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“Two of my favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bottega Restaurant

Bottega Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 939 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $35
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Birmingham, Alabama
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Two of my favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Whether dining in the casual café, or the more formal side; you will not be disappointed. Always at the top of my list when deciding where to go. Frank Stitt knows how to run a great restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Birmingham”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Bottega is hands down one of the best restaurants in Birmingham, if not the best. One of the Frank Stitt (James Beard winner and finalist) restaurants (he and his wife own Highlands Bar and Grill, Chez Fon Fon and Bottega and Bottega Cafe), it is exceptional and innovative food along with impeccable service. The cafe (right side of restaurant) is open for lunch and dinner and serves a more casual menu in a more casual atmosphere. The "big side of Bottega" or the restaurant side (left side of building) is white tablecloth and finer dining. Both sides are excellent value considering other restaurant alternatives.
Don't miss Bottega when in Birmingham. Everything on the menu is delicious and you cannot go wrong with any selection.
Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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200 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent Gourmet food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food. Excellent creative menu. You've gotta try the soufflé appetizer! Out this world! Definitely one of Birmingham's finest.

  • Visited December 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food at lunch.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

I ate at Bottegga Cafe, which is adjacent to the restaurant and is open for lunch. The restaurant is only open for dinner. I went with a group of 12 with a reservation. The table for us was one long table with wooden picnic-style benches. Our 12 people fit OK, but there was no place to hang our coats. Normally one would hang them over the back of the chair, but the benches had no backs. I folded mine as best I could and put it in my lap. So I would not recommend a party of more than 4 going here for lunch. Perhaps the restaurant area has better facilities for large groups. All that being said, the food was delicious, and the service was excellent. I would give a 5 for food and 2 for comfort. I would certainly go back, but with no more than 4 people.

  • Visited January 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Never fails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been eating here since the beginning and have never had a meal that was anything less than perfect. That includes the service. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and courteous.

  • Visited January 2014
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