Salvatore Marino has always cultivated an incredible appetite for authentic Italian dishes.
Ever since opening its first location in 1993, La Bottega Marino has been referred to as the little neighborhood casual gem. With vast selection of hard to find italian goodies, oils, pastas, pastries, pizza and panini even landed a cover of Bon Appetit Magazine in Aug 2007 with the now famous heirloom tomato based dishes.
Faithful to his Neapolitan roots where he grew up, dutifully rising each morning to find seasonal top quality ingredients at local markets, and keep it simple in the execution, hence their motto and company philosophy.
Seasonal by choice, Simple by Tradition
La Bottega Marino’s has a 100% Italian wine list with wines from almost every region in Italy, carefully selected and offering great value.
The family restaurants have received raves from such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Angeleno Magazine and The Wine Spectator, Bon Appetit, Gourmet and more. Adding to the list of recognition, a 2008 James Beard nomination for Best Chef .