Bottagra

4.5
1125 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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LouiseG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner for my birthday and I was not disappointed. The food was amazing, I highly recommend the minestrone soup appetizer, it was amazing! Our waiter Edwin went above and beyond to make my evening special. I can’t wait to go back!

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Fussyfoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always consistent ..Saturday's are our favorite night with Drew the singing DJ.Food & service top notch.

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vipqueenie
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Like the ambience but noise level very loud and not exactly a safe place to be during these times as tables are very close together. Mixed reviews on the food. Sicilian ribeye very fatty but pork chop delicious. Will try again to see if we can make better choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A freezing cold winter night, I requested a table next to the fireplace and wow! It was like a private home setting. Everything was fantastic and I can’t wait to return💫👌🏻

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JimF
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love this restaurant but last night we got stuck in a side room where there was a patrician up to section off a birthday party - all men - that was very loud and ruined really intruded on our evening and experience. Food and service was great as always. Just wish they out that loud party in a private room.

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NonnaLinda
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I went to Bottagra on Saturday night for the first time and the food was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent. Our waiter came by often to ask if everything was ok and if we needed anything else. The service was amazing. So glad we did not get extra side dishes because I couldnt finish the veggies that came with the Filet Mignon which was the best Filet I have had in a long time. We will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lychee martini “Naughty Elf” was delish. We had the arancins as an appy & they were delicious! I had Veal Francase and the veal was like butter. My husband had Shrimp Scampi and enjoyed it but was a bit to lemony. The Italian Zeppoli’s for dessert were to die for! Will definitely go back!!

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vipMarta
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fantastic meatballs and delicious potato and hot peppers! Generous portions..... only down side was the draft that kept coming in every time the front door wad opened...

Despite this, a great meal indeed....

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Reneelanier60
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went on Christmas Eve.. We will be returning as we are very fond of the Food and Cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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Rangers
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I can't believe that this restaurant fries everything in one oil pot according to our waiter. My son has a shell fish allergy, so this made the menu very limited. We couldnt order arancini, fried calamari or chicken rollatini. We asked for an exception to have the food cooked separately but we were told no. Any other restaurants have never been an issue. It was 2 o'clock in the afternoon and for the first hour of our meal we were literally the only patrons in the dining room. After about an hour three people came in and the one person told the waiter that she is vegetarian and he told her the same thing. That vegetables are fried in same oil As shell fish.

As far as the seven fishes dish, I believe it was over priced for the amount of fish that was in the plate.

The quality of the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice but bathroom was a mess.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great. Noise level was very high.

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Jlago
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo was our amazing waiter. He provided excellent service as did everyone else!!

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NatalieK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Everything was fantastic. From the minute we sat down to the minute we left to get our car. Food was great, service was great, ambience was cozy, comfortable and elegant.

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xiongboen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Went to celebrate wife’s birthday on a Sunday evening. Called ahead a few days prior to make sure it would be a quiet night with no large events/parties. The restaurant assured me there were no large events on Sunday nights. We arrived to a see a large tent out front with a huge wedding reception and inside the entire indoor dining room was booked full for a huge party with a clubbing atmosphere. We were put in a small adjoining room sandwiched between the two events and treated to dueling baselines all night. Very disappointing…

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vipvickyf
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t stay. We were seated between two
Large very loud parties. It was impossible to hear anything.

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TaraJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice establishment. Very friendly. The Land and Sea meal was excellent. I’d prefer a choice of baked potato or mash.

