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80 Wagaraw Rd, Hawthorne, NJ 07506-2704 (Lafayette)
+1 973-423-4433
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Not for cheap eats or buzzing bar scene, this is for fine food and drink in a classy environment. Chicken Scarpiello was great, for those who like spicy food. REAL mashed potatoes and vegetables cooked to perfection. A nice selection of wines. Choose the comfortable bar, lounge or dining room.

Thank Hugh E
New Jersey
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Met friends who had a reservation for 2 - joined them on a Saturday night for dinner - welcomed our addition of 2 and treated like royalty- drinks, dinner, dessert, service, valet parking - loved the whole experience; highly recommend!

Thank Faemuzzy
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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1,495 reviews
569 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,668 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

At this formal old school Italian restaurant I usually have seafood, but on this visit, which was with my wife and another couple, I was feeling daring so I started with a special appetizer, filet mignon stew, which was rich, hearty and flavorful. For our main courses both my wife and I ordered what the restaurant called Sunday stew, which... More 

1 Thank LWL3333
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129 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered the pasta with King crab which was awesome! The wife ordered the sea bass special and my daughter order the cavatelle with broccoli rabe! The food was outstanding. This restaurant is a must visit!

Thank Oscar S
Wayne, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Delicious foods! We often come here for dinner. However, we had a party here and we were disappointed by the food for the party. However, when we have dined here privately the food is usually outstanding. Fantastic service and amazing drinks! Beautiful ambiance

Thank kelltrip
West Milford
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We decided to try a new place for our Friday date night, and after reading a few reviews we picked Bottagra. We were extremely pleased with our choice! The atmosphere was very nice. I liked that there was a traditional Italian vibe, mixed with a new, almost hipster, feel. The staff was very friendly and welcoming - from the valet... More 

Thank Jquazza
Jensen Beach, Florida
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Bottagra has great food and is a great value for the money especially at lunch time.. Went with 3 other girls this month and we all loved our meals. Two of us had veal milanese ($14) plenty of veal and a great salad, one had pignoli crusted salmon ($14)which came with spinach and risotto- not a fan of pignoli nuts... More 

Thank Florida042004
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited Bottagra this past Saturday with friends and had a very nice Italian dinner. We have dined here previously, and find it to be consistent. The menu is good, but not innovative. The menu choices of pasta, veal, chicken, steak and seafood are all very traditional. Bottagra also has a very nice bar area. Our appetizers were the pasta... More 

Thank arubaphil
Clifton, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and service!!!! Check out their specials, always something good!!! The Calamari is excellent as well as the oysters. Everything was exceptional no complaints!!! I disagree with the priceyness, I think you get what you pay for. Good sized portions, we all asked food togo. Party of 7 with appetizers, salads, entrees, cappuccinos and we are drinkers (wine, martinis... More 

Thank MsDawn32
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The reputation of this place at this point should not be pushing $25-$40 glasses of wine. The food was good we had the rice balls,salad, pasta Bottagra, and a chicken dish. The night was just ok. Place is expensive be prepared.

Thank sjhig100 .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Wagaraw Rd, Hawthorne, NJ 07506-2704
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hawthorne
  • Phone Number: +1 973-423-4433
Bottagra brings a Modern Mediterranean flare to a traditional Italian restaurant in North Jersey.Chef-Owner Carlo Carbonaro and Robert Vicari have fused their extensive restaurant and culinary expertise together, offering a variety of dishes originating from the northern and southern regions of Italy. The dining rooms are classic New York City exuding a unique feel reminiscent of modern Tuscan villas. Mosaic tiles adorn the walls; rich exquisite draperies in deep bronzes, golds and chocolate colors compliment the upscale feel to this new chic spot. Bottagra's menu features wonderful fresh and flavorful specials as well as a full bar and an extensive wine list. Experience Bottagra!

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