The new Italian restaurant Bottega Angelina originally set to open in Laguna Niguel in 2019 has opened.
Bottega Angelina is a 7,000 sq ft Italian market, restaurant, and bar all under one roof nestled on a hill in Laguna Niguel, California. From the exterior, an old-world sentiment envelopes guests with lavender plants, potted citrus, cypress and olive trees, surrounded by ocean views.
Upon entry, the senses are further stimulated by the sights, sounds, and smells of a modern designed “mercato,” showcasing in-house charcuterie, gelato, pasta, bread, cheese, pastries, custom Norman Love chocolates and Illy coffee counters. An adjacent shop of highly curated goods, spirits and wines for the pantry and home from Italian makers like Alessi, Vietri and Carthusia further the feel of visiting a small Italian village. Cooking classes, tastings and demonstrations will be available for the whole family soon after opening.
Custom handcrafted mosaics line the walls leading the eye to an elaborate art deco light
fixture cascading over “il bar.” Here, the sounds of clinking glasses filled with inventive spins on classic cocktails and Italian wines mixed with chatter amongst friends old and new fill the air.
The largest footprint in the space, “ristorante,” boasts an open kitchen with an original
Stefano Ferrara oven from Naples as its focal point. The seasonally changing menu highlights authentic Italian flavors with locally sourced Southern California produce from appetizers through desserts. Private dining rooms, plus indoor and outdoor seating is available, with the latter spotlighting several Restoration Hardware outfitted patios overlooking the Pacific.
Perfect for cigars and “aperitivo” hour by the fire! Bottega Angelina, from the same owners behind Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana in Irvine, opened in November 2021.
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