Time Out Melbourne

Impress friends, colleagues and even your accountant with a bargain set menu at one of Melbourne's sexiest Italian dining establishments, Bottega, nestled in Little Italy at the top of Bourke Street.

Ten years young and it's still an incredibly romantic venue – must be the chocolate coloured carpet and the dim lights. We suggest you bring a hot date to match the hot decor.

Newly appointed (and genuinely Italian) head-chef Gabriele Olivieri's lunch menu runs 20 dishes long, but you'll have to pick from a smaller selection for a bargain – think seared tuna swimming in beans and black olives or a hand made strozzapreti (small pieces of pasta in an unusual twisted shape, its name meaning ‘choke the priest’ so we are told) bathing in a pork and beef ragu.

With top-notch service, well starched tablecloths and highly buffed wine glasses, it's a steal at $35 for two courses (and a glass of vino). We won't tell the boss if you indulge in a little lunchtime boozing either.

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Bottega details

Address
75 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000

Telephone 03 9654 2252

Transport
Nearby Stations: Flinders St; Melbourne Central

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