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.
A perfect evening
I just love Rao's Hollywood!!! I brought two colleagues with me, it was their first time there.
We had such a good time! The food was, as always, delicious, and our server efficient and
drole. Amber at the front door was absolutely charming and delightful! The only bad news
was that Johnny Roastbeef, who I adore, was off that night. I can't wait to go back to Rao's
Hollwood...when Johnny is there, and Amber too!!!
Food was fantastic. Prices are a bit steep but that's not unexpected for a good restaurant here in Los Angeles.
Our waiter was very amiable, attentive and gave us the background of the New York location and family.
What a fun evening and I will definitely return.
It is everything that I hoped it would be. Everything was right on the money.
As always Rao’s is our top choice for our family birthday dinners or just when we want great Italian. We are from the east coast so we totally acknowledge good Italian food. We always enjoy the baked clams and the chicken Milanese. My husband got the lobster drs diabolo which was literally a pound of pasta. Absolutely delish. We miss the potato croquet that used to be on the menu wish they put it back! Love always being greeted by Johnny.
Great food great atmosphere
Real ITALIAN. Menu
This is the place to get classic Italian with amazing service. I had probably the best carbonara of my life. I suggest letting your waiter pick some options they will surprise and amaze you. Plus the atmosphere is perfect. Dark paneled walls, fantastic bar and a inner courtyard.
I loved this place
A favorite of mine. Outstanding food & service! A true classic!
My wife and I do a play and dinner night on a regular basis. We try never to go to the San restaurant twice but this may require a few visits to try all the great food and warm and friendly service. Gabriel at the bar was pleasant and informative. We followed his recommendations and were very happy with our evening.
I love the meatballs. Everything we ordered was delicious.
Our server was excellent and made some awesome suggestions. The food was amazing. The only downside was our little 2 seater booth. Could barely put all our food on the table along with our bottle of wine
The music was way too loud. Even people with good hearing struggled to catch the conversation.
We always have an amazing experience when we dine at Rao’s. The staff is so friendly and attentive. The service is always great and the food is absolutely delicious.
Food was excellent as was the service.
We loved this restaurant. We went to try the Sunday Gravy dinner and Jonathon, our great waiter, suggested since this was our first time we try a variety of dishes. He was right. We had a meatball, yum, seafood salad, to die for, bone in veal parm and pasta carbonarra. All were amazing and we had leftovers. This restaurant is on a side street off of SM Blvd in Hollywood and does no advertising. I would give it 11 or 12 out of 10. It is real old school Italian and just wonderful.
Best Italian food I’ve had in LA. Waitress was excellent and knew about every dish, how it’s made, and was very helpful and attentive.
This is the place for a legit Italian food experience.
The food at Rao's is fabulous and the service great!
Old style Italian American where one can imagine that the food was once as good as the atmosphere still is. Sometimes that helpls the food taste a little better, especially the signature meatballs.
Having a family business meal
What a great
Place to dine.
Always amazing. Love the meatballs
Exactly as touted. Do not miss them meatballs.
Amazing- every aspect was incredible...lots of easy charm here, from the owner, server & busser to the food and ambiance, and I must give special mention to the cheesecake, wow. Most of all, it’s not trying to be anything it’s not, while being everything you’d ever want.
Incredible food, attentive & friendly servers. Love this place. We did my husbands 40th bday dinner here and everyone left the place raving about how delicious the food was and how well we were taken care of.
Some of the best Italian food in LA.
Just not impressed with the food or the service. The one in New York is still great, the one in LA well sequels aren’t always as good as the original.
Great place for Italian food
Rao’s lived up to all the hype. Close your eyes and you’re in Manhattan.
The Porterhouse and Fritto Misto are hard to beat.
The food, service, and ambience were equally fantastic. The manager and two additional gentlemen support the server and the friendly conversation make you feel like you’re at a house party. The food came quick, hot and delicious. We started with the outstanding meatballs followed with a seafood dish, two pastas and finished with the cheesecake, it’s a must. We plan to return on the the second Saturday of every month for table 13 until we have tasted everything on the menu. Thank you for the fabulous experience.
Absolutely amazing people and food there.
Excellent food, great service and a fun venue! The outdoor patio is a fun addition to the space. Will definitely be back!
We went to Rao's for Sunday dinner and, like always, everything was perfect. Johnathan was out waiter, and he is the absolute best. He is attentive, thorough, and very personable. And of course, the martinis made by Gabriel were spot on! It is always a pleasure dining at Rao's.
We enjoyed the special Sunday supper only available in Sunday’s. It was amazing. Love Raos. I only use there sauce you can buy. Awesome food.
Awesome - love this place
The food was delicious but Johnny Roast beef made it an extra special night. ! Can’t wait to go back when I am back in town
Good always delicious! New York style.
Food mediocre. Waiter unprofessional. Overpriced
Birthday for my wife, everything was wonderful.
Absolutely fabulous me and my family will recommend to friends and family. We will be back.
It was a fabulous evening spent with our best friends.
The entire staff made us feel so welcomed.
It is truly a very very special place that we love!