Bestia / Downtown L.A. CA

Executive Chef Ori Menashe and Pastry Chef Genevieve Gergis are the husband and wife team that make up Bestia  multi-regional Italian restaurant in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. Bestia means Beast in Italian and they have over 60 different forms of house-cured charcuterie along with raising their own yeast culture used to bake the breads, pizza doughs. All pastas and desserts made in house. Magnifico, is all I can say, top notch and a hard reservation to get. Luckily they are open till Midnight Friday and Saturday.

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Grilled Octopus & Calamari. arugula. mixed mushrooms. fennel. aged balsamic. chili lemon vinaigrette.

Grilled Octopus & Calamari. arugula. mixed mushrooms. fennel. aged balsamic. chili lemon vinaigrette.

Roasted Marrow Bone. spinach gnocchetti. crispy breadcrumbs. aged balsamic.

Roasted Marrow Bone. spinach gnocchetti. crispy breadcrumbs. aged balsamic.

Grilled Beef Meatballs. braised beet greens. soffritto. tomatoes.

Grilled Beef Meatballs. braised beet greens. soffritto. tomatoes.

Tagliatelle alla Zafferano. pork ragu. speck. fried sage. grana padano.

Tagliatelle alla Zafferano. pork ragu. speck. fried sage. grana padano.

Margherita. san marzano tomatoes. mozzarella. basil. olive oil. sea salt.

Margherita. san marzano tomatoes. mozzarella. basil. olive oil. sea salt.

Butterscotch Coconut Tart. fresh coconut sorbet to

Butterscotch Coconut Tart. fresh coconut sorbet to

Peach Crisp. walnut crumble. buttermilk ice cream

Peach Crisp. walnut crumble. buttermilk ice cream

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