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74 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9654 2252
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Atmosphere very nice, a good menu, sufficient wait staff to attend to customer needs. All entrees lovely, the lamb dish enjoyed by our friends, the pork neck not sufficiently cooked and was hard to cut into. A nice place to take visitors to Melbourne to and we have been a number of times.

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Collingwood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was wednesday night but i couldn't get into any of the restaurants i wanted to go to without a booking. i headed back to the row of restaurants on the top end of bourke and looked at the menus. although bottega was quiet compared to others, theirs looked interesting, so i stepped in. it was like stepping into an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a balmy Melbourne Spring Evening which set the mood for a lovely dinner. Very impressed by the staff and service which was attentive, knowledgeable and willing to bring us a sample of herb listed on the menu that we hadn't heard of before (yarrow). Our group of three ordered different entrees and mains and none of us... More 

Thank 111jenny
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went last week and had lunch for my birthday. I'd been lucky enough to win a voucher at a fundraiser so it was a bonus. (A big shout out to the restaurant for the generous donation to the NBCF!) It was a quiet service with only 10 covers during the time we were there. We sat in the window... More 

Thank leicesters2016
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have dined at Bottega several times and have not been disappointed. The atmosphere is just right and the food is exceptional. Highly recommend!

Thank Stephenie C
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for a birthday, special treat for my daughter who loves Italian food. Nice...but overpriced for what it was. I had the Flinder's Island lamb shoulder which was fatty. Great service from the lady.

Thank Yoram M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pre theatre dinner menu with 3 courses for $55. Good value, prompt service and good affordable local wines (try the surprisingly good red from Sunbury). Eggplant parmigiana was delectable. Gnocchi above average (not for people who dislike blue cheese) and an interesting, white delicious, take on Tiramasu. Exceeded expectations.

Thank camcarp
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in for pre theatre meal. Warm and welcoming. Service prompt and cheerful food lovely. Good vibe with after work mainly crowd just grabbing a bite as well. Will go again for a lengthy meal with time to sit and absorb.

Thank tonygrey62
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No table booking but greeted welcoming lay by staff enjoyed a lovely meal of scollaps, white bait, dory and tassie trout and a couple of glasses of nice Aussie and NZ wines. Lovely ambience pleasant service without being ott attentive all in all a really enjoyable experience, we'll be back and even bring some pals next time :)

Thank siobok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A very classy restaurant. Perfect atmosphere. We only came in for a light dinner as we had been snacking all day we chose 4 share plates and some drinks and everything we had was delicious. The staff were very friendly and really made it a wonderful dinner. I would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $43
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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: 03 9654 2252
Located on Bourke Hill in Melbourne’s Little Italy, Bottega’s cosy, welcoming ambience, plush leather seats and soft lighting, has made it a long time favourite haunt for CBD diners. In the heart of Melbourne’s theatre precinct, Bottega serves some of Melbourne's best contemporary Italian food. The menu is extensive and well chosen and is combined with a passionate and ever growing wine list.Bottega also takes functions seriously with dedicated menus and private rooms catering for intimate dinners, or parties up to 65 guests. Bottega is open for lunch Monday-Friday and Dinner Monday-Saturday.

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Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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 up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.