Bettolino, a family-owned modern Italian Kitchen has opened at Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. Brother and sister, Vince Giuliano and Andreanna Giuliano Liguore, opened the restaurant with the mantra “We don’t come to the table to eat, we come to eat together.” Michelin Star winning Executive Chef Fabio Ugoletti has recently moved to the South Bay from Florence, Italy. He moved here to open Bettolino, bringing his award-winning techniques and Italian accent to the menu.
Growing up in a South Bay food family, Vince and Andreanna spent their childhood at their parent’s restaurant, Gaetano’s, working alongside them in the kitchen and front of house. “My parents opened Gaetano’s when I was 8 years old and I spent more time there than at home,” Says Andreanna Giuliano Liguore. “Bettolino is a place that we hope our late father would be proud of. It offers everything he stood for — great food, comfortable ambiance and family.”
Vince and Andreanna come from a long list of restauranteurs, their grandparents started the deli Giuliano’s in Gardena, CA, inspiring Vince and Andreanna’s parents, Steve and Dori, to open Gaetano’s Deli in 1993, which eventually transformed into Gaetano’s Restaurant. In 2010, Vince moved to Italy to attend Apicius Culinary Institute in Florence. While there, Vince became close friends with his teacher Chef Fabio Ugoletti, a culinary icon with more than 25 years in the food industry. After Vince met Fabio in class, he persuaded Fabio to visit California and consult for Gaetano’s, before ultimately deciding to move his family from Italy to California to open Bettolino.
Bettolino’s dinner menu features authentic homemade pastas including dishes such as Lasagnetta, with fresh pasta with a hint of cocoa powder, Porcini mushrooms, fresh herbs, lamb ragu, and parmesan; Stracetti, with fresh pasta squares, salmon, asparagus, snap peas, fresh herbs, and white wine sauce; and Ravioli del Plin with chicken and herb stuffed pasta, crimini mushrooms, shrimp, and cream sauce.
211 Palos Verdes Boulevard
Redondo Beach, California
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