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74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654 2252
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Ranked #189 of 3,885 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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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78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great food! Great service!great wine and lovely atmosphere! Went there on a Thursday night with a friend we had honey smoked turkey, the strozzapreti pasta and gnocchi, a porterhouse steak with a Tuscan wine..it was delicious, the staff kitchen included was fast and efficient. Really happy about it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at this restaurant. My wife started with a fritto misto followed by braised beef cheeks. These were both really tasty. I started with a turkey salad with an excellent dressing. My main course was a fish risotto, also both dishes were well presented and tasted delicious. With 3 glasses of local Shiraz the bill... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The Restaurant was talked up by my colleagues who took me to dinner on a work trip. The service was great. A great private room upstairs which was a nice touch, not having to compete with the whole restaurant to talk. The Beef Cheeks were tasty & tender! Slightly overpriced in my books for value for money.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Friends chose this place for convenience to our hotel. None of us had tried it before. It turned out to be average in every way and seemed to me an Australian/Italian restaurant like so many in this city of apparently Italian restaurants. Being a few weeks before Christmas the time of the year meant it was busy and full with... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Pleasant table for four at the back of the ground floor for dinner. I neither enjoyed the food,service,or room. Another room upstairs.

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We ate lunch here recently. We were not recommended, we just thought it looked nice. Located near Grossi Florentino on Burke St Melbourne the decor and street setting looked appealing. My wife ordered a chicken liver pate entrée with a stuffed zucchini flowers for a mains. I ordered mussels entrée and Beef should for a mains. The food was nice,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Definately the best snapper I have ever eaten, beautiful food and excellent service, attentie without being over the top, impressive cocktail and wine list, will certainly be back ! Tables placed comfortably apart, good for intimate dining or small groups .

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Sydney, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We found this place being recommended by TripAdvisor. The place was beautifully done up, which made us feel like we were dining in the streets of Italy. Service was among the best I have experienced, the waitress who was serving us (and who was also juggling many other tables) was very responsive, professional, and very enthusiastic. She was also more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Amazing restaurant that delivers on taste, ambience & has a lovely staff. All the food was gorgeous! We had the carpaccio, crumbed mussels the rabbit ravioli & yellowfin tuna and affogato & tiramisu. Around the corner from the theatre district. Clean and modern bathrooms. Online booking is very convenient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Atmosphere service and ood were all great. We just walke i off the street without a booking. Prices were reasonable and a good selection of italian food.

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