Excellent service, Martini and wine. The menu is very creative and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. It wasn't a special occasion but our waiter made it feel like one.
The staff at Bottagra was friendly and accommodating and went out of their way to make us comfortable. They were willing to make food in any way we wanted and were concerned that it was to our liking. We had a wonderful dining experience
Better than the last time!!! My now "go to" spot for any occasion!!!
Food is very good. However, the specials were a bit overpriced. Stick to the regular menu.
First time at restaurant.
Very odd location -- next to a place that sells giant (and I mean GIANT) tires.
My meal -- chicken parm was very good. Wife thought the special spinach fettuccine had too much pancetta and some of it was under cooked. I tried it and liked it however.
Service is good. One odd thing -- I asked the woman who sat us if there was a wine list and the request seemed to throw her. Unsure if most people just buy by the glass or if she was new. Not a big deal, our waiter brought the list. It's just never happened before.
I plan on going back to try a second time!
We frequent Bottogra and they never disappoint. They know what it means to make an amazing dish and their service is unbelievable.
It was our first time at Bottagra, after hearing wonderful things we decided to give it a try. I had specifically requested to be sat away from the main dining area, upon our arrival they had our table set up in our own private room. It was perfect. The service was impeccable. We never once looked around for our waiter. There was always somebody around to fill up our glasses. The food was great and they did a nice job creating a vegan dish for my father. Like others have noted, the zeppoles were phenomenal! Also, very family friendly. We brought our 2 year old daughter with us and they made us feel very welcomed. We are planning on going back for another wonderful meal.
We LOVE this place! I never open my menu bc there IS always something on the specials that I get!!! It's a MUST TRY!!!
The restaurant is trying to be an upscale establishment with their valet parking and higher menu prices, but the interior does not carry that feeling. The drapes that are used to separate the bar from the restaurant give an "unclean" feeling as does the ugly brown carpeting. If they are trying to promote this place as an upscale establishment, they need to upgrade their decor. Aside from the decor, the food was good. The service could have been a little more attentive. The waiter was right there as soon as we sat down to take our order but once the food came out, we never saw him again until it was time to deliver the check.
Just about everything I ordered at Bottagra was great, and the portions were generous for a higher end establishment like this. Only reason I didn't rate it five-stars is because the dessert was lackluster -- I was hoping for the molten chocolate brownie advertised on the website, and had to settle for a chocolate panna cotta that had recently replaced the brownie; it just wasn't that great, and the other dessert options seemed pretty pointless as well.
While there were few surprises on the menu, our experience was delightful. I had a pasta dish that I would order again and they were very accommodating in allowing me to change the type of pasta in this dish. I would definitely dine here again. Service was superb - faultless.
We tried this place for a family dinner based on reviews here and by co-workers. It's a strange place. Food and service were strictly fine dining, and excellent. Very good selection of wines by the glass. Cavernous room and enormous table -- very loud and hard to talk. White tablecloths but ugly old brown carpet and no candles. Sports on the TV and no music playing. Casually dressed local neighborhood crowd. I came away thinking that the place just doesn't know what it wants to be -- is it fine dining or a neighborhood bar? Might go back for the food, but definitely not for the ambiance. A bit of a let down...
We have eaten at Bottagra many times for dinner. The food is alway enjoyable although our server was lacking a personality. Overall a nice place to dine with friends.
as usual a great meal. been here more times than I can count and the reviews always the same.
Everything about this restaurant is excellent; the food, decor, staff, service and ambiance! Pricing is reasonable based on the quality of food and portion size! Cannot wait to return!
Mother's Day buffet had two rooms of food. Something to please every palette! Nice friendly service also for drinks.
This was the first time at this restaurant - I was pleasantly surprised. Food was very good as was the service. The hosted greeted us with big "hello" and was very friendly.
First time at bogratta and it did not disappoint. Food was very good and a nice upbeat atmosphere. Excellent bar! Delicious desserts! A bit pricey but not over the top. I will go back.
The service was excellent, from the valet parking thru desert. The appetizers, and desert outshined the main course although, but very good as well. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting an evening out at a high energy spot. The bar was lively and well stocked. It is a louder crowd in my opinion.
I prefer a quieter place personally, but had a very good experience at do recommend it.......Bottargra!!!
The food, ambiance and service at Bottagra are always fabulous. It's no wonder it is always so busy!
I used to live a few blocks away from here but never went b/c the place that was there before was just terrible. After a few good reviews from friends, we decided to try it for our anniversary dinner. It's beautiful, the food was amazing, the service was top notch, first class.
There's valet parking, an extensive wine list and we for a little while it felt like we were back in Italy having a fantastic meal. I'd highly recommend this place to anyone.
