This was my second time at
This was my second time at the restaurant. The first time the appetizers were excellent but the main courses were below par. This last time, however, both the appetizers and main courses were very good. Unfortunately the restaurant is quite noisy which makes conversation more difficult, especially sitting at the booths along the north wall.
The Salsiccia Pepperonata and the Sambuca Gamberi are very good appetizers. They are also good to share. I enjoyed the Osso Bucco and the other people with me enjoyed the Lasagna and the Involtini Calabrese.
As of yet there is still no wine menu or dessert menu although the servers will willingly tell you what they have.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was very inviting. Staff was excellent and very accommodating. The food was prepared with obviously fresh ingredients and served in a timely manner. Waitress was knowledgeable. We will go back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent first experience
Excellent first experience at Bottega's
I would highly recommend this to all my family and friends
The rack of lamb was just perfect.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in Town!
I've never felt compelled to write a review about a restaurant until Bottega. While this may seem like an exaggeration, I implore anyone who is in Saskatoon, looking for a great experience to visit this lovely establishment and prove me wrong. Perfect portions are complimented by uniquely Italian flavors; something lacking in the city of Saskatoon. All of this is rounded off with top-notch service! This place is a must visit!
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
I found the food at Botega to be tasty, and of good quality for the price. The service was also quite good. I would have liked the dishes to have more delicate flavors. Everything was drenched in butter and cream.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A True Gem
This is a wonderful restaurant to dine at. I have been in for several lunches and thoroughly the food, service and atmosphere, so I thought this would be the perfect place to take our guests. I was right, we were all wowed! The cocktail list was fresh and interesting and appetizers were delicious as usual. We decided to order several mains to share so that we could each get a taste of the menu. The Osso Bucco and seafood pasta were my favorites -- cooked to perfection! The server was attentive and quite humorous. The decor is classic and beautiful. The best Italian this city has seen.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time A Charm!
This was our first dining experience at Bottega and it was fabulous from the beginning. The service (Amber) was great, the wine sommelier (Jace) was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food servings were perfect! I would recommend to anyone!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & good server!
The food was excellent ... especially the awesome appetizers! Could have made a meal from the Salata Mista & the Mussels alone! The service was good ... well-paced ... and friendly. The wine menu was adequate but a little pricey. We will definitely be returning!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We certainly made the right choice in taking out-of-town guests to Bottega for dinner earlier this week. The hostess's warm greeting and the relaxed atmosphere immediately made us feel welcome. Our questions were thoroughly answered by our friendly, knowledgeable server. Food and beverages arrived in a timely manner. We enjoyed a selection of apps and each of us had rave reviews for the entrees we selected. Food portions were generous, fresh and flavourful. We'll be back soon.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Downtown Saturday Nite!
I had been once before, I liked the main restaurant decor and set up. Although we had a reservation we were put in the back area, a good place for a banquet but not for intimate dining. I was disappointed and wish I had know and would have asked for the front area.
Our server was exceptional and our food was very good, best Italian in the city. I prefer water with ice, not room temperature out of a used winebottle. Love the freshness and authenticness of othe dishes.
We'll look forward to the expanded wine list and more beer selection.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, very nice
Wonderful food, very nice ambience for ladies night out...............
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night out
Service was good, food was good, definitely will come back here again. One of the best Caesar salads I've ever had.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
great lunch spot
Thoroughly enjoyed the two occasions for lunch. good food great service.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were very good. I was very happy to be able to book a reservation on-line. Definitely would go back.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great services, great atmosphere
We dined there with friends last Friday. The look, the atmosphere, and the service were great. The food is only OK, however. You would really expect something more from this kind of place (and from the prices); it pretty much tastes like in any other big Italian restaurant, though this place means to be a fine restaurant. I had the involvini, which were a bit overcooked. My friend had the ossobucco, which wasn't really tender. My partner had a seafood casserole, which was tasty. The pastas also were just OK.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have an amazing experience at Bottega's. The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing. I had the rack of lamb, and it was cooked to perfection. I wold definitely be visiting again, and I highly recommend this place for dinner.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A enjoyable evening.
