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Date
Sun, 5/27
Time
9:00 PM

Ristorante Bottaio

4.6
300 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Ristorante Bottaio - Fresh vegetables, fish and various meats prepared as modern interpretations of traditional dishes from the Abruzzo region of Italy. All within your reach at our charming restaurant in Libertyville, Illinois. Stop by and see for yourself!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 573-1800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tom Quaranta
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Private party facilities
For your next important event, allow us to host. We will create an amazing experience for you. We have many private dining options for parties ranging from 10 to 200. We will provide custom table settings and any other accommodations you require for your event.
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Private party contact
Adam Laughlin: (847) 573-1800
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Catering
WE CATER ALL KINDS OF PARTIES TO CREATE A WONDERFULLY TASTEFUL EVENTS
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Cross street
Winchester Road
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COMPLIMENTARY VALET
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 300 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We went to Bottaio on our anniversary. It is our favorite restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service is very good. We will continue to go here and recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Italian food.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Big menu with big consequences. You’d think a menu with grilled calamari and rapini vegetables you are going to be wowed. Grilled calamari tasted both burned. When the meal came the waitress mentioned rapini wasn’t available and that the order was never put in because of this. Would have been nice to know earlier on, but people get busy I guess. She suggested broccoli which upon arrival was overcooked mushy and served with the stems included. The scampi dish was unlike any I have had before. It was overcooked fishy shrimp which tasted like chlorine, over spaghetti and Alfredo sauce. For $19 this dish was far from worth it. This experience looked good in the beginning as they came out with bread and olive oil, but slowly became more displeasing as we actually ate the food. Will not be back.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Bottaio. Everyone was friendly, and our food was excellent. We ordered chicken, pasta, pizza, and a caesar salad with grilled chicken -- and all were great choices.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Full dining room resulted in an incredibly loud dining experience!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Outstanding Management, Outstanding Food, outstripping Service. I highly recommend this establishment.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

This has become one of our favorite places. The food quality and taste is consistently wonderful. The wait staff is always so pleasant especially Kyle! Don’t pass this place up!

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Service not what it used to be. And 1 smidgeon of bread. Lost some of its quality from years back. But still excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

OUr experience here was wonderful. The food was absolutely out of this world and our waitress was also very good. Been to a lot of Italian restaurants in my life and this one is at the TOP OF THE LIST!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Erin our server was wonderful ! We had a great time! Thanks

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

From the moment the valet parked our car to the time we left the experience was definitely a 5-star experience. We arrived early but were seated immediately and the waitress was right there to service our table. The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend you do try Ristorante Bottaio.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Our meal was absolutely delicious. The service was also very good. This is one of our favorite places!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Went here fom a Navy boot camp graduation. The restaurant looks very nice inside and the prices were very reasonable. The wait staff was very friendly and professional. This restaurant is great for special occasion or just a romantic dinner. The only negative I would say is the outside of the restaurant doesn't match the inside but you have to go there to see what I mean.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

They have the best Italian food!!!
I am 100% Italian and love this place.
We come here for weekend dinners and special occasions. Highly recommend.
Gracious owner and staff that treats customers like family.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great place for dinner. Or any other occasion. My favorite place.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We enjoyed dinner at Bottaio! The starters of carpaccio and caprese salad were delightful in taste & presentation.
My husband and I shared the shrimp posecco ( spelling)- yummy, the dish was light, but very enjoyable. We sat in the porch area which seemed quieter then the main dining area. Our waiter started off attentive but became less so as our meal went on. They seem to cater to regulars and I get that, but we began to feel like the uninvited step children.
Our drinks weren’t refilled towards the end unless asked - I think because we weren’t drinking alcohol. Just a perception. We’ll go again, nothing awful happened and the food is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. I loved that they had valet parking as it was cold and rainy and it allowed us to stay dry and warm. The valet even turned on the heated seats for us!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

If you are looking for a great Italian restaurant in the suburbs, this is the place. Not only is the food prepared with great care using the freshest ingredients, but the service is outstanding. We had three courses and the pacing was as good as we have experienced in some of the finest restaurants. The portions are large without being ridiculous, but don't be surprised if you end up taking some home. The grilled calamari was perfectly prepared which is often not the case in our other restaurant experiences.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Phenomenal! Always great. The food is always spot on.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was excellent. Kind of a cramped space for seating, so you are pretty close to your neighboring tables. Service was slow, seemed like not enough servers and they were handling too many tables by themselves. Overall the food made up for the slow service. Definitely eat there again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always great food and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This is one of the best Italian restaurant around, the food is great as well as the service. We go at least twice a month. We live it as well as all the people we tell

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very good Italian food - some unique menu options we have not seen elsewhere. Nice presentation for each appetizer, entree and dessert. Service was impeccable. We appreciated that there were No TVs. When we first arrived, 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday, it was fairly full, and a bit noisy. Part way through our meal, some people left, it quieted down and was more relaxing. We will probably return, and do recommend this location.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great service and food. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had family in for Easter - wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were there for Easter dinner and it was fantastic. Our waiter was outsanding, we stayed well after we finished our meal. Great time with family eating, talking and listening to Italian music.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was ok nothing great. I specifically told them 3 of us had birthdays and the waiter said nothing to us. Not that I expected anything however why even ask if we're celebrating something when making reservations. I probably would never go back as it was just an ok experience.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Have driven by this restaurant for years and never tried it. Have eaten Italian all around the world. Favorite dishes are veal osso bucco and veal piccata. Decided to try Bottaio. It was awesome. Had the osso bucco. As good or better than anywhere else in the world where I have had it. Perfect. Will be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always great-one of our favorites

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The service was great and the food was very good. It is a fun place to go with your friends for casual dinning and good conversation. They are never in a hurry to push you out, which is great!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Bottaio is one of our go-to restaurants. Great authentic Italian food, attentive but not overbearing staff, nice date night location. Good menu and wine list but the specials are always worth considering, creative and delicious. I highly recommend you try Ristorante Bottaio.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our meal was outstanding and the service we received from "Kyle" was the best. This is a great place and we will certainly return!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful food and a lovely atmosphere. I will say that I do prefer to be in the main dining room over the three season room (especially in winter because it is chilly in the three season room). Our server was great! He didn't rush us and was attentive. I would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Wait staff was attentive and thw food was excellent. Will be back

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Excellent service from the valet all the way through. Great food. Professional start to finish.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The service was great from the Valet to the hostess to the bar service, then we hit a bump in the road with the server. The server really made us feel like we were bothering her and a few times we had to ask bus service for drinks and apps b/c we could not find server. The food Is very good and we have been here many times before so we will be back.

I hope our server tipped out the bus server generously.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was top notch. Our table was ready when we arrived, valet was quick and food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food is authentic and amazing. Portions are large and the Martini menu is inspired!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I have been to the restaurant before and loved it. But my co-worker wanted to take me out to lunch and I just recommended the Bottaio to her as she has never been there. I like recommended good places to people as I'm an aspiring chef and love to cook and eat great food. She loved it and cannot wait to return on a day that is not Lent. To try some of your other meat dishes that I also recommended.
Thank you for the great experience my co-worker and I had.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were placed on the second floor which was really crowded. They put more tables then there should be in order to be comfortable and not have guests and waiters bumping into you several times. The food was ok, good portions but not much of a seasoning to it, ordered seafood pasta, pollo Fantasia, pasta bolognese. Service was good, our waitress was attentive and she explained the menu very well (don’t remember her name but she was young and really nice).

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Lovely ambiance, delicious food, but a little noisy upstairs.

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