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Bestia

4.7
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4215 Reviews
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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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4215 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClaireJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always love Bestia but first time back since Covid and they are really doing an outstanding job following safety measures. Can't wait to go back.

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vipOttoP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!... So good to see it keep their doors open... and very cool outdoor dining!

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Shintani
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with great food. Not the full menu but the current one is spectacular none the less.

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SharonY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I really can not accept to have a meal within 90 mins. If your restaurant is kind of fine dining restaurant, it’s hard to understand how come serve for a table only in 90 mins. It’s not fast food restaurant, right?! My family had bad time at your restaurant. Won’t come again.

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AdrienneB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and nothing short of perfect. We are there every 2 weeks and can't get enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and made sure we had a great experience for my birthday. She was great with recommendations and dietary restrictions and super friendly

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HannahS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for date nights! Awesome food and good service!

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Julz1287
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bestia is a classic for a reason. You don't want to miss out on the bone marrow appetizer (never seen anything like this!) or any of their pastas. We also adored the butterbean puree and whole branzino.

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LuluW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best food placez ever! Excellent tomato salad.

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AzitaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Let’s start with their very uncomfortable seats! I still have back pain... the food tasted good but nothing special and overpriced for small portions. Service was good. No ambiance. I will not go back nor recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time experience at Bestia! Food, vibe, everything was wonderful!

We did make reservations in advance so got to sit on the permanent patio which was quiet and enjoyable! If we would have sit on the “makeshift” patio, it would have been a different experience, much louder and not as aesthetically pleasing, but I understand you are doing what you can to stay open during such a difficult time. But I’m just glad for my first time, I was able to enjoy what Bestia has to offer in all the ways.

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JINNIE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great vibe! number one Italian restaurant in LA.

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VeeranitiJ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I feel the service at Bestia is not as good as it was before the Pandamic

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EugeneL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service. Had to wait a little, they gave us some complimentary items : D

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SimoneM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our favorite place to eat in downtown, possibly in all of LA.

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Babalu
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The receptionist was not accommodating almost rude to us.. I did not leave because I was there primarily for the workers . Thanks for asking.

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Valley818
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant since my first visit in 2015!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants we’ve tried so far in LA. Every dish was pretty good!

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LosDoyersGR88
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very very disappointed. Small portions and heavily overpriced. Discouraged for a place that has a lot of hype and notariety.
Had better food and bigger portions at at equal or lesser price.
Overrated!

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G325
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We’ve been continuously dining at bestia since it opened - food was always 💯 even though some of the servers were pretentious. Even though dining al fresco during these times isn’t ideal, our food was still amazing and it was our first time having a warm and friendly server. I couldn’t see her smile because of her mask but she was all smelled and super welcoming. Loved it and can’t wait to go back.

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vipZaraG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great time at Bestia. Everything - drinks, food and service - was exceptional. Must try their tomato salad, whole Branzino spaghetti Rustichella and ten cent pistol (cocktail) 😋

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jin411
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to A Lot of restaurants in my lifetime and this was one of the best experience I had. A party if four spent almost $1000 on food a drinks so that just about sums it up how great this place is. Food and drinks worth every single penny but most of the the best part is that all the servers and staff is the nicest and the most professional ever! Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both immaculate. Our server explained the current protocols very clearly. He answered our questions regarding the food and wine menu with enthusiasm and knowledge. All the food was delicious and the dessert was next level. Eat the blueberry torte.

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Unhappyguest
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience4

The server was not at all interested in serving us. The meat was undercooked.

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SarahA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely take your family, your friends, yourself....the ricotta dumplings might be the best tasting dish in LA. The starters are a must-get. The dishes are simple yet the flavors are so complex you'll be thinking "what even is this?! how does it taste this way?!" Outdoor seating was comfortable and safe as far as COVID-19 concerns.

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DuncanM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. Will definitely return.

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ChristyO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service was great. Would go again! Enjoyed the mussels.

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vipwprags
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal pizzas with outstanding toppings and crust, and the gnocchi was spot on - cooked to perfection. The budino was phenomenal, and dare I say one of the best desserts ever. Their COVID precautions were above and beyond any I have seen in LA. Loved it and can't wait to return post-pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food perfect service

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ErinT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted so fresh. It was delicious and full of flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Took my wife there for her birthday. Service and food was great.

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Jrrr
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

While sitting in the Parking lot at a hightop table is not the best ambience for dinner, the evening was made very special by the quality of the food, our attentive leader, and the excellence of the sommelier

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YukaO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend’s birthday dinner!!! We had amazing dishes as well as great cocktails and fabulous service!!!
Everything was clean and outdoor dinner felt safe!
Can’t wait to go back for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went my daughter’s BD dinner.
Saver was very friendly & Food was delicious!
They charged 4% sanitizers fee ?! Was question? Bt,
Totally understand...
We can come back again!
Thanku

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

Everything was great. The staff are so kind and we loved the food !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome in every way!

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BKestell
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing dishes here, love the place! Will continue to recommend this spot to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food came quickly and we loved everything we ate. The chocolate tart dessert was to die for along with the pizza and pastas. The tomato eggplant salad was really good too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We are so glad that Bestia has reopened for dine in! Although their outside seating is in their parking lot, they’ve done a decent job in making it feel welcoming. COVID-19 precautions are in place and all diners and wait staff were mindful. Food, as always, was superb and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Quiet Weds late night dinner. Food was amazing. Would like to visit a little earlier. The vibe feels a little tainted when the staff starts to close down around you.

FAQs

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

Bestia is rated 4.7 stars by 4215 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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