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Botanic Cafe Ristorante

4 East Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia (Formerly Botanic Cafe)
08 8232 0626
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Ranked #751 of 1,361 Restaurants in Adelaide
Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
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Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family took me for a Mother's Day lunch in May and it was exceptional. Arancini balls to share, blackened fish etc. all meals oozed flavour. Great lunch

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food was really good and one of the better Italian restaurants I have eaten at. The food was light and fresh. I have eaten in Italy many times and thus food was equal to a lot of those meals. The only negative was the service was slow due to only one chef on duty (we could see the chef... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Dinner for 6, we were greeted by a lovely young lady who was unfortunately terrible at providing any level of table service. Three times she approached and left our table without offering to take even a drinks order. We waited 60mins for our meals which were all undersized and unsatisfying (all 6!!). The wine list was acceptable but over priced... More

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I arranged a function through this restaurant last week. The owner was lovely to deal with. Straight up and kept me in the loop with any minor details after we met to decide on the menu and price range per person. Genuine down to earth man. The guests arrived to a lovely warm intimate setting. Lovely swing style jazzy music... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visited this restaurant during the fringe just before a show. What a hidden treasure. Great intimate atmosphere and personalised service by the owner who knows his business. Excellent antipasto, bruschetta and fish. Great selection of wine. We didn't want to leave. We will return. Totally recommend Botanic.

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My wife and I decided to try Botanic before a Fringe show about 3 weeks ago. We walked into Botanic Ristorante. They had several tables on the go. The owner invited us in and arranged a seat for 2. His knowledge of his menu and wine list was impressive to say the least. This guy has years of experience. Not... More

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Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Italy
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We have been there last week for case after reading that was italian food.The local is very nice and clean with soft atmosphere and great music.The food was delicious and everything was artistically presented on plated accompanied by a wide selection of good wines specially suggested by the owner of the restaurant. The service has been fast and the waitress... More

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Northamptonshire, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

First as ever I give you the bottom line first to save you having to read the full review if you wish - I can't comment on the food it didn't reach us! Read on to form your own opinion We walked past the restaurant that boasted real people with real locally sourced ingredients -- as people in the food... More

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Perth, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a private dinner at this restaurant, and as a result the service was attentive, cordial and engaging. The chef was on sxceptional form; my tiger prawns were fresh and beautifully cooked, my Atlantic Salmon was crispy skinned and perfectly prepared. I tried a friend's arrancini, which was delicately fried, with a balanced tomato sauce. The selection of Italian... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Flew in from Melbourne a couple of weeks ago for my niece's engagement party which was hosted at the Botanic Ristorante. There would have easily been 120 or so guests with authentic finger food that even got my wife thinking we were over in Italy itself! The location was great, in a nice part of the city with great views... More

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