Osteria La Buca

Restaurants, Italian Hollywood
Osteria La Buca
Photograph: Courtesy Osteria La Buca

This casual, family-friendly Italian restaurant in Larchmont Village is as much of a place for dinner as it is for a lazy Sunday brunch or a glass of wine with friends. The kitchen (with chef Cameron Slaugh at the helm) uses seasonal, local ingredients to create classic Italian dishes: pizza, pasta, paninis, dry-aged rib eye, seafood and more. On Sundays, diners flock here for the polenta-ricotta skillet cake and Maria Verde, Osteria La Buca's modern take on the classic Bloody Mary.

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Venue name: Osteria La Buca
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Address: 5210 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles
90038
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm; Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 6-11pm; Sat 5-11pm; Sun 10:30am-2:30pm, 5-10pm
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Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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tastemaker

Blow-your-mind bolognese.  You will never forget it, you will crave it, you will wonder how often you can order it for takeout.  The restaurant has a well crafted atmosphere that feels simultaneously upscale and homey.  Order several things, try lots, but don't forget the bolognese. 

tastemaker

Simple, buzzy restaurant; the service was excellent, the staff very pleasant and the food was very good. Well worth the trip and certainly worth a second visit.

tastemaker

Everything from the complimentary house-made bread, to the house-made ricotta, to the house-made pasta is house-made perfection. Get a bunch of cheese-covered dishes and share them with the ones you love.


It is the real deal restaurant. Amazing food, bar and wine lists without the pretension and usual LA smoke and mirrors.


We visited from Australia 2 years ago and found this restaurant. Everything about it was wonderful!
We just visited again last week and can't tell you how thrilled we were to see it still there!!
We were so happy that we went there 2 nights in a row!!
Food is just so fresh and fabulous!
Staff are extremely wonderful.
I love that you can sit at the bar for dinner.
And did I mention the incredible taste and freshness of their food??!!


Great atmosphere, food is phenomenal, drinks are fabulous, and staff is always so friendly & amazing!

moderator

I really enjoyed my brunch at Osteria La Buca.  They make a mean baked egg dish, which is very reminiscent to a classic Middle Eastern shakshuka. Their take on the Bloody Mary is also absolutely worth ordering!