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74 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
03 9654 2252
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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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank lauzb88
Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, top quality food and superb wines. Intimate setting. Perfect night out. We had a private room upstairs and we had top quality food across the menu range.

Thank Rhys C
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a surprise birthday party for my wife comprising of 29 people in the upstairs private room. It was wonderful. Staff were fantastic, they were organised, efficient, courteous and they ran the night beautifully. The food was excellent and the feedback from all the guests regarding the food was very positive. I would like to thank Bottega for providing such... More 

Thank Angy Y
South Australia, Australia
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247 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had walkef past Bottega a few times with out giving it a second look so I was intrigued when it was booked by a colleague for a business dinner. We had a private room upstairs for our board dinner and the service excellent and discrete allowing us the privacy needed to talk whilst we enjoyed excellent food and a... More 

Thank Adrian S
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome food and atmosphere and service. Definitely got us out on time before our show. Will definitely come back again.

Thank SparklyEyes2014
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We called in without a reservation after a show for dessert. While obviously at the end of their evening service, the staff were very happy to seat us for dessert. Although late, there was no pressure to rush and the friendly staff had friendly chats with us and offered recommendations. The coffee was just right and the white chocolate dessert... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Booked a few days ago for a quick quiet dinner after work with my partner. We were greeted promptly at the door & shown to a booth which was comfortable. The waitress promptly gave us our drink menus and food menus and were very happy to help with the explanation of the menu. We both had pre dinner drinks and... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, 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.