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74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654 2252
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Ranked #198 of 4,010 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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79% Recommend
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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