LAperitivo new casual dining concept debuts at La Botte


Michelin Starred La Botte debuts its new casual dining concept, LAperitivo, featuring a seasonal, four-course tasting menu and selection of local and international wines artfully procured by seasoned Chef and owner Stefano De Lorenzo. Located at 620 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica, La Botte, Italian for “the wine cask,” has been a landmark for lovers of authentic and contemporary hand-crafted Italian cuisine for more than seven years.

“We are delighted to offer our esteemed clientele a delicious new way to enjoy La Botte’s Italian cuisine and culture in a more casual setting,” says Chef De Lorenzo. “LAperitivo is perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail hour or to gather with friends and enjoy delicious food and wine.”

LAperitivo fosters an inviting dining atmosphere with large communal tables where the Italian tradition of breaking bread and pouring wine can be shared. LAperitivo’s palate-
pleasing, seasonal, four-course tasting menu is handmade from scratch in La Botte’s kitchen, incorporating organic ingredients from local farmer’s markets and offered for an enticing set price of $20. The menu is comprised of a variety of delicious Italian cuisine such as Classic Lasagna, Luna Oysters, Trota (trout) and Mushroom Gelato with a choice of red or white wine.

If you love good food…

tasting menu at La Botte WineLounge
Celebrate with La Botte the opening of our new Wine Lounge area. From Tuesday, October 1st you can enjoy a four-course tasting menu including a glass of wine for $ 20.

It’s our way to introduce a greatly priced tasting menu with wild foraged ingredients incredibly crafted by chef Stefano De Lorenzo.

Wine Lounge will be open daily from 5 to 8pm.

tasting menu 

| A glass of ambrosial selected italian wine |
your choice of sparkling Prosecco, noble red or elegant white

| Luna Oysters |
Carlsbad aquafarm (farmers market) Luna oysters, finger limes

| Lasagna |
Wagyu beef ragu, seasonal greens pasta (choice of market vegetable lasagna)

| Trota |
wild steelhead trout, foraged mushrooms, cherry wood smoke

| Mushroom gelato |

The tasting menu will change accordingly to season



Come and join us at LaBotte’s new wine lounge, LAperitivo, where you can share a large table and choose with whom to break bread and pour wine. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the amazing four course tasting menu of contemporary Italian cuisine handcrafted by Chef Stefano.

The experience of the aperitivo is a consolidated Italian tradition. It gives you a chance to socialize and relax while snacking before dinner often spoiling dinner altogether!