RJ and I have decided that one of our resolutions this year is to try a new restaurant each week. It gives us an opportunity to go on dates and spend quality time together away from the millions of obligations we try to juggle and also an opportunity to explore more of Los Angeles. Our method is to just hop on Yelp and pick something and give it a whirl. Miceli’s Italian was our first choice, and let’s say we begin this resolution, not with a bang, but with a fizzle.
The restaurant is situated right in the heart of the tourist mecca that is Hollywood and Highland, but we decided it would be a good idea since it’s a short walk and how can anyone screw up Italian? Haha, little did we know.
To be fair, the restaurant is super old so they must be doing something right, but it wasn’t the bruschetta or the chicken lasagna or the veal francaise. They did have a really cool piano player who was extremely jovial and vibrant but I doubt he would be enough to bring back repeat business. One of the reviews I read on Yelp suggested to get plastered on alcohol before trying the food, but I couldn’t even finish my white wine since it was served at the same temperature as RJ’s red wine.
The waitress was awesome though, so at least there’s that. Service was definitely not an issue, so I made sure to tip appropriately. The problem was the food.
I’m sorry to come across so snobby – I hate it when people become so critical of our YouTube channel and here I am doing exactly what I hate haha. But hopefully future restaurants will be better and I hope you guys are excited about following our journey around new restaurants in Los Angeles!
I think having a running rank of the restaurants we visit will be cool, so let’s get it started. Obviously, since we’ve only tried one restaurant, the list is easy so far. Let us know in the comments if you’ve ever had poor food/service at a particular Italian restaurant before (enough to merit remembering). It might help out a future restaurant goer!
1. Miceli’s Italian