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Bottega Louie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best of LA on a Budget
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700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017-3813
+1 213-802-1470
08:00 - 00:00
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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134 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Every family member ordered something different: scallops (WAY too salty), pasta with shrimp (so-so), linguine with clams (okay), pasta carbonara (good), pork sandwich (good). Appetizers: arancini (so-so), calamari (good). Desserts--excellent: fruit tart and chocolate souffle. Bill with tip approx. $240. Go for pizza (almost every table around us ordered it) and dessert. Main entrees were middling at best.

Thank hilohattie999
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Sunday brunch in Bottega Louie - place where you can get anything from coffee and macaroons to wood fired pizzas cooked at the pizza counter to rib eye steak, all depending on your budget. We had Sunday brunch the restaurant was packed with locals ( always a good sign) , food was very good , service a little slow but... More 

Thank Vivienne W
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Beautifully restored building with excellent service and delicious food. Relaxing atmosphere, attentive wait staff ready with recommendations and seamless service. Try the chocolate soufflé for dessert, more than enough for 4 to share and truly decadent!

Thank Jgshake
Malibu, California, United States
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513 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Birthday party pick by my 19 year old Daughter of the place she wanted to eat. This is a boisterous, popular location that DOES NOT take reservations. We went on a Saturday evening and as we pulled-up to valet parking, there was a line coming out the door; not a good sign. We put in our names and it was... More 

1 Thank Thomas S
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Our first trip to L.A. from Ireland and didn't know where to eat! We found Botegga Louie on Grand Venue after reading reviews on Trip Advisor! When we walked into the place there was an amazing display of sweets and desserts! There was a fantastic atmosphere and it was so busy! We had no reservation but that was not a... More 

1 Thank mdor2015
Southern California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Bottega Louie is a great contemporary Italian restaurant in downtown LA. We arrived around 8pm and the place was a buzz with a diverse group of executives, downtown mid thirties groups, couples and families. It took about 15 minutes for a table on a Friday eve. The host desk is very efficient and friendly. We sat at a table for... More 

2 Thank Vera D
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Prettiest little cafe in crappy little downtown. Big windows, lots of light, pretty pastries, and they had these Argo teas that we loved to get back in Chicago - green tea ginger twist, mmmm mmmmm. I never ate anything here, since I stopped by during a run, but they also do sandwiches and stuff, great place to meet a friend... More 

1 Thank Michelle L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We ate here whilst visiting LA on a girly family trip. A man from the uber service we used recommended this restaurant and we are so glad we listened to his advice. The food was beautiful, i had carbonara which was lovely but the portion size was too big for me. We were told that we could order a chocolate... More 

1 Thank Laura W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Our time here with Luis, a charming young professional dancer, was a pleasure! Looking forward to seeing him in Wicken when it comes back to Toronto. Pizza was fabulous, caprese salad was world class and the lasagna and sea bass were worth writing about. Best meal in LA!

Thank Jamonit67
Simi Valley
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

The food here is just ok. I'm already not a big fan of Italian so I didn't have high expectations. However all of my friends have raved about this place so I was looking forward to changing my mind about Italian food. Unfortunately I found everything to be about average and also very overpriced. The dishes I mildly enjoyed were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Pizza, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017-3813
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-802-1470

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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