Don’t try to walk into Bestia without a reservation. As one of the most talked about (and as a result, packed) restaurants in L.A., securing a table at least a month in advance is a good idea. And if you're able to get in? Once you've made your way through the pastas, charcuterie and pizza, you can't go home without having their chocolate budino tart. Made with bittersweet chocolate, salted caramel, cacao crust, olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt, it's an addictive, rich, decadent ending to an already memorable meal.
If you have a meal without dessert, did the meal ever really happen? For some, dessert is the end all, be all to a successful dinner—and in L.A., there are plenty of restaurants and bakeries offering exceptional treats. Barring ice cream and doughnuts—because this list can't go on forever—we've named the best dessert options in the city for a guaranteed sugar rush.