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Bottagra

4.7
4.7
1163 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in Hawthorne"s historic Degray house, Bottagra Restaurant opened its doors in early 2008. What was once used as an encampment for General Lafayette's troops during the Revolutionary War has been transformed into a modern, elegant restaurant with the feel and charm of a Tuscan villa. Chef-Owners Robert Vicari and Carlo Carbonaro have fused their extensive restaurant experience together to offer a variety of dishes hailing from both the northern and southern regions of Italy. Offering a full bar and extensive wine list, as well as private rooms, Bottagra
is a diners' dream for gatherings both large and small.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 423-4433

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Carbonaro/Robert Vicari

  • Catering

    Bottagra offers a full off-site and on premise. Catering menu available anytime.

  • Private party facilities

    For a Private dining experience, Bottagra Restaurant offers three separate and very distinct rooms. Perfectly suited for corporate events, intimate weddings, or even just a casual dinner with friends our facilities can cater to all you needs. Our Private Dining Room, with seating for up to twenty, features french doors and separate butlers entrance. Our Lounge, with space for fifteen, has an inviting fireplace as well as flat screen television with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities. Lastly our Wine Room is large enough to accommodate forty quests and is accented with another fireplace and also showcases Bottagra"s extensive collection of fine wines from around the world.

  • Private party contact

    Robert Vicari: (973) 423-4433

  • Neighborhood

    Hawthorne

  • Cross street

    Lafayette

  • Parking details

    Valet parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Friday Nights with DJ Gino G

    Multiple dates available
    Bottagra Restaurant & Bar is THE destination experience for those looking to enjoy fine dining with a sophisticated setting. During dinner, situated in our Outdoor Tent, let DJ Gino G bring you back through a musical journey from the 70s, 80s & 90s as he spins all the classic hits. Our chefs and bartenders collaborate on our custom libacious cocktails that will mix and mingle out the flavors and aromas from the dishes on our food menu. Standard a la carte and nightly special menus available. (DJ set starts @ 7PM)

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What 1,163 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AG

    AnthonyG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    First ever visit. 6pm Sunday reservation for 2. Seated directly under a large speaker playing loud music, when the entire main dining area was empty except for 2 other people. Initial service was excellent, but faded quickly as larger groups arrived and were given more attention. Had to flag a server for a drink. Then again to clear the table and request a carryout container. And yet again for the check. Will not likely visit again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Music on the tent was great but too loud.
  3. C

    Cityguy233

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food - exceeded expectations and the service was also very good considering how busy they were on a Sat night.
  4. JM

    JasonM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The staff and overall service was great… very nice, professional, and attentive. Even the dining room manager jumped in whenever and wherever he was needed. The ambiance is mixed…decor is nice but we were sat at a folding table (I saw several). Very uncomfortable if you are on the end of the legs…crossbar hits you right in the knees…so you can’t really pull your chair in close to the table.. The music is odd for a restaurant. Happened to be popular music that I like, but seemed more appropriate for a bar setting versus an Italian restaurant. The food…was fine…the appetizers and most of the main dishes were lukewarm at best. Not sure what that was about…we don’t complain and definitely don’t send things back…if so we would’ve had to send almost everything back due to temperature…6 apps and 5/6 entrees Again service was fantastic.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Service outstanding. Food great. Drinks too good. DJ is so entertaining. Very large restaurant but they dont lose understanding that individual person needs to be happy. Will definitely return
  6. D

    Dean

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bottagra is a hidden gem. The food is delicious and the outside dining is great. There's always a great selection of music playing. I highly recommend this place
  7. CA

    CarrieA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal, but music is just to loud . I bring a lot people there and they all say the same thing . The music gets louder the people start talking louder. It kills the meal for us.
  8. F

    Foodie

    Atlantic City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always !! Service , Food, Cocktails were all 5 star . We dined on Tuesday for a quiet dinner with friends ! We will be back Thursday for the amazing Thursday night Dinner Party!
  9. IC

    IsabellaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. Our waiter was great. The DJ did a fantastic job. The food was delicious. We have been going to Bottagra for years. The owner are the nicest people. I recommend anyone to go. I also had parties there.
  10. F

