Ristorante Bottaio

4.8
623 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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!
What 623 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tommy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest or If not the finest restaurant in Libertyville. Never disappoints. Thank you Tom and staff. Job well done.

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vipChicagoJay
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were seated immediately, but it looked like they were well over the 50% limit in phase 4. My wife and I have been vaccinated, so I let it slide. The owner was in the kitchen, using his mask as a chinstrap or a nose support. Again, we let it slide.

Our order was taken quickly, so I got my hopes up that the opentable “Great Service” tag was well-deserved. Flag forward 50 minutes, and we FINALLY got our food.

My drink was never refilled. We had to get the bus boy to track down our waiter, so we could cash out.

The food was OK, but between the anti-masker owner and the inattentive service, and the a little better than average food, I don’t think we’ll go back.

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Thomas
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. We just love this restaurant.

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vipTedH
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Kyle was amazing. Service was fantastic and we loved our meals. Veal chop was one of the best I have tried. Appetizer of calamari was light and flavorful.

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Mike
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food around and great service and a good value

DG
DonnaG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to return to Bottaio's as they are always great! Amazing food, great service ... can't say enough good things!

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vipkkwo
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Felt a bit rushed in the beginning of our meal, but the pace improved after a couple of table visits by our waiter who could then see we were there for a leisurely evening of conversation. Food was abundant and tasty, My friend and I both took home leftovers to enjoy the next day.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The owner Tom is friendly and kind and makes sure he is always changing up the specials and adding great alternatives to the awesome menu. The ambiance is great and family friendly. It’s a must try if you haven’t already

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DianeG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and food was DELICIOUS!!

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PeterL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. They take the virus protection seriously.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to dine, food and service are exceptional every time

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vipMahesh
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! The specials were just amazing and so were the wine choices!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
255 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Kyle was fabulous. He recommended things that we normally wouldn't order and we took him up on his suggestions. We are so happy that we did. Our meal was terrific and the service was wonderful. This is going to be our go to place from now on!

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Gloria
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food it's amazing, the chef has weekly specials and they are always delicious, nice ambiance and very inexpensive, can't wait to go back

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NicoleE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful variety of food and great prices. Service was splendid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
255 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Italian food around. Staff is so friendly and helpful. Don't wait, your missing a great meal!

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Taipan
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We dined in the covered parking lot. The temperature was cool but didn't take away the wonderful dining experience. Bottaio is now in our contact list.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on a beautiful night.

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FloraW
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Being Italian i was pleasantly surprised. Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and very friendly service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
255 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding as well as the service was outstanding. This restaurant never fails. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. My waiter and the management were terrific. Food was truly amazing!

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SheriS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love trying new restaurants and this one had good ratings so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent and portions were plentiful- enough to take home so we could enjoy later. The service was perfect and I was very impressed at how quickly our finished plates were removed from our table so we could enjoy our after dinner drinks without the dirty dishes. It is the little things that make the biggest difference!

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HollyC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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NatalieK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

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MarkD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered a Rigatoni with Italian sausage with a tomato sauce. The Rigatoni were not cook enough. The sausage ( only served one sausage) was burned and felt old and dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual!! The scampi Prosecco was amazing!! Highly recommend this authentic Italian restaurant.

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DonnaH
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town! Amazing food and service!

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Great
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience once again!

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vipderAlte
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had lunch there on Sunday. So sad to see how the pandemic paranoia has decimated this restaurant's (well, all restaurants) business. We were the only two dining outside on a great day to be outside. We've also been there in the recent past for dinner on a Friday and on a Saturday night. The food and service, as always, were great. But the place was largely empty. Pre Pork-zger, Bottaio has always been packed.

I'm sure hoping their takeout business (which we've also supported) helps them survive the lunacy of our obese dictator has inflicted on us all.

Give Bottaio the benefit of your support. And vote that wimp and all the rest of his ilk out of office in Illinois.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
255 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Kyle was awesome and the meal was outstanding. This is a great place and you’re missing out on a terrific evening if you don’t go.

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vipDeborahS
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous! Can't wait to return! Each of us had a different meal, and they were equally wonderful.

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MartinV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, atmosphere and service and I highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
255 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding. Service was great. Love this place.

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Link
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food served hot and tasty. Out door seating with heaters comfortable.

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Great
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful! Great Service, friendly staff, amazing food! A++++

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JeniferL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Spouse’s pasta was undercooked. Chef did correct, but dish was still lacking shrimp and flavor, for the price

FAQs

Ristorante Bottaio offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 573-1800.

Ristorante Bottaio is rated 4.8 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.