Bottega

4.3
146 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

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.

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Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Lunch Monday to Saturday from 12pm
Dinner Monday to Saturday from 5:30pm
Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(03) 9654 2252
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Dusty Treeweek
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Spring Street
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Parking Details
Secure parking on Bourke Street and Exhibition Street.
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Public Transit
86 & 96 trams, Parliament station
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wine

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 146 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

The perfect place to spend a winter evening with a special person .

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. the service was wonderful and the food was delicious. Atmosphere lovely. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Lovely Pre theatre dinner with family. Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Awesome meal here as always. Great staff also . The kitchen staff delivered a great tasting meal

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

The food was great, service good and atmosphere was good. I was asked on reservation if it was a special occasion and I ticked yes “birthday” but there was absolutely no recognition of that, disappointing.

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4.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Fantastic place to come for our 13th anniversary.

Good gluten free options as long as you don't mind not having pizza or pasta.

Awesome house made ice cream.

Entertainment book discount made it even better :-)

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3.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Food and service is always good. Great pre theatre menu. By the time we left at 7.00pm it was just about full, on a Thursday evening.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Bottega was absolutely great - food, ambience and service! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

It's always a pleasure to sup at Bottega. The means are reliably delicious. We expect to be treated to a feast and are never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Great food and wine. Excellent service. A really enjoyable night out at the Food and Wine Festval.

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3.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Melbourne food and wine event. Coming in with high expectations. Missing the whow effect on the menu. Risotto rather boring. Food and wine match debatable. (would have matched the nebbiolo with the goat and the gaglioppo with the pasta) most exiting dish:basil ice cream and perhaps the best wine match. Friendly service lovely girls pleasant night but given the price tag and the event we were hoping for that extra notch.

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1.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Not flexible with wrong booking. Not customer centred

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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 13 March 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Beautiful cozy restaurant with amazing food. Can’t wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on 23 February 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

I would say it is "ok" nothing special, nothing "offensive" though. It is "safe" as there food is nice and something for everyone

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Always great food beautifully presented.
Staff always friendly, attentive and neatly dressed.

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on 27 January 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Wonderful service, delicious food and a lovely laid back atmosphere. Perfect spot for a pre show bite.

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Really nice place, great service and would certainly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 27 December 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 23 December 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 21 December 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 15 December 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Service was lacking in attention and personality. Food was bland and lacking texture. Overall extremely disappointing!

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Excellent attentive service, delicious food, great wine options, good atmosphere and love the booths for a couple booking! Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on 8 December 2017

Very enjoyable meal - disappointing that no gluten free (or wheat free) bread.

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5.0Dined on 5 December 2017

Excellent service, really looked after us. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on 4 December 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 2 December 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 22 November 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Quality ingredients treated with respect - always enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on 4 November 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 4 November 2017

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.

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