The waitress was nice, but not very attentive. My fish was very under-seasoned...I added salt twice, and still didn't have any flavor. My companion, though, seemed to enjoy her calamari, so I gave the food 3 stars.
Great restaurant - great food and outstanding service! Don't miss this hidden secret.
Disappointing experience. Food average, very noisy, waiter overwhelmed due to a large group, and valet service denied our use of handicap parking spot. Shrimp was mediocre in size and quality.
Would go back again good price point quality food and service
They filed my water cup up 21 times.
We don’t get here often enough even though it’s close. We’ve never had a bad meal.
Food was great and price is very good per serving.
Always a great experience. Food is very good, service is excellent.
Wonderful atmosphere with great food and daily specials
Great food - parking and access is a bit challenging, fortunately they offer valet services. Recommend for quality Italian dining
Ristorante Bottaio has always been our go to for many years. We know everyone that works there and you can always count on a great meal.
Great dining experience. Server, Erin, excellent. She was very helpful in giving menu suggestions and guidance as to what we favored. Main dishes were served perfectly hot, as they should be. Flavors were super, but lasagna was a bit too meaty, even for the men in our group. We all will add Ristorante Bottaio to our list of favorite restaurants.
We had excellent service here and the food was very good. They were very accommodating as I ordered from the dinner menu and my friend ordered very plain chicken and eggplant. They even brought us a birthday dessert for my friend. Thanks
We came in with a group of 12 and the wait staff was very attentive - the food was outstanding and the ambience is just right
Bottaio is a favorite that my friends and I go back to again and again.
The food was great and the turtle cheesecake is unbelievably good
Meal was fantastic and the service was equal. Love this place!
We had a great time with friends that traveled 40 miles to visit and dine here, the customer service was friendly and courteous from the valet attendant, host, bartender and wait staff. Food was delicious and prices reasonable. Will definitely return.
From the valet to being greeted at the door by a sous chef, it felt as if they were truly looking fwd to having us as guests. The table service was wonderful. Right balance between being too present and giving you too much 'space'. That's an art. Food was nicely prepared, very tasty and portions on generous side. I had Lemon Piccata and it was among the best I've had anywhere. Chicken was seasoned wonderfully. Just right amount of wine sauce that was right consistency, not thin, watery. The sauce had been reduced enough to allow zest lemon/caper flavor to come through nicely. My husband enjoyed Farfalle Salmon. Red sauce was well seasoned as it didn't overwhelm the fish. Salmon was cut in small chunks and mixed in with pasta and sauce. His pasta was tender (homemade?).
Ambiance needs some small tweaks. The neighboring business as obnoxious sodium lights that shine directly into dining room. Simple sheers would take the edge off the glare. Also because of the loft space in front dining room, the acoustics are tough. Perhaps a few discreet sound baffles? We'd like to try the patio-type room on the back on our next visit. It looked inviting and a touch more lively...casual? But main dining room felt like a special occasion space and fit our evening plans perfectly. We will def. return.
Had a great experience. We had a party of six, so we had the opportunity to try several dishes, and all were very good!
We will be back!
Both my wife and I enjoyed our meals. Our waiter was engaging and personable. He provided the right amount of attention to us throughout our visit and appeared to do so with all of his tables.
Been here dozens of times. Our local restaurant of choice for a reason. Love the atmosphere and truly professional service. Excellent!
Thought the food was excellent but the waitress just wasn't on top of things. We all ordered a second glass of wine but the waitress only brought 2 glasses, she did not automatically refill the bread, and she did not ask if we wanted any parmesan on our pasta. I definitely would go back as the food was wonderful but I would not want to have that waitress.
Bottaio's is one of our go to restaurants in Libertyville. The food is consistently very good, with nice specials and a decent wine list. Our server was prompt and attentive. Prices are fair and they're open on Sundays.
Always delicious! Anything for Guido!!
We sat at the bar with tender Steve. Fantastic food, fantastic wine, fantastic Guido!
The food here is incredible! We went for a date night and it was phenomenal! Great ambiance! We’ll be back soon!
We have come here a few times and each time it has been great!
Just a great evening, food outstanding service great and prices reasonable. Love this place, go at least once a month
I have visited this restaurant several times and the food and service has never disappointed me. Great food, good wine selection, and excellent service continues to this date. The menu is varied, with many great Italian dishes, and new ones to experiment with. You need to make reservations as it is a popular place in the area. They also have Valet Parking. I fully recommend it, you will be surprisingly satisfied!
It was a great dinning experience. The food was great and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend Bottaio!!!
Our first visit.
Lots of energy in the bar. Relatively generous pours. Seated approximately 15 minutes past our reservation time. Friendly, understanding hostess. Once seated, everything was great. Really informed and friendly server. We enjoyed the banter. Comfortable room; plenty of space between tables.
We shared a caprese salad, then pork chops and lamb shank as entrees. Everything was really good. We'll be back!
It took a really long time for our food to come to us.
Last night a party of 10 had dinner at Ristorante Bottaio. Previously we have a good experience at this establishment. Last night was a total disaster! It took about 1 hour to get our salad and soup. The soup was cold and one of our guest had to send his salad back because the portion of the salad was so small! We again had to wait for the main meal and that was cold (potatoes and green beans) and the pasta had no taste. We asked for more wine about 5 times and finally I had to go downstairs and complain and finally were brought more wine. When the bill came 2 bottles of wine were comped but I felt more should have been done. We all talked about the situation at the end of the meal. Something was drastically wrong. I wish someone would have said.."our chef quit..or we are under staffed." We would have gone someplace else. So, my suggestion to the restaurant is get your act together. For customers, don't go with a big party and don't sit upstairs!!! Hopefully this restaurant will get back to how it used to be..for right now we don't plan on returning!!!
Kyle made our experience for first time customers Great!
Great Food Great ambience!
Overall great find for this neighborhood!
The food was fabulous and the wait staff was attentive. I will definitely be back!!
Nice decoration and light. Good Italian food (antipasto and pasta). Good service. Dishes were large.
Great lunch offer (salad and pasta dish) for very acceptable price.
Lots of parking.
We dine here often but not often enough. It is a gem in the burbs and certainly worth a drive. The ambiance, the food, and service is all what a dining experience should be. Whether it is a casual dinner, a special date or a business meeting i don't see how you can go wrong here.
Delicious tortellacci (which is not easy to find). Attentive service and ambiance is simple but has an authentic vibe. It reminds me of my travels in Northern Italy. Tiramisu was fabulous!
Always consistent. Food and service excellence. Great wine selection.
Thanks for a great night.
The food and service is fantastic at this restaurant. Steve the bartender is wonderful.