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Bottega Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1331 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
+1 212-288-5282
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Washington, DC
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112 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
New York, United States
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436 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 was served quickly, came out of the kitchen warm, not hot, and had little scampi... More 

Thank Harvey M
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

we love this place. it is great looking, attractive and has great service. the good is excellent and has something for everyone. the menu is traditional in many respects. ..but no less yummy. I hate sharing this place with all of you...because it also happens to be exceedingly fairly priced...so..I don't want to overcrowd the place ....but it's worth it.!!

Thank Andrew G
New Rochelle, New York
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My wife and I met at the bar for a drink before a couple of client/friends came to join us for dinner; and this was the only disappointing part of my evening. The bartender was pleasant enough but the quality of wines by the glass we had was quite disappointing. The wines we ordered by the bottle with dinner (one... More 

Thank TheTeeMan
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

Thank Nathan S
New York
2 reviews
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 

Thank dtb135
Long Beach, California
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank DobbinsFamily
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 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!

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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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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.

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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

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

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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