Bestia

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3678 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
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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.

MZ
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super nice place, very good food and amazing ambiance. Very good wine list

MK
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

JN
Charlotte
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was subpar, just that! It was all hyped up for me and I prefer Bavel, food was simply bad

FS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall the food was great but it was very loud. Like so loud it was difficult to hold a conversation with my dinner mate.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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 :)

IV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very noisy, rushy service, powerful taste, worth for one visit, the balcony tables not great

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding and the service was unmatched. 100% would recommend again and again

SM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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).

ND
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

g
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal... some of the best pasta we’ve ever eaten. And the pizza crust is absolutely amazing.

GS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My date and I really enjoyed ourselves, we will definitely be coming back.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 💰💰

DJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing. Would definitely repeat and recommend.

m
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

JE
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing every time, every bite!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thank you for the wonderful experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the food and the service

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had!
Excellent service and food.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

best pastas!

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FL
Los Angeles
139 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Cool spot and food is on point but it’s so loud!

RL
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

P
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was exceptional and the food exceeded expectations. Freshness and depth of flavor.

TL
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

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

LA
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Can’t wait to go back!!

EL
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing environment!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just great

OT
Los Angeles
117 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As good as it gets unless yo factor in Bavel.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was perfectly delicious and so much fun!

L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Consistently delicious and always provides excellent service. Chicken pate and bone marrow apps are a MUST!

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