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“Top experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bottega

Bottega
22 4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 447 4448
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Ranked #127 of 766 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Top experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Lovely evening with friends. Great ambiance! Love the fact that the menu is on the chalk board and all waiters know exactly what each dish is and give you the run down. Makes narrowing down what to eat much easier. Food was spectacular! Have been back twice already.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“the best ribs in Jozi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Despite been known as a sandwich and pasta place... Savi (the owner) makes the most lip-smacking-plum-sauce-coated-sticky spare ribs. Drive across town for these. Hell ...leave your wife

Visited June 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very tasty meal and nice drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Really well put together menu, with enough variation in offerings, to satisfy a number of people. The food is exceptionally tasty, portion sizes are not overly generous [which I prefer], and really well-prepared.

A very nice range of cocktails and wines make for the option of truly tailoring your drinks with your food.

Staff are very friendly.

I found the food to be very fairly priced.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Whiskey connoisseurs and italian cuisine unite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

If you like your Whiskey and are a bit of a connoisseur, you will be in very good company at Bottega in Parkhurst. They have a whiskey/whisky menu that is a book of the whos who of whiskey. The owner is very knowledgable about whiskey and has special whiskey tastings every so often. We have been to 3 of these tastings so far, and it keeps getting better and better. Get yourself on the list as it's by invitation only!
Now you have to have an accompaniment to a great whiskey, and their food is exceptional. From the rissoto balls starter (or the divine melanzane di parmigiano), to the salmon pasta main to the decadent desserts, you will never go hungry. Their menu changes all the time, and the chef is so creative and talented, I have never been dissappointed (and I consider myself a bit of a foodie and a whisky connoisseur of note). I enjoy Bottega everytime we go, and we have been many, many, many times! :)

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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118 reviews 118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Burger quest 1”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Okay, awesome cosy little cafe on 4th avenue, late afternoon the sun shines on the tables outside. We got there quite late on a Sunday, just in time to order, a bottle of champagne(MCC) and a cheese and bacon burger! If this was how my quest began, it was going to be a delicious journey, this burger was cooked to perfection, tender and tasty, almost too big to fit in my mouth but I made it happen, I refused to eat this beauty with a knife and fork!! So far, this has been my best burger ever!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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