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Osteria La Buca

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Central L.A
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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
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Down-home classic Italian menu in the heart of the studio district

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Great Modern Italian

Visited twice during our three day stay in LA. Italian cuisine done right with excellent ingredients. Nice selection of wines and beers. Seems to get a bit loud later in the evening. Friendly and well informed service staff. Highly recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Visited twice during our three day stay in LA. Italian cuisine done right with excellent ingredients. Nice selection of wines and beers. Seems to get a bit loud later in the evening. Friendly and well informed service staff. Highly recommended!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Great food, lovely service staff and location is perfect for diners from Hollywood Historic Hotel. Pork chop is amazing - and huge! Ravioli was perfectly done. Only took. Rating star away because it took quite some time to be seated - it was a busy night though and that didn't take away from the experience as a whole

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Las Vegas, NV
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice friendly bar where drinks are served in mason jars. We had already eaten but the menu offer fresh organic ingredient entrees in decent potions. The food smelled and looked delicious. Bartenders were pleasant and service-minded. The decor is open airy and a little industrial looking. Prices were moderate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went here as a business dinner while traveling and it was the perfect choice. Although we were a party of 3 there was the option to sit at the bar for dinner which we all noted is a great option when traveling solo. The music was a bit loud but overall I couldn't recommend this restaurant enough. Possibly the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I ate way too much because it was all so good!! The food is really tasty and there's options you won't get anywhere else - highly recommend it. It's not the cheapest place in town - but it's Los Angeles - most places are not cheap - it's also not horribly expensive as far as that goes.

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Hammond, Indiana
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • 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

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