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:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm

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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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (4)
Romantic (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent staff the make you feel very comfortable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

We came for a quick meal before an event and our waiter went above and beyond with fast, excellent service! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My family took me there for the first time for my birthday . The food was great, I recommend the scallops and lasagne. The chocolate mouse dessert was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and music

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 1, 2017

EVERYTHING was great. We were planning on another Italian restaurant up the street, but a friend recommended this place. We were able to make same-day reservations. The waitress was knowledgeable about the wine list and was helpful. The only negative is that my reservation mentioned 'anniversary'. It would have been nice to have that acknowledged and/or a comp dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Awesome!!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2016

We were pleased with all aspects of this charming restaurant. We each had a different entree, and all were completely satisfied with the flavor, portion & pricing. Will definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 9, 2016

I really enjoyed the overall environment. The people were social and having a good time. I wasn't too excited after lunch and dinner. We had the lasagna and the ice cream cake(not sure of actual name). I enjoyed the lasagna but was hoping for a bit more food. A side would have been great. The cake was good but probably wouldn't get it again. Overall I would recommend this place to a couple and I am planning to try something different next time I plan to go. This place is great because the staff was excellent and hostess were nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Started with some cocktails while we waited for our table to be ready. Mike the bartender served us up some excellent drinks. The food was excellent and paired well with wine we picked from their expansive wine list. Overall, it was a great dining experience! Highly recommend this restaurant located in a very cool area of Austin that offers great bars and a few music venues all within easy walking distance of each other.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 4, 2016

We drive 150 miles 3-4 times a year.
Don't change a thing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Excellent cuisine and excellent service by Jacob! We look forward to returning again with friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Good food, great service, somewhat limited menu. I had the filet, which was excellent. My husband had the meatballs, which he enjoyed, but which later did not agree with him.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Usually awesome. Poor service, poor food quality this night.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 29, 2016

This is one of my favorite places for authentic, delicious, comforting Italian cuisine. Every time we take friends to Botticelli's, our friends fall in love with the place. Fantastic vibe, great indoor and outdoor experience. The best homemade butternut squash ravioli ever, ever, ever. The service is A+. attentive, interested, knowledgable. I love everything about it...especially the butternut squash ravioli...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Food is amazing. Wine selection only Italian.
Service is slow but good. Noise level is high and tables are very close together.
It was hot too. Like sweaty hot.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 26, 2016

The food was amazing! Best filet I've ever had. Wine pairing was spot on. The waiter was awesome.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Overall experience was good. Server was knowledgeable, helpful, and not overly attentive. Atmosphere is cozy, reminds me of A typical neighborhood Italian restaurant in either New York or Chicago. They would have to up their game, to survive in a city with a lot of Italian restaurants. Pasta I was thick and tough, Dough was over worked. Steamed clams were nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Always the best food and service. Don't wear high heels on the back deck area the heel tends to go between the planks lol:)

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2016

This place was highly recommend by a friend who ate there this past June. Chef change? The duck was rubber, not even edible. And ravioli was not cooked and too doughy. Our easier hovered over our table too much, not giving us our space to enjoy. By far worst experience and we should requested no payment on the duck entree. But we were tired from traveling and didn't feel like dealing with our waiter about it. Super disappointed and would never eat there again or recommend. The only thing good worth mentioning, our cheese plate. I feel bad for the harsh review but it's an honest one.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Reservation made but still waited into our second drink.
nice place with excellent food

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 12, 2016

We were very pleased with our experience at botticellis. The food hit the spot, we were craving traditional Italian and got it in spades. The manager also comped our appetizer as the wait was a bit over our reserved time.

The place is a bit small but right next door to continental club, so was perfect for a date night. Italian food, plus jazz, yes please!

Thanks for the great evening botticellis!

