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Bottega

22 4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 447 4448
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Ranked #211 of 734 restaurants in Johannesburg
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Bottega is still after so many years one of my favorite Parkhurst venues, they make great food every time, the service is good and selection of wine is just as good. Great place for any occasion, birthdays, girls nite out, romantic dinners and more. They still make some of the best lamb cutlets in town. It gets busy so book... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

After considering Bottega as great little gem from previous visits, I was taken aback by the repulsive treatment we received on our visit in the week of 5 May. Firstly, we booked a table but on arrival, it seems it had escaped someone to actually reserve a table - so we were put in a corner along with the oysters.... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I have come here for both brunch and dinner and had good experiences. The food has been good, although you sometimes feel a little forgotten in the deck area outside, especially when food can sometimes be a little slow. When service was poor (spilt soup on a customer jacket) they did make an effort to rectify the problem.

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Johannesburg
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

After an amazing night out at Bistro Vine we felt inclined to make the trek back to Parkhurst to try their neighbour , Bottega. While the prices are the same , the service is cool , as if one is being tolerated , despite buying 3 courses and a bottle of MCC .. It was like being in Cape Town... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great food, great wine, very helpful service, great atmosphere. Excellent simple menu with lots of delicious choices.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant took over the space left over by the excellent and sadly missing Attic. It doesn't come close to the attic for food or atmosphere, but it was still a decent restaurant. Our wine was a good vintage and went nicely with our meal. My Kudu in a red wine reduction sauce was pretty tasty, a little bit blunt,... More

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Wilderness, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We knew on reserving that the place was busy but managed to get our order in long before the group arrived. Ordered a caprese salad and it came with avo, peppadews and olives???When the mains arrived the order was wrong and the food was cold. (No excuse, ever, for cold food). The steaks were tough and overall an expensive and... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Overall, the food was very dissapointing. Everything, from the duck to the pasta, was drenched in very rich sauces which did not allow the flavours of the food to come out. The service was okay and so was the wine list but I would still not recommend this place. Rather stay away if you're looking for something special.

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Florence
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Nice venue, cafe feel, nice atmosphere, but they were running out of menu items by 8.45pm on a saturday night. There is a clipboard choice, so the menu is small. What we had was freshly prepared. So earmark what you want when you arrive..for some reason our order was taken in stages, drinks, the starters and later mains. Service was... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

we usually go there for lunch with business partners the food is so so staff is helpful and price is apordable

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