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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Cavatelli alla Norcina
ricotta dumplings. housemade pork sausage. black truffles. grana padano.
Mussels & Clams
housemade spicy 'nduja sausage. fennel seed. preserved lemon. grilled bread.
Grilled Whole Branzino
pea tendrils. fried herbs. grilled lemon.
We had an amazing experience! Great food and our waitress was so nice and I think her name is Kiana. Definitely coming back to try more.
Next weekend we made reservations at Bavel. I’m excited to try this place too.
My favorite restaurant in downtown LA. Even with the shutdown, they're making it work with outside dining.
Bestia has been one of my favorite restaurants for many years. Unfortunately, due to COVID, my experience was the not ideal. The service failed on many levels, along with the sushi style paper menu and minimized wine selection offered at this time. For the amount of money spent, I expected more. I do hope that Bestia can survive and be what it used to be
Amazing and delicious! For sure coming back
this restaurant is a must try in LA. the ambiance, the music, the drinks, THE FOOD. get ready to spend $$$$ but it’s so so worth it. I highly recommend. everything is top notch.
Have eaten here many times before. Was always terrific. This time the food was cold and not very good. I was shocked. It was too $$$ for the quality delivered.
Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. One of the best restaurants in LA!!
Bestia was a great choice to make for my girlfriend's birthday dinner! Only be wary of the $9 parking fee; otherwise, a great option for anyone looking for a bougie, hip place to eat out.
The bone marrow pasta is a must, it a serving for 2 people max so keep that in mind, also the duck liver pate is delicious.
We had such a lovely evening at Bestia, even despite the limitations the restaurant is required to work within due to COVID-19. Our server was absolutely wonderful—I can’t remember his name but he had an Anthony Bourdain mask on!—and he was so knowledgeable about the menu and wine. The food was delicious from start to finish, but the standouts were the bone marrow, peas and burrata, crab pasta and banana dessert. Thank you Bestia for a great and much needed night out.
Great food great service!!
Let me start off by saying that we love Bestia. We have been coming to the restaurant for years and truly love everything they put out. However, this is the first time I felt that maybe it wasn’t up to what I usually expect. First off, due to COVID the menu is limited so the usual favs I order like the Chicken Liver Pate to start weren’t available - huge bummer. Second, we were ordering second plates and they only had 3 options - Branzino (we love), lamb neck and a Ribeye that was $140. Since we were a table a 4, we thought to order 2 but lamb was OUT! So needless to say there were a few disappointments that evening...
Amazing as always! Bestia never disappoints.
Bestia is always great, but eating in the parking lot under a tent was not nice, especially when there were tables open on the patio. I appreciate that they’re open during this time, but I felt like I was working the valet.
I’ve been coming here for years and didn’t expect the menu to change during Covid all the faves were gone mainly the little gem salad and the Pana cotta.. hopefully you guys bring this back by the next time I done. It wasn’t super busy like normal so I expected service to be exceptional and our server only came to table 3 times
Of course all restaurants are dealing with the Covid-19 issues. We had a great experience. Bestia is following all the protocols that are mandated and then some. We felt it was safe. Food of course was delicious.
Honestly it was amazing, the food blew our minds, and they are trying really hard to make it a good time despite all that’s going on, did not mind at all that our table was in the parking light, they made it cute and gave my girl a blanket like how awesome is that, found where that next stimulus check is going :)
Food was delicious. Would recommend the bone marrow to anyone who visits. With the necessary changes related to COVID-19 the ambiance suffered a little, but it was still a very pleasurable experience, made better by the wonderful staff there.
Bestia never fails. Everything was perfection. Even with the new Covid standards in place we felt safe while feeling taken care of. Service still attentive as can be. Food on point. Had to get ANOTHER bone marrow at the end of dinner because the addiction is real :)
Grateful they are still open through the pandemic and for the staff that is navigating thru these new steps of service.
My husband and I went for his birthday! It was absolutely amazing we sat next to the fig trees outside and just loved the vibe! The food was really delicious as well! We are thinking of going again soon!
Came in late Saturday 10PM, first time there, I get it’s COVID times but our server was SO rude like almost rushing us out bc he didn’t even want to serve us or something. Briefly explains the menu... they had maybe like 3 apps out of their whole list, NO pizza at all, and out of some of their other plates and one dessert. I expected a lot more out this restaurant. I get it was a late reso but a call before hand letting us know they were out of pretty much their whole menu, would’ve been nice. Only thing worth it was the Cavatelli but even that didn’t make my experience there any better....
We arrived at our 10pm reservation rushed to our table advised limited menus then advised sold out of PIZZA as well as their main dishes so only options were items which include pork which we do not eat. When we asked if at least if we could order the pasta without the pork they said no modifications. Very poor attitude very poor management very poor experience unfortunately. I love Bestia and have been patronizing it since it opened I am sad to leave this review but it’s my honest experience.
Our server, Jon, was knowledgeable and very friendly. For starters we ordered the mussels and they were FANTASTIC. I had to refrain from ordering more bread to soak up the broth; it was very delicious. For the main course we ordered the Spagjetti Rustichella. The portion size was small but the flavors were great. I would recommend ordering 3-4 things to split and to leave full. Would highly recommend this place and I am looking forward to visiting the sister restaurant.
Pasta portions are way too small. One person has to order two pasta dishes, and would still be hungry.
GReat food and service . Good job. Hang in there . This will be over soon
Best gnocchi ever
The food and the service were amazing!
We very much enjoyed our first visit and can’t wait to go back. It would have been nice if they had brought out a small dessert to celebrate the birthday occasion.
Great! Everything went well, drinks were not strong enough, we had to spend over 100$ to get a buzz
The staff did a great job given the parameters and precaution due to COVID-19.
10’s across the board! Food, ambiance, music, all on point.
Excellent! Phenomenal service, food and they did a great job with social distancing and protecting both servers and clients. Did I say how incredible the food was? OMG.
Great as always
My girlfriend and I always celebrate our birthday here. We were skeptical about eating out with the pandemic and all. Once we saw how much precaution the entire staff took we, were at ease and ready to eat! Literally, anything you order is exceptional! Thank you Bestia, you always make our birthday special.
Food was amazing! Bone marrow was delicious I truly missed it. Lamb neck and the Ribeye were off the charts! Drinks spot on
one of our favorite restaurants and they had organized it well to accommodate folks in the patio as a result of COVID. Food always is exceptional.
Great food and service!!!! We come here at least once a month!!
The overhype and the fact that you can't get a reservation within months out does justify this place as a must. Don't get me wrong, it's good food and and an experience but I would not go back considering the efforts it takes just to get in. Definitely experience it once.
Despite our current situation Bestia proved a great experience. Explored some dishes and was mainly satisfied. Will definitely come back to try the other dishes
Bestia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 514-5724.
Bestia is rated 4.7 stars by 4091 OpenTable diners.
Bestia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bestiala.com/gift-cards/.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.