Bestia

4.7
4579 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 4579 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful and amazing hands down best experience ever

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Sasha
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Beef tartar was fantastic. My favorite dish was the Cavatelli ala Norcina. Will definitely be back.

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AlexA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They no longer offer the salumi plate, which was a key part of the menu. It's disappointing to go to a restaurant as lauded as Bestia and find one of their staple offerings no longer there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is as expected for a highly rated restaurant, but the service…. man it was impeccable.

Will definitely try to get a reservation again.

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vipJJSEANYBOY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

GREAT FIRST EXPERIENCE. VERY GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE

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Manolochef66
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. We were 2 chefs so we ordered a lot of food. The pastas were superb with amazing flavors and the lamb pizza was perfect. We also had the ribeye which was perfectly cooked. The service was exceptional with attention to detail. I will definitely return as soon as possible.

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ElizabethH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I was so excited to try this restaurant. Their food was okay. Nothing special. Our server kept pushing us to order more food and drinks to the point where we felt uncomfortable. The amount of food we ordered was perfect for us. Their outdoor seating was ugly. Overall, I was disappointed and will not go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My 2nd time here - from out of town and will make this place a destination every time I visit LA.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it so much

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teresai
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing, food is outstanding. Our go to restaurant every time and never disappoints.

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vipHazel
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really awesome meal. Every dish was fantastic and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the experience. Hope to visit again when I come back to Los Angeles.

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DavidD
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal! We would go back any day without hesitation 😊

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TawnyaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When and if you can get in, do it. Service and food are amazing. The outdoor dining is decent considering these times - very enjoyable evening!

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WeezyC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for my birthday! The staff was so friendly I felt like we were old friends by the time I left, the food is fantastic, the best liver pate and raviolis I’ve ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of 6 for a birthday. Food and drinks were great. We were seated outside and had a great time. Definitely get the lamb neck.

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JulieA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great time and Food is really good !! wanna visit here again.

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Mash
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff at Bestia is attentive, courteous, and friendly. The restaurant itself is run like a well-oiled machine and dishes are timed to arrive at your table perfectly. Gwen was so delightful as our server to share her extensive knowledge about the menu and help us make the best decisions for our dinner. And the food itself…simply amazing. For an all-around superb experience make a reservation today!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Keana was AMAZING! Wonderful recommendations and very attentive & friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything we order was delicious. Definitely go back and definitely recommend.

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RezaM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in Los Angeles. Amazing food and service. LOVE coming here.

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JayC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious. The Bone Marrow is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Peru
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La mejor comida durante mi estadía en LA, hubo 15 minutos de demora para que nos acomodaran en nuestra mesa, el lugar estaba muy concurrido, igual tomamos eso como una buena señal, el somelier podría ser algo más carismático, lo compensó nuestra mesera que fue muy amable y simpática.

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Susie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best restaurants in LA! I love to go back again and again.

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DaveN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Perhaps the worst waiter service I've ever had. Pushy, rude, disinterested, condescending. Which is too bad, because the host, food runners and valet were all great. It was also my daughter's 15th birthday, which the waiter did not care one bit about. Nothing special from the kitchen and not even a kind word.

The food was fine, but for the price it could have been so much better. We spent over $700 for a party of 6. And no substitutions for food allergies...I get it. Their restaurant, their rules. But you definitely won't see me back here ever, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. LA's a big place. Too many other great options.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Service was horrible. We were sat in the cold and they refused to move heater closer due to proximity to other patrons but no one was even sitting by us as they complained and were moved to warmth and we were refused. Also, food was to be coursed instead everything came all at once to our tiny table.

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PeterT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic and the service was equally impressive. What a great experience!!!

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Ness
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was welcoming. The food was amazing and the experience was worth it. We will definitely be coming back.

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Tsunami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

The place was literally just Ok. The food was ok, drinks were pretty good. It was kinda dark. Service was nice. Prolly will never come back.

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kalenaross
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always OUTSTANDING AT BESTIA!!! Still hands down one of the top LA restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for bday! Best server ever, so informative and straightforward! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal! Every dish was creative and delicious! Cocktails were perfect. Service was great. Next time we’re coming back with more people so we can try more dishes. Had the scallops, pasta, bone marrow, and lamb shoulder. All spectacular! We sat in the garden/patio - very nice and more quiet than inside. Love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food. Everything was absolutely amazing!!

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AlexS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the few places that actually live up to the hype. Worth the price, food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I have eaten at Bestia on several occasions for the last 4 years but today some of my favorite dishes did not taste anything like the multiple previous visits. Sadly, I am disappointed that the joy their food used to bring was not the case today .

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K032C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, and every item on the menu exceeded our expectations. Also, don't hesitate to try their take on an espresso martini (I'd say it's better than 90% of the places I've had a good classic one).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service very attentive and fast ! Will be a forsure be coming back soon

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vipColleenS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to dine again at Bestia! Outdoor seating with safety protocols in place!

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ChristopherG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would definitely recommend

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RogelioA
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are one of the best and the food is incredible.

FAQs

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

Bestia is rated 4.7 stars by 4579 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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