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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at One of Two Locations
- La Bottega West LA
- La Bottega Larchmont
The menu includes traditional meat lasagna ($13); linguine pescatore with calamari, shrimp, clams, and mussels ($18); grilled scottish salmon with caper-butter-lemon sauce ($17); and fresh gelato with flavors changing daily ($3).
La Bottega Marino
Each morning, brothers Mario and Salvatore Marino stroll through local farmers’ markets in search of the ripest produce, returning back to their restaurant just in time to pull fresh bread from the oven. The pair actually oversees three LA restaurants—La Bottega Marino, Il Grano, and Marino Ristorante—each of which highlights the traditions of the owners’ homeland, Napoli, with handmade pastas, pastries, pizzas, and panini sandwiches filled with seasonal ingredients.
As noted on the LA Weekly web blog, La Bottega Marino’s menu foregoes Italian-American standards like caesar salad and fettuccini for more authentic specialties such as porchetta—an herb-rolled pork loin wrapped in pork belly and roasted with a light seasoning of salt, pepper, garlic, and fennel. In addition to perfecting housemade meals, the Marino brothers spend time building their wine list by collecting varietals from almost every Italian region, including the region whose excess CO2 yields bubbly prosecco.