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4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 447 4448
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:30
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South Africa
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We’d avoided Botega Café in Parkhurst for some years because we felt they charged too much and delivered too little, but we tried them again last weekend and were quite simply blown away. Firstly, the service was exceptional and Scoombie our waiter knew his menu backwards including the specials. Secondly, there is an exceptionally extensive collection of whiskies available. And... More 

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Thank MatthewJHB
Singapore, Singapore
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some dishes were a hit and some were a miss. Definitely order the pork ribs, crazy huge portions and tasted delicious. All of us agreed it was a winner. For dessert, get the panna cotta, it was deliciously creamy with hints of coconut. The pasta was ok that night. The group said on their previous visit, the pasta was better... More 

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Thank kimchixo
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling in South Africa for the first time and this was the first restaurant I ate it - American's may not be familiar with South African game but try everything when you're there. The spring Bok at Bottega is to die for!

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Thank sherndon0720
Pretoria, South Africa
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231 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A popular busy restaurant with really good service and good food. The prices are high but the food is good. As it was very busy it was hard to hear conversation and the tables are a little close for privacy. The area has a good vibe but very little safe parking.

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Thank JUSTINE-JESSE
Johannesburg, South Africa
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374 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We spend most Saturdays on the Parkhurst strip for lunch and have been to most places several times. We realized that we had not been to Bottega for a long time and popped in for lunch. Fantastic service! Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and took us through the specials in great detail. She was brilliant throughout lunch.... More 

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Thank Beechman1
Esher, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

It i8 over a year since we visited thia popular Johannesburg restaurant, Good variety with a large number of different pasta dishes. 3 of our group had different pasta dishes and all said they were all very tasty. the Tortellini Primaveria being superb. I had the Veal Pizzaoula and the taste was a taste I have had in my mind... More 

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Thank watchman2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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742 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Four of us had another great dinner at Bottega yesterday evening! We were (very efficiently) served by Alex and all dishes were excellent. I asked for spaghetti bolognaise/ragi (which they strangely do not have on the menu), and they quickly made a plan - it was great! It is always a pleasure to come to this great place - just... More 

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Thank Hooggenoeg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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129 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved the wine list... the food was very good, can't really fault it. Service was friendly and very sharp! Quaint little place! Lovely evening out😊

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Thank anri_bester
Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Bottega is an old favourite of mine but this visit was disappointing. The oysters were below par and the veal was drowned in napolitana sauce which totally obscured the taste of the meat. My partner's sea food pasta was however excellent and I enjoyed the apple crumble for desert. Service was good and it's a nice touch to put the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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230 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We celebrated a friend's 50th birthday at Bottega in the smaller restaurant which they had booked out. The venue prepared a special menu for the occasion, with a long list of whiskeys which they had on offer - quite an impressive list. The food was really very good and the service was excellent. The manager was constantly around and our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:30
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th Avenue | Parkhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 447 4448

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