Ristorante Bottaio

4.6
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543 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Ristorante Bottaio - Fresh vegetables, fish and various meats prepared as modern interpretations of traditional dishes from the Abruzzo region of Italy. All within your reach at our charming restaurant in Libertyville, Illinois. Stop by and see for yourself!

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

We were visiting from out of town and chose this spot based on previous ratings. We arrived a little early from our reservation time so we sat at the bar and ordered drinks from the downstairs bar. Drinks from the downstairs bar were outstanding. We were seated right on time. We were seated upstairs which from what I was told from the one of the local diners is generally used as overflow, first mistake. It was so loud and packed. The carpaccio was good. We all ordered off of the special menu. What was disappointing was you could actually tell that the mashed potatoes was a mixture of fresh and flakes. The green beans were previously frozen. The actual dinner was very disappointing considering the reviews were so high.

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BeverlyV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Noise level high on the upper level. Hard to hear our friends.

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sammy
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

well executed and really delicious lunch. friendly staff, low wait time. authentic Italian food, fairly priced and clean.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Farewell dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While we have been to Bottaios many times for dinner this was our first lunch experience. As always the meals were delicious! I had the salmon salad and that dill sauce was so good! My friend had the salmon with bow tie noodles and thought it also was delicious. Generous portions too. My friend has never been to Bottaios before and she loved it too. Excellent service provided by Kyle as well. Highly recommend!

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vipRobert
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything wonderful

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wolfgangJ
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A good place for a private intimate dinner! We celebrated Valentines Dinner in style.

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NedR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great dining experience! Great food, great atmosphere. All around a great place to eat!

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GeorgeF
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall really nice meal, waitress was professional and knowledgeable, highly recommended, asked for leftovers to be containersized got home 1 of 2 not in bag. Again really good food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines celebration. Great seafood and pasta. Love the service, food and ambiance.

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vipTomf
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

After specifically asking what type of ravioli was served, we Ordered meat ravioli and received cheese.
Server could care less and did not offer to fix
Had to constantly ask for drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines Day Dinner

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DavidC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just excellent. Good good and good service

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CarrieT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Large menu with something for everyone.

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StaceyA
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great drink specials, delicious wedge salad. Pizza and calamari was also very tasty. Will definitely be going back again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Nice restaurant—-

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food. Very noisy. It was difficult to talk.

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your review with us. Unfortunately, we do not have the "biggest" place, we are aware that it can get loud when we there are too many people in our restaurant. We apologize if this made you feel uncomfortable in any way. We are working hard on fixing this issue as soon as possible. We are glad you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you back again

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JacquelineL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful place to have a girl's night out. We were the last to leave and had no idea because the employees never pushed us to leave. They were attentive up until our last moment there. We will most certainly be returning.

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 27 January 2020

Thank you for leaving us this lovely comment, Jacqueline! We are pleased to know that you and your guests had a wonderful dining experience with us! It's satisfying to know that you received excellent customer service from our amazing staff! We can't wait for your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place to catch up with long-time friend! The food, service, and atmosphere were fantastic!

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JackieC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was just an evening out with friends. A perfect dining experience. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and value.

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review! It's great to hear that you received excellent service and delicious food! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friend & I went for a girls’ catch-up lunch. Lunch special was spot on (great pasta choices) and had with a good glass of house wine. We were not rushed and noise level made it very easy to enjoy ourselves. We both agreed we’d be back real soon!

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thank you for the excellent review! It's satisfying to hear that you and your friends had a wonderful dining experience with us! We are glad to know that you guys enjoyed our delicious pasta choices and great selection of wines! We can't wait for your next visit!

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vipMango
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Luncheon specials. Service was perfect.

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thank you for the amazing review, Mango! We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed our delicious Luncheon Specials and outstanding customer service! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, great service

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vipYummy
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always ?l!

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thanks for the amazing review! We are glad you had wonderful overall visit! We hope to see you back soon!

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stevend
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

My wife likes this place. As far as I'm concerned, it's just "OK".

