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74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654 2252
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Ranked #251 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $43
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located on Bourke Hill in Melbourne’s Little Italy, Bottega’s cosy, welcoming ambience, plush leather seats and soft lighting, has made it a long time favourite haunt for CBD diners. In the heart of Melbourne’s theatre precinct, Bottega serves some of Melbourne's best contemporary Italian food. The menu is extensive and well chosen and is combined with a passionate and ever growing wine list.Bottega also takes functions seriously with dedicated menus and private rooms catering for intimate dinners, or parties up to 65 guests. Bottega is open for lunch Monday-Friday and Dinner Monday-Saturday.
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Welcomed by staff. Friendly service. Beef cheeks with cauliflower puree was a dish to die for. Me daughter loved the pork belly. Not a huge menu but great choices. Gooey choc fondant was perfect. Wine list extensive. Atmosphere was great with people around us all seeming to have as much enjoyment as us. Easy to book online from Adelaide. All... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pleasant atmosphere, excellent food, friendly service. Expensive but the quality is there. Good predinner menu.

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Adelaide, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was the seond time I had been to this restaurant, and I would happily go there again. It's not spectacular, but it has good food and good service. It's a bit expensive for what you get, and the wine list could be a bit more creative, but it's a decent place to eat in a great location.

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Newtown Vic Australia
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212 reviews 212 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The welcome at the front door started our experience and we were shown to a spacious table with comfortable chairs. Our charming waitress was with us very quickly explaining the menu, offering drinks and ensuring our comfort. We enjoyed the pre-theatre menu which had a wide range of choices and was well priced. The food itself without exception was delicious... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our waiter, Brian was very welcoming and very helpful. His recommendations were excellent in all areas: anti-pasto, mains, dessert and wines. We're visiting from Brisbane, and it was a breath of fresh air to have such excellent service after the previous 2 nights of bad service at other Melbourne restaurants. Thank you for a wonderful night!

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were staying in Melbourne and could not get into the Florentino Grill so decided to try Bottega out. It may be alright for a pre-theatre dinner but......for a night out it was not a good experience. I like to try the specials a restaurant is offering as they tend to showcase the restaurant's talents. All I can say is... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Enjoyed a pre-theatre meal. Food very good, service efficient and friendly. Paying quickly was made easy. Risotto and tuna were both very good. Side serve of roast potatoes was ample.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Being in the heart of the theatre district of Melbourne, we, like many other diners were going to the theatre and wanted a quick, but tasty dinner beforehand. Bottega was nearly full at 5:45 when we arrived, so do book beforehand if you are going for a pre-theatre dinner. We had the 2 courses for $45 pre theatre deal. For... More

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Not only were the meals great, the staff were extremely nice and quite entertaining. They're fully prepared to get you to shows on time at Princess Theatre. Will be going again!

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Myself and 2 friends had the pre theatre 2 courses for $45 deal. They had main and dessert while I had entree and main. While the servings were slightly small for the price - the quality and taste was perfect. There was a nice cosy feeling on a torrential freezing night. Soft music playing so we could enjoy each others... More

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Additional Information about Bottega

Address: 74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9654 2252
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 43
Cuisine: Italian

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