Bottega is a great find for local Italian. We were staying at a hotel within walking distance and found Bottega on TA so thanks to those of you who led us there. Not sure I'd go out of my way to go here but if I find myself staying at the same hotel in the future I'd certainly return. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, they have a nice wine list across the price spectrum, and the atmosphere is fun and lively. It'll be even nicer once the 2nd avenue subway construction ends and you can enjoy sitting outside.