Testa is a modern Italian spot in the middle of all the construction in the South Park area of DTLA. The very friendly waitstaff will tell you there’s a Cuban and Asian influence to the food, although it seems pretty straightforward Italian to us. But if that’s what you’re looking for in this part of town, it’s a good choice. There are excellent cocktails (try the Oh Dear), crudos and vegetable small plates to share, and very good housemade pastas. Keep it in mind as a solid option for before-show dinner and drinks.
Search by Perfect For
More spots in Downtown LASee more
Bargain hunting for sushi rarely yields good results. Unless you’re going to Sushi Gen.
Plan Check downtown has great bar food and an even better beer list, an ideal combination for pre-gaming an event at Staples.
La Tostaderia is a Peruvian spot serving ceviche and seafood tacos in Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market.
Similar Italian spotsSee more
No, Pizzeria Mozza is not the best pizza in LA. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still a good restaurant.
Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that's been open since 1925. Most importantly, it's home to The Godmother, Los Angeles' greatest sandwich.
Suggested by our writers
One of our favorite sushi spots in LA, where any level sushi eater can walk away thrilled.
The Factory Kitchen
Factory Kitchen tends to gets overshadowed by its famous Arts District neighbors, but it's one of the best Italian spots in Los Angeles.
Pasta Sisters is a tiny shop in Pico-Arlington that serves some of the best pasta in Los Angeles.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more