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“Real Italian food away from home: a rarity!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Botteghita

Botteghita
Ranked #11 of 153 Restaurants in Grand Baie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $108
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Botteghita wines and truffle. Tipical toscany-emilian restaurant. Michele Alessio and the staff wil guide youon a realand genuine italian experience with home made disches daily prepared
Milan, Italy
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“Real Italian food away from home: a rarity!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I'm always skeptic toward Italian food abroad but I have to say this was an excellent choice.

The place is located toward the end of Grand Baie right opposite to the beach. It has only outside dining and a few tables so reservation is mandatory, since it's always full (we went in low season and while every other restaurant in Grand Baie was dead, Botteghita was packed!).
The cook is Italian and he cooks real Italian food: no mixes or weird compromises. The usually have a menu of the day with a couple of first courses and a couple of seconds and a salads and pizza menu.
The cold cuts platter was fantastic: everything imported from Italy and very fresh plus the nice discovery of a super fresh burrata produced daily by and Italian expat right in Mauritius. The main were excellent: home made ravioli and tasty dressings. Fanciful desserts and an excellent wine list (they also work as an after dinner wine bar). The Italian owners walk though the tables to chat with every client, making sure they are enjoying the dinner, so the service is very attentive with the touch of live music played by the nice Richard on his guitar.
It's simple but very welcoming and cozy: no surprise it's such a success. If you like Italian food try it: you'll find it as good as any excellent trattoria in the center of Rome or Florence!

  • Visited April 2013
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“Great Food & Nice Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Not very visible from outside, but everyone should definitely try it!
Delicious food and nice atmosphere. On top of that the owners are very friendly.
Had a nice evening...

  • Visited March 2013
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“The Italien spot in Grand Baie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We are priviliged as we have the possibility to visit the Restaurant from to time, which always has been a pleasure. The live presentation of the menu on the blackboard is very charming and you may get the feeling that you are in Italy. The Restaurant is a bit narrow and it is best to reserve a table a couple of days ahead.
We have during our visits always been served with delicious dinners and good service and give the Restaurant our best recommondations.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Delicious Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We sat outside on a very wet evening in Grand Baie. The food was as authentic and delicious as any I have had in Italy. Excellent service and good value. Highly recommended.

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“Great Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We went on TA advice. This place is on the main road near central Grand Baie. A bit scruffy from the outside, but once inside it is quaint and atmospheric. Serving the freshest of ingredients, daily specials are excellent. Home made pasta and great pizzas. Using fine itlain ingredients and Italian wines (though you can get New World if you want). Friendly staff and good service. We visited twice in one week.

Visited March 2013
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