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Bestia, Los Angeles: Downtown Meatlover’s Den

Dynamic duo Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis bring the best of regional Italian cuisine at this industrial DTLA sunspot.

Utterly grunge no longer, LA’s Downtown neighbourhood of converted warehouses is well and truly on the up. Don’t believe us? Just ask any Angeleno foodie or stylish hipster for confirmation.

So, if you’ve made it out of the Beverly Hills cocoon, where to first? We hope you’re hungry, for one of Downtown’s best addresses is that of ex-Angelini Osteria chef Ori Menashe’s rustic Italian eatery Bestia, an industrial canteen perfectly pairing fuss-free vibe with delectable fare.

Think house-cured meats, roasted bone marrow, and beef heart tartare alongside the creative menu of pizzas and pastas, including the to-die-for cavatelli alla norcina with house-made pork sausage and black truffle. Abandon all thoughts of preserving your waistline, and indulge in chestnut donuts and bittersweet chocolate budino from Menashe’s pastry chef wife, Genavieve Geris. Finally, add interesting wines sourced from the Dalmatian Coast to Slovenia, and you’ve got a one-stop European pop!

Bestia, 2121 E 7th Place, Downtown, Los Angeles. +1 213 514 5724,

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