Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right California icon-chevron-right Los Angeles icon-chevron-right Osteria La Buca

Osteria La Buca

Restaurants, Italian Hollywood
5 out of 5 stars
(8user reviews)
Osteria La Buca
Photograph: Courtesy Osteria La Buca

Time Out says

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.



Address: 5210 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles
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
Do you own this business?

Users say (8)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening

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. 

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.

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.

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??!!


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!