Bottega Restaurant

Italian Restaurant and Mediterranean Restaurant$$$$
Five Points South, Birmingham
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  • Thomas C.
    "Also has a great happy hour at 9-10pm each night on the Cafe side."(5 Tips)
    Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    "June 1 join Chef Frank Stitt at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival"(2 Tips)
    Brian F.
    "Chicken scaloppine with crisp breadcrumbs"(2 Tips)
    Leslie H.
    "The Parmesan Soufflé was amazing."(3 Tips)
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  • Erika E.
    Erika EmodyNovember 15, 2012
    Cafe side is civilized and lovely. Service is sincere and attentive. Food is fabulous. And honestly for the price, you cannot go wrong. Loved the flat iron steak mid-rare. Perfectly sized and cooked.
  • Clark C.
    Clark ChilesDecember 13, 2016
    Simply one of the finest restaurants in Bham many would say the country. The menu changes daily so ask your server what they recommend. Their menu is a wonderful combination of Southern&Mediterranean
  • Leslie H.
    Leslie HamptonNovember 14, 2014
    The Parmesan Soufflé was amazing. Had Braised Short Ribs that were so very tender and flavorful. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Atmosphere was A++.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PaulOctober 3, 2014
    Fantastic food and service. Menu changes frequently with availability of fresh ingredients. You literally cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Enjoy!
  • Arlene M.
    A beautiful restaurant in Birmingham also serving great food. There is a cafe side and also a fine dining side to this restaurant. The menu is fabulous no matter which side you choose!
  • Lily P.
    Lily PayneNovember 8, 2012
    Beautiful atmosphere and the food is amazing every time I go there. It is one of my top spots to have a top notch experience.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 16, 2013
    The upscale Italian restaurant has a sister café featuring wood-fired pizzas. We recommend the white pies, with a flavorful, meaty topping.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ChungMarch 13, 2015
    Phenomenal food here. I had the mushroom agnolotti which was outstanding. Leave room for dessert. Also has a great happy hour at 9-10pm each night on the Cafe side.
  • Victoria P.
    Victoria PhillipsFebruary 26, 2014
    Beyond delicious. The wild sea bass was perfectly seared and the James Dean salad was extra fresh.
  • AL.com
    AL.comNovember 8, 2011
    Beautiful surroundings and impeccable service, but get there early if you want to dine on pizza and gourmet burgers for lunch outside. It can be tough to get a table. Read more
  • Carl F.
    Carl FigueiredoMarch 5, 2015
    Solid option for a splurge in the Birmingham area. Excellent cocktails & seafood.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KJuly 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken scallopini is FABULOUS as is the seven layer coconut cake!
  • Guillermo M.
    Guillermo MendozaNovember 1, 2013
    The parmesan souffle very nice, the tuna also very good if you like hot flavours!
  • Birmingham IN Guide www.birminghamal.org
    Housed in a historic building, Bottega was created by chef/owner Frank Stitt and offers upscale contemporary Italian cuisine and a extensive wine list. The menu, which changes daily, offers selections Read more
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    May 29 - June 1 join Chef Frank Stitt at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and explore the rich intermingling of culture and cuisine that runs through Southern cookbook tradition. Read more
  • Kimberly W.
    Kimberly WaterlooApril 25, 2013
    Buy one of the cookbooks for a real sense of Chef Stitts style. They are beautiful an inspiring .
  • Scharlene H.
    Scharlene HendrixJune 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Parmesan soufflé is a must. The Parpadelle (forgive my spelling) is wonderful as well.
  • Teri F.
    Teri FreemanDecember 6, 2011
    The octopus is awesome and the sea bass is unbelievably delicious!
  • Jamie F.
    Jamie FairbanksMarch 15, 2013
    The coconut pecan cake was to die for! I can't wait to go back!
  • Richard D.
    Richard DavisApril 22, 2010
    Go to Bottega Cafe for Lunch. Ask for a plate of Olives - not on the menu, but a can't miss. Order the Chicken Paillard for your main course. Read more
  • Foodimentary
    FoodimentaryDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Save room for dessert. Doll's coconut cake & a shot of espresso
  • Ada Marie M.
    Ada Marie MunizJuly 21, 2015
    Everything!!! I'm having trouble deciding
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HenniganAugust 15, 2011
    Try the roasted peppers. You can thank me later.
  • Sergio F.
    Sergio FurioJanuary 12, 2012
    Best focaccia bread ever; great nicose salad
  • Ford W.
    Ford WilesMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken scaloppine is the most ridiculously good dish you will ever taste I promise.
  • Graham B.
    Graham BoettcherApril 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The fried oyster piadine is amazing!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SchablowJuly 16, 2010
    Best (chocolate) Tiramisu in the world here.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FosterSeptember 8, 2010
    Niçoise salad and Chicken scaloppine with crisp breadcrumbs and capers are a must try
  • Katie C.
    Katie CampbellJuly 27, 2011
    Grapefruit Gimlet is delicious!
  • Maddy
    MaddySeptember 8, 2012
    Tuscan egg salad and fritto misto are A+
  • Jonathan Y.
    Go to the Cafe side (says Pars)
  • Grace B.
    Grace BlaneOctober 13, 2012
    Ask what the cake of the day is! Not always on the menu
  • Scharlene H.
    Scharlene HendrixJune 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Parmesan soufflé!!
  • Courtney M.
    Courtney MarshallApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the grilled chicken pesto pizza.
  • William G.
    William GuytonNovember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Risotto with root vegetables
  • Bonnie M.
    Bonnie MacdonaldMay 4, 2013
    Trigger fish was awesome.
  • Courtney M.
    Courtney MarshallJune 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chicken Pesto pizza.
  • Graham B.
    Graham BoettcherMay 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Love the Cubano!
  • Terra V.
    Terra VistaAugust 8, 2014
    Wonderful setting
  • Marc
    MarcFebruary 19, 2015
    Go to the cafe, not the restaurant. It's delicious. And if you like tea, get the iced tea with mint honey in it. (as told to me, not my personal recommendation)
  • Foodimentary
    FoodimentaryJanuary 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Fritto Misto is always a winner
  • Katie M.
    Katie MitchellJanuary 19, 2012
    The cafe side has a much more lively (and, in my opinion, more fun) atmosphere than the restaurant side, and the food is every bit as good.
  • Camryn L.
    Camryn LemmonMay 27, 2013
    Not my fav, but still great food.
  • Dan
    DanSeptember 14, 2016
    Good food, but the service was too fussy for me.
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