About Botticelli's

Botticelli’s South Congress is a fun and tasty Italian restaurant located in the heart of the exciting "SOCO" district. Botticelli's serves fresh and delicious Italian food combining old family recipes with new, inventive ones. Andrew and Matt Botticelli are the proud owners and are made even more proud by the food that Botticelli's delivers through its amazing staff. There are both an intimate dining room up front and a large beautiful beer garden out back, where there is live music Thursday through Saturday night. Full menu is available inside or out and at either bar. Look forward to seeing you soon.

1321 South Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Gibson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 916-1315

Website:
http://botticellissouthcongress.com/

Catering:
For catering contact Jenny Walker at the restaurant.

Private Party Facilities:
Contact us for catering and private dining information.

Private Party Contact:
Jenny Walker- jenlarw@outlook.com: (512) 916-1315

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Botticelli's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Romantic (19)
Cozy (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Authentic (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Live Music (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and the best lasagna!

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Our reservation was for 7:45 but we arrived early and got to sit early which was nice. Caitlin was our server and she was great. The food was amazing. It was kind of noisy and we couldn’t really hear each other without yelling but overall had a great time

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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

We visited here for Valentine's dinner. They had a pre-fixed menu, which was fine by us. The food was absolutely delicious and paired beautifully. Our waitress was a delight, Candice(sp?). She wass so helpful and made the night even better. We liked it so much, we stayed at the bar when Done and had even more fun with the bartender, she was so great( sorry blanking on her name but, she makes a mean bloody Mary mix apparently[Will test this when we go for brunch]). We will be back.

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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

We were 25 minutes late for Valentines and they still had our table... Our server Candice was awesome! Food was terrific, and the hostess at the door reassured us parking at the lot down the street would probably be okay (it was)...

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

WE WENT FOR SATURDAY BRUNCH AS THEY JUST STARTED THIS OFFERING>. VERY AUTHENTIC ITALIAN ATMOSPHERE >. CHARMING WAITSTAFF AND OWNERS
GOOD MENU SELECTION AND FOOD WELL PREPARED>. WE WILL BE BACK

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 (Oxford)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This place is amazing. The food is really outstanding- deliciously prepared and beautifully presented. We sat at the bar and Michelle took fantastic care of us with great recommendations for food and wine. Eat here, then go next door and see some music at the Continental Club.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Long-time ATX resident; first-time Botticelli's diner. It's a smallish, rather "intimate" space on the inside, though quite charming and tastefully appointed. Seating capacity likely doubles when weather favors the outdoor area. Solid menu with some interesting dishes. We had their take on the duck (seared breast w/ duck Confit ravioli) and the tagliatelli with 4 very large meatballs for a more "autentico" take on the fare. Both were great and half the pasta went home. So, yes, large portions. The wine list as one might guess was largely Italian with a very nice number of WBTG so you could easily finagle a taste. The servers were happy to oblige in this regard. Which brings me to what made Botticelli's stand out more than anything and HEAD & SHOULDERS above 90% of Austin restaurants these days - Service. From entry to exit these guys NAILED it from friendly greetings to thoughtful recommendations and constant, but by no means overbearing attention. They functioned as a team and my oh my was it refreshing. Too many restaurants these days overlook the importance of a top-notch waitstaff and it is to their detriment. Props to you Botticelli's for hitting on all cylinders.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Friendly waitstaff with excellent service. Focused northern Italian menu executed well.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood atmosphere with great food!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I made this reservation for when my mom came in from out of town. We just vacationed in Italy last year and Botticelli’s was a lovely authentic trattoria for us to reimagine we were back in Florence. The pasta, wine and ambiance was wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My meatballs were cold around the hot pasta. But the bread filled with salami and prosciutto was amazing, and so was the lasagna and bolognese. Tiramisu was great but we do like more ladyfingers and not mostly mascarpone.
Would come back and try again and hopefully all my food would be hot.
We sat at table close by bar and bartender was very loud being friendly and talking to folks at the bar in the beginning of our dinner then she left and noise level was better.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Highly recommend outdoor seating for a date night. Botticelli bread is a must. Overall great food. Service can be a tad slow but overall very good.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service, small cozy restaurant and the lamb was amazing.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Brittany our server was excellent! We were unsure of which Italian wine to choose, so she brought us three small tastings and we fell in love with one of them! She also suggested some delicious meals that we ordered and were very happy with. Excellent service! The food met more than our expectations and the strawberry trifle for dessert was our favorite! The ambiance was nice and we were seated right away. Already looking forward to coming back!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The B bread never fails to be the bomb

