My husband and I recently visited Bestia for the second time to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and just like the first time it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I’ve ever had.  To simply put it, the food is amazing and service is excellent!  The restaurant is located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles making it very diverse and hip.  They are known for their rustic Italian dishes featuring crazy delicious appetizers and pizzas, perfectly cooked al dente pastas, and delectable dessert pastries.  Bestia has easily become one of my favorite restaurants in L.A. and I would come back to eat here every month if I could, but reservations are extremely hard to get unless you make them two months in advance.


2Lobster Crostino – saffron and squid ink aioli, pickled chilies, opal basil, and citrus. $19


3Calamari alla Plancha – warren pears, endive, watercress, charred shiitake, chili oil, and apple balsamic. $18


1Roasted Bone Marrow – spinach gnocchetti, crispy breadcrumbs, and aged balsamic. $19


4Clam Pizza – burrata, mozzarella, clams in escabeche, chili flakes, fresh oregano, paprika, and garlic. $19


5Cavatelli alla Norcina – ricotta dumplings, housemade pork sausage, black truffles, and grana padano. $29


6Agnolotti alla  Agnello – saffron pasta parcel and braised lamb. $20


7Spaghetti Rustichella – Dungeness crab, citrus, calabrian chili, thai basil, and onion seed. $29


8Mast Brothers Bittersweet Chocolate Budino Tart – salted caramel cacao crust, olive oil, and sea salt. $13


9“Coffee & Donuts” – spiced chestnut zeppole, whipped cream, and coffee ice cream. $11


2121 E. 7th Place

Los Angeles, CA 90021

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