Ristorante Bottaio

4.7
719 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ristorante Bottaio - Fresh vegetables, fish and various meats prepared as modern interpretations of traditional dishes from the Abruzzo region of Italy. All within your reach at our charming restaurant in Libertyville, Illinois. Stop by and see for yourself!
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vip1234
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was fine and everyone enjoyed the meal. The only partial negative I would say is my Penne Russo Pollo could have used more sauce for Flavor. I did not request more but I should have. Flavor and quantity on everyone else’s dishes was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best local place around! It’s like having a family dinner at someone’s house!

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MikeF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on a great meal and good service. Love this place.

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LIsaC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! Everything!!! From service to food must eat

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karend
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ood always! and thoughtful service always!

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vipLorieS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. My husband had the fish special and he hadn’t been able to stop talking about how good it was. Tiramisu was fantastic, too.

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LindaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and wonderful place to go for a birthday lunch! Server was excellent as was the food and wine. Will definitely go back and will refer to friends!

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Tundi02
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants.
Consistent and always good experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service.

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JohnD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here multiple times and this is one of the most consistently great restaurant experiences.

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vipSusanS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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vipSuburbanDebbie
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait a little but once seated our waiter and food were great. We were pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely come back again to try their seasonal menu items!

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LisaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and delicious food. Our waiter helped with food choices to accommodate a food allergy.

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vipBMan
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for true Italian food. Fantastic service delivered throughout by the staff.
Had 7:30 reservation. Arrived at 7:25 and was immediately informed that there was a delay. The restaurant was extremely busy as the house was full. Was offered a glass of wine to pass the time during the delay and was seated by 7:50. This is just gracious service, something that you don't find very often.
The food was terrific throughout our meal. Calamari fritti to start was cooked perfectly and tender. Entrees of fish, beef and pork all delighted.
Gelatti for dessert was terrific.
Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were very good. We have been going there for many years. Alway consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a lovely dinner. Food was delicious. Service was good.
Tables are too small. Noise level was really high.

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ggmarie
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were able to get in on a last minute reservation on a Saturday night. We sat upstairs and that was about the only bad thing I could say about the place because it was very loud and the sound echoed so it was hard to have a conversation. But the food was very good and as busy as it was the service was excellent.

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vipAuctioneerFoodieChicago
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a favorite restaurant for us. I think last night the server may have been covering too many tables which I suspect is a COVID problem. It will not change how we feel about the great food and atmosphere of this restaurant. You should eat here.

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vipslatermom
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best true Italian food around. Excellent service too

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Kurt
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place service a bit slow and food seemed a little bit less tasty then the past

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vipCasualdiner
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Kyle was outstanding very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly.
The special i had was just ok, it had crab, shrimp in a prosecco cream sauce, but it was unbelievable fishy!
Other guests dinners were great no complaints whatsoever!

Will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Nice, quiet meal with a unique ambience and exceptional food. Best filet ive had in Libertyville. We will be back again and again.

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ColleenC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love Bottaio! Great food and service!! Their pizzas are amazing!

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MichaelH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite local independent Italian restaurant. Great friendly service and always great food.

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vipClaudeW
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality of both food and service was excellent. Prices were very reasonable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
264 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle our waiter was very attentive and kind. Our meal was outstanding!

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful place - 2 floors, we sat upstairs, which is not as nice as the main floor, but Food and Service was outstanding

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vipPenguin
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat upstairs which was lovely. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Food was delicious as always. Service was a bit slow, but chalking that up to post-covid staffing difficulties. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service! One of our faves in Libertyville

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DonnaG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us had entrees off the specials menu and each were absolutely delicious!! Service was outstanding!

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JamesU
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and service. They could use some sound baffles to cut down on the loud conversations or seat people further apart! They do need to address this issue in the dining room!

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Woodman
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the first time I ate at this restaurant my friend goes there all the time told me is the best Italian food around. The food was outstanding. Great mussels and seafood pasta. Flavors outstanding. Definitely will return

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MichaelH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite local Italian restaurant ! Food is always great and service. My go to place that’s not my own restaurant.

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RoxanneP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food! Bottaio never disappoints!

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SandyR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service….great menu….food prepared as asked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal or experience at this fine establishment. Really good authentic Italian dishes with great service.

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vipgloriaw
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous dinner. All of the specials were outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food, which is normally good, was terrible. My husband and I ordered two different chicken items and both the chicken was hard, tasteless and barely warm.

FAQs

Ristorante Bottaio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 573-1800.

Ristorante Bottaio is rated 4.7 stars by 719 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.