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 12, 2016

We were bopping around South Congress not long ago as a family, and my husband mentioned he'd always wanted to try Boticelli's. When it came time for me to pick a date night destination, I was so happy to see them pop up on OpenTable. We were very happy with the menu. We picked a half dozen items and let the server and kitchen sort it out as courses. Everything was timed so perfectly and tasted heavenly. The "Botticelli Bread" was magnificent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on August 7, 2016

I have been here quite a few times and the food is fantastic. My favourite is the pumpkin ravioli - to die for! They are also excellent at recommending the right wine to go with your choice of food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2016

The mouse ganache was out of this world. The dinner food we had was in a similar galaxy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 4, 2016

It was really hot in the restaurant .... Unpleasantly so

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on July 30, 2016

The food and atmosphere was great as usual, always wish I got there more, service was also first class. For sure an Austin gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 30, 2016

They didn't have certain drinks/foods in stock so that was annoying. The "special" lasagna was actually terrible. The desserts were good, but thats about it. We are going to Vespaio next time.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 30, 2016

My wife and I always enjoy the food and atmosphere here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 23, 2016

I've been a fan of Botticelli's since their opening. The food creativity, ingredients and prep continue to be good. Service is friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself is located in an older, modest building and has traditionally had a 'local' appeal but recently I have noticed the facilities are getting a run-down feel/appearance. The ability to achieve parking and actually get to the restaurant has become so much more challenging to the point of being a real dis-satisfier. Because of these I do not have an intention to return.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on July 22, 2016

It has been years since we ate at Botticelli's. The food was good with very generous portions. Our server that evening was outstanding, which is hard to find in Austin even at fine dining establishments. My only serious complaint about the food was that the ravioli dough was too thick and that the dough overwhelmed the filling. My wife had the duck with fig sauce, the portion was very large, and the fig sauce was too much and too strong for the whole dish. I had the lasagna, which was huge and very good, although somewhat under spiced and a bit bland. The clam starter was excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Food was awesome. Botticelli bread was beyond compare.

Jacob was a great server. We loved the entire experience!

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Everything about Botticelli's was a win! The ambiance is perfect - small restaurant with attentive service. The food was incredible - some of the best Italian food I have ever had and the Cesar Salad was the best salad I have tried! Highly recommend the Botticelli bread appetizer. You can't go wrong!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Botticelli's is an Austin treasure. Wisely, they never change. South Congress is the setting outside, but inside is a restaurant that could easily be found in New York or Rome. This is a place you take visitors when they want to go where locals go instead of the flavor of the month tourist trap.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Botticelli's used to be my favorite restaurant. Then the last three times I have gone something has happened...so much so that my husband asks "what is it with you and this restaurant?" The food has always been quality but there is always something happening to me. There was a bug (the bad kind) in my menu one night and I killed it in the menu....things like that. This last time I was looking forward to getting back there and my cocktail had a receipt in in...a whole long receipt amongst the ice, floating around. I don't even put lime in my drink because my anxiety and phobia won't allow it so to find a receipt...well that was the nail on the coffin. Bye Bye old friend.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Lived here since '98 and almost "distraught" that I only found this hidden gem last week, on a recommendation from a friend. While Vespaio gets most of the press, this place - also on Soco, just a few doors down from Continental Club - is on par with its Italian neighbor. Please don't tell too many other people about it ;)...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Had a great experience, food very good, lots of flavor. Wine was on the high $$$ side .

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Really delicious food! Very cute and quaint. Two top tables are a little close together. I would like a booth next time. But, the food was excellent! We had the Veggie bread for appetizer and it was phenomenal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2016

My partner took me here for my birthday and it was a delicious meal. The wine is good, the bread to start off with is delicious, and our entrees were delicious! We had the ravioli and the steak. It's a little cramped inside the restaurant between the tables and also the people waiting to be sat crowding near the door which is the reason I subtracted one star from ambience but otherwise it was a lovely dining experience and we will be back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 2, 2016

The food is great with a wonderful atmosphere. Very reasonable pricing with great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 2, 2016

We were a group of four people and were disappointed with the drinks and the food: the drinks were too strong (comparing to what is to be expected and we are quite used to strong drinks) and the pasta (ravioli, that was in two dishes) was too thick and not well cooked. The place is average nice and the service was good, but I wouldn't try it again.

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