We were greeted and seated by a very pleasant hostess. Our server was excellent. The food was very good. All in all, a very fine evening.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was looking for somewhere too take my girlfriend for supper on our special occasion, and I happened to find Bottega! So I made a reservation. We were both in awe the moment we walked in the doors. The vibe is awesome, and I live the atmosphere. Everyone is very friendly and the waiter we had didn't treat us like we were just another customer. They give you this water out of a fancy bottle and if your glass was down too half full, one of the waiters/waitresses was there too fill it up. The food was amazing, and me and the girlfriend both agreed that we will be coming back and that it will be one of our new spots for special occasions! Unreal experience, and I have already told quite a few employees about it!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A needed and good restaurant
A needed and good restaurant addition to Saskatoon. Fresh food! Great Italian entres. Give it a try. But, you will need to bring your cell phone (for light) in order to read the menu (most tables did) as the lighting is very dim.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bottega Restaurant good find
the food was good. Two items on the menu - spicy pasta sounded good but they weren't recommended by either waiter and the chef will not alter the spice level (habanero pepper and oil) - apparently no one likes the dish and a spicier Italian ravioli made with ricotta cheese dough is apparently chewy and not really recommended. the Chicken Parmigianino was good but needed a bit of salt in the tomato sauce. it is more expensive - my entrée was $27 and Caesar salad was $12 and wine $11. good food and good service. nice change
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined at Bottega with friends and family for brunch on Sunday. We were all pleased with the variety of the buffet and equally pleased with the taste! They offered such a vast selection. I was happy to see my favorite breakfast items like eggs benedict, hash browns and fresh fruit, and thoroughly enjoyed the pizzas, roast beef and salmon too! Service was great, as always!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service very good. Portions a little small.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food Saskatoon's new gem!
Food was fresh and very good. It is a little dark in the restaurant but we had a front window seat which was good. Will be back to try other dishes on the menu.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy as always
We visit Bottega often as we work and live in the area. The food, service and ambience are always wonderful. We enjoy taking guests here who have never been before - they're always so pleased! We love it here so much that we've booked our Christmas party in their private room!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will return
This was our first time at Bottega and if the food and service remains the same we wil definitely make this our new favorite restaurant. Our server, Jay, Jay, knew the menu inside and out, recommended an excellent wine and was no stranger during the evening at our table-constantly filling our water glasses and asking if we wanted more wine (of course we did) and checking to see we were still happy with our meal. Our meals were so full of flavor and the helpings were generous as well. Nice to have a resturant in Saskatoon that is not all fluff where you go away hungry and pay a ridulous price. We'll see you again soon.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere is nice but really dark which made it hard to read the menu. We ordered the caesar salad to share and there was plenty for both of us. Excellent dressing and not too much of it. We had the osso bucco and the veal scallopinni and both were excellent. The server was very attentive and friendly. If anything, the service was too efficient as we had barely started our cocktails before the salad was there and our main courses were delivered before we had finished our salads. I would have preferred more time between courses as it felt a bit rushed (and was not busy such that people were waiting). My friend was a bit annoyed that they did not have decaf coffee or tea for after dinner. Overall, it was good and I would go back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
After reading several mixed reviews I wasn't too sure what to expect.
Boy were we surprised! The food was absolutely amazing!
There was 5 of us and we all ordered something different, and we didn't
wait any more than usual for it to be served.
We will definitely be back.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stellar service and ambience
We go to Bottega more for the ambience and service than the food, which is good but not great. It is the perfect urban dining experience--the music is just right, attentive service, the thrum of other diners. The wine list has a couple of interesting choices. They serve a little appetizer and delicious toasted ciabatta while we waited. Entrees come with the same side dishes, which aren't always compatible. I would prefer osso buco with the traditional risotto rather than spaghetti with a tomato sauce. The chicken franchese was very good, with a grand marnier cream sauce, but didn't benefit from spaghetti with garlicky tomato sauce. However, we enjoy the food enough to keep coming back and everything else is stellar.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, Great service
My husband and I have been here once before and when my mother came to visit we decided that Bottega Trattoria was the place to go. I loved that I could make a reservation online and when we arrived we were seated promptly and with a very warm welcome. Our server was very welcoming and made sure that we were comfortable. Once we ordered, our server brought us a couple of tapas to try before our appetizer and main courses were served. Our meals were delicious and large portions. Thank you for s wonderful meal. We will be back.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, a little too dark
Great food, a little too dark in the restaurant for my liking, but overall great experiece.
I had the Gnocchi and it was fabulous, the other 2 diners had one of the specials, chicken with apply and brie and it was good.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great addition to our Downtown!
Thanks for finally bringing wonderful Italian food to Saskatoon. Love the renovation. Congrats!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food! All items were
Amazing food! All items were reasonably priced. Great set-up for large groups. The servers were very friendly. Definitely going back!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM