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Bottega

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4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 447 4448
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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229 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A popular busy restaurant with really good service and good food. The prices are high but the food is good. As it was very busy it was hard to hear conversation and the tables are a little close for privacy. The area has a good vibe but very little safe parking.

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Thank JUSTINE-JESSE
Johannesburg, South Africa
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353 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spend most Saturdays on the Parkhurst strip for lunch and have been to most places several times. We realized that we had not been to Bottega for a long time and popped in for lunch. Fantastic service! Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and took us through the specials in great detail. She was brilliant throughout lunch.... More 

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Thank Beechman1
Esher, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It i8 over a year since we visited thia popular Johannesburg restaurant, Good variety with a large number of different pasta dishes. 3 of our group had different pasta dishes and all said they were all very tasty. the Tortellini Primaveria being superb. I had the Veal Pizzaoula and the taste was a taste I have had in my mind... More 

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Thank watchman2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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734 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had another great dinner at Bottega yesterday evening! We were (very efficiently) served by Alex and all dishes were excellent. I asked for spaghetti bolognaise/ragi (which they strangely do not have on the menu), and they quickly made a plan - it was great! It is always a pleasure to come to this great place - just... More 

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Thank Hooggenoeg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved the wine list... the food was very good, can't really fault it. Service was friendly and very sharp! Quaint little place! Lovely evening out😊

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Thank anri_bester
Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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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228 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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 

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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.

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Thank Karolien C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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164 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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.

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Thank Kvolkova
Johannesburg, South Africa
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734 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:30
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?