7 E 59th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.764114 -73.972608
Mon-Fri, 8am-11pm; Sat, 9am-11pm; Sun, 10am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Lenox Hill, Midtown
Everything but the service – Great ambience, great wine selection, fresh and delicious dishes, and spectacular gelati! But what started as very attentive and friendly service started to disintegrate as the restaurant started to fill up. It took us half an hour to get the attention of our waiter to order dessert and another 15 minutes to ask for the bill after dessert. Despite this difficulty, I would still go back considering everything else was wonderful.
Italia at New York! – I just relocated from Italy. Coming in this wonderful restaurant moves me everytime. If you think that Italian food is sauces, meatballs, seasoning and parmigiana, please don't come here. Because this is one of the few restaurants in New York where you can eat real italian gourmet cuisine. Exceptionally balanced dishes, great wine selection, superlative setting and atmosphere. Look at the service, the polished stemware and attention to detail. Just the way a sophisticated Italian restaurant you might find at Verona or Bologna. Pricey? Not for this quality!
Delicioso – Excellent food, staff, and decor. The wine list is incredible. We held a small party of 10 and the restaurant was very accommodating!
A taste of Italy in Manhattan – First time here. Food was excellent and the wait staff could not be better. You were catered to and not rushed. Staff was eager to make recommendations/suggestions and answered all questions with knowledge. Decor reminds me of eating establishements I've been to in Italy. Food again was not just a name on the menu but very well made and fresh. Some items I've only seen previously in Italy. Pricey but worth it for that special moment.
Romantic, Top Wine List, Stemware Gorgeous, Yummy – My first impression when I walked in was "Wow this place is so romantic" and the wine list has top bottles from around the world with a large Italian selection. The owners are from Verona, Italy and also import their own line of glass. The entire table was filled with gorgeous stemware which you can also order. Food was gourmet and good to last bite. The decor was stunning with every single thing imported from Italy. Downstairs I saw a wine tasting going on in a large banquet room. Right near Central Park and a parking garage across the street. This is the place to propose to your girlfriend, hands down. Absolutely perfect setting for that!
Offshoot of a famous Veronese wine house and restaurant boasts 50,000 bottles waiting to be paired with sophisticated Italian fare. – The Scene
The century-old dark wooden columns painted with quaint, folkloric designs summon a medieval, Alpine atmosphere. Wine is everywhere: Bottles line every available nook, chandeliers are fashioned from decanters, and service loves to make a show of priming glasses and grandly presenting the 50,000-bottle tome. The crowd of oenophiles, 5th Avenue shoppers, and European business types don't need prodding to drink it all in.
The love of wine overflows into the kitchen, as it pops up all over the menu, from a Chateaubriand with Rosso Di Montalcino sauce to an asparagus and egg salad tossed in red wine vinaigrette. The signature risotto cooked in Amaone is especially intoxicating, with the vintage lending a deep claret color and unique richness to grains. A top-quality balsamic vinegar, drizzled tableside on branzino as it is de-boned, adds vigor to the light fish. Need to sober up? Try the affogato, espresso poured over creamy vanilla gelato.
well worth it – it has the feel and flavor of italy. can't miss
A Gem – One visit was all I needed and now I am obsessed with this restaurant. The ambiance is phenomenal; all the painted wooden columns and authentic tables make you feel as if you have been transported to a small village in Italy. From the moment you walk in the door, the staff is eager to please you every need, but they don't even need to try because once you get your food life is complete. I would also recommend visiting Bottega for a casual lunch; their sandwiches and cappuccinos make a perfect afternoon snack.
A New Favorite – This restaurant was a culinary delight. The ambiance was beautiful and the service was impeccable. The food was well worth every penny, as it was delicious. The wine list was beyond impressive. I highly reccomend this restaurant.
Fantastic ... a true food and wine experience – In a city filled with restaurants...we no longer go out to eat just for the food but also for the experience of it. Bottega Del Vino is truly like visiting Italy.
Be prepared to sip the finest wines and dine on such splendid flavors as the Torellini Bottega (hand-made tortellini filled with prosciutto, veal and beef in a porcini-butter sauce -- it is to die for!), and Constoletta di vitello al gorgonzola (Veal). Be sure to finish up with a cup of cappucino -- it is the best in the city.
The staff is well-informed and very helpful.
Be sure to ask to view the wine cellar on your way out. Bottega Del Vino is romantic but also great for a large groups. The wine cellar would be a wonderful place to throw a private dinner.
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