Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Downtown / South and East LA
  5. Downtown
Bestia, Los Angeles, CA

Bestia

4.8
4.8
5927 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 219 times today

Dining areas

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

Popular dishes

What 5,927 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Most Booked

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Overall

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Food

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Hot Spot

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely our favorite Los Angeles restaurant!
  2. S

    Shaeking

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and time! First time sitting on outside front patio. Loved it!
  3. M

    Mrbruin

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there. They still have it. The food is outstanding. Their Caesar salad may be a perfect rendition. The lamb sausage on the lamb sausage pizza was yum. I was surprised by the buttermilk ricotta. Creamy, herbaceous, and buttery. The agnolotti were good. The knife cuts of the veg were a perfect fine dice. The sauce was beefy. The salted caramel chocolate tart was pretty good. I would’ve liked the caramel to be thicker but it still tasted fine. The chewy and crunch side bits were the best. If I had to knock anything about the place, it was a tad noisy so it was hard to talk to my date.
  4. AL

    AnnL

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our dinner experience at Bestia was top-notch. From the delicious scallop crudo to the squid ink pasta, all of the food was spot on and a pleasure to have. The service was quick, personal, and efficient where they coursed out everything and there was no lag time in-between the platesof food. Highly recommend Bestia for those who have never tried it. By far one of my favorite restaurants.
  5. DL

    DaliaL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PHENOMENAL!!! Food, ambiance, service was 5 Stars!
  6. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the bone marrow, beef tartare, squid ink pasta, and dumplings, all very delicious
  7. FQ

    FionaQ

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food amazing!! have had everything on the menu. 10out of ten👍
  9. T

    Trojan

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, Pizza-maker Sebastian is very talented! Food was top
  10. e

    emilyo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still my favorite place in LA. Always the best experience and phenomenal food.
  11. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bestia was definitely worth the hype. We got the bone marrow, mussels and cavatelli. The cavatelli was probably my least favorite but still very good. The bone marrow blew us away and the mussels were the best I've had, though they were on the small side. Would definitely come again for an occasion as the price was quite fair for elevated italian.
  12. s

    salt

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food. Every single dish. Friendly, attentive service. You could want nothing more.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfecto in everything!
  14. l

    livestoeat

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience3
    The food was good and the service was prompt and friendly. However, we were seated in front of an oven and next to the kitchen, so we baked for the 2 hours of dinner, with increasing amounts of smoke, while listening to dishes being thrown into the washer. Honestly, if they are going to seat anyone at the worst table in the entire place, they could at least be apolegetic. In a restaurant of this size, there is no reason to seat people at this excuse for bar seating. There was another couple seated next to us, who left in the middle of their dinner in disgust at the situation. The host clearly couldn't care less about our complaint. And if you waiter is going to push the most expensive items on the menu, he shouldn't appear quite so disappointed when you don't.
  15. MD

    MariemD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great, the ambience was nice, a bit loud and crowded even for a Monday night, but it was still fun from the energy.
  16. DT

    DanielT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were really helpful. We had a really great time and the service people are some of the most accommodating people.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lots of favorites have been taken off the menu, but did try new things we enjoyed.
  18. C

    Chicken

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal and even better service at Bestia.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! Great food
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with the family! Staff was great, explaining all the foods in the menu! Will certainly be back!
  21. H

    Hillary

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal at Bestia! The drinks were great (and strong!), the food was so delicious and flavorful and the service was top notch. I love that they take food allergies so seriously here as well. We will definitely be back and recommend a lovely meal on their patio to anyone who hasn’t gone yet!
  22. L

    Lucy

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food service ambience amazing. We’ve been several times now and have never been disappointed. We’ve brought friends and family here and everyone has raved and left fat and happy. Such a great vibe!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and service. The scallop crudo, Cesar salad, and cavatelli were our favorites.
  24. DI

    DIEGOL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant feels full of good energy and the food taste like that. Amazing experience. Thank you for an excelente dinner.
  25. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can I please meet the chefs??? This place was one of the best restaurants I have been to in LA
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love this place since the first time we went to this restaurant
  27. S

    Sharony

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Very busy and noisy and wished we had an outdoor table. But service and food were excellent.
  28. JR

    JRenae

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down best restaurant in LA! Highly recommended
  29. J

    Jing

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish left a lasting impression. Definitely try their stunning Caesar salad, scallop crudo and roasted bone marrow. The atmosphere is amazing. It’s been years since we visited a restaurant that’s this energetic.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing staffs. Amazing vibe
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as expected. We went for my husbands birthday and we were so happy with the food, experience and ambiance.
  32. AV

    AndreV

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annmarina our server and all her supporting cast was completely phenomenal!
  33. OK

    OliviaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just go. Everything is AMAZING. Order the bone marrow. It will not disappoint
  34. MG

    MargauxG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was incredible. Very cool ambiance. I lowered my rating for two (fairly minor) reasons: the restaurant is VERY loud and they only have two unisex bathrooms so there was a line most of the night.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bestia continues to be great with consistency and enough menu changes to make every visit interesting.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Server and bussers - nice and attentive but server too busy; Drinks - my martini doesn’t taste good, but ginger ale is really good; Food - well cooked with fresh ingredients, but MAN! It is salty! Too over shadowing the ingredients’ natural flavors; Ambience - vibrant atmosphere with different kinds of crowds. Kind of noisy cause everyone is having such fun I guess.
  37. OG

    OGGIE

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday
  38. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They sat us a bit late, but other than that, everything was exceptional.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter new to tell us everything about the dishes, food absolutely amazing
  40. CL

    CaseyL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible, just lean on the staff for recommendations and they'll steer you the right way. A top choice for me now.

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 5927 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 219 times today
Google Map for Bestia

2121 E. 7th Place Los Angeles, CA 90021

Dining areas

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.

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo