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Bottega Louie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
+1 213-802-1470
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 23:00
Fri 06:30 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Going there makes me very happy. The desserts are fabulous. The wait for seating is horrible. Wished they can do something about the wait.

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Thank VegTraveller_79
Brisbane, Australia
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113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

This place is incredibly popular, which makes the place really noisy. However the atmosphere is pretty good if you don't mind the noise. We had an incredibly good waiter who was very attentive. The kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant which is really cool! The food came out so quickly too. Now, the dessert....... YUM! So many options,... More 

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Thank Ashie2013
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

When you walk in its a restaurant, cafe, bar, patisserie... Overwhelming aromas coming from all directions. You don't book so we walked in and were swiftly shown a table. Excellent service & excellent food! Lobster Nage was particularly brilliant for under $10. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Downtown LA.

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Thank KatieLThomas
Los Angeles
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Been here several times during the year whether during the week for dinner or over the weekend for Brunch/Lunch. Good for couples, families and or a dating destination. Parking structures a block away in each direction and not an issue. Always crowded but worth the wait. Service is friendly and attentive and the servers are happy to provide recommendations you... More 

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Thank 264kenf
Westlake Village
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

I often eat at Bottega Louie for an early pre-theater dinner. I am never disappointed. Yes, the dining room is crazy loud. And it's always enormously busy. Oh, and it's NOT the prototypical red-check table cloth and hanging chianti bottle trattoria. Definitely NOT the place to go for a quiet, intimate dinner for two--it's big and bright and bold. No... More 

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Thank Diane G
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Decent enough pizza. Long wait for a table. Service just OK. Maybe they are just very busy; but, not a lot of customer service.

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Thank RMG49
New Jersey
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

We came here as a party of five for dinner. There was a wait of about half an hour before we could be seated, but the bar area was comfortable and fun so the time went quickly. When we were seated our waitress was attentive and gave us great advice about menu selections. We split several appetizers but our favorites... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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425 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Stumbled into this place near our hotel for lunch and weren't disappointed. Everything looked amazing and tasted just as good. Burrata amazing. I had the tagliatelle and it was so tasty. Their homemade bread was so good. Friend had carbonara and just as delicious. We took desserts to go and omg. Tiramisu was one of the best. Only downfall was... More 

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atlanta, ga
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Calling a donut a beignet and charging $3.50 for it doesn't make it a beignet. It makes it an expensive donut. Chocolate chip cookie was bland and forgettable.

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Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch- lasagna and truffle pizza. Fernando was our waiter and he gave us excellent recommendations w superb service. Raspberry beignets were my new favorite dessert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41
Cuisine
Italian, American, Pizza, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-802-1470

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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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