Farmer's Bottega Restaurant

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$30 and under
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American
Farm-to-table restaurant located in the heart of Mission Hills. Farmer's Bottega serves farm fresh breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner along with a unique selection of craft local beer and wine.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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WG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love FB’s food.
My cavatelli could have had more of that marvelous sauce....

As it’s winter, could a coat hook please be put in the bathrooms?

Thank you!!

d
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I’ve had here although I’ve eaten here many times the lamb ragu pasta was outstanding. Great service too.

PM
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Just okay. Will probably not return. Very noisy, service not great. Food pretty good but pricey for what it was.

DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We came here for my birthday dinner. My reservation was for 7:45 p.m. I called to move the reservation to 7 p.m. and the man who answered the phone said it was not a problem. When my party arrived, they said there was no note of the time change, but fortunately there were not a lot of people, so we were seated earlier. The complaints from my party were that the staff kept pushing us to order when we clearly were not ready. It was evident they were trying to get us to order and get out because it looked like a slow night. Another complaint was that the plates we're being placed in front of us without care. One person said almost like they dropped it in front of him. Our server was not very friendly. Also, she told us about the specials and she was right next to me and I could barely hear her, so of course the other end of the table heard nothing. I assumed she was going to go around the table and tell the rest of the party, but she did not. To give her credit, she was very accommodating when we had to split the bill. Would we come again? Not anytime soon.

DW
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the spinach salad with all the fresh fruits and lemony dressing. Was the perfect place for a nice lunch. The menu had so much to choose from and the brunch items looked yummy - looking forward to coming back for breakfast!!

l
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice little place with good food and great service.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good. It did get quite loud Inside but not unmanageable. Will definitely be coming back to see how it is outside. Worth making a weekly hangout

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The short rib lasagna was delicious! A must try!

TA
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Farmer's Bottega for my birthday and they were very gracious. The food is top notch at this establishment.

GA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Took a really long time to get served. Food was ok.

DD
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very creative menu featuring a "farm to table" menu.

d
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to change our reservation to a latter time & we were able to do that on line with out any issues. The place is small & quaint but the noise level was nit bad you could easily have a conversation without having to shout. The service was very attentive & the food was hot and delicious. I would definitely go back again but I would recommend reserving a table before to avoid the wait especially Fridays, weekends or special holidays.

WL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was a fun little find! It’s a quaint place with cute decor and good service. The food was reasonably priced but just ok. The pork belly appetizer and bread pudding were fantastic. The port chop was dry and hard to chew. It’s a little far if you’re looking for something that’s near downtown.

OT
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great food and service. The Duck gnocchi was the bomb!

Z
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very accommodating to our requests. Great experience overall

RW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We love this restaurant but it was restaurant week and the kitchen obviously was overloaded. The lentil soup arrived cold, the Mary's chicken was dry and rubbery like it had been reheated one too many times and the salad dressing had no taste. We brought some friends there and were very disappointed. The waiter recommended the lemoncello cake which was awful - like a cake one would get on the airplane. Had a tiny bite and the rest was left uneaten. So bummed.

b
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My research back in Seattle led us to this restaurant. We didn't realize it was restaurant week during our visit but we settled in and made our 3 course choices from the varied dishes. My wife had the meatball appetizer, i had their house salad, the mains we had chicken and the lasagna, dessert was cake and more cake, limoncello and chocolate. Tony our waiter did a fantastic job, we laughed a lot!!! The food is so fresh, the fruit bursting with flavor and the savory sauces were all well loved. There were some special about this place, you could feel the love put into every wall decoration....the skill and presence of the overhead fixtures... somehow I sensed that there a quite a few regulars here...wished we lived closer!!! A truly rewarding experience. Thanks Bill and Robbi

KB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went during Restaurant Week so the menu was different. Appetizer and dessert seemed manufactured and not made in house, but the duck was phenomenal.

JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week, which was great because we were able to get an appetizer, main, and dessert for $30. I got the meatballs, duck gnocchi, and lemoncello cake. All delicious! Everyone at my table got different courses - the short rib, the fish, the salad, the chocolate cake, and the lentil soup - and all loved it. I also had their sangria beforehand, and part of it went towards a charitable cause, which was great. Would recommend.

D
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter from Nebraska was outstanding ! Great service and made excellent suggestions. The short rib lasagna was outstanding. Restaurant has great wine list. I will be back !

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. The service was also great and the restaurant decor and ambiance is perfect for Mission Hills.

RL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Very bad night for Farmers Bottega. First the person greeting us could not find our reservation even after I showed him the calendar invite from Open Table. Hence, I received a notification from Open Table that we were a No Show. He finally seated us at a very small table for two and we asked for a different table. Then he gave us their regular menu vs the Restaurant Week menu. Our server told us they were only serving the Restaurant Week menu not the regular menu. My duck gnocchi was only ok until I noticed a hair in my dish. Very unsatisfactory evening.

K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful, and the food was delicious. From the first bite of the appetizer to the last bite of dessert we were impressed.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cheeseboard was about $10 overpriced at $25. Drinks were not strong enough for price. Mediocre value.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite restaurant in San Diego

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Took forever to get our meal. Good great but TINY portions. Liked the ambiance.

JH
San Diego
106 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently excellent in all respect. They personalize anything you order at your request. The food arrives piping hot and is attractively plated. The coffee cups are always kept topped off with excellent coffee. The staff always greets us warmly.

LM
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a nice dinner, not seafood, with fresh ingredients and great cooking. Farmer's Bodega delivered on all counts. We were treated to a tender bison steak...I think the menu might say buffalo but whatever! The sides and salad were also delicious as was the dessert.

S
San Diego
85 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back patio is lovely. Heaters work well. Salad, flatbread and sandwich all excellent

MH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best dining experiences in the past few months. Well done team. Everything was fabulous. We went both nights we were in town.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, as usual. We were there during a busy time so it took awhile for the server to take our order, but he was apologetic. Love the outside patio area.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

New Years! Tyler was a great waiter!!

KP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! I have gone a few times and will continue

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, good service.

T
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was really poor. They needed more servers. I took my family for a brunch as a Christmas gift and it was quite disappointing. I have to say the food tasted great but everything was cold Or slightly warm. Nothing was hot! We waited so long there was no way we were sending back our orders. My family said, “Don't take us back there.”

n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and experience !

SG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charcuterie board cheese and meat pairing was nice. Excellent breads with the board. Octopus appetizer was divine. The octopus was perfectly cooked and seasoned well.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food reasonable pricing. Quality quality quality

k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately , made the reservation and when we arrived they did not have a table for us.

TJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always. Delightful place to dine.

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