Bestia

4.7
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3789 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even after 7 years, Bestia is worth the hype. Every dish we had hit it out of the ballpark! The service was fantastic, and our wonderful server was very attentive and helpful. My absolute favorite dish was the Roasted Bone Marrow! Still thinking about it to this day!

JC
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service every time!!

AP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always impressed with the service and food. People usually don’t think pizza with fine dining but the pizza at Bestia is a 10! Drinks are top notch and the ambiance is great.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very popular

P
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time with friends celebrating my birthday. Unbelievable taste of food and service as always. Looking forward to our next visit. It is a really loud as the restaurant echoes.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time... had some of awesome food

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall I loved my experience. The food is top notch, and if you are a foodie it is worth a visit.

The service was a little slower than I prefer at the start and out table was by an intersection of the server path which caused distractions while we ate.

The highlights of what we ate everything.

DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Our server was really nice but was not nearly as attentive as a normal Bestia, we had to beg for another round of drinks, had to ask for change on our bill and ended up waiting so long we had to just leave because we were about to miss our lyft home.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing experience I’ve ever had

p
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Been coming since they opened. Great food as always. Never skip the cavatelli. Only complaint was that we felt our waiter was rushing us out this time (trying to collect plates before finished, asking us many times in short period whether we were finished, etc). Prefer to sit outside where it is a bit quieter. Can be hard to hear inside. All good though, love the food.

JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Outdoor seating was still warm for a rainy night. Server very attentive and friendly. Would go back again.

L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always. Great service and ambiance!

SD
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went for date night and every entree we ordered tasted AMAZING!! The mussels and clams is a must. The desserts were also tasty each with an unique taste. We will definitely be returning to experience the entire menu!!

a
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

incredible food, every dish was exquisite especially the bone marrow appetizer

KD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love u so much bestia is the best restaurant in the world

LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal I had for a while, taste like nothing I ever had before.

Very unique and one of kind experience 😊

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

The food wasn’t amazing .... disappointed

N
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing! Came here for my 50th birthday and was craving a dish with Mussels and was needing to dine in DTLA because I was going to see Swan Lake at the Ahmanson and this place couldn't have been the most ideal place to dine! The ambiance is romantic yet modern. We sat outdoors and just loved the outdoor heaters and little blanket too that was nicely placed on the back of each chair. The staff is attentive and just love the option of sparkling water that it seems they do in house! There were four of us in our party and we ordered the charcuterie plate which is absolutely a great starter because the variety of meats are sliced just perfectly and the mortadella was my favorite because it was unique and made with love on the premises. My 2nd favorite was the paper thin ham that melted in our mouth! We ordered the Pizze Alla 'Nduja which was the perfect crust and of course the Bone Marrow over the spinach gnocchetti, which was simply divine. The last dish we had which was exactly what I wanted were the Mussels & Clams. Wow, just the perfect spicy for me and prepared just the way I liked it. You could say we ate family style but this was the perfect way to get a taste of everything. Plus I had room for the dessert which we ordered the Quince Crostata. Absoultely lovely! The crust was delicate, yet flaky enough to pair with the quince and be a surprising combination. I would return daily if Bestia was close to my house. :) Thank you Bestia for being the best beast a girl could have!

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Pretty good nothing all that memorable. The amatriciana was tasty but everything else was sadly disappointing not in that anything was bad just underwhelming given all hype with this restaurant and the difficulty to get a reservation at a normal time.

Also the servers seemed to ignore my table in all honesty whereas at their other restaurant Bavel the staff was amazing

SW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Bone marrow was very very good.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The bone marrow is very good, but in general, everything is really salty.

AS
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food. Great service. Definitely lives up to all of the 5 star reviews. A bit loud though.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the food and the service was excellent.

AM
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. The food and service is fantastic.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and Service was stellar. Only gripe is that a few dishes were no longer being served (ran out) due to late night dining on busy weekend. The next time I visit I’ll be sure to plan for an earlier dinner.

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails. Seated almost 30 minutes after our reservation time. I know the restaurant can only do so much to control when tables get up but it did seem like a while, especially when the bar is standing room only.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always! Love love love love love Bestia!

RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quality food, service is the best! Portions are a bit small, overall it’s A must in LA

S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went there on a Friday evening and even @10pm it was an energetic environment. Bestia wouldn’t disappoint you if you like vibrant community style restaurants with impeccable service. We ordered the famous bone marrow dish and the chicken liver plate along with a pizza, lamb ragu pasta and branzino! Paired with a wine from southern Italy, it all felt perfect. Although critically I wouldn’t rate the food alone more than 4 ( out of 5). I guess if you are looking for only excellent food with quiet and private ambience, you may go elsewhere! However, if you like a happening LA place with good food & fantastic service, this is one of the best Italian restaurants in town.

R
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are here for a birthday and loved every bite ..

OT
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints. And when you can’t get into to Bavel this is always a good choice.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The savory martini, squid ink Caesar, and tomahawk porkchops were all AMAZING

VM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bestia remains one of the best restaurants in LA. I love bringing out oft owners here because I know that everyone is going to walk away satiated and impressed. I love that the servers are so knowledgeable about the menu, and I've actually had a server tell me to revise my (overindulgent) order because I may walk away feeling sick. Sometimes you need someone to tell you to reign it in and I appreciate that! I'd come here over and over again. Long live Bestia!

OT
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and had a lovely dinner for six. We were fortunate to get a same day reservation at 5:45 pm. (I assume someone cancelled). We were supposed to have a high top table but lucky for us, at check in we were offered a choice. We took a table where we were able to watch the kitchen- that was fun but a little noisy. We did not mind a bit. We enjoyed excellent service. We had the salumi charcuterie and the bone marrow as appetizers and we each ordered a different pasta to share. We had lovely desserts as well. I would be happy to go again.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Early birthday dinner Outing.
Complaint: restaurant was out of mussels.
I was able to have a dish a clams. The food was very good. This was my second dining experience here.
Amazing, tasty cocktails! Great customer service.
They do charge customers a fee/service charge to cover “healthcare” per my receipt.

Cheers,

B
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Amazing food. Delicious cocktails. Absurdly noisy. Arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation on a weeknight and was told to wait an additional 15 minutes with little standing room and an overcrowded/understaffed bar. Go for the food but you wont want to linger. Wait staff was fantastic. 3/5.

TW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, although they could get some more 'wow' options to the menu.

DT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friends visiting LA from Mexico City

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. The food is a +100!!!!!

JM
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place ROCKS!! Amazing food,vibe and absolutely epic! I wanna work here! Keep up the amazing work Bestia.

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