Botticelli's

Botticelli's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://botticellissouthcongress.com/
  • Phone: 5129161315
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: For catering contact Andrew Botticelli at the restaurant.
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact us for catering and private dining information.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Botticelli 5129161315

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gibson
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Botticelli's
Botticelli’s South Congress is a fun and tasty Italian restaurant located in the heart of the exciting "SOCO" district. Botticelli's serves fresh and delicious Italian food combining old family recipes with new, inventive ones. Andrew and Matt Botticelli are the proud owners and are made even more proud by the food that Botticelli's delivers through its amazing staff. There are both an intimate dining room up front and a large beautiful beer garden out back, where there is live music Thursday through Saturday night. Full menu is available inside or out and at either bar. Look forward to seeing you soon.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Botticelli's reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (63)romantic (62)fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (51)great for outdoor dining (45)notable wine list (29)good for groups (16)hot spot (15)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Best duck in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We were blown away by the food and the service. We have been to B's on several occasions but this was the best yet. The extremely knowledgeable waiter steered me away from a chicken dish to the duck/duck confit ravioli and it was the best meal I've had in a long time. Wife had the scallops and she raved as well. Terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT FIND!!!!
    ElyseVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The whole family went out to celebrate a birthday and it was wonderful. The food was fabulous and they had several items that worked for vegetarians. Will go there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bart Griffin
    MrBLG
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Family and friends had highly recommended it. We had purchased gift cards for a friends birthday. Our table was ready right on time. We were never rushed, starting with a martini and appetizer. Our server was very good. She willing gave us her opinion and she was spot on each and every time. From the appetizer to the main meal. We topped it off with a great desert. Fantastic experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great
    SloMoJo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've been there many times and it is always outstanding. Every few months when we go the menu always seems to be new with most entrees and starters we haven't seen. The wait staff is awesome and always excellent. We've never had a bad waiter or waitress because they all seem to really love what they do and are proud to work at such a great place. We'll continue to go back as well as go to their sister restaurant across the street Little Barrel and Brown which is also excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasurable experience
    Berge
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great experience. The atmosphere was warm and private, and our waiter was responsive and helpful. He even took the time to explain each dish on the menu to us. The main course was top notch. I got the Pansotti di Fungo, a mushroom stuffed pansotti. If you like mushrooms, this is the dish for you! The Pollo con Pesto was also great. The chicken was incredibly tender. Probably some of the best chicken I've had in Austin. My only complaint is with the bread served before the meal. It was a bit stale and drenched in oil. Other than that, 5/5. Also check out Winflo Osteria. Comparible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My kind of place
    FromRiviera
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I ate inside in a booth as it was still a bit warm for the outdoors. I enjoyed the quiet, intimate atmosphere inside...great for talking and relaxing. Our waiter was wonderful, offering tastes of wine before ordering and giving dinner suggestions. I loved the lasagna with Italian sausage and my husband said his lamb was good (a compliment from him). All considered, this little restaurant on So Congress exceeded our expectations. I hope to return on our next trip toAustin.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great happy hour from 5-7!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Servers were very warm and welcoming, food was terrific! Great outdoor area in the back that's shaded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    restauranthoppper
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The place is small and casual right on Congress. The food is fantastic and the waiter we had was great. Will definitely go back to try other dishes. We did go on a Sunday night and the restaurant was about half full, may explain the great service. Definitely recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The atmosphere was great for a romantic dinner. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Austin Dining at its Best
    kidA
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food is always good and has one of the most comfortable atmospheres for an upper scale restaurant. Inside is intimate and not to noisy. Outside dining in the back is wonderful under the old oak trees. The small stage in the back always has a good band. The music is a nice touch to incorporate the heart of what Austin is all about.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    HudjulVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We always enjoy the food/presentation. We love the small/intimate space. Wonderful experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • newtosoco
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    beautiful girl that i was with made the food and ambience perfect
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum, good grub
    remac3131
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had not been before, but friends had constantly pushed us to go. Glad we did. A true gem on Congress. Clean, dark, quiet, had everything we were looking for to celebrate my wife's birthday. Good job! We'll be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great food, ambience and service! We went to Botticelli's to celebrate my daughter's graduation from UT and it was a very special dinner! The duck was especially superb! I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular food
    NVfoodie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Botticelli's is a wonderful restaraunt! The food was outstanding. Every dish ordered (7) was expertly prepared and tasted better than wonderful. The lamb chops and the wild boar entrees are two of the best dishes I have ever eaten. Aaron, our server was excellent! He is very professional and very good at what he does. I wish he could be my server at every restaurant I are at. Overall, Botticelli's is a great restaurant. The food is great. The ambiance is great. The staff is great. I will definitely be ba soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Botticelli's Delivers!
    Desmojed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Some friends and I were looking for a new place to try and saw Botticelli's featured on Esquire's show "Best Bars in America". So, we drove from San Antonio and man, was it worth it. A great start to a fantastic night. First, props to Chelsea who took excellent care of us noobs. We sampled several awesome cocktails (eg "Blues on the Rooftop") as well as the tequila-grapefruit shooters. The Botticelli Bread is legendary and the 4 of us decided on an ocean tour of mussels, fire shrimp and scallops. It is some of the best food/drink we've had in a long while. We've already decided we'd drive the hour to get here just for Botticellis! The ambiance is great - small, intimate family restaurant feel with a beer garden out back and live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian Food I've had in Texas
    RiverAg
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Haven't had this good of Italian food since a little gem we ate at in Boston years ago. It was fantastic. Huge portions for the $! Great service. Perfect beer garden in the back with live music. Wife had the butternut squash ravioli and I had the pasta dish (Tagliatelle con Polpette). Phenomenal! We'll be craving this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit of Italy in Austin...
