Farmer's Bottega Restaurant

4.6
490 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Organic
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Italian, French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast, Brunch, & Lunch: Daily: 8:00am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Friday: 4:30pm – 10:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 4:30pm – 10:30pm
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Phone number
(619) 458-9929
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alberto Morreale
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Catering
We cater private parties, weddings, office events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Goldfinch and Falcon St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Farmer's Bottega has a beautiful private patio in the back that fits 40ppl and the main dining fits about 55ppl.

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM

What 490 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Very pleasant experience. Dinner was very good. Atmosphere was pleasant and price was fair.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Even though I made reservations on open table they did not have me in the system when I got to the restaurant on their computer.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

This was my second time at Farmer's Bottega. I will be back. Cocktails were creative, delicious and refreshing. There was also a good selection of delicious main dishes. I had the lamb ragout pappardelle with mushrooms. It was savory and satisfying. Mango coconut cake was also excellent.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The automatic 18% for parties larger than 6 guarantees lackluster service. I believe in tipping well for good service; it annoys me when restaurants just automatically tack this on to the bill and for that reason I probably won't be back. Some members of our party had to leave early because the dessert order and the bill were so slow in coming.

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SU
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

This is NOT a baby appropriate restaurant. We would have enjoyed our meal much more without two babies screaming at the next table over.....
I know it wasn't the restaurant's fault but when six people arrived with two screaming infants for dinner on a holiday weekend when the place was already 100% full it may have been a good idea for someone to suggest they go to another place.
We were almost done and stayed BUT four other tables stood up and stated very loudly that they were OUT of there. The parents of the infants just smiled and raised their finger at the other guests leaving as their babies continued to scream. NOT COOL.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Amazing!!!

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DS
2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Room was not full, yet still very noisy...tough to have a conversation with tablemates.
Ordered a cocktail start; my first cocktail (a basic Old Fashioned) was very watered down, looked like water; it took a long time to get a server's attention to replace it; then the replacement cocktail did not arrive until half-way through my entree.
The "Seasonal Melons" was disappointing -- just a bed of arugula with a few crumbles of pecans and feta and a half dozen small pieces of tasteless watermelon; the entire salad was bland.
The pork belly on the "pork belly flatbread" was almost entirely fat.
The Duck Gnocchi was ok, but just okay. Duck was not "falling off the bone tender."
Service in general was friendly but poor -- servers never stopped by to see if everything was okay unless we flagged one down.
Overall, a major disappointment - we won't be back.

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EB
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

My only disappointment was that I requested an outside table. My reservation was confirmed but when we arrived we were told that we had to sit inside as they had a private party outside. My family were visiting from England and they wanted to enjoy an early evening meal in the San Diego sunshine.

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SS
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The decor is aesthetically pleasing. A very nice use of space with the wood, metal, and foliage. The menu is farm-to-table and has taste and texture. We had the Shrimp Eggs Benedict served with polenta in place of English muffin which had a little kick of spice. French toast with strawberries were very soft but dense and filing. The Seasonal Fresh Fruit Plate had fresh cut fruit, none of the pieces were too soft or firm. Our table also had the Housemade meatloaf hash which was also very good.

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OT
2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

No server at our table for 20 minutes once we arrived. Food was good, but server seemed indifferent to our presence, almost like she was disappointed to have to serve a large party.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Really loved the food the location presentation and the music playing in the background.
I am looking forward to going again.
We had a super time.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Food is always wonderful here. A variety of healthy options and very tasty!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our pork chop was tough, but note the other four people at the table very much liked their orders. We sat outside and thought the space was very pleasant. It’s quiet enough for people with hearing aids. We will return.

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MW
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Delicious!! Went for lunch, going back for dinner as soon as I can. We want to try everything!

