Bottle Inn Hermosa
Bottle Inn Hermosa

Bottle Inn Hermosa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thebottleinn.com/
  • Phone: 3103769595
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast & Lunch

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

    Dinner

    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 3103769595

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Bottle Inn Hermosa reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)romantic (34)notable wine list (31)special occasion (30)great for outdoor dining (29)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (19)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent quality, service is top notch & prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stewiel
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Continues to be excellent. Absolutely the best lasagna in town. Everything is fantastic, with huge portions. Be smart and split.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was excellant, indoor decor was a bit dated, could use some updating.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Wine, Service!
    SoCalLarry
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    You can't go wrong at the Bottle Inn. The food is always great, the wine list is huge and has fantastic choices, and the restaurant team is professional, fun and has a passion for what they do. Marylou rocks, so good and so funny! We had dinner there this past week and enjoyed their outdoor patio and she was our server. So witty and fun, and also very, very good at her job.....and actually cares about you have a good meal and a good experience. Love this place and highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Stand-by never fails to deliver
    Italianfoodie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The Bottle Inn is located near the coast. Unfortunately for us, it's the coast located 2500 miles from us. Nonetheless, whenever we are in the Hermosa Beach area, a visit to the Bottle Inn is kind of like going home. We just have to do it. The service is reliable, warm and friendly, the food is reliable and delicious, and the prices reasonable. If you like traditional Italian food, this could become your South Bay west coast home. Don't hesitate to try the Eggplant Parmesan - it's worth a trip across the country.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The service is amazing! Our waitress was super friendly and animated. Felt like we had known her for years and the food so good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Gem!
    LivluvsavorVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Wonderful food, atmosphere and the wait staff could not have been any friendlier! Feels like a neighborhood restaurant should feel!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicous
    MrsC
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice local Italian in excellent location. Generous portions and wide range of items available on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Asked for a quiet table and was seated in the wine cellar - awesome! Excellent food and impeccable service. We will definitely return next time we're in Hermosa Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food (I mean, REALLY great food), nice atmosphere and ok service. The waitress forgot our salads and forgot that we had told her we would be having the chocolate soufflé (they take about 25 minutes to prepare...but SO worth it!), but she ultimately made up for it. Pretty good wine list too. This really is a must-try in Hermosa; I'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    DrDJC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Bottle Inn never fails to satisfy. The food is great the service is wonderful and the ambience is excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always charming
    GymDyna
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I usually go for lunch here, but the evening meal was elegant and delicious. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great family night out
    MereVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a good food and a good time at the Bottle Inn~
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific restaurant.
    Luv2dine32VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is always excellent. The ambiance is nice, especially in the wine room.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old faithful
    Jasey
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love the food and the servers...helen and rudy are the best!!! Eggplant is delish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • flies for dinner
    papagaio
    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..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delightful as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottle Inn always a winner
    MichelleMcD
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best italian
    Susan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My favorite restaurant! Must try the shrimp scampi, quattro formaggi and calamari. The service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Wonderful
    LAPhotog
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An instant neighborhood fave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • probart
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was very good but they seemed to be short on help. Difficult to get coffee refills and order dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back
    mjsmith0
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The BI is a sweet little spot right near the beach with tons of character.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beachside classic
    LisaB
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The Bottle Inn had been here as long as I can remember and it is a family favorite. Beautiful Italian food made with love.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service surly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food by the beach
    Happy2eat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent food. Friendly service made for a fun night
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great old spot
    Passinthru
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 100% NY Italian - gives approval
    dj1601
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 97 reviews are from the Bottle Inn Hermosa reviews archive.
  • Food just ok
    Miles
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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 ...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food, friendly and knowledgeable employees, and happy customers. It doesn't get much better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vince
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time in HB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Foodaholic
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, bad experience
    Yearroundresident
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reviewVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet