Bettolino Kitchen

4.8
1511 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Housed inside an unassuming strip mall, Bettolino Kitchen aims to give you an unexpected experience that rivals those of the big guns. Owned and operated by 4th generation South Bay Restaurateurs, Bettolino Kitchen takes a modern spin on dishes you would come to expect in a classic Italian restaurant.
All pastas are homemade, desserts are freshly baked, cocktails are scratch-made and decor is a breath of fresh air.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1511 people are saying
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Taffeter
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, freshly prepared & the staff are always gracious, courteous & helpful.

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SusieL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Few dishes, too much butter & salt
Mostly good. Server very good.

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NancyA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great preparations, great staff and servers. This is a hidden gem in our community. Don't miss out!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been here before, so we knew it would be great. They did not disappoint! The food and the service were fantastic, and I had a birthday coupon to use, so the price was even better than normal. Also, it was a bring your own bottle of wine with no corkage fee night, so we also enjoyed a nice bottle of Napa wine at no extra charge!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Slightly different twist on Italian favorites, well prepared. Service was friendly and efficient. Great place to dine with friends, family or colleagues.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BYOB Wednesdays are the best!!! The most perfectly seared scallops in a silky butternut squash sauce over tagliatelle. It was perfection. Everything on the menu sounded delicious and glancing around at other tables, it looked fabulous.
If I lived here, I would definitely return.

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vipPatrickD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love the menu options. Short ribs are fantastic.

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Cindy
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a birthday dinner on the sidewalk. Roman and his assistant did a great job for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Waiter was terrible still gave him a 20% because I felt sorry for him

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JimM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, cuisine and decor !
Music a little too frenetic.

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YukoY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

美味しくいただきました!

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DavidY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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KathyK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and good service Homemade pasta’s are amazing

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Joesmaryv
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are at Bettolino every other week . Last night the food was even better than our last visit . I thought my lasagne was excellent . The lasagne at Bettolino was outstanding . And Wednesday free corkage makes it a perfect evening . I wonder if they will sell us a permanent table. Lol 😂

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KimF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre/Thanksgiving extended family dinner - 19 people!

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vipLauraP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon was our server and she was outstanding. Food was excellent as always and we had a great time.
We were celebrating the impending wedding of my friends son so a perfect night. Thanks so much!

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Laurie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!!

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CarmenU
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was very attentive and provided excellent service! The food was delicious! This was my first visit and will definitely return!

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MMac
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great choice, friendly and efficient staff, very well prepared dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always..

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is very good even though portions are somewhat small. Hostess seemed annoyed when we insisted to seat outside as a two year old was soon going to join us. It was a3:30pm reservation on a Sunday. no one was sitting inside and only ONE table outside was occupied by a couple. Once they left, NO ONE was sitting with us outside for about 45 minutes, until a party of 5 adults and 4 children arrived around 4:30pm to occupy their reserved table set up at the very end of the lined outdoor tables. The hostess also said that my reservation did not specify outside when I was sure I did due to the 2yo. She also firmly requested for us to leave the table no later than 5pm as she was going out of her way to accommodate us outside. We left at 5:05 and no other customers were added outdoors. In fact, no customers were there for almost the entire time we were there but the above mentioned! The waiter was very nice and polite even though he never brought fruit as the included side for the 2yo. and my daughter had to ask for the included drink for the child. Again, the food is good and the warm bread and dipping oil are delicious. I just didn’t feel welcomed:(

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bruno
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at Bettolino's several times already, but this was the first time for lunch. It was a great experience; on top of their 'regular' menu, they have an additional extensive lunch menu that is very affordable. I tried their special 'Betto Box'. It was very nice. I'll definitely be coming back for lunch.

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vipSuzy
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice enlargement, comfortable, great service.
It has become our favorite neighborhood restaurant

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Joesmaryv
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought Gaetanos , the sister restaurant to bettolino , was excellent . Bettolino is even better . Gaetanos is excellent basic traditional Italian food. Bettolino, is more upscale . Either location is fabulous . And happy hour half prices are the best .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Wednesday wine dinner. Roman was a perfectly attentive server!
It was delicious!

