Bestia Restaurant

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 13 publications
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13 expert recommendations


Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

This always-mobbed trattoria in Downtown's Arts District offers an impressive selection of house-cured charcuterie and handmade pasta, but the noise level makes intimate conversation impossible. Full review →



The eatery is known for its multi-regional rustic Italian cuisine made from scratch, including house-made charcuterie, handmade pastas and pizzas, and elevated dishes like roasted marrow bone. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

This sprawling trattoria from restaurateur Bill Chait (Rivera, Sotto, Picca) is packed nightly with a handsome crowd enjoying the ambience. Full review →


LA Weekly 84

Salumi, pasta and pizza: This is the holy trinity of the current trend toward rustic Italian dining. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The most sought-after reservation in town can be found at this new and splashy Italian kitchen in the Arts District. Full review →


Los Angeles Times

If you want to understand Bestia, you should probably take a look at the cassoeula, a version of a traditional cabbage stew popular in Milan. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Modern Italian in chic industrial setting. Full review →


The Infatuation 9.1

Bestia not only changed this city’s culinary game, it might’ve changed an entire part of the city. This is not a dinner. This is an experience. Full review →


Time Out 70

Don’t try to walk into Bestia without a reservation. As the most talked about (and as a result, packed) restaurant at the moment, securing a table at least a week in advance is a good idea. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Here, the team cures meats for the charcuterie bar (the mortadella and sopressata are excellent), and churns out hand-made pastas. Be sure to order the cavatelli a la norcina. Full review →



The up and coming Arts District in downtown LA has gone from a few desolate warehouses to one of the hottest new restaurant destinations. Full review →



Tucked into an old factory in the burgeoning downtown Arts District, Bestia has overcome its location to become one of the city's hottest restaurants Full review →



Husband-and-wife team Ori Menashe (ex Angelini Osteria) and Genevieve Gergis "are a force to be reckoned with" at this "new fave" in Downtown's Arts District. Full review →

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