Miceli Restaurant Hollywood
1646 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 466-4391
Fax Number: (323) 466-4391
Fax: (323) 466-4391
Miceli's - Hollywood
Good For Groups: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Family Style, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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A five-star restaurant it ain't, but Miceli's is classic old-school Hollywood, with a cozy vibe that perfectly complements the comfort-style Italian dishes. Also, kudos go to the owners for asking people to stay off their mobile phones and devices while in the restaurant.
11/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
MY BOYFRIEND IS 1/2 ITALIAN AND WANTED TO GO HERE, FOR THE 1ST TIME FOR BOTH OF US, FOR HIS 27TH BDAY. EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL UNTIL WE LEFT............. THE DECOR IS ECCENTRIC AND RUSTIC, THE LIVE MUSIC WAS BEAUTIFUL AND NON-INTRUSIVE, THE FOOD AND BEVERAGES WERE DIVINE, THE ""HAPPY BDAY SONG"" FROM OUR WAITER WAS INCREDIBLY GLORIOUS, ETC.
THE PROBLEM WAS AT THE END OF THE EVENING WHEN I ASKED FOR MY ENTREE, ETC. TO BE WRAPPED ""TO GO"", WHICH I PREFER TO DO MYSELF FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, BUT THIS TIME ALLOWED OUR WAITER TO TAKE CARE OF IT. BIG, BIG MISTAKE.
HE RETURNED WITH A LARGE WHITE ""PAPER"" BAG AND WE LEFT SHORTLY AFTERWARDS.
I PUT THE ""TO-GO BAG"" ON THE FLOOR BEHIND ME, BEHIND THE DRIVER'S SEAT. IT SEEMED STABLE AND I ASSUMED EVERYTHING WAS CONTAINED ""PROFESSIONALLY"" SINCE THIS RESTAURANT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 50 YEARS AND SO THEY PROBABLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING RE PACKAGING THEIR FOOD. WRONG!!!
WHEN WE ARRIVED TO MY BF'S APT, I TOOK THE WHITE BACK OUT OF THE BACKSEAT, AND QUICKLY REALIZED THE SEAFOOD BROTH FROM MY Linguini Pescatore 18.95 Clams, Mussels, Calamari, Scallops, Shrimp & Fish. Garlic, Lemon, White Wine. in a Red or White Seafood Broth
SOAKED THROUGH THE RETARDED WHITE ""PAPER"" CHINESE FOOD CONTAINER AND THE RETARDED WHITE ""PAPER"" BAG IT WAS IN. WTF???!!!
SO, NOW, MY CAR REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKS LIKE SEAFOOD AND GARLIC. NICE.
I CALLED TO SPEAK WITH THE MANAGER THE NEXT DAY AND LEFT A MESSAGE WITH PAIGE.
HE DIDN'T CALL ME BACK.
I CALLED AGAIN AND SPOKE WITH SOME GUY WHO TOLD ME THE MESSAGE WAS THERE, SO THE MANAGER SHOULD BE CONTACTING ME SOON.
NO PHONE CALL YET.
SO, I LOST 90% OF MY $19 DELICIOUS ENTREE, MY CAR HAS REEKED SINCE 11/18, AND I HAVEN'T HAD THE TIME OR MONEY TO GET IT THE FLOOR SHAMPOOED.
PERHAPS THIS ""REVIEW"" WILL MAKE THE MANAGER RE-THINK ""IGNORING ME"" AND COUGH UP $100 OR SO FOR HAVING SUCH IDIOTIC STAFF PACKAGING SEAFOOD W/ GARLIC BROTH IN PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!
DON'T WRAP SEAFOOD W/ BROTH IN PAPER U IDIOTS!!
EVEN I KNOW THAT AND I'VE NEVER OWNED A RESTAURANT, LET ALONE FOR OVER 50 YEARS!!
09/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have been going to BLD for sometime and have never had a bad experience. Everyone knows they job and do it very well, but never get in the way of your dining experience. The food is always good and a great wine selection. And I like the fact that the tables aren't too close together that you can hear someone else conversation. It's a great place to go for the 2nd date...
02/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We had a party of 12 celebrating a birthday - mixed group of adults and young adults. We made a routine request at the beginning of the meal for two checks - No Can Do! - we were told. The pipsqueak manager came by and said for 30 years they don't do this and that's the way it is.
Well, appears he wasn't done then as he stopped by - unasked, mind you - and proceeded to repeat this again with a little more edginess in his voice. We hadn't even ordered yet.
Where's the service - especially in today's economy?
The waitress countermanded the manager and did split it into two checks - but we weren't done with the manager just yet!
When we tried to pay, I picked up seven people and the other five struggled to figure theirs out - they kindly added 18% graturity to the bills - don't have a problem with that when you're provided good service - but this was very questionable by this time.
One young adult asked to get his total separate so he could pay with a credit card - the manager proceeded to acted up - again - in front of customers waiting to get in and went on a virtual tirade insulting us that we weren't even as competent as thirteen year olds to split a bill! He even called the cops because by this time the person with the credit card said he wasn't going to be insulted like that and refused to pay.
