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La Botte Ristorante

620 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2522
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Ranked #319 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Santa Monica
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 7th Street
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English first
Westlake Village, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Can't comment on the food but service was so poor we left before eating. Wife and I had friends in town staying at hotel near La Botte. We made Sat night reservations a week in advance. We arrived timely. Hostess apologetically offered us a breezy four top situated near the hostess stand and the front door. Upon our hesitation, she... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

After having visited the Getty Museum and the Getty Villa, my wife and I along with a good friend decided to end a beautiful day with a stop in Santa Monica for dinner before heading back to San Diego. Having looked over several possible Italian restaurants on the Internet the day before, we settled on La Botte because a number... More 

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133 reviews 133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

kinda funky interior with nicely spaced tables wine motiff. menu limited and expensive. food nicely prepared and quite fresh, but lacking in taste and distinction.

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New York, NY
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a delicious dinner here late of an evening after a very long, very stressful day. Although we were by far the last people in the place, the staff never made us feel rushed, or hurried us towards the end of the meal. The food was terrific - inventive twists on classic modern Italian, with that lightness that marks... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This was our second visit to La Botte. We were pleased that the food and service are still excellent. Our group of 4 had a range of salads and entrees (primarily pasta and seafood) and all were wonderful. The service was really good and, contrary to much of LA, we never felt rushed! We had ample time to make our... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We spent NYE in Santa Monica. Most of the restaurants were fully booked and some of them had a ridiculously high cover charge. Accidentally we saw La Botte; it was also full (no table for two). But the friendly lady at the entrance could arrange for a table. We only had to wait for like ten minutes. I was impressed... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

It is a decent restaurant for tasty, authentic Italian food. We had a tasting menu and everything was good enough to rival any proper restaurant in Italy. The quality of food was consistent and so was the service. However, I would say this restaurant is far below the level of what is normally found in a one-star establishment. The tasting... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We took our out-of-town family to a post-Thanksgiving meal at what was one of our favorite local Italians – what a disaster. What was once a fine Michelin one-star restaurant has collapsed into a black hole restaurant where the staff – and more importantly the management and ownership and chef – just don’t care about their customers or the customer... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We were lucky to dine here with about eight other people who dine here regularly so we could sample a number of dishes. The silky branzino carpaccio with sea urchin, ravioli filled with braised beef filet and the Wagyu filet mignon in Barolo wine sauce were favorites of the evening. My only regret is that I ate lunch that day.... More 

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Keerbergen, Belgium
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This was the worst restaurant experience of our 3 week stay in CA. The place was empty and depressing. The food was tasteless and unbalanced (the main course pork cheeks were ok). The waiters did their best but could not save what was destroyed in the kitchen. The winelist is outdated, as our waiter told us, and it is way... More 

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Additional Information about La Botte Ristorante

Address: 620 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2522
Phone Number: 310-576-3072
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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