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74 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 2252
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
74 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've now been to Bottega twice in the past two weeks (June 2018) so being able to try a couple fo different entrees and main meals and both times, fabulous. Last nigh i had the one of the specials - duck ravioli with onions and...More

Thank Johno91058
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this place few years ago was ok, though give another go last night & it was fantastic 👍fr start to end was great . It was a slow night for them ,we had few different starters 3of that was good 1 was ok....More

1  Thank 319cocacola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst on business in Melbourne and with a night to myself I fell across this gem. Great relaxed atmosphere. Lovely menu. Very friendly staff. Good prices. Perfect and well recommended. I will be back!

Thank Ed V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food- just the right size portiin. Chicken n Canneloni were explosions of flavour! Amazing service n fantastic mocktail made on request!

Thank SGChavda
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Lovely food and great service. The maître d was awesome - he advised us on wines and other places to eat in Melbourne and where to buy wine (just around the corner near the theatre it so happens).

Thank Paul R
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

The food here is delicious. If you come here try the ox tongue for a starter and the lamb shoulder for the main. Yes it is a lot of protein but both are worth trying. The only issue was one of the meals was served...More

Thank Jennero1
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Food was average. Two main meals came out cold. Had to send back a cocktail due to a broken glass. Entrees took over an hour to come out then mains arrived as soon as they cleared entree plates. Staff were not engaged. It was uncomfortably...More

Thank _ych_33
Reviewed April 14, 2018

I had booked table for 6 last Saturday night for Tuesday night for my birthday,first of all there was no booking so they arranged a table, secondly the waitress came around with bottles of mineral water (which had no lable) ,whilst we were waiting for...More

Thank Paola L
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend you book. Very busy restaurant. Good menu and food is delicious. Menu and special items. Wine by bottle or glass although not a wide range by the glass. Staff friendly although took some time to take our main and then dessert order. Bathrooms...More

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Arrived without a booking after a Saturday afternoon show. Kitchen was about to open - timing was perfect. Staff were very helpful and the food was excellent. Often the experience is helped when the timing is right. Out by 7 pm to wander around town....More

Thank arandsr
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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April 23, 2017|
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Response from zizzle14 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you call or email to ask about this query directly.
Sue S
May 1, 2015|
Response from BottegaMelb | Property representative |
Hi Sue, Thank you for your query. Bottega has one step to enter the restaurant and we have disabled bathrooms on the ground floor that are accessible through the kitchen. If you have any further queries, please don't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $34
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 2252
  • E-mail
Overlooking leafy Bourke Street Hill, Bottega serves some of Melbourne’s best modern Italian cuisine. The menu takes inspiration from regional Italian cooking, with several Sicilian influences. Dusty Treweek, formerly of Comme and Stokehouse, leads the kitchen team, using the highest quality produce across the entire menu. This includes lemons, oranges and nettles sourced from owner Denis’ farm in Rutherglen. Ditalini is made by hand and served with braised duck leg, smoked pancetta, lentils and broccolini. Twice cooked lamb shoulder is slow cooked, served with eggplant, almond and black garlic, while Tasmanian salmon very slowly poached and accompanied by shallot puree, squid ink crackers, watercress and confit lemon. Sommelier Ben Knight has crafted an exceptional wine list, with emphasis on regional Australian wines, and an extensive selection of imported wines specialising in Italian varieties.
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