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Bottega Restaurant

1331 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
+1 212-288-5282
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lentil soup” (3 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
1331 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was good but very small portions considering it is an Italian restaurant, which usually have big portions. The server was very friendly and accommodating since we had a baby with us. Not sure if I will return b/s of the serving size and...More

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live nearby but never ate here and finally tried it. We shared two appetizers- the fried calamari and zucchini and the sauteed mushroom and peppers. Then I had gnocchi and my husband had the veal saltimbocca which was a bit odd in that it...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We live in the neighborhood and this was our first visit. I usually try to order something simple the first time I go to a new restaurant. My wife had the whole wheat pasta with summer vegetables. I had the Caesar salad and mushroom rissoto...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Despite the average reviews, I found this restaurant quite pleasant, with good food, great service and a nice, easy vibe. We sat outside and enjoyed a nice light summer dinner of eggplant rolletini, fried calamari and zucchini, a basket of Italian bread with sundried tomato...More

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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
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...More

Thank Harvey M
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...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank TheTeeMan
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...More

Thank Nathan S
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...More

Thank dtb135
Upper East Side
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easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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13 February 2016|
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Response from Stuart_in_DC | Reviewed this property |
hi I was out of the country, I do not know about th cake, but it is a great meal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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