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 2 January 2020

Hi Steve, Thanks for reaching out. We are glad to know your wife enjoys our restaurant and we want to thank her for her support! We'd like to invite you to give us another visit so we can impress you! 😁

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
238 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite Italian Restaurant. The food is always consistent and delicious! The service is great and never feel rushed. A tucked away gem that is the place to go!

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you for your wonderful words! We are humbled and thrilled to hear you consider us as your favorite Italian restaurant! It's satisfying to know you always receive excellent food and outstanding customer service. We can't wait until your next visit!

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vipgeorgep
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We went there for my kids boot camp graduation. I thought it being Chicago the Italian food would be good but I was wrong. Minestrone soup was ice cold, Calamari was like rubber with no taste and spaghetti was not cooked. Not al dente just not cook. I would reccomended taking your graduate to a better place this and there are better in Libertyville.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always - although we were on the “patio” with a large, rather loud group and the noise level was high. It was also VERY cold there. Food and service were impeccable as always!

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you for reaching out. We are sorry if you and your guests were not satisfied with the location you were put on. We are aware that the noise level can get really high since we do not have a big place. We are working very hard on this issue as our customer's satisfaction is our biggest priority. We are glad you enjoyed our delicious food and friendly staff. We hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Tables too close together. Noise was way too loud. Difficult to have a conversation

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 10 December 2019

We are sorry to hear you weren't fully satisfied with your visit. Due to the limited capacity our space, we have to set up the tables close to each other. Yes, we do know it can get loud, but we are working on trying to fix this issue. Please accept our sincere apologies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
238 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was outstanding and Kyle our waiter was terrific! Love this place.

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 10 December 2019

Thank you for the amazing review! We are glad to know you enjoyed our delicious food and and had a wonderful time with our friendly server, Kyle. We'll let him know he did a fantastic job! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the world...we love Tom and the whole feeling of the place!!!

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 4 December 2019

Thank you for leaving us an amazing review! It's always a pleasure to host you. We are proud to hear you pick us as one of your favorite restaurants and that you always feel comfortable when you come in. We can't wait until your next visit! 😁

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MichaelH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service always great food

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 29 November 2019

We appreciate your wonderful words, Michael! We are glad you received outstanding food and service! Come back soon!

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viptreb
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 19 November 2019

We appreciate your recommendation! We are you had top-notch food and customer service. Don't stop coming!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
238 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was out of this world. Kyle is a fantastic waiter.

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thanks for the awesome words! It's pleasant to hear you loved our delicious food and had a great time with our friendly employee, Kyle. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Kyle, was excellent!

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thanks for the amazing review! We are glad to know you had a wonderful time with our friendly server, kyle! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and the food was outstanding, everyone was very very happy with this selection

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 19 November 2019

We appreciate your wonderful words! We are you received excellent food and customer service on your last visit! We are looking forward to our next opportunity to serve you!

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vipJanet
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The minestrone soup was fantastic, best we have had and it was so good we ended up taking home a quart to go! Our server was kind and respectful, which we appreciate. $6 wine special was really a nice surprise as wine can get expensive when dining out and it complements a meal so nicely.

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 21 November 2019

We appreciate your wonderful words, Janet! It's lovely to hear you loved our delicious Minestrone soup, enjoyed our wine special, and that you had a great time with our friendly staff. We are looking forward to your next visit!

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vipcharlie
Chicago
224 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The salads were fresh, and there certainly was quite a plateful! The prosciutto and mushroom pizzas were also quite good; they certainly do not skimp on ingredients. The service was a little slow. They needed one more server to keep up with the crowds. Nonetheless, the waitress was pleasant and efficient.

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 17 November 2019

Hi Charlie, Thank you for leaving us this fantastic review! We are very glad you enjoyed our delicious Salads, Prosciutto, and Mushroom Pizzas. It's also great to hear you had a great time with our friendly staff. Come back soon!

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vipThaddeus
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience here. The restaurant is nice and intimate, the service was great, and the food was fantastic (especially for the price)!

Ristorante Bottaio
Responded on 8 November 2019

Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear you had an amazing experience with our friendly staff and exquisite food. We hope to see you back soon!

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Ristorante Bottaio offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 573-1800.

Ristorante Bottaio is rated 4.6 stars by 543 OpenTable diners.

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