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4.7 (746) $$$$ $$$$ Italian, Mediterranean


Summary: Elegant Italian dining with garden views.

Bottega invites you to an exquisite experience where every seat offers a view of elegance and every plate is a taste of Italy. Indulge in a refined menu featuring dishes like duck cannelloni, golden tilefish, and venison, all served in a stunning stone building with large windows overlooking a serene garden. This intimate setting is perfect for both romantic dinners and special celebrations, with private dining options available for larger gatherings. The bar at Bottega sets the stage for the evening with grissini and cocktails, while the dining area enchants with arched porticos and wood panels. The ever-changing menu is a testament to the local and regional cuisine, offering appetizers such as Parmesan soufflé and Gulf shrimp spiedini. Main courses like Mississippi rabbit with Carolina gold risotto and lamb porterhouse chops are sure to satisfy, paired with a wine list featuring Italian, Spanish, French, and Californian selections. For a sweet finale, the pastry chef's pecan brownie sundae or orange cake with Curaçao crème anglaise are irresistible. Whether you're seated indoors surrounded by soft lighting and leather banquettes or outside amidst the garden, Bottega's Italian charm is undeniable.


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James Beard
Outstanding Bar Program - Nominee 2023


2240 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205

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