Bestia

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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w
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Received our first 3 dishes right after the other but waited about 20 min after the last dish for our pasta. Server didn't mention or say anything after waiting for so long. Wish the server was more attentive and at least acknowledged that the food was coming out.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waiter and manager were snooty and refused to serve steak at temperature we asked. Spent well over $500 and couldn’t pay for an extra scoop of ice cream. It was my birthday and absolutely not a gift.

EY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Option to select a quieter table upon reservation would be great!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was perfect!

l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Food amazing - and the Drinks very well made.
We loved every single dish we ordered.
If you like it quite - ask for the patio outside - the have heaters and even blankets.
We were very comfortable and could talk. For more energetic mood - eat inside.
MUST go.

MM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! So Yummy. It’s like no other place I have been. Dishes like the bone marrow pasta are so unique and delicious. And I don’t usually eat bone marrow! But I will eat it here! The ambiance is industrial modern. Very Trendy.
The food is amazing. I don’t think I have come across one dish I that hate, and here, I am willing to try things out of my comfort zone.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 6th eating at Bestia it was phenomenal as usual

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Literally ordered everything recommended online. All was generally good but found our main courses so/so.

Staff is great. Super friendly and quick to assist.

Place is a bit loud but I dig it. Feels very lively.

Spent 400 dollars between 2 people for dinner and drinks. Not sure if it was worth it.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best service we’ve ever received on a very busy restaurant. I forgot the name of our server but he is definitely the best! Food is also great, we loved everything we had ordered. Will be back on other special occasions for sure.

VL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was good . Not amazing . Waiter was very robotic and slightly rude . Food was good , not something I’d rave about . Drinks were the best part of the experience & the ambience . Also in a really fun location downtown la arts district

DH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food is awesome. Excellent wine list

MS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, beverage, and service were all spot on. Attentive and knowledgeable, while also unobtrusive. The vibe and ambiance are great. Casual and fun, without sacrificing quality. Great wine selections, and the pastas are diving. Great flavors and perfect texture with attention to detail. Would definitely go back next tome I visit LA.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our server and bartender were very nice. Will definitely come back again soon.

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Julia was delightful and the rest of the staff provided excellent service. A well run place with outstanding food and a great vibe!

GM
Hong Kong
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Bestia for years and every visit we were amazed by their creative menu. Their thin crust pizza and pasta dishes are consistently great! Actually, all of the items on their menu are delicious. We look forward to dining at Bestia for many more years to come!

DM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my son’s 25th birthday. He had been wanting to try Bestia and it did not disappoint. The restaurant has a wonderful, upbeat vibe. Wonderful smells in the air and the service was excellent. The food was interesting and delicious with a nice variety to choose from. Overall, we had a delightful experience.
Thank you!

LH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Uniuque menu. Spectacular Service. one of our favorite LA Restaurants. Can't wait to go back again.

CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Bestia did not live up to the reviews nor the hype of its months-in-advance reservation, which is in itself a disappointment. I saved a visit here for my boyfriend's birthday and I was perplexed when we were seated at the kitchen counter even though we had a reservation for 5pm (when the restaurant opens) and there were many free tables nearby. When I asked if we could sit at one of the tables, we were politely told no but they'd let us know if something opened up -- I had to ask again when said tables were still empty 20 minutes later. Our waitress initially encouraged us to order four dishes because the menu encourages sharing, but the portions are fairly substantial. We did just fine with two pasta dishes and one pizza between us. The food was excellent, but there are many Italian restaurants of equal or better quality in LA, which are more affordable, more welcoming, and don't require a reservation months in advance. Glad we tried it, but I won't be back.

DA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bestia is consistently a fantastic dining experience!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Husband Birthday

N
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order everything! everything was so good. Especially the truffle pasta...

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pastas were fabulous but desserts ran out early and we missed out on the bone marrow.

w
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the customer service was on point.

MC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

food was pretty good, not incredible, but good; about what you'd expect for a "foodie" restaurant. My biggest issue with the place was the food was very slow to come out and they pack way too many tables in there so I was basically getting bumped by waiters/people walking by every 5 seconds (and the chairs were very uncomfortable as well). Food is slightly overpriced but again, what you'd expect for a "foodie" place. Overall I give it a 3 for meeting food expectations but not blowing my mind, the positioning of the tables left a lot to be desired though. Likely won't be back

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was amazing, but space in the restaurant is very limited. Overall, would come again, albeit this may not be at the top of my list.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Servers kept bumping into my husband so we did not have a good seat placement. They could only move us on the patio where it was cold. Burrata pizza was delicious. Had a hand rolled mushroom ravioli and it was very good, but such a small portion that we should have been warned when we ordered. Overall the food is good, but not good value and very noisy.

MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall super delicioua!! I put 4/5 stars in service because our waiter forgot one of our items and then he charged one of our friends twice, not sure of he was new? But aside from that the food is amazing!!

JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

T
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered were delicious. Service was great! We will definitely make another trip here at Bestia!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never can’t go wrong dining at Bestia

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always. Best restaurant in LA. Service was amassing.

T
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bestia was the best. The valet was right at the door. Our table was ready and we were seated promptly. Our server , Leslie S, was fantastic- friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We ordered the lobster ceviche as the appetizer, perfectly prepared with. An amazing mixture of subtle seasonings. The broth was astounding, citrusy and delicous. This is one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. That was followed by a refreshing tart endive salad with pomegranate seeds and the entree was the incomparable New Zealond beef, medium rare, cooked with a perfectly seasoned crust. Outstanding! Finished off With the chocolate dessert it was as perfect a meal and as an outstanding dining experience as I could have anticipated in the fascinating open warehouse style open kitchen and close dining room.

F
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Average at best. The mussels were predictable, lobster salad wasn’t memorable and dessert/butter cake was average at best. It was impossible to chat inside the restaurant, we opted for the patio instead. Our server was nice and friendly. Definitely won’t be coming back. Overall experience with the food was disappointing

LH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and original with fantastic service who provided us with everything we asked for and more. This restaurant is operated by a wife and husband team which in my opinion makes it even more special. I hope they continue to make great menus and food.

Z
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience and evening. Will definitely return!

NF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here - everything was amazing- energy, drinks, food & service!
Will definitely come back !!

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything the ordered was fantastic. Not a ton of vegetarian options but still 5 stars.

IB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a treat to come to Bestia! The ambience, service, and of course the food is all amazing.

LO
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite go to places for a quick dinner with dishes so full of flavor. Thank you!

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