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About Bottega

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.

1331 second ave
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 1!:00pm

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 288-5282

Website:
http://www.bottegany.com/

Executive Chef:
Carlos Contte

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bottega will be serving turkey for Thanksgiving (11/26) along with other special holiday dishes for both lunch and dinner.

Bottega Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for a Date (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything our party of four ordered was delicious. Service was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was very good, and the staff attentive and friendly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The meal was wonderful. We chose it for the proximity to the hotel and were not disappointed. The waiter was a gem which added to the experience. I would recommend that if you order the special that you ask the price of the dish as it was pretty pricey. Would definitely return to this restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The service was perfect, the ambiance lovely, the food delicious, the prices are reasonable. We think this place is a neighborhood find.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A no attitude Restaruant. Always happy to fill a special request if possible. Have not had a bad meal there.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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food5
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service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My fav in the neighborhood.? You get a lot of bang for your buck..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I always enjoy my lunch or dinner here. Nice surroundings, polite staff , always great food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It’s a pretty spot. Very good food. Tables nicely spaced so that you can hear a conversation at your own table. We have been there many times. This past Sat. Eve wait service could have been more attentive

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Best burata in the neighborhood & enough for 2. Excellent chicken parm. Service is great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Spur of the moment family get together. Food and service were all great. Attentive staff. Will return again when in NYC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went for my boyfriends birthday with his parents and mine. It was great. Food was incredible. Highly recommend the gnocchi. Ambiance was great. Decor was cute. Definitely worth it!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

With the exception of one of the 2 co-managers, this restaurant is by far one of the best I’ve tried in NYC. Service was 8/10, food was 10/10. This was a birthday occasion, and they could’ve cared less. Nothing special at or the end of dinner like most restaurants in NYC. Which brings me to what really rubbed me wrong, the one co-Manager who was rude and condescending; also, we were never read the specials. The waiter was somewhat rude at first but warmed up. The food is superb, the wine list extensive and reasonable. I’d go again but would definitely avoid the one maitre’d . And if you’re going to CE,berate a special occasion, make sure someone who cares knows.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As always, a very enjoyable and delicious evening.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our waiter Alex was a gem. We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Bottega. Most of us ate great Italian food but one had the traditional turkey dinner and it was delicious.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

NEVER DISAPPOINTED WITH THE SERVICE, FOOD AND VALUE FOR THE VALUE FOR THE MONEY. TRY TO DINE AT BOTTEGA AT LEAST EVERY FEW WEEKS. NEVER TIRE OF THE RESTAURANT. SERVICE IS EXCEPTIONAL WITH FOOD TO MATCH. HAVE DINED AT BOTTEGA NUMEROUS TIMES AND NEVER A DISAPPOINTMENT.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Consistently delicious food and great service.m at reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent food. Pleasant and helpful servers. Quiet at lunch. I’ll be back

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is a friendly local Italian with good service and food. Delighted we found it at last!

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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nice neighborhood venue with excellent service and well priced for the Upper East. Recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent entrees, fair pasta, decent variety wine list. Attentive service. Very classy neighborhood restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The resturant was set up very nicely clean and warm feeling. The staff was great and food was excellent. Will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We met friends from the UK for the second year in a row, and went back to Bottega for dinner again! It was that good and didn't break the bank. Great wine list, great menu, and great ambiance!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good food, good service, but too noisy at prime dinner time. Tough to have a quiet conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Took our daughter here for a special night out. The polenta appetizer was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We both had three course and the meal quality was excellent throughout. I definitely recommend eating here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Honestly speaking
Truly awful food
Shockingly so

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were offered a table inside or in the outdoor area. As a group of 6 they had two tables waiting for us. The bread kept coming (we had two children who gobbled away at it), very good service in general. The sword fish was cooked well, and the spinach risotto was outstanding. The special of green and white homemade linguini with seafood was tasty, well prepared and fresh. The children had their food prepared exactly as they wished with no difficulty, and when one of our party asked for something not on the menu, gnocci marinara, they were happy to comply. The teramiso for dessert was light and delicious. A nice family friendly easy late afternoon dinner.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place is a great Italian restaurant value. So glad the 2nd ave subway is completed now, making this place a genuine UES favorite for us whenever we are in the mood for great authentic Italian cuisine. Service is truky wonderful here as well always!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Cozy, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were in and out in 30 minutes and that includes ordering a half bottle of wine. The service was so rushed. The minute we finished our last bite the next plate was put in front of us. The restaurant wasn't even full. Food was fair and small portions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Were seated outside very pleasant even with traffic
Pasta was outstanding and homemade
Great cocktails before dinner
Service was good but could see regular customers appeared to get more attention

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Terrible service and overpriced mediocre food. You can only trade on location for so long until people find out.

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food2
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 8, 2017

don't recommend sitting outside for lunch, the noise from passing trucks on second avenue is terrible. Other than that all is quite good...

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Have dined here several times and it's consistently good. This visit was a bit off, service-wise.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We had a delightful mid-week dinner. The atmosphere was lovely and the food delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. Our waiter was very accommodating with our special requests. Portions were appropriately sized and well seasoned. The noise level was not intrusive. We look forward to a return visit in the near future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

You cannot go wrong their pastas and their heavenly mushroom risotto. Their outdoor tables are one the best looking ones in New York.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Love this restaurant...great atmosphere, service and food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Fantastic meal here. Service was impeccable and the food - magnificent! Tasty veal Milanese done traditionally right. The polenta with mushrooms was tasty as was the salmon. Great last dinner with our family before sending our son off to college.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fame ?? was our waiter, he was outstanding and the main reason we would come back. Food was incredible. Definitely coming back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Overall the food didn't feel worth the money. Started with "crostini," which we weren't impressed by. Bread was very thick and wasn't grilled or toasted, tomato topping was oily and the bean topping was un(der?) seasoned. Entrees (salmon and ravioli) were nothing to write home about and were not hot when they arrived.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Entree was excellent. Appetizer was ok. Dessert was disappointing. Lemon tart was too sweet . Wine by the glass overpriced.and a request for a wine list was refused. Accordingly I give waitservicev low marks. Noise level was loud and intrusive.
It's a neighborhood restaurant that's ok for an occasional meal in a large, comfortable dining room since entrees are very good to excellent .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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