Botticelli's

Botticelli's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://botticellissouthcongress.com/
  • Phone: (512) 916-1315
  • 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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Botticelli's reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (66)romantic (64)special occasion (59)neighborhood gem (56)great for outdoor dining (46)notable wine list (25)hot spot (24)good for groups (15)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (6)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    overall our experience was fair. the food was ok- some dishes most certainly better than others. the waitstaff bringing water seemed to be intoxicated which made us feel very uncomfortable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stephen
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were referred to Botticelli's by a colleague. I told him we wanted to have a nice night out with great food, a nice atmosphere but not a stuffy, over-priced venue that would break the bank. Boy was he right on the money! The food was fabulous, the atmosphere is cozy and intimate. I highly recommend Bottecelli's for all of the above and then some. We look forward to going back in warmer weather where we can enjoy the offerings of the Beer Garden out back either before and/or after dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, but Certainly Not the Last Time
    Browner56VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This was our first time dining at Botticelli's and we were very pleased with our entire experience. We found the menu to be deep with a number of interesting and inventive dishes. The two we ordered--the Pork Saltimbocca and the Venison Gnocchi--were delicious and perfectly prepared. Our server was outstanding: he explained the dishes very well and steered us toward a bottle of wine that complemented our meals nicely. All together, this was a satisfying meal and we will look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Lasagna anywhere in town.
    oraystricklandVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Best Lasagna anywhere in town. Ever changing, but always great. Super friendly staff. Hostess will call you if time needs adjusting due to flow. Nice touch. My favorite Italian in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food, great staff, nice decor
    derek
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Visited as part of a trip to Austin, and would highly recommend a visit. The food quality is awesome, the staff are really cool and the whole experience was really good. I would also recommend booking on line - very hassle free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    Turk
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I found this place before I arrived in Austin for my fiancé and I anniversary, and it was a great find. Food was awesome, service was fast and everyone working there was friendly and making sure we had everything we needed. We would 100% go back if we ever come back to Austin, which seems likely
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    kandj
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Its so hard to find a restaurant with the kind of ambiance Botticelli's has. Cozy tables, perfect lighting, outstanding service, PLUS great cocktails, wine and amazing food. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missed dessert
    roxanne
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Wine, bread and dinners were all delcious. The place filled up shortly after we arrived and our waiter became less attentive. As a result, we missed out on dessert because we had to leave to make a show. Inwould dine there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    BDay
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our dinner engagement was to celebrate my wife's birthday. There were six family members in attendance. We started in the Beer Garden and later had dinner indoors. It was a nice, casual setting in the Beer Garden to kick off the evening. The food and service during dinner were fantastic. great place to celebrate an event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Fantastic food - fresh ingredients and wonderfully prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner before race
    Hune
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great place. Accommodated husband's request for light and healthy pre-race carb load.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite Austin Eatery/Meetery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We use to come here for special occasions only but it's too good to save. Matt & Co. We love ya!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glorious
    geejenny
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I lived in Italy for a bit and this sweet spot is very like going down into a great old basement somewhere in Tarquinia and having a wonderful meal ! I have a friend who is also a food friend and this is our go to place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    Leroy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Returned to Bottacelli's for a special night out. It was a good as we remembered - very good service, great food (good selection on menu), excellent wine selection and we were inside so it was quiet enough for our old ears to have a nice conversation. Went early as it was a t.u. football evening game, but still had problem finding parking nearby - no "Handicapped" spaces along the curb in that block. Enjoyable evening - reminded us of the two years we lived in Rome. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian neighborhood gem
    HoustonFoodie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had a delicious dinner here. The beet salad was excellent. The waitress recommended a wonderful wine that I hadn't heard of before. 3 of us had pasta dishes and 1 had the lamb. All were terrific! I loved how there were plenty of options on the menu for our vegetarian daughter. We ate inside but the patio looked really fun, too. There was a wedding that night so it was more crowded outside that it would normally be. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and we will return on another visit to Austin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    HudjulVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    had a great dining experience-knowledgable service, wonderful presentation of food plus delicious. All staff was friendly and willing to serve..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love this restaurant
    JillVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed; the service is attentive; the food is yummy, and the Pino Nero always hits the spot. There is a small but lively bar inside, along with more formal tables; outside, there is another bar, live music and more informal seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently very good in many ways
    Botts
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I don't feel like writing a review right now..but I will say Boticellis has been excellent for at least the last 4 years. I love it and the service has remained very good. The patio is terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary and everything was amazing!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian restaurant-No Pizza?
    Cafe2me
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This place was highly recommend to me by a work associate.It can be really easy to blink & miss this place...right near the continental club so look out for that sign. It's super cute and quaint with a bar outside and music playing. My boyfriend & I sat inside and got really excited when the bread and olive oil came out. The bread was really good except for it had a certain sweetness I wasn't crazy about, I also wanted more herbs & spices in the olive oil dip for my bread.As a starter we ordered the Botticelli bread and loved it! We were quite disappointed when we found out an Italian place doesn't have pizza! We ordered chicken Caesar salad and lasagna and were continually unimpressed.I can't say I'm excited to go back & was also pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Great
    Kerm
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The highlights are the beet salad, shrimp and polenta, and the butternut squash ravioli with the sage brown butter sauce!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    StevenMelanieVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We have been twice to Botticelli's and have not been disappointed either time. The service is both courteous and knowledgeable. Try the lamb - it's amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    It was a wonderful experience for my wife's 40th birthday. Food was amazing (swordfish and ravioli dishes). Wine was good (I'm not an expert). Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best duck in town
    JBertram
    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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great happy hour from 5-7!
    Kristin912
    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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.