Bettolino Kitchen

4.8
1290 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1290 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RudyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service. Nick our server was fantastic. Johnny the host was great also. Will definitely go back!

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PeggyM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. I can’t wait to see what it looks like after they finish remodeling!

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PattyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Bettolino Kitchen was DELICIOUS! The servers were attentive and our they served us quickly. It was a great dinner!

GT
vipGlennT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Consistently good food. A bit crowded, but this should be mitigated once the expansion is completed. Service is always excellent.

MH
MarilynH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food. I must go back soon. I loved everything about my experience . Definitely going again soon.

VS
vipVivS
San Francisco
200 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my lunch special with the eggplant Parmesan sandwich and salad. It is soooooo tasty!!! My waitress, Rebecca, is absolutely the best! She has the best personality!!

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Vbgvbg
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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PeterL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've never had octopus so tender before (I'm going crazy to trying to find a recipe online). How do you make it so tender? Also, the halibut entrée was outstanding! You have to be the best Italian restaurant in town! I will certainly be there again. Wish the servers would come over more often for drinks, but that was minor since it was an early brunch. But as for the food and friendly atmosphere, I've never had better Italian food in my life (and I'm Italian and have been to Italy several times).

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite place we ate at while traveling in LA. There’s nothing here that I wouldn’t order a second time. It was absolutely amazing!! And the service was great too- always checking on us and refilling our drinks.

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vipJoseph
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was cooked perfectly. The pasta and eggplant were very tasty.

JD
JennyandDave
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bettolino Kitchen is ALWAYS outstanding!!
The food is superb abd the service is impeccable- - truly unmatched! Once they open the expanded version, I am sure that it will be even better - if possible!

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AlyssaA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food & service! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday spot! Food and service Excellent as always!!

JT
vipJulieT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! It made for an enjoyable luncheon.

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Sammy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the Pesce Al Pistacho (Pistachio crusted halibut, lemon pesto, sauteed kale, with mascarpone mashed potatoes) , our dinner was amazing along with the atmosphere and being able to sit outside with our cocktails. Thank you Bettolinos we will be back soon :)

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RaeG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. Very friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is always excellent

JL
JamesL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice Mediter. menu. Very good service—professional and friendly. The waiters need to be educated--our server didn't know where the cuisine hailed from in Italy.

All in all, highly recommended!!!

JC
JhoannaC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived all the way to when we left everything was great! Food was delicious, service was impeccable and ambiance was amazing. Will definitely be coming back.

LR
LauraR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very satisfying! The lasagna was incredible!

RS
vipRichardS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bettolino has maintained the best outdoor area eating in the South Bay area. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Short ribs fell off the bone and were delicious ….waiter was very attentive and friendly…I would definitely go back to try something else

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vipFredF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Food is different from what it was before.
maybe a new Cheff?

DK
vipDrKKB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anne was amazing and very knowledgeable of the menu. We took all her suggestions and loved everything.

TK
vipTammyK
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun/great night at Betto! The good us fresh and yummy and the service is friendly and efficient!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Farrata salad and it was incredible!! I highly recommend it!!

JW
vipJaniceW
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bettolino's did not disappoint. he food is consistently excellent and the service extremely pleasant and efficient. It is our go-to neighborhood gem!

During the pandemic, we were regulars and it will continue to be or favorite restaurant within walking distance of our home. We look forward tp its expansion!

CA
CAROL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service, calm atmosphere. Would recommend for families, couples, business lunches.

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Jennifer
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible. Will come back time and time again.

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Pastafan
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food is always so good! Love going here for midweek dinner.

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vipSirCharles
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I've been going to Bettolino Kitchen since it first opened and have always loved it, often recommending it to my friends and family. The menu goes way beyond the boring American Italian fare you find all over the place.
However on my last 2 visits the food has gone way downhill. Maybe they have a new chef - who knows - but it isn't working out.
On my visit yesterday I was served Parmesan crusted Lamb chops that were so overdone it felt like I had to saw through them to cut a piece off. Good job I've been working out because it was really tough to cut through. The chops were gray inside and so dry the only way to swallow a bite was with a sip of water. The waiter was very nice a kindly replaced it with an order of Pasta (I assumed they could not mess up Pasta). I had squid ink pasta with clams - it was OK but over salted but I didn't want to say anything as the wait staff were so nice. The manager tried to tell me that because the chops are 'parmesan encrusted' it is hard for the chef to tell if they are overdone. Not true. I cook racks of lamb all the time and have done parmesan crusted too - its the same as any roasting technique - the chef just doesn't know how.

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JenniferP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, decor

PF
PeterF
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch with my in-laws and wife. Great food (always). Quiet and peaceful and excellent service.

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MinoruT
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good .
Service is good.
I ate pasta . I need more good texture .

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Heather
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service. Seem to be doing a good job dealing with virus concerns.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect date night place! It was expensive but it was worth it 100%. Was treated so well!

MR
vipMaryannR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bettolino’s. Food, service - outstanding.
Employees act like they love their work- it makes the dining experience even more special.

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PatrickG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service - excellent food! Calamari a favorite.

CB
vipCathieB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food and fun menu. The Bento box is always an interesting and delicious combo of specialty items. You can’t go wrong with that.

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kathyg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they made the evening special. Food was excellent, as was our waiter. We will definitely go back.

FAQs

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

Bettolino Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1290 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 bookings at the moment.