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Cicada
Italian Restaurant$$$
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617 S Olive St Los Angeles, CA 90014
617 South Olive StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90014
(213) 488-9488cicadarestaurant.com
$$$Italian Restaurant, Bar
Italian Restaurant
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Today Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday 5:30 – 9:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 9:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 9:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 9:00 pmSunday 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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Italian fare gets a Californian twist at this glamorous, art deco supper club with big band nights.- Google
"Food was decent, the risotto was my favorite."
"Art deco everything all original from when the place 1st was build."
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Christopher Teeter
in the last week
A historic building with a great atmosphere, the wait staff was excellent and very nice to us. A friend was having a private event in the upstairs lounge so we figured we would have dinner before heading to the party. The reason for the four stars is that everything was perfect until we reached the end of the meal. The creme brûlée wasn't great and their selection of brandy was limited. Overall, the valet was quick and the atmosphere was great. Definitely would return!
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Chris Alexander
2 weeks ago
I was shooting a wedding at the venue last year with my wife. The catering manager tripped on someone's equipment (not ours) and took it upon himself to yell at my wife even after she explained to him that it was not our equipment. I was upstairs scoping out good shooting angles when it went down. I came back to my wife crying. It took a LOT of restraint. Moral of the story is that I will never shoot there again.
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Hanae K
11 months ago
The closest Gatsby-esque moment I've experienced. Stunning ladies in their flapper attire being twirled around by gents sporting a bow-tie on a Sunday night. Live 20s band singing, playing the piano, dancing, etc. That feeling that you're in another era was priceless. Right when you walk in you wouldn't believe that this is in downtown LA. You don't have to pay for dinner to enjoy this. Sunday nights (with cover) they'll have live music and a lounge upstairs in the back to rest your feet after hours of swing dancing. DINNER: we got a great seat with an amazing server. It's a one table per night seating (so the table is all yours that whole night). Food was decent, the risotto was my favorite. Alcohol was ok. You're paying for the experience and the great service. Evertime we stood up to explore/take pics/dance, we saw the server refold our napkin. I've only seen people do that at club33 and CUT. If you still want to enjoy the 20s after dinner, I recommend walking over to Varnish. They have live 1920s music as well. R.Gadget suggested this place to my bf. Thanks Gadget!!!
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clay sten
a year ago
I went to have dinner and the food was very poor. Service is not that good. No Parking only valet parking - and good luck, it appeared our vehicle was not safe to leave alone in their unsecured lot. Downtown Los Angeles is creepy. I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Danvir Singh
6 months ago
Truly magical experience! A time-capsule that takes you back to the era that F. Scott Fitzgerald invoked in "The Great Gatsby." Men dressed to the nines with their 3-piece suits and fedoras, women dressed like goddesses in their flapper dresses. What's not to love. Came through with a group of 8 for a birthday party and were very impressed with the entertainment supplied. A band ripped and rolled through a selection of jazz standards that had everyone swing-dancing and slow-dancing the night away. The bar can be a tad on the slow side concocting your drinks but other then that this place is a sure fire winner for any of those who are looking to have a classy evening on the town.
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Jose Amaral Jr
12 months ago
Amazing and extremely unique! Art deco everything all original from when the place 1st was build. Sundays you will find Maxwell DeMille's vintage night with live band and entertainment to the jazz Era years. The food although is a bit expensive is well worth to have! Be sure to make reservations or call ahead in case they are closed for private event the they host from private, corporate or film Hoots as well. Most memorable scene that comes to mind is on the "Pretty Woman" film dinner scene. Beside the it can be seen on numerous other films. Bruce all mighty, and several music videos and commercials as well.
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Curtis Jacques
4 months ago
We went for the brunch. Good food globally but not overwhelming. The experience is unfortunately lowered by the crowded space + the too loud music.
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Mike Seely
2 years ago
When you go downtown LA and you see all the old buildings, you wonder what it must have been like in the old days. I understand for you Easterners and Europeans, 80 years ago isn't all that long ago. But here in SoCal that was a while ago. When you walk into Cicada you are taken back to the 20s or 30s and you see what what intricate workmanship looks like. It's a delight to be there. The food was good and the service terrific. You have to stop by sometime to enjoy a complete experience of yester-year. Oh and the music is often incredible and from the old days also.
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