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“Expectation exceeded”
Review of Ristorante Bottaio

Ristorante Bottaio
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Ranked #7 of 97 Restaurants in Libertyville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

I'm a pretty tough grader when it comes to restaurants and food. I love Italian and Bottaio does not disappoint. From a food perspective, it is top notch. Keep your eye on the specials but my standbys are the penne pecorino for a pasta dish and the Osso buco for a meat dish. Both are very good. For apps I like the carpaccio and the mozzarella and prosciutto. The prices are reasonable and the food very good. I also like the focaccia that they provide warm along with regular bread.

Steve at the bar is an excellent bartender. Once you go a few times and you are recognized they will remember you and call you by name. That is the little something extra the gives this place the 5th star. Keep it up Bottaio!

Thank gondekp
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had some close family and friends (about 13) to join us for a special occasion. From the first inquiry and conversation to the actual dinner, things were handled with expertise, knowledge and just great personable service. The food, the service, just everything was perfection! We had the sun room and it was just the most wonderful atmosphere and ambiance. Everyone kept commenting on how nice the area was, the food, our service was PHENOMENAL! The staff was so accommodating and I love how wonderful the children at our table were treated. They got special attention and my son is like, we have to go back soon. We are looking to have many more events and meals at Bottaio. We are so glad we went to Bottaio...you will be too!

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a great Italian restaurant. I was in the area for business and came here based on reviews. The food was good and the value exceptional. Nice ambiance and good place to have a business meeting or spend a special occasion. Service was very good and food came out accurately and well timed.

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Thank Nads82
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Battaio is a favorite for our family and friends. The atmosphere is great and we've dined there with 2 people all the way up to a group of 24. The service is always great. We tried sampled so many things from the menu and have nver been disappointed.

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Thank Niki F
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Bottaio is decidedly among the finest Italian restaurants in the north suburbs and is consistently satisfying on every visit. The only reasons for 4 stars rather than 5 is a very vibrant noise level due to hard surfaces and a bit of crowding of tables, and servers that are good but often somewhere along the early learning curve. The outstanding food accounts for the large crowds. Unlike many Italian restaurants the seasoning is never overdone yet is brilliantly judged. There is a fine wine list that could be expanded to included even more Italian wines, but one can find something appropriate with judicious reading. It is a place to which we always return with pleasure.

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Thank MaestroAlan
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