Bottle Inn Hermosa

4.8
663 reviews
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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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LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening!! Bottle Inn is always consistently good. Great service.

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d
Portland
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

On-street parking in Hermosa can be challenging. The restaurant is not roomy, but the food and service is hard to beat. Walks on the Strand after dinner is a must.

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d
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.. we had an event after, and the staff was able to get us food and drink without delay. It was delicious and hot! I will return for sure

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MS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with Amy and Matt as incredible servers! Food and wine were excellent!

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TB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to see Oscar - awesome meal as always

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D
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group of five ladies have been going to dinner for more than ten years. We have begun to realize almost EVERY spot we are choosing for dinner is so loud we are unable to hear each other. The best (well, almost) attribute about Bottle Inn is the ability to hear the discussion going on at your OWN table. It was SO enjoyable to eat delicious food, drink superb wine and enjoy each other. We decided Bottle Inn is our new place to meet with one another.

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LI
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely as always

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We planned a bike-ride along the beach and then dinner on the patio afterward to celebrate a birthday. My daughter and her boyfriend had their two small dogs with them. We were very grateful that the staff was able to accommodate our request to sit out on the patio - I had called that in in advance. The food and service were excellent. Our favorite restaurant in the beach.

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I
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bottle Inn in Hermosa continues to hit home runs. This time we had fried calamari as an appetizer, which came out hot, crispy, and perfectly cooked and tender. Our entrees were the sea bass special and eggplant parmigiana, which we intended to split. The sea bass was delicious, and the half portions we each had were very generous, so we had the eggplant packed up to go, for another meal. Even reheated the next night, the eggplant was excellent! Service was spot on, our waiter was attentive but not intrusive, and personable. We count the Bottle Inn among our very favorite restaurants, and try to dine there each time we fly 2500 miles to the South Bay Area!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner outside on the patio. The location, service and food were all excellent. Really good wine list. We walked down to the end of the street to watch sunset after dinner and take a few pictures. I recommend your give Bottle Inn a try.

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s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the neighborhood and we love this place for Italian food... the smell when you walk in the door is the kitchen of my Italian Grandmothers! That smell of sauce is hard to find and it tastes like hers too. Amazing. Also the calamari is incredible- crispy and so tasty. And the cannolis are perfection- crispy shells and creamy cream!

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MO
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always! A great neighborhood spot.

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l
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The mussels arabiata are the best I've had anywhere. Although the menu and wine list are smaller now, the restaurant still delivers great food as they have for the 40 years we have been going there.

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GW
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottle Inn has been a Hermosa Beach landmark for many years. The menu is moderately extensive but not overloaded. Every dish has been memorable. Most recently I had the Venetian salad (which I never miss) and a pasta with chicken, artichokes, spinach and carrots in a rich sauce, flamed with brandy at the table. My wife loved her chicken piccata, claiming it was not to citrusy and had the required heaps of capers. The wait staff is mature and respectful--many have been there almost as long as I have been going (40+years), that alone excludes me from the trendy. The wine list is more extensive than you could want (or afford in some cases) and the affordable ones are nicely varied and taste good. It's a little too expensive for a drop-in every week Italian joint, so save it for date night or impress visiting friends.

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w
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here a few times while visiting the area. The pasta is cooked perfectly and there is very good service. The Bolognese sauce is excellent. We enjoyed the house salad and my father had a very good steak with potatoes. I would definitely come back again!

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VW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A neighborhood gem, known to locals. This is an outstanding restaurant with consistently good Italian cuisine and a nice wine selection. Everything on the menu is prepared perfectly. Occasionally a salad is over dressed, but their Carpaccio, Osso Buco, Veal Piccata, Cioppino and all of heir desserts are scrumptious. There is a nice vegetarian selection as well. The dress ranges from casual to business attire depending on the crowd, day of the week and time of day - it is at the beach and steps to the sand. Dinner for two (appetizer, salad, entree, dessert, glass of wine each and tip) a reasonable $120 - $175.

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KW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here 2 nights in a row. Loved it so much the first night we decided to go back again.

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OT
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always great

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P
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There were some very noisy drunks at the next table. Food was too salty.

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DH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

It was our first time at your Hermosa Beach location. The restaurant was lovely inside. Unfortunately, there was an extremely loud party of 6 close to us which really spoiled our enjoyment of the evening. Additionally, we felt very rushed to leave by our waitress. She brought our check before we received our dessert There were plenty of open tables so we were not keeping anyone from sitting down.

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MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We’ve had great experiences before but this time our server was not helpful or friendly. He seemed irritated that he had to be at work. We didn’t even feel comfortable asking questions about the menu.

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TD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I luv this place!! Great food, amazing sangria and Matt is always the best!!🌹

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d
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really Good Food. Great Location.. Nice relaxing place.

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OT
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food, good location, good service. Great outdoor patio.

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time dining at The Bottle Inn. Besides the amazing service the food was spectacular. The ambient of the restaurant is cozy and welcoming.
It was our first time dining at the restaurant and Abel the manager gave us a delicious tiramisu and cappuccino on the house. Definitely will go back to try other dishes.

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OT
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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DT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and experience!! Oscar, one of the owners was our server and gave us great service and recommendations on the menu and wine list. Would certainly go back when back in LA.

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J
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottle Inn is a great long-standing neighborhood gem, and it was a wonderful place to enjoy a wonderful evening with some out of town friends. A great Hermosa treasure.

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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful experience out on the patio with the sun setting. The food was wonderful!!! Service was stellar! We had an incredible evening!!

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NG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to The Bottle Inn for over 35 Years. Excellent food, good service, nice environment. Recent new owner kept the same framework as in the past.

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MA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time back in 40 yrs, went for mother’s day with the family and it didn’t disappoint! Just as I remembered it! And the food was delicious!! Old schools Italian. Great freshness and flavors and the staff was prompt and friendly! We’ll be back and it won’t be 40yrs!!😂

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KR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken parmigiana we’ve ever had! Had a great time and we will be back!

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place in Hermosa, we always celebrate my birthday, my husbands and any chance we want to enjoy great food we come here. We have been coming here since they open!

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JW
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place, but now much better under the new management.

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AR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evertything delicious and great service and food! Plus a good location!

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LK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening at one of my favorites! Took my husband for his birthday dinner and again the Bottle Inn did not disappoint in service, food or ambience. This is our go to restaurant when in or near Hermosa Beach

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BT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of eight for an early evening dinner at the Bottle Inn in Hermosa Beach. Our table was ready on arrival and we were positioned in a very nice spot within the restaurant. Our server, MaryLou, was outstanding. She reviewed the specials, opened our wine and then let us have some time to settle in before pressing us for our order. We enjoyed multiple appetizers - all of them were excellent, especially the calamari and the baked mozzarella. Dinner selections varied among the group and everyone enjoyed their meal - special mention was given to the Rigatoni E Pollo Bascilico (an incredibly delicious sauce) and the Lasagna. We unfortunately did not sample any of the desserts. Overall, it was a wonderful dining experience featuring great food and great service and a relaxed and unrushed meal. Highly recommended!

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SF
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides the overall exceptional ambiance, in particular the staff couldn’t have been better. Very accommodating, cheerful and actually the word endearing comes to mind from the restaurant host as we entered to the house manager coming out as we were leaving thanking us for coming. Could not have been happier with our dining experience at The Bottle Inn❤️

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MS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet spot to recap a day of Business meetings

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a first choice when visiting the west coast!

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