Will not recommend again. We are coming here a lot, we always patient if it takes time to be seated or if any dish is out of the menu here and there but last visit more than 5 dishes was not available at 9:30 pm! The answer was it is what it is, so disappointing. Noise level was super high we couldn’t even speak to each other.
Super nice place, very good food and amazing ambiance. Very good wine list
It was out second shot at Bestia, we weren’t that impressed on the first visit. So this time we felt better or maybe had our expectations lowered. All the food and all the drinks were great! Service was quick and on the spot. Our table location was so-so but it worked out! Probably will be back!
Can’t rave enough about Bestia!! We were celebrating two birthdays and we’re looking for a fun, foodie place with a great atmosphere. Bestia exceeded our high expectations - our server was outstanding with great food and drink recommendations and great service. The food was off the charts - every dish was unique and delicious. We went early on a Monday night and you’d have thought it was a weekend night - the place was hopping! Must go place in DTLA!
Food and waiter were solid. The sommelier was terrible and made our table uncomfortable and was plain rude. Overall not worth the trip to dtla.
Food was subpar, just that! It was all hyped up for me and I prefer Bavel, food was simply bad
Overall the food was great but it was very loud. Like so loud it was difficult to hold a conversation with my dinner mate.
Worst dining experience I have had in LA. Waited 34 minutes even though I made a reservation 2 months in advance. Awful service. Food was average at best. Horribly overpriced. Packed like sardines and so loud. Just a horrible waste of a Saturday dinner.
Everything was great! We just were on a table under the a/c I think you should move the table away for a better experience :)
Very noisy, rushy service, powerful taste, worth for one visit, the balcony tables not great
Overall, Bestia was good. The food was good but not memorable or outstanding. We ordered a wide variety of dishes (3 antipasti dishes, 2 paste, 1 secondi and 2 dolci) and unfortunately, nothing stood out as inspirational. The wine selection was very disappointing. However, on a positive note the ambiance and service was excellent.
Food was outstanding and the service was unmatched. 100% would recommend again and again
The food was delicious, but it wasn't so spectacular to be worth the wait/struggle to get reservations. Plenty of restaurants do the same (although maybe not so good to their staff! I was very happy with the 4% cost to provide better for their employees).
My favorite restaurant by far! I've been there a couple times now. This last time we sat at the bar and Garrett was our bar tender/waiter. He was awesome! Really made the experience even better! I would totally request him next time if I could.
Great meal... some of the best pasta we’ve ever eaten. And the pizza crust is absolutely amazing.
My date and I really enjoyed ourselves, we will definitely be coming back.
Solid!! One of my faves in DTLA!! Never disappoints and always booked!! A very good sign. If I lived closer, I would be here weekly...not so good for my pocket book but well worth the 💰💰
It was amazing. Would definitely repeat and recommend.
When on a Tuesday night. Place was jammed. The food fantastic.
The service was right on - not tooo there and not tooo far away.
Well worth the trip downtown or if downtown well worth the Uber ride.
We had the squit ink Cesar salad. The Myer lemon dressing with the slightly cooked greens - not sure if pan fried lightly or roasted very slightly - amazing.
Next the Gorgonzola pizze - so delish.
What a meal - try this restaurant I am sure you will have a great experience and meal.
Amazing every time, every bite!
Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Me and my fiance had a fantastic time at Bestia. Our server was so friendly and sweet, she didn't have to be enthusiastic about the food but she totally was and that vibe really amped up our experience. All the staff clearly look out for each others tables and support one another. Our table was always clean, the staff knew what cutlery to supply us with for our next course, and every single one of our dishes was divine. I will absolutely be coming back for any excuse I can think of to make the horrific drive into DTLA.
I've been curious about this place for a long time -- I get the hype now. Unique dishes, cool ambiance. Bone Marrow Pasta is a must, and I'll be back for the squid ink ceasar and burrata cheese pizza again too!
Love the food and the service
One of the best meals I’ve ever had!
Excellent service and food.
It was my friend’s birthday and one person was stuck in traffic due to car accidents and the restaurant wouldn’t seat the group for almost an hour. Most restaurants will compliment a dessert for the Birthday person. It not this one.
I’ve had a standing reservation for 4 years and finally made it. All I’ve ever heard was how amazing Bestia was. Well... it was!
Cool spot and food is on point but it’s so loud!
Absolutely amazing food and great service! The food was not only good in flavor but the servers were able to describe it; something that very few restaurants have.
Service was exceptional and the food exceeded expectations. Freshness and depth of flavor.
The restaurant itself was really noisy so we ate outside. Every dish was fantastic, but they didn’t really seem to link together as a cohesive meal. Best dishes were the roasted marrow bone and the chicken gizzards.
Food was good. Service was good. We had a party of six, and it was very loud in the restaurant. Hard to have a conversation. Table was very narrow, so hard to have all of the food comfortably and dishes comfortably on the table.
Food is top notch. Service was spotty, but the waiter was attentive. Unless you are at a booth, seats are NOT COMFORTABLE and the noise level makes any kind of conversation a challenge
Amazing. Can’t wait to go back!!
Amazing food, amazing service, amazing environment!
As good as it gets unless yo factor in Bavel.
It was perfectly delicious and so much fun!
Love this place! Consistently delicious and always provides excellent service. Chicken pate and bone marrow apps are a MUST!