What Insiders Are Saying
For Italian in Los Angeles, it doesn't get any better than the Arts District's Bestia, This isn't dinner, it's an experience.
The date with my fiancée was great. It was our second time there and just as the first time the service was on point. The food was delicious as expected. We will be returning soon!
Amazing place! Super staff!
The quality of the food has drastically declined.
The food and service were AMAZING. Loved the vibe and atmosphere—a little loud but that’s seemingly on purpose, doesn’t necessarily detract just part of the experience. The staff are very professional yet put you completely at ease to enjoy your experience—not stuffy. The Into The Mist cocktail was delightfully refreshing and pretty to look at, the pork belly with strawberries was amaze, and the bone marrow spinach pasta was different and delicious. Great for a date or a group of friends.
The best dishes of the night was the roasted brocolli and the apricot mango dessert.
The pizza was excellent - lightly charred, floppy and chewy. Great almost sourdough flavor.
The pasta dish with the sausage and truffles had great truffle flavor!
Everything was AMAZING
Loved Bestia, food, service, atmosphere...however, its WAY too noisy. Need to learn
American sign language...
It was extremely expensive! Not worth the cost. Food average. Lityle choice for vegetarians. In a nutshell: never again!
Amazing. It was my 5th time.
We’ve been regulars here for years now, this was the place my fiancé brought us on our first date and we got engaged at Bestia. We always come back for the food and atmosphere but after a drastic change in management, the quality of service has unfortunately declined. We come from OC to eat here late at night and always have reservations. We waited over 30 minutes after our reservation time and a girl who seemed like she was in charge, had a very condescending attitude. Service from there got better, I’m glad the bus boys stayed. A lot of new faces, management changes, and it was clear there was a serious fall out from employees for whatever reason.
Incredible service and incredible food. It's hard to get a reservation but it is worth the wait!
the food was outstanding but the level of pretension by our waiter heavily outweighed the food
Superb food, great staff very enjoyable look forward to my next visit!
One of the best around overall. All dishes we had were well thought off and put together. Service was great and efficient.
It was loud but expected
Food was ok this time around. Been there when the food was much better. Service, as always, was top notch.
Everything about this place was great!!!
Food as always, delicious. Service as always, fantastic. Another wonderful evening celebrating the one you love most.
The food is always very good and the service is attentive and consistent. The only thing to be mindful of is the noise level and temperature; certain areas are warmer and quieter than others.
We absolutely loved our meal and the ambience and vibe. Cocktails are amaaaazing! Some of the best I’ve ever had. Since we’re vegetarian we’d love to see more on the pasta menu other than the gnocchi. But overall absolutely loved the meal
Amazing place with great food and service.
Hands down my favorite restaurant in LA, so much so that I check the availability every week. :P My favorite dish is the gnocchi - like elevated Spaghetti Os but WAY better. I find you can get last minute tables for Mon and Wed. The calamari, radicchio salad and charred broccoli are delicious. The drinks are good too, as is the wine. Really can't go wrong with anything here. I want to eat my way through the entire menu.
Food was wonder as always.
Always a great atmosphere. Service is great sometimes a little slow when it becomes crazily busy, but they are always on top of their game, energetic and knowledgable. Always satisfied and not ever a disappointment.
Been there a few times, always enjoy the place the drinks the vibe. the food is no more than ok. some dishes are really nice when other are really disappointing.
Great atmosphere! Food was delicious, food service was quick, and everyone was super nice.
Recently went for our 2nd time. Had a late night reservation booked over a month in advance. We ended up waiting 45 minutes to be seated, which put us into a late late dinner. The manager kept apologizing, but didn't do more than that. After about 30 minutes into our wait, someone brought us a small pour of proseco which definitely was a great idea. A full pour and 10 minutes sooner would have been even better. Then there would be no complaint. Those thoughtful touches make all the difference. They also gave us an extra appetizer on the house once at our table. Other than that, the food was wonderful, the service delightful, the environment perfectly hip.
Amazing dining experience you will not regret! Chicken gizzards are a must.
Great food, a bit too noisy. Service was ok, over all good but not destination worthy. Worth an after the fact thought but don’t go out of your way...
Every dish was well prepared, seasoned perfectly. Roasted Bone Marrow with pasts was still our favorite. The manager came over to apologize for the delay in getting our Spaghetti Rustichella entree, explaining the chef was not happy with the initial plate so he had it redone. The dish brought to our table was excellent, pasta was perfectly cooked al dente. We truly appreciated the chef’s attention to the quality of preparation of each dish. The service staff were very attentive and friendly. We truly enjoyed the entire dining experience.
Birthday! Fantastic experience!
I only have one negative feedback the chair I was seating was really uncomfortable and I had no room to move my legs or chair. Next time will wear tennis shoes . But the food and service was amazing
Lovely place with mouthwatering Italian food!
Food was delicious ! Service was great !
💯💯💯💯💯 it was great
Amazing as always!!
Outstanding. Four of us worked the menu and all was superb. Topped off sharing a huge 2 day brined veal cop that was perfect. Fun wine selections with many you won’t find elsewhere. Had s perfect Sicilian wine that paired great. Bryan knows his wines, always brings out two or three selections. Great service. Oh start with a white negroni cocktail. Fun place.
Great food, service and ambiance. Unfortunately we had a late reservation of 10pm and the next day, Memorial Day, they were closed so therefore we missed out on several menu items.
Food here is ridiculous! Pure perfection.
Our first visit was years ago when it first opened, for a special birthday where everything needed to be perfect. They did not disappoint then and they don't disappoint now. They uniquely knock it all out of the park no matter the occasion. Book early, ask for the table you want (lots of outdoor and community tables), and ask for something you might not normally eat (looking at you chicken gizzards).
Everything was great!