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La Botte da Ercole

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608 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby, New South Wales 2068, Australia
+61 2 9958 6785
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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local Italian serving true specialties in willoughby. We have often walked past, and wondered how a local serving pizzas has transformed into a busy restaurant. Now I know, it's because if you want quality but not fancy Italian food, they have it here.

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Thank Margaret P
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Some nice dishes available but now getting more expensive. Service is okay and without too many other choices for Italian it might be your only choice.

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Thank Cybergenic
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Having eaten at this restaurant a few times in the past and enjoyed the meal Friday nights experience was very disappointing. Whilst this restaurant has never been "a cheap eat" the prices have become ridiculous. We should have realized that things have changed when we saw one of the waitresses wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with "I don't care" and management... More 

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1 Thank georgie l
Croydon, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

My friends to me to this wonderful little piece of Italy as a thank you. Ercole was there and was his usual charming self. The food was wonderful and I have never had a bad meal there. The whitebait entrée was superb as was the Putanesca pasta dish. Followed up by a wonderful coffee and icecream with amaretto. Loved it.... More 

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Thank jillp1951
sydney
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Wow, its been years since I last visited this restaurant, and sadly I'll never go back. The food was terrible, the service was poor and the lack of knowledge of Italian food was so very obvious, it tasted like it came from a package from a supermarket. Sad to see a good restaurant go to the dogs - sadly this... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience. They fit two of us in last minute on a Saturday night (it was very busy though so would book ahead). Quick service, friendly staff and warm environment. Food was great, got a simple Napoletana sauce and a salad along with the Chianti. All was decent sizes and tasted great! Would definitely recommend if you are in the... More 

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Thank Kegard
Sydney
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

La Botte is a good local Italian restaurant. The Menu is large and is always complimented by a number of specials which create variety. The staff are attentive and the owner is a scream who understand old fashioned hospitality. The wine list is as you would expect in a restaurant of this standard and well priced.

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Thank Jeremy M
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Dined here last night with my wife and 12 year old daughter. La Botte has been a long time favourite local Italian for us. The food was good but not as good as usual.. Mussels in tomato sauce with white wine and garlic was good. Involtini was good but the vegetable selection was a bit bland and unusual. Hot sliced... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a regular Friday lunch choice for a group of old guys to meet and tell a lot of lies. The food is Italian, cooked well and served by friendly staff. Mostly pasta and pizzas but also a good selection of seafood, veal and specials. Often Ercole, the patriarch, founder and original chef who has passed his skills on... More 

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Thank Malcolm060
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious, the service is friendly, the decor is bright and welcoming, and you always get a special welcome and farewell from the owner. It's real Italian hospitality - and make sure you leave room for the tiramisu!

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby, New South Wales 2068, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Willoughby
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9958 6785

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?