“It has a great atmosphere, a good menu and excellant service.”
“food was great: arugala salad was absolutely delicious; the veal was tender and breaded appropriately; the desert of cheesecake was perfectly creamy and sweet.”
“It is a great Chelsea oasis, where there's plenty of room to sit outdoors, have pricey drinks and smoke, if you choose.”
“the white truffle oil pizza is great and most of the other food is good.”
“Nice menu - solid basic Italian food - but nothing to call home about.”
“This was a great restaurant.”
“He brought out salads with entrees and then gave us a dirty look after we flagged down another server (as he did not come back to the table once to check on things) to take our cold pasta back to get reheated.”
“The food was delicious and the portions were generous.”
“went with three friends on a slow (Monday) night, which may have accounted for the excellent service we received.”
I went to this restaurant for a late lunch.
The service was ok...waiter didn't know what kind of minestrone was being served..though to his credit, he did check.
I had a salmon tartare w avocado for a starter which was good.
Then my funghi pizza arrived via a busboy as another tried to remove my bread.He was stopped. Can someone start training bus boys to ask what if the customer is finished .
The "wild mushrooms" were bland and wet. The crust was too thin at the apex of the pizza causing ingredients to slide off as you tried to fold the slide in half.
Horrendous Experience - Don't waste your money.. I have to say that I have been here on numerous occasions in fact last week alone I went three times with several friends. The food without fail is amazing. I enjoy the ambiance and the service typically is OK. Early this Sunday 5/9/2010 I met up with some friends for drinks and was greeted with the poorest attitude from the server. It was clear that she should not be working in the service industry. I asked for my beer it arrived 15 minutes even still we decided to order something to eat. The food took over 45 minutes and it was not even busy. I decided to approach the waitress and ask when our food was coming out and of course I was greeted with the same icy attitude. The final straw for me was when we received our bill we had been overcharged for 2 drinks. Not a huge deal but when we spoke with the manager Josh he was combative, defensive, and refused to help resolve the issue. He continued adding to the horrendous experience by accusing the table of lying and giving the waitress a hard time all night. Then we asked if we could pay cash he refused, kept my friends credit card "hostage" and threatened to call the police. At that point after the embarrassment we suffered we decided to pay our bill and leave. Rest assured I will not go back to this place. Food alone is not enough reason to be treated like trash. The entire staff needs retraining on customer service skills because clearly with a manager like that its no wonder the wait staff was so disengaged and rude.
Amazing Italian/Mediterranean. We had some amazing appetizers! The seafood apps and salads were wonderful. Fish entree was prepared perfectly with a shellfish-tomato broth. Even the bread is amazing - wood-fired oven - and had rosemary and salt. Wines were reasonable and the server had a good recommendation. Go for apps and wine or stay for dinner. Outside seating is nice but it's warmer (both ways) inside.
Horribe..Horrible...Horrible. I went this past Saturday and it was the absolute worst....The only thing I thought was decent was my melon ball...(I think that was the name of the drink)....The food was horrible....for the prices they do not give enough at all...Honestly its like the entrees they had made it look like they were trying to hard....I should have just went to Olive Garden..I rated 1 star but they didnt even deserve that....
I have to start off my saying our dinner here is one that will NEVER be forgotten! My friend and I went last fall and I still remember our servers.
She was like a ballerina in stealth mode--- AWESOME!
The food.. amazing. Every course had beautiful fresh flavors and defining textures.
classy dining expereince. I came here with a client outing. The company was fronting the bill, so the price wasn't an issue. I did glaze over the prices. Though it was expensive, it wasn't anything extraordinarily unreasonable. If you're looking for a fine dining experience, you have to pay the pretty penny!
great pizza - worse service and excuses in the city.
the white truffle oil pizza is great and most of the other food is good. if you can deal with the worse service in the city and equally bad excuses, than this is your place....
they like to seat you at the bar for a drink before your table is ready, meanwhile there are plenty of empty tables, they are just trying to boost their bar sales.....
good luck finding the manager too!!! once you find him he is a great guy, but you must find him first.
if they are busy it may take for ever to get your bottle of wine because the manager is the only person that can go to the wine cellar to get your wine......make sure you order and get your wine before you order your food otherwise you will be eating before your wine even is brought to the table...
Great food and atmosphere.. I had a drink with my 2 friends at the bar before being seated. The staff was very helpful and courteous. We started with the carcofi salad and the burrata. We then had the branzino, vitello, and the tagliatelle. The entrees were cooked to perfection and the desserts were amazing. This is the restaurant to go to if you are looking for a great atmosphere and great Italian food.
Lovely!. A very nice, quite and romantic place to take your partner to for a special occasion. The Italian food was so Italian that I could close my eyes and imagine to be in Sicily or Milan. The service was excellent and the prices are reasonable. The whole dinner was an experience that I definitely will need to repeat. Two thumbs up for Bottega!!
A wonderful place to be - and the food is equal to the atmosphere.
A bit out of the way, but worth it if you find yourself in that part of town. I am not part of the young and hip, but I like going to LaBottega. The atmosphere is nice and it is not too noisy. if the weather is good the outdoor area is to die for. And I love the food. The truffle oil pizza alone is worth the trip. Not like any other pizza I have ever had, it is round and has cheese but other wise has little in common with pizza It is light and delicate and amazing. The other dishes on the menu are all imaginative and each one comes out perfect.
I love tirimasu, but the tirimasu at La Bottega is a whole other story. the expected tastes in a light and airy dish.
The service is always friendly and attentive but never in the way.
A terric place to relax and eat wonderful food.
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