La Botte Ristorante

Food & Drink
620 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 620 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
61% of 44 customers recommended
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, European, Continental, Catering, American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Cuisine
    Italian, European, Continental, Catering, American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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31 Tips
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Report | 4 years ago
hire more waiter staff, and lower your prices for mediocre food.
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Report | 4 years ago
terrible service, not great food for the price.
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Report | 4 years ago
Food was good, as was the atmosphere. A little expensive for what you get.
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Report | 4 years ago
Wagu steak was amazing. The artichoke soup was very good but felt it needed salt. The wine prices were very high. Make sure you ask the waitress to add the fresh parmesan cheese to your oil and balsamic
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Report | 4 years ago
Great service but salad was not fresh at all and pasta portions, especially the pasta special, was tiny. Even with the groupon, it was not worth it. Went to mcdonalds after.
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Report | 4 years ago
Service was exceptionally slow even though there were only about five tables in use. It took forever to get each course. We tried 3 appetizers and 2 were not good. The 2 pastas we had were very good but portions were small. Then we were charged for an extra glass of wine and our Groupon wasn't deducted. Another customer came back into the restaurant after dinner to get change for the valet but the restaurant didn't even have change. We really wanted to like this place but if this is how it is on a slow night I can't imagine what it would be like if they were actually busy. Unfortunate....
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Report | 4 years ago
Wish you had better good. The beef carpaccio was swimming in oil, artichoke soup was so bland, salt barely could help it. I had my husband's portion bc I was so hungry as we arrived. The ahi tuna tasted awful too, had to spit my bite into my napkin (along with my taste of the beef carpaccio). We left before ordering a main dish, glad we waited. Left hungry. Ran by Ralph's on way home and picked up steaks. You're in a great location, (with no signage!), wish you had good food.
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Report | 4 years ago
Food was awful :( People were very nice. Only 4 other people were in there having dinner when we arrived (Saturday night), and now we know why. You need good, if not great, food and the just didn't have it. The beef carpaccio was swimming in oil. My artichoke soup, which sounded lovely, was bland with no taste. Salting it didn't do much. Ahi tuna which I usually love I had to spit out into my napkin. :(
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Report | 4 years ago
In addition to the regular menu, there is a nice $20 prix fixe with wine.
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Report | 4 years ago
Beautiful dinner experience. Had a little bit of a NYC feel, being slightly submerged. Loved it all.
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From Our Editors

When Stefano De Lorenzo, the chef-owner of the Michelin-starred La Botte Ristorante, plans his seasonal Italian menus, he looks no further than local farms and wineries. Over the years, he has built strong relationships with these vendors, who supply him with organic produce, sustainable meats and seafood, and the bottles that fill the restaurant's two-wall wine rack. These ingredients manifest in both traditional and inventive dishes, from tagliatelle bolognese to black linguine tossed with deep-sea crab. Thanks to its proximity to wine country, local vinos are an integral part of the cuisine and decor; the floors are made of old wine-cask staves, barrels adorn the dining room, and waiters wear uniforms made out of empty wine bottles. Even the eatery's name pays homage to vintages, as "La Botte" means "the wine cask."

Before coming to the US, Chef Stefano grew up in the mountains of northern Italy. It was here that he learned to prepare fresh gnocchi, pappardelle, and linguine along with other Italian staples such as zuppa del mercato, a soup of the day made with fresh produce, meat, and seafood from the market. Diners can taste the fruits of his labor in the main dining room, or at La Botte's wine lounge, LAperitivo, which serves seasonal, four-course tasting menus with local and international wine pairings.

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