Bottle Inn Riviera

Bottle Inn Riviera

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 3105436800
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: European, Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Bottle Inn Riviera
Traditional Italian cuisine...we have been catering to the needs of our regular patrons, guests and tourists for the past 37 years! Our restaurant is known for many reasons, the most famous of which are "Romantic," "Cozy Ambiance," "European Appeal," and, of course, our "Consistently outstanding, classical Italian cuisine."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bottle Inn Riviera reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (47)neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (23)notable wine list (23)special occasion (20)romantic (15)good for groups (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • a little dissapointed
    local
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The spot is great, the atmosphere was super, then the waitress poured a glass of wine and missed and poured the red wine all over my friends shirt. The manager came by to check it out, and being that my friend is nice, he said he was okay. So the manager did nothing, she just walked away. HELLO, buy his appetizer, buy the bottle of wine your waitress just spilled, by his dinner, DO SOMETHING!! Not cool, very inexperienced manager.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed bottle inn
    MikeNVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We've been several times now and always have a nice meal. This time we started with the (very large) quinoa salad and later shared both the conchiglioni and the chicken piccata. All were very good. We sat on the patio for the first time and it was quite nice. Our server was apparently new and a little uncertain but still got everything right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour visit
    kbgonzalezVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I am a huge fan of Bottle Inn Hermosa, and this was my second visit to the new Riviera location. This time we ordered off the happy hour menu. Good wine selections at a good price, but we were not big fans of the two appetizers. The margherita pizza was boring and although a small portion we still left half of it behind. The spinach/artichoke dip was good, not too gooey, but we needed to ask for more bread since the initial portion brought out was not enough for the dip. Garlic bread was tasty. Service very attentive and sitting on the patio was pleasant and the heaters came in handy. I have enjoyed a special occasion dinner before with family and would likely go back at some point.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food but Noisy
    1drmom
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our first visit to the new location. (We've been to the Hermosa Beach location many times.) The food & service was good but the restaurant rates quite high on the noise factor. Luckily, we were dining with boisterous company so we were able to converse. It would be nice to return for romantic dinner but I don't think so. Also, I know that my eyes are not as good they used to be, but the menu type was WAY too small. I had to borrow my friends readers to wear OVER my bifocal contacts. The font could have been larger. Otherwise, happy to have a Bottle Inn closer to home.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service and Ambiance
    NotjustanotherFoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We felt like we were on vacation at The Bottle Inn. Servers were attentive and we never had to ask for a thing. The food was a bit salty but, the kitchen was accommodating with special requests, i.e. no cream or substituting a sauce. We enjoyed the dining experience and we will be back to try other items. This was our first time at this location and we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to the Riviera!
    JoAnne
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Finally we have a Bottle Inn! Had dinner with friends for my husband's birthday. The food was very good. We had the beef carpaccio which was great! We also tried the calamari as we always do and it was great. I had the Quinoa salad with salmon which was delicious. The waitress didn't seem too pleased to have to open our bottle of wine; we brought a special bottle for a birthday celebration. I hate paying the $15 corkage fee but I would have paid over $100 for a similar wine. I read from other reviews that the noise level was pretty high & that was true. But we just talked loud & managed to get by with our conversation. I think I'd like to try sitting outside the next time to see if it's a little quieter. Definitly will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Space
    MartynT
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Enjoyed a great evening here a week ago.I especially liked that we were able to choose where we wanted to sit - no attitude! Food was very good, plates were piping hot, and our server and wait staff were all super attentive. Nice combination of dining room, cute bar - or outdoor patio. Definitely planning a repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    Katt
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great food, great service. Was seated at a nice table in the "quiet section" so we could have a nice conversation and actually hear each without raising our voices. It was a lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Savannah
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Happy to have a new hot spot in Riviera Village. Love the energetic vibe here and enjoy their food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Every dish is delicious. The new Riviera location is super fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small little place with great food
    Aaron
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great Italian food in the South Bay area. I would recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night love!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I travel nonstop, so date nights are a rarity and highly cherished. We had a wonderful evening dining al fresco and we will definitely be back. The food was delicious and served hot, the wine list was incredible and well-priced, and we loved the ambiance: cozy, inviting, and perfectly lit. Outside noise was minimal, very pleasant and relaxing. The bar looks like fun although we didn't venture to it. Looking forward to sharing our new find with our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    luvredondo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Having had a really good experience here several months ago, I made reservations for myself and a visiting friend. We had a nice table inside by a window. The ambience was great and the music was just right so that we could talk. The waitress was great - the wine she recommended was excellent. The appetizer crab cakes were outstanding, as well as the abalone entre. Overall it was a delightful evening and I heartily recommend this little gem here in Redondo Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great, I took my sister for her Birthday and all of our meals were delicious! the restaurant is noisy and it can be difficult to hear your friends across the table from you, but the service was good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mychaela
