Bestia

4.7
4598 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
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 4598 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
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrendenM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing, Drinks were aromatic and flavorful, service could have been a bit more persistent, but overall it was an awesome experience. Would recommend to a friend!

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Norb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fare, creative cocktails, and friendly service. Try the bone marrow antipasto!

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vipRalphC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a good time .Food was food.Some dishes were excellent like the Cavatelli. Good hip vibe

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vipMatthewW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service from Shalimar who was "on it" from the moment we sat down.

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SharonC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wait staff incredibly attentive and extraordinary on every level

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was recommended by a friend who is originally from the east coast and now a permanent west coast resident. I told her I’d be in LA for my birthday and this was the spot she recommended and boy did it not disappoint nor kid a single mark. Starting with the first bite of the first dish we ordered, I knew this meal was going to be epic. Every bite was well balanced, expertly executed and left nothing behind. 10 out of 10 would do again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends Wedding Anniversary

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presidentObama
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Great food but eating in their parking lot wasn't so great. I get that it's due to the pandemics, but I am paying for Bestia experience as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. One of my all time favorites in Los Angeles

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RandiA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our favorite restaurant! eating outside on the driveway in a tent was fine...it's a pandemic ...we get it...but it was not the same as being inside. We'll be back soon!

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SKPasa
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food! Good ambiance - although it was a little bit noisy inside.

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Casey
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant and amazing staff! Best to reserve a table in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great!

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TrinN
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service and great time.

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vipnarocan
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Great drinks. Ambience is not what it used to be with the tent blocking everything. Service although prompt was barely courteous. The waiter seemed to be rushed to take our order and get us out of his hair.

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vipBillyF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back!

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AlexandriaG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Loved the experience. Already booked another reservation!

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CRodriguez
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was fantastic and the food was incredible.
Appetizer: Herb Caesar salad: Second time getting this, amazing and fresh/light
I can see your Halo Cocktail: ordered two of these and woooo, gets better every time.
Squid Ink Chitarra: 10/10. The crab touch to it is incredible
Buttermilk Ricotta Ravioli: Ordered two of these because of how good they are. Keep in mind most portions are small. Still 10/10 meal.
Bar au Chocolat Bittersweet Chocolate Budino Tart : For dessert, this wont miss. That's all I have to say.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful and amazing hands down best experience ever

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Sasha
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 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.

JJ
vipJJSEANYBOY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

GREAT FIRST EXPERIENCE. VERY GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE

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Manolochef66
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it so much

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teresai
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
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 on June 8, 2021
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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vipDavidD
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TawnyaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
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 on June 7, 2021
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 on June 7, 2021
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 on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Mash
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
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 on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
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.

FAQs

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

Bestia is rated 4.7 stars by 4598 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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