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“lived up to the hype” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bottega Restaurant

Bottega Restaurant
2240 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
205 939 1000
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Ranked #2 of 830 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“lived up to the hype”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Had heard great things about this restaurant and decided to try it out for our anniversary while we in town for other business. Food (creative menu) and Service (very knowledgeable) were both fabulous. Our table was perfect and we loved being able to take our time and enjoy each course. We will definitely return and also can't wait to try one of Frank Stitts other restaurants.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Davie, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“My favorite in Birmingham. You must go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is my all-time favorite restaurant anywhere. The delicious dishes created by Frank Stitt - the multi-winner of James Beard awards and chef/owner of several other fine eateries - are always fabulous. I love the more casual "Bottega Cafe"( right side of the building) atmosphere and menu the best. This trip for lunch I had the recommended red pepper piadinia (their wonderful small pizza folded in half) with chicken and cheese. For dessert we delighted in the recommended housemade Blackberry Pistachio Semifreddo. Divine!! It's always above and beyond at Bottega Cafe. And trust the waiter's recommendations. Their very special bar concoctions and robust wine list are always good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We ate here on a recommendation from a friend. It was good, but it was not "awesome." We ate at much better places in Birmingham during our visit.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful venue - take the extra time and make the reservation for the dining side!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had dinner here recently and it was wonderful - took the time to make the reservation to be on the dining side vs. the cafe side. Good call. The soft shell crab appetizer was so fresh and fantastic! The little Italian meat appetizer was a bit on the lean side - wouldn't recommend for a hearty appetite - very small portion. The lamb chops were absolutely superb - treat yourself!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A "must" on your foodie list!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

This is my second trip to Bottega (the first dinner, this time lunch) and I honestly don't know when I've enjoyed a finer meal. Everything that came out of that amazing kitchen was prepared and presented perfectly and the service is certainly, top notch. Go here!

Visited June 2013
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