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Bottega Louie

Italian Restaurant, Bakery, and Pizzeria$$$$
Financial District, Los Angeles
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    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)
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  • portobello fries
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • trenne
  • breakfast food
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  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 12, 2010
    It is so elegant inside but the food is reasonably priced and delicious. It's the kind of place you could eat at once or twice a week. -Danielle Keene, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Rick T.heart icon on user image
    Rick ThompsonNovember 3, 2015
    Absolutely amazing food. Parking sucks because it's DTLA, but it's a must try
  • Lien C.
    Lien ChenAugust 16, 2011
    Best latte/cappuccino and chocolate croissant in downtown, unfortunately there's always a wait during the morning hours when I'm trying to get to work
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SarnatJanuary 2, 2012
    I lived in Paris for 18 months, and the macarons here are the best I've had in the US, and almost as good as Pierre Hermé Paris.
  • Allie C.
    Allie CarieriAugust 16, 2014
    Beignets and budino are a must! Skip the macaroon
  • Sheryl L.heart icon on user image
    Sheryl LinnAugust 20, 2013
    Great for Brunch. The Eggs Benedict is really good and the Bloody Mary is perfect! Noisy fun crowd.
  • David K.heart icon on user image
    David KAugust 1, 2015
    Everything is good - had clam linguini which was excellent also portobello fries
  • Melani D.
    Melani DeytoJuly 22, 2011
    You would never think this place is great for parents with kids, but it is SO LOUD in here - it's perfect! Your kids can scream and no one will know!
  • Winnie K.heart icon on user image
    Winnie KhooNovember 29, 2014
    Faves: Macarons, Portobello Fries, Short Ribs, Duck Prosciutto Crostini, Lobster Nage,
  • Christina C.heart icon on user image
    Christina ChinAugust 11, 2019
    Pizza u can get 2 diff toppings! Huge place, trendy, great service
  • Kelley L.heart icon on user image
    Kelley L.April 13, 2015
    Macaron of the month started in March 2015, dark chocolate mint is April's and it tastes like ice cream!
  • Susana P.heart icon on user image
    Susana PortilloAugust 7, 2018
    Amazing food and service try the vanilla eclair
  • Gail H.
    Gail HJune 1, 2014
    You can just go with the small plates and be happy. Brussel sprouts, crab beignets, bruschetta...
  • Sandra U.
    Sandra UribeJanuary 27, 2015
    The vainilla éclair is like a piece of heaven, and the macaroons omg, try the pralines
  • The Fluff Ice™ Truck
    The Fluff Ice™ TruckFebruary 24, 2012
    The Porkchops are amazing -- and yes the Portabello Fries are to die for! Don't miss out if you've never tried them!
  • Cade F.
    Cade FallAugust 25, 2012
    THE ABSOLUTE LOUDEST restaurant in all of LA. Perfect for romantic evening, provided you and your loved one are both deaf.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SchultzAugust 1, 2012
    I've stopped in for breakfast during the weekdays in the past and always have been disappointed with the service. Today I was proven wrong. Eric in the bar handled all guests like a career waiter.
  • Mercedes M.heart icon on user image
    Mercedes McLemoreAugust 21, 2012
    Incredible menu - all around. Great place for a romantic date too :)
  • Fatma G.heart icon on user image
    Fatma GencOctober 19, 2015
    Good looking restaurant, creative salads and nice staff.
  • Lauren-Michelle K.heart icon on user image
    Lauren-Michelle KraftJanuary 25, 2014
    Their grilled artichoke is easily one of the best artichoke dishes I've had in my whole life!
  • i am backward S.
    i am backward SJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    New DTLA Obsession. Very NYC-esque. Eggplant paremesan was delish! Try the asparagus and egg, portobello fries for small plates.Don't forget to pick up desserts from the bakery!
  • Megha N.
    Megha NabeMarch 8, 2012
    Must try: the pizza, and mushroom fries! Even if you don't like mushrooms! Also- great wine at inexpensive prices.
  • Ahmet U.
    Ahmet UgluFebruary 13, 2017
    Their pan fried pasta -Trenne- is a must try!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah S. G.August 23, 2013
    Macaroons are good but the beignets are the underrated star! Get chocolate hazelnut. Divine.
