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Posted by Lula on 05/26/2009
Went there three times now, the food is ok, nothing that I would qualify as special. The wait staff is in desperate need of managing. Three out of three times the staff was un-attentitive, distracted, and just all around unpleasant to deal with. So -- its a great place to be left alone and have a long conversation. Dont go for the food or service!
Posted by Partymound on 01/28/2009
Tasty food. Attentive service. Polite staff. Slow delivery. Good portions for the price. I mean you're in Chelsea, you won't find a more stable bet for lunch.
Posted by rich & shell on 01/11/2009
A great place to take anyone to dinner .
Posted by anon on 06/18/2007
Bottino has wonderful food and a great atmosphere. This, however, is tempered by its staff. The hostess was rude to one of the women in our party. Once seated the waiter was aloof at best. This place has potential but needs to lose the attitude.
Posted by buzzzzz on 06/12/2007
great take outs for lunch, a bit overpriced, but its worth it
Posted by honest diner on 01/27/2007
Although I totally recommend the take out lunch menu, the evening/dining room experience was lackluster in comparison. We were sat at a wobbly table that took 3 requests to have anyone attempt to fix it. Our waiter (fyi) was NOT the one to fix it. and we requested to be moved to a suitable table (after sitting for 10 minutes). Then another server tended to us with no greeting or charm whatsoever. He just asked, "if we were ready". The menu is boring and poorly executed. Decent minestrone and a good glass of wine were the highlights of this rather expensive evening. Also amusing was watching other diners near us have difficulty getting even the simplest of requests attended to by this seemingly untrained and aloof staff. Mid way through our entrees we were ready for the check. With so many good italian restaurants in Manhattan in this price range, Bottino simply does not stack up.
Posted by nicky di fiore on 07/20/2006
At my office building we have a restaurant that serves everything from soup salad to sushi. But there are just some days when you want something a little different, and Bottino always is the place where I go when I want to eat something really delicious. Their sandwiches are awesome, and the salads are delicious! i love Bottino, and I am sure you will also.