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Bestia, Los Angeles, CA

Bestia

4.8
4.8
5912 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 184 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 514-5724

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ori Menashe & Genevieve Gergis

  • Catering

    Please email events@bestiala.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@bestiala.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Santa Fe Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,912 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Most Booked

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Overall

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Food

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Hot Spot

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfecto in everything!
  2. l

    livestoeat

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service4ambience3
    The food was good and the service was prompt and friendly. However, we were seated in front of an oven and next to the kitchen, so we baked for the 2 hours of dinner, with increasing amounts of smoke, while listening to dishes being thrown into the washer. Honestly, if they are going to seat anyone at the worst table in the entire place, they could at least be apolegetic. In a restaurant of this size, there is no reason to seat people at this excuse for bar seating. There was another couple seated next to us, who left in the middle of their dinner in disgust at the situation. The host clearly couldn't care less about our complaint. And if you waiter is going to push the most expensive items on the menu, he shouldn't appear quite so disappointed when you don't.
  3. MD

    MariemD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great, the ambience was nice, a bit loud and crowded even for a Monday night, but it was still fun from the energy.
  4. DT

    DanielT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were really helpful. We had a really great time and the service people are some of the most accommodating people.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lots of favorites have been taken off the menu, but did try new things we enjoyed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! Great food
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with the family! Staff was great, explaining all the foods in the menu! Will certainly be back!
  8. H

    Hillary

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal at Bestia! The drinks were great (and strong!), the food was so delicious and flavorful and the service was top notch. I love that they take food allergies so seriously here as well. We will definitely be back and recommend a lovely meal on their patio to anyone who hasn’t gone yet!
  9. L

    Lucy

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food service ambience amazing. We’ve been several times now and have never been disappointed. We’ve brought friends and family here and everyone has raved and left fat and happy. Such a great vibe!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and service. The scallop crudo, Cesar salad, and cavatelli were our favorites.
  11. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can I please meet the chefs??? This place was one of the best restaurants I have been to in LA
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love this place since the first time we went to this restaurant
  13. S

    Sharony

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Very busy and noisy and wished we had an outdoor table. But service and food were excellent.
  14. JR

    JRenae

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down best restaurant in LA! Highly recommended
  15. J

    Jing

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish left a lasting impression. Definitely try their stunning Caesar salad, scallop crudo and roasted bone marrow. The atmosphere is amazing. It’s been years since we visited a restaurant that’s this energetic.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing staffs. Amazing vibe
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as expected. We went for my husbands birthday and we were so happy with the food, experience and ambiance.
  18. AV

    AndreV

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annmarina our server and all her supporting cast was completely phenomenal!
  19. OK

    OliviaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just go. Everything is AMAZING. Order the bone marrow. It will not disappoint
  20. MG

    MargauxG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was incredible. Very cool ambiance. I lowered my rating for two (fairly minor) reasons: the restaurant is VERY loud and they only have two unisex bathrooms so there was a line most of the night.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bestia continues to be great with consistency and enough menu changes to make every visit interesting.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Server and bussers - nice and attentive but server too busy; Drinks - my martini doesn’t taste good, but ginger ale is really good; Food - well cooked with fresh ingredients, but MAN! It is salty! Too over shadowing the ingredients’ natural flavors; Ambience - vibrant atmosphere with different kinds of crowds. Kind of noisy cause everyone is having such fun I guess.
  23. OG

    OGGIE

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday
  24. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They sat us a bit late, but other than that, everything was exceptional.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter new to tell us everything about the dishes, food absolutely amazing
  26. CL

    CaseyL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible, just lean on the staff for recommendations and they'll steer you the right way. A top choice for me now.
  27. DT

