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74 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 2252
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (21 reviews)
“sorbet” (5 reviews)
“scotch fillet” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
74 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent but the table we were sat at I had trouble getting into my seat stuck away in the corner at the front at the restaurant. My husband said he felt very boxed in our friend who sat at the other side...More

Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the duck pasta and the gnocchi. A side two pasta dishes and two glasses of wine was $100. The duck was tasteless, the gnocchi was a bit better than average. There are better places to eat.

Thank Lis1405
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Good food and good service. Staff were also very informative and professional. If you dine here have a pre dinner drink next door, while sitting at the pavement .

1  Thank Smokiedog
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here with the wife whilst on a trip to Melbourne. Food was amazing....try the croquets. Every course was superb. Wine list was pretty good and service was simply first class....genuinely warm, knowledgeable about the menu and unobtrusive. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Ozi_Traveller31
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Some friends, who have been coming here for a few years, took us to this lovely Italian restaurant in the city. We shared a tasty meal and everyone was happy, which can be a rarity. I highly recommend the tri-coloured casarecce, housemade pork and fennel...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A not too hot summer evening in Melbourne with great friends, a great selection of wines and a fantastic menu. Superb. Broke the diet by having gnocchi for entree and Snapper fillet for main. Really nicely done. Then cheese for the table accompanied by a...More

Thank Troonie1
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Very good dining experience. Outstanding service and modest prices. Very central next to theaters. Great menu and wine selection.

Thank BJ88nz
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We really enjoyed dining at Bottega. The food was excellent and the staff were all very attentive and knowledgeable. Taking into account all aspects of dining out, this restaurant is the best we have experienced for several years. We were visiting Melbourne and enjoyed our...More

Thank brucel226
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Fine dining good choice of meals and wines, excellent service and relaxing environment, highly recommended

Thank rich s
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I treated ourselves to an afternoon of theatre on December the 30th, and decided to begin our date with lunch at Bottega. Well, this was certainly a highlight of our end of year weekend! We were promptly greeted by a lovely waitress,...More

Thank andymelbournian
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
US$15 - US$36
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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 St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 2252
  • E-mail
Overlooking leafy Bourke Street Hill, Bottega serves some of Melbourne’s best modern Italian cuisine. The menu takes inspiration from regional Italian cooking, with several Sicilian influences. Dusty Treweek, formerly of Comme and Stokehouse, leads the kitchen team, using the highest quality produce across the entire menu. This includes lemons, oranges and nettles sourced from owner Denis’ farm in Rutherglen. Ditalini is made by hand and served with braised duck leg, smoked pancetta, lentils and broccolini. Twice cooked lamb shoulder is slow cooked, served with eggplant, almond and black garlic, while Tasmanian salmon very slowly poached and accompanied by shallot puree, squid ink crackers, watercress and confit lemon. Sommelier Ben Knight has crafted an exceptional wine list, with emphasis on regional Australian wines, and an extensive selection of imported wines specialising in Italian varieties.
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