Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or maybe a coffee with pastries or just simply dessert, Bottega Louie has it all!
Bottega Louie is an Italian restaurant, gourmet market and patisserie and able to satisfy any taste bud. It’s an institution downtown and has been around for a long time. I come here often for dinner or to grab one of the beautiful tarts or macarons to go along with my coffee.
The open, high ceiling space with a mix of historical architectural elements and minimalist white interior gives it the flair and elegance of a Grand Café.
The choices for lunch and dinner are many: pasta, thin crust pizza or a variety of meat and seafood entrées. Definitely try some of the small plates! Some of my favorites are the grilled octopus and brussels sprouts with pistachios. Don’t forget to order the portobello fries with aioli, they are simply out of this world and one of their trademarks! Be sure to leave some room for some heavenly dessert or pick one of the amazing pastries, which are not only delicious but also visually a piece of art.
Be aware that the wait can be long at times and they don’t take reservations. But don’t let this bother you. Get a cocktail at the bar, stroll through the place, check out the patisserie and their open kitchen, nibble on a colorful macaron and watch the armada of elegant waiters weaving in and out of the interesting LA hipster crowd.