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Botticelli Ristorante

17 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Good For:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Since opening it's doors in November of 1997, Botticelli Ristorante Italiano has proudly served Rapid City, South Dakota. Surrounded by the Historic Black Hills, the Badlands, home to Mount Rushmore and the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the area is host to over three million tourists a year. Our menu is inspired by the traditional classic flavors of Sicily and the subtle complexity of Tuscany. We serve fresh seafood daily, including our Signature Cioppino. Our commitment to our customers is to provide them an extraordinary dining experience. We are grateful for our client patronage and look forward to serving you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(605) 348-0089
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aleaha Ghere
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Private party facilities
Our back dining room can be reserved for large groups, and our smaller semi-private room, dubbed the "Love Room", can seat up to twelve for a more intimate dining experience.
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Private party contact
Drew Manzer: (605) 348-0089
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Cross street
5th Street
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Parking details
Street parking is available, as well as a public parking ramp located a half block from the restaurant.
Banquet, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day. We had to wait about 25 minutes (even though we had reservations) but there was space at the bar to sit and have a glass of wine while we waited. The food was excellent and the portions were generous. Dessert was very nice also - one of the only places in Rapid City where you can have a canolli.

4.0Dined on January 25, 2014

MY wife and I had a date night here on a Saturday night. We were very pleased with Botticelli's. The wine list had a good selection of wine from the US and Italy, and I liked how they were broken down by region. Having not been to Italy I won't comment on the food's authenticity, but it was very good. I had a spicy chicken sauce dish and it was perfect. A nice spice presence without being eye - watering ( I like habanero for your own judgement). We had a great waiter so I hope you get him. The restaurant is dim and they have a sign requesting that you leave your cell phones put away (which we violated just enough to make sure nothing was happening back at the ranch, and no one said anything). All-in-all a good experience.

5.0Dined on January 25, 2014

I have found that I can always expect excellent food, wine, service at Botticelli's. Will definitely be going back!

5.0Dined on November 4, 2013

We've eaten here several times. The food is always great and it's a beautiful restaurant.

4.0Dined on October 14, 2013

My wife and I were visiting friends in Rapid City, while celebrating our anniversary. We went to Botticelli and the food was fantastic. My cioppino was loaded with seafood in a light broth, while my wife's pollo sorrentino was spicy and the chicken moist. The staff was very friendly and service prompt. You have to use an alternative website to view the menu as their website seems to be down.

5.0Dined on October 7, 2013

I greatly enjoyed the bruschetta and entree. Wine was excellent. Can't wait to go back!

3.0Dined on September 14, 2013

It was convenient. The food was average.

2.0Dined on August 30, 2013

Two of us dined. One of us really liked their meal, the other thought it was just OK. It took nearly 90 minutes for our entrees to show up however. Waaay too long, so we won't be back. Sorry.

3.0Dined on August 21, 2013

Botticelli stands out in South Dakota because it's different - & it's not bad. The menu & setting are an oasis in a land of cheap chains. The ingredients are fresh & good, the wine list fine and fairly priced, the service friendly & helpful (although firmly in the "Are you done with that yet?" school). The bruschetta was OK, my caprese was bland (basil wasn't fresh), my wife's fish was OK & my vegetable lasagna was fair. Thankfully they had great cannoli & drinkable espresso.

In SD, it's special - but most neighborhood Italian places in NY, Philly, Chicago, SF etc leave it far behind. The owner, chef & staff clearly intend to be great. They need a trip to South Philly to understand what they could be with a little work & home grown basil.

1.0Dined on July 27, 2013

This Italian resturant was very disappointing. When first walking my thoughts were outdated, dark, dingy and cluttered. Our waiter was somewhat attentive, to get our good took a good 1.5 hours. The bread basket was not appealing at all. The bread was chewy and no taste(stale) the food itself was so unappealing we did not eat it. In my opinion this resturant was overpriced and very lucky it is on Main Street or otherwise it would be out if business!

4.0Dined on June 15, 2013

We came by recommendation of our Hotel and Tripadvisor. Thanks to Opentable we had a Reservation - which we highly recommend. We had Caprese/Bruscetta as Starters - both delicious. Veal piccato came as entree for both of us - was good. To the end we shared a Tiramisu - just the way it should be. With the meal we had a San Pelligrino and a fine wine from the longer wine list with both US and Italian wines.

Service was okay - especially as it was a busy Saturday night - but could be improved.

We had a great diner in a real Italian restaurant.

4.0Dined on June 8, 2013

We were traveling from Kansas City and fell into Boticelli. It was awesome! Food was creative and delicious with a diverse wine list. The mussel appetizer was especially amazing and the mussels were HUGE... could have been a meal by itself Our server was outstanding: very attentive without being cloying. We give it a high mark all the way around.

4.0Dined on June 5, 2013

Who expected to find good Italian food in Rapid City, SD? Certainly not "big eastern seaboard city" me, but I did. We were part of a coach tour that over-nighted there and 4 of us ate very well at Botticelli. So much for any stereotypes I might have had. Good food and good service; the only thing lacking was wine, but I suppose you can't have everything.

5.0Dined on May 16, 2013

First time dining and very impressed! The food was excellent and the service was great! The interior of the building needs remodeling & decor could use an update but the atmosphere was quiet & we enjoyed our evening very much!

3.0Dined on May 11, 2013

Server was nice but the food was bland. Fresh, but bland.

3.0Dined on April 20, 2013

The food was pretty good. I wasn't a fan of how they added balsamic to everything. I think it took away from the flavor of my food and they should ask if you want it on. The service was pretty bad. All our server did was take our order. She didn't even bring our food out or fill our water. She didn't ask how we were doing or anything. We were her only table when we got there and she didn't get another till we left so there was no excuse for that. I actually witnessed her digging in her purse to grab a cigarette and lighter and walking out to smoke. I have no problem with someone taking a smoke break if they actually check on their table first. But she never did.

5.0Dined on January 22, 2013

We love this Italian restaurant! It's consistently good at the right price!