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Bestia Restaurant


Marinated Olives
gaeta, mantequilla, castelvetrano, picholine, citrus, fennel
Charred Brussels Sprouts
meyer lemon. hazelnuts. aleppo pepper. parmigiano reggiano.
Veal Tartare Crostino
shallots, parsley, lemon, tonnato sauce
Lobster Crostino
squid ink aioli, pickled chilies, opal basil, citrus
Salumi for 2-3 People
chef's selection of house - cured meats, grilled bread
Salumi for 4-6 People
chef's selection of house - cured meats, grilled bread
Smoked Chicken Liver Pate
preserved lemon, herb salad, aged balsamic, grilled bread
Genevieve's Little Gems
walnut vinaigrette, ricotta salata, soft herbs, radish, shallots
Fuyu Persimmon & Cucumber
dill. mint. marjoram. mascarpone. gaeta olives. pickled mustard seed.
Radicchio Salad
castelfranco. tangerine. buttermilk dressing. dill. meyer lemon. sesame.
san marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil, sea salt
san marzano tomatoes, castelvetrano olives, oregano, fermented chilies
Alla 'Nduja'
housemade spicy 'nduja', san marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, tuskan kale, fennel pollen
cured pork, heavy cream, leeks, capers, mozzarella, aleppo pepper
kale, mozzarella, grana padano, olive oil, sea salt
Gnocchi al Pomodoro
tomato sugo, housemade buttermilk ricotta, basil oil
Cavatelli alla Norcina
ricotta dumplings, housemade pork sausage, black truffles, grana padano
Potato Leek Ravioli
pecorino romano, lots of black pepper
Agnolotti alla Vaccinara
saffron pasta parcel, braised oxtail, brown butter, rosemary, pistachios, currants
Pici al Sugo di Agnello
lamb ragu, saffron, capra sarda, breadcrumbs
Spaghetti Rustichella
dungeness crab, citrus, calabrian chili, thai basil, onion seed
Grilled Whole Branzino
pea tendrils, fried herbs, grilled lemon
Slow Roasted Lamb Neck
smoked anchovy creme fraiche sauce, little gem lettuce, soft herbs
Grilled Spiced Pork Porterhouse
spicy pineapple frutta, arugula, opal basil, lemon chili vinaigrette
Grilled Pork Tomahawk Chop
apple ginger frutta, arugula, opal basil
32oz Bone-in Dry Aged Prime Ribeye
arugula, radish, tarragon, apple balsamic & brown butter
Mascarpone Rice Pudding
hachiya persimmon, orange blossom pistachios, persimmon caramel
Frozen Torte
spice cake. meyer lemon sherbet. candied kumquat ice cream. spiced red walnuts. whiskey cream.
Quince Crostata
frangipane, buttermilk ice cream, aperol glaze
Crème Fraîche Panna Cotta
huckleberries, whole wheat butter cookies
Bar au Chocolat Bittersweet Chocolate Budino Tart
salted caramel, cacao crust, olive oil, sea salt
Coffee & Donuts
spiced chestnut zeppole. whipped cream. coffee ice cream.
Sage Advice - collins
scotch, pear, ginger, lemon, soda water, sage leaf
Syntax - sour up
pisco acholado, cherry brandy, herbs, cinnamon, lemon, bitters
Downshift - sour up
vodka, lemon, grenadine, savory apple jam, apple basalmic, egg white, carawway
Amar-go-rita - sour rocks
thyme infused tequila. amaro. lime. pome fruit syrup.
Key You Shoe - sour up
japanese whisky, coffee, pineapple, lime, grapefruit, bitters
Savory Martini - slightly dirty martini up
potato vodka, gin, dry v, gentian bitter, kombu, pickled mouse melon
Don't Go To Work Today - manhattan up
mezcal, tequila, amaro, another amaro, botanicals
White Negroni big rock
gin, bianco aperitivo, gentian aperitif, grapefruit oil
Chef's Old Fashioned - big rock
applewood smoked lardo infused bourbon, angostura bitters, salt tincture
Ice Pilsner, Modern Times Beer, Los Angeles USA
Scorpion Bowl IPA, Stone Brewing Company, San Diego. USA
Funkwerks Saison, Funkwerks Brewery, Fort Collins, USA
Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Amber Ale, Smog City Brewing Co., Los Angeles USA
330ml $10.0
Ayinger Brauweisse Hefeweizen, Brauerei Aying, Munich, Germany
750ml $40.0
Saison Dupont, Belgian Farmhouse Ale, Brasserie Dupont, Belgium
750ml $56.0
Barrel Aged Sour Blonde Ale, Bruery Terreux, California USA
Gls $11.0
Btl $44.0
Poire Authentique, Eric Bordelet, Normandy, France, 750ml
750ml $35.0
Sidre Tendre, Eric Bordelet, Normandy, France
Diet Coke $2.5
Coke $3.0
Iced Tea
on tap, august uncommon, burnt apple & oolong
Hot Tea
august uncommon, black with bergamot, plum, & clove / green with lemongrass, pineapple, & barley
Herbal Hot Tea
jing tea, whole leaf peppermint
stumptown coffee roasters, regular or decaf drip
Filtered Water
The Bestia wine list changes to some extent daily. We focus on producers and geographies that range from classical and known to vanguard and emerging. We forgo the inclusion of wines that are solely commercial. We strive for a balance that aptly supplies something for everyone while remaining dedicated to enhancing your experience here as a whole. We would be happy to forward you today's list. Please send requests to info@bestiala.com.
Corkage Fee
750 ml or less
Corkage Fee
Larger than 750 ml
Due to a fire on 8/24, Bestia will be closed tonight. Please visit our website for more information.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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All reviews bone marrow cavatelli pasta chicken gizzards pork sausage mussels and clams chocolate budino grana padano crostinis pomegranate sorbet crostata creamsicle antipasti ox tail truffle pate bread
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is my second review, and I must confess, Bestia is just as good as Felix, so TIE FOR #1 ITALIAN IN LA. And BEST NONSPICY PIZZA IN LA (Delicious Pizza, Roberta's have better spicy pizza). All the food here is amazing. Got the Chicken...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 51rockyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very happening and loud place. But service are very attentive and friendly. Every dish we ordered are delicious, especially the bone marrow. Book way ahead of time.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tat_Tatchai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the cocktails. 🍸 The pastas, mussels, pizza and branzino were amazing. The pannacotta and chocolate tart is a must.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 16gina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything it promised to be - buzzy,theatrical, friendly service from people committed to food and drink and super food. Needed no seasoning. First class produce, not over complicated but at the same time innovative. Strong flavours without being over the top. Had the bone marrow,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nkbelgravia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bestia is noisy and friendly and has delicious food. Our little guy ate an entire pizza margarita by himself. The adults had excellent cocktails and appetizers. We loved the pate and the charcuterie plate. Our pasta was delicious....gnocchi, agnolotti, spaghetti with crab. Service was friendly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank diamondgirlMichigan
Reviewed 18 December 2018