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AliciaL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely great, friendly service. We made a reservation and had to be seated outside but was seated right next to the fire and it was very very warm.

Every bite was delicious!
I ordered the calamari, octopus, spinach & mushroom stuffed pasta, and scallop pappardelle.

Highly recommend the spinach & mushroom stuffed pasta! Not heavy.
The pappardelle pasta's texture was perfect - these are usually extremely chewy and heavy but these were thin and just chewy enough.

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JohnW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

These days, we eat only at eateries where we can get outdoor dining. Fortunately, Bettolino has outdoor dining. But the only spot available to Bettolino is the sidewalk in front of their establishment, and this sidewalk is right next to the parking lot. So, the outdoor ambience OK. But everything else is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only our second time dining here but it amazed us as much as the first time! All 3 of us dining loved our dinners and the calamari starter. The chef at Bettolino’s puts his/her own twist on Italian food and it almost always blows our taste buds away!! I’ve already told our daughter in Nashville that we will bring her here at least once because it’s hard for her to find pesto dishes she likes where she lives. Just amazing❣️

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JoyceK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group of four had a great lunch seated outdoors. Food and service were great. Three had the shortrib panini and one eggplant Parmigiano panini. We had two years of catching up, so we lingered a long time and they didn't pressure us to leave. (It was late lunch, so it wasn't busy.) It's great to see that they have maintained their quality.

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ShyM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner it was his first time ever and he really enjoyed it. We had wine at a reasonable price and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. There’s something for all palates. Service was excellent. Truly a gem in Redondo Beach.

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SharonM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner on Saturday night. The food, service, and ambience were all exceptional.

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SherryS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and my family and I loved it. Excellent food and service! We will definitely be back!

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vipAMAdiningout
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great dinner and time at Bettolino's. My OpenTable reservations are always acknowledged and are time honored when we arrive. Friendly hostess starts the evening on a good note. Our server - Rich, was outstanding! He knew the menu and was able to answer any questions we had. The food was delicious, hot and excellent! My recommendation is get the Bread Pudding for dessert! Can't wait for my next visit.

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vipCurt
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very Nice dinner, started with happy hour appetizers and drinks. The lasagna was better than ever, I think they added a couple of improvements. The salad was huge and appreciated. The service started out slow, but picked up to make it an enjoyable experience all in all!

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JuneR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have dined there frequently in the last few months at this popular restaurant and will continue to do so. Food is very good. Based on several visits, I think service could improve. It can be slow and service staff is not always attentive. For example we had to make several requests for bread. Apparently it is served only on request. It is delicious.

Noise level is an issue. Recent renovation has not helped much.

Parking can be difficult because restaurant is located in busy strip mall.

Service and management is very friendly.

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viplaurapv82
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anne was our server... she remembers important details like what my Dad is drinking and his very hot plate! Dad had the Branzino, which was excellent... I had the mushroom raviolis...they were amazing!!! And my hubby had the Polipo... always a great choice.

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DaisyQ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Bettolino kitchen has great food - so much so, that it stands out in this area. It also has a fun interior, which even includes a photo booth.

It’s issue is service upon arrival. I have reserved a table twice this week to sit outside. Both times they could not accommodate. The only table left was in the sun - although according to the host “it’s partially shaded”. It’s not - I have included a picture. I asked if the tables that had just been seated had reservations- to this question the host raised her voice and stormed off. This is the second time this host has spoken to me rudely. It’s so extreme that it feels like your on a hidden camera show.

I have to give this a 1 star review after today as the service was so jarring we left before we were seated. Take out may be a better option if you want to try the food here. That or just be ok with a bumpy ride with service.

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vipjbcl
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! We love the new expanded space with glass partitions between tables.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bettolino Kitchen using the Order Online button. Bettolino Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 375-0500.

Bettolino Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1511 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.