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Osteria La Buca

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Neighborhood:
Hollywood
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5210 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3145 (Wilton)
(323) 462-1900
Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Down-home classic Italian menu in the heart of the studio district
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great Italian Food

the food was great the service was courteous and attentive. Real awesome Italian cuisine. the atmosphere was just right relaxing and unique fresh bread made with. Rosemary and a course grain bread but good. pappardelle Bolognese was delicious and servings servings were plentiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Ilene D
,
Hammond, Indiana
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hammond, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

the food was great the service was courteous and attentive. Real awesome Italian cuisine. the atmosphere was just right relaxing and unique fresh bread made with. Rosemary and a course grain bread but good. pappardelle Bolognese was delicious and servings servings were plentiful.

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Heber City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Went here on good feed back from friends and family but was seriously "blown away" by the Amazing fresh, clean tasting food. Everything from the salads, to the sausages, pizzas and pasta's were absolutely outstanding and the service was top notch as well. I could eat here three times a week and highly recommend this place and probably one of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Ate dinner at this popular Italian restaurant in December 2014. Restaurant was very busy. Valet car parking was available but self-parked on a side street for free. Main course portion sizes were very, very small. Even the bread given to the table was tiny. Ended up ordering app's after the main course as were still hungry. C'mon La Bucca, give... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

From the moment you enter the door the pretty, friendly and gracious host seats you. The food is delish and the ambiance perfect. It was a great evening all around catching up with my friends and God Daughter. A neighborhood gem. I had not been here for a few years and it is was better than ever. We look forward... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Recommended last time we were here, by Michael at the Hollwood Historic Hotel, we had a great meal. Returning to LA in November - we just had to come back to the Osteria La Buca! And we weren't disappointed. Very friendly staff, pleasant decor, and wonderful food. The Lamb Rigatone - and the Lasagne - wonderful! We'll be back.... again!... More 

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The three of us recently had dinner there on a Friday night. The place has a nice casual atmosphere, with both an upstairs and a downstairs seating area. Both are nice, but we prefer downstairs. We have been here a number of times, and the service has always been very friendly and efficient. The food is good but not exceptional.... More 

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montreal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went to this restaurant while vacationing in Los Angeles. Most dishes on the menu are not the standard fares offered in the majority of italian restaurants you come across but the food is very good. Italian fusion?? We were three and ordered 5 dishes to share. We enjoyed the sautéed brussels sprouts, the tomato and water melon salad and the... More 

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huntsville, al
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Super good food and extremely friendly staff! I ordered the gnocchi and it was excellent and great and the food came out super hot! Also walking distance from paramount

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La Paz, Bolivia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Good Italian food and service, bit noisy ground floor - post industrial decor with a well stocked bar Food is very good, although the size of the ravioli serving was miserably small. Wine list was a bit limited but waiter had good recommendations. Food offering is varied all the way from pizzas to good fresh hand made pastas. Do drop... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While vacationing in LA we were caught in the Hollywood area. We searched for an Italian restaurant and came across Osteria do Buca, what luck! We walked in without a reservation and were greeted by their great staff. We were seated in less than 30 minutes, time we enjoyed at the bar enjoying cocktails. The food was awesome and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5210 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3145
    (Wilton)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: (323) 462-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Down-home classic Italian menu in the heart of the studio district
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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