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Bottega Louie

Italian Restaurant, Bakery, and Pizzeria$$$$
Financial District, Los Angeles
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    This Italian restaurant is famous for their macarons. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Tips
    Nicole D.
    "Portobello fries, pizza, & strawberry shortcake were all awesome."(71 Tips)
    Jennie R.
    "The portobello mushroom fries are amazing!"(22 Tips)
    Rocio R.
    "Amazing Italian salad off menu, trenne pasta is glorious"(16 Tips)
    Jinnie L.
    "I'm not a fan of macaron but their earl grey macarons r so good♥"(90 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon749 Tips and reviews
  • portobello fries
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • trenne
  • breakfast food
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  • Shani A.
    Shani AdiaSeptember 26, 2013
    Come ready for dessert. And for pre-dessert, try the mushroom fries, meatballs, and lamb shank. Their dessert display is heavenly, and they had my fav wine too :)
  • valoli 🦊
    valoli 🦊July 1, 2016
    Love this place... Not cheap at all but all is super tasty and with the nicest presentations... i recommend all that have chocolate!!
  • Bollare
    BollareNovember 27, 2012
    Carb central – but totally worth it! This lively, fun and New York like eatery has the best pastries in town – the selection of French macaroons are to die for! -Herschel
  • Pocket S.heart icon on user image
    Pocket SunAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful desserts! They are definitely tempting and attractive. Cocktails options are nice. A variety of small plates, salads and Italian dishes are available.
  • Nouraheart icon on user image
    NouraAugust 31, 2015
    The best restaurant in downtown LA 👌🏽 try their fried mushroom and all kind of pizza are amazing
  • Dee
    DeeJuly 14, 2019
    Truffle pizza was really delicious, it tastes different than any other pizza, Modena Salad was overrated, their hamburger was really yummy and juicy i forgot what pasta was this but its tastes okay
  • Sofia U.heart icon on user image
    Sofia UzOctober 18, 2015
    Awesome eatery, french food in a friendly atmosphere. Great bakery by the entrance. I am not a macaroon fan, but they looked great
  • Julia P.heart icon on user image
    Julia ParkSeptember 24, 2014
    Macarons here are are absolutely, insanely good. I'm a huge fan of Pierre Hermes, and haven't been able to find macarons that match theirs until today. Bottega Louie FTW (all flavors are fabulous)
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 30, 2015
    Get there when they open at 6:30 on weekdays and you can sometimes have the place to yourself. Read more
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Lovely desserts and macrons. Take them to go if you are full, won't regret. I promise 🤓
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 17, 2012
    Downtown environment and scrumptious food. While you wait, you can watch the chefs prepare food right before your eyes. Order an espresso, and don't leave without a box of truffles!
  • Bruce E.
    Bruce EdwinOctober 23, 2012
    I always get top notch service here and good food. Just don't go here if you want quiet dining...the LA Times ranked them as one of toe noisiest dining spots in town-which I would not disagree with
  • G ..heart icon on user image
    G .December 3, 2011
    Pleasantly surprised. Recommend Napoli pizza, Portobello fries w/ basic garlic sauce are fantastic. Chocolate souffle is divine, but please allow 20min for preparation. Don't forget the Macarons!
  • Ram
    RamOctober 11, 2015
    One of the loudest and noisiest places i've ever been to. Food is really great, including the Pizza but don't count on making a normal conversation. Prices are OK, compared to the quality of the food
  • Rachel K.heart icon on user image
    Rachel KJanuary 27, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    I could just eat the bread and butter, but the lemon ricotta pancakes are good too.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.August 26, 2014
    My aunt Shalese says, "A beautiful place if just to look. I have never eaten there except cocktails (very good) and macarons (good)."
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    EsFebruary 1, 2015
    Great window watching in bar area. You can order full menu and desserts at the bar and avoid the acoustically enhanced main dining area.
  • Burt S.
    Burt SimpsonAugust 30, 2011
    Mussels very good. Scampi very very good. Linguini clam, overcooked, washy but edible. Chef too generous with garlic. You don't need as much to cook italian :) generally speaking is worth the trip!
  • Claire K.
    Claire KayApril 9, 2015
    Trenne Pasta & Portobello fries!! Can't go wrong. You'll have left overs from the trenne and it makes a great lunch the next day.
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    The portobello mushroom fries and the carbonara ❤️ very casual. Good for groups 👍🏻
  • Brian C.heart icon on user image
    Brian ChernickJanuary 18, 2016
    Great environment for brunch. The ricotta pancakes and salmon benedict are phenomenal. Don't forget a side of roasted potatoes.
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts
    Nestled on the chaotic corner of Grand Avenue and 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles, Bottega Louie really knows how to enchant, intrigue, and satisfy the palate.
  • Benedict S.
    Benedict SweeneyMay 16, 2012
    Window seat is a great way to see some interesting locals as they drift past. Portobello Fries + Brussel Sprouts sides recommended. Decent Euro style coffee. Superb service!!
