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About Us

In 2006, we opened Vinoteca Farfalla and Tropicalia restaurants. Vinoteca Farfalla reflected owner John Borghetti’s extensive knowledge of European wines paired with Italian dishes created by his partner and executive chef, Sante Coccia. Although John is of Italian heritage, he was born and raised in Brazil. Tropicalia was an homage to his love of Brazilian cuisine. We have merged the two to bring you Farfalla Vinoteca e Birreria. We hope you will find your favorite dishes from both places and that we can continue to serve as a casual gathering place for you and your friends and family in this special community. 


Committed to serving the best ingredients.

We use seasonal, local, organic produce whenever possible. All of our seafood comes from Santa Monica, all of our poultry is California raised, and we use only certified angus beef. All of our breads are vegan.