    DeniseT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Very friendly waiter! Fresh food!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I came here 2 months ago and couldn’t wait to come back after trying out all the delicious dishes that night. We decided to sit outside as opposed to inside this time due to how loud it was last time. We tried the herb-caesar salad, mussels, octopus puttanesca, and gnocchi. The herb-caesar salad is absolutely incredible. The avocado caesar dressing is so addicting. The sauce in the mussels dish has a spicy kick without burning your tongue. The octopus is tender and super flavorful. The gnocchi were like little pillows and the homemade ricotta was incredibly smooth and rich. Lastly, the seasonal apricots with camomile ice cream was delicious. The mild sweetness of the ice cream complimented the rich apricots perfectly. There are so many dishes we have yet to try and we can’t wait to come back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance was impeccable. The service was exceptional beyond. This is by far the best restaurant in Los Angeles. It may even be one of my all time favorite around the world.
  30. T

    Traveller

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was quite good. Tastes & presentation was excellent. For antipasti, tomatoes & pig head were both well thought of & on the outstanding side. For pastas, the gnocchi & squid ink stood out. For the latter one, use of larger lobster with bigger flavor & texture would significantly elevate the dish. If pastas potion sizes could be improved 15 - 20 percent, that would more encourage communal tasting/sharing & enjoyment. Services were excellent from every department, except that we reserved outside table but instead seated inside. Noise level was a bit high straining conversation and compromised on the enjoyment of food. Perhaps strategic placement of some decorative sound absorbing material could reduce a few decibels.
  31. CH

    CHARIKLEIAC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good combination of restaurant and bar. Don’t go if you want to talk with each other. Great food - great service
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience has always been top notch! Bestia just does it right all the time.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    So loud!!! And food was just okay
  34. s

    swim2k

    Los Angeles

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating an anniversary, which the restaurant politely acknowledged with a glass of prosecco upon being seated. The food and service were terrific. The burrata appetizer and the caesar salad were outstanding. Our table was set a little awkwardly at a busy doorway from the outdoor space to the indoor restaurant. I was bumped by the busy waitstaff seeral times.
  35. KO

    KimO

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers Day
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food slightly bland today, desert was exceptional! Our first time was better experience but still will go back. Slightly overpriced and wish they didn’t charge 4% health tax!
  37. VJ

    VivaJuventus

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bestia is a favorite of ours--pricier than what we can enjoy frequently, but for special occasions it's a top choice. Cocktails are outstanding. Antipasti are excellent (we had the salumi and the cozze con n'duja). White n'duja in the salumi plate was a new experience for us. Pizze are the real deal, though I wish there was a pizza marinara on the list (we split a margherita). Pasta alla chitarra con nero di seppia was good, though I felt the sauce was a bit flat. The cavatelli con salsiccia norcina was spectacular--a couple of steps better than anything I have had in Emiglia Romana. Dessert was awesome--corn fritters are an improved version of latte fritto dolce genovese. Menashe consistently takes the best of italian cuisine and somehow improves on it. Amazing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We arrived maybe 20 minutes before our reservation time. We checked in with the young lady at the front and asked to see if we could be sat inside instead of outside. She said it would be possible but it would be another 30 mins. 30 mins later we were seated and ordering drinks. The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us the break down on the menu and told us a little about the husband and wife that run the kitchen. We started off with the Peruvian Scallop Crudo for appetizers. This would be the first time I try scallops and it did not disappoint It was cool fresh and refreshing. I really liked the presentation. Then we ordered the Cavatelli Alla Norcina and boy was that rich and hearty. It was really good and I recommend it! Afterword we decided to have the Roasted Bone Marrow. The Bone Marrow laid upon a bed of gnocchi I think. I've never had bone marrow and it was a real nice experience to taste it in a pasta rather than on a crostini. Lastly we ordered the Slow Roasted Lamb Neck. I gotta say I really enjoyed this dish the most. It was hearty and fresh with the addition of the tzatziki? and lettuce. It was a great birthday dinner and when I get the chance I will be coming back for more pasta and lamb.
  40. FL

    FLUFFYUNICORN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Really loud if you sit IN-DOORS. Everything was pretty much burnt. Taste-wise was mediocre. The only thing my party loved was the mussels and pizza.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Bestia is rated 4.8 stars by 5912 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 184 times today
Google Map for Bestia

2121 E. 7th Place Los Angeles, CA 90021

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santa Fe Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ori Menashe & Genevieve Gergis

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 514-5724

  • Catering

    Please email events@bestiala.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@bestiala.com for more information.

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