Farmer's Bottega Restaurant

4.6
660 reviews
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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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San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve eaten here many times and never left disappointed. This place is wonderful.

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DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance are top notch here. We can't stop recommending this spot!

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TK
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level is low outside! That’s finally the spot to reserve!!

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Sat outside. No heaters, no music...just the sound of the dishwasher from an open door near our table. Food was ok, but not great.

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L
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent, the atmosphere was perfect. The only concern was the very helpful waiter trying pickup all the plates quickly. We felt rushed. However. The Quality of the dishes and service were awesome. Will definitely go back and bring our friends to experience it.

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AS
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, incredibly noisy. All 6 of us loved our meals chosen from the very creative menu. However it was impossible to have a conversation with our dining companions without shouting as the overall noise level was so high. Shouting causes me to cough very badly to the extent that it’s difficult to eat, so unfortunately we won’t be returning,

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San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu had so many interesting options it was difficult to choose. My friend is a vegetarian and there were several options for her too. The service was great. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very attentive, friendly, accommodating, and took down our order perfectly, even with the few special requests we made for our dishes. The ambience was warm and cozy, especially with the rustic aesthetic and glowing Edison bulbs. The food was fresh and delicious, even the salads were hearty and bursting with flavor. My girlfriend and I came to dine here for a quiet romantic evening, and this place did not disappoint!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful and tasty meal with my mom before her flight. Fantastic breakfast menu.

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BM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. So was the server. Menu is great. Will be returning very soon.

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s
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Favorite place for dinner.

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San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good from start to finish. personable service, good drinks and wines by the glass. we enjoyed the meatball and squash blossom appetizers, as well as the quail and shank entrees. all were beautifully presented and delicious!

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RG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect

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HC
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there with friends because the menu looked so interesting. Did not disappoint! Drinks were on the little sweeter side. Staff very friendly and welcoming. One of the bathrooms was very dirty, urinal not cleaned! Better do a spot check before customers come in!

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A gem hidden behind an inconspicuous glass storefront. This quaint little place reminded me of the interior of my Grandmother's home...dark wood paneling, chalked wooden signs, antique sewing machines, and aged tables and chairs...just ADORABLE. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and kind. We dined for brunch & the food was DELICIOUS. I booked reservations, but it was midweek & late morning, so the reservations weren't needed. However, I could see this place being packed on the weekends, so I would make reservations to be on the safe side. Lots of laughs, smiles, and yummy food...we'll definitely be back!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brother and sister in law visiting. Had an amazing meal full of craft beer, cocktails, wine and wonderful food. One vegan and everyone enjoyed every bit of the meal. Stuffed zucchini, lamb meatballs, oxtail lasagna and the qual were the major highlights. Great atmosphere and perfect weekend date or friends spot

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. I crave the hearts of artichoke app, which I get every time. Never disappoints. Great wine. Great service. Favorite place to go in Mission Hills, if not SD.

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MN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five work colleagues and I gathered at Farmer's Bottega for dinner. We loved the idea that the restaurant goes to great length in its food selection to reflect a sustainability mindset. We need more restaurants like this. Great service and very accommodating! Food was excellent.

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J
San Diego
89 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The breakfast service is always top notch. Coffee cups are kept filled. Food arrives promptly and is piping hot. Choices are plentiful and interesting. I have never had anything that I didn't love. This time I had the short rib polenta benedict. The portion was so large that I took half of it home and enjoyed it just as much this morning.

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TW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

I'd recommend this place to friends because the food is always good, however I made the mistake of going on a Saturday night.

It was very busy (naturally), so after our waiter brought us our drinks, he didn't check on us or take our order for quite a while.

When our food finally arrived, my husbands order wasn't right, so he sent the dish back and declined a replacement. We waited so long that we didn't want to waist more time for them to fix it and we had to be somewhere by 9:30pm. We were seated at 7:15pm and didn't leave until after 9pm. So in the end, our date night was a major fail.

If you decide to check this place out, go during off peak ours.

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CF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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CJ
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch menu was terrific! The Shrimp Verde Omelette was amazing!!

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SD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good setting but our server was rushing us to get in our order, and then was very slow and lack any attentiveness. One meal was served luke warm, one dish was excellent and one was very basic. Later in the meal I ordered a glass of wine which never came so I had to ask another person who was clearing the table to check on it. It finally arrived in time for our bill. Nice setting, decent food, overly priced and our experience with the service was average at best.

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great location. Excellent food and service

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WW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a wonderful atmosphere and my last two visits in particular, at which I hosted friends, got remarks for a creative menu and excellent dishes from all guests. While they have a few standards, unlike many restaurants in the area, they add new dishes to keep things interesting. Service was attentive without being intrusive and the manager came over, both visits to ensure that we were all satisfied.
I suggest you re-examine your survey form. The line on Noise is ambiguous. The background sound here is t right for a lively place. you can have a conversation without shouting, but there's just enough sound to get the energy of a popular place.
The "blocks" on the survey sheet don't make clear whether to the right is "better", as in the star system above.....or "Noisier", that is getting worse.

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DJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fast, friendly service. Good wine. A little on the pricey side, so would eat there every night, but worth the splurge for a fun night out.

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JZ
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place! Great food and great service. Wine bottles have some good deals.

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B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time last Saturday night. The menu is very interesting and the service was excellent. The restaurant has a cool ambience! Highly recommend.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their mahi mahi sandwich was amazing!!

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SG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cute spot and amazing food! The hostess was more than accommodating when I changed my party size twice.

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MT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Farmer’s Bottega knocked it out of the park. Their Wednesday date night menu was an unbelievable value. Every bite was perfect and perfectly paired with one of their delicious craft cocktails. Well done!

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was great. I have already recommended this to others.

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m
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have dined here many times and love it. Last visit, I ordered a flatbread, however, and it was terrible: absolutely sodden with olive oil. However, when I mentioned it to our waiter at the end of the meal (should have done so sooner, but was not terribly hungry) he comped my meal. I would go back again (everything else we’ve ever ordered has been great).

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Z
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite spots. The drinks and cuisine are top notch - everything we’ve ever ordered is delicious. Gets a little noisy inside but it’s a nice ambiance and a great time.

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JA
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent choices and everything we ordered was delicious. We visited at lunchtime and the noise level is a bit high but everyone seemed to be enjoying their food & company. Waiter wasn’t very gracious but all the servers seemed to be focused on taking/delivering orders efficiently more than on friendliness. Will definitely return.

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TV
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit there and I have already recommended it to a few other people in fact.

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JV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful place to meet friends or have a date night.

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G
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it so much that we came back the next day for lunch. Everything was so GOOD!

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KJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner on Valentine’s Day and had the best experience! The hostess was very kind and our server Tyler was outstanding! He made sure we had everything we needed and checked on us a lot even though he had numerous other tables. The food was amazing and cooked perfectly. We’ll definitely come back for our next special occasion!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great valentines day experience. Yummy prixe fixe meal, great service with a smile. Thanks!

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