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Cozy ambiance, excellent cocktails, innovative menu. The foccacia bread basket was half fresh and half dried out. Salads were delicious, my husband’s pasta with Italian sausage (instead of meatballs) was fab, my duck missed the mark on two levels. The breast was tough and the confit (dry) stuffed ravioli was average. All was salvaged by our waiter, who took it off of our bill. We would try again if we lived in Austin, but there are so many other restaurants to try, probably won’t.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our out-of-town business group needed a flexible menu and good atmosphere. Every person raved about their food and this dinner was the talk of the rest of the trip!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Each year we travel to Austin for the 3M Half Marathon. For the last 4 years we have made Botticelli's our "pre-race" dinner. Each visit has been great! The owner, Matt Botticelli is such a nice guy. This last visit we had Jaclyn as our server. She was great! We love the food and the ambiance. We will continue to visit Botticelli's every time we go to Austin.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Texas - amazing ones are hard to find! Do yourself a favor and actually eat the bread and if they have mushroom soup when you go, be sure to get it! Lasagna, mushroom ravioli, lamb chops...all amazing!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We love Botticelli's. We are so happy to have found out about this restaurant. Everything we have tried here is simply wonderful. The service is terrific and we love the atmosphere. They have the best tiramisu in Austin.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was really great, service was excellent, loved the quiet atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great atmosphere and décor. Excellent service. Menu somewhat limited but good selection of Northern Italian cooking. Excellent desert. Thought Cesar salad was a "B" while everything else was an A to A-. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

All in all pretty good. Food portions were huge (bolognese with four meatballs the size of billiard balls!). Service was typical of nice restaurants in Austin which is to say lacking (the waitperson took my wife's drink order and disappeared without taking mine until I flagged her down. Then my drink sat on the bar until I again flagged her down and pointed out the drink was waiting. To the person's credit she did seem to be trying. For whatever reason in Austin whether you spend $50 or $300 on dinner the service rarely meets expectations). I will say I was pleasantly surprised the bar was able to produce a nicely done martini.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great lowly lit Italian kitchen feel. Cozy booth! Nice wine but small list. Fresh and delicious food.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Bottecellis is a favorite of ours. The food fits any palate from traditional to adventurous and their staff is always attentive.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great little spot on South Congress. Food was very good and deserts were great. Little slow on service but overall a nice place for friends and family to enjoy a good Italian meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The risotto was too salty and too large. The serving was enough for a family of four. Would prefer more vegetable offerings and healthy fish entrees.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

My brother and I met here for dinner this past week. After a good experience a couple of years ago, I was anxious to dine at Boticelli’s again. The salmon special and the lamb chops were only average in taste and presentation. Given the price of the dinner (approx. $30 per entree), I would have expected more flavorable food and higher quality service. Disappointed and unlikely to return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Nice Place. Will go again. Sorry I will not do that. I am doing you a favor and the audacity of telling me I am not doing you a favor to you satisfaction is asinine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Forgot the appetizer... but handled it well and gave us a free dessert. The food was wonderful... and would definitely go back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is one of our favorite spots and never disappoints.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Intimate setting. Very attentive staff. The food was fresh and delicious. Their cocktails and wine were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Prefix for NYE had plenty of options and good value for $65. We sat on the patio knowing well it was going to be cold (ended up snowing) but anticipated heaters. Ample warmth with heaters provided even though you could see your breath. Kitchen and server ensured nut allergy was not an issue with what we ordered. Coffee was provided since dessert options couldn’t be confirmed nut-free.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Years Eve so selection was limited. Everything I ordered was wonderful, husband not as thrilled but said it was good. Loved the butternut squash entree!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The price fixe was fine but needed more vegetarian options. Good wine selections.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent service and every dish the people in my party ordered was awesome! Thank you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The folks are just great at Botticelli's! We oft have trouble with 3rd string staff on my wife's b'day, 2 days after xmas, but this place cooks from the top down. Kudos to the Chicago owners. Gyon was a superb bartender, Jackie was an excellent waitress, and Quincy even does bussing and setup with panache. The kitchen was firing on all cylinders, and Mercy made good Gyon's over-the-phome promise of an intimate booth, even though they were all occupied when we arrived. I gave 'value' 3 stars for dinner, but their happy hour is a bargain! But the wall sconces are atrocious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

So glad Botticelli’s is on OpenTable again! It’s my favorite restaurant in Austin, will continue to be a regular date night spot, food and service are spot on.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food is always amazing here and the service is top-shelf. If dining outside, they usually have live music. It can be a fancy occasion or a low-key casual date - Botticelli's always delivers!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Chef was heavy-handed with the pepper on the spaghetti and lasagna. Made it inedible for both my husband and I, but the service made it up to us with free dessert, free champagne & took a dish off the bill.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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