Ori Menashe cooks food that is purely Italian, without ornamentation or needless complication.

LOCATION

2121 E. 7th Place, Los Angeles, (213) 514-5724, BestiaLA.com.

PRICES

Snacks, $6-$8; antipasti, $9-$16; pizza, $15-$25; pasta, $16-$25; main courses, $23-$29; desserts, $9-$12.

DETAILS

Open 6-11 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays, 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Credit cards accepted. Full bar. Valet parking.