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Bottega Restaurant

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

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Love the CAFE! Great Food! FUN FUN Atmosphere!

We love to go back to Birmingham and eat at Bottega! Love their wood fired Pizza's, Chicken Scallopine and Mac & Cheese. Best of all is the "Orange Thing" Martini! They are delicious! It is a fun evening out! We always make time to go there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Karen W
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We love to go back to Birmingham and eat at Bottega! Love their wood fired Pizza's, Chicken Scallopine and Mac & Cheese. Best of all is the "Orange Thing" Martini! They are delicious! It is a fun evening out! We always make time to go there!

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111 reviews 111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Phenomenal salads, delicious pizzas or entrees. All are absolutely superb. Do not miss the polenta appetizer! A winner!! The chardonnay of the house is made especially for Bottega restaurant and a perfect paring choice. Excellent choice for a great meal. Service outstanding.

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is my favorite place in Birmingham. They have a nice wine list and interesting dishes that taste wonderful.

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Gardendale, Alabama
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here with some friends because we heard how great it was. The food was good, but nothing spectacular. The way all the people we knew were talking about it, we expected the best food ever. For the price, we expected a lot more. For 4 people to eat, with 2 appetizers, 4 entrees, 2... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is the best burger in Birmingham. Chez FonFon is good, but Bottega burger is better. Freshly ground steak meat cooked to order, homemade potato chips, homemade buns, homemade pickles...does it get any better? Best drinks too! Love Conrad (best waiter ever) at Bottega!

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15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

After seeing a movie, we wanted to try a new restaurant-something out of the norm of a mid day lunch. After reading the reviews and the menu, we chose here. I can't remember the exact names of the meals, but they included the pork with sauce on top of vegetables, the chicken cacciatore, and the skillet steak. All the meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 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 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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84 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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?