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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.

5210 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90038
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian

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.

Cross Street:
Wilton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 462-1900

Website:
http://www.osterialabuca.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet and Street parking

Executive Chef:
Cameron Slaugh

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Jackie at events@osterialabuca.com

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

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Osteria La Buca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Romantic (30)
Fun (25)
Casual (25)
Cozy (23)
Authentic (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great Beer (8)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was really bad. I would rather make pasta myself. The ambience was great. The service was amazing.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I always go for the Ricotta to start ! Best Cacio e Pepe in town and recently tried the angel hair with brown butter and lemon that also did not disappoint

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

excellent pasta!! one of the better one's!! so good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always perfect! Friends were in town from Australia and I wouldn’t have picked anywhere else!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service and amazing food 👍👍👍

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing meal - delicious

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Cannot get enough of this place! Service is always stellar and I'm obsessed with their fresh pastas. My fave is the cacio pepe...to die for! I also highly recommend their Ricotta appetizer and their farm lettuces salad...so good!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This resto never disappoints!! The service & food are perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Place is nice with a casual vibe. Food was amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

You can't fake cacio e pepe. You can either do it or you can't, and this place nails it. I like coming here. The wine works, the pasta is stellar, and their sides are on par with the best. The roasted potatoes are killer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This restaurant never ever disappoints! Service, food & drinks are perfect!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I love LaBuca and have been coming here for years. Most of the time, I like to sit at the bar if by myself and one other person, this time we had a table, and sat with friends. Great pasta. All of them are delicious and homemade!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was great I think the service could’ve been a little more spot on, but it was not terrible. The noise level is pretty loud. I would definitely go back. The Bolognese was delicious, as well as the ricotta. The Collie flower was a bit too sweet

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food here is always fantastic. I always look forward to eating here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food as always. Best Carbonara pasta in LA !!! Very delicious steak and beef tartar. Tiramisu is so delicious!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food was great and so was the service. Everyone there is charming and helpful. I would recommend Osteria La Buca to anyone.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent as always. Loved the octopus and the Brussels as always..

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We make a point to come to this gem at least once a month.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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?

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place, really enjoyed myself.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing place! Highly recommended. Go!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

GREAT pasta and bread. Love the setting and vibe, though it is quite loud.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Wow. Just wow. Definitely get the House-made Ricotta. Everything we ordered was excellent. Service was great too! Definitely coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bigoli en Brodo was very good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic food, service and setting. But, don’t know that we’ll go back again noise was deafening. Might try upstairs....seemed quieter. Great music, but does it need to be blasting so that everyone has to scream to be heard?

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food with amazing service. This is our third or fourth visit to the restaurant and the service continues to be fantastic. Attentive, thoughtful staff paired with fabulous food and drinks and you can't go wrong. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great experience, the food is always amazing and the service is always fast and welcoming. Will definitely keep coming back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Love it! Best bang for buck great meal in town.

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