Bestia

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$31 to $50
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Italian
A multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was subpar, just that! It was all hyped up for me and I prefer Bavel, food was simply bad

FS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall the food was great but it was very loud. Like so loud it was difficult to hold a conversation with my dinner mate.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Worst dining experience I have had in LA. Waited 34 minutes even though I made a reservation 2 months in advance. Awful service. Food was average at best. Horribly overpriced. Packed like sardines and so loud. Just a horrible waste of a Saturday dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was great! We just were on a table under the a/c I think you should move the table away for a better experience :)

IV
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very noisy, rushy service, powerful taste, worth for one visit, the balcony tables not great

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, Bestia was good. The food was good but not memorable or outstanding. We ordered a wide variety of dishes (3 antipasti dishes, 2 paste, 1 secondi and 2 dolci) and unfortunately, nothing stood out as inspirational. The wine selection was very disappointing. However, on a positive note the ambiance and service was excellent.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and the service was unmatched. 100% would recommend again and again

SM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious, but it wasn't so spectacular to be worth the wait/struggle to get reservations. Plenty of restaurants do the same (although maybe not so good to their staff! I was very happy with the 4% cost to provide better for their employees).

ND
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant by far! I've been there a couple times now. This last time we sat at the bar and Garrett was our bar tender/waiter. He was awesome! Really made the experience even better! I would totally request him next time if I could.

g
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal... some of the best pasta we’ve ever eaten. And the pizza crust is absolutely amazing.

GS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and I really enjoyed ourselves, we will definitely be coming back.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid!! One of my faves in DTLA!! Never disappoints and always booked!! A very good sign. If I lived closer, I would be here weekly...not so good for my pocket book but well worth the 💰💰

DJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Would definitely repeat and recommend.

m
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When on a Tuesday night. Place was jammed. The food fantastic.
The service was right on - not tooo there and not tooo far away.
Well worth the trip downtown or if downtown well worth the Uber ride.

We had the squit ink Cesar salad. The Myer lemon dressing with the slightly cooked greens - not sure if pan fried lightly or roasted very slightly - amazing.

Next the Gorgonzola pizze - so delish.

What a meal - try this restaurant I am sure you will have a great experience and meal.

JE
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every time, every bite!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for the wonderful experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my fiance had a fantastic time at Bestia. Our server was so friendly and sweet, she didn't have to be enthusiastic about the food but she totally was and that vibe really amped up our experience. All the staff clearly look out for each others tables and support one another. Our table was always clean, the staff knew what cutlery to supply us with for our next course, and every single one of our dishes was divine. I will absolutely be coming back for any excuse I can think of to make the horrific drive into DTLA.

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been curious about this place for a long time -- I get the hype now. Unique dishes, cool ambiance. Bone Marrow Pasta is a must, and I'll be back for the squid ink ceasar and burrata cheese pizza again too!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and the service

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had!
Excellent service and food.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was my friend’s birthday and one person was stuck in traffic due to car accidents and the restaurant wouldn’t seat the group for almost an hour. Most restaurants will compliment a dessert for the Birthday person. It not this one.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

best pastas!

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FL
Los Angeles
139 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve had a standing reservation for 4 years and finally made it. All I’ve ever heard was how amazing Bestia was. Well... it was!

c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Cool spot and food is on point but it’s so loud!

RL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and great service! The food was not only good in flavor but the servers were able to describe it; something that very few restaurants have.

P
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional and the food exceeded expectations. Freshness and depth of flavor.

TL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant itself was really noisy so we ate outside. Every dish was fantastic, but they didn’t really seem to link together as a cohesive meal. Best dishes were the roasted marrow bone and the chicken gizzards.

JJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Service was good. We had a party of six, and it was very loud in the restaurant. Hard to have a conversation. Table was very narrow, so hard to have all of the food comfortably and dishes comfortably on the table.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is top notch. Service was spotty, but the waiter was attentive. Unless you are at a booth, seats are NOT COMFORTABLE and the noise level makes any kind of conversation a challenge

LA
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Can’t wait to go back!!

EL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing environment!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great

OT
Los Angeles
115 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as it gets unless yo factor in Bavel.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfectly delicious and so much fun!

L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Consistently delicious and always provides excellent service. Chicken pate and bone marrow apps are a MUST!

JC
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.....outstanding service!! Always our go-to-place for a good meal.

KS
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Second time here but over 5 years apart. Good to see the food quality has been maintained. Would be good to add some more vegetarian options since you don’t modify or substitute any orders. Desserts were outstanding as was the service.

CA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location in the artists district. We opted to eat at the bar even though there was a table available. The food was inventive (bone marrow), so fresh (bronzino), and shareable. Our waiter, Garrett, was outstanding and offered combinations and advice. As we ate at the bar, we were able to chat with several staff as they came and went from the bar to the main dining areas. Everyone was very friendly and wanted to make sure everything was to our liking. Highly recommended.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything.
I’m sure I will go there again very soon!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was a birthday celebration and we got seated on this kitchen bar right in front of the kitchen so it was extremely loud with waiters shouting orders along with the heat of the kitchen on our backs. In addition, we were only able to reserve for a party of 5 when this bar table had 6 seats so very annoying that we couldn’t invite an additional friend.

The foot itself was tasty although at times extremely salty. It was pretty expensive for some of the portions too.

This was a special occasion so our group had prepared a cake and balloons for this dinner. Unfortunately balloons weren’t allowed so wish we had known that earlier. And the worse part was that there was a $5 cutting fee PER PERSON for the cake we brought. This just seemed outrageous lol.

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