I have been to Bestia's before and have always been pleased. It had been over one year since the last visit, and all the things I loved about it before remain in place still. I brought my nieces for their first time. Our waiter was so cheerful and pleasant. The food came out and all was delicious. We were allowed to take our time and at no time felt rushed. They allowed us to share dishes and even split the spaghetti and meatballs for us. I can't say enough good things about the restaurant and the staff. My nieces were so enthused and happy with our meal that we are already making plans to go back. Don't miss this gem!
Very classy. One of my favorite places to go. Love the music! Derrick did good for the community!
Bad acoustics, but good food. If you're willing to wait an hour and a half for a table in the evenings and weekends, this place is good. If you're willing to eat dinner at 530 or 6, then you'll have better luck and maybe only wait 15-20 minutes. The hostesses remembered my name and who I was and was able to grab me in the waiting area. The food was good, inexpensively priced for DTLA and the hype, and the desserts were delicious. I was lucky to sit near the side and was able to hear my fiance, while he spoke to me but if you're looking to take someone on a date, don't expect to talk much.
I remember eating the best slice of pizza I ever had in my life: it was the most delicious combination of Italian cheese on a thin pie with Tuscan prosciutto so cooked to the point, that it simply melted away on my tongue. Sadly this was not here but in Florence, Italy. This place here is somewhat overrated and does not make up to the hype... I am totally agree with this post writter
The character of the restaurant is what I enjoyed best. The lobby was brimming full of people trying to get a table. Coming to this restaurant with good friends was the main draw for me. The wait staff was pleasant and very helpful for first timers understanding the flow of the dinner. There are many small plates that you can order as you go through your meal. It was a great way to try a lot of the dishes and share with friends. Overall, the food was good although the risotto seemed to lack flavor.
Pricey location, and sometimes difficult to find seats. Parking in the area can be challenging. Consider Uber/Lyft to get here.
Delicious food, beautiful restaurant. Located on Laurel Canyon, tucked away. Romantic or not - great for any occasion. Try the arrabbiata sauce!
Second time at Bestia and we enjoyed our time at the counter. If it's just two of you, you should really try the counter and watch some of the appetizers as they're being prepared. We ordered the calamari to start with, mostly because it sounded really good on the menu, but the cooks were preparing the tomato salad over and over again. My wife and I just stared. Over. And over. Again. And again. Obviously almost every table was ordering the tomato salad. Mind you. We walked in as soon as they opened the door and we were waiting behind a line of 20 or so customers. We ordered the calamari, a pasta w/ homemade sausage, and the ribeye. Before the ribeye made it out, we gave in. We ordered the tomato salad after watching the 20th salad plate go out. With burrata and other things on the dish that we couldn't figure out... We absolutely loved it. In the end...Happy birthday to me!PS. Parking isn't easy. About $8 if you want valet. Also, reserving ahead of time is HIGHLY recommended.
We were doing a little pub crawl down Vermont last night....but it stopped here. We sat at the bar with Heather from NYC. She was great fun. This place takes me out of LA. Very unassuming, charming...like my boyfriend said, it reminds you of the place you went with the family for your 1st Communion. (You Catholics know what I mean!)As soon as we sat down at the bar, we had a few slices of pizza in front of us. We grabbed a table for dinner, and split the veggie lasagna. The cheese pasta sauce ratio was perfect, and the sauce is great. To his dismay, it was full of mushrooms. But, I enjoyed those, he picked them out, and LOVED this dish. Plenty to split. The traditional garlic bread and house salads are a great start as well. I wish they had a better wine by the glass selection, next time I'll order a bottle. And we'll get the pizza next time.The sweet bartender got us a slice of tiramisu to split, maybe to welcome me to the neighborhood? It was a really nice touch!Overall, we'll go back again. On a cheat day. Heavy delish traditional comfort food. Glad we walked home.
La Pergoletta is everything you would want a neighborhood restaurant to be and more. It's incredibly welcoming and cozy in there and the food is exceptionally good every time. A perfect atmosphere for an evening out with friends or family. The pastas are made there and the sauces too, so inventive and delicious!