

    San Francisco

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the decor and ambience. Dinner service was not rushed. House salad was of generous size with lots of different lettuces and vegetables. Easy to share. The pasta dishes are very tasty. Lots of choices of protein. Uncle Vincent’s Lemon Chicken is a classic! Definitely worth a visit!
  40. D

    Dreckster

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience; great service; good food. An overall wonderful experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 1844 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Rao's Hollywood

1006 Seward Street, Hollywood, CA 90038

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highland and Santa Monica

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking $10 or street parking nearby.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wesley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 962-7267

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Rao's can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Patrick Hickey: (877) 649-4594

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