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    Miceli's: Great Italian Food With a Song

    by Basaic Written Oct 9, 2007

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    Cute and a great voice
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    The Miceli family started with a restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard in 1949. They expanded and opened another one in Universal City in 1980. Miceli's on the inside is full of dark wood, comfortable seating and murals of Italian street scenes. There is a piano and a drum set in the center of the restaurant, and your waiter or waitress is likely to get up and sing. The songs range from older pop songs like "I Can't Stop Loving You" to selections from Puccini.

    Favorite Dish: I had some very good veal parmagiana with spagetti.

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    Ben & Jerry's: Who doesn't like Ice Cream?

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 20, 2007

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    We stopped here so the boys could have desert and they really enjoy it, yet I thought the prices was outragous, yet I can appreciate what it must cost for a business to rent a spot along the trendy Citywalk. With that said, its cool!

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    Louie's Pizza & Pasta since 1961: Authentic Italian cuisine

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 20, 2007

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    Louie's Pizza & Pasta is supposely known for their authentic Italian cuisine and recipes passed down from the Coppelo family of Italy. Neat pictures on the walls of all Italian actors over the years. They had these huge 20' pizzas that many of the young folk were putting their money together to get. As it turns out the table next to us had actual Italian students who couldn't finish and offer some to my sons. Ha, the bottomless pits they are, they gobbled the rest up. I was happy because I didn't have to pay for seconds...Yay! I had the Lasagna and it was pretty good. It's pricey, but so is everything in the park. At least I felt I wasn't eating junk food!
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    Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: All Kinds of Shrimp

    by Basaic Written Oct 24, 2007

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    If you like seafood, you have to stop at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. They have about every type of shrimp mentioned in the movie, plus some. The decor has lots of heavy wood and memorabilia from the movie and the south. There are license tags on each table (see photo) that say Run, Forrest Run (if you don't need anything) and Stop, Forrest Stop (if you need the waiter/waitress. Service was very responsive.

    Favorite Dish: I had one of the shrimp variety plates and it was fantastic. Later we stopped back and I had one of their mixed drinks in a keepsake glass. I will not fail to stop here again if I am near one. Open daily at 11 AM.

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    Saddle Ranch Chop House: Urban Cowboy

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A very trendy hangout for the locals that it hip hop western style. Kind of what you see on the outside it pretty much the inside, very western decor. The music is loud and has Texas-sized drinks.They have karaoke night and weekends full of dancing under a huge tented patio right on the CityWalk.

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    Buca di Beppo: Italian Tradition

    by Yaqui Written May 28, 2009

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    These restaurants are awesome. There is one in Vegas and we enjoyed the food, decore and the service. Buca di Beppo is an authentic Italian restaurant that offers flavorful Italian dining for family and friends while keeping the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. In the spirit of Italian culture, the dishes are served family style and are meant to be shared. So if you are hungry, you'll love this place.

    Favorite Dish: Love the meatballs..yum.

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    Hard Rock Cafe: Rock-In-Roll Fun

    by Yaqui Written May 28, 2009

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    This place is usually always jumping and at times crowded, so expect that. We have been in here a couple of times and enjoyed the decor and the energy. Food and service was good. It is fun, trendy, but can be a little loud. It is a hangout for many celebrities, so keep an eye out.

    Sun - Thur 11:00AM - 12:00AM
    (Kitchen closes at 10:00PM)
    Fri - Sat 11:00AM - 1:00AM
    (Kitchen closes at 12:00AM)
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    Sun - Thur 11:00AM - 12:00AM
    Fri - Sat 11:00AM - 1:00AM
    Rock Shop:
    Sun - Thur 10:00AM - 12:00AM
    Fri - Sat 10:00AM - 1:00AM *

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    Mercado Chocolaté Loco: Got Chocolate?

    by Yaqui Written May 28, 2009

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    Love this mural wall!

    This place can be hazardous especially if you love chocolate. It boast: "2,000 square feet of chocolate heaven. Chocolaté Loco salutes the Aztec origin of chocolate with handmade Mexican confections, chocolate covered fresh jalapeños or habeñero brownies.
    A hot cocoa bar offers a variety of hot cocoas." I walked in and walked out, I was afraid of having a chocolate overload. Believe me it was tough, but it allllllll looked good!

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    Camacho's Cantina: If You Need Mexican Food

    by Basaic Written Oct 24, 2007

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    Camacho's Cantina

    Camacho's Cantina is easy to find just look for the big bronze caballero and the big wooden doors. Decor is better than your typical Mexican Restaurant, with lots of wood and dim lighting. The menu includes a wide variety of Mexican food all of which seems to be well prepared. Definitely worth a stop. Camacho's is open from 11 AM to 11 PM Sunday through Thursday and 11 AM to 12 AM Friday and Saturday. Save money on drinks (like their great Margaritas during happy hour, Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 7 PM.

    Favorite Dish: Try the quesadillas, and the steak fajitas, with peppers and caramelized onions. Great Margaritas. If you want to skip the alcohol try the cinnamon horchata.

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    Hard Rock Cafe: Great Food Great Atmosphere

    by Basaic Written Oct 24, 2007

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    Another [place you can stop for great food and a great atmosphere is the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood here at Universal City Walk. Just look for the 78 foot tall neon Fender Stratocaster. There are guitars all over the place. The chandeliers consist of saxophones. There is a burnt orange 57 Cadillac rotating over the main bar. Good food, great decor, good service, live bands, what more do you need? Open 11 AM to 12 AM Sunday through Thursday and 11 AM to 1 AM Friday and Saturday.

    Favorite Dish: Everything is very good.

