Bestia

4.8
5265 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5265 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing!!! I really enjoyed the food and the experience there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints here, was delicious as always, mussels and sauce just finger licking, duck was so juicy and flavorful. The lamb neck was grilled for several hours and had such amazing charred taste and a texture, was very memorable dish!
Overall great energetic atmosphere and attentive staff. We love coming to Bestia!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there. Great vibe. Liked the feel right away. Server was great. With the small plate servings and getting food quickly there was no waiting for a big ole entre. We had the mussels, the marrow, the leek and Gorgonzola pizza , fish and chocolate dessert. All fabulous. Each of us loved our specialty cocktail. We will be back!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, lovely ambiance, and wonderful cocktails!

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vipNGPjulex
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Flawless meal from beginning to end. A extraordinary culinary experience and top notch service. Well worth making the reservation 60 days in advance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy! Incredible service!

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vipMakiko
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Bestia! It was my first time back post pandemic and they didn’t miss a beat. Service is top notch and the flavors - to die for! It’s not a giant restaurant, so you have to book in advance. They offer indoor and outdoor seating with heaters.

Must tries:
- mussels (formerly mussels & clams)
- marrow
- cavatalli - they changed it so you have truffle slivers on top now

Tried the saffron salad and the Cesar salad this time and those didn’t disappoint. And the warm pear ricotta tart was on point and a perfect seasonal dessert to try.

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SavannahS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was so professional and helpful. The food was mind blowing as usual. This is my wife’s favorite restaurant and the staff made her birthday really special. Thank you so much to everyone for being so accommodating and fun.

MK
MattK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a fantastic must have of Los Angeles culinary experiences. It was my first time there and it met- in many cases exceeded- my expectations.
Our server was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food is amazing and they have to work on the efficiency of their service, you’re interacting with many people before you can actually order !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Bestia and I must say it was awesome! The food was fantastic and everything was so well balanced. The cocktails were also phenomenal. Highly recommend.

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EdwinR
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded all gastronomical senses. The food was divine and decadent. The predominantly Latin staff was exceptional.

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TomasP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughters birthday. Everything was perfect. Thank you to the Bestia Team.

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AikaG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time & the food was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

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RichH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible. Kind staff, great cocktails. Would go back

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TaraW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bone marrow pasta and the chocolate budino tart is a must have

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience, with a reservation was refused service.
Bitter wine, and told I was a liability because I asked for a food accommodation. Had to pay and leave without eating to look for another restaurant at 9 pm !!

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vipJOCALBEN
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best and unique food that I have had in years!

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Venicelocal
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Nice place, nice staff, pretty good food but it's so damn noisy you can't hear yourself talk. Not for me!

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vipLulu
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had another fantastic meal at Bestia. The salad with radicchio, beets and confit chicken gizzards was inspired. I could have eaten that all night long. My husband doesn’t like gizzards and he thought it was good too. We also had the spicy lamb sausage pizza (very good). He had the squid ink pasta with lobster this time. I’ve enjoyed it in the past but this time I had the sourdough quadretti with a chicken liver pork sauce with paper thin mushrooms. It was soul satisfying. Reminded me of a white bolognese and I’m not a fan of bolognese. But this pasta was flavorful yet smooth. Almost as good as the carrot quadretti he made years ago. We also ordered the lamb neck but took most of it home which is fine. It is one of our favorites but we just got full. Not that it kept us from ordering dessert. The quince tart was small but perfect. We didn’t eat/need the ice cream with it. I had excellent wine by the glass and he had a good ipa.

Service was good as always. This restaurant continues to produce innovative yet always delicious food.

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Deeee
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was TOP NOTCH--We were promptly seated a few minutes before our reservation time. The wait staff were professional, knowledgable, and friendly. The restaurant was packed and so it was extremely loud--a little too loud for my preference, but if you're looking for an energetic vibe, you'll definitely find it here. I liked the tapas style servings and variety and uniqueness of the dishes. My favorite was the Roasted Bone Marrow.

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vipAriel
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was incredible!!!! If you’re a good lover, you HAVE TO check out Bestia. We made our reservation a month ago, and it was worth it!!! The service was incredible, everyone was so attentive and knowledgeable! I loved Bestia! Will definitely be back!!

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PaulE
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bone marrow with the pasta was delicious Ceasar salad was refreshing. The two different pasta we had, butternut, Lobster were fantastic. Branzino excellent. Next time we have decided we are going to try all the pastas on the menu.
We sat outside which was perfect, because inside was way to noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Really good service. Definitely a good fine dining experience

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vipRina
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bestia, menu is amazing and I love that it changes up with seasonal items. We visit quite often but this time have to say the music was way to loud and it was impossible to hear your friends talking to you and all the tables around us were screaming to hear each other speaking.

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AlysonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and our service team was outstanding. Can’t wait to come back soon!

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JerichoL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was second to none. We were seated very quickly, the waiters were attentive but not pushy. Everything from the lamb pizza to the bone marrow to the slow roasted lamb neck was superb. Easily one of the best food experiences I've ever had.

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HanaQ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! The only thing that was a negative for me was the noise level. Sitting on the patio was a better option because we would have had to yell to be heard if we sat inside.
Overall, loved the food, and the staff was super efficient and friendly! Can’t wait to go again!

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JacquelineR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful inside but extremely loud and noisy the portions were so small that we left hungry

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Bestia last night. Lynn was wonderful and attentive during our dinner. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The music can be a little lower. It was too loud my friends and I couldn’t hear each other with the music and the other guests chatter.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Does not worth the hype.
Appetizers are great but that’s all
Will definitely never go back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

My only issue was the noise. It was thought to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesnt get any better

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall good experience. The restaurant was noisy and crowded and service was good, but not super friendly. It was what I expected. Food did not disappoint. The burrata pizza was definitely the highlight

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Amazing! My daughter is visiting for the Holidays and we wanted somewhere very LA. It was just what we wanted!

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vipBandb
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent food! Hadn’t been since they opened, nine years ago… it was better than I remembered. Delicious and great lively vibes

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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VanessaD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we absolutely loved it!

FAQs

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

Bestia is rated 4.8 stars by 5265 OpenTable diners.

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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