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Bottle Inn Hermosa
Bottle Inn Hermosa

Bottle Inn Hermosa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thebottleinn.com
  • Phone: (310) 376-9595
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast & Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm


    Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 8:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Unspecified
  • Executive Chef: Chef Maglio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can prepare prix fixe specialty dinners for any occasion. We do not have any delivery service and food must be picked up.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our largest room seats 25 guests in a u-shaped table and we can fit up to 36 in the same room with staggered table groupings. We also have our wine cellar that seats up to 12 guests (keeping in mind it is a cold working wine cellar) and a semi private front room that seats up to 14 guests. When closed during the day on Saturdays the entire restaurant is available until 4pm..
  • Private Party Contact: Silvio Petoletti (310) 376-9595

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hermosa Avenue and 22nd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is usually not a problem and the meters take quarters. We can make change for you at the lobby.
A word from Bottle Inn Hermosa
The Bottle Inn is nestled in the residential seaside community of Hermosa Beach, just south of LAX Airport. We have been catering to our regular patrons, guests, tourists and celebrities for over 39 years. Our restaurant is known for it's romantic, cozy ambiance and its consistently outstanding classical Italian Cuisine. In addition to our ocean-view patio and cozy dining room our intimate wine cellar is available for parties of 2 up to 12 guests. Our menu features a variety of authentic Italian pasta dishes, fresh seafood, tender choice fillet Mignon and a wide selection of appetizers. Top off your meal with one of our deliciously prepared homemade desserts. We are conveniently open for Lunch and Brunch Monday through Friday 10:30 to 2:00 and Sundays for Breakfast and Brunch and Lunch from 10:30 to 2:30. We are also open for Dinners 7 nights starting from 6pm on. We also offer facilities for banquets of any size, limited to certain days and evenings.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The Bottle Inn never fails to satisfy. The food is great the service is wonderful and the ambience is excellent"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "I usually go for lunch here, but the evening meal was elegant and delicious. I will be back!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Bottle inn is a cute traditional italian restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and fun. Food came out quickly bad and quite good. Definitely good for families."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "The food is always excellent. The ambiance is nice, especially in the wine room."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Love the food and the servers...helen and rudy are the best!!! Eggplant is delish."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Sorry to say but we thought that maybe we would be able to enjoy a nice dinner there.. We waited inside for too long to be acknowledged of our presence.. We wanted to sit outside.. so we did.. The waiter took a while to come to the talbe.. we had a young child.. and usually in a more professional atmosphere, the restaurant should be more attentive..and kid friendly. The flies were so awful we could not stand it.. ordered some drinks and when the bread came which seemed a bit old . the flies came faster. We sadly had to leave, and as we were waiting for the check we noticed the dumpster was open... when we mentioned it to the waiter he was sort of in awe..???? go figure a dumpster so close to the tables.."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I've been to the BI many times, but this time I brought my vegan/no oil/no butter/no dairy/no anything that tastes good friends. The waiter was immediately accommodating and brought them a fabulous meal. I ordered one thing but the waiter talked me out of it and I LOVED what he brought me (rigatoni with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce and chicken - YUM!) Did the wine tasting on Thursday at 6 which was fun too. Oddly even though I checked in with the hostess upon arrival at 6 for our reservations, when I went back in after wine tasting they were perturbed that I had missed my reservation (evidently they tried to call me but I didn't hear it). No problem in the end just odd that they forgot I checked in."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We live in Long Beach and our friends live in Los Angeles. We are always looking for a place in between. We found Bottle Inn in Zagat. The food was great and so was the service. It is a great neighborhood find. It has a interesting decor and a great vibe. We would certainly recommend it for either a romantic evening or just to go for a great meal"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We've come here several times a year for the past ten years. The wine list is wonderful, the service is always warm, friendly and efficient, and the food is delicious. Bummer that one couple had brought a crying baby when we were there last time, but we just sat outside to avoid the noise. As usual, the food was fabulous and our servers were lovely. The patio is peaceful, but do bring a sweater! A great meal, and a great evening."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant! Must try the shrimp scampi, quattro formaggi and calamari. The service is excellent."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This neighborhood restaurant never fails to delight. The food is excellent and the menu changes regularly. The "specials" during the week are even better values, but the cost is always reasonable."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. Excellent garlic bread that comes in the standard bread basket (that was enough to win me over). And the location can't be beat."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food was very good but they seemed to be short on help. Difficult to get coffee refills and order dessert."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was friendly, but slow and inattentive. Both the wine and food menu were extensive with many fine choices. We ordered the Chicken Parmigiana and Melanzane "Eggplant" Al Forno. The sauce on both dishes was delicious, and my eggplant was tender and flavorful. The waitress suggested we split one salad instead of ordering two, which was a good call. Service started on the wrong foot with us waiting for over 10 minutes for a hostess to arrive at the desk. Service throughout the meal was dreadfully slow and at no point did the waitress check on us to see if we needed anything. A couple near us was brought the check before they were asked if they wanted dessert. Still, I look forward to visiting again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The BI is a sweet little spot right near the beach with tons of character."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Bottle Inn had been here as long as I can remember and it is a family favorite. Beautiful Italian food made with love."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food OK, not really any pasta dishes (sans meat), which seems odd. Waitress went out of her way to make us feel stupid for ordering an item which took minimal extra effort (then did it any way, begrudgingly). We were the only people in the place. Needs an update in decor, chef and especially management and wait staff."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding. It was a great experience for our entire group. Everyone commented on how flavorful the food was, and wonderful our servers were. We loved the private area next to the wine cellar. We highly recommend this place for private intimate groups, or romantic dining for a couple!