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4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 447 4448
08:00 - 16:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bottega is an old favourite of mine but this visit was disappointing. The oysters were below par and the veal was drowned in napolitana sauce which totally obscured the taste of the meat. My partner's sea food pasta was however excellent and I enjoyed the apple crumble for desert. Service was good and it's a nice touch to put the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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210 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated a friend's 50th birthday at Bottega in the smaller restaurant which they had booked out. The venue prepared a special menu for the occasion, with a long list of whiskeys which they had on offer - quite an impressive list. The food was really very good and the service was excellent. The manager was constantly around and our... More 

Thank Les P
Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My sister and I visited the place for Sunday lunch, we where impressed with the decor, the friendly service, the wide range of whisky and wine that we could choose from. The food was amazing. Good experience overall.

Thank Karolien C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had 2 vegeterian meals and salad,and mussels.All absolutelly great taste.We love the orange soda setting on ice.We enjoyed every minute there.Good quality meals,great taste.Well done.

Thank Kvolkova
Johannesburg, South Africa
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698 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Whereas the food at Bottega could be better, the service on Friday night was excellent. Zanele is an excellent waiter and served us very professionally. Unfortunately, whereas Bottega positions itself as an Italian restaurant, they do not make their own pasta - we were advised that they buy their ravioli. They always recommend the penne with strips of beef fillet,... More 

1 Thank Hooggenoeg
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We only had 1 night to venture out for a local meal, and the neighborhood of Parkhurst came highly recommended. We chose this place based on the menu posted and we were not disappointed. And the wine selection was pretty great - we had a lovely Pinotage. Be warned that the menu changes daily, so although there is a menu... More 

Thank Nori C
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent. Wine list good Quality of food very dissapointing. Not what we expected from a restaurant that we picked based on the trip advisor ratings

1 Thank Erentia T
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

we are regular diners at Bottega and are never disappointed the food is real and always good my fish was simple and tasty the steak was soft and the veal was delicious - the service is always attentive and the waiters are tops - always a great choice

Thank Alan B
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

From our lovely waiter Lorraine to the most relaxing environment in a long time, I can't recommend this perfect little hideaway to absolutely everyone who comes to PARKHURST , Johannesburg enough. Try the "Big C" or "Avo" burger, you will not disappointed. Franca and Sav have figured it out and have gotten it soooo right!

Thank LaurieAllan
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to while away a few hours with friends over good food and wine. It's a small restaurant so you'd do well to book ahead. Good choices of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. The small inside/outside area is good for people watching on a sunny day!

Thank SRBoC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 447 4448

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?