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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)
Tips and Reviews icon749 Tips and reviews
  • portobello fries
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • trenne
  • breakfast food
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  • Fabio T.heart icon on user image
    Fabio T.October 17, 2015
    I've tried the Smoked Salmon Benedict, which is incredible and very tasteful. It comes on top of hashed brown instead of bread, brilliant! Good selection of drinks and desserts of course. Packed Sat.
  • DeLisa F.heart icon on user image
    DeLisa ForemanJanuary 11, 2015
    Words can not describe this place the food the ambiance everything is amazing. Food is perfect. The desserts all are great the macaroons omg. Perfect date place. My favorite place in los angeles
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 21, 2012
    A morning pastry shop/market, lunchtime café, and all-day dining room decked out in marble and French antiques—you’ll swear it’s the Parisian patisserie Ladurée. Try the perfect pizzas and macarons.
    Upvoted 18 hours ago
  • Lana V.heart icon on user image
    Lana VenturaJune 11, 2018
    Outstanding food and service! I got the smoked salmon egg Benedict and farmer market vegetables 2 days in a row and both were delicious. Pâtisseries are obviously very nice. Highly recommend it!
  • James L.
    James LeeAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    the portobello fries are a must try, and the poached egg and asparagus. Always take a few macarons to go. You won't regret it... try a rose flavored one.
  • Doug d.heart icon on user image
    Doug de WetNovember 11, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Bright and lively, always nice for an afternoon cocktail and snack. If you like cocktails on the sweet side, try the Moulin Rouge, made with fresh raspberries and a hint of elderflower.
  • Salem S.heart icon on user image
    Salem S.May 3, 2017
    Best macrons I've tried before. There are two dine in sections, one for dessert and coffee and the other for the full kitchen.
  • Hana N.heart icon on user image
    Hana NesbittAugust 8, 2016
    Beautiful atmosphere - like walking into a movie. But it's not just looks, brunch is delicious! Smoked salmon eggs benedict & beignets are the way to go. Only bummer is it does get noisy...
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MutiaJune 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Burrata and the Portobello Fries sent me to food heaven. Also. Bottega Louie has turned me into a macaron convert. 💜💛💚💙❤️ Plus points for the branding and really nice packaging.
  • Kelley L.heart icon on user image
    Kelley L.March 5, 2016
    Chocolates are $2.00/piece, but some of the best chocolates I have eaten. Pictured: dark chocolate, mint, Earl Grey, Bailey's, feuilletine, gianduja, and coconut. I recommend for gifts.
  • Reed J.
    Reed JonesApril 17, 2015
    All of it was good now matter how hard I tried to find the bad stuff. Beignets, macarons, cherry eclairs, tasty pasta, cookies, croissants, and lemonade all brought joy to my mouth and tummy.
  • Yunus Emre K.heart icon on user image
    Yunus Emre KocakMay 18, 2015
    One of the classy locations in LA downtown and very nice place. As everybody says; try portobello fries, for the rest you will not be sorry:) turk arkadaslar, portobello fries deneyin:)
  • Regina B.
    Regina BJune 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great brunch, great food, amazing desserts. Glad that they have finally made the tarts softer. For a long time I always needed a knife to cut with struggle, now can be easily eaten with just a fork!
  • Dëva H.
    Dëva HolikFebruary 1, 2015
    Amazing restaurant with great bread and pasta. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu including the hand crafted drinks. Make sure you try their pizza and whole fish.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 30, 2015
    Although you can choose from myriad exquisitely-built tarts and tiny layered cakes, sometimes you just want a simple croissant, set on a plain white plate, with an espresso and a small glass of water. Read more
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed Al-AbdullahJanuary 20, 2020
    Their menus is full of delicious treasures! I tried their tomato bruschetta and pan fried pasta and I was blown away! Macrons are also delicious here, definitely go for their rose and salted caramel.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJanuary 19, 2015
    Roasted cod with clams and mussels in a white wine cream sauce with sautéed leeks and flattened fingerlings $30. Start with burrata tomato caprese!
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeAugust 6, 2016
    Grandiose space makes you feel like you're in a large Italian coffee house, but for the discerning macaron eater: the macaroons are NOT up to snuff
  • Veronica C.heart icon on user image
    Veronica ChaviraJuly 13, 2018
    Amazing spot for a formal dinner or to grab a delicious prosciutto baguette sandwich and there is always a macaroon to celebrate every occasion. I especially like the birthday cake macaroon!
  • Adrian P.heart icon on user image
    Adrian PhillipsDecember 20, 2014
    A complete shit show on the weekends, definitely an attraction for visiting folks Downtown. The food is still good, so grab a seat out front and try some portobello fries with a side of meatballs.
  • Don Michael Antonioheart icon on user image
    Don Michael AntonioAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to eat and have coffee whenever u r in DTLA area!Pizza is so good so are the salads, pasta, steak, and chicken Milanese!U must order portobello fries!To die for!
  • Suzanne P.heart icon on user image
    Suzanne PhanFebruary 3, 2015
    Love. Love.Love. Lots of lovely delicate pastries. Ask for the complimentary sparkling water, order a pastry or two, sit by the cafe window and read a newspaper or people watch.
  • Stavria K.heart icon on user image
    Stavria K.June 13, 2018
    This egg burger had me from hello! Amazing Iced Soy Vanilla Latte but the beignets with raspberry sauce were a little bit sour for me! My bestie loved them!
