Ristorante Bottaio

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Cuisine: Italian, Catering, Cafe

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Overall
100%
Food
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Service
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Ambiance
85%
Pros
"Food"
"This is a good place. Other reviewer ordered a pizza as an entre... Seems clear that they need to experience more dining to realize that this is not a pizza joint. At any rate the veal options are excellent as are the seafood. The pricing is very reasonab"
"Food is good and service is excellent"
Cons
"There is usually a wait on weekends if you have no reservation. The bar is not very large. You should get a reservation."
Comments
"No"
"Valet parking available for the tip"
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HeatherHart

 Grayslake, IL
 

Thankfully, we had a great waiter that kind of...

Thankfully, we had a great waiter that kind of redeemed this restaurant experience – not that it was terrible, but it wasn’t anything to get excited about. We started off with 3 different kinds of bread & olive oil & parmesean. The bread was OK, but the olive oil was pretty good – nice and fruity. For dinner we both ordered Capricciosa pizza – the combination of mushrooms, artichokes, olives & prosciutto would have been wonderful… if it had actually been prosciutto. In reality, it was just your average cooked deli ham on top – nothing special. BUT I liked the attempt at creativity, artichokes are one of my favorites and hey were good on the pizza. The crust was nice and crispy, so that’s a plus. Also, our waiter recommended a delicious pino grigio that went well with the meal. For dessert we tried the pastry with nutella & ice cream (the name escapes me) and it was pretty good: flaky pastry and creamy ice cream… it could have used a little more nutella though. The decor was lacking in the main dining room as welll; with the large 2 story room they could have done something really upscale and dramatic, but instead you kind of feel like you’re eating at a friends house. All in all, this place was just OK – fine for a night out if you don’t have high expectations.

April 19, 2010
 

Good Italian

Bottaio is a good Italian restaurant. Small and intimate restaurant with an extensive menu. Convenient Libertyville location, fairly ample parking (also offers valet).
August 14, 2008
 

Worst dining experience in years

My husband and I chose this place based on the great reviews and the fact that it is always busy in the evenings, so I will preface this by saying that it may have been a bad night for them. But it was a really bad night.\r \r We had…
August 12, 2008
 

Ristorante Bottataio

Very Elegant White Table Cloth Dining Experience for lunch or dinner. Wide variety of Italian Fare. Many different types of pasta and seafood specials are offered as well as fine wines. Beautiful baby grand piano in the corner which is…

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  • 8/26/2015 A diner from Mundelein, IL tried it.

  • 5/22/2015 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it.

  • 1/10/2015 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

    Pros
    Food
  • 1/22/2014 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it 3 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 11/26/2014 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it.

  • 8/11/2014 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    This is a good place. Other reviewer ordered a pizza as an entre... Seems clear that they need to experience more dining to realize that this is not a pizza joint. At any rate the veal options are excellent as are the seafood. The pricing is very reasonab
    Cons
    There is usually a wait on weekends if you have no reservation. The bar is not very large. You should get a reservation.
    Comments
    No
  • 7/05/2014 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 4/24/2014 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it and liked it.

  • 5/08/2014 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it and liked it. They liked the food.

  • 2/15/2014 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it 4 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

Ristorante Bottaio is located near the cities of Green Oaks, Mundelein, Mettawa, and Lincolnshire Woods.
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