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“A little bit of Italy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria la Bottiglia

Osteria la Bottiglia
420 King Street, Charleston, SC
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Ranked #297 of 736 restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Great wine bar with savory Italian plates! Easy feel like you are sitting in a small, local bar in a Tuscany. Informal with just the right ambience!
Mt Pleasant SC
2 reviews
“A little bit of Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This small wine bar and restaurant is a wonderful surprise among the southern cooking and upscale steak houses of upper King St. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. The owner, Massi, (who is from Rome) is often there welcoming guests. The bartender, Chad, is knowledgeable and helpful. The menu is small enough that each meal can be prepared when ordered. The pastas are made fresh every day and half portions are available. Last night Chaco recommended the peach salad and he was right on----it was fabulous. Oh, and the wine selection is outstanding.

  • 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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Boston
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a great meal here. The pasta was definitely fresh and everything was first rate. The service was very good and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The menu is somewhat limited, but I prefer to think of it as "edited". Still, a somewhat broader menu might have wider appeal.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Yummi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Great dinner worth the money. Bad thing they only open for dinner. Try the ambrose salad. Meatball are delish too

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Carolina
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Europe on king”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Finally checked out this place and were pleasantly surprised! The ambiance is very classic European with warm lighting and a cozy sense. Servers are all lovely. On the food front, we really liked the mix of small plates. Sharing multiple tastes is our favorite way to eat, plus American portions are so big. Really fresh stuff, good wine selections...can't wait to go back!

Visited June 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We've eaten here several times. Excellent food each time; appetizers, fresh pasta, fish dishes are terrific. Not as expensive as some other Charleston restaurants. Warm, relaxing environment. They seem to get stressed when busy; much better experience during slow times. Nice bar.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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