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.
Dined here for my daughter's birthday. Easily able to book online and the restaurant was easily accessed via the Bourke St tram. There was a good menu form which to choose, including the Express Lunch menu - a feature of a current Melbourne Dining promotion.
The food was delicious, including that for my two vegetarian companions, and the serving sizes were just right: satisfying but not overloading. Our attentive waiter was friendly, but had just conveyed a sense of urgency in his movements and attentiveness. We ignored that and took our time. A good dining experience. I would recommend Bottega to anyone looking for fine dining in the city.
Very stylish place with low lighting and lots of room. We had a booth which was great for conversation and very comfortable. Food was delicious and used lots of local ingredients. excellent and professional service.
We had a very enjoyable meal here on Saturday evening for our anniversary. Great service and delicious food.looking forward to a return visit to try the other menu options.
We had a splendid meal at Bottega. The flavours were amazing and the staff was very pleasant. Wonderful experience. Would highly recommend for special occasions or business lunch/dinners.
Beautiful cozy restaurant with amazing food. Can’t wait to go back!
The food was average especially for the price considering the menuless Italian bistro 2 doors up serves amazing pasta for $10-15... expected something better for $34/main. Got our order and portions wrong. Not the best night out.
I would say it is "ok" nothing special, nothing "offensive" though. It is "safe" as there food is nice and something for everyone
Booked for a Valentine’s Day set menu meal.
Had the matched wines as recommended.
The meal, ambience, wait staff , food & experience was terrific.
Seafood was excellent, tasty , diverse & well prepared.
The meat dish was superb.
Dessert fabulous & decadent.
We were pleasantly surprised as catering for a big crowd did not expect that level of quality.
Well done, Bottega!!
We are Sydney based firm and hosted a key business lunch with two of our Partners out from Stamford CT and a key prospective client. On a hot Melbourne day it was perfect. Our online request for a window seat was kindly accomodated, the attention from am guessing the owner was first class as was our lunch. Could not fault it and the aircon was amazing! Rarely would say this but exceptional experience from the moment we arrived.
Always great food beautifully presented.
Staff always friendly, attentive and neatly dressed.
The menu was extensive and the quality of the food and service was very good. As we had theatre tickets, we needed to be served quickly to enable us to make our show on time which was exactly what happened. An elegant layout and well located makes Bottega a great place to eat.
Lovely ambience with comfortable seating and lighting. Small but varied menu with interesting dishes and ingredients. Food presentation was good however I feel there was a lack of 'generosity' usually associated with Italian cuisine for example - I enjoyed the squid ink fettuccine with baccala but there was very little fish to speak of amongst the pasta. Also be more generous with the bread - please, one slice, cut in half, for two diners !
While our waitress was very pleasant it was obvious she had very little knowledge of the menu or the ingredients within. Also please consider not all your patrons drink alcohol - some alternatives other than soft drink, juice or water would be appreciated - you'll figure it out.
Wonderful service, delicious food and a lovely laid back atmosphere. Perfect spot for a pre show bite.
Really nice place, great service and would certainly recommend.
Good Italian food is a relatively simple thing to do...but great Italian is something else altogether. We had one of those rare great Italian meals at Bottega. The atmosphere and service were excellent, but the food was even better. Great location in the heart of the Melbourne CBD makes it a must-do for visitors and residents alike.
Great food and service (apart from limited change of used cutlery).
Authentic Italian cuisine and good for sharing - especially char-grilled squid entree, grilled pork belly and filled sliced chicken breast rounds as mains.
Cloudy apple cider was good value and refreshing drink on warm December night (23rd).
Booked as Birthday dinner but staff unaware of special occasion.
The food and wine were amazing. The only thing that I could fault is my main was little cold when it came out and it took a long time to get the bill. Overall, I loved it and will go back.
Fantastic place for a special occasion or any occasion actually. Wine menu is extensive and matched the food menu superbly. I had entree, main and desert from the specials list and was wrapt. The wagyu pastrami was melt in your mouth delicious. Thanks for a great night on our special occasion.
Service was lacking in attention and personality. Food was bland and lacking texture. Overall extremely disappointing!
Excellent attentive service, delicious food, great wine options, good atmosphere and love the booths for a couple booking! Highly recommend.
Very enjoyable meal - disappointing that no gluten free (or wheat free) bread.
Excellent service, really looked after us. Thanks!
Well cooked and presented Italian food with a local and seasonal twist. Helpful friendly staff and great wine in a well located and well appointed dining area.
A great restaurant for special occasions. Very good menu and excellent service. We had a lovely table at the back of the restuarant but unfortunately very dark. The waiter loaned us a flashlight so we could read the menu. A minor distraction in what was a great evening.
Went for a special anniversary celebration. The atmosphere suited the occasion perfectly. The staff were very friendly and attentive. A good variety of selections for meals and everything we chose was beautiful . Wine list extensive. You pay a premium for the privilege but it was worth it.
Quality ingredients treated with respect - always enjoyable.
Lovely, varied menu with something for every taste. Food was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. Great service with friendly staff. I'm recommending it to all of my foodie friends.
The food & service was wonderful. The only disappointing thing was to be seated right next to the front door on such an important night for us (celebration) when we had booked days in advance.
This place had great tasting food and a wonderful ambiance. I originally found this place online for my anniversary knowing my better half loved scallops which was a fish featured on the main page of the website. Unfortunately, when we arrived and looked at the menu, that dish was nowhere to be found so I think they need to look at updating their website. Other than the disappointment of not being able to order what I looked forward to, everything else was amazing. Good food, service and a wonderful environment made for a solid experience.
A very nice meal of good, well executed Italian food that isn't trying to be too adventurous. Great for
Daughter found this restaurant online and suggested for her birthday. The meals were wonderful, very eye appealing , the wines were superb and setting very fine food dining.
We enjoyed very much and would definitely recommend to friends for special occasions. A hidden gem amongst the stars :)
Crisp, white table dressing, casually sophisticated ambience and sublime fare made this a wonderful experience, taken on a whim. Highly recommended.
We had a group of six including a yong child and found the staff vary accomodating with the food exceptional!
We weren’t sure what to expect but loved the menu, our food choices and wine list to suit all pockets. Would certainly go again if we were in Melbourne
Very authentic Italian cuisine, had the fish stew which was excellent, and my husbands steak was cooked to perfection. Quick ,polite service, enjoyable meal
Great meal,great service,great cocktails,great hospitality.
We wil be back.
This was my first visit to your restaurant and I had high expectations which I am pleased to say were exceeded. I also included at the last minute two overseas guests on our table which was no trouble for you to organise. Top marks for a Top Restaurant.
It was for our Anniversary. The food was luxuriously delicious. The staff were wonderful, professional and friendly.
We really enjoyed it. Can't wait to return.
A quiet restaurant so it was good for catching up with a group of friends as we could all hear each other and a very enjoyable meal. The squid ink risotto was beautiful as was the lamb special. There was a 2 course lunch special for $55 which we didn't discover until we got the bill. It would have been nice if the waitress had told us about this at the start.
Overall very good. Serving size of the pasta is on the small sides. A main order comes out as entre size, which is a bit disappointing. Service staff good and attentive.