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La Botte Italian Restaurant

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812 N H St, Lompoc, CA 93436-4147
805-736-8525
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Authentic Italian

Owned and operated by an Italian couple and now their adult children, LaBotte is a long term fixture in Lompoc. Many go there regularly to visit with "Mama" and to listen to her greet every patron and sing walking throughout the restaurant. Reasonably priced, friendly atmosphere and good staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Biketosurf
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Lompoc, California
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Lompoc, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owned and operated by an Italian couple and now their adult children, LaBotte is a long term fixture in Lompoc. Many go there regularly to visit with "Mama" and to listen to her greet every patron and sing walking throughout the restaurant. Reasonably priced, friendly atmosphere and good staff. The food is wonderful.

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic Italian food in Lompoc. Mama herself visits your table and sings to the lovely music. She even makes the minestrone soup from a family recipe. There are many dishes to choose from but my personal favorite is the chicken piccata. It is fabulous

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Thank jscalise
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When the owner tales over the dining experience it is often a little embarrassing. The "Viva America" dance show she performed when we were waiting to be seated was way out of line. When we add that her grown up children who are employed as staff keep referring to her as Mama it gets ... well...embarrassing. And the food was... More 

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Thank Niels J
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This place is seriously over priced but the food is decent. Best Italian food you can get in Lompoc, but that's really not saying much.

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Thank Rebecca P
Brooklyn, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice place, the food was good, service was top notch. Only one waitress, Eleana, who seemed to be everywhere. Very high energy person.

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Thank William K
Goleta, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The term Paesano cooking or red checkered table cloth restaurant are references to Southern Italian comfort food. These type of restaurants are very common on the East Coast between Boston and Philadelphia where most Italian immigrants settled one hundred years ago. The food preparation is typically based on pasta and red sauces and is indeed comforting and familiar. Having moved... More 

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Thank TomSulp
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The classics done very well, modestly priced and you can meet the chef, she's usually out front after all her signature sauces are made. She does the secret stuff than watches over her girls!

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Thank Richard J
Pukalani
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Fabulous food, service, wine, and friendly, upscale atmosphere. The owners are amazing. The first time I went there a man came to our table and spoke with us. I thought he wanted to join us and asked him to sit down. He was the owner along with his wife, "Mama" as she likes to be called. She's no older than... More 

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Thank Benjamin C
Lompoc, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The owners (MA MA)and staff daughters are wonderful. My boyfriend of 10 yrs really likes it food and 10 yrs ago I really like the lasagna. Unfortunately, the quality of the food has really gone down in the last few years. To be fair, I have to say the last time I visited was Aug 2015 so things may have... More 

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Thank D W
Lompoc, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great food, relaxed atmosphere! Service could have been better, but I think it was his first day. Great decor! Good Wine selection.

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Thank Minnette B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 812 N H St, Lompoc, CA 93436-4147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lompoc
  • Phone Number: 805-736-8525

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?