Osteria La Buca
What Insiders Are Saying
A classic neighborhood spot, with pasta worth driving across the city for.
We have been coming to the restaurant from the time when there were only 2 or 3 tables, some 20years now. The quality of the food is always consistent, delicious, and the service is outstanding. We always feel right at home at La Buca. In fact, anytime we have out of towners visiting or when we get together with friends, this is where we meet for a good reasonable meal.
Portion sizes are pretty but small. Wine bottle prices are a bit top heavy and if you like to ask for your food to be prepared in a special way, expect to hear your waiter tell you that the chef is strict and surprisingly unwilling to accommodate special requests. Sure, it's a hipster spot, but I wouldn't go back there if I were too hungry,
Tables upstairs are much quieter- downstairs can be loud. Food and service were excellent.
Great vibes & amazing pasta
Good food and pleasant atmosphere. Would recommend it
Food needed just a pinch of salt
It was so damn good. Great service. Playing was beautiful. Wine recommendations were on point. Server had sommelier level knowledge. The chocolate mouse- like dessert was divine. Best Osteria in Hollywood for sure.
Osteria La Buca was amazing! I recently spent a couple moths in Florence and I fell in love with Italian cuisine! I tried a couple of different places upon arriving home in LA and none of them were quite right until this place. It exceeded my expectations and the staff were very sweet and accommodating for the meal. I would definitely recommend this to any person who wants to try authentic Italian food. I am definitely coming back here more than once!
Overall great experience. Servers were knowledgeable and kind. Front desk was very helpful when they called to confirm appt. Food was really good. Special night made so by a special restaurant!
Love the Buca, however we were seated right under the speakers, but I'm a little sensitive to noise.
Always amazing... the food... the wine... the service... everything is A+
I made a reservation for my girlfriends birthday. They seated us a few minutes early. I love Italian food and let me say the food was absolutely delicious. They brought out desert with a candle just as I ask for when I made the reservation. The place itself is very cool. The lighting is pretty cool. The second floor has a nice view of the whole restaurant with a fireplace. The staff was very welcoming. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Food was fantastic, Sarah our server was the best, pasta aldente' as it should be.
Wonderful ambiance, excellent service and delicious food made for a perfect night. Not a place to spend hours, as it is a busy restaurant and there are people waiting. Will definitely go back.
Beautiful natural wines. Great food. Overall exceptional experience.
From the food to our beautiful waitress, it was an amazing experience. incredible food with amazing service! Will be back
Love this place and the beautiful and cozy atmosphere. Nothing beats a bowl of fresh pasta and wine to comfort you any day of the week!
Very nice and delicious - loved the fireplace!
Great food, service, ambiance...we loved it! Can't wait to go back again.
I can’t understand why this restaurant has five stars. The waitress was lovely but we got our appetizers before our drinks and my Cosmo was undrinkable. The food was mediocre at best and there were very few options for gluten free starters. We won’t go Back!
Food was very good. Cool environment that very nice but not too fancy.
Always consistently yummy and great service! My faves...the pork meatball appetizer, the farm greens salad, the AMAZING brussel sprouts and the BEST pasta "Caccio Pepe" EVER!
Best Pork Chop ever! Great pasta, entire menu is excellent. Service is great, and very friendly staff. Good cocktials, too.
Best Italian restaurant in LA hands down
service need to improve love the place love the food friendly staff
Absolutely loved my experience here
We were given I nicely located table with a view. Great food and service ... not rushed.
The Tomahawk Pork chop and the Chocolate Mousse dessert are over the top
Great place. We will be back again.
Great food and a great vibe for date night. Definitely would recommend!
The food was off the charts good. This was my first time for dinner but brunch is great as well. We sat on stools against a mirrored wall due to flooding, so it wasn’t as relaxing as it could have been. Not their fault. But service definitely could have been better. I give them a pass because the food was really that good. I will return.
Great valentine’s day date. She had the bolognese pasta and enjoyed it. I had the steak and frites and it was fantastic. Ordered a classic pizza with prosciutto for an appetizer, also really good stuff.
The food was amazing. We ordered the meatballs, carbonara, and bolognese. Cocktails were great too! Will definitely come back!!
We love Osteria La Buca. Been coming here for years and they have figured out how to keep things fresh but familiar. One of our favorite date night out spots.
Why too noisy. Table and chair against a door with a handle seemed an after thought.
Very uncomfortable. Won't go back
Amazing food, great service & super cute space. Had such a great time.
Always a great meal here!
Always the best! I've been coming to Osteria La Buca for years always leaving wanting more. There are so many favorites it's hard to chose just one; the carbonara, pappardelle, short rib ravioli or the rigatoni?!
Great wine list and the cocktails are always spot on! Thank you for consistently making each meal "special." See ya next time around!
The food was the heaviest Italian food I've ever eaten. It was very bland and it produced an uncomfortable feeling hours later. The seafood in my pasta was overcooked and chewy. Not desireable.