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Bottega

74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654 2252
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Ranked #201 of 3,988 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited this restaurant tonight with some colleagues. The selections of food and wine were varied and unusual. A wide range of entrees and mains (l left before desserts). The pan-seared scallops, tortellini in broth with truffles were stunning. Our waiter waz attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended

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Ubud
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great menu, we enjoyed the tuna and the pumpkin gnocchi . Special mention to the waitress, who was a delight. (Short blonde hair- sorry didn't get your name)

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

First time there walking past after being out for drinks with friends and no booking we dropped in for dinner. They had us at the bar for 5 min while our table was set up, the staff were fantastic and we quickly had a wine in our hands while pondering over the extensive menu. Orders in it was time to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have been here a few times now and am never disappointed. There are really good choices on the menu and great food and flavours. Atmosphere is stylish and I always find the waiting staff friendly and professional. Will keep going back.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

$16 for a glass of house white is beyond the ridiculous! Luckily our Mastercard did not work & we paid cash because we discovered that with a credit card transaction they had automatically added a 15% tip without asking. The food was OK , nothing special , but if you want a quiet dinner stay away because the table staff... More

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Wellington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

There are only good things to convey from our dinner at Bottega. As a wannabe chef myself (!) I could only watch in awe from my table which overlooked the kitchen as the team strove for perfection and delivered it to our table. A must do for any visitors to Melbourne that know top quality food when it's presented.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We booked at the last minute, were given a very comfortable and quiet booth. The food was the best of Italian fare, served by a charming Italian waitress. We needed help with a very substantial wine list and were well advised. The grappa and home made orangecello ensured the perfect night.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been to Bottega numerous times as a couple, with friends and for work in the function room, upstairs. The food is delicious, eveytime. As a reasonable new comer to Melbourne (3 1/2 years), this is certainly one of our favourites. Service is usually from those on a working holiday and we find the staff quite attentive. We certainly... More

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Penshurst, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The food was fabulous and the atmosphere nice but the service was appalling for a place of this standard. Three different wait Staff so could not get a 'connection', the girls were lovely if not a bit brisk and the man was very aloof and offhand - even to the point of leaning right across me to reach the plate... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is perhaps my favourite Melbourne restaurant. Understated, great food excellent service, what else do you need?

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