We were a party of four, with a reservation at 9:30 PM as it was impossible to find a reservation for anything between 7-9:30 PM even a month in advance. We were seated at about 9:45. Service was fine, but this is not a very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dillichalo
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Bestia is a happening, very popular, hip spot. Art district, urban, industrial chic. Food is small plates. Ordered salad, tasty, with a lemony, dill flavor. Ordered gorgonzola and kale pizza. Cheese is naturally salty, with added salt to crust, pizza was too salty. Would not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jcrmmk
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

DO NOT GO, TAKE YOUR BUSINESS ELSEWHERE. Terrible customer service, not willing to accomodate. Plenty of other places where you can enjoy good food and not be treated with such inflexibility and complete lack of desire to accomodate customers. We had a table reserved for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank C__2012
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Bestia totally lived up to the hype! We had to make a rez 6 weeks in advance and eat at 5 pm on a weekday (meaning we had to navigate the LA rush hour), but wow!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Suzmarch
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The concierge at our hotel said we were lucky to get reservations and he was right. The food service and atmosphere were all great. Wine list was very nice as was the wine steward who decanted it automatically. The lobster crostino was great. Branzino was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Mary B
22 January 2018|
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Response from eagle500sl | Reviewed this property |
The corkage fee is $30 a bottle
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Response from SuwitChart | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine !
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Response from hiseitz | Reviewed this property |
The sooner, the better if you are picky about the time. You can usually get in easier after 9:00 or so.
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