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  • Dec 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Ok, deluxe diners it's high time we checked out LA's hottest Italian restaurant, Bestia. Through some kind of foodie miracle I've managed to reserve a table for 6 at the place foodies all over the city are talking about!

Zagat rates Bestia:

Food-25, Decor-23, Service-23 with an average cost of $59.

Husband-and-wife team Ori Menashe (ex Angelini Osteria) and Genevieve Gergis "are a force to be reckoned with" at this "new fave" in Downtown's Arts District, a "hot" destination for "on-point" "rustic Italian" fare from an open kitchen; "urban-trendy" digs and "cool" servers are more reasons it's "so crowded" and "deafening" – "not that you need to talk with food like this!"; P.S. "reservations are difficult."

Bestia is so in demand that they require 48 hours notice of cancelation or they'll hit my credit card. So...

A $20 deposit holds your spot and will be refunded if you cancel at least 48 HOURS in advance. Canceling on the same day as the Meetup will be considered the same as a no show and will remove you from the group. Forfeited deposits will be donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

Join us at Bestia!


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  • Christina

    The food was delicious BUT as we were being seated a staff member leaned in and whispered to me, "just so you know, we have another large group at this table at 9:30." Translation: "the clock is ticking so hurry up!" Cocktails were outstanding but very slow to arrive. The restaurant was packed and everyone from servers to the sommelier were hurried and trying to keep up. At our table , great dining companions and relaxed, pleasant conversation. We finished around 10 and only the busboy said goodbye. Food was outstanding! Don't think I'd make the trek to the scary, graffitied part of LA again to be asked to hurry through a meal before it has even begun. Great company though. Thanks guys! And did I mention the food?

    December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the food and company until I ran out of energy because of the cold. I am really sorry for leaving early. I didn't wan to cancel last minute, so I tried to hang in for as long as I could. Thank you Christina and happy holidays everyone.

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was nice! Ahh.. was so lucky to have the company of 5 beautiful girls. Thank you Christina for hosting this event.

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Christina

    We tried but were unable to get a 2nd table, you guys. Thanks Rita for offering to co-host if we were successful.

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tried to RSVP but I don't show up on the list

    November 8, 2013

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  • Christina
    Event Host
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