We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 447 4448
Website
Improve this listing
Today
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 66 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

Small crowded place food usually good especially the lamb rack. Service good wine selection limited. Always seems to be popular and one of the better restaurants in Parkhurst on the atrip

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
adiabatic
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I use this restaurant a lot, from romantic dinners to lunch with friends or meals with clients. The food is very good and consistent. The owner, Sav, is brilliant and makes a point of getting to know his customers by name and remembers them and their likes and dislikes. The restaurant also has one of the best whisky collections in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I returned to Bottega with two friends based on a prior experience with my family that was good. Unfortunately, this time, Bottega disappointed. To start with, the person who answered the phone when I made the booking was curt and in a hurry. We arrived for dinner and were seated at a table that was in front of a door... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roodepoort, South Africa
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Were looking forward to a relaxing evening out with our wives, only to find a seriously rowdy restaurant, with as many tables cramped into the available space as possible.Could hardly hear the person sitting across from me. Service mediocre to slow. Rump ordered medium, came out medium-rare and salmon ordered medium, was presented as something just short of sushi. all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Small crowded place food usually good especially the lamb rack. Service good wine selection limited. Always seems to be popular and one of the better restaurants in Parkhurst on the atrip

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My girlfriend and I went for a quick lunch. I had the duck which was, in my opinion, slightly overdone and a bit too sweet but I'm so glad they had real mashed potatoes and not smash. My girlfriend had a vegetarian pasta dish nd enjoyed it thoroughly. I love the ribs here, they are absolute favourite! Definitely going back

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trondheim, Norway
Level Contributor
43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice little restaurant where we met a friend for lunch. The service was good and we also enjoyed the food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place amazed me! I was sceptical when the waiter presented the little black board with there entire menu on it and I thought....not much variety but each dish is so carefully, beautifully and tastefully presented and made that no matter what you order it will be fantastic! There is something for everyone on that little menu which proves you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a small street-side Italian family-run restaurant that serves a wide range of foods, including burgers, salads, wraps, as well as pastas using recipes handed down from "La Nonna". The 4-cheeses gnocchi was really delicious. The staff are friendly and efficient. Good lunch spot if you work in the area. Free Wi-fi.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Service, Drinks and choice were very good. We ordered the French toast and all was good except for the actual French toast itself where the bread was a choice of white, brown or health

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It's really that simple. This place trades off its location closer to better, busier options and serves substandard fare with an unimaginative wine list. Just go somewhere else, 4th Ave is packed with great options.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bottega also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
 

Been to Bottega? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 447 4448

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bottega staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?