    Faithfulflayfan

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is housed in a historic dwelling which looks like it could have been there in the 1700’s.. unfirtunalee the key the charm was gone because of the large tent that was pitched in front. But once inside it’s cozy. Service very good. Waitstaff highly alert and a helpful. Food is fantastic. There were a few different t seafood pasta dishes on the menu - and we had 2 of them Both has great, fresh flavor and pasta and fish cooked to perfection. Warm crusty bread was welcomed but the dipping olive oil could have had more flavor. We were surprised that the place was sparse for a Saturday evening but it was Labor Day weekend- we will be back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was excellent! There was a DJ with so much energy! Will be going back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had a great date night: the service was tremendous, the ambiance fabulous, but the food was a pretty good. Would absolutely come back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, amazing food, great entertainment. My friends and I had a so much fun.
  14. ER

    EricaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service the best I’ve seen in a long time. Live music on Saturday night was a nice touch and added to the ambience.
  15. JG

    JohnG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go. Food is always delicious, service is excellent. Very friendly and accommodating staff. We have been going there since they opened.
  16. B

    Bergenmamma

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, we had a delicious meal. The service was amazing and we really enjoyed the entertainment. The food was delicious and cocktails were awesome.
  17. EB

    EddieB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First visit to Bottagra for my wife’s birthday. Overall, a memorable evening. A miscommunication led to the waiter not approaching us for over 30 minutes. Once cleared-up, we received the necessary attention including an unexpected complementary appetizer and drink credit. By that time the entertainer began his singing, the celebratory mood began. The musical selection was decidedly Italian (Summer Wind, Tarantella, and a pair of rounds of Bella Ciao for the Money Heist fans) with some others like Billy Joel and Elton John tunes to mix it up. Very unexpected but quite entertaining. The main & specials menus have a variety of enticing selections, the wine list is sure have something you will like and the special cocktails look unique and in retrospect I regret failing to try one. Maybe next time! We ordered 4 salads, 4 entrees and 2 desserts. The salads were HUGE and very tasty. In my case I wanted to leave room for the entree by only eating half my salad. But finished it. For perspective, the salad size would pass for a full size dinner entree salad in many other restaurants. But, I was very hungry, so down it went. My wife and daughters finished theirs as well. They were all different salads, a house salad (mine), a Caesar salad, a special salad with lots of fruits, and a arugula walnut salad. My daughter, an occasional vegetarian, loved the Arugula walnut salad sooo much that she would be willing to return just for it as a meal. 4 separate entrees, fettuccine fra diavolo (with lobster, clams and shrimp), black squid ink pasta, Black Sea bass and Linguini Limone. All 4 entrees were excellent. My wife had the sea bass and thought it was a little dry. She tried each of our entrees and thought all the pasta dishes were better than her sea bass. The rest of us give it 2 thumbs up. IMO, a 5-star review, if not for the initial delay in getting a waiter assignment. Wish 4.5 was an option. I NEED to visit again!!
  18. p

    peterr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food!! Great service. Only complaint was the Old Fashion.
  19. JK

    JamesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night spot! Excellent service- deliciously well prepared food and the entire staff focused on making the overall experience perfect!
  20. s

    smimage

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner last night @ Bottagra. Hugo took good care of us.
  21. GV

    GregoryV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    4 minutes ago NEW First time dinning at this establishment and I must say we were not pleased. The food was good but too many issues with the service. Forgot drinks, entree order was wrong and charged us more for their own mistake. Offered no adjustment and they actually added an extra fee. We were very disappointed considering thier reviews.
  22. TS

    TSDK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We sat outdoors under the tent. We’d never been there so we had no idea what it was going to be like. It was a gorgeous night. It doesn’t feel like you’re on a main road next to a tire place. They made a really nice outdoor experience. There was an entertainer/singer during dinner which was a lot of fun but it was SO loud when he was singing. A lot of fun when we were done and it became interactive but during dinner it was hard to hear ourselves/conversation. The food was good- I tend to judge a place on the bread and the bread was great. As an appetizer, I had the coconut shrimp and it was really good. My husband had an anti pasta plate and it was huge- it could’ve been a meal. I had the salmon over polenta and it was amazing. My husband and friend had the ink squid pasta- I don’t remember what kind of pasta but he thought it would be flat pasta (his mistake) and they both said it should’ve been in a red sauce. My friend ordered an alcoholic strawberry bubble drink. From the description it sounded like it would be sweet. It tasted like strong alcohol seltzer - there was no strawberry anything in it. We both had a sip and didn’t drink it. For $16 it was not worth it at all. We had dessert too- my friend had the tiramisu- we all tasted it & it was really good. My friend’s husband and I had the zeppoles. They were really good. They came with dipping chocolate. The only change I would want is raspberry sauce as an option or with it instead. Still really good though. It was REALLY expensive as a whole though. My husband had two vodka soda, my friend’s husband had two beers, and she ordered the one bubble drink and with dinner and dessert it came to almost $350. We all ordered normal meals we’ve ordered in the area - it’s not like we had filet or lobster and we’ve never come close to a bill like that. So be prepared. I don’t know if they’re short staffed in terms of waiters so I give a pass now but the service could’ve been more attentive for that cost
  23. VF

