Melbourne, Victoria

Overlooking leafy Bourke Street Hill, Bottega serves some of Melbourne’s best modern Italian cuisine with a menu inspired by regional Italian cooking, with Sicilian influences. Dusty Treweek, formerly of Comme and Stokehouse, leads the kitchen team, using the highest quality produce across the entire menu. 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. The interior exudes sophistication and comfort. Stylish leather booths and white clothed tables evoke a plush New York–style dining room, perfect for a romantic evening, a pre-theatre feed, a long lunch or a late dinner. With the added bonus of flexible and intimate spaces for private dining, accommodating groups from as little as 10 guests or as many as 60.
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74 Bourke Street
Melbourne CBD VIC 3000


Melbourne CBD



European, Italian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Bottega is like a handsome Italian man; chocolate hues, golden glow and smartly dressed. The sophisticated ambiance has made it a popular haunt for CBD diners and theatre lovers, eager to indulge in a little vino at lunchtime or prior to catching a show at the Princess.

The modern Italian menu is the work of Gabriele Oliveri, who was raised on the Adriatic coast in Cattolica. He brings to the kitchen a wealth of international experience yet always manages to pay homage to his native hometown. A dish of spoia lorda with a white hare ragu served with squaquerone, is a twist on a regional dish he grew up with. Handmade pastas are a strong feature of the menu, with ‘strozzapreti’ and ‘nidi di rondine’ taking a front seat. Dishes are complimented by a well-rounded wine list that features some bold Italian and Australian drops (the prices are even bolder). Given the location, the pre-theatre menu is incredibly popular, and it’s advisable to book ahead.

Specials & Events

Pre-theatre Dining @ Bottega Restaurant
Dates Mon 26 Feb to Sun 30 Jun 19
Location Melbourne CBD, Victoria
Category Early bird
Description Orders need to be placed by 6:30pm & your table is required back at 7:30pm The creative menu offers 6 entrees, 7 ...


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60 pax
Private Dining
Bottega’s private dining rooms are a unique city dining experience. We have a flexible and intimate space for private dining, accommodating groups from as little as 10 guests or as many as 60. Located on the first floor, Bottega’s private rooms are perfect spaces for a wide range of events - from corporate lunches & dinners, Christmas parties and medical industry presentations to milestone birthdays, intimate weddings, engagement dinners and wine dinners.


Function for 50-100
Private Dining Room
Suitable for Pre Theatre
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