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About Osteria La Buca
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.
West Hollywood, CA 90038
Hours of Operation:
Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm -10:30pm;
Friday: 6:00 - 11:00pm;
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
$31 to $50
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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.
Valet and Street parking
Private Party Facilities:
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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
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Osteria La Buca Ratings and Reviews
The food was absolutely amazing. Service was impeccable and the upstairs seating was cozy and romantic. We will definitely be back. We live about 30 miles away but worth the drive in LA traffic.
The valet parking is located in a terrible spot. You block a busy traffic lane when you stop to valet. This was stressful and very surprising. That was the only downfall of our night. It really needs more valet workers
It was my first time visiting and it was out of this world! They took very good care of us and the dinner recommendations from our waiter were spot on. The meal was an authentic Italian, delicious, filling and overall fantastic meal in a wonderful setting. The ambiance, vibe and decor were right up my alley. I will absolutely be back! Thank you!
This has been one of my favorite restaurants in LA for years. Unfortunately, in the last year or so, the food and especially the service have taken an absolute nosedive. My go-to dishes were the steak tartare and the bucatini. Both are now just shells of what they used to be. But the biggest problem with this place now is the HORRIBLE service and the ridiculous attitude that some of the employees have. Our waitress the other night had the attitude of an entitled high school student who couldn’t be bothered with trivial things like knowing anything about the menu or lifting a finger to accommodate our requests. The food was a disappointment again, but she was the nail in the coffin. Absolute disaster. Sadly, I will never eat at Osteria La Buca again...unless and until Kaulin Gracie buys it back and saves this sinking ship.
We've made it a tradition to come here before any movie outing. More and more people have tagged along and now we have a good 14 people group coming to dinner. Everyone loves this place, its delicious, beautiful, the staff is polite and the food is outstanding. When the bill comes you'll be shocked as to how affordable it is. Osteria La Buca never disappoints.
This is by far my fave Italian restaurant to go to. I bring all out of town guests here and they fall in love. The Cacio Pepe spaghetti is to DIE for. I've been all over the world and it is one of the better versions I have had. I hope it never leaves the menu.
Osteria la Bucca was incredible. I can't wait to go back (and I was just there this past Saturday), already trying to plan my next meal there! We had the brussel sprouts and meatballs to start, split between 3 people. I would rate both of those starter dishes 10/10. Had their bolognese with gluten free penne pasta for my main course - which I HIGHLY recommend to anyone who is gluten free. The two other people I dined with had the bolognese (with regular pappardelle pasta) and the classic pizza with sausage added - they both thoroughly enjoyed their meals as well! Not a bite was left on any of our plates. For dessert we got both the tiramisu and the chocolate mousse. The chocolate mousse is custard based, and is one of the best desserts I have ever had (not an exaggeration). Its almost like your eating a decadent brownie batter.
The drinks and food were amazing! My husband had the bolognese (delicious) and I had the carbonara (so so so so so good!) The only complaint was that we wanted to space our dinner out, and take our time which we mentioned to our waiter, (who was very sweet and attentive.) But he suggested we order as the dishes take 15 minutes or so, and the Friday night dinner rush was just beginning. So we felt pressured to order, and of course they came faster than that, so it did feel rushed and I wish we would have pushed him to hold on making the dishes. But I would absolutely go back, and order an appetizer, a bottle of wine and obviously more pasta.
Excellent food. Excellent value. We enjoyed every dish we ordered - house-made ricotta with caramelized agave and rosemary (incredible), steak tartare, bolognese, carbonara, broccolini, cauliflower. Enjoyed the Latin-infused spin on the cocktails. It had been years since I had been here, and I'm looking forward to frequenting it from now on to get my homemade pasta fix. Hard to find a reasonably priced Italian restaurant in L.A. doing pastas of this caliber and happy this restaurant is still doing well.
Overall great experience and good food! I have been wanting to come to Osteria La Buca for some time now and the wait was well worth it. Casual dining spot good for a date night or dinner with friends. What I loved about the menu was the variety of entrees and pastas. Our server was well informed and knew the menu well to be able to provide appropriate recommendations. We are bound for a return in the near future.
The food was generally excellent. The daily house-made bread and pizza crust make everything special. Only the angel hair pasta dish was weak, just too cheesy and heavy, and got very stiff in 2 minutes. The music is way too loud which makes everyone talk louder adding to the high volume. What's with the loud volume?
Went to Osteria la Buca for my birthday. They gave us the private room since I noted the special occasion on the Open Table reservation (don't skip that part!). The food was absolutely incredible. Our server was super friendly and the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion. Can't wait to go back!
We came here for my mother-in-law's birthday and it was a great time! Our waitress was friendly and recommended an amazing bottle of wine to pair with our meal. The housemade ricotta with caramelized agave was insanely delicious - didn't know something so light could be so creamy and full of flavor! The steak tartare crostini was good but missing on the flavor a little. The pasta dishes were all stellar and we definitely would go back for those! Flavor, texture, and presentation were solid and they did not disappoint. Overall, a highly recommend for a cozy, neighborhood spot for a date, small group, or just when you want amazing pasta.
Great service, consistent food after coming here for years. Appreciate they’ve kept some greatest hits on the menu while it still evolves.
Faves? Cacio pepe, brussel sprouts, octopus.
This is a great neighborhood joint. Not any mind blowing culinary odyssey.
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