Bottega

4.2
197 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries

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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GZ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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! 🙁

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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

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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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RG
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very pleasant Dinner with friends from Sydney. Food was good.

Bottega
Responded on 5 February 2019

Thanks Roslyn - we're so happy you enjoyed dinner with your out of town guests! Hope to see you again soon 🥂

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AB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Celebrated New Years Eve at Bottega - part of a group of six. All were very impressed by the food, wine and final cost. Very professional :)

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Service not up to usual standard .... one of our main meals arrived over 5 minutes after everyone else and glasses were left empty for long periods of time.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly and professional customer service and fantastic food varieties.
Must try scotch fillet steak.

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R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Food was outstanding but didn’t feel the service matched it. Staff not very attentive and not overly friendly.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Have eaten at Bottega many times over the past years. Have always enjoyed it very much. Was a little disappointed on this last visit with a couple of our menu choices.

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BV
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

This used to be a favourite, often visited.
Sadly, a return visit after a long absence proved most disappointing.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambience, great staff and great food - best tiramisu and red snapper I’ve had in a long time - also very good and sensibly priced wine list

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G
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Ideal location close to theaters & hotels, food outstanding, a must !

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely service, great food and reasonable priced. A neighborhood gem

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ND
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Ambiance was terrific and service was very good. Unfortunately the duck was tough, very disappointing.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The handmade pasta with duck was simply amazing. And staff is very attentive and customer orientated. Highly recommend it.

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DA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable will be back. Service staff friendly and good atmosphere

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HD
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always enjoyable - great wine, food with a twist. We go whenever we are in melbourne

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A
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated a special birthday occasion for one of our group with dinner. The food was superb and the service excellent, Bottega were very accommodating by allowing us to move 2 tables together for our group. Thanks again, we will return soon!

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AR
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing! Very romantic and the food was spectacular!

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JS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the ricota nhoque! The waitress are very friendly.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Good menu. Had the pre theatre two courses and found it to be great value

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OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was superb. All of the dishes were outstanding as was the service. The staff’s goal of ensuring that patrons had a memorable experience was truly evident.

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T
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous evening . Delicious food , superb atmosphere and wonderful attentive staff. Perfect for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Staff were very attentive

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TW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were visiting from Sydney and visited for a date night. Food was very good and a healthy wine list with plenty of choice of local and Italian wines.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Prompt service, delicious meal great location for pre theatre meal

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SP
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, and it matched the incredible service and upscale atmosphere. I will return when I am in town, and considered a second visit during my short time in Melbourne.

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