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74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9654 2252
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Ranked #141 of 4,130 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $43
Hours:
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
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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
Kyneton, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Arrived just after 9pm on a Friday night after seeing a movie. Wandered in with no booking and was welcomed and quickly seated. Service was prompt and efficient. Owner was an exceptional host, there to answer any questions and guided us with some brilliant champagne and wine selections. Great menu - lots to choose from. We both chose the slow... More 

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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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127 reviews 127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The owner welcomed me, offered a glass of great wine and suggested me the slow roasted goat with couscous, yoghurt and pistachios. I couldn't be happier. I'm reviewing it as I drink my third glass of wine. The restaurant is busy on monday evening, people keep walking in, and it's really hard to decide what I'll have for dessert because... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tried this place weeks ago. Had pork belly. The pork was well cooked, very soft. I booked the restaurant on line and was a bit late for the dinner special offer but the manager still kindly offered me the three courses special. Service is very nice

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very good early dinner choice at this Italian style restaurant. Visited with friends and everyone was happy with this place because the food was fantastic. Very nice staff and for some reason I noticed the acoustic to be pleasant, not very loud at all. We loved every minute of our stay and come again. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had never heard of this restaurant when we were looking for a place to eat. They advertised a pre theatre menu which looked excellent and an additional full menu. we were tempted by the entree special of zucchini flowers which were delicious. There was only one vegetarian main course that we seen but my husband loved the ricotta gnocchi. I... More 

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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have had lunch at this restaurant several times, the last time was on Monday afternoon. The meals are always delicious and the wine list is extensive, the staff are all very friendly and attentive, would certainly recommend this restaurant for lunch

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Thoroughly enjoyed every dish we ordered, and the wine suggestion, although the night we were there, they were sold out of oysters, and 2 other dishes we wanted to order, as well as sparkling water!!! We obviously had the same taste as many of the other diners... We will definitely be back again to try those dishes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

On a beautiful Melbourne day, we were seated in the open window for a business lunch for four. The atmosphere was great. The baked nidi di rondine, shitake mushrooms, ham, red onions with a pea purée; Sangiovese slow-braised beef cheek, cauliflower purée and silverbeet; and pan-seared ocean trout, fresh green bean and house-dried tomato salad, with a shared side salad... More 

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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The zucchini flowers were awesome! I had also a side of veg stack which was amazing!! Loved this restaurant.

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited during the week- Weds. Business dinner of 8. The restaurant is close to Parliament station so very handy. You can use your entertainment card and you can get Qantas points through booking too. The decor is very modern, linen table cloths. Kim, our waitress was excellent. The general feedback from the table was that the food was very nice,... 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
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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