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Bottega Restaurant

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2240 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
205 939 1000
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 174
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 4
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good restaurant in Birmingham, AL

Bottega is a very good restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. However, the quality of the food is not as good as it was on previous visits. Still very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
alan t
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Birmingham, Alabama
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Birmingham, Alabama
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I loved my food. My husband who was a vegetarian ended up eating snapper. The dinner menu did not have any real options for him. The restaurant is always packed and noisey. If you want to go Make Sure you call ahead and call early! They fill up fast! I would definately recommend lunch over dinner. For some reason they... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bottega is a very good restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. However, the quality of the food is not as good as it was on previous visits. Still very good.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I sat at the bar with a friend and had a number of different appetizers and drinks. Everything I tasted was fabulous! Of the things we tasted, my favorite were the beef carpaccio and the Parmesan souffle. This is by far the best beef carpaccio I have had, and the Parmesan souffle is a must have if you go here.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The restaurant is located in an older section of Birmingham; there is valet parking (use it as on-street parking is slim). The service is very attentive. One of my fave appetizers is the parmesan soufflé. Over the years have had various fish dishes, great lamb, venison, etc. I think anyone wanting a lovely meal will find something to suit their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went out for lunch and learned this restaurant was a James Beard finalist. The service was fantastic and the food excellent. Two of us had the Orecchiette pasta with little short rib meatballs in a light sauce and the portion was plentiful and delicious. The third person in our party ordered the Tuesday special - crab cake - but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On Tuesday evenings, the more casual side of Bottega, Cafe Bottega, serves up some of the most glorious crab cakes. They are perfectly filled with beautiful crab meat and lightly crusted and pan fried, served with a heavenly hollandaise. It is one of my most favorite meals! While I always order the crab cake, my husband is more adventurous and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Bottega has both a Restaurant (more formal) and a cafe (more laid back).......food is of equal quality......your preference on atmosphere.......I prefer the Cafe.......some of the best food and service I have ever had.......I just like the more relaxed atmosphere......both have valet parking......a true Treasure for Birmingham......you will not be disappointed!!!!!!.......David

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Frank Stitt never disappoints. His restaurants including, Chez Fon Fon and Highlands Bar and Grill meet Bottega's standards. Always a fun place to people watch and enjoy fresh dishes with a creative twist. Their olive oil and bread are to die for. Absolutely my favorite place to go for lunch! Valet parking available!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice atmosphere............not fussy or formal,Outside great for relacking meal.Wine especially good,great service, good food.Wonderful that it is open on Monday nights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We have enjoyed the dining room for almost 3 decades. The last 8 years have not been their best. It still is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner but missing that wow factor we enjoyed so much before. Just not as "special" and white glove top notch. The service is not as stellar as years past. One thing... More 

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Additional Information about Bottega Restaurant

Address: 2240 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone Number: 205 939 1000
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $35
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2240 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205 939 1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $35
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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