South Bay Gives Back: Bettolino Kitchen
Tell us a little about you:
“There are two things about me and my family that have remained constant over the past 65 years. The first thing is living in South Bay and the second thing is being in the restaurant business. My great grandparents started Giuliano’s in Gardena in the 50’s, then my parents came along in the 90’s and opened Gaetano’s in Torrance. Five years ago my husband, brother and I opened Bettolino Kitchen in Redondo Beach. If you are unfamiliar with Bettolino Kitchen menu, we are a California inspired Italian restaurant that specializes in handmade pasta, local produce and fresh seafood. I consider Bettolino my first baby, but since then I’ve added two additional babies to the fam. My daughter is 3 going on 13 and I have a 7 month old boy born weeks before the Covid-19 shut down.”
Please tell us about your project:
“Every month we pick a different local charity to sponsor and split our profits with on Tuesdays. We call it Giving Tuesday.”
Who are you supporting with this project?
“We support local charities or organizations whose purpose we are passionate about and believe in.”
What inspired you to do this project?
“There are so many amazing organizations helping others in our community. We wanted to figure out a way to not only raise money for them, but also give them the opportunity to share their cause with a new audience.”
How can the community support your efforts?
“Dine at Bettolino Kitchen on Tuesday’s to help raise money for local charities that we love.”
Here is the lineup for the next few months:
- October: Walk With Sally
- November: Share Fest
- December: Peninsula Education Foundation
- January: Chemocessories
- February: South Bay Children’s Health Center
Anything else you would like us to include?
“Owning a restaurant during these uncertain times has been trying to say the least, but our South Bay community has really rallied around us and we are forever grateful.”
Address: 211 Palos Verdes Blvd. Redondo Beach 90277