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Bottega Napa Valley
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM
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V Marketplace 6525 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599
6525 Washington StreetUSCaliforniaYountville94599
$$$Italian RestaurantToday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM
Sunday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PMMonday 5–9:30PMTuesday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PMWednesday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PMThursday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PMFriday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PMSaturday 11:30AM–3PM, 5–9:30PM
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Rustic Italian fare is served in a lively, indoor-outdoor setting at a historic winery estate.- Google
"I shared the braised beef short rib with a friend and it was incredible."
"Basically the service was well intended but VERY poorly executed."
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Charles Dennis
3 weeks ago
It's okay sums it up. If you can't cook and don't mind giving your money away then this is the place. Loud, dark, doors opening and closing on all sides to serve the guests outside, (in the winter months). Back room which seats 8 is the wine rack,and has a cooler, so there is a constant hum of refrigeration noise. Our Maitre'D called it the best table in the house when we complained. He should have said nothing or sorry and just moved us right away. Never argue with a patron. The food is overly rich, too much butter which leaves you full when you are half way through. Portions are small and not very complex for the price you pay. Waiter was okay, (we had to ask for bread) service from the kitchen was slow for our group. Sommelier was pleasant. Water waiter didn't speak (like, "your welcome" when I said thank you) Expect attention to detail, innovative foods and flavors that you can't duplicate at home and a feeling of being appreciated as a patron. No reason to go back.
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Constantine Demetriadis
2 months ago
Perfection! Try the tagliarini Bolognese and spaghetti alla Sophia Loren!
Tanya Shust
a month ago
The food was delicious, however we felt like we were in jail. There were constantly 2-3 servers standing 5 ft away and just watching. This is our 4th time coming to Bottega, but the servers have never been as snobby as this time. Apparently the server wasn't happy enough with our tip, because he said "Really?!!" And smirked. Very disappointed with this last visit.
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Matthias Hess
6 months ago
So glad we stopped for lunch--the heirloom tomato salad was amazing, as was the grilled salad. The pastas were a bit overcooked, but the flavor was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the penne with rabbit. The staff were incredibly helpful, and the ambiance is very California, with lots of outdoor seating. It's a very enjoyable place to spend time. I would return for dinner.
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Dan Jackson
a month ago
This place is everything that is wrong with the fine dinning experience. All foodies have been there, where the waiters speak about the food as if they are reading the poem, describing every aspect of the food as if it was magical and when it comes out it is sub par, over hipped, like a gold plated Timex. The Bottega is not about the food, it is a place to be seen and to make you feel self important by acting superior to others. I was in town on business and only had one day to venture off and I should have tried Mustard's Grill, or found a Michelin star restaurant which the bay area is full of. I've been to 3 top chef masters restaurant and this is my first bad experience. The place came off as a little snooty, but that has never stopped me from a good dining experience before. I ordered the ravioli of nettles, it was in a flavorless, oily green sauce that was unappetizing to look at let alone to eat. I offered my wife a bite but she was having not of it! I was hoping to get something like nettle ravioli served at Papavero in Madison mmmmnnnn! Then I had the dry aged steak, served with slow roasted honey coated perl onions. It sounded wonderful on the menu. When they brought it out is was a steak on a plate with a single full sized baked red onion on top. The steak was sitting in a pool of overly sweet liquid! Not flavorful just like sugar water with no trace of honey flavor. Then I cut into the steak, or tried to I might say. It was seared on the outside and raw on the inside. Such a bad cut that it was tough as shoe leather. It had a ribbon of fascia through the center of the steak. How could the chef not see that!!! Oh, and dry aged my ass... My wife had the saffron risotto with meatballs and peas, it was light and tasty, but nothing to write home about and the meatballs were tough and dry as if frozen or warmed in a microwave? For desert she had their tiramisu. It was three cream puffs on a plat with chocolate on top, really?. All the staff seem very friendly except for the dick that we got as a waiter. He spent the entire time at the table next to us drinking wine from a bottle the customer had brought it. I literary had to flag him down to get service, to order, to get desert, to get the bill, and each time he made it perfectly clear that I was annoying him with my presence. Dinner took over two hours and we only had two plates. To top it off we had been sat at in the patio area and got to finish the meal with the roar of the leaf blower for the last 20 minutes of our meal. It was after 7pm for Gods sake! I even flagged down the waiter once again and asked him to talk to the grounds keeper, as you would expect he nodded his head like he was going to do something then disappeared to who knows where. A angry customer finally got up from his table and starting yelling at the grounds keeper until he stopped. It was so loud I could not even talk to my wife, it was quite comical. If your looking for great ambiance and average food and don't mind paying for it, this is your place. I personally cannot eat the atmosphere and I'm in it for the pure culinary delight. I don't care the costs, I just want great food. Chefs are like artists, they write in food. Some chefs are Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, or Salieri. They take a few basic foods and make it into something magical. Hitting the tongue as a symphony of notes in perfect timing. Michael Chiarello is none of these.
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Doug Anderson
6 months ago
Terrific, comfortable restaurant with wonderful food and service. I had asparagus with soft boiled egg and sauce to begin then a bowl of different fishes and seafood in a terrific sauce.
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Dina Allam
10 months ago
Bottega is delicious! It's modern Italian with a twist to weave in new types of ingredients and recipes. The service was high quality and the chef noticed my friend's pasta sat around and cooled down while she checked on her baby, so he had the server offer to have it remade. The best part of Bottega was this amazing Parmesan and olive oil spread that came with the bread. I literally couldn't get enough of it and bought some to take home with me! I shared the braised beef short rib with a friend and it was incredible. The meat literally melted in your mouth!
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9 months ago
Went here on basis of research but overall was very disappointed with meal. Location, atmosphere and service were all great but meal was at best a 5/10. Six in our party and only highlight was the chocolate dessert. Plenty of other options in Napa at same pricepoint.