Lovely restaurant with glass
Lovely restaurant with glass enclosed garden area. Food was excellent as was the service. Would definitely return.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Become a regular!
You can never go wrong with Bottino. Delicious menu, great service, beautiful ambiance and just very nice owners.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
As soon as we sat down we
As soon as we sat down we were greeted with a very friendly smile. Our winsome waiter made wonderful suggestions as he had a very good knowledge of the menu and wines. The atmosphere was relaxed and the service very attentive. We started with a pear salad and a tuna tartare, followed by the filet mignon. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed our evening and will definitely be back.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Only reason I'm not giving
Only reason I'm not giving this place an "outstanding" in every respect was because of our waitress, who not only was an ice princess, but who left us to our own devices all night ... we had to end up asking the busboy for coffees etc. her total lack of personality was the clincher. otherwise, this is one of the loveliest places in NYC.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local Italian in Chelsea
Excellent lasagna! Very appealing food and wine. Nice to sit in Atrium.
We'll be back when we're in the neighborhood.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Neighborhood Fav
A beautiful space and amazing food for steal!
Server Blake was charming and attentive. Ask for him.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a group of 5 , and really enjoyed our night. My husband felt that he didn't have a lot to choose from on the menu but everyone else really loved their meal. Our male waiter was a bit off hand & gave the impression that he really didn't want to be there but this won't stop us from going back. I really want to dine outdoors in the warmer weather!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
they are my "neighborhood
they are my "neighborhood kitchen" I always feel like I'm at home there. Always reliable for a good meal, a good glass of wine and a good convo with friends
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bottino has an enclosed garden room--ask to be in or near that. Sophisticated restaurant near the High Line and Chelsea galleries,
with a small side room for groups.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always enjoy an evening here, they don't rush you, the food, cocktails and wine list are all very good. But combine it with a table in the garden room makes it all the more special!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Oasis in the City
Five of us chose Bottino almost at random, based on little more than its being located near where we all were. It turned out to be a fortuitious surprise. We snagged a table in the back garden; looking out abouve the fence you see nothing but trees, near and far. It seemed impossible that we were on 10th Ave in Manhattan! And while the menu at first glance appeared to be not very out of the ordinary, each dish we had was superior to what was expected. I particular, we liked the "tempura" of veggies and sea food, the lasagna and the spinach ravioli. The bittersweet chocolate pudding was outstanding. We all agreed that this place was worth visiting again.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely italian selections al fresco
We dined out in the back courtyard in mid June - lovely calm ambience. Very good selection of italian fare, especially appetizers.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST OF WEST CHELSEA
This pioneering West Chelsea restaurant never disappoints: the setting is chic and calm without being ostentatious. The noise levels are calming and good for unwinding at the end of the day. The food is consistently satisfying. The outdoor terrace is a Manhattan treasure and shocks all who visit. The service is solid and friendly without being syrup. Great looking, interesting arts related crowd. The bread pudding is sinful.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good so just go!
We love this place. It was great when it was in Tirbeca and called Barroco and continues to shine in Chelsea. It's a great looking
place with a very cool laid back vibe. Elegant outdoor and private party space add to the options. And the food, always good, always great specials and my favorite lasagna in NYC.
We love the wine list. Well priced, well selected Italian whites that never fail to please.
So just go, it will always be a good experience!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My go-to spot
I live close by and can't get enough of Bottino! The place is just very chic yet relaxed. I am greeted as a regular and the food is consistently well prepared and presented each time I go for lunch or dinner. Rafael who is one of the managers always takes care of me and my guests. I highly recommend this place for work dinners and dates alike! Take a stroll on the Highline and then stop by for dinner.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We met friends on a quiet night for good food and then took a walk on the High Line.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden backyard gem
Went to dinner with 5 girlfriends. We sat in the beautiful, relaxed backyard and enjoyed really nice Italian food. Servers were very friendly. Great evening.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Menu, Great Ambiance
I always enjoy going to Bottino. I like everything about it especially that it is not pretentious and yet has everything one would want in a restaurant, not least of all, is a reasonable price for such good food and service.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
liked this restaurant
I went to Bottino with an old friend and it was perfect for catching up with very good food and service. The tagliata di tonno was prepared just right and my friend had the orecchiette, which he enjoyed. The service was just right and the ambience was perfect. We sat in the garden - a very nice spot. The wine list is just okay, however.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great lunch in the garden!
