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4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 447 4448
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely

This is a great little restaurant located in one of the nicest streets in Jhb. The food is always great and it's one of my favourite breakfast spots. The service is excellent and the staff are always helpful & friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
LeanneReddy
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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484 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bottega is a cool place, well-positioned in 4th Ave, which is always worth a visit. The restaurant was full last night, great atmosphere and service. It did worry me when I ordered a caipirinha and there was hardly any lime, it was the worst one I had ever ordered. The starters were file, my wife and I shared the zucchini... More 

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Thank Gerhard13071964
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a great little restaurant located in one of the nicest streets in Jhb. The food is always great and it's one of my favourite breakfast spots. The service is excellent and the staff are always helpful & friendly.

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Thank LeanneReddy
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
106 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Bottega literally translates from the Italian word for ‘Little Workshop’. This little spot was first opened by passionate Saverio in 2006 and has been a staple of the Parkhurst area ever since. As such, it has been on my restaurant bucket list for over a year and with such an intimate evening setting, I have often passed it and thought... More 

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Thank laurasw0rld
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We consider this one of our 'locals' and visit it often. We've been there as a couple, in small groups and for large parties - the venue suits every occasion. If you like good food, good wine, good whisky and anything that goes with those three things this is your place... every meal has been excellent and we've discovered some... More 

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Thank Tonia J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Whether you're wanting a romantic date night, or a dinner with family or friends, Bottega is always a great option. Be sure to try book because it is very popular. The menu is quite limited, but you won't be disapppointed by whatever you order. If you're a fan of ribs then ask the waiter if they have any available (they... More 

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Thank Lain_Lain2702
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Lynn M
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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 

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Thank PaulaZ7
Roodepoort, South Africa
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Thank ljkilian777
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank adiabatic
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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

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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

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