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KK
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great dinner all around. Service was excellent. Seemed to take a bit longer then expected to get our food but worth the wait

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OT
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Delicious! We came for our anniversary / date night. We love everything about Farmers Bottega: food, ambience, service, location. The yellow tail is spectacular and so is the chicken. We get a different bread pudding every time we come here since it’s with seasonal fruit..so amazing!

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MT
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Pleasant staff and charming ambiance. I was there for a business dinner but would be very comfortable bringing my wife there for a romantic night out as well.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The service was disappointing with our entrees arriving 10 minutes apart. We also ordered a glass of wine and cancelled the order after waiting 15 minutes. I understand it was a busy night at the restaurant, but the slow service will prevent us from returning.

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The server was a very nice and attentive young lady but the

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OT
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great brunch, good service, excellent ambiance. We always requested outdoor seatings to enjoy the unbeatable San Diego weather.

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RR
4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Our waiter, Tyler, a transplant from Nebraska, was either over-whelmed by the Big City or was a bit hard to believe; everything was not "amazing" or "the best."
Nonetheless, a great meal. Kids loved their food. Portions were good-sized, and the food was as described on the menu. Moderately priced wines by the glass or bottle, including at least three Super Tuscans.
Menu was not huge, but had a lot to choose from. Fish, vegan, and pasta options.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food was excellent point blank period

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Was really looking forward to this meal. I’ve been following them on Instagram and loved their appeal. The meal was fine but nothing special. We ate outdoors and that was delightful even though they couldn’t get the heat lamp working. Very noisy inside. Was expecting a “wow” and got a good.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

All the food was good. Fried green tomatoes and bison tartare were really good. Portobello stack is very well seasoned .

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LB
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Loved this place, everything was so fresh! My husband had salmon special and I had lamb Ragu. He had potato soup and I had wonderful salad!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Good place to meet friends and talk over lunch or dinner. Atmosphere is comfortable and service was excellent. Food was outstanding as always.

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MG
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I have eaten lunch here before but never dinner. The food was fabulous and the
wait staff excellent. I wasn't expecting this quality of food and service from a
neighborhood surprise and was pleasantly surprised. We will definitely be back!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner there.

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EP
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Our server was really nice and food was good for the price.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Nice atmosphere inside and out. Very friendly staff. Food was very good. Decent portions. Drinks were pretty weak. Accommodated three guide dogs nicely. Fun place. Tyler our waiter was very fun and engaging.

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RA
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Love this. It’s our go to place whenever we have visitors. The oxtail ravioli is the best. Tony takes great care of us.

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k
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Wonderful experience at Farmers Bottega, great service and delicious food.

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J
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

It’s always a treat to come here for breakfast. Service is excellent. Coffee and tea cups are always kept full.Water is brought when we requested .The food came quickly and everything was piping hot.

Everyone was pleased with what they ordered. I especially liked the chilaquiles that came with black beans. The tomatillo sauce really made the dish. It was a large portion and I easily could have saved some to take home for another meal, but it was so delicious I ate it all. I wasn’t hungry again until dinner time. I can’t wait to go back and try something else.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Very accommodating for our group of 12.

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IC
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had a great time!! The food was delicious and our server was very nice. His recommendations for food and wine were great. The restaurant is cozy and the food was good. We’ll be back soon for sure!!

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JR
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The staff and food were excellent..Sat outside on the patio..Loved the option to order breakfast during lunch...Many options on the menu and the wine selection was superb..
Thank you

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WA
5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Found this little gem on Yelp. What a great find! Outstanding hand made cocktails. Best margarita ever! Everything tasted delicious and fresh. We will be back to try other options.
The tacos were outstanding. I'd like to try the Sunday brunch also.

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PB
5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Outstanding farm to table dining experience in a cozy environment. The house infused jalapeño tequila was a great add to a passion fruit margarita! Vegetarian selections were excellent. Staff was attentive and friendly. If I lived in the San Diego area, this spot would be on my top go to places. Highly recommend!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food and service were both amazing. The bison tartare appetizer is amazing!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Fresh food, great service!!

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