Best restaurant in the south
Best restaurant in the south bay! Fettucine with marinara sauce and filet mignon pieces! Would totally order it again. Very saucy, great marinara sauce! Just the right amount of spice, home made aldente noodles and tender filet!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Friday night's dinner was fun and delicious. We hadn't been back to the Bottle Inn in years and really had a good dinner with old friends! It's not fancy but the food was great and the service attentive.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Solid Italian-American by the Beach
Bottle Inn did a fantastic job serving a part of 22. They had us at 3 separate tables within talking distance of each other which worked out just fine. The large party did not stress the kitchen one bit, and everyone's food came out at the same time with exceptional quality. I've been here many times and the food is always consistently good. (It should be noted this is not a foodie place, but it is high quality, brilliantly executed traditional American-Italian cuisine which is why I gave it a 4/5; 5's are reserved for adventurous foodie menus that execute perfectly). Thanks Bottle Inn for taking care of our large party and helping to make it an enjoyable evening!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place serves the most
This place serves the most amazing italian dishes. Servers are very attentive. I find myself returning more and more frequently.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great romantic spot! Food was great and staff was very accommodating.
Will go again!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Neighborhood Gem is right!
The epitome of a hometown restaurant. We were overwhelmed by the personal attention and coziness. Food was amazing! Our waiter was one of the owners! Love that!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We hadn't been to Bottle Inn
We hadn't been to Bottle Inn for years since we moved out of the area over a decade ago. On a quick visit to Hermosa over spring break, we decided to celebrate my mother's birthday at The Bottle Inn. We needed a place that would have good food but also work for our preteen boys. The service was great and the food didn't disappoint. It was great to be back and experience one of our favorite South Bay restaurants!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I were celebrating our 12 year anniversary and decided to stay the night in Hermosa beach. After speaking to several locals about dinner suggestions they recommended the Bottle Inn. When we pulled up we were a little nervous because it was a tiny little place. We were greeted and brought to the back into the wine cellar. It was a very romatic spot very private away from the rest of diners. The menu and wine selection was great! When our food arrived it was simply amazing. My husband and I were very pleased to have celebrated our anniversary there. We will be back!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and wine were great,
The food and wine were great, but service was extremely slow. But, you don't want to be in a hurry to eat anyway!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was exceptional! Food
Service was exceptional! Food was very tasty! We where on vaction from the East Coast and we searched out this place on a recomendation! Worth the trip
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Service
Food was excellent. Service was good, just a little slow outside. Nice wine list. Overall, gret experience!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great meal. Service
Always a great meal. Service was spectacular, very glad to have this place in our neighborhood.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visit Manhattan Beach every
We visit Manhattan Beach every couple of years and this was a great find in Hermosa. Prices were better than MB and the food was outstanding. I'm a native New Yorker and know good Italian food. This was great Italian food.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find. The waiter was terrific. Enjoyed the evening very much.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden gem of the South Bay! Delicious food, good atmosphere and great service!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner for two
We were there for 2 hours and it felt like half that. Staff was extremely professional, welcoming and attentive. Our server was well versed with wines.. Silvio was great and the bus boy too. Food was prepared perfectly.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding overall experience
This little gem came highly recommended. It did not dissappoint. Location is great, right off the beach. The food was the best!! Great meal, fantastic service. The waitress was attentive, freindly and knowledgeable. Lots of locals eating and drinking. Very reasonable prices and excellent wine list. Atmosphere fits the food and service, great. Spent the weekend in LA all the way from Texas......and this was the highlight of the trip. Go out of your way to go here.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but not excellent
Great location, close to the beach, but does not have a view. The food is great but the service is kind of slow. Overall we had a good experience.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great foy husband's 72nd birthday.
Small restaurant right near the beach, older but nice Italian atmosphere. We started with the artichoke antipasta, then scallone for me (rare find in L.A.) & filet for my husband; all delicious. The vegetables are not overdone, and the dessert list has an excellent variety. I avoid chocolate, so I had the limone cake; my husband had bread pudding, both yummy. The service was outstanding, very friendly & helpful waitress. It was a Tuesday evening, early, so the restaurant was not crowded, but there was a large group celebration in the back & the noise really carried. The tables are really close together, so I would never go on a weekend. The parking is almost non-existent & metered; another reason for not going on a weekend.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sunset dinner on a Sunday. The food is not excellent, but it's far better than average. Portions are very adequate even for the more substantial appetite. have nice vegetable focus in several dishes. don't have to go broke eating here. Check for sunset fixed price menus about $15 (W/ yummy dessert!) or Silvio's Dinner includes a nice glass of wine for $21. been very happy with both. Corkage is $20 - but they forgive it if you buy another bottle. house wines well above average. Thurdays $10 wine tasting. stay for dinner& they credit the $10 back.
