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Bottega

#118 of 3,836 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9654 2252
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on Bourke Hill in Melbourne’s Little Italy, Bottega’s cosy...
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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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A - m - a - z - i - n - g !!!

Hands down one of the best restaurants I have been to. Service was warm, friendly and impeccable and the food was delicious without being pretentious. Sarah and the rest of the wait staff were just lovely. Can't fault it :))

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Tillers40
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Hands down one of the best restaurants I have been to. Service was warm, friendly and impeccable and the food was delicious without being pretentious. Sarah and the rest of the wait staff were just lovely. Can't fault it :))

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had a thoroughly enjoyable leisurely lunch here with delicious food and good wine list. Starters and Mains - didn't make it to dessert! Would highly recommend. Very attentive waiting staff.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We've used the upstairs function space for many family occasions ranging from birthdays to wedding anniversaries, and have a great experience every time. Bottega cater to all our varying dietary requirements - which is no easy feat! The food is fantastic, the service attentive but not too imposing, and the space perfect and completely private.

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Bendigo, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Comfortable seating, good ambience, sommelier who knows his stuff, magnificent food- all in all a fantastic experience. Not cheap , but certainly worth every penny. Service doesn't come any better.

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Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
375 reviews 375 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I was tired from shopping and all the places on the same block were full so I called in here not knowing what to expect. The service was impeccable , white tabl clothes a great bowl of pasta and not deafening like so many restaurants are these days. A great spot for lunch

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Spur of the moment lunch in the City found us outside Bottega. We hadn't booked and whilst the restaurant was virtually empty we managed to get a table. Within the next half hour the place was completely full and judging by the food, I can certainly see why. In a word delicious. Every dish we ordered was beautifully presented and... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Lovely front of house staff, made us feel very relaxed. Food was inventive without being daunting. Interesting flavors and combinations. Safe to take your mother. Wine list a bit much, but all in all pretty good.

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We turned up at the restaurant after a show and managed to get a table. The waitresses were accomodating and friendly. We ordered an antipasto to start followed by trout. The fish was sensational and perfectly cooked. There was a mystery wine selection but the manager was too busy schmoozing with other customers for us to ask about it!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a truly remarkable place offering a well grilled Tasmanian beef cut with a solid wine list selection. Great service!

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Only had an hour before a show and we had tried two other places but were turned away. Bottega provided my daughter and I was a table and fabulous food. I enjoyed the beef cheeks, so tender and tasty and my daughter had the gnocci. Just beautiful food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9654 2252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 43
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic

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.
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

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