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    Bubba Gump Universal City Walk: Run Bubba Run

    by machomikemd Written Nov 27, 2009

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    one of my favorites. Almost everyone is familiar with the movie "Forrest Gump," and this is an excellent commercial adaptation of that theme and story in a fun eatery. Launched in 1996 by Viacom Consumer Products and the Rusty Pelican Company, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. became the first theme restaurant inspired by a film. The restaurant has also gained fame for its unique paging system consisting of two license plates on the tables marked "Run Forrest Run" from Jenny's famous quote and "Stop Forrest Stop" based on the signs used to help Forrest when he played football at the University of Alabama. The red "Stop Forrest Stop" sign is used to signal that a table needs service and the blue "Run Forrest Run" means that all is well.

    Hours:
    Mon-Thu. 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    Fri-Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    Favorite Dish: The menu consists mostly of shrimp dishes, but also other seafood, as well as Southern and Cajun cuisine. Of the company's menu, the company's CEO says (quoting from the movie) that "shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried, there's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. Th-that's about it."

    But I also ate A Orpillo Crab for $ 20.99 and and my friends ate the simple Burgers and the chiken fajitas and pasta. Also tryp their special cocktails like Bayou Surpise and Delta Sunset for $ 7.50, Perfect!

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  • I think we went to this 60's...

    by su_jen Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I think we went to this 60's look-a-like restaurant in the park itself. They served 'OKIE' food, like usual, theme parks don't have that much of good food. But, it's good enough to fill up your empty and hungry stomach after all the rides and excitement.
    Like usual, parks like these offer OK food for a wee bit higher price, and worse of all, you can't bring in your own food hehe Drinks too cost a fortune in there.

    Favorite Dish: Fries + ketchup

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    Jodi Maronis Sausage Kingdom: Beef Frankfurters, French Fries, Americana!

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 27, 2009

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    This Sausage extravaganza was initally just a hole in the wall stall in beach tourist trap area of Venice Beach in the early 80's and due to word of mouth and juicy, meaty and plump sausages (He called it "haut dogs" since they are so uncommom that he added not only beef but , chicken and duck and lamb and pork and added in all kinds of natural flavorings such as cilantro, oranges, tangerines, figs, corn and apples. Some of them even had beer or tequila for additional flavor and moisture) became soo popular that other branches started sprouting everywhere. This Branch is in Universal City Walk and is always filled with lots of people.

    Easy on the Wallet!

    Opens: Daily 11am-9pm

    Favorite Dish: aside from the usual beef hotdogs, which we did not order to try the other wonderful styles of hotdog, tequila chicken sausage made with jalapeños, corn, and lime is a best seller (hey I love to buy tequila chicken at target and Costco). sweet Italian sausage is also good and the Spicy Chicken Andouille Sausage is also a knockout. Prices starts from $ 5 w/o drinks and fries and $ 8 with both.

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    Dining Areas at Universal City Walk: Restaurants at Universal City Walk

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 31, 2012
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    there are lots of dining options at the Universal City Walk and you can have your fill of grub before entering the universal studios. Universal CityWalk caters to every taste, representing nearly every food genre available. CityWalk's dining ranges from casual to more sophisticated dining to quick service eateries and for any type of budget.

    opens: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: CASUAL DINING


    Andrew's Panda Inn
    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
    Buca di Beppo
    Camacho's Cantina
    Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood
    Jillian's
    Johnny Rockets Restaurant & Sports Lounge
    Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
    Karl Strauss Brewing Company
    Saddle Ranch Chop House
    Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge
    Tony Roma's
    Wasabi at CityWalk ®
    Wolfgang Puck Bistro


    QUICK SERVICES EATERIES


    Antonio's Pizzeria
    Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom
    KFC Express/Pizza Hut Express
    Panda Express
    Pink's Famous Hot Dogs
    Subway
    Taco Bell
    The Crêpe Café
    The Flame Broiler
    Tommy's World Famous Hamburgers


    Snacks & Refreshments


    Ben and Jerry's
    Cinnabon
    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
    IT'SUGAR
    Jamba Juice
    Popcornopolis
    Starbucks Coffee
    Wetzel's Pretzels
    Yogurtlan

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    Bucca Di Beppo: Really Huge Servings of Italian Family Restaurant

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 31, 2012
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    this is my favorite italian restaurant if you want to super size your eating pleasures vie their "Buca Size" meals for the family. This Classic southern italian family style joint is one of the popular dining venues at the universal City Walk for their huge family meals to share and reasonable prices. The name roughly translates as "Joe's Basement" (buca, which literally means "hole," can be a slang word for basement or cellar, and Beppo is a nickname for Giuseppe, the Italian form of "Joseph", in Southern Italy). The food at Buca di Beppo is served family style, each item served à la carte and shared among the dining party, the chain is owned by Planet Hollywood group. Each room at Buca is themed, and all restaurants have a Pope table -- the largest single table, round, in a room by itself, with a bust of the Pope as centerpiece -- and kitchen table -- a table, usually inset to the wall, directly across from the main kitchen, at which the waiter and chefs will converse with you and allow you to sample many dishes.

    Hours

    Mon - Thurs:
    11am-9pm
    Fri:
    11am-11pm
    Sat:
    11am-11pm
    Sun:
    11am-9pm

    Favorite Dish: the Buca Size Meals! each bucca di beppo restaurant has many selections in it's varied menu from the single serve sizes to the "buca size" meals and these are classic italian italian american fare like peperroni pizza, fried calamari, chianti braised short ribs, penne arrabiata and more. prices vary if the meals are ordered single srve, small buca size (good for 2) or large buca size (good for 4 or more). they also have their in house wine plus an extensive selections of other wines.

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