Bottle Inn Hermosa

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$30 and under
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Italian
The Bottle Inn is a neighborhood gem 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 45 years. Our restaurant is known for it's romantic, cozy ambiance and it's consistently outstanding classical Italian Cuisine. In addition to our recently renovated ocean-view patio, wine bar & cozy dining room, our intimate wine cellar is available for parties of 2 up to 20 guests. Our menu features a variety of authentic Italian entree & pasta dishes, fresh seafood & appetizers. Top off your meal with one of our signature homemade cheesecake & desserts. We are conveniently open daily for lunch & dinner @ 11:30am (Monday-Sunday). We also offer facilities for banquets & private dining. ~ A little corner of Italy in your neighborhood! Salute!
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RS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the service was also very good. We will be back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I made my reservations three weeks early using this app and also had requested an excellent table. It was Valentine’s Day and we were just two people, our reservation was held and we had a table but our table was right in the middle of all the chaos. The distance between the two tables was about 2 feet and It was extremely noisy and hard to talk. I wish they would’ve seated us outside since I did request the best table in the house and this was definitely not it.

M
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The meatballs are very flavorful, lemon caper chicken tasty and the chicken like butter. The carbonara was the best. For desert, order the limoncello cake, it will not disappoint. Service was well-timed and friendly, great wine selection.

MJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. They took great care of us. It was my husband's bday and they not only gave him a nice large dessert, they also gave him a small bottle of prosecco as a gift. Very sweet of them. You can also dine in the wine cellar which is very fun!

BZ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the Bottle inn for a couple years, and were shocked by the higher prices!

m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It is not the management's fault but we were seated in the back room next to a table that was literally yelling the entire evening. They were obviously drunk and were having a very inappropriate conversation in a very public way. Unfortunately it absolutely ruined our evening. We could not talk or hear each other and left with a very unfortunate headache. I am not an old buddy dude, but this is not a sportswear during a big game but the other patron were rude and obnoxious.

m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have becoming to bottle inn for 40 years
And this will be my last time
The food has gone down hill and the prices have gone way up The new owners changed the menu a lot and certain dishes have been changed dramatically that were signTure dishes i.e. The Vesl Picatta for the worse
The main reason the prices have gone stupid for just ok food and I can afford anything

CM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with thoughtful and excellent service. My only disappointment - no Scalone!!!!! I eat here specifically for that amazing scallop and abalone dish. So disappointed to have flown in from Denver and find it not available. The Lobster and Crab angel hair pasta was excellent - but just not the Scalise!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!

SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful

s
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fun time with great, great food! An old staple, but they get it right -- which is why everyone keeps coming back! Perfect pastas and sauces, great wine, great attitudes and excellent service. (Did I mention the garlic bread?) For a night out with friends, special occasion or romantic date - you found your 'Italian' place!

d
San Diego
108 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food close to The Strand. Due to noise level we opted to dine outside on a very cold night, however we were seated next to 2 heated lamp and asked if we needed blankets. Having just returned from Italy, food and wine selection was excellent. Due to the cold night, I wished they served mulled wine. We shall return, perfect neighborhood gem, very easy walk on the strand.

f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were several birthday celebrations happening, so it was pretty loud. The food was delicious and jus the perfect amount. There were four of us and we shared the artichoke and brussel sprouts to start. The special salad of burrata and pear was delicious! We shared the Sea Bass in the butter lemon caper sauce with the most wonderful roasted carrots and garlic potatoes. Finally, ended it all with the bread pudding and creme brûlée for the table. Wonderful!

FS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our neighborhood Italian place and we feel super lucky to have it nearby. We've tried a wide range of their menu items, and with the exception of the red sauce, which seemed a bit "ketchup-y," everything else has been outstanding. The service is warm and friendly and prompt, and the wine list is pretty good, for a restaurant of this size and price range. Highly recommended.

JM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. I had a seafood pasta and an Alsace white wine. I take visitors who grew up in Europe to Bottle Inn and they find it familar, a pleasant Southland surprise.

MM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and great service! The food was amazing

NM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Family holiday dinner

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Super nice casual

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. An authentic gem.

PT
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was scrumptious! Service was excellent! Perhaps a little too noisy/energetic for me as well as pricey but the food was well worth it - good for special occasions.

SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! From start to finish. Food was terrific and service was outstanding. First time there and it will be called one of our favorites.

c
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had ben years since I had been to the Bottle Inn.. Now I need to make a habit. I was in the area and pulled up OpenTable for a late (9pm) table last minute. So glad I did. It is more of a "local" place feel with everyone making you feel welcome. The Fried Cheese for the appetizer was perfection. I am craving it as I type this. I had the Chicken and Cheese Ravioli and my husband had the lobster and crab pasta.. Everything was fresh and very homemade.. Ok nothing anywhere can be perfect.. I was expecting the Limonchello Cake to be denser, but the frosting was perfection... I will be back!

CW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Dan was extensive knowledgeable of the menu and was very friendly! The food was perfect, fast service but it didn’t feel like they were trying to rush us out, and its a gorgeous place. A highlight of my food-based LA trip!

FM
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This is a great neighborhood Italian restaurant. The Osso Bucco is delicious with the fettucini.

WS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing!

D
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always tremendously enjoyed the Bottle Inn! The atmosphere is so appropriate for people to enjoy talking with one another! SO many other restaurants have high ceilings that cause noise to be exaggerated. And they play very LOUD music. BOTTLE INN IS A TREASURE when you want to visit with your good friends!!

Not only being a restaurant that can be truly enjoyed by by the diners, THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT. The plates are presented very nicely. The choice if wines is SUPERB! And the desserts....WOW! It we had the time and $$$ we would be at Bottle Inn EVERY night!

If we could give it SIX stars...we would!

JB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was TASTY, selection was good and service was as good as it gets. Would love to see Italian Sausage added to the menu but other than that selections were all very good.

D
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Such a great brunch spot

MM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner , can always count on fabulous food and great service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our new faves for date night! Local gem!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! The service seemed like we were the only customers !
I took my 88 year old mom who eats like a bird and she ate her whole plate of lobster fettuccine! She said she could not stop! It was the best lunch she has ever had! No left overs!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottle inn is perfect for any occasion

LD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bottle Inn is one of the best restaurants in Southern California in my opinion. The food is absolutely fantastic and the service is the best! We have been coming here for over thirty years and it is definitely our favorite restaurant!!!

K
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect!!!!

t
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was terrific even though the restaurant was quite busy. Food was inconsistent- risotto was very good but pasta, salad and other dishes were fair at best

MR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have a gluten allergy and it is difficult to go out with friends especially to an Italian Restaurant. The waiter know what I could eat and the food was amazing. I can't wait to go back.

MM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this well established restaurant on Hermosa Beach.
Jeff and Sandra did everything they could to make our dining experience memorable.
This is definitely a go to restaurant when we are in the area.
The Calamari, Halibut, Pear Salad and pasta dish was spot on.
Like I said above everything was 5 stars ⭐️

T
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and with the sunsetting, it was a perfect evening!

B
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food is really good. Service very friendly and attentive. Love this neighborhood place!

VR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my group celebrated a birthday and we had a very delightful meal in a lovely setting