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Bottega

4.4
410 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 288-5282
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Contte
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Special events & promotions
Bottega will be serving turkey for Thanksgiving (11/26) along with other special holiday dishes for both lunch and dinner.
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
What 410 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Always good, but it was so crowded, the noise and service was not up to par... usually good , food always, delish!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had a great experience at Bottega. The food was delicious and service was friendly and attentive. We were surprised to see so many empty tables on a Saturday night, but it was nice to have a more quiet environment for conversation. Be aware that wine is sold by the bottle ONLY.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had our family Easter celebration at Bottega on the Saturday before Easter. The food is delicious, our waiter was attentive and friendly. I highly recommend the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and service, the waiters are beyond exceptional!

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This has always been a good neighborhood spot. I took my mom back there when she was visiting NY. The food wasn't as good as before. And then, my mom got sick after having the seafood pasta special. She never gets sick and doesn't drink. Never again.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

On Sunday, after attending a play, three friends and I had dinner at Bottega. The first courses were ok. One friend complained the mussels were (bland,) the Caesar salad was good, the mixed fried calamari and zucchini was enjoyable as the calamari was tender, although the zucchini was limp and not crisp. One friend had gnocchi in a cream sauce which was described as “passable.” The other entrees were sorely lacking. The desserts-ricotta cheesecake and strudel with ice cream were both nice endings to a very ordinary meal. My Sancerre, crisp and cold was a highlight as was our waiter who was personable and accommodating. We will not return.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

A neighborhood gem that's always dependable. Menu may not vary much, but the food quality is excellent and portions are generous. Service is attentive. Above all, unlike so many trendy places where the noise level is unbearable, one can actually hear the other people at the table! I hate to say it (because I like its quiet atmosphere) this is a must if you're on the UES.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Poor service from waiter. Gave him a lower, but respectable tip. He came back to the table after and said our tip was too low. Not returning.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

From beginning to end, the meal was exceptional. The staff was attentive from the minute we walked in. The food was delicious. We didn't have to ask for more bread, the baskets were always refilled and it was scrumptious. Even though we were 11 people we didn't feel cramped and were able to converse without shouting. Totally recommend this place. I have always used OpenTable to pick my restaurants and this was another hit with my family!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was tasty but light on the portions
Veal is a Good choice . Pasta dish was slightly disappointing. Still a good restaurant . Not very pricey either

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Swirdfish underdone and the waiter was argumentative, although he readily agreed to return it to the kitchen. When returned it was fine.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Quiet at lunch time. Nice place to meet my girlfriends.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great local spot, exceptional service. A bit cramped but that's fine as long as you're expecting it.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Greatly enjoyed our meal at Bottega on Saturday night. Service and food excellent. Our waiter Juan was engaging and accomodated any requests we made. Worth coming out in the pouring rain!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a neighborhood place which my friends and I return to often. The ambience is pleasant, the food is quite good, and the service is accommodating.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Love places that still have tablecloths! Food good too.

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1.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Absolutely the worst meal I have ever had at a restaurant I booked on Open Table. The service was deplorable, the food came late, cold, and in waves rather than at the same time as it should be when entertaining guests. Nobody asked us once if we enjoyed our appetizer or meal, we had to literally get up to serve one of guests their white wine and we had to pour our own red wine from the table. I had to get up an find our server to pay the bill. Bottega was bad!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Always good! Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing service!

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 2, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

As always, a very enjoyable and delicious evening.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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