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Bestia

4.7
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4077 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
A multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4077 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSharonR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Bestia never disappoints.

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NadiaS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I’ve been coming here for years and didn’t expect the menu to change during Covid all the faves were gone mainly the little gem salad and the Pana cotta.. hopefully you guys bring this back by the next time I done. It wasn’t super busy like normal so I expected service to be exceptional and our server only came to table 3 times

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notvegan13
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Of course all restaurants are dealing with the Covid-19 issues. We had a great experience. Bestia is following all the protocols that are mandated and then some. We felt it was safe. Food of course was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional

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AvetisD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly it was amazing, the food blew our minds, and they are trying really hard to make it a good time despite all that’s going on, did not mind at all that our table was in the parking light, they made it cute and gave my girl a blanket like how awesome is that, found where that next stimulus check is going :)

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MattW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. Would recommend the bone marrow to anyone who visits. With the necessary changes related to COVID-19 the ambiance suffered a little, but it was still a very pleasurable experience, made better by the wonderful staff there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bestia never fails. Everything was perfection. Even with the new Covid standards in place we felt safe while feeling taken care of. Service still attentive as can be. Food on point. Had to get ANOTHER bone marrow at the end of dinner because the addiction is real :)

Grateful they are still open through the pandemic and for the staff that is navigating thru these new steps of service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went for his birthday! It was absolutely amazing we sat next to the fig trees outside and just loved the vibe! The food was really delicious as well! We are thinking of going again soon!

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Joselin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Came in late Saturday 10PM, first time there, I get it’s COVID times but our server was SO rude like almost rushing us out bc he didn’t even want to serve us or something. Briefly explains the menu... they had maybe like 3 apps out of their whole list, NO pizza at all, and out of some of their other plates and one dessert. I expected a lot more out this restaurant. I get it was a late reso but a call before hand letting us know they were out of pretty much their whole menu, would’ve been nice. Only thing worth it was the Cavatelli but even that didn’t make my experience there any better....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Jon, was knowledgeable and very friendly. For starters we ordered the mussels and they were FANTASTIC. I had to refrain from ordering more bread to soak up the broth; it was very delicious. For the main course we ordered the Spagjetti Rustichella. The portion size was small but the flavors were great. I would recommend ordering 3-4 things to split and to leave full. Would highly recommend this place and I am looking forward to visiting the sister restaurant.

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vipAbeZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Pasta portions are way too small. One person has to order two pasta dishes, and would still be hungry.

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vipsusan
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GReat food and service . Good job. Hang in there . This will be over soon

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best gnocchi ever

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vipRosaG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We very much enjoyed our first visit and can’t wait to go back. It would have been nice if they had brought out a small dessert to celebrate the birthday occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Everything went well, drinks were not strong enough, we had to spend over 100$ to get a buzz

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff did a great job given the parameters and precaution due to COVID-19.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10’s across the board! Food, ambiance, music, all on point.

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vipJDAKD13
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Phenomenal service, food and they did a great job with social distancing and protecting both servers and clients. Did I say how incredible the food was? OMG.

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JoeY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always

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GonzaloP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I always celebrate our birthday here. We were skeptical about eating out with the pandemic and all. Once we saw how much precaution the entire staff took we, were at ease and ready to eat! Literally, anything you order is exceptional! Thank you Bestia, you always make our birthday special.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! Bone marrow was delicious I truly missed it. Lamb neck and the Ribeye were off the charts! Drinks spot on

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ritaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of our favorite restaurants and they had organized it well to accommodate folks in the patio as a result of COVID. Food always is exceptional.

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vipJCMCB
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!!!! We come here at least once a month!!

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WardyP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The overhype and the fact that you can't get a reservation within months out does justify this place as a must. Don't get me wrong, it's good food and and an experience but I would not go back considering the efforts it takes just to get in. Definitely experience it once.

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RobertZ
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Despite our current situation Bestia proved a great experience. Explored some dishes and was mainly satisfied. Will definitely come back to try the other dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad the outdoor accommodations were made. My and i love going here. Food is always great and the menu is too dialed down due to covid. All in all, would always recommend the beast.

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KatrinaJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bestia is the best! As soon as I leave I make reservations for the next visit as it takes a while to get in this very popular restaurant.

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vipDanielN
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This Is My Favorite Restaurant Barr None!!! I'm Glad they are Open!! If you Haven't been here GET HERE!! You won't be disappointed!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first outdoor dining experience with Bestia during the pandemic and they did a wonderful job keeping us safe, serving the best dishes and offering wonderful service.

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Florence
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go here every year for my birthday. I love it! I just wish they would put back the roasted cauliflower on the menu but other than that it's great.

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EnerA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first time at Bestia celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday. We ordered 5 meals and everything was remarkably delicious. Our waiter brought out each meal in the order that he felt would make the flavors flow and compliment each other and it was amazing. Every dish had just enough flavor and nothing was too overwhelming or heavy. Everything was equally delicious that we can not decide what our favorite dish would be. We ordered the roasted bone marrow, umami pizza, cavatelli alla norcina, porcino rubbed Wagyu ribeye, and finished of with the chocolate budino tart and washed it all down with two chef’s old fashion. We will definitely include Bestia for our future date nights.

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vipKayM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was some what exotic, flavorful and different. Many options for healthy choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals in Los Angeles! 😍

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

We were so extremely excited to come back here after they reopened post-Covid. We prepared ourselves for things being different, but it was just disappointing overall. The menu is very limited, they don’t allow any modifications (even taking something off which would actually save them money), they claimed they were keeping their distance bc of the virus, but since they didn’t have a wine list, the somm brought over tons of bottles to show us on the table which I don’t understand would be any safer/cleaner than just having a wine menu. Even if that menu would be on a QR code on our phones which would be better. Most restaurants have exceeded our expectations during this time and have gone above and beyond. Went to Mozza last night and they were UHMAZING. I used to enjoy Bestia way more than Mozza, but my mind has been entirely changed.

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vipAngelaLA
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The marrow and gnochetti is better every time. And our server Shalomar was amazing!! So happy we were able to nab a res. Really hope this place can ride our the never ending storm.

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vipralph
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All ways new experience. Very grateful

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vipPattyH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside and it was quiet and beautiful, I feel safe as they took good care of social distancing and cleaning. The food is amazing as always.

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent fresh, I wish the bone marrow was a little bit more better for the price. Bone was big but the marrow on the smaller side. I would go back

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vipRrocampo
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! This is a place continues to be my favorite restaurant!

FAQs

Bestia offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 514-5724.

Bestia is rated 4.7 stars by 4077 OpenTable diners.

Bestia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bestiala.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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