Enjoyed the meal - homemade pasta Bolognese, very tasty and the Frisée salad.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Find
Just moved into West Chelsea and found this wonderful restaurant. The food was very good and had a broad variety. We will return. The bread pudding desert is off the charts.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but not exceptional.
I very much liked my pasta with tiny clams, but my fellow diners were less enthusiastic (they had fish). I would go back--if in the 'hood but probably wouldn't go out of my way. The "garden" room alas was just a glassed-in roof. Too bad. Service was very, very nice--maybe a reaction to all the negative reviews about their arrogant service?
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad to find Bottino
We needed something in the West Chelsea area before a New Yorker Festival event. The atmosphere is sleekly modern but charming, even romantic. It feels like a "happening" place. I switched tables 3 times for reasons I won't elaborate on; the hostess was nice about it. We had an adorable Australian waiter, with whom we bantered happily. Alas, we didn't get much attention from him after the beginning, although he did give us a couple of drinks on the house. The food was very good, but a long time in coming. We had to wolf it down in the end because we were just about to miss our event. We should have probably said something up front about being pressed for time. Still and all, liked the place, and would go back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate my son's birthday. My 9 and 6 year old grandchildren were with us. The noise level was such that their talking did not disturb anyone. My grandson reported it was the best meal he ever had. There was a large celebration in the garden room but that did not diminish the service we received or the timing of the food that was brought to our table. Although we had not said anything to our server directly, he was observant enough to notice that we were celebrating a birthday and brought the requisite candle. A good time was had by all of us and we look forward to our return trips.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian dinner, good prices
Favorite dishes: octopus appetizer special, cheese platter (excellent selection of cheeses)
This restaurant is a very nice place to have a yummy Italian dinner with reasonable NYC prices.
Service is great and restaurant with outdoor (enclosed in winter) space.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night with friends
Everyone in our group of 6 enjoyed their meal, personally I believe mine was the best! I had the lasagna and it was amazingly smooth and flavorful. Our waitress was a bit harsh and not always quickly available for help, but overall a very good night.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went here with a group of girls and Jack was our waiter. He was attentive, funny, and made our night extra special with champagne on the house for my girlfriends birthday. And the food was delish! I ordered the lasagna and had to force myself to stop eating it so I wouldn't be too full. I will definitely go back!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a meeting downtown, followed by a dinner with clients, one of whom was coming from NJ and the other from Brooklyn. I asked my assistant to find a place for dinner that was proximate to where my meeting was, which was sort of convenient for both clients. So, I knew nothing about this restaurant when going there, and was a little hesitant because I was bringing important clients. Lucky for me (or, thanks to my assistant), everything was great: the food, the service, the atmosphere, even the price.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the Caprese salad to start. I had the lasagna and my date had the Bronzino. Everything was delicious. Attentive service. Lovely romantic ambiance. We decided to try the warm bread pudding for dessert. It was quite good. The coffee was outstanding. The glass of Chardonnay was nothing special. Overall: excellent value. We will eat here again
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best dining experiences I have had in recent memory. A lively bar in the front, with well run, comfortable dining rooms in the rear. The waitress was friendly, well versed in the menu and even suggested variations of the menu that accommodated food allergy concerns of one of my guests. Really sharp stuff. A top notch menu did not disappoint. Appetizers, meats and fish meals were all the top of the line. Highly recommended!!!!!! Thank you!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great value
Nicely priced salads and entrees that tasted very good. Lasagne was the best I've ever had. Fennel and arugula salad was outstanding. Definitely worth a second go. Nice wine selection too. Great service as well.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good so just go!
These guys know what they are doing and get better the longer they do it. We've moved to LA but every time we
are back in NYC we make a point of dining at this gem.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still maintains its West Chelsea
Still maintains its West Chelsea art scene hangout
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trendy Italian for the Gallery Set
Bottino is a Chelsea mainstay that draws largely from gallery-goers and people in the neighborhood. It's contemporary, relaxed and fun. Service can be spotty but good enough. Food is a step above average. It can be a great place to people watch.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM