Bottle Inn to Open in Riviera Village

Bottle Inn Riviera is scheduled to open in Redondo Beach in January.

FILE PHOTO: Bottle Inn sign at its flagship restaurant in Hermosa Beach.
FILE PHOTO: Bottle Inn sign at its flagship restaurant in Hermosa Beach.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with comments from Bottle Inn owner Silvio Petoletti rebutting a post on the Redondo Wine Bistro Facebook page that claimed the two restaurants were merging.

Forty years after it opened its landmark restaurant in Hermosa Beach, Bottle Inn will open its second location in Redondo Beach's Riviera Village this month.

post on the Facebook page for the Redondo Wine Bistro, which previously occupied the space in which Bottle Inn Riviera Italian Restorante will open, claimed in mid-December that the two restaurants would merge—information that Silvio Petoletti, one of the owners of the Bottle Inn, called "tragically wrong" in an email to Patch.

"The (Redondo) Wine Bistro is GONE, as are their previous owners," Petoletti wrote in an email to Patch. "We have nothing to do with them."

The original Bottle Inn is an Italian restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as weekend brunches. Its claim to fame, however, is its wine list, which has received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence "for having one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world," according to the restaurant's website.

The restaurant will replace Redondo Wine Bistro, which had closed more than a month previously "for renovations," according to signs in the window at the time. Those renovations never materialized, and soon after, new signs announcing the opening of Bottle Inn Redondo Beach were posted.

In the last three years, the space has held as many restaurants—Avenue Italy, which never opened; Grillish, which went through two very different incarnations; and Redondo Wine Bistro.

Bottle Inn is scheduled to open in January, according to the fliers posted in the windows. It will be located at 1700 S. Catalina Avenue, though the entrance is on Avenue I.

Silvio Petoletti January 04, 2014 at 09:27 PM
This story is totally WRONG. Yes the Bottle Inn is coming to Riviera Village but as ITSELF.......NO we have nor want to have any association with the Riviera Wine Bistro. It is GONE. We are sole owners and operators of the new Bottle Inn Riviera, Italian Ristorante. We expect a retraction from whomever has falsely reported and posted this information!!!
Fernando Adames January 05, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Glad to see you got your facts right about the bottle inn! They are the one and only restaurant going into the riviera. It's a shame that others feel they must lie to keep getting attention! We are very excited to have the bottle inn in our village!
Michelle Paz January 05, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Amazing food and great staff! So excited to hear about this new location in Redondo Beach! All the best to you Silvio! See you soon for some Pollo Imbottito!
Kathy Sena January 08, 2014 at 09:21 AM
Silvio, the Bottle Inn in Hermosa has been our go-to restaurant for special date nights for years. Love you guys! So excited for you with this new additional location. I'm sure it will be great, and we can't wait to come see you there. Congrats!


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