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The service and food were outstanding! The water glasses were quite clever, it appears they may have been wine bottles sawed off?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Addition
    Lizbeth
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second time dining here and it was just as good as the first time! The entrance looked very busy, yet we were seated outside promptly. The chicken dish my husband had was delicious, as was the Italian Wedding soup and warm bread. We'll be back - enjoyed the outdoor seating...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 30th wedding anniversary dinner
    TCsCulinaryComments
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We always enjoyed the original Hermosa location. Glad we tried their Riviera Village location. My 1st ever veal piccata was at the Bottle Inn many years ago. It remains a favorite dish and was excellent. My bride had the mahi mahi special; it was a treat. We arrived while happy hour was still going. Enjoyed appetizers and some wine. We brought a special bottle of our own; the corkage fee was acceptable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A big plus for the Riviera!
    Luckydiners
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great ambiance, REALLY great food. Interesting menu items. Comfortable and fun spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfoodlover41
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Having been to The Bottle Inn, Hermosa Beach we decided to give the Riveria location a try. We enjoyed the new location. Food, service and ambience all good. Less formal than the Hermosa Beach location and fits well into the restaurant scene in Riveria Village. The indoor space was small and can be noisy but the patio is a great space.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just yummy!
    CaliCove
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Its quaint, small, well-located, vibrant menu, noteable wine list, linen napkins, reservation suggested, wonderful new neighborhood addition! Its a place my husband and I go to for our own special date nights! Worth the money and always absolutely delicious! So happy we found it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    Maximizer
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Finally, A Great Italian restaurant in the Riviera!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bottle in Riveria
    neededgf
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Have always enjoyed the Bottle In Hermosa & am glad to have one in the Riveria. The food was very good, bar is also good. The noise level was almost unbearable. I had to nearly yell across one small table to be heard. It also took 45 min to get our entree. Despite these annoyances, I would go back. I may try sitting outside though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cosaman
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been to the original Bottle Inn for over 25 years and love it. This is lacking the same warmth level of service. Food was good but without the other elements of the original not the same value. Definitely fits a more casual and "beach" crowd if that appeals to someone.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We enjoyed dinner at the Bottle Inn. Always a treat!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DRCBL1
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Very lovely and friendly server. Casual but nice setting. The food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great spot in the village
    sbergonzi
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    3 friends and I went for dinner, our friends first time as we have been before. It's a great location (though at sunset the blinds don't shield enough of the direct sunlight). Service is very friendly and wine knowledgeable. The portions are overflowing, each diner enjoyed their meals. To note, the shrimp dish my wife ordered was a bit dry and calamari tasted over done/spongy and luke warm. The stuffed shells, ravioli, and polenta appetizer were all very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnificant Food
    Jimstake
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    With a party of four, we had two appetizer 4, dishes and desert. All items were exceptionally prepared and you could taste the freshness troughout. Started with Carcioffi Fritti and Mozzerella in Carrozza Antipasti both fabulous. Main dishes were Ravioli di Pollo e Tre Formaggi, Gnocchi Al Pesto, Lasagna di Polenta and Conchiglioni. We tried each others and we all agreed it was the fresh sauces that stood out. Kudo's are in order for the sauce guy. Can't say enough. It would have received a 5 rating except we did not receive our bread for a long time (but it wsa really good) and a bit pricey. But in reality the price was worth it. Highly recommend, and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new find in the South Bay
    KnowWhatILike
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food here is just excellent. Every part of our meals was very well prepared. The risotto was tasty and firm (not gluey. As the often are). The Scalone (a signature dish) was crisp and piquant. Tiger shrimp tender and well sauced. Roasted potatoes were terrific. The South Bay needs more restaurants like this where the focus us the food rather than the scene. Could be a little quieter, but I have seen much worse. Overall a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a casual dinner
    Southbaygirl
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our party of four was promptly seated and drinks were ordered quickly. My seafood dinner was delicious as were the other meals served at our table. Nice casual atmosphere and delicious food. Good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Like the old one.....
    KarinaVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    http://solittlethyme.blogspot.com/2014/06/bottle-inn-in-redondo-beach.html
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    That was my 4th visit and as usual, it was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 36 reviews are from the Bottle Inn Riviera reviews archive.
  • Eh? What did you say?
    Katt
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Excellent food and service. Decent, but not great, by-the-glass wine selection. But, as was the case when I first ate at this Bottle Inn shortly after it opened, it is still too noisy. Fortunately there were not as many diners inside, as it was nice enough for some to be outdoors, but the noise level still negatively affects the ambiance. There are relatively simple things that can be done to bring down the noise level. The most disappointing thing is that we mentioned it to the manager back in April, and he acknowledged the excessively high noise and said they were working on it, but two months later it is still the same. Not cozy, or conducive to conversation, but on the bright side, the discussion two tables away was fascinating!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    GreatItalianfood
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food is terrific service is very good and ambiance is good. It will become my local kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "OK"
    KLRLA
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were sat 30 minutes after our reservation right next to an over crowded bar, I could have placed my wine glass on the various rear ends that, literally, were hovering over our table. 1 hour and 5 minutes after we were sat the artichoke appetizer came out, it was mediocre at best - not crispy, center tasted like it was right out of the can. Pesto gnocchi dinner - the gnocchi were barely showing above the heavy cream based soup, I mean sauce. It was rather tasty, though. Restaurant made cheesecake - it was good, the thick crust tasted a bit stale or like a butter alternative (vegetable oil?) was used as it was not very flavorful. Overall - OK in a pinch, if you have the spare time to wait, but not a destination.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice evening in the nieghborhood.
    apuruna
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Tried the Bottle Inn Riviera for the first time. It was a quiet Monday evening and my wife and I walked from our home. We sat in a nice table in back by the wine storage shelves. The food and service was excellent and the wine list is better than most. We will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Sat. dinner
    Myrtle
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Having missed lunch during our drive into town to visit friends the 4:15 pm reservation was perfect. Good selection of wines by the glass and draft beers. Seated immediately - our mains were pasta special for 2 of us (Mahi, Salmon & Shrimp with delicious vodka sauce), Veal Picatta and salad with salmon added. Server was pleasant, though there were a couple of delays in food arrival as she forgot one salad before the main until reminded and the added salad salmon was not cooked as requested. Small things that were corrected. Salads were neutral in flavor - maybe they are made ahead & kept cold, losing flavor? We had an enjoyable meal and would return if in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • decent for Redondo Beach
    ask1
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    If you want good food go to Bottle Inn. This is not about upscale dining, just decent food. Carpaccio beef and fish fresh and tasty. Chicken Parmigiana was 7/10 but better then most in the area. Artichoke fritters app was enjoyed by the table. Scampi was a large portion, but the sauce was a bit heavy. Anyone under 25 will like the garlic bread! This will only get better with time, for now its worth a try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite a find
    KnowWhatILike
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Truly excellent food served hot and all at the same time. Not too noisy on the patio. Reasonably priced considering the quality.know
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    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still an enigma
    persistant
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I want to like this place, I really do. The first time we went, we were treated to the worst service I have ever experienced without any recognition of fault on their part. Went back a few nights ago because I think they just had some opening jitters the first time and the food was quite good. Sure enough, the service was flawless, but the food was the problem. The salad was wilted and soggy to the point where some of the lettuce was translucent and draped around the tines of my fork. The fish was cooked right, but very bland. The mash potatoes where the only thing I enjoyed. If this place survives the next six months, I’ll give it a third try.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SusieQ
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This is our 2nd dinner at this restaurant and again, the food and service were GREAT!!! We are recommending it to all our friends!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.