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Bestia, Los Angeles, CA

Bestia

4.8
4.8
6623 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 170 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 514-5724

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ori Menashe & Genevieve Gergis

  • Catering

    Please email events@bestiala.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@bestiala.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Santa Fe Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,623 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Los Angeles

    Most Booked

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Food

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was okay
  2. MB

    MarioBuddy

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always, Bestia never disappoints. Bone marrow there is still Top3 meals in LA in the last 10 years.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    Kinda loud for a date. Superb Food.
  4. TM

    TanyaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal and amazing food. It's LA so parking is always a struggle but they have great Valet service.
  5. JF

    JoshuaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    Trying to celebrate a 27th birthday!
  6. RG

    RitaG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and drinks were amazing. Service impeccable the whole staff was knowledgeable and didn’t miss a beat. Some examples when I got up to go to the restroom someone came by and folded my napkin, when my water was going down someone was there to refill even though the water bottle was next to me. Already planning our next visit. Only miss was on the reservation it was stated that we were celebrating a birthday and at check in they reconfirmed that we were celebrating a birthday. There was no acknowledgement of the special occasion after that.
  7. EE

    ElizabethE

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch The eggs sandwich and ricotta pancakes were amazing!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Cool spot. Amazing service! Will definitely be back!
  9. MS

    MattS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food, especially the pastas and desserts. Can't wait to go back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was immaculate. The service could be better. Our waitress was rude, and didn't really provide a welcoming experience.
  11. MY

    MinaY

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions are on the smaller side, but absolutely delicious. I left that lamb neck bone so clean the next table over all looked over. I am Asian. Every last edible bit was eaten. The bonus was the music. We went on a Sunday night and the music was definitely curated by someone who grew up reading Source magazine…or Spotify. 🗡️ Crudo Bone Marrow Squid ink pasta Lamb neck
  12. c

    casey

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Hard to give a restaurant
  13. B

    Beevee

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was amazing, food was delicious, and the ambience was very high energy. From the moment you check in with the host until the busboys clear your plates, service at Bestia is outstanding. The various courses are perfectly timed and delicious. We ordered the herb Cesar salad, the margherita pizza, saffron gnocchi, ricotta stuffed tortelli, and the wagyu ribeye. The highlight of the meal was the steak - worth every penny! The drinks were also delicious, the mambo sun was amazing!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was top notch, all dishes flavor was balanced with Bestia character. Half of the items on the menu comes with 4 pieces of sourdough, even though the sourdough is baked to the perfection but it’s a lil too boring. Waitress was super friendly and accommodating, she highly recommended a $40 lamb dish instead of their $180 20oz steak. We ended up ordering both and our whole table agreed on the lamb dish win. Sommelier knows his stuff and recommended one of his favorite mid body Italy bottle did not disappoint. Voice level is to loud, everyone in our group was screaming from their lung to talk to the other end of the table. Overall, Bestia is still one of the best restaurant in DTLA.
  15. LC

    LuisC

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Okay Bestia where should I begin, after loving and enjoying Ori & Genievieve's other places Bavel & Saffy's we had to try the third one of course Bestia, we made the reservation ages ago and had the time to research the menu and read reviews like we studied it and were very exciting to go. I would like to say that the staff from the hostess to the waiter and everyone is the staff were so nice and top notch, the service was AMAZING but the food...We started with the roasted marrow bone, not impressed, and the Herb-Caesar Salad (definitely our favorite dish), we decided to order the pizzas to go to sample more dishes at the restaurant. We ordered Cavatelle alla Norcina w truffles and Squid ink chitarra which was very salty and the Cavatelle was flat, for second plate I convinced my wife to share the famous Slow Roasted Lamb Neck that was charred and with a lot of fat, took it to go for our dog, finally we close with choccolate Budino Tart which was delicious. Today we tried the pizzas and we were not impressed either. I really don't get it but that's the honest true. We will stick with Bavel and Saffy's which are way better and delicious with everything. So sorry. Thank you.
  16. CK

    ChristopherK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Arrived earlier than our reservation but was seated right away. Server was friendly but our drink took forever to come out I guess they are super busy lol. We got the signature bone marrow dish, lamb sausage pizza and lamb neck. They all taste so good especially I loved the lamb neck and bone marrow. Great for special occasion or date night, but hard to get reservation so plan ahead!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Awesome food and great ambiance!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and cocktails.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and fun, energetic atmosphere. It is a bit noisy, but the food was worth it
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Great food, exceptional service (our waiter was awesome)!
  21. LB

    LaraB

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've had in a long time! Run don't walk to this restaurant.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food and service
  23. HE

