Great night for my moms birthday
I have been many times. With family. With friends. Holidays. I love the ambience, the food and the spaciousness.
This restaurant is consistently first rate. The food is excellently prepared, and the service is top-notch. Very accommodating on substitutions. Nicely spaced tables adds to the ambiance. I always order the Chicken Fantasia, which has all my favorite ingredients - porcini mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes to go along with the chicken. My wife said her grilled salmon with broccoli rabe was terrific. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Everything wonderful as usual. Only issue is there is never fresh mint at the bar to make a mojito. Other than that food is delicious! Always!
Food was excellent, and they allowed us to mix & match sauces & sides. Heavily accented waiter was friendly, but difficult to understand, and was clearly giving preference to the larger parties, brought us the wrong wine. Twice. Hope this was just an isolated incident, as we would love to return for the great food.
We dined at our favorite restaurant, Bottagra, after being away for a few months, and we are happy to say that the service and food as fabulous as always. Two standouts were the escargot over risotto and the lamb Bolognese over calamari shaped pasta with a dollop of fresh ricotta. These two special selections nicely complemented several other appetizers and entries we enjoyed that are listed on the daily menu. The waiters are first rate – friendly and efficient without being pretentious.
It’s been about ten years since Bottagra opened its doors, and through the hard work and creative efforts of the two chef-owners Robert Vicari and Carlo Carbonaro, Bottagra keeps getting better. We recently went to a well-known Manhattan restaurant, and though we had a great dining experience, our dinner at Bottagra was even better!
The food was amazing...and the zeppole dessert with the chocolate dipping sauce was crazy good! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone, especially since the food is great and the prices are very reasonable.
Great food, great service! It was noisy, but it didn’t bother us too much. Definitely will return.
Awesome as always! Thanks Joe...
Always love coming back to this place. Consistently excellent in every category. Thanks, Bottagra, for another fabulous dining experience.
Absolute gem, tucked into a random location. Get past all the warehouses, and you find a sweet space- with special food. My sea bass special was superb, and I tend to judge on seafood. Our waiter Joe was fantastic, and knowledgeable. We’ll be back again.
Very good on all counts. Would return and recommend Bottagra.
I was very disappointed in my dinner, my husbands was fine. I have fish with pumpkin risotto, the fish had no flavor and the risotto was worse. the older woman working there was a bit unprofessional and too touchy feely. She was rubbing my husband shoulder and all over him, mind you she never met us before. the noise level was over the top loud.
I liked the pre-fix menu and my friend really like the pasta with the squid.
Amazing as always!! It was a quiet night being it was Halloween but service and food always on point. Wine Down Tuesday special alone is well worth dining out on a Tuesday night. Every bottle of wine under $100 is 1/2 price...it’s a steal!! We will be back!
Always a great meal with sensational service and perfect ambiance.
Food was excellent! Service very friendly and attentive. Restaurant is very loud; hard to hear the people sitting at your table.
The food, service and ambiance were excellent
What another great night out at Bottagra! This restaurant never fails us from the wonderful cocktails to the best Italian food in the area! We were sat in the private room tonight which was cozy and quiet as there was a big event going on in the main dining area. 5 stars
I have been here at least 8 times and never had a bad meal. The service has always been spot on. I've thrown private parties there with rave reviews. Highly recommended.
Friday night 7pm reservation. Ran out of special - not sure how you run out on a Fri night at 7 but... Replaced my fish with another - not as good. My wife's veal Milanese was a little charred on the bottom.
Fig special was really good.
Overall - nice place but really expensive for the food. Not sure I would rush back.
This restaurant has an extensive menu and the food is very good.
Place can get a bit noisy on weekends.
There are two nice sized private rooms and a banquet room for larger groups.
Service us excellent.
We went for my son’s annual birthday dinner amongst other occasions . We love everything from the specials to the regular menu. It’s never a disappointment always a delicious meal . We look forward to coming back and enjoying another amazing meal.
As always, everything was terrific! Starting with the appetizer dinner and dessert, everything was excellent! Our waiter was also great!
Amazing food Very courteous and knowledgeable staff would go back again without question
Food is always good!
Stuff is very friendly
One of my favorite places in Bergen county
I've been to Bottagra on many occasions. Often the music and crowd volume has been too loud. On this particular Thursday evening we were able to have pleasant conversation without battling the room noise.
I ordered two dishes that I rarely eat when out and both were excellent. I must applaud the "Sunday Sauce" - though I wish it included hot Italian sausage instead of sweet.
Service was friendly and attentive.
Looking forward to returning.
I can not get enough of this place. The food and service is impeccable. I highly recommend this place to any anyone for any type of event.
Amazing Italian food. Very creative combination of ingredients. The service was excellent.
went as a curiosity, well, we were sad it took us so long. the filet mignon soup, (YES SOUP) was rich and flavorful. the rice balls although small, you got 4 and they were delicious. server (ro) was very pleasant and efficient. we totally enjoyed the evening and will return!
The food is consistently good, and a cut above the average Italian restaurants. Fresh ingredients combined with well prepared novel combinations make Bottagra a fabulous local restaurant. HIghly recommended.
GREAT MEAL. SERVICE EXCELLENT EXCEPT FOR BUSPERSON WHO NOISILY INTERRUPTED A CONVERSATION.
Impeccable food and wonderful service is part of the reason we drive the distance to fine here. We are never disappointed!
ONE OF THE BEST IN NEW JERSEY FOR GOOD ITALIAN FOOD.
Excellent food and very good quality and atmosphere and our waiter nick was the best
My wife and I took a friend for a birthday dinner. Everything turned out great - the food, the wine, and the service. The specials that were offered were all innovative fare and the ones we ordered were excellent. The noise level of a large room was very low making it great for conversation. We will definitely be coming back.
This was my first time and I absolutely loved my experience! My servers were so amazing. I came with my boyfriend and they were so accommodating to our needs. The food was great, I am very picky but my steak was cooked to perfection. I will most definitely come here again.
First of all I just want to say how amazing this restaurant is not only is the food authentic Italian cuisine but the service is phenomenal. When we first walked in the hostess was very kind, the server was on top of everything and our food was absolutely DELICIOUS. The decor of the place is also beautiful. The both of the owners rob and Carlo are very professional and care about their customers, food, and experience. Will definitely recommend to all friends and family and will definitely be going back!!
Was wonderful all around experience. Was not expecting to see such a beautiful restaurant, but was pleasantly surprised. My server Joe was extremely helpful and friendly. The fried calamari is the best I've had.
Awful and worst dinner ever. A diner has better food.