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Bestia

4.7
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4023 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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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 4023 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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vipocgc111
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Potions have become 1/3 if what they used to be while prices rise. Waitress takes your drink order and isn’t back till dessert and checks. Food is still good but spent $120 to leave hungry after three tiny pasta dishes. Wtf?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Food is always good but this time service was terrible. Very slow and needed follow up to get food delivered

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was excellent but we were really disappointed with our table. We even indicated on our reservation that it was a birthday.

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JoeNo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere are great. Happy with Bestia being our last dining experience for the near-term...

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Waitress set the tone for the dinner, a negative one. Very inflexible and no common sense. Clam pizza was burned and terrible. Lobster was meh. Dungeness crab spaghetti was good.

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Maroc
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in LA, every dish was fantastic, great vibe, loved the open kitchen, service on point, great dessert selection, 100% all around

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MMcK
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed it

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hannahkris
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been wanting to try this place for a while and I'm so glad I did! I made reservations for my boyfriend's birthday with his parents. We tried a lot of dishes including the bone marrow, gem salad, cavatelli alla norcina, spaghetti rustichella, and margherita pizza. The bone marrow was amazing mixed in with the pasta it comes with. The gem salad was really refreshing. I preferred the cavatelli taste more than the spaghetti, especially with the shaved truffle, though both are great. The crab with spaghetti is a nice balance. We finished with the budino tarte and coffee and donuts. The budino is a little bitter while the coffee and donuts is sweeter and cinnamony, so depends on your taste which you would like more. Overall, would definitely go here again! The only drawback is it is a little pricey.

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paulsssssssss
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! I was wondering why everyone raves about this, but you just have to go. We did a bottle of their Barbera, the squid ink salad, musrhoom pasta, mussels, Sausage pizza, and veal tartare. it was incredible. go and savor every bite.

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vipOttoP
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food!.... Service is top notch, management is without equal... Best place in town... Can't wait to get back to that place!!!!

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Irene
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

WOW! To begin, we were attentively seated as requested, “dine in with a beautiful view”. My plus one and I had the option of sitting in front of the pizza making, the meat cutting or regular seating. We opted for by the pizza! I would like to begin by saying our server Jennifer was far more than attentive, she was super friendly and very knowledgeable on everything from the food to the cognac! I tried the cucumber speciality drink and my friend had the old fashioned. The drink I had included olive oil which I was not too crazy about - I wanted to have this drink without the oil but I was told it was already pre-made so it couldn’t be served without it. This is when I asked for Hennessy and Jennifer was able to bring me a different option of cognac. Long story shot I had 3 shots in total on this night. It was very delicious and I was happy there was an alternative. For the main dishes - my friend has the veal toast, pork belly and some green pasta. We shared a margherita pizza which was so delicious! Perfectly made. I had the crab pasta which I was not fond of. The onion seeds over power the dish with the black licorice taste that I did not like. My server noticed I did not eat the dish so she made sure to ask if there was anything wrong. I simply stated that I did not like the onion seeds. My friend simply LOVED everything she ordered especially the pork belly. I got a glimpse of the wagyu and this is the dish that I will be returning to Bestia to try! I can’t stress how amazing the service is, A+++.

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BrianYeung
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place

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Wayne
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a bit too loud in there. The service was exceptional. I loved 3 out of the 4 dishes, but pricing is a bit expensive. Due to the price, I can only eat here once in a while. I cannot wait to come back if the opportunity ever presents itself.

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Elijah
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good !!! Everything was great. Hen of the woods.

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vipspdiner
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Need to have the cavatelli alla nocina. Excellent. Will definitely order again. We also have the lamb neck. Second time we have ordered. Will come back again.

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Dominic
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st time coming here and WOW! legit have always wanted to try this place but reservations can go as far as 2 months. with timely planning was able to get a table for my gf n i anniversary.

Reservation:
my reservation was placed in January. so plan ahead! we arrive 30 mins before our reservation n was seated 15 mins early. able to order drinks before being seated!

Service:
Service was great! put in food allergies ahead of time in reservation and marked which foods we should be were really kept us up to date with the timing our the foods.

Food:
Honestly, ive been wanting to try this place because all the wonderful things ive hear about their food.
Marinated Olive - great start. great pairing with some beer.
Roasted Bone Marrow/Shot - this was what i was waiting to try. love the spinach gnocchetti. like how it had a bit of crunch to it. bone marrow was excellent. taking the shot after was delisious as well! great pairing.
Grilled Hamachi Collar - this was my favorite of our meal by far. the flavors in the sauce were so good. hamachi was cooked perfectly, literally ate it to the bone
32oz Porcini Rubbed Wagyu Ribeye - the arugula & turnips were great to pair with the ribeye. great flavors.
Coffee & Donuts - love this. haha! you can't go went with desserts. the coffee ice cream was amazing!!! had to scoop it into the donut for the full flavor experience!

Overall:
the experience was fun. music was on point. service was great and pleasant. would come again to try more of the menu. thanks for the experience!

LB
LilianB
San Francisco
1 review