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Osteria La Buca

5210 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3145
+1 323-462-1900
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
5210 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3145
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is a great spot for dinner. Had a good amount of people here on a Sunday night for an early dinner, so it might be best if you make a reservation. Food and service overall was very good, but not mind-blowing good. Prices here...More

Thank Kaysonwel
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Popped into Osteria as we were really craving some pasta. Didn’t manage to make a booking thus were seated right at the door against the mirrors (not too bad considering we didn’t have to wait). Started with the burrata which was just amazing, we made...More

Thank Baldwin C
Reviewed 5 April 2018

On a Wednesday evening, 6PM, with reservations made, we arrived for our first visit to Osteria. Recommended by friends who frequented often, we looked forward to our experience. Our server was very helpful with her suggestions. We opted for the pappardelle Bolognese ($19) & it...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Food was ok but far from 5 star. Service fine until we were overcharged. Not by much but it was the principal in why that came about. Final straw was after leaving a 10% tip a different waiter was so rude he basically said he...More

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 22 March 2018

OVERRATED BY FAR! Actually this place is not only TERRIBLY NOISY but you can FEEL the vibrations of the music and chatter through your body. That is not a way to enjoy a meal! There's an upstairs and I foolishly thought it would be better...More

Thank jtzs
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This was Saturday night and it was loud, loud, loud, which dovetailed nicely with the rows of motorcycle helmets lining one wall of this concrete and glass establishment. (The upper floor is quieter I am told). Started with meatballs and their phenomenal brussels sprouts, then...More

Thank tuck33000
Reviewed 11 January 2018

First of all LA within a mile of this location has plenty of choices for dinning. This was a last minute choice for us as our daughter hadn't made reservation down the street and the place was packed. So they gave us the "pasta room"...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome food and wine!!! Highly recommend Brussel sprouts, crab meat ravioli, and bake egg pizza!!!!!

Thank SimSimBamBam
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My wife and I recently had dinner at Osteria La Buca on Melrose near Van Ness. We live nearby in Hancock Park so this is a spot we go to with some frequency for dinners, and I often meet business colleagues there for lunch. I...More

Thank Kenneth A
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I had traveled from Vegas to LA and was staying at the Hollywood Historic Hotel. Their restaurant was closed so they suggested I walk down to Osteria La Buca. The service was great and for a Monday night it was quite busy. I had a...More

Thank Michael W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5210 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-462-1900
Down-home classic Italian menu in the heart of the studio district
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