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BestiaBestia
9.1
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Broken SpanishBroken Spanish
8.8
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The Factory KitchenThe Factory Kitchen
8.6
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
B.S. TaqueriaB.S. Taqueria
8.5
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Badmaash Downtown LABadmaash Downtown LA
8
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Indian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
ShibumiShibumi
7.9
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Faith & FlowerFaith & Flower
7.8
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Border Grill - Downtown LABorder Grill - Downtown LA
7.7
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Church & StateChurch & State
7.7
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French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Perch LAPerch LA
7.5
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
(76)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The Edmondson Faculty CenterThe Edmondson Faculty Center
(35)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Dal RaeDal Rae
(2845)
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American | Pico Rivera, Downtown / South and East LA
Vintage CafeVintage Cafe
(125)
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American | Whittier, Downtown / South and East LA
La BoucherieLa Boucherie
(325)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The VenueThe Venue
(28)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BKLABKLA
(321)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The Highlight RoomThe Highlight Room
(122)
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American | Hollywood, Hollywood
The Bunker Hill Bar and GrillThe Bunker Hill Bar and Grill
(186)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BlacksmithsBlacksmiths
(190)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Rock & Reilly'sRock & Reilly's
(43)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
GLANCE RESTAURANTGLANCE RESTAURANT
(8)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

BestiaBestia
(2707)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
A'Roma RistoranteA'Roma Ristorante
(562)
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA
The Factory KitchenThe Factory Kitchen
(1870)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Officine BRERAOfficine BRERA
(863)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Terroni - LATerroni - LA
(899)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Drago CentroDrago Centro
(2767)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
MiroMiro
(338)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Casa Nostra Ristorante DowntownCasa Nostra Ristorante Downtown
(538)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Ravello Bar & GrillRavello Bar & Grill
(89)
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Italian | Whittier, Downtown / South and East LA
CicadaCicada
(796)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
VespaioVespaio
(733)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Smeraldi's RestaurantSmeraldi's Restaurant
(177)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Cafe Amici Beverly HillsCafe Amici Beverly Hills
(77)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
ToscanaToscana
(349)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Barrique VeniceBarrique Venice
(206)
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Italian | Venice, Westside
SfixioSfixio
(605)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Osteria La BucaOsteria La Buca
(1157)
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Italian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Rao's HollywoodRao's Hollywood
(612)
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Il SegretoIl Segreto
(330)
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Italian | Bel-Air, Westside
CapoCapo
(728)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Divino - BrentwoodDivino - Brentwood
(448)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Marino RistoranteMarino Ristorante
(677)
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Piccolo ParadisoPiccolo Paradiso
(612)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
La Dolce VitaLa Dolce Vita
(513)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Terroni - BeverlyTerroni - Beverly
(500)
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Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside

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P.Y.TP.Y.T
2 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Quality, fresh ingredients imaginatively prepared. The only drawback to the restaurant is the outdoor seating on Main St. More

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JT Schmid's Restaurant & BreweryJT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
644 reviews
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Brewery | Tustin, North Orange County

Good food and drinks! Our server was very attentive and atmosphere is good. Bar and restaurant area with multiple TV’s be a great place to grab a meal and catch a game! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Downtown / South and East LA's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
A'Roma Ristorante1. A'Roma Ristorante
562 reviews
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA

There are very few lunch restaurants in the area that aren't big chains, so I took a chance and chose A'Roma for a business lunch. The atmosphere was nice, the food and service were excellent and I would absolutely go back again. Perfect for a business lunch or dinner. More

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Le Comptoir2. Le Comptoir
23 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

What can I say I wanted to surprise my wife this past Saturday night and chef Gary did just that! The food was amazing, the ambiance was amazing the intimate setting was great. Thank you to Gary and his team for making such a night so memorable with amazing dishes and great service. Oh yeah and great music selection by the chef! More

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Bavel3. Bavel
233 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Excellent food, service needs to polished up a bit. Bruce Lee was a fantastic waiter!! But the bussing staff interrupted our convo too many times More

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Bar Garcia at Tuck Hotel4. Bar Garcia at Tuck Hotel
20 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Quiet, intimate, foodie little place. Great for pre-theater. Johnny our waiter was delightful and informative. He knew the menu inside and out and was very attentive. Loved the brisket eggrolls. Many unusual creations on the menu. We will be back. More

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Bestia5. Bestia
2707 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Hands down the lamb neck and gnocchetti were heavenly, I would go back just to eat both of those on the menu. More

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Downtown / South and East LA restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Bäco MercatBäco Mercat
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Inspired by Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, Bäco Mercat is Chef Josef Centeno's first restaurant in Downtown LA. This restaurant offers guests a casual atmosphere in a modern, yet comfortable setting that includes outdoor patio seating. Its doors are open for dinner, lunch and brunch. Bäco Mercat also offers a variety of flatbread sandwiches, as well as seafood, meat and vegetable dishes. Bäco Mercat has a bar that serves wine, beer and spirits, and it accepts reservations.More

EveEve
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Bistro | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Eve American Bistro, helmed by Executive Chef Scott Commings, presents a feminine take on the traditional European-style bistro. Eve’s menu puts forth flavorful dishes with influences from Modern American cuisine, such as Duck Confit, Braised Octopus Carpaccio and Lobster Truffle Mac & Cheese. Elevating the dining experience are colorful details such as an extensive steak knife collection, a towering Japanese-crafted liquor infuser serving as a focal point at the bar, and individual spirit infusers presented tableside. Complementing the contemporary bistro fare is curated artwork by The Mayfair’s Artist-in-Residence Kelly “RISK” Graval, including a bold black and gold letter-form mural on one of the main walls by Alex Kizu (also known as Defer), and the restaurant’s eye-catching hand-painted ceiling painted by the artist Cryptik. More

Tamayo RestaurantTamayo Restaurant
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA


Tamayo is LA’s premier restaurant. A feast for the senses…... The Tamayo experience is more than just food. Our menu captures Mexico’s rich culinary culture, offers signature Margaritas, top shelf cocktails, a robust wine list, and features vibrant artwork nestled in a 1928 building. Our goal is to make you feel special as you pull into our free valet parking, enjoy impeccable service as you savor our traditional dishes or try our new exciting recipes. More

Discover South and East LA

Downtown Los Angeles is full of all different types of food that all have their unique flavors and dishes, as well as a lovely ambiance in which to enjoy them. You can have some traditional American cuisine, like crab cakes, free range chicken, and filet mignon in a warm but elegant atmosphere. If you're looking for a fresh catch sort of dinner, there are plenty of excellent seafood restaurants in the area where you can try all sorts of dishes ranging from clams and scallops to river king salmon and Atlantic cod. There's some great Mexican in the area too; you can visit one of the many lively cantinas for classic favorites like tacos and carne asada, as well as some twists like the chorizo cheeseburger.