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Ristorante Bottaio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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946 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1993
+1 847-573-1800
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Gurnee, Illinois
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great spot for a subdued New Year's Eve dinner. The food was delicious, the server, John, was sporting a wooden bow tie and was very friendly and knowledgeable, the atmosphere was vibrant but not noisy. One of our party needed gluten-free food and John's answer was always "no problem". Just what we needed to hear! John recommended the... More 

1 Thank Charlie4577
Skokie, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service. Great quality of food. This place made me feel like I was in Little Italy in Chicago. Definitely felt at home. One of the best places to eat in Libertyville.

1 Thank Blackhawks_fan75
Libertyville, Illinois
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Have eaten here many times with my family. We like the food and the atmosphere. This place is well run and the service has always been good. They have a nice bar and always make good drinks.

1 Thank Dean V
Mundelein, Illinois
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Food is fresh and great quality. Excellent variety in the menu. Service is was prompt and attentive. Have had many superb dinners and lunches at Bottaio

1 Thank Stan K
East Anglia
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165 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We made two visits to Ristorante Bottaio whilst in Libertyville. We have sampled a range of American fare on our several visits to the US but it is still a welcome treat to go European, and Bottaio is a very pleasing Italian experience... apart from the valet parking. This is important with such a small parking area but I fail... More 

Thank DerbyshireElaine
Midlothian, Virginia
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87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We went on Sunday evening shortly after the restaurant opened, a party of six. Each of us ordered a different pasta or chicken dish; we all qualified for the clean plate club or opted to take leftovers home. Those who ordered desserts devoured those as well. My Quattro Formaggi was very tasty and my husband liked the chicken parmesan. Service... More 

Thank Booklover48
Pensacola, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Met family for dinner. Food was great, not rushed. Everyone enjoyed a typical Italian meal! The calimari was a bit over cooked but the lamb was perfect.

Thank Cmdrzzz
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Good selection of Italian cuisine although pasta prices are a little high for the portions served -- even for Libertyville. Most sauces a little to heavy on the salt and not enough spices.

Thank E R
Lake Bluff, United States
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My office has a luncheon here once a year and it's where my husband proposed to me on Christmas Eve 2013 so it's definitely high on my favorite list. Consistently good food and great service.

1 Thank Denise Z
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

During our last visit I ordered the Calamari. It arrived burned. Our meals where rather lackluster,. It just seems that they could do better. We will not return.

Thank Mrtod2002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 946 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1993
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Libertyville
  • Phone Number: +1 847-573-1800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?