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About Bottagra

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 Carbonara 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.

80 Wagaraw Road
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Lafayette

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 423-4433

Website:
http://www.bottagra.com/

Catering:
Bottagra offers a full off-site and on premise. Catering menu available anytime.

Parking Details:
Valet parking offered on the weekend. Private lot available anytime.

Executive Chef:
Carlo Carbonaro/Robert Vicari

Private Party Facilities:
For a Private dining experience, Bottagra Restaurant offers three separate and very distinct rooms. Perfectly suited for corporate events, intimate weddings, or even just a casual dinner with friends our facilities can cater to all you needs. Our Private Dining Room, with seating for up to twenty, features french doors and separate butlers entrance. Our Lounge, with space for fifteen, has an inviting fireplace as well as flat screen television with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities. Lastly our Wine Room is large enough to accommodate forty quests and is accented with another fireplace and also showcases Bottagra"s extensive collection of fine wines from around the world.

Private Party Contact:
Robert Vicari: (973) 423-4433

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bottagra Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We have eaten at Bottagra's a few times and each visit has been wonderful. The staff is exceptional. We have never had anyone that isn't great at what they do. We will be returning and have been recommending this restaurant to our friends and family.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Romantic, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Picked place for belated birthday dinner. Entry was quick and cordial. Shown to table straight away. Wait staff very professional. So far so good.

I ordered tuna appy which was described as sesame coated and when plated was coated in black pepper. Too spicy for my taste. Had it been described correctly would not have ordered it. Hubby ordered carpaccio. Very nice presentation and quite tasty. Fresh and delish.
My entree choice was veal chop med rare. The flavors were amazing but the chop was served rare. Too rare for my liking so I picked at the outer cooked portion and the center was taken away uneaten. Waste of a $40 entree. Hubbies entree was striped bass. Served over black truffle risotto. Excellent choice. Very nice dish.
Home made sorbet and gelato was excellent.
Overall it was a nice time.

Note to self order meat med and not med rare.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We've been going for a few years now and Never been disappointed. Bottagra is amazing. We've had our engagement party, bridal shower, mothers day, thanksgiving, new years and have brought many friends. It's sooo good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very disappointed, to start they didn't have 2 bottles of wine that were listed, the third bottle was fair at best. My shrimp scampi was mushy way overcooked, my wife's veal too thick and the sauce too thick. Both boys were disappointed in their pasta dishes. Saving grace, we had a gift certificate. Wouldn't recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was ok...nothing special but appetizers were overpriced for what you got.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Friends Holiday Dinner was amazing as usual ...This place never disappoints from the cocktails with their unique glassware to the food down to the choice of music playing in the background ! We all split a few items on the menu and specials and shared everything family style so we can each get a taste ! The owner is constantly walking around greeting everyone making sure all the guests are well taken care of!!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas eve we arrived about 7:30. Service was very slow-too slow. We waited an hour and fifteen minutes for our appetizers.

Food was good but overall too slow.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our first visit to the restaurant. It was on Christmas Eve so I would expect things were different than on a typical night. Very crowded which caused a little confusion about the reservation. The food was prepared well and serve . I certainly will go back and enjoy it again on a more typical evening without the added excitement of Christmas Eve

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious food, great service, friendly staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It's our favorite restaurant, with the best staff and incredible food. We never leave disappointed and we've never had a bad meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food and service were excellent. However the Christmas Eve menu was too limited .

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great night for my moms birthday

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have been many times. With family. With friends. Holidays. I love the ambience, the food and the spaciousness.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, great service! It was noisy, but it didn’t bother us too much. Definitely will return.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome as always! Thanks Joe...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always love coming back to this place. Consistently excellent in every category. Thanks, Bottagra, for another fabulous dining experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good on all counts. Would return and recommend Bottagra.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I liked the pre-fix menu and my friend really like the pasta with the squid.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a great meal with sensational service and perfect ambiance.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was excellent! Service very friendly and attentive. Restaurant is very loud; hard to hear the people sitting at your table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were excellent

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Disabled Access, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As always, everything was terrific! Starting with the appetizer dinner and dessert, everything was excellent! Our waiter was also great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amazing food Very courteous and knowledgeable staff would go back again without question

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food is always good!
Stuff is very friendly
One of my favorite places in Bergen county

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Amazing Italian food. Very creative combination of ingredients. The service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic
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