From everyday dining to special occasions, we pride ourselves on being the type of restaurant that has a little something for everyone. But if you’re looking for a special reason to make that reservation with us, we’ve got a list of 50 holidays for every type of eater to celebrate summer with Bettolino Kitchen.
13 holidays for the foodies
An excuse to eat more? Yes, please. Here are the thirteen foodie dates you’ll want to mark on your calendar:
- May: National Salad Month
With 5 different salads, three different proteins, and four different lunch combo pairings, we can guarantee that each person can find the green they’re looking for on our menu.
- August: National Sandwich Month
Our four mouth-watering sandwich options will give you a reason to join us for lunch each week in August.
- September: National Mushroom Month
The perfect time to give our Gnocchi con Tartufo and Lasagna Marsala a try.
- Saturday, June 4: National Cheese Day
Each of our pastas is served with fresh, tableside grated parmesan. Go ahead, pile it on.
- Monday, June 27: National Onion Day
One of our newest menu features, the Baked Francese, is like Tuscan onion soup’s pasta sister. Rigatoni pasta, grilled chicken sauteed unions and mushrooms, and beef brodo is topped with mozzarella cheese and herbed breadcrumbs to make this magical dish.
- Thursday, July 7: National Macaroni Day
Every day, we make fresh pasta in our kitchen. Mangia!
- Monday, July 25: National Wine & Cheese Day
We have 31 wines on our menu and a never-ending stock of cheese in our restaurant. The combinations are endless.
- Friday, July 29: National Lasagna Day
Each season, we create a new lasagna that shines on our menu. This is the day to try our decadent recipe layered with handmade sausage, crimini and porcini mushrooms, ricotta and parmesan cheeses, and marsala cream sauce.
- Sunday, July 31: National Avocado Day
Stop in for brunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for our Italian twist on avocado toast – our Avocado Crostini. Make it a true brunch dish by adding an egg!
- Wednesday, August 3: Watermelon Day
If you have never tried watermelon with fresh feta cheese on a salad, you’re missing out on a summertime treasure. We’ve added our fan-favorite Watermelon Panzanella salad back to our menu for the summer season.
- Friday, August 19: National Potato Day
Three words: Mascarpone mashed potatoes. #IYKYK
- Monday, August 29: National Lemon Juice Day
When life hands us lemons, we make our South Bay famous Tortelloni al Limone.
- Saturday, September 3: International Bacon Day
Ahh, pancetta. The bacon of the Italians. Try it with our new brunch special, the Breakfast Bucatini, featuring handmade pasta, a poached egg, carbonara sauce, and toasted breadcrumbs alongside this crispy delight.
6 holidays to come in for a drink
With a craft cocktail menu and daily happy hour, we love any excuse to say “cheers.” Here are 6 dates this summer that you’ll want to plan to stop by for a drink:
- Saturday, June 11: National Rosé Day
Nothing says summer like condensation on a cold glass of wine. Our central coast Republic of Pink is the shining rosé gold star on our wine list, and perfectly crafted for dining outdoors.
- Sunday, July 24: National Tequila Day
This might not sound like a day to celebrate at an Italian restaurant, but once you taste our handcrafted cocktail The Spicy Melon, you’ll be convinced.
- Thursday, August 4: National White Wine Day
With 11 whites on our wine list, you’re sure to find something to please your palette.
- Friday, August 5: International Beer Day
Our craft beer options include five South Bay drafts. Cheers to drinking local!
- Saturday, August 13: National Prosecco Day
Our Gambino Prosecco from Treviso, Italy is what we use for our bottomless bellini special, served exclusively on the weekends for brunch.
- Sunday, August 28: National Red Wine Day
We have a whopping 20 reds on our wine list, featuring some of the best wines in California and Italy.
8 holidays to treat loved ones
We live by the phrase that’s on our wall: “We don’t come to the table to eat, we come to eat together.” Bring the family and build memories together on one of these dates:
- August: Family Fun Month
With menu options that will make the whole family smile, there’s something to please everyone.
- Sunday, June 19: Father’s Day
Treating dad to a special dinner on Father’s Day with us means you can skip the high probability of burning on the grill at home.
- Sunday, July 24: National Parents’ Day
Your parents raised you, so they must be pretty awesome. Treat them to dinner to say thanks for all they do.
- Sunday, July 24: National Cousins’ Day
Cousins are the built-in best friends of the family. Shoot them a text now and make plans for a meal out to catch up.
- Tuesday, July 26: National Aunt & Uncle Day
Treat the ones who said “yes” when mom and dad said “no.”
- Saturday, July 30: Father-in-Law Day
Spend that one-on-one time together and ask for the embarrassing stories about your better half.
