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74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 2252
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiramisu” (16 reviews)
“pasta” (24 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a pre theatre dinner. Service was great. Good food. Full of flavor and vibrant colors. 2 courses served with time to spare.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in without a reservation. They were very accommodating and the staff excellent. Had the meat platter, croquettes, pumpkin ravioli and squid. All very good. Did try desert with the chocolate risotto very filling but the peanut ice cream with chocolate moose was excellent. Will...More

Thank Southsfan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I celebrated 41 years tonight with a lovely dinner at Bottega. We started with Limoncello martinis and Leek taleggio croquettes. The Beet root w goat curd salad w savory short bread cookie and pickled onion was delicious. For entres we enjoyed Saffron...More

Thank KLHqgirl
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to go and enjoy a meal. The food is fantastic, the portions are small, beware if you are hungry you will need an entree. The service is excellent. It's a bit pricey for what it is but they do it well

Thank happycamperaus1
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We went to Bottega for a pre theatre meal. We ordered the seafood stew which is not cheap and it came with a piece of fried fish plonked in the plate of soup with other pieces of seafood which were overcooked.. The fish should have...More

Thank Hunter30
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were looking for somewhere to catch a quick bite before our Melbourne Festival show started. We only had around an hour but that was plenty of time as the service at Bottega was both attentive and efficient without being intrusive. The...More

Thank Brooke C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I unfortunately only used this restaurant for dessert and coffee on this visit. But I know that the broader restaurant offering is just as impressive as my love of its tiramisu. I am a tiramisu and chocolate mousse lover. I judge how good a restaurant...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

2 Private rooms upstairs . We were seated downstairs . Friendly and quick service There are Pre theatre menu No wifi and few dishes are gluten friendly . For starters we ordered sword fish carpaccio, sardine & chorizo For Main we had seafood soup ,...More

Thank Happy258
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Had a business lunch in the upstairs private room. 18 guests comfortable surroundings.Professional and efficient service from the young ladies looking after the room. Food was very good with a choice of entre and main course. Each diner was served simultaneously which points to an...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I booked here early in the week, was confirmed the day before and then arrived in the city earlier than expected. A quick call to the restaurant and they moved our booking forwarx an hour without hesitation. Lovely atmosphere, intimate and unique. Our 3 courses...More

Thank Melissa S
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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24 April 2017|
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Response from zizzle14 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you call or email to ask about this query directly.
Sue S
1 May 2015|
Response from BottegaMelb | Property representative |
Hi Sue, Thank you for your query. Bottega has one step to enter the restaurant and we have disabled bathrooms on the ground floor that are accessible through the kitchen. If you have any further queries, please don't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 2252
  • E-mail
Located on Bourke Hill in Melbourne’s Little Italy, Bottega’s cosy, welcoming ambience, plush leather seats and soft lighting, has made it a long time favourite haunt for CBD diners. In the heart of Melbourne’s theatre precinct, Bottega serves some of Melbourne's best contemporary Italian food. The menu is extensive and well chosen and is combined with a passionate and ever growing wine list.Bottega also takes functions seriously with dedicated menus and private rooms catering for intimate dinners, or parties up to 65 guests. Bottega is open for lunch Monday-Friday and Dinner Monday-Saturday.
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