Had a great time and wonderful food! Went while visiting friends from Hawthorne and everyone enjoyed the meal.
We were a group of 4 ladies and wished to sit and enjoy a cocktail prior to dinner. The waiter never rushed us. The food was very good from the appetizers through desserts, especially the biscotti. We plan on going back with a larger group to enjoy the private room. A very nice location for a Friday night out.
high energy atmosphere, a bit loud so know that it is not the right seting for a quiet conversation.
Having never been there before, and seeing the area where the building is, I wasn't sure what to make of it. The valet service was nice, and everything inside is dark, moody and spacious - like a cave where food makes up for how much brown there is. The food IS the reason you're there. With over a dozen specials on a Friday night, and a menu that just begs to be explored, it's a great romantic and slightly dressy date night. Counting appetizer, entrees, dessert and coffee, the price makes this not a regular dinner spot, but we were never rushed over the three hours we dined. This is absolutely a place to go back to.
We discovered this place a few years back and can't stop coming back week after week. The food is spectacular and the staff is like family. Don't bother looking at the menu, as their specials list is just as long and, in my opinion, has the best options. Although if you like the traditional Italian dishes with a twist, then you'll find them on the menu. And at the end, get the zeppolis!! Out of control delicious! The restaurant has private rooms for parties, intimate booths for a romantic gathering, or a broad dining room where you have room to move and not feel like you are having dinner with the couples next to you. The staff is phenomenal; they are great at steering you to their best dishes if you are undecided. Enjoy this place!
Were seated at table outside the kitchen area, asked for a change it seems the area is saved for the Maitre D to wait . Our waiter did not come to the table. The Bus boy did ask us about water the Danny/Maitre finally got us a drink menu and recited specials did an amazing job. I split a salad with my wife, came undresed. cowboy steak sounded amazing we had to order it. explained it is so big plenty for 2 it was such a large piece of meat for $70.00. The bus boy brought us appetizer plates for it. Well we could have actually used them since the steak was awful, not enough for one no less 2. Fatty. Requested the MaitreD and when my wife went off on him he walked away and did not try to rectify the problem. Avoided us as we left. Unacceptable
36 oz Cowboy Ribeye was off the charts! Service as always was top notch. Great job guys!
We had an excellent dinner experience! Service was excellent. Food was superb! I've told all my friends and certainly plan on going back!!
Fun night with great food great service will be back very soon!!!!
Better then capital grill, food was hands down the best I've ever had in 40 years on this ball of dirt. Took my wife out for a new beginning, and didn't even get drinks but the prices are reasonable for the class of people there. Valet parking, easy to find and they make you feel like you are the only people there. Staff was top notch. It was a little noisy but as groups left it was much more relaxing. Wasn't annoying loud in there as you can hold a low conversation. Plenty of room around the tables. Little over 100 for two specials. Swordfish was mouth watering, even the salad was amazing, fresh and great texture. The dressing was perfect compliment to the apple slices and chick peas and lettuce greens.Just in awe how well the food tasted.
Very good. I'll be back in a month or so. I enjoyed the wines by glass and the meal was terrific.
Reservation was for 7:45 and we were seated at that exact time. We were not asked to go to the bar just so they could make some extra money like most restaurants do.
We had 4 courses and all were amazing. Our waiter and rest of the staff was extremely knowledgeable and polite and not overbearing.
Only thing out of a special Appetizer by 8:00.
Not a place for kids, this is an adult only.
we went for valentines day and the food was great.
Outstanding food. Service a little slow. I would recommend and come back again.
Food was splendid ... waiter made a great drink recommendation for my wife who was looking for something different but sweet.
Enjoyed a very nice dinner at this restaurant. Went with my girlfriend and was taken care of nicely by the very friendly staff. Enjoyed a cocktail before we were seated at the bar. The waiters were very friendly and made sure we had a good time. Food was great and my girlfriend enjoyed the gluten free pasta options. I tried her pasta and could not even tell it was gluten free. Overall between the food and service, I had a great dinner and would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Great for a nice night out.
Food was very good. Fried calamari was cooked to perfection, crisp not chewy. Sauce was delish. Short Rib dish with risotto was excellent with very tender and good sauce. A touch too salty with the risotto. Waitstaff was attentive and extremely helpful. Only downside for me was the dining room is very loud and a bit crowded.
We enjoyed the meal very much I had the short rib special and my husband had the seafood special with linguini. Both dishes were excellent . Service was very good. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions on what to order especially the fig cocktail which was excellent.. The noise level unfortunately is very high which made it difficult to talk without yelling, so I think if I return to Bottagra it will be on a week night instead of a busy Saturday.
Enjoyed a nice drink at the beauitful bar before dinner. The food was excellent and fresh!