Bestia

4.8
4272 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4272 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was great.

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honestreviews
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

A note to whoever handles reservations over the phone aka when your press 2 on the dial pad. I did not receive a confirmation of my reservation via text or email. I constantly called days before my reservation to get a confirmation and did not receive one. I was referred to by my first name rather then "Mr. or Sir". You should never refer to those you are hosting by their first name. I am not your friend. Absolutely rude. And you should not raise your voice over the phone to those you are hosting. I was told "Do you want proof of your reservation Chris?!! I can screen shot it and text it to you!" The food was great but I felt very hostile coming into to the restaurant knowing that the rude hostess was within the facility. Overall, if you have a immature/rude representative of the restaurant it taints the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Would have a wider range of steaks available.

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bruce
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bestia is always fabulous. Too bad everything is closing again.

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JenK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Excellent evening. My only suggestion for Bestia would be to maybe plan for 2 hours per table instead of 90 minutes per table, especially considering that the restaurant serves their plates in courses, it's very easy for tables to overrun that time limit, simply by eating at a normal pace. We were fortunate to have an early reservation time; however, when we left, it was obvious that the staff was nervous about the volume of people waiting for the next reservation time and the amount of tables that were still eating.

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food and they brought everything in a manner which complimented the food. Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food as usual the best !! Just wish
The chairs / seating was comfortable!!

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LeticiaR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were outstanding! Enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended.

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vipMikoN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bit chilly

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our covid dine-in experience was excellent from the valet, to the host and our server. Everyone was on top of it with amazing service and safe covid protocols

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vipRonnaZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Food was outstanding! Such unusual food and taste combinations. We are so happy we were finally able to get a reservation.

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YaelLir
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED the dinner at Bestia.
It was our first visit after the restaurant reopening, we were surprised at the ease of the operation, we sat at the front patio, there was a heater and we felt great!
The food, as usual was delicate and amazing!
We will be back!
Thanks, Yael Lir

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LordBetty
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. The service was outstanding!

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always on point! Service was excellent. I can't wait till the inside is open again however the staff is doing all they can to give a nice Ambiance even though you're eating in a parking lot!! Lol

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JuliaC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is absolutely amazing. The portions could be larger for the price, but so worth a trip.

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Lily
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We were pressed A LOT to leave! We were there to celebrate and it felt like they could not wait for us to be gone. We were warned that there is a 90min. policy by the county (because of COVID) and we totally understand it, but it felt like as soon as we sat down that they wanted us to order faster, eat faster and leave. As soon as one of our dish was almost empty, it was taken away. We had to stop them (I mean, I want to eat the whole plate I payed for, especially since they have small serving sizes). They also pressured us to order more than we actually were hungry for.

That said, the food and wine are amazing! Leave room for dessert! It is expensive an expensive location but it is worthwhile. Though, for those prices, we expected to feel more welcomed.

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BrianaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Third visit to this place and it's always amazing! Love, love Bestia.

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NeekjDaws18
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Service was extremely poor / first waiter was amazing and then she went home and the second waiter had the worst attitude.
Food was mediocre
Drinks were pretty delicious
Came for a birthday celebration and it wasn’t acknowledged.

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CesarAj
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. I loves the gizzards and the rice pudding dessert they have

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vipCassieK
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in LA hands down. Always a great experience - both dining and service. Ambience is great too!

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vipccEats
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love bestia. However, I was disappointed they ran out of a main dish, the lamb neck, so early on in the night (we went at 7). I also wish they would’ve clarified that the wagyu served was “Australian wagyu.” I probably should’ve inquired, but would’ve been nice to slide it in the description. Of course since it’s Bestia, I’ll still be coming back for more. Everything was delicious, including the cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything!!

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RickG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perf as usual excellent service and super attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated quickly and everything that came to our table was divine. Bestia is a must go to place if you're in LA.

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Yael
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner dining outdoors in their tented patio. The tables were well spaced out and they had heaters going between the tables.

I was really impressed with the pricing - I feel like similarly "hyped" restaurants would charge 20% more on most dishes for the portion size. The ricotta and the mussels were the highlights, the fresh bread is AMAZING.

Great service. We had an issue with a gift card and they were very accommodating in getting it resolved.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated within about 10 minutes, which was great. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable. The food was top notch, well worth the price which was slightly steep, but that’s completely fine. I would definitely come back. They handled Social Distancing and everything quite well also.

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EstelaT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parent”s 50 anniversary

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner was amazing. It was our first time at Bestia but we heard great things about it. We ate the Tomato salad, Sausage and Honey pizza, Bone Marrow, Lamb Neck and Cavatelli Pasta.

Bone marrow is a MUST! The tomato salad was light fresh and full flavored and the pizza was out of this world!

All the dishes were extremely well balanced and some of the best food we’ve ever eaten. Waiters were kind and attentive. Due to Covid we were seated outside in the parking lot but the food is by far makes up for the lack of ambiance.

Loved it! Will be back to get the $150 Wagyu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner spot

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cassandrah
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious from the salad to the pizza to the lamb. Our blueberry dessert was great as well!

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ZoeP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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Mekesha
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our dinner at Bestia was delicious from start to finish. Caesar Salad, Gnocchi, Oso Bucco, Homemade Buttermilk Ricotta (the smoked buttery bread), Branzino ALL DELICIOUS.

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Gmanning5
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out!! Always an amazing time at Bestia.

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vipKateraS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have always known this as an LA staple and I think I had higher expectations because of that. I enjoyed the bone marrow. I ordered the ricotta pasta with sausage as an entree and it was okay, but I don’t think it was worth the price. I’ve had much better pasta in LA and really nothing has compared to Barrique and their Tagliolini Rossi.

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SaraD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a wonderful birthday dinner. My Waitress was knowledgeable about wine pairing with my Branzino. The margherita pizza and Cesar are fresh and delicious. And the perfect ending to my meal was the Espresso martini and sea salt carmel chocolate dessert. Had a wonderful experience with my family.

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Nice
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Celebrated anniversary. Make reservations early. Was a bit late after the 15min grace, however after calling, turned out ok. Seated pretty quick. Tent seating was a bit to be desired, however, given the current situation was still enjoyable.
Popular dish would have to be the bone marrow and was excellent. Overall great place and food. Will come back definetly. $9 valet, so be prepared.

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howieb
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, outstanding service, great atmosphere.......

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great, did not have to wait long to be seated. The food was promptly delivered, one plate did take long to come out. The service was great. No complaints

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipErica
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great food and ambience. Good for colder weather with strong heat lamps outside.

FAQs

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

Bestia is rated 4.8 stars by 4272 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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