  • X
    XJanuary 31, 2013
    A must-visit in DTLA. Great atmosphere, excellent food. Very nice spot if you want something different. BL is really very noisy but you wouldn't want it to be quiet, it's just that kind of place;)
  • maria j.heart icon on user image
    maria jJune 22, 2015
    The food is really delicious! I recommend trying the walnut salad, something about that dressing. Wish they had a location on the Westside..
  • Bollare
    BollareNovember 28, 2012
    Grab AMAZE desserts to go from the chic patisserie, grab a sandwich from the front-room café, or relax with friends in the main room. A downtown staple! My personal pref. is the fried pasta!
  • Z  E H Y.
    Z E H YoonAugust 25, 2013
    Acoustic is not at all good for a meeting or a social chat. Come in, order, then either keep your mouth closed or scream if you're there to chat :) Otherwise, very fun place with great desserts.
  • Teresaheart icon on user image
    TeresaJune 16, 2016
    This place is gorgeous! Try the spaghetti bolognese and the roasted chicken. Before you head out, take some macarons to go. Love the flavours, especially the violet and mango.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJanuary 24, 2017
    Every month, Bottega Louie adds a new flavor to the lineup. Their S'mores one has all the flavor of your favorite fireside treat, but it's more fit for afternoon tea than outdoor camping. Read more
  • Fatma G.heart icon on user image
    Fatma GencOctober 13, 2014
    Beautiful venue, nice staff and awesome American French food. Wanted to have breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner all day everyday here.
  • Ahmad A.heart icon on user image
    Ahmad Al-kSeptember 10, 2016
    Modena salad!! Pizza and lamb chunk r really good well balanced taste!! Selection of dessert and Fresh bakeries are just perfect!!!
  • Bollare
    BollareMarch 30, 2012
    "Grab AMAZE desserts to go from the chic patisserie, grab a sandwich from the front-room café, or relax with friends in the main room. A downtown staple! My personal pref. is the fried pasta!" -Kate
  • Gia T.
    Gia TrovelaFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Though I've only checked in twice, I've actually grubbed here many times before. I always seem to order the side dish, Asparagus with Poached Egg. If you're a fan of asparagus, try-no get it!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HernandezApril 23, 2012
    Their pastries are delicious, but people forget how amazing their dinners are! I had a steak, grilled asparagus and their eggplant parmesan and really enjoyed it.
  • Bollare
    BollareMarch 30, 2012
    Grab AMAZE desserts to go from the chic patisserie, grab a sandwich from the front-room café, or relax with friends in the main room. A downtown staple! My personal pref. is the fried pasta! -Kate
    DTELS LAJanuary 7, 2013
    A great selection of tasty vegetable small plates to choose from. We recommend the roasted brussel sprouts, if you're not a fan of this vegetable yet these will change your mind about them! Read more
  • Otis College of Art and Design
    Its high ceilings alone make it worth the trip. Housed in a former downtown dept. store, its glass display cases present amazing pastries and its bistro covers breakfast, L, + D. Perfect Cuzco Smash!
  • cocoheart icon on user image
    cocoMarch 31, 2015
    charming, colorful, delicious pastries. windows and displays could almost be in a wes anderson film. an impressive array of treats.
  • Kelley L.heart icon on user image
    Kelley L.March 7, 2015
    Rainbow of macarons. They can specially package desserts as gifts if you request in advance, such as the 15-piece macaron.
  • Mia D.
    Mia DominguezFebruary 22, 2015
    i have dreams of their ravioli filled with ricotta and egg...perfect pastries, great food and service is decent although they're constantly crowded. love this place!
  • TurkySal ✨.heart icon on user image
    TurkySal ✨✨August 16, 2017
    This place is gorgeous! Try the carbonara pasta and portobello fries. Before you head out, take some macarons to go 💙💙
  • Gia T.
    Gia TrovelaFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There's so many great dishes to have and much more to get than just those macaroons everyone raves about...for another quick bite, you can't go wrong with Portabello Fries. ;0)
  • maria j.heart icon on user image
    maria jJune 22, 2015
    Great salad options and deserts are a must! They are so rich and tasty, you can tell they make them right there!
  • Alicia B.
    Alicia BuczekAugust 26, 2014
    The vanilla eclairs are unbelievable. The food is delicious and sizes are outstanding for the price. Very cute and LA chic place! Extremely recommend Bottega Louie!
  • Baharehheart icon on user image
    BaharehJanuary 29, 2016
    An authentic old fashion restaurant, yet classic and stylish. True to Carbonara. Lovely atmosphere and best customer service.
  • La C.heart icon on user image
    La CjargneleOctober 14, 2014
    Although, I still haven't found real Italian food in LA so far, I am pleased to taste good local burrata, and prosciutto di Parma (we cut it thinner though). 😉
  • Amber E.heart icon on user image
    Amber EscobedoJuly 22, 2015
    I highly recommend this place, if you have a sweet tooth but don't want to spend not much or have to many extra calories that ice cream gives you. Get a macaroon!
  • Steph
    StephJanuary 25, 2013
    Expect a wait of atleast an hour on weekends, even if it's a late dinner. Amazing burrata pizza, portobello fries and tuna carpaccio. Also a full bar for some classy cocktails.
  • Lamaheart icon on user image
    LamaFebruary 1, 2016
    The best in LA!! Must try their desserts and coffee too #yummy
  • Catherine L.
    Catherine LAugust 3, 2013
    I love their portobello fries and thin crust pizza!! Their macarons are whatever to me, but their hazelnut brownie is amazing! Pretty chic atmosphere but a little loud for my taste
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