Bottega

4.7
661 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
There is a neighborhood feel to this friendly Upper East Side Restaurant. Old fashion cuisine, exceptional wine list and warm attentive service. Bottega Restaurant serves fresh, flavorful upscale Italian dishes prepared from the finest ingredients. If you have a special occasion to celebrate, or a business meeting, our menu offers more to choose from. We look forward to sharing our passion for good food and warm service and welcome you as our guests.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shoutout to Rene for fabulous service! Wonderful meal.

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vipSparky
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fortunately got one of the few tables for two that is well protected from other tables. Salmon was delicious and Service was very good and the waiter had a great sense of humor. Have eaten here many times and always pleased.

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vipRfc43
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had outdoor seating which on second Avenue during rush hour was a little noisy. But once conversation started you didn’t notice.
The service and food were excellent, nice wine list price range, reasonable. Wonderful experience.

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vipSharonH
New York Area
400 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great job with COVID cautions.
Would go again and send my friends.
Good food. Good service.

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CelineB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian from the heart of New York City. Loved it!

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vipTraumamd
London
144 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great outdoor space though not sure how it will work for the winter. The food is good. The service is always excellent. Local favorite.

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vipBelshazzar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian food as good as in a trattoria in Rome or Venice: Saltimbocca was excellent; Linguini alla vongole perfectly seasoned and the pasta al dente. Two glasses of very nice Barbaresco served at the right temperature. Unobtrusive excellent service, tables well distanced,

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vipMichelleF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Another lovely evening at Bottega. I would recommend though that the gentleman singing right next to the sidewalk tables perhaps move inside or a bit further away as he was terribly loud (the singing and the music). It was very difficult to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor room. Had lunch and the food was delicious.

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vipMagnus
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

How does one say this any more plainly? This is a good restaurant in every sense and they deserve to be supported. The food is dependably good. The service is warm and friendly. And the prices are most affordable.

Give out Mayor and Governor the gesture they deserve. Support your neighborhood restaurants like Bottega and keep them in business.

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vipkknyc
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner outside at Bottega. The manager helped us find just the right table, and the team service was attentive and charming. The food and drinks were great. Will return soon, thanks!

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vipPhilip002
London
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great authentic food and excellent service. Our waiter was clearly knowledgeable and gracefully maneuvered the pandemic safety requirements. Sidewalk eating, even under the awning presents its noise challenges but so be it. Fun lunch worth repeating.

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vipJP01
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anthony and staff are wonderful. Always make every meal enjoyable.

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vipjanep
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food served in a lovely setting. Pleasant, professional staff. A neighborhood gem. Will continue to return over and over.

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vipSparky
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner. Good food and service. Appreciated restaurant following most Covid rules. Will èat there again soon.

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vipDLWTOYS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent UES neighborhood restaurant. Congenial staff. Food great. Have eaten there many times. Always great !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No era un agradable lugar

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vipFrenchsk8
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottega never disappoints. They have done an amazing job to keep everyone safe with plexiglass dividers. The staff is as attentive as always. The food is as delicious as always. It’s our favorite neighborhood restaurant

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vipKarenP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very courteous and well prepared for social distancing. The food and wine were excellent. Seating was well planned and executed for covid guidelines. My friends and I had a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipKelly64
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Caesar Salad was dry and plain the last two times I ordered it. Needs a little oil and anchovies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was yummy and a big serving. Prices are high, but NYC appropriate I’m sure.

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vipBarbie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food snd service! We went for lunch and made reservations for dinner. We are glad we were recommended this lovely restaurant as we go into Manhattan 6-10x a year (before the pandemic) and this restaurant will be added to our must go list.

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vipMindyF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever,
A little gem .
I could eat there every night .

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suburbanite
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food (calamaretti) was OK; the desert (multi-berry tart) was excellent (worth coming back for). I did not like that there was no wine list and no desert menu; the water recited both by heart but it is impossible to make a rational choice that way. As I was saying, I was very happy with the desert; less so with the wine (house sauvignon blank) which was on the tart side.

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vipLynnO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! The food is always delicious, serious excellent, and the ambiance is superb!

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vipArty
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good food, good service, very nice outdoor setting

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and everything was excellent. The manager even came over regularly to see how we were doing. The wine selection was great and service was on point. Would recommend to one looking for authentic Italian cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Highly recommend the ravioli and a glass of Pinot noir.

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vipconstantinac
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even outdoor, a perfect experience. Good, service, everything was wonderful.

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vipElaineC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I go often. Food is consistent and reasonable prices. Large outdoor searing

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vipBigbang13
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Food was better than i expected. The service was also good with several members of the staff really working as a team.

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vipMagnus
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a restaurant that deserves to be supported! Antonio and his staff are trying very hard to accommodate his guests despite being barred by our incompetent Mayor from seating people inside.

The food is fresh, tasty and moderately priced. The wine list is good and not expensive. The wait staff are accommodating but not intrusive.

Really great combination. Keep them alive!!

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vipScorpioNYC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and service at Bottega are very good indeed. I happened to dine there at noon on a workday. It was a hot and humid day at our table outdoors and the noise from street traffic was loud. Such is life in Manhattan these days.

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vipLynnO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was delicious, my pasta dish was wonderful and my date’s chicken entrée was the best he’d ever had.
The ambience was lovely, sitting outside on a nice Saturday evening. We look forward to returning soon!

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vipadeler
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time dining out during this pandemic. Seating outside was socially distanced and back from street. Waiters attentive and wore their masks. Looking forward to more outdoor dining.

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vipSibylM
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Large outdoor seating area in front of the restaurant, but not in a blocked off area of the street like some other restaurants. Service was fantastic, pasta was fresh/homemade and delicious. We were there until closing but were never made to feel rushed.

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MaryZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice sidewalk seating area. Food was very good and nice size portions. Service was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sidewalk seating, but the service and dinner was great. I’d highly recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor patio. Great service and delicious food!

FAQs

Bottega offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 288-5282.

Bottega is rated 4.7 stars by 661 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.