Bottagra

4.5
1103 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
What 1103 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FrancescaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
13 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
24 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.

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richardb
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my fiancée there for the first time and she was very impressed. I've been there several times and never had a bad meal. Top rated.

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EmanuelQ
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff, wonderful attention, great waiter

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FrankF
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Bottagra was delicious and such generous portions. Carlo and Rob are the best! Can’t wait to go back for dinner.

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vipDave
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Bottagra was excellent as always. We were surprised to find new charges on the bill when we paid our check. Non-cash surcharge is a first at Bottagra and now 20% gratuity was automatically added to the bill for a party of 4. We are generous tippers but we’re surprised to find this charge automatically applied for such a small party without any forewarning.

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Marpal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding! Highly recommend!

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vipddcha
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mother's Day meal was a bit disappointing. Kind of mind boggling when an Italian restaurant overcooks its pasta. Service was not very attentive, but I can understand the Mother's Day rush. I was given a seat in the "wine room" which I didn't really like either. I will be back again but will avoid during holidays and will be sure to ask for a table in the main dining room. And will not order pasta.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bottagra was a good place to dine, however, it has declined tremendously over the last year. The food quality and service is the worst hit and doesn't justify the high price. To add injury to insult, the waiter added a few items to the bill, and then tried to blame someone else for it. *he was the only one adding to the bill (I could see the wait area from my seat). **also, another customer had the same issue. What a shame that a good restaurant went down so badly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

A lack luster Mother’s Day dinner at Bottagra. Limited menus was not a surprise since it’s special occasion dining. Service was ok, seemed a bit diner like to us. The hostesses were not attentive nor did it seem they were old enough to understand good customer service practices. The food was ok but not outstanding as I had been told I could expect. Overall it was just ok.

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KarenB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable Mother's Day! Our servicer very nice & accommodating.

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Max81
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and ambiance. They accommodate diners with Celiac Disease. We will be back. Highly recommended!

FAQs

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

Bottagra is rated 4.5 stars by 1103 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.