Bestia

4.7
4629 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4629 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in the entire world

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ALIfromCALI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Delicious food and drinks. Bone marrow and scallops were stand outs. Servers were very nice but not always on the same page with each other. It was CRAZY crowded (even for a Monday night) - no signs of lingering COVID protocols here - and very backed up. Took us over 3 hours to be served our food. Loud and hip, but very expensive. Valet tried to rip us off when we left. If you go, try to get on the patio. It's a bit chiller but still got a good vibe.

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Mika
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We weren’t seated at the time of our reservation but 10 minutes later which was totally fine! Great food and amazing service.

ML
MarcLA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening at a wonderful place. The energy at Bestia is bustling, and the food terrific. Plus we had a great server. What more con you ask for.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious, as always

MF
MonseF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, wine selection and recommendations were amazing !! Service was on point. Overall great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating. Every dish that was brought out blew us away. Fresh ingredients and complex tastes and textures.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food. Best ambiance. Best service

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ElizabethA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food! incredible service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around but this time it was the service that stood out. It’s an incredibly busy restaurant but the servers do such a great job making everyone feel welcome and well taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food. Best vibe. Insanely excellent experience. Lovely server disappeared for a bit but we forgave her because it was packed and she was otherwise knowledgeable, warm, and tended to our experience of celebrating our anniversary with good energy!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is stupid and makes me angry. Stupidly delicious. And I’m angry I’ve gone so long without eating their dishes until now. Get all the antipasti; you won’t regret any of them.

YL
YaelL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is SUPERB!!!
Service is professional and friendly.
Noise... that is another story, overall, Bestia for me is one of the best restaurant in town.
Yael lir

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Patrick
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just a place where you won't be disappointed. The ambience is great. It's very lively. Every single dish surprised us. We can't wait to go back there again!

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would've been nice to know that extra bread would be another charge. Other than that, great food as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and won't be my last. Fun friendly staff and amazing food

CS
vipCraigS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant that never disappoints!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you. I hope to revisit as long as I can get the reservation.

CY
ChristineY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bestia is always full of energy, lots of happy faces and friendly service. The food has been amazing every time I came here. Sometimes I wish they didn't change their menu from time to time because I crave certain dishes, but in a way it's good to try something new. Definitely appreciate the dishes that they do keep around all the time, such as the bone marrow (my favorite).

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best Italian food I have had in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good way to initiate a maskless outing. It was our first time at Bestia after never being able to get a reservation. We booked for a 5pm dinner and from the minute we walked in until we left the service was absolutely phenomenal. The ambiance was electric, every staff member interacted like family. The food & drinks were divine. The scallops appetizer was definitely a great start and ended with the ribeye… can’t wait to come back! Thank you Bestia for your amazing food and excellent service.

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EdLe
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Busy energetic environment with excellent customer service. The drinks are delicious, I had the "I can see your Halo". The only thing I did not like is that some of the food had too much olive oil. We ordered the chicken gizzards and the sage & mortadella pizza, both had too much olive oil that kind of killed the flavor. Bestia was on my top places to go but I don't think I would go back, sorry.

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vipStephenC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

I know this is a popular restaurant, but it is extremely loud and crowded.

Very little space to move around. The kitchen staff is yelling and screaming. And smoke fills the room from the pizza oven. All in all I was very relieved to leave.

Food was good, but it was a very unpleasant experience being there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and each dish surpassed expectations.

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BrendenM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing, Drinks were aromatic and flavorful, service could have been a bit more persistent, but overall it was an awesome experience. Would recommend to a friend!

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Norb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fare, creative cocktails, and friendly service. Try the bone marrow antipasto!

RC
vipRalphC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a good time .Food was food.Some dishes were excellent like the Cavatelli. Good hip vibe

MW
vipMatthewW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service from Shalimar who was "on it" from the moment we sat down.

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AnhL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

its okay, nothing bad, nothing amazing. short, sweet, simple

SC
SharonC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wait staff incredibly attentive and extraordinary on every level

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was recommended by a friend who is originally from the east coast and now a permanent west coast resident. I told her I’d be in LA for my birthday and this was the spot she recommended and boy did it not disappoint nor kid a single mark. Starting with the first bite of the first dish we ordered, I knew this meal was going to be epic. Every bite was well balanced, expertly executed and left nothing behind. 10 out of 10 would do again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends Wedding Anniversary

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vipVfromHermosa
Los Angeles
192 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved our second time at Bestia. This time we had items that we hadn't tried before, mainly the lamb neck and the duck legs. I felt both were overpriced for the amount of "meat" and get and frankly for some reason an actual lamb neck with the spinal cord intact was unappetizing. The duck was in a soup of polenta which would have been tastier with just a solid firm polenta. I am not a milky/creamy girl so that was also a bummer for me.

I did love the Budino which was amazing. That was the second time we ordered that one!

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presidentObama
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Great food but eating in their parking lot wasn't so great. I get that it's due to the pandemics, but I am paying for Bestia experience as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. One of my all time favorites in Los Angeles

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RandiA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our favorite restaurant! eating outside on the driveway in a tent was fine...it's a pandemic ...we get it...but it was not the same as being inside. We'll be back soon!

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SKPasa
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food! Good ambiance - although it was a little bit noisy inside.

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Casey
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant and amazing staff! Best to reserve a table in advance.

FAQs

Bestia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 514-5724.

Bestia is rated 4.7 stars by 4629 OpenTable diners.

Bestia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bestiala.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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