Osteria La Buca

4.8
1113 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Osteria la Buca is located on Melrose Ave, two blocks East of Paramount Studios on the edge of Hollywood. We celebrate the gift that is Southern California produce and grass roots Italian cooking. We have a focused list of Italian and California wines and offer a full bar specializing in boutique spirits from around the world. All of our pastas are prepared on premise daily. We represent handmade, local and farm fresh traditions. We welcome all to gather around our tables.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm -10:30pm;
Friday: 6:00 - 11:00pm;
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Phone number
(323) 462-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cameron Slaugh
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Private party facilities
Please contact Jackie at events@osterialabuca.com
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Catering
Our Pasta Room is available for chef's tasting menus for parties up to ten. Our upstairs dining room can hold up to 36 people for a seated dinner.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wilton
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Parking details
Valet and Street parking
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.2

A classic neighborhood spot, with pasta worth driving across the city for.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 1113 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great! The food quality was amazing! Going back!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

By far one of the best birthday dinners I have had in years! Our waiter was phenomenal as well as the manger . Great place and even better food !

Thankyou for making my 23 rd birthday perfect !

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good! Love the crispy faro, crispy octopus and the brussel sprouts. The pasta is to die for and the oh so fresh fish. Love this place

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Went for father's day. The food and the service was absolutely incredible

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

As always, I love Osteria La Buca. they never fail me.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fantastic restaurant. I would return in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Never disappointed always feel very taken care of and happily satisfied by the amazing taste

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

great place and tasty food in the neighborhood... if you are around Paramount, you should check this place out.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Yummy food! Great environment that is fun and not too loud

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I really love coming to this gem in the neighborhood. Our waitress was fantastic, answering all of our detailed menu questions with a smile on her face. My entree portion was a little small, but we did quite a large tasting of the menu and 8/10 things were just awesome! The ambiance is very pleasant, and fun being right on the street which lets in lots of natural lighting. Will be going back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Anniversary dinner. We sat upstairs at 6:30 PM on a Friday, downstairs was louder so we asked to be moved and the hostess was very accommodating. The food was excellent. The desserts are huge, I recommend to share dessert.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We decided to try for an early dinner after LA Phil. I would highly recommend. Food was delish and wine was good. Service great. We were a party of six. We celebrated our birthdays. Deserts were very good. Everyone in the party agreed we would definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Went here for a birthday dinner with a couple people. Everything was delicious. A couple of us had the Cacio Pepe, which was so good. Another in the group had the short rib ravioli and said it was amazing. We had the ricotta cheese appetizer- fantastic. The house homemade rosemary bread so amazing. We really enjoyed the urban cool yet down to earth atmosphere. It felt very cozy and warm although still fresh and modern. Will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Fun, great service, great food

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We came to Osteria La Buca for a low-key birthday celebration and loved it! The food and service are wonderful and the vegetarian dishes were lovely.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The place is noisy but we were fortunate to have a separate room uostsirs perfect for the occasion. It was a coincidence, we would not have been happy downstsirs, so thank you. Food is amazing, service fast!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Delicious cuisine, friendly and prompt service. Would definitely go there again.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

I brought my mother here For lunch and she loved everything. We started with wines. I had the Rossese, which is a funky red wine, just what I wanted. We had the Brussels sprouts as the appetizer, then the classic pizza followed by the angel hair lemon sage and the pappadelle bologna. We finished with the salted caramel budino and the custard dessert with coffee liquor.
Yum!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was very tasty, especially the short rib hash. Staff was wonderful as well.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Never disappoints! Amazing service, delicious dishes! A+

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Sunday brunch is amazing. I keep considering Osteria La Buca as my go to whenever I have a Sunday off.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was amazing as usual. Delicious bottle of rose made in LA. But service was outstanding. Our server, John, was excellent. I would highly recommend Osteria la Buca very highly. You must get the brussel sprouts!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service and staff made us feel like home and were exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was wonderful and the waiter cheerfully accommodated my vegan needs. We were celebrating my daughter's college graduation and they made it special. I highly recommend this restaurant because of their attention to detail from the food to the service. Superb!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We love this spot! The ambiance is one our faves for a date, food is lovely, and service is always wonderful. Would recommend any day!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in LA!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wow, that pasta was some of the very best I’ve ever had. Deeeeeeelicious. The pea snap salad was also out of this world. The two desserts, a chocolate moose and butterscotch thing, were good, but not mind blowing. The house preseco was also delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was a birthday, and they gave us the cutest table upstairs by the window

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I LOVE the food here. It is Inventive, creative, delicious; very thoughtfully made. I can’t wait to go again. And, great atmosphere. 5 stars to this place

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Delicious, creative food. Friendly, attentive service. Simple design/interior. Music a little loud making conversation difficult at dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

I'm always on the lookout for a great local spot and thei si s gem in the neighborhood. Great food. Great vibe. Iteresting menu.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

It was my son’s birthday. Our waitress was awesome a well as the bartender. Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Love love love the food here! Friendly attentive service! Every pasta dish fabulous and seemingly better than the last! Nice vibrant space! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great service
Great food
Simple menu
Authentic Italian
We will be back

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Ordered angel hair pasta and a pizza. Very tasty, although the pork on the pizza made it a tad too salty. Had a forgettable butterscotch dessert. Great wine selection at reasonable price.

Plus:
- Good Italian food
- Good service
- Reasonable price
- Good location (West Hollywood ish), convenient to go out after dinner

Minus:
- No cannoli (what?!) + mediocre dessert

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Loved the rosemary bread. The Bolognese was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We went for an early lunch right when they opened on a weekday. It was nice and quiet, not a lot of people in. Service was amazing, food was amazing. The brussel sprouts were the best I've ever had. And of course the bucatini carbonara more than lived up to the hype. Serving size was generous, if you're not too hungry just share an appetizer and one entree between two people and you'll leave happy! Finding parking wasn't tricky either.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

It's my neighborhood go-to. Always good food & good service with decent prices. LOVE the Farmers Salad and the Caccio Pepe pasta , and the brussel sprouts are the best I've ever had!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Loved the upstairs room with the fireplace. Great vibe to the place. Food was amazing.

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