    HeidiE

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible. Waitstaff attentive and knowledgeable. Fun atmosphere.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food, upbeat environment. What more can you ask for in a dining experience! I would definitely go back! We had a Cesar salad, chestnut and mushroom pasta, lamb neck (very tasty) and splurged with two desserts. One a budino pudding and the other like a light brownie with whipped cream.
  25. KJ

    KeithJ

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A stellar experience. They accommodated us at a high-top even though we were 40 minutes late (horrific traffic en route). Service was thoughtful and swift with only one faux pas (they brought coffee at dessert time without bringing the sugar and cream; we had to ask). But everything was breezy and efficient, with only about 60-120 seconds wait in between courses. Beautiful room. Nice heavy water glasses. STUNNING cocktails. And the food was a delight. From the lamb bone marrow with gnochetti, to the heavenly Caesar salad (best in my entire life) to the richly flavored and nuanced pastas to the unctuous lamb neck. I don't care that the grilled bread cost $8. It is so impossibly good. And with a quality Tuscan olive oil. Desert was decadent (chocolate) and had a candle in it for my birthday. Edgy decor and location, just added to the excitement. This was a treat.
  26. TB

    TimothyB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Ok - I have been here many times now. As usual it was delicious and fun. We had appetizers and pizza and bone marrow and 3 pastas and a cesar salad (absolutely one of the best ever) and a Rib Eye for our party of 5...and 3 desserts (each super unique and tasty as F). Additionally, we had a couple of bottles of wine and a thorough explanation from the Sommelier. First - they seat you promptly. Second the service is super tight. The waiter and his support people made it all happen immediately but no rush. The food came in an orderly way, and we had a lot of fun sharing and tasting. Did I already say the everything was really good? The only thing that I would do differently is skip the steak and go with something else. Rib eye always has some strings of gristle and from now on - no more rib eye for me. I will say it was large, perfectly cooked and presented nicely - just not the top of the experience. It takes an effort to get into this spot, and it remains an excellent experience...except for - the bill at the end had a 4% Health charge added - which was explained in an attachment that said it was to ensure competitive compensation and to provide health insurance to the staff. I am not in the restaurant biz for a reason. It is uncomfortable and strange to ask me to assure you pay your staff "competitively". Seriously - not one menu items price indicated they weren't trying to do that. My first response was I'll go along with that 4% and reduce the tip by the $22 and just make it $105. Instead, they took it off my check and the full 20% tip was intended to assure competitive compensation instead. It was a disconcerting note at the end of a fully delicious experience and if asked - I would suggest this practice cease- but I don't run the place. Highly recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was excellent, we’ll be going back.
  28. FM

    FMFM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We came early to get patio seating which was great. The server was very attentive and the food was excellent. If you are watching your salt intake, let the server know as I found many dishes too salty, particularly the Branzino a la plancha and the Octopus puttanesca.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great music.
  30. DK

    DanielK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At the risk of making it more difficult to get a reservation, this is our new favorite restaurant.
  31. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our 3 month wedding anniversary dinner. Thank you.
  32. DT

    DonnaT

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Great food and service. A little noisy but definitely worth it for an excellent dinner.
  33. VT

    VanessaT

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and incredible food!
  34. ZZ

    ZoeZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s my favorite spot in LA for a fancy dinner. The food and the service are excellent. I keep coming back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Chocolate busing is great. Everything else is pretty overrated though. Still good but overrated for what it is.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, and the service. Will be coming back soon thank you Bestia team 💗
  38. A

    Adam

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Hostess was wonderful, server was extremely pushy.
  39. j

    jadee

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The best thing we ordered on the menu was the sage ravioli and the lamb neck (both are a MUST). Bone marrow, "prized" cesar salad, and lamb pizza were ok, wouldn't order them again on my own, but would eat them if on the table. The squid ink pasta was good, and the cheesecake dessert was YUMMY. The panna cotta is great if you'd like a super light dessert after a heavy meal. Overall was very satisfied due to the hit dishes I loved (sage ravioli, lamb neck, and cheesecake). Can't wait to come back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Our go to is the roasted bone marrow plate & salad. We tried the Branzino which was soo flavorful & honestly, it’s going on my #1 favorite branzino & I’ve tried many! We also got the sourdough quadrettie, lamb pizza & chocolate budino tart dessert! We were highly satisfied with our food, our waiter & the quick delivery. We love beastia 🤌🏻

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Bestia is rated 4.8 stars by 6623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 170 times today
Google Map for Bestia

2121 E. 7th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santa Fe Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ori Menashe & Genevieve Gergis

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 514-5724

  • Catering

    Please email events@bestiala.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@bestiala.com for more information.

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