The setting AT THE BEACH is wonderful. The scene is casual. Parking..... bring your quarters because the meters want to be fed. I have one complaint - the plastic patio chairs are flimsy.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
South Bay Italian
Very good Italian standard in South Bay. A classic old school Italian!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Dinner
Food was good as always, service was slow even though we got there right when it opened for dinner. We've been going to this restaurant for over 30 years and will continue.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with friends from out
Dinner with friends from out of own.. Great time, great food , great service
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian food
Hearty helpings of great Italian Food. No mystery here.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time. It offers a lot, Fantastic food and service, and a romantic setting.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great special dinner
Had a great dinnner for seven. Food was extremely good, and the service was spot on. Desserts were fantastic!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bottle Inn Beautiful
Spent the evening at the Bottle Inn in Hermosa Beach, for my birthday. I was personally greeted by every employee there as well as the owners, with a "Happy Birthday" hug. I was with my husband and 12 year old son and we had a lovely evening. The food was delicious and our waitress, Mary Lou, suggested a reasonably priced bottle of wine that was very good. Thumbs up Bottle Inn!!!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
South bay gem
Food is great. Small but intimate if you can get into the wine cellar. Food is great and wine list is extensive. Nice little surprise in the south bay. Worth a visit , you will not be dissappointed.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Hidden gem in
Great food! Hidden gem in hermosa beach! Risotto is amazing!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for a Special Occasion
They take great care of you, the food and ambiance are quite good. The wine list is excellent.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good as always
I've been coming to this establishment for years - it is Italian food as you remember it as a child. They have one dish - though - which distinguishes itself, a pounded paddy of scallop and abalone. It's difficult to try anything new and it is soooo enjoyable.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal. Wonderful wine. Can't beat the view of the Pacific Ocean from the patio!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved The Bottle Inn for years and it still holds its own. Only minor complaint on the food because the steak we ordered medium rare was actually medium. Otherwise perfect meal with friendly and attentive service.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of the Bunch
The Food was great and the service outstanding. What a great meal!!!
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Keep coming back for more
We have been frequenting the Bottle Inn for over 30 years and have never been disappointed in the food. The menu is extensive - there are so many great dishes it is hard to choose. Unfortunately, there was a big party when we were there the other night which slowed down the service and made it noiser and more hectic than usual. Usually it is a nice, quiet experience. Our waitress who has been with the restaurant a very long time really tried her best, but we think she was a bit overwhelmed.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hermosa Beach Gem
Great food, great hosts even a little star spotting!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
celebrating my son's 21st Birthday at the Bottle Inn was exceptional, great service, incomparable food and free deserts! my son chose this restaurant and was very pleased as well!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We did the specially priced
We did the specially priced pre-fixe dinner which was very good and a great value. Our server was really warm and friendly.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
The Bottle Inn continues to be run with a 'hands on" attitude by the original owner. It is a great place for friends or a date or alone.
Thursdays - Saturday pretty much require a reservation. Excellent northern style Italian. My Mom likes the Thursday wine tasting and Fixed Price offerings during the week. I love it everyday!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
forever the same
I've been coming to this restaurant for over 35 years. The food is always good and satisfying from the first course to last . We started with their wonderful complimentary garlic bread and glass of Gewürztraminer. This time we had two appetizers, calamari (parts were a little over done but the sauce was excellent) and beef carpaccio (a little too much lemon) and mushroom soup(been ordering this every time for 35 years) and seafood risotto. We topped it off with the delicious tiramisu. I like to come here for quaint dinners as well as big party dinners, it works on both levels. I have yet to try the cellar dining some day! You will not be disappointed!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I checked reviews and almost
I checked reviews and almost cancelled my reservation. They was a consistent theme that the service is lacking, that this restaurant has past its prime, wait times for service and food delivery were intolerable. We persevered.
The restaurant was only half full, and I can see where a full restaurant would push their service past its limit. We were seated immediately, ordered wine within 10 minutes, ordered meals 10 minutes later, then about 20 minutes to delivery - very acceptable.
The food was spectacular. Truly wonderful, flavorful, and unique. I had a pasta/chicken dish, baked in foil, then flambeed tableside. We will definitely return, but not during a busy time until they can get their services issues resolved.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect service, great food, intimate Itialian setting
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had another splendid meal at The Bottle Inn. Top ratings for food,wine and service. We've been dining there for years and we think it keeps getting better.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy going to The Bottle Inn! They have fantastic, authentic Italian food. Great place to take a date for a nice, romantic dining experience. The wait staff is great and know their wines and pairing with the meal. I've been there many times, and NEVER had a bad meal!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided to try the Bottle Inn for the first time Saturday night. We were pleasantly surprised as we didn't know what to expect. But the food was excellent, the service while a little slow was very good. Go early. We had a 6:30 pm reservation. It got busy after 7:00 pm. I would highly recommend the restaurant. We'll be going back.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
After 20 years we were amazed that the Bottle Inn is still fantastic! On a whim we thought we'd give it a try since we haven't been here in more that 20 years. I kind of expected to see dusty fixtures and dated decor but was surprised to see it looked good inside. It even seemed to be brighter in the dining area than I remembered. The food was amazing and I can still taste the amazing chocolate souffle. We'll be back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch is as good as dinner
We "discovered" The Bottle Inn last summer even though we'd driven by it many times. The food is really wonderful and it is hard to find consistently good Italian food in our area. Being from MA, we're very picky. The service is personal and comfortable. the servers know wine and are very familiar with the menu. After our second visit, they knew our particular favorites. We took friends to brunch and were delighted. The view of the ocean and the great food make for a perfect combination.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent meal, and excellent
Excellent meal, and excellent service ! Enjoyed the atmosphere, nice but not stuffy.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good repeat experience
We always enjoy this restaurant with its great food and friendly service. The noise level was louder than usual and service slower due to a large party there the same night, but it was still a very good experience.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and local feel
Having grown up in Hermosa, I'm amazed I never came here before. All food was delicious with perfect portions and excellent service.
Booked a reservation via opentable and we were seated right away. Had a great time and we'll be coming back!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM