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Bottega Restaurant

1331 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
+1 212-288-5282
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good53%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lentil soup” (3 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
1331 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous evening! Went with a colleague who dines here regularly--the service was superb and so was the food. Had the veal and was in heaven. The tiramisu (what else?) was perfect. I would return here--I think they are associated with Barbaresco on Lexington Ave,...More

Thank happytrails555
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Service was fast and super friendly. I enjoyed one of the daily specials, ravioli. My cosmopolitan from the bar was very good and very cold. I was too full from dinner and drinks to enjoy a dessert. I look forward to dining here again. The...More

Thank jackie_joseph
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A friend took me here for lunch during a recent visit to NYC and it was a perfectly acceptable but not exceptional Italian restaurant. The only thing that distinguishes it is that they make their own pasta. The ravioli was extremely good, the wine was...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 29 October 2017

As with most NYC restaurants the seating was very tight, but the food and service were very good. All of entrees, pasta and otherwise, were excellent, waiter was friendly, and cocktails good.

Thank Scoozer1
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The food was good but very small portions considering it is an Italian restaurant, which usually have big portions. The server was very friendly and accommodating since we had a baby with us. Not sure if I will return b/s of the serving size and...More

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We live nearby but never ate here and finally tried it. We shared two appetizers- the fried calamari and zucchini and the sauteed mushroom and peppers. Then I had gnocchi and my husband had the veal saltimbocca which was a bit odd in that it...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We live in the neighborhood and this was our first visit. I usually try to order something simple the first time I go to a new restaurant. My wife had the whole wheat pasta with summer vegetables. I had the Caesar salad and mushroom rissoto...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Despite the average reviews, I found this restaurant quite pleasant, with good food, great service and a nice, easy vibe. We sat outside and enjoyed a nice light summer dinner of eggplant rolletini, fried calamari and zucchini, a basket of Italian bread with sundried tomato...More

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My wife and I went to Bottega after an afternoon cabaret performance on 22nd Street. The food was quite good but the service was a bit chaotic.

Thank Rockrolex
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Unlike the last time I was here, I had a very disappointing meal here this time. The meal started off very well with a delicious bowl of Lentil Soup. I decided not to have a main course and instead had two appetizers. The Scampi appetizer...More

Thank Harvey M
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12 February 2016|
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Response from Stuart_in_DC | Reviewed this property |
hi I was out of the country, I do not know about th cake, but it is a great meal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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