- Sunday, August 7: Sisters’ Day
She may have taken up the bathroom for hours every morning and/or shrunk your favorite sweater, but you still love a good brunch date with her.
- Thursday, August 18: Couples’ Day
Share a bottle of wine over a romantic evening together with our Thursday night half-priced bottles of wine.
3 holidays to bring the littles
We’re a family-friendly restaurant every day of the year. But if you’re looking for an excuse to plan a parent-kiddo date, here are three dates you’ll want to reserve:
- Thursday, August 11: Son & Daughter Day
We have a delicious kids menu for the munchkins and a family-friendly list of pastas for the used-to-be-munchkins of the household.
- Friday, August 12: National Middle Child Day
Our lips are sealed if you bring in just the middle child for this solo parent/kiddo date.
- Monday, September 5: Cheese Pizza Day
Although we don’t serve full-sized pizzas on our menu, our kids’ menu features our Francesca’s Focaccia Pizza: a baked focaccia crust, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese for our pizza-loving younger guests.
4 holidays for your sweet tooth
If you’ve ever dined with us, your server has probably given you the recommendation to “save room for dessert.” And for a good reason! Here are 4 days when you’ll definitely want to save room for a sweet treat:
- Friday, June 3: National Donut Day
Back by popular demand, our Bomboloni is back on our menu – exclusively for brunch. This sweet Italian twist on the traditional donut comes freshly rolled in cinnamon and sugar with a vanilla dipping sauce.
- Friday, July 8: National Chocolate with Almonds Day
This holiday was practically made for our Torta di Cioccolato – a daily-baked chocolate flourless caked, topped with roasted almonds and served with vanilla gelato.
- Saturday, July 30: National Cheesecake Day
An excuse to devour our Cannoli Cheesecake? Yes, please!
- Saturday, September 4: Eat an Extra Dessert Day
With four decedantly sweet options on our dessert menu, we’ll agree not to count calories on this day.
2 holidays to bring the coworkers
If your office is local to the Redondo Beach area, then we invite you to join us for lunch during the week! We make it easy to enjoy a little break in the workday with these two holidays:
- Friday, June 17: National Take Back the Lunch Break Day
With more and more people working through their lunch break every day, this holiday is meant to remind you to take a mid-day break and enjoy your lunch. Why not do it with us?
- Thursday, July 28: National Intern Day
Your interns are working hard this summer. Treat them to a lunch out with your team on National Intern Day.
2 holidays to do it for the ‘gram
Join us for the food, post it for the notoriety. Because if you didn’t post it, did it really happen? Here are two days you’ll want to come in camera-ready:
- June 21: National Selfie Day
Wine and cheese selfies get all the likes on Instagram. It’s a fact. Tag us in your selfies with @BettolinoKitchen, show your server, and get a free mini cheesecake!
- June 30: Social Media Day
Take a pic in our Betto Photo Booth to share on your social media. The pasta may only last a few minutes, but the memories will last a lifetime!
2 holidays for the locals
We love our South Bay beaches and beach-goers. Here are two holidays for the locals:
- Friday, July 1: Clean Beaches Week
After volunteering in a local beach cleanup, come in to refuel with our deliciously filling lunch menu. You deserve it!
- Saturday, June 18: International Surfing Day
Beer after surfing is like a towel after showering. You just… need it. Come in after your surf sesh for a cold one on this gnarly day.
3 holidays for outdoor dining
Summer weather here in the South Bay is perfect for outdoor dining. Join us at a table on our patio on these three holidays:
- Tuesday, June 21: First Day of Summer
Also the date with the longest daylight of the year. Enjoy that extra sunlight with dinner outside on our patio.
- Friday, August 26: International Dog Day
Did you know that our patio is pup-friendly? We even give some tips to bringing your dog to our restaurant on our blog.
- Wednesday, August 31: Eat Outside Day
Eating outside with us means no washing the dishes, and no scrubbing the grill. What more could you ask for?
3 holidays to feed the whole family
At Bettolino Kitchen, we have a very simple motto. Takeout = no washing dishes. Feed the whole family with zero dishwashing on these three dates:*
- Monday, May 30: Memorial Day Catering
- Monday, July 4: Independence Day Catering
- Monday, September 5: Labor Day Catering
*A friendly reminder to plan ahead! Catering dishes require a 24-hour notice.
3 holidays to reserve with your BFF
A meal shared is a memory shared. Text your friends and get the group together for these three dates this summer:
- Wednesday, June 8: National Best Friends’ Day
- Saturday, July 30: International Friendship Day
- Monday, August 1: National Girlfriends’ Day
1 holiday for “just because”
If none of the above reasons were enough, we have one final reason to dine with us “just because…”
- Saturday, June 18: National Splurge Day
Splurge on dinner for yourself. Because you’re awesome, and you deserve it!