Osteria La Buca
Wow!Some of the best and freshest pasta we have ever had. Lovely food and service. Had to leave before dessert and coffee due to noise level. Wish that there was a location in the restaurant that catered to people who want to enjoy a conversation along with the fabulous food.
We will return but much earlier in the evening.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place, food and serviceNice place, food and service were excellent. valet parking available Good prices along with wine and desserts.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great choiceBeen to Buca a few times and its still one of my favorites. Love the set up, the food and the staff.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMKiller Italian!If you're looking for a solid Italian meal with all the staples of a great meal this is the place to go. Great food and great service!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice mealEnjoyed our meal. Friendly, quick service from our helpful waitress. Fresh arugula salad was delicious Brussels sprouts appetizer was unusual and delicious, as were our freshly made pasta entrees (especially a daily special pappardelle with poppyseeds-marvelous texture). Wine was a perfect match to the savory meal. Desserts looked good, but we were too full with the ample portions to try them.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGrazieA very enjoyable dining experience with excellent waitstaff and memorable menu5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA hidden gemBeen wanting to check out Osteria la Buca. I drive by it all the time. So glad I did. Definitely coming back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood FindWe had a lovely experience at this restuarant. Great to have it in our neighborhood. The food was very good and regular pricey. The manager (?) was very sweet to us. The waiter was effiecient (if a little overly attentive). The drinks were also good. We had a great time.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Classic pizza was oneThe Classic pizza was one of the best "plain" pizzas I've had. Really great cheeses used on that. The special Osso Buco on a bed of risotto was out of this world. A fantastic pairing. The space had a very nice, high ceiling and it probably helped reduce the noise level down from similar types of restaurants. Service was prompt and attentive. I highly recommend Osteria La Buca as my friends and I were beaming afterwards.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the atmosphere of thisI love the atmosphere of this place. Large windows and exposed brick. Seemed very urban without being too trendy. Our service was top-notch. Friendly, efficient and attentive. Loved the fusilli with lentils and truffle oil. The Brussel Sprouts were among the best I've had on this cruciferous veggie of the moment. Our only complaint was the beet and Burrata salad. Beets seemed sprinkled with sugar - a little too sweet and wholly unnecessary. Would like to return again with girlfriends for a night out!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBRAVO TO LA BUCAOur second visit to Osteria La Buca and it did not disappoint us. Great food and very nice and attentive service with a hip vibe. I travel to LA 3 or 4 times per year and my wife and I always stop at La Buca. The croquettes are fantastic !!! Definietly a place to go for a nice comfortable dinner in cool surroundings.. Carmen our waitress was sweet and gave us great recomendations..4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findFirst time at Osteria La Buca. Will be back. Close to downtown. Cool interior. We sat upstairs. Very open and bright. Food was very good. Shared several items including brussel sprouts, steak and pasta. Dessert was excellent but huge. Took a lot home. Give this place a shot - you won't be disappointed.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat setting!Had a great time here. Unfortunately the upstairs was closed for seating. Downstairs the seating is a little close to one another but other than that a great place to dine!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, generous portions,Excellent food, generous portions, and attentive but never overbearing service made this a terrific dining experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great dinner. WeIt was a great dinner. We had to eat on the early side, so I really can't comment on what a lively scene it was, but it was very energetic by the time we left. The fireplace upstairs is a really nice touch. The room upstairs could use a bit more decor, that's all.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great first experienceHad a great first experience here. We got to sit upstairs with an awesome view of the ground floor dining area and a peek at the street. I lived close by and just recently moved.. and of course came back. The menu is great; not too extensive and from our experience, it's hard to go wrong with anything on the menu. Bottles of wine are affordable whether with a small or large group. The meatballs were a ridiculously delicious surprise. Pizzas are great... pasta, fresh and light.
Will be coming back more often!3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningOur first time to Osteria La Buca and we were thoroughly impressed. A bit of a rustic atmostphere but still hip and cool. We were greated with a warm welcome as we were late for our valentines day reservation due to traffic. Started with the Ricotta Croquettes which are a must while we both enjoyed the dinner specials. I had the seafood risotto which was to die for. A great evening and I have to say one of my all time favorite meals. When I am in LA again, I will be back.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM