Bottega

4.1
221 reviews
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Italian

Bottega is located on "Paris End" of Bourke Street in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. The soft lighting and comfortable seating creates an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Come with a partner or with a small group of friends before a night on the town. Bottega offers a special pre-theater menu that has options of two courses of either an entrŽe and main or main and dessert or a three course of entrŽe, main and dessert. Enjoy delicacies such as the charcoal grilled squid and chorizo or the chargrilled Western Plains pork belly. Other options include chargrilled Tasmanian salmon, twice-cooked lamb shoulder and butterflied spatchcock. Pair any dish with an international wine for the perfect dinner.

Bottega offers private dining that is flexible enough to accommodate ten to 60 people. Reserved space can be used for corporate lunches or events, Christmas parties or birthdays. Large wine dinners are accommodated and hosted with ease.

Private Dining

We offer flexible & intimate spaces for private dining & can accommodate groups from as little as 10 or as many as 60.

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What 221 People Are Saying
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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bottega was a great choice for my mum's birthday. Delicious food, a classy setting, and a quiet but cosy atmosphere that my parents appreciated. The service was great and we had a very warm reception from staff. Also a very good location to get to in the city with transport and car parking close by.

RC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Service was excellent
Ambience lovely
Food average
Not a great choice of pasta for an Italian restaurant ( I did have the express lunch)
It would have been nice to have a glass of wine included in the deal

G
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Poor attention to detail and lack of staff leadership.
I’ve eaten here a couple of times and after this meal I would not recommend the restaurant

GM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous place for a Melbourne CBD lunch. Friendly service, great food and very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend!!!

TD
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend this beautiful little restaurant in Melbourne. Great food and service made for a fabulous night out.

KK
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely evening for our anniversary, the service was attentive but not in the way, menu met our expectations and wine list provided a lot of variety. Thanks for a lovely evening.

DG
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A nice sophisticated restaurant, which provides a relaxing evening without the pretentious price tag! The food was amazing with a discernible Italian cuisine. Good selection of wine too. Overall fabulous! Will definitely dine at Bottega again.

e
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food without the pretentiousness that sometimes comes with restaurants of this caliber. The service was friendly, efficient and attentive without ever being intrusive and I felt that the food and the experience were very good value. Everything you want from a great restaurant. Will definitely go back.

SP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second time at Bottega together and my third visit. It was a delight, the service was excellent, and the food beautiful. My parents-in-law had a magical day, especially as this was a Christmas present from my partner and myself.

MT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Bottega several times with various friends in the last few months and have loved it every time. The food is always fabulous, the ambiance is lovely and the wine is awesome.
Would highly recommend(and have) to everyone.

GS
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent, setting perfect, location also perfect, and the decor suits the restaurant because it softens the sounds around us. Only small negative is cocktail size vs cost.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good Food, very nice space, Great Service.
One of the best Tiramisu I’ve had in a restaurant

LG
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lunch is great value, and the choices are fabulous and the lunch specials include the daily specials

KH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Get service, food and overall experience! Looking forward to visiting again soon!

A
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Lovely staff nice food at a central location

PK
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a most enjoyable meal. Food and wine were great. We normally don't eat desserts but did on this occasion and were delighted.

SB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant and visit several times a year. It never disappoints

SM
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overall a quite reasonable experience. Very good food, served reasonably quickly. We were there for a pre-theatre meal and had that menu given to us which is slightly cheaper. Selected each course accordingly and when we received bill, charged full rate. Table service very good, but reception was a bit grumpy; one was nice and friendly, the other less so. Would recommend and still go back, but wouldn't want to repeat.

KN
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We went here for a birthday on a recommendation and were severely disappointed. Would not recommend at all. To anyone.

JT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service. Great wine list. Top quality food. Recommend for business dinner or with friends.

BK
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

Special was bland, mains were OK, wine was good.
Was very quiet.

JS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

This was a great location to dine before going to Her Majesty's theatre. The food was very good however, the risotto was cool and was sent back to the kitchen. It was replaced with a hotter meal. Also I was disappointed that they did not have Gluten Free pasta or bread and although they had several GF choices some of the dishes could be easily adapted to increase the GF options.

SC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious one of the best meals I've ever had, my partner felt the same. Will definitely be coming back here

TT
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

No gluten free pasta or bread available.
Wines are very overpriced

GZ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We ordered the salumi misti for the entree and it wasn’t enough, I asked to share for 4 people and it wasn’t enough for even one, and it was very expensive, the food in general was tasty and I thought the portion sizes of the pasta dishes were decent but at the end of the day it is just pasta and the prices were a tad exorbitant. Tiramisu was quite delightful.

KM
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful night at Bottega.
Great food, excellent service and lovely ambiance.
Would highly recommend

CL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Not great for the price. Pasta was ok. Like the restaurant and atmosphere

N
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice place to enjoy a beautiful dinner.
Staff were very friendly.
Didn't have to wait very long at all for the meal despite it being fairly busy.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful Italian food. Helpful friendly staff. Only disappointment no moscato! 🙁

M
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Entree was beautiful. Serving sizes are on the small end.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

food was okay, definitely not worth the price we paid for it, my 'Lakes Entrance octopus Linguine' came with one very small tentacle on top of the already tiny serving. very disappointing considering the claim 'melbournes best italian food'. i think not.
however, very nice place though i must say, quite romantic. just wish the food was as good.
average to good, service, nothing spectacular though

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service for pre-dinner meal, not rushed, good choice of food on this menu
Staff very attentive an dfriendly

EN
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fine dining with very welcoming warm service. Our meal was exceptional

CL
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The main gripe we had was with the $54 charge for tap water that had been carbonated through a Vestal Zipp system.

We pre-purchased a matched five course meal with Northern Italian wines from Piedmont at $125/h ($500 for 4 ppl).

Some meals were not to our liking but others where excellent - the tortellini and the bitter chocolate amaretti pudding were stand outs. Staff were quick and efficient without lingering for too long.

Avoid.

NB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We paid upfront for set menu @$125/ person and was asked on arrival if we preferred tap or sparkling water, we chose sparkling but when we were leaving we were presented with an extra bill for $54.
No mention until leaving that sparkling water was extra. Otherwise food and matched wines were very good ...

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Thank god the pasta dish was ok. Service was sad, wine pours were fractional and food was mediocre.
The melbourne food and wine festival should showcase the best the restaurant can offer. Guess this was just a way to make a quick buck for them. Shame.

T
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Tasty main course what there was of it. Rocket greens salad fair.

SL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I booked at Bottega for the special set menu Valentine's Day dinner for myself and my wife and went home disappointed. Whilst the ambience was nice and the service very attentive, we were disappointed with the quality of the food served for the set menu price of $140 a head with no choices available. Most of the dishes appeared as though they had been prepared well in advance and didn't look the best when served to the table. The seafood antipasto included some nice variety and very tasty pieces, but many of them looked a bit worse for wear on the plate and not very appetising. The scallop ravioli was cold and overly salted and the duck confit leg was tasty but the breast was tough. My wife is not a duck eater, so I pre-arranged for her to have an alternative main course. I was expecting they would offer her a chicken or fish or beef dish, but instead provided a vegetarian eggplant dish which was unimpressive and cold. The desert was fabulously presented and delicious. Previous meals here have been very good, but this was a big disappointment for a very expensive Valentine's Dinner.

J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Horrible service. Waiter was so rude! Food was overpriced. Ordered the steak medium rare and it came almost well done. Pretty poor for $46! Wouldn’t have minded as much if waiter wasn’t so awful

E
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and professional friendly service. A clever menu without being pretentious. Quality of food equates to the price. Not huge serves but we certainly didn’t leave hungry after 3 courses

Bottega
Responded on 5 February 2019

Thank you for your kind words and we hope to welcome you back to Bottega again soon 🥂

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