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Bottega Restaurant

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2240 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
205 939 1000
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Upscale Dining experience

The restaurant was very nice in appearance and atmosphere. The wait staff were extremely efficient without being overbearing. The food was delicious and very well prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
RickSene
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant was very nice in appearance and atmosphere. The wait staff were extremely efficient without being overbearing. The food was delicious and very well prepared.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We go to Bottega's for special occasions and thoroughly enjoy the knowledgeable waitstaff and the very good food.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Been going to the cafe' for over 20 years! Wonderful food, fun, casual and comfortable. In the summer you can get a table outside. The chicken scaloppine is EXCELLENT!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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134 reviews 134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We celebrated the retirement of a friend.We made reservations and we were seated immmediately.We ordered souffle appetizer and it was very good.Our entree was the baby back ribs .My wife had red snapper which i tasted and it was very good.The waiter explained the menu very well.He was very professional.The water glasses were filled constantly.It was my first visit there... More 

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Helena, Arkansas
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122 reviews 122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Extremely friendly wait staff and very good food. I had a beef pasta dish that was very different from anything I have ever had. My wife had a chicken pasta dish. My four-year-old son had a pizza. All were very good. When my son received his pizza, he looked at it and did not want it because he had never... More 

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USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have eaten at Bottega twice (several years between visits) and both times came away unimpressed. The food was good. I had Spaghetti with Clams and Shrimp. I could nitpick about the size of the entree (it was very small) and one of my clams had grit, but the overall taste was very good. My wife had Mississippi Redfish. It... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

OK, we really DID fall in love here! We have been married now for 17 years! This is a restaurant offering a combination of quaint cafe and glitzy mod pub! Bottega Cafe has fabulous appetizers, meals, and desserts! You will be enchanted!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Staff were very friendly and accommodating - helping us move our booking slightly earlier and being very attentive throughout. Food was very tasty - the Beef Carpachio and cheese souffle starters were very tasty. For Entree the duck meatballs and Scallops Entrees were good portions and well put together dishes. Thank you for a nice meal and evening!

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Evansville, Indiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We arrived for our reservation an hour early on the off chance we could be seated a little early. The staff was incredibly nice, seated us at the bar and had us at a table half an hour later. Love the ambiance! Banquette seating throughout with understated warm tones and just the right lighting. If there was music we did... More 

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kennesaw
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My colleague's husband, who is from Birmingham, recommended this restaurant to my husband and myself. The restaurant is lovely, but crowded! We arrived at 6:30, only to find every table taken and to be told that we would have an hour and a quarter wait. Not knowing the area, we decided to wait (we figured that looking for another restaurant... More 

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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 - 35
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?