The manager -I referred to him as a pipsqueak previously because he was a little man with a chip on his shoulder, obviously - turned to me and yelled at me as to what was I looking at and I was not welcome anymore and to get out - mind you, I had said nothing and had already paid! All over providing some assistance and some service to split out a bill.
The food was mediocre - although we did enjoy hearing the staff sing. It definately was not worth the rudeness of this man! Steer clear - there's a lot of other fun and fine dining in LA.
Miceli's is a classic Italian restaurant, like something out of 'Lady and the Tramp.' No pretention here, just genuine comfort food and digs. The singing waiter is a kick, and the restaurant's ban on cell phones is particularly wonderful. It's like stepping back to a simpler, less obnoxious time.
01/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Excellent ""take out"" perfectly prepared and packaged for entertaining at home rather then cooking. Everyone was very impressed with the meal and I did not have to cook for hours. I ordered a range of appetizers and salads and entrees. I ordered before I left work and picked it up on my way home, Everything was ready and neat packages. They helped me to my car with the packages and gave me reheating instructions. I had plenty for everyone and left overs or the next night. I was able to work a full work day , serve a perfect dinner and clean up was a snap (NO PANS TO CLEAN). I can not recommend their takeout and delivery service enough. When you do not have time to prepare dinner for entertaining at home this is the perfect solution. Thank you Miceli's Your friendly, welcoming style and great food explains why you have run a great restaurant in the difficult Hollywood market for an amazing 59 years.
01/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This was by far the most disappointing dining experience I've ever had!! The pizza (which is supposed to be a signature item) was really bad. It was still raw in the middle and looked like it came from a freezer. We sent it back immediately. I wouldn't even have fed it to my dog. It was inedible! My lasagna was covered in 2 inches of indigestible cheese and it was piping hot in some areas and cold in others. Clearly this was just thrown in the microwave.
The fried calamari was equally disappointing. Instead of tasting bad it had no taste at all!
Do yourself a favor..skip this place!!!!
01/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
One of the worst dinning experiences of my life, not because of the food, which was great, but because the waiter simply would not leave us alone. Upon arrival he berates us for not ordering alcohol, and then when I didn't order salad he gave us a (no joke) 10 minute lecture on why you have to eat salad before the main course. This was only the beginning. Throughout our entire meal he was hanging over us talking about this and that, and just generally ruining our experience. We gave him several hints that we weren't interested in his stories and in fact I even asked him if he was on coca1ne because he was talking so much. The manager had to ask him several times to get food or greet other customers as his attention was on us the entire time. The food was delicious, but i will only be returning for take out
11/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I haven't been here in a while, but at one point I was coming at least once a week. I've never been here on a weekend, so I dont know about the whole reservation thing, but on weekday evenings it's fantastic -- that's when they have the piano player and the blonde singing waitress (who totally sounds like she should be on a Disney soundtrack) sings along in a very strong vibrato. The vibe is home-like and the pasta dishes aren't outrageously delicious, but they're also not bad. You have to try it here at least once - it's great for groups and kids, but like I said, i dont know what it's like on weekends.
08/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I haven't been to Miceli's in awhile but I've been meaning to get back there. Last time I had a pretty god experience while there for a friends birthday dinner. Go check it out if you haven't been there, it's an L.A. institution.....and you're not....
07/27/2007Provided by Citysearch -
When my boyfriend told me we were having Italian this is definitely not what I had expected. From outside the place looked kinda weird but inside it was the nicest place! It felt like grandma's house with its warm and cozy atmosphere. Just a look around the fully decorated room and I could tell many of the customers were regulars. The waiter was extremely pleasant and it was evident he enjoyed his job. Our food came right away and it was good! We both got lasagna and I can't wait to go back to try more of their dishes! Our singing waiter just added the final touch of perfection and I cant wait to go back!
07/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
It's a really neat looking place with a nice atmosphere. Wine bottles hanging from the ceiling, the wait-staff singing showtunes, but the food is absolutely terrible and dramatically over-priced. The bill was over $100 for four people, two of whom split something. If you like flavorless, rubbery over-boiled chicken than you'll love this place because thats how they serve it. The red sauce is inedible as well.
Usually I can overlook the food if the service is good. We sat for almost 15 minutes before anybody ever came to our table. You'd think with a full bar, they'd have something on tap, but when asked the selection, the waiter responded, ""Nothing on tap."" and moved on as though I no longer existed. Water it is, I suppose.
We went to the Olive Garden a few weeks ago and that meal far exceeded this one in terms of food, service, price, and overall experience. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Steer Clear.
03/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've never been to New York, but my friend who has says this is the closest in L.A. for cozy, old fashioned ambiance and good, simple, satisfying Italian food. I love the pasta with Italian sausage and peppers. The live music is comforting too, just a piano player and a singer who was around when the standards were written. It's a piece of old Hollywood with food that'll make you happy to come back.