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent food. Friendly service made for a fun night"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This classic Italian little place is located just off Hermosa beach and serves very well prepared food from an extensive menu and wine list; not your typical "red sauce" diner. The service was prompt, professional and friendly in an elegant sort of way. The prices of both the food and wine were very reasonable, especially considering the level of service and the location. There is a lot of nearby metered street parking, but it's a very busy area just near the beach, so that could sometimes be an issue."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • " I am 100% Italian and hate going out for Italian food. We moved here to Manhattan Beach three years ago from NYC. In the city I could find an upscale Italian restaurant I liked. A trip to San Francisco's north end could satisfy my taste buds but here so far zip! We found the atmosphere at the Bottle Inn had that special neighborhood quality. People welcomed as old friends by our server Mary Lou was heartwarming. The artichoke appetizer was delicious, loved the lemon flavor. We both enjoyed our meals. Mine had a different twist to what I expected, but yummy. We did not try it sooner as the patio furniture did not transcend the actual ambiance."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nothing to rave about ... On last visit (30th anniversary) the waiter forgot our salads ... On this special occassion the birthday girl changed her entree order well before the salads were even brought and the manager came over not happy ... Gotta say the waitress was great ..."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great food, friendly and knowledgeable employees, and happy customers. It doesn't get much better!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Service again was not good. We just had to wait several times. We would have ordered desert, but by the time the server came to our table I couldn't wait to hand over my credit card. It appears the servers have too many tables, so the restaurant may need to hire another server during peak hours."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My fiancé and I were looking for a great dinner to cap our trip. Guess what, the bottle inn out did our expectations! Great food, wonderful service would recommend it to anyone!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We eat at the Bottle Inn very frequently and it is always fabulous. Great food. Very tasty. Big portions. Very reasonable prices. Wait staff are fantastic. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food is good but a bit on the expensive side. I ordered the Venetian salad but the waiter brought a house salad. When I told him that wasn't what I ordered, he took out his order pad and showed me that he had written house salad. I told him that may be what he wrote but it was not what I ordered. He was obviously annoyed and did bring me the correct salad but at that point, I just wanted to leave."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Went with a group of friends here, we were the only two that had been there before and the others were looking forward to trying it out. Although it had been over a decade or more since we have gone, we were excited about coming here. Server was nice and friendly. The dinners were good, not great. 2 people got the scallop and abalone filet, they were disappointed. Tasted artificial or fake, not fresh tasting. The Ono fish for the evening was not completely cooked and it tasted just okay according to the ones ordering it. Not sure about the risotto but the linguine with clams was good but not delicious. I expected a little more from here. In my mind I remember a better tasting menu back when. Best part was the garlic bread."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I wish the food and experience was exceptional. The food smelled and tasted good just not better than many other similar establishments. Not worth the four and five stars given by Urban spoon and yelp."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "There were 4 of us dining and we had not seen each other for a long while. We got busy talking and the waiters waited patiently for us to be ready to order without interfering with our conversation. We spent a long time over dinner during a busy Friday evening, but the staff never rushed us at all. On top of that everyone raved about the food."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Bottle Inn seemed to be an 'old school' neighborhood Italian restaurant. Good ambiance and very good service were not enough to overcome food that was just mediocre. I was expecting east coast Italian but there was just something missing. There were no layers of flavors. I only had a Caesar Salad which was okay once anchovies were added and chicken parm. I thought the chicken itself was juicy but under-seasoned. The breading and cheese voted "present" but made no further impact. And, the marinara was practically flavorless. All told, I could imagine getting this meal at a cafeteria, a good cafeteria but still. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "This has been my family's bday go-to place. I remember it as an adult "fancy" restaurant only when I was a kid, but no more. My children (teen to adult) have enjoyed going here. You'll see families with kids of elementary school age, up to a nice couple on a date in the corner. The dishes are amazing, and we get 5 different plates and always love every dish; desserts too. Bonus: any pasta dish can be prepared with their gluten-free pasta and they also offer a GF lasagna, which my son raved about. Couple of GF dessert options as well. The Creme Brulee is exquisite. Our server and staff were spot on - enthusiastic and incredibly efficient. Look forward to our next visit! Thank you for a lovely evening!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Wonderful little Italian Gem in Hermosa Beach...no wonder its been around so long... Ambience is terrific, especially if seated in the back... Food was great and wine selection second to none...We would definitely return ..Service staff seemed rushed and inattentive.. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Cute place right off the strand Jim has been coming here for years And keeps raving about this place We sat and ordered a glass of barbera and a chianti The barbera from Paso Robles Full of Noise the was very nice. Salad wise I had the Venetian salad and Jim had the casa salad Both quite good mine had a sundried tomato vinaigrette olives provolone tomatoes onions olive bread croutons really really good! Dinner I had the char broiled halibut with candied carrots creamed spinach and a side of past Agilo oilo. Wow was it good! Perfectly done very moist with a great charbroiled taste Jim had the bolenese which was also great better than mine (Still working the kinks out with the spices) what a great spot! We will be back "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Really good food and good service. Loved being so close to the beach. Great way to walk off dinner! Three hour metered parking nearby too."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was good, especially the garlic bread but we felt that service was a little lacking. Our waitress was busy so whenever we wanted something we had to flag her down, even to tell her she had left the bottle of wine off our check. They definitely overcharge for the wine. It would be nice if they didn't charge so much for the corkage fee."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Love the Bottle Inn, great food, friendly and attentive staff and a great selection of wines... Go!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Bottle Inn has set the standard for years, always the best"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Every time we have been there they have been wonderful,"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I've been coming here for 20 years. It's always great - food and ambiance."
    Dined on 3/15/2014