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Bottega Restaurant

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Upper East Side
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1331 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
+1 212-288-5282
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12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Hoover
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

One of my favorite pasta items is gnocchi, so I not only order them just about any time I see them on the menu, but consider myself an expert (thanks in part to a great education from several VERY Italian friends over the years). So when I saw "Gnocchi with spinach and ricotta in a light cream sauce," on Bottega's... More 

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Thank Nathan S
New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Food is very good -- I went many, many times and spent thousands of dollars over the past few years; then wasn't in for a long while; when I returned, the maitre'd was rude and unfriendly and waiter was unhappy with my cash tip, asking arrogantly "was everything ok" -- definitely have now soured on the place, as it exhibited... More 

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Thank dtb135
Long Beach, California
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Last time I reviewed an Italian restaurant (in Yelp, I think) I got a real backlash from the owners how they have an Italian name and I was all wrong about their heritage. Just so, unlike that other place here in California I have no complaint with the food. I guess you expect that Italian restaurants in New York to... More 

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Thank DobbinsFamily
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent place on the UES for dinner with friends. Nice ambiance, great wine list and the Best wild mushroom risotto on the planet!

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Thank jplasman
NYCRestaurant1, Public Relations Manager at Bottega Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience at Bottega! Our risotto is a guest favorite. We hope you will join us again to try our other awesome dishes! Best Wishes, Bottega Management More 

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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed eating here very much. Not a large menu, which I always see as a plus, but a good choice of some great Italian classics. The atmosphere is loud and friendly with the tables being set very close together. Prices are reasonable for the city.

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Thank Tamedscot
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Bottega Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so happy that you had an enjoyable experience dining with us. Thank you for choosing Bottega, we hope you join us again soon! Best Wishes, Bottega Management More 

new york
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Everything was wonderful! The food, service and atmosphere is always great. My favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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Thank Stafa14
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Bottega Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Bottega! We are so happy that you had a great dining experience. Thank you for choosing us, we look forward to serving you again. Best Wishes, Bottega Management More 

Manhattan
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I, my husband, and other members of our family eat dinner here frequently (usually 2 -3 times per month). We have never had a bad meal. The chardonnay is wonderful. I usually order the blanca salad and grilled branzino, which comes with roasted veg and potatoes; it is one of my favorite fish dishes in NYC. The bread, which we... More 

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Thank demiago
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Bottega Restaurant, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We promise and hope to show you that we are still the same great restaurant. We hope these recent reviews have not deterred you from joining us again. We appreciate your patronage and hope you dine with us again soon! Warmest Regards, Bottega Management More 

New York City, New York
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158 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

It's nice sitting outside in the summertime, but not so nice as to have a nearly inedible meal. The food has gone downhill consistently from the opening when it was OK to now when it was inedible. All dishes were luke warm. The fried calamari and zucchini was tasteless, overcooked, soggy and greasy. The two pasta dishes were way past... More 

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Thank JeffreyGL48
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Like several other reviewers here, I found the customer service and the management sorely lacking. The food was good, but the first time the waiter came over, he basically said "Sorry to interrupt, but you can finish talking once I read you the specials." Smooth. Fortunately, someone asked abut the red dipping sauce that came with the bread, so I... More 

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Thank PKLucas
New York City, New York
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168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived for an early dinner, escaping the ever-crowded Lexington Avenue Line to make our way over to Second Avenue, in upheaval from the tunneling for the new Second Avenue line. That mess is across the street from Bottega and, once inside the interior of this lovely restaurant, we forget all about subways and all things New York. We have... More 

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Thank Holly K
NYCRestaurant1, Guest Relations Manager at Bottega Restaurant, responded to this review

Holly, Thank you so much for sharing this beautifully written review. We are so happy to hear that your evening at Bottega was everything you had hoped for. We are glad that for a few hours you could escape the craziness of the city and join us in Italy. Thank you for choosing Bottega, we hope you join us again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-288-5282

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