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rayl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fun, active, festive yet noisy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Horrible start to the night. Bottagra calls their guests to confirm reservations and wether you will be sitting inside or outside in their tent. I specifically said "absolutely inside". The woman on the phone said "but we have heaters and live entertainment outside". I said no thanks "we like being indoors." Fast-forward to the hostess stand. "Right this way" to the tent. I said please check again I requested indoor dining on open table and confirmed that on the phone call from the restaurant. After waiting a few minutes we were told that there were no more tables available inside. At almost 6:30 on a Saturday, alternative options weren't realistic. We reluctantly go to a table in the tent. We sit down and become aware of the noticeable declining pitch that the table and chairs are set on. Table wobbly, chairs slightly tilted. My wife has equilibrium issues and immediately let me know she was feeling off. Awesome. The hostess apologized and said she would "tell someone". The service was meh, I had to flag down the waiter after having an empty glass for 5 minutes. The bar and kitchen speed are pretty quick. Appetizers were fine. Drinks were good so kudos to the bartenders. Pasta was a little softer than I like but the sauce was good. We noticed the table next to us getting up and moving to a different table. An owner, assisting with the move saw me looking over and asked if everything was good. After hearing what had happened he asked if we wanted to move indoors and if there was anything he could do. Already situated, 2 courses and a couple of drinks down,  in we stayed where we were. Entree's we're good. Desert was ok. Espresso and more drinks. Bill came, no adjustment. I mentioned that to the waiter and he came back with 2 drinks comped. This was the first time our experience wasn't up to par at Bottagra, out of the other many times we've been here.

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MarinaS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, so was the service. The atmosphere was great making it a fun experience. The prices are a little high, but overall it was a very good night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great experience just felt a little rushed when asked to place order for appetizers and entree at same time.

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Aprilam
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and the service is wonderful. I can't say enough about this place always a great meal it never disappoints. And an added surprise was the live music last night the guy was fantastic.

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jerseydiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, great ambiance, exceptional food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food and service were great. Requested an indoor table and we were seated in a tent outside that was very cold. It was 40 degrees outside and the heaters they had just weren’t doing the job. My suggestion would be to get more heaters or honor the indoor seating reservation. It may be getting too cold to be having a tent outside for dining.

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MelissaFR
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My first time there, everyone else in our party had been there before. We went for 3 birthdays. Great service, appetizers were great, dinner was good, desserts were amazing!! Cheese cake and peanut butter pie 😍. Staff was outstanding!!! We’ll definitely be back!!

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vipwannabeafoodcritc
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Bottagra many times and it remains one of our favorite restaurants. Good drinks, great food and spot on service.

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carolh
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all had a wonderful time and the Food was FANTASTIC!

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vipJosephineC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Long time customers. Used to love this place, but since COVID it is all about Huge groups - inside & out. Loud, thumping music. Limited Menu - very reduced and quality of food is significantly less good. Hate the huge tables of 10 to 20 people. Most smaller tables 2 or 4 were empty. We now understand why. Will not return.

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Foodie
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We sat outside in their outdoor dining space and it was very comfortable considering it was a cold night. Wine and cocktail list very creative. Chocolate lava cake was a hit for the table. We will be coming back soon.
Keep up the good work !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food Great vibe
Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was beautiful! Our food was amazing I got Blue Point oysters WOW, so fresh. Definitely will be returning.

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AnneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We have eaten at Bottagra many times & loved it. Last night we went & it wasn't very good at all & since it is very pricey, we were very disappointed. The chicken in my chicken marsala was VERY tough. I had to ask for a steak knife to cut it! My friend ordered pasta bolognese (which she's had there many times) & it was extremely watery & disappointing. Plus it was so noisy that we couldn't hear each other talk. Needless to say we won't be going back there anytime soon!

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vipFrankB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and the phone was delicious! Highly recommend.

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FrancescaC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very courteous and nice. The room was quiet and spaced apart and our waiter wore a mask at all times.

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brucel
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Calamari was delicious,
Entree's are a bit pricey and portions were ok.
Will return for special occasions.

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ThomasM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent as always!

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vipAssuntaT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A favorite place! ALWAYS get the spinach malfatti for an appetizer, it's soooo good. Everyone enjoyed their dinner but we did have to send a pork chop entree back because it was really dry and overcooked. The replacement was great but didn't have the fancy sweet potato puree (though it was still delicious). Staff was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were amazing, great atmosphere but would’ve liked for our waiter was a little more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

FAQs

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

Bottagra is rated 4.5 stars by 1125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.