This restaurant is a hit or miss in my book — either I want to come back the following morning? Or I want to veer far away from it. I hate the locale but I usually am so swooned by the beautiful outdoor seating, gardens, and lights that I don’t mind it is in a shady ass area.
The last trip to La Bottega everything from the wrong dishes, to mysterious meat, to “misunderstandings” with the bill left me not wanting to go back for a while. I will say that for a late lunch and some solid wine, I highly recommend La Bottega.
This trip I had the Soup of the Day which was this amazing Minestrone with Parmesan and then I had the Bronzino — I have had the Chicken and the Risotto before — both of which I recommend over the fish surprisingly.
As long as you’re not looking for world class dining but a nice glass on vino and a nice setting, I’d suggest you make your way to La Bottega.