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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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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
74 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You are spoilt for choice for good Italian in the Melbourne CBD.. this place has a great pre theatre menu and I found the service prompt and professional and the manager who served my table was very chatty about the night ahead and the wines...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service at Bottega were excellent. The menu was really interesting and threw up some intriguing meals. The wine list was great and they stock limoncello which won me over immediately. This is a well laid out, atmospheric place particularly for lunch. However,...More

Thank Brianturkey
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy a refined atmosphere, seamless and polite service, exquisite dishes and an all-round pleasurable experience, Bottega is the place for you. Located close to the vibey theatre district yet protected from the city bustle, this was a haven of serenity after a hard...More

Thank CherylB1510
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is presented very well and I do admit that I thought the food taste was good, but it was the service, that was slow and lacking. We ordered at about 7:45 and our mains did not arrive until well after 9pm, and my...More

Thank CDAbout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was a bit slow. Delicious, albeit very small meal, except for the one frozen bit of pasta filling I had. Everything else, including dessert was so delicious that I was happy to ignore this one little flaw. Unfortunately, the middle aged male waiter who...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 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 6 November 2017 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 31 October 2017 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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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