    Eastcoastsnob
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As a bit of a food snob who grew up in Jersey, visiting NYC constantly. I have also lived in Boston, L.A, and dined in San Francisco and Chicago numerous times. This is amongst the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to! Save room for the suffed bread appetizer. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Place with Amazing Food!
    Funtimes
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Loved our experience. Will go the there again when we are back in Austin. The Manager was so nice and gave us a free cheese tray and offered dessert because we had to move our table over a few inches to accommodate a larger group. Excellent food!!!! Go if you have the chance :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Leonardo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had to wait 20 minutes for a table when we had already made reservations through Open Table. There was no room at the bar for all of us to sit and the noise level was very high. When we were finally seated we had to wait about an hour for our main course to arrive. During that time, we could not really visit without shouting because of the background noise. The food was good though and the staff were pleasant and friendly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous everytime!
    Foodieforlife
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My favorite restaurant on South Congress, I Love it so much it is always my go to spot. Excellent all the way around!! Keep it up, don't change anything about it. :)Small, intimate setting. Great deck out back for live music. Excellent Northern Italian cuisine in the heart of South Austin what else could you want. The fact that it keeps the true small restaurant style as if you are really dining in Italy is quite special to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Experience
    jonsdad
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I'm glad I made the reservations here for dinner for me and my girlfriend. It had everything I wanted from an Italian restaurant. The feel, ambiance, music - all was perfect. And dinner was delicious. I will be recommending this gem to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Food in Austin
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I've been to this restaurant twice now and it's by far the best Italian restaurant in Austin. The pasta is homemade and every dish from the salads to the entrees is very flavorful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodieforsure
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great vibe. Small, excellent service, fantastic food!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful European style restaura
    HudjulVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service was delightful,knowledgable and helpful, all three courses were delicious-both visually and tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Teamclark
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Boticelli's is one of our favorites for a nice dinner out with a few friends. They always have great specials and lasagnas. Great atmosphere for visiting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable
    Todd
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This is our new favorite place! Food is the best anywhere I've had in Austin. Butternut squash pasta is RIDICULOUS!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    BrowniePoints
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    For our anniversary, my girlfriend simply wanted Italian food. Botticelli's was recommended to me by a friend so I made a reservation. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish! The hostess accommodated our outdoor seating request (despite the dinner rush) and our server was amazing. Awesome food, wonderful light outdoor music, great cocktails. It made for a perfect anniversary evening. Thank you Botticelli's! We'll be coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    TxRomantic
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very creative and delicious menu choices, and great service. It's a small place, so make a reservation. A new Austin gem!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice birthday dinner
    luvgoodfish
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Wonderful food! We had the botticelli bread, mixed greens salad, and the mushroom stuffed ravioli. Everything was fantastic! The flour less chocolate cake was a great finishing touch. Noise level was a little higher than I expected for a "romantic" restaurant, and the tables are quite close together, but altogether it was a good place for a birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu items
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    interesting twist on dishes. The food was very tasty and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night spot!
    LDinAustin
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We went here for an anniversary dinner. The setting is very intimate. We sat in a booth, and it felt very private. The noise level that night was high, but not in a bad way. People were bustling around, coming in and out from the back patio area. The food was excellent and we were stuffed by the end. We had the Botticelli bread, which was amazing and very filling. I had the duck ravioli - I would highly recommend - and my boyfriend had the daily lasagna. For dessert, they gave us a choice of any dessert for free, and we had the panna cotta - divine! It was like a cross between a marshmallow and vanilla ice cream. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Allstareater
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times and keep coming back for date nights. It's one of my favorites in Austin because it's right in the middle of South Congress but it's a wonderfully classy little nook. I've loved everything that I have had on their menu, but their duck is my absolute favorite. I'm sure I'll be back again in a few weeks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lepetitpommefritte
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food and service were great. Portions are large. You could consider several appetizers and splitting an entre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Botticelli's Dinner
    Trexdancer
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had reservations for Father's Day dinner. We ordered 4 different entrees which were all good, but the lamb chops were the exceptional! We made reservations early in the evening (5pm) to avoid big crowds/noise & it was perfect! The place is pretty small with a small outdoor patio/seating. We sat in a booth inside that was cozy and intimate. Overall, the meal, service and atmosphere was great. My husband & I and our 2 teenage boys enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service makes or breaks
    Jo308VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Been here a few times and love the garden and music in the evenings. Food is pretty classic Italian, and often very good. This visit we had a waiter who didn't smile, and while relatively efficient he was clearly not as engaged as others serving nearby tables. He made an error on the bill, and we found out it was his 2nd day when a manager came to apologize and sort it out (she was lovely). Everyone has to start somewhere however communication is critical ....and try smiling!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic Atmosphere
    MsSassy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    A cool Austin dining experience! Lovely staff and AMAZING food. I enjoyed the lightly baked Salmon with Rozu and a wonderful ceaser salad paired with Proseco and ending with a delightful Tirramisu desert. I would recommend this place to any newbies to Austin or like myself..a homegrown austinite! loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Italian place in Austin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This is a place I love to go and took my parents who were in from out of town. They absolutely loved it. Much better food and atmosphere than vespaio in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Good fine as well as wine, will definitely come back
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best Italian We've Had in Years
    Raywood2004
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The service, food, and overall atmosphere was outstanding! Great live music outside. Very reasonably priced. Prompt service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.