  • Trey B.
    Trey BMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite place in Downtown. Bartenders are awesome. Try the portobello fries, macaroon cookies, and the pork chop!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinApril 16, 2013
    portobello fries, beignets & macarons!!
  • Hizay C.heart icon on user image
    Favorite restaurant in LA, not too much expensive and delicious, very good service!
  • Reed J.
    Reed JamesDecember 5, 2013
    Try the Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon - #amazing pasta shells melt in your mouth. Perfect #splurge small plate.
  • Pocket S.heart icon on user image
    Pocket SunAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice kale salad with buttermilk dressing. The duck prosciutto crostini was pleasant as well.
  • Amelie B.
    Amelie BJuly 12, 2014
    Delish brunch. Everything is perfectly fresh and tasty. Good espresso too.
  • Anoud H.heart icon on user image
    Anoud HSNovember 27, 2019
    It was good loved the Americano , for the French toast not so much
  • Hend N.heart icon on user image
    Hend NasserAugust 6, 2016
    The mediterranean sea-bass 😋
  • Elizabeth A.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth AkinsanyaDecember 23, 2014
    The Rose Macaroons are my fav! This place is so pretty inside
  • Cordelia M.heart icon on user image
    Cordelia MartinezJanuary 14, 2020
    Tartufo Pizza, Tagliatelle Bolognese and Arancini
  • Tess G.heart icon on user image
    Tess GoodwinApril 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Le grand macaron is the must have dessert! Raspberry with vanilla ice cream inside. Too die for!
  • Sam L.heart icon on user image
    Sam LickerJanuary 26, 2016
    Great small plates and sandwiches! The pizza looked bomb too.
  • Mezcal El Silencio .heart icon on user image
    Mezcal El Silencio 🐇July 22, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Pizza margarita & Night in Oaxaca. Very quick. Delicious & perfect for lunch meetings in #dtla #SharetheSilence
  • Ramp Creative
    Ramp CreativeMarch 30, 2010
    Check out Bottega Louie's beautiful packaging and consistent branding across their restaurant and gourmet market, designed by Fausthaus. We buy boxes of macarons just for the elegant box! Read more
  • J
    JNovember 5, 2012
    cafe tables at the front serve the whole menu and are first come first serve- good alternative if the wait is long
  • Genevieve S.
    Genevieve ShaunOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The champagne cobbler is yummy! A staple for me. Also the 10 min wait is nothing.. Just hop over to the pastry section to feast your eyes on the yummy goodies!
  • Eve P.heart icon on user image
    Eve ParadoxDecember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The clam linguini was average. Wish the accompanying sauce was a bit more hardy. It didnt adhere to the pasta well.
  • Brian Y.
    Brian YuAugust 26, 2011
    Portobello mushroom fries are god like. The staff is patient and welcoming. A very popular place, you might want to get a place early.
  • ONTAY J.
    ONTAY JOHNSONJune 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Reminds me of an NYC restaurant but with LA's swag! Great food, great ambience and great location.
  • Ashley K.heart icon on user image
    Ashley KirtonMarch 18, 2016
    Grilled octopus and portobello fries were delicious.
  • Tiffany V.
    Tiffany VuApril 5, 2013
    The best macarons and they have amazing customer service! Cutest restaurant and cafe ever!!
  • Adriaan T.heart icon on user image
    Adriaan TrouweeNovember 9, 2014
    Awesome space! A bit noisey but great salads n pizza.
  • Allison Y.heart icon on user image
    Allison YuJanuary 7, 2016
    The food is okay. The portobello fries are a must try if you do sit down. The desserts are the highlight 😋
  • Robb B.
    Robb B.February 6, 2012
    This is my favorite "casual" restaurant in LA. Yeah, the dining room is loud. But the food and service are great!
  • Melody S.heart icon on user image
    Melody ScottFebruary 4, 2016
    Portobello fries were so good! Chocolate soufflé also
  • Kelley L.heart icon on user image
    Kelley L.January 31, 2015
    They change their macaron tree displays and add seasonal desserts every month/holiday. So pretty!
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