  • Elizabeth J.
    Elizabeth JimenezNovember 24, 2012
    Ooooh Eeeeem Geeeeee! This place is delicious. I can't wait to go back. Definitely getting the portobello fries & artichoke pizza again. Also desserts GALORE!!!!!
  • Mezcal El Silencio .heart icon on user image
    Mezcal El Silencio 🐇July 8, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    "Night in Oaxaca" cocktail with #Mezcal El Silencio. The best choice!! #pizza #prosciutto great place in #dtla #SharetheSilence 🐇
  • Superbheart icon on user image
    SuperbAugust 1, 2012
    If you don't feel like sitting down for a full meal (or if you can't get a table), just sit in the bar area and grab some well-crafted cocktails and macarons!
  • Eve P.heart icon on user image
    Eve ParadoxApril 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I make it a habit to try something new everytime. The trenne is comfort food at the finest. Rich and decadent.
  • Connie L.
    Connie LuDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to order the chocolate souffle, A MUST, when you order your entrees as well so you can have dessert without waiting for the preparation time!
  • Mercedes M.heart icon on user image
    Mercedes McLemoreAugust 20, 2012
    Hands down the best brunch I've had in LA. A little pricey, but well worth it. Can't wait to have dinner here, which I've heard is also incredible.
  • Tucker A.heart icon on user image
    Tucker AustMay 14, 2017
    Definitely has become a bit of a scene the last few years, but the interior is still beautiful and the beignets are outSTANDing.
  • Angelina Z.heart icon on user image
    Angelina ZeppieriNovember 19, 2019
    Tasty Italian food, plus it’s BYOB! And dessert is a must
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AlexanderNovember 18, 2013
    They don't take reservations so be ready to wait a little while at the restaurant. You can check out the macaroons and other desserts though while you wait.
  • Andy F.heart icon on user image
    Andy FrancoApril 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for a date. The Burrata pizza is amazing and so are the Portobello fries!
  • MAF
    MAFJune 10, 2019
    TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE 👌🏼😋 they have great desserts menu
  • Leslie M.heart icon on user image
    Leslie MacchiarellaOctober 7, 2011
    Wear ear plugs because the marble makes the acoustics bad and wear sunglasses because it's too bright but perfect espresso, perfect little Italian desserts in a nice restored downtown building.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TannerJune 19, 2013
    The chicken Parmesan was amazing! Be prepared to share with someone or take home a 2nd meal!
  • Vanity Fair Agenda
    Vanity Fair AgendaJanuary 30, 2012
    An Italian patisserie, market, and restaurant with everything from salads, pizzas, and pastas to a full bar and a dessert menu featuring a selection of mararons.
  • Maya B.heart icon on user image
    Maya ByrneJanuary 6, 2019
    The caramel macaroon was the best! Others were ok. Beautiful inside although VERY crowded
  • Cindy S.
    Cindy StapOctober 25, 2014
    I had the braised shortribs...fantastic came with polenta that had marscopone folded in
  • Christopher R.heart icon on user image
    Christopher RMarch 14, 2018
    Nice breakfast with good espresso. Try the avo toast with chorizo and poached egg 😍
  • Erin S.heart icon on user image
    Erin SilkSeptember 12, 2015
    Wood-fired thin crust pizza is great and desserts are beautiful and awesome. Huge selection of macaron flavors.
  • AyⓂ️aN🇸🇦 أ.
    Amazing restaurant, great food & great atmosphere. MUST visit if you are in LA..
  • 👑Mz. Sondra👑heart icon on user image
    👑Mz. Sondra👑March 9, 2020
    Lobster hash was fantastic the lobster was perfectly prepared 😋
  • Ivana K.heart icon on user image
    Ivana KurtovićJuly 6, 2019
    Wow, amazing selection of desserts, cakes and sweets! Top ofthe pops
  • Mezcal El Silencio .heart icon on user image
    Mezcal El Silencio 🐇July 3, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Parking tip: if you just come for quick coffee, park on grand and pay debit. It's faster. Enjoy!! #tgif 🎉 #SharetheSilence
  • Patrick M.heart icon on user image
    Patrick McMullenDecember 14, 2019
    This is a can’t miss on anything place. Items as simple as table bread and pepperoni pizza is fantastic.
  • Leslie M.heart icon on user image
    Leslie MacchiarellaAugust 6, 2015
    I love their chicken cobb salad to-go. Find it in the back serve-yourself deli section. And the dressings to go with are perfection.
  • Rawan A.heart icon on user image
    Rawan AlazzamAugust 7, 2016
    Rose macaroon, the large raspberry stuffed macaroon is really good
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannOctober 7, 2020
    Macaroons and take out pastries are the way to go here.
  • Wassel M.heart icon on user image
    Wassel MAugust 26, 2016
    Lamb shank is really great if you like a lot of flavor. the salmon is also really good & it's spiced perfectly
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