    VeronicaF

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary, we were expecting a more lively night. But the service, drinks and food were amazing!!! We will be back for the Thursday nights party!!
  24. EY

    EdwinY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service & ambiance in an elegant setting.
  25. N

    Nance

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there for a birthday celebration, food was excellent, staff was wonderful, can't wait to go back!
  26. J

    Joseph

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was just ok but Very expensive
  27. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wry good meal. Will definitely return.
  28. S

    Sardini

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is great. Nice size portions. The acoustic and noise level is high, but this would not stop me from returning.
  29. MD

    MarjorieD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was beautiful the food was amazing and the portions were big and satisfied. I will go back again for dinner and referred a few things for dinner.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We’ve been here a few times and every time we come we have a great experience. Everything we’ve ordered is absolutely delicious, from the apps to entrees and desserts! Yum! Service is great too!
  31. AN

    ANTHONYD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Where should I start ? It was a nightmare !! Our reservation was for 815 and we were promptly seated inside the restaurant not in the tent outside . After a round of drinks we ordered appetizers …. Well we thought we did ! After an hour and another round of drinks we asked where our apps were ? The waiter says he shan’t order them because we didn’t give him our entree order so he didn’t order our apps !!! Wtf ? We were sitting there for an hour with no bread or anything !! Then a nice manager came over and apologized for the lack of service and gave us a Shpeil about the kitchen wants it that way but we explained that a lot of times we were eating our apps and then 2 seconds later our entrees apoeared . We didn’t want to rush and at 930 there were 2 other tables there so clearly no need to turn the table and at 930 ???? Anyway we ordered entrees veal Milanese which was like leather and had to be returned they forgot our zucchini flowers and after a failed attempt to bring all 4 dinners out at the same time we folded and left …… unreal and embarrassing
  32. IZ

    IviZ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Good portions. Great service. Def recommend.
  33. NR

    NicoleR

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and DJ on Friday nights-- we had the seafood tower, cesar salad, pasta, pork chop, and LOTS of drinks!!
  34. F

    Foodie

    Atlantic City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another Fabulous meal and new summer cocktails….. we dined outdoors which is absolutely gorgeous…they had an outdoor bar open where we enjoyed our first cocktail ….5 stars Bottagra. GREAT JOB !!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were amazing!
  36. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never been disappointed at this place that’s for sure. Love the menu always have specials everything is always on point went Friday night and enjoy the outside dining under the tent with the DJ was awesome
  37. NP

    NickyP

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful! Atmosphere was energetic and the outside dining screams ownership is thrilled Covid happens, they doubled their dining area! The food was acceptable.
  38. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The meal was delicious and the portions are generous. My Cosmo was just perfect just like our friendly and knowledgeable waiter . Will definitely return again soon
  39. PN

    ProudNJTeacher

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a fabulous find! The food was outstanding and service terrific! We ate indoors but were impressed when seeing the outdoor area. Kudos to our server Luis C. who was so friendly and made sure we were satisfied. We will definitely return
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful and tasty birthday celebration dinner! The staff is very friendly and attentive but also gave us space to chat. Our meal was delicious! We will be back!

FAQs

Bottagra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 423-4433.

Bottagra is rated 4.7 stars by 1163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bottagra

80 Wagaraw Road, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lafayette

  • Neighborhood

    Hawthorne

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue, Wed, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Carbonaro/Robert Vicari

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 423-4433

  • Catering

    Bottagra offers a full off-site and on premise. Catering menu available anytime.

  • Private party facilities

    For a Private dining experience, Bottagra Restaurant offers three separate and very distinct rooms. Perfectly suited for corporate events, intimate weddings, or even just a casual dinner with friends our facilities can cater to all you needs. Our Private Dining Room, with seating for up to twenty, features french doors and separate butlers entrance. Our Lounge, with space for fifteen, has an inviting fireplace as well as flat screen television with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities. Lastly our Wine Room is large enough to accommodate forty quests and is accented with another fireplace and also showcases Bottagra"s extensive collection of fine wines from around the world.

  • Private party contact

    Robert Vicari: (973) 423-4433

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