Bottega

4.4
167 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Top tags:
  • 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.

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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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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 167 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
22 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
1 review
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
34 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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CM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a delightful afternoon. Paul looked after us so well and made us so welcome. so good that I have booked a table with another friend next week!!

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PD
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Would be happy to recommend for dinner for a special occassion.

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PT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Nice feel to the restaurant.
Seafood was great.
Pasta & risotto were cold and not great in flavour didn't look inviting on the plate. Disappointing being italian.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food that ticked every box.... wine list did the same! Perfect for my friend's Birthday Lunch.... totally looked after service wise and not rushed along. Will return again and again for sure!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful lunch, excellent personal service & scrumptious lunch, love this place : )

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JH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were in the city for a celebratory dinner. The menu was good and our meals were delicious. Would definitely return!

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JD
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I had the duck as a main course and only ate half as it was tough.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Very disappointed. Food very average to poor on some dishes. Expected much more from the food.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service on the night was fantastic.

The waiter was well-informed but not overbearing very friendly.

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Z
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Looked for a few places to eat in the city and booked for dinner. Arrived and were seated then forgotten about, they came back to read the specials then walked away. Several times we needed to call someone over to take drinks orders. Food was amazing, everything we ordered was delicious. Great lamb pasta highly recommend. Disappointed in the overall experience due to the lack of attentiveness of the staff.

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b
73 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food, knowledgable and friendly staff. Very pleasant evening - Bottega provided a convival environment and delicious food. Handled gluten free very well. Will certainly be returning.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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FH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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

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MS
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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GJ
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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ST
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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RW
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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L
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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MR
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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T
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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ER
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Not flexible with wrong booking. Not customer centred

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AL
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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DC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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MT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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A
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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ST
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

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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TP
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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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