Bottagra

4.5
1108 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.

Experiences

  • Thursday Dinner Party

    Multiple dates available

    Join us every Thursday for the hottest weekly dinner party. Come for dinner and stay for the ultimate late-night experience-stellar cuisine and the hottest DJ beats.

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
What 1108 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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vipwannabeafoodcritc
New York Area
66 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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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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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
6 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

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paullags
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing to add

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vipFoodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Do not sit outside if you want a pleasant dining experience. The music is loud, the service is slow and they seat large private parties outside.

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vipGerriC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our first visit. Overall D. Just not good. Upon arrival we were seated immediately however our table was in a horrible area we asked to have our table moved but the evening did not improve. Appetizers took 40 minutes and our server was busy with way too many tables. Our dinners were overcooked and cold. We will not return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. When the restaurant is full , very noisy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, the food delicious and everything perfect.

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vipMarkE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the ambiance to the food and the service
All great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal At Bottagra! I had fresh oysters to start and veal parmigiana for dinner. Ooh and 2 of the blood orange Manhattans

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TinaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! Lots of items to chose from and not the typical same Italian you can get anywhere.

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AshleyW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Such a great first experience here! Pulled up not knowing what to expect because I have never dined out in Hawthorne, but what a pleasant surprise! The food was wonderful and the portions were great. Will definitely be back!

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MicheleD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Staff is attentive but not overbearing. Accomodating.

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TaraK
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the tent was gorgeous. The waiter was very friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night. Been here many times because it’s one of the more consistently good restaurants in our area.

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GiselaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was average. Service was excellent!

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vipWorldTraveler
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as always but now they have introduced a "non cash item" to the bill, i.e., they are now charging their customers for using a credit card. A very cheap practice for what was a classy establishment. I don't mind paying a fair price for a meal, but I don't like customer unfriendly practices like these. Very petty.

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Aprilam
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and the service is superb. I highly recommend this place, have a cocktail before dinner or after dinner drink at their beautiful bar or do both!

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PaulaT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dj/singer played such a wide variety of music. We took a group of 17year Olds and a separate table of adults and everyone had a great time. Food was delicious. Staff was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Would have given higher stars except that we were charged $9 because we used a credit card instead of cash. Outrageous 🤮

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CaitlinH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary! The food was delicious and the staff was incredibly attentive.

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ScottN
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Service is always great. Bartenders Ryan and bobby are great. Atmosphere is very nice. Love the outdoor tent area. Valet car service. Would love to be at one of the Thursday night parties but hard to get in.

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MiltonG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Compared to other restaurants we frequent we found the tiramisu lacking. All other parts of our meals were outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I had the filet and it was cooked perfectly.

FAQs

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

Bottagra is rated 4.5 stars by 1108 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.