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About Bestia

A multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles

2121 E. 7th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Closed on most major holidays

Cross Street:
Santa Fe Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 514-5724

Website:
http://bestiala.com/

Executive Chef:
Ori Menashe

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please email events@bestiala.com for more information.

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Bestia Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (113)
Fit for Foodies (112)
Hot Spot (95)
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Special Occasion (84)
Creative Cuisine (83)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Worth the Drive (66)
Handcrafted Cocktails (65)
Fun (64)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Bar Seating (50)
People Watching (48)
Good for Groups (48)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Notable Wine List (41)
Romantic (39)
Authentic (37)
Casual (35)
Local Ingredients (30)
Late-night Find (26)
Comfort Food (24)
Business Meals (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Cozy (19)
Seasonal (16)
Tapas (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great Beer (7)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Spicy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Hands down the best restaurant in LA.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food and great service. It was a wonderful dining experience and very much worth the wait!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, People Watching, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

If you have a food allergy don't go here as the chef will not alter meals, even for an allergy, despite what it says on the menu. Some dishes better than others, pizza is meh.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food! Bestia never disappoints! Every dish was delicious though I do wish they would bring back the clam pizza. Was a little nervous to order it but was the most amazing pizza I have ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 5 days ago

Can’t really say that I would recommend this place for anything other than the food... which was delicious. The problem was the service. Late seating, sporadic service and the kitchen lost one of our orders. Understandable that things happen, but the lack of hospitality and interest was pretty edifying. So that said, food is great, service awful... probably wouldn’t recommend it

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Love the waiter!! Very friendly and helpful!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Bestia was great! I got lucky and reserved a table for 2 at a 5:15PM time slot. Usually, dinner reservations are so ridiculous to find! The food and wine list was phenomenal! The ambience was energetic. Service was friendly and speedy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Should have a better method for getting a drink if the table is not ready. Confined to the corner of the bar/bathroom line and it was a very long wait.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Loved it. Even in the cold and with the wine prices

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

I went with a group of friends; it was five of and we tried about 1/2 of menu and everything was good! In regards the service it was great as well ... we were taken care of without being interrupted and we never had to look or chase the staff to bring us anything. Love it!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Girlfriend had a long list of allergies and the team did an amazing job accommodating us. Made our anniversary night! Thanks

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Vegan, People Watching, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Was disappointed in my first experience here. Does not live up to the hype. The charcuterie board was very lackluster, albeit generous portions. The plates were good, not great. Not worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Delicious foods in particular roast marrow bone, calamari, neck lamb

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Just a big meh. And won’t switch a vinaigrette on a salad.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great space, food, and staff. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Had four dishes and every single one was great. But from valet to the servers, the customer service was horrid. Rude, short and utterly unfriendly ... not something that you should experience when spending at least $100 here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This was our fourth time dining at Bestia and my partner and I agreed it was the best service we’ve had yet. The food is consistently fantastic, even when dining with my partner’s family who are picky eaters. Bestia never feels intimate but the entire staff from servers to support and sommeliers all give you special attention and consideration.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Absolutely delicious!!! There was nothing I didn’t like. And the wine list is mainly European, very different.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

It was an amazing dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything about the food and drinks was great! However, we would've liked to have a normal table/low chairs out of the bar area since we had dinner reservations and were not walk-ins.

High chairs are very uncomfortable when dressed up and anticipating the normal seating.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything, from the food to the service, was impeccable. Such an amazing experience at this restaurant and the food was even more incredible.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Best Restaurant in LA! Visited from Seattle and it exceeded my expectations. Food was amazing!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

First off thought it was standard Italian. After the meal I was pretty impressed great food amazing service. Would have given 5 stars 🌟 across but the pizza was a bit of a disappointment but everything else was amazing . I hope the kitchen reads these reviews. The basil 🌿 on a margarita pizza should be raw and placed on after cooking FYI not baked and burnt on there and unfortunately it was soggy in the middle. I really felt if it had been prepared and cooked properly it would have been as amazing as the rest of the meal was. Thanks for and great date!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was amazing. The server and everyone that worked there treated us very well. Definitely going back. I would recommend this place to all of my friends

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in LA, everything was great - food and service. Was there for my birthday with friends and the high top table was great and the menu worked well sharing with 8 people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Bestia is a great place to impress friends and clients. I love that it is located near downtown LA and USC. The food is great and the ambiance is amazing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I have been to Bestia a few times and every time I have had a great experience with an exception of my last visit on NYE! The food was awful and we tried multiple dishes and as we progressed the food got worse, horrible experience with an expensive bill

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I always have a great time at Bestia! Corkage fee is just $30 so do take advantage of this! I did have to wait 30 minutes one time even though I had a reservation. I can't wait to come back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

literally, this is the BEST restaurant in LA, Hands down. Everything is superb. I save up every year to make this happen. It's definitely not cheap but it's worth every penny! I've recommend it to all of my friends and all of them have said nothing but great things. If you have a party of more than 2, be sure to make a reservation.

Tags: Seasonal, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

BEST restaurant in LA! The most gourmet, creative flavors and combinations. Truly a delight to spend time at Bestia.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our 5th time here and is my favorite LA Italian restaurant. Pasta suberb starters as well. Love this place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food and service were great! Highly recommend!

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 (Monterrey)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Por la hora que fuimos ya no había muchas cosas que nos gustan y por lo que fuimos pero bueno, ya regresaremos !!!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service has gone way downhill. Waiter was MIA. Food still good but not extraordinary. Seems like the owners have lost focus and just aren’t overseeing operations as much to maintain the standard they once had.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food and the service was top notch!
We made our reservation a month in advance and still had only late night dinner options, so book early. Everything about this place was fantastic and the pasta dishes were phenomenal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Cocktails, pizza, and shared plates are all amazing. I love the wine list too. Great sommelier reccos!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Had reservation 10 pm was seated almost 11 requested inside but offered out door. When we express unhappiness manager came in offered salad complimentary but again anther half hour for orders are placed

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food and service. A bit pricey, but worth it for a special occasion

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Family holiday dinner went off without a hitch. The little one was a fan of the pastas.

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