Bottega Cafe

at 2240 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, 35205 United States

Italian Trattoria

Bottega Cafe
2240 Highland Ave S
Birmingham , AL 35205
United States
Contact Phone
P: (205) 939-1000


Bottega has a multi-faceted personality. The slightly dressy main dining room is balanced by the slightly raucous café, the other half of the building, with its Pompeii red walls, huge brick wood-fired oven, long bar, and communal table, open from 11:00 A.M. to 10:30 P.M., it is hard not to feel festive here. The café's patio is the destination for an aperitivo on a pretty day or evening. People come here to meet, mingle, see and be seen, and the incredible food and drinks don't hurt. Bustling, packed, filled with the young and the restless as well as our hard-core regulars, the energy of the café revitalizes. The pizzas, salads, pastas, and simple wood-oven roasts keep them coming back. Buon appetito! Also, visit Bottega Restaurant located right next door:

Opening time

  • Mondays: 16:00- 22:00
  • Tuesdays: 11:00- 22:00
  • Wednesdays: 11:00- 22:00
  • Thursdays: 11:00- 22:00
  • Fridays: 11:00- 22:00
  • Saturdays: 11:00- 22:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)
Services Bottega Cafe provides
Bottega Cafe specialties

Reviews for Bottega Italian Restaurant

Linda R.

If you haven't been to Bottega, you are definitely missing out!!! This place has been part of southside since 1988. It is expensive but the quality of the... Read more

Alex R.

Par excellance. Bottega Restaurant was an epicurean delight. Being a gourmet and a gourmand makes it hard to find a restaurant that fully satisfies. I... Read more

Drew T.

I was in town for business and we needed to find a nice place to entertain some folks. Friends in Birmingham referred us to Bottega but when we called to... Read more
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We will be closed this Thursday, November 27th, for Thanksgiving, and will reopen Friday, November 28th at 11:00 AM. Happy Thanksgiving!

Published on 2014-11-25 17:38:45 GMT

Just a reminder that we are back on Monday nights—Crabcakes special: $21.95, and the pizza of the day: Farmer’s cheese, zucchini, marjoram and Wright’s Dairy savory cream. We’ll see you at 4:00!

Published on 2014-10-13 20:32:13 GMT

Just a reminder that we are BACK on Monday nights beginning next week (9/29). Cafe will open at 4:00pm. See you then!

Published on 2014-09-26 20:22:21 GMT

It's official--we will REOPEN on Monday's beginning September 29th--just in time for fall!

Published on 2014-09-02 18:18:12 GMT

And we are BACK--fully rested from our "fishing trip".We hope to see you for crab cakes this afternoon.

Published on 2014-07-08 19:21:56 GMT

Be sure and get your patio fix THIS weekend....because we will be closed NEXT WEEK (6/30-7/5) for our annual vacation week. Please visit our sister restaurants Highlands Bar and Grill and Chez Fonfon while we are away.

Published on 2014-06-27 20:41:33 GMT

Chefs Scott and Paul are the stars of tomorrow's Pepper Place Chef Demo. Come out, shop, and see some familiar faces. 9 AM Pepper Place Market. We'll see you there! #BUYLOCAL

Published on 2014-06-27 19:59:30 GMT

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Published on 2014-06-26 16:05:41 GMT

Generated summary (experimental)

Bottega features flavors inspired by the wine bars and trattorias of Italy–from Venice to Palermo.
The best aperitifs, wines, beers, cocktails, savory bites and sublime desserts are offered in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere.
Italy inspires the cuisine, carefully crafted by linking ingredients from the American South with artisanal producers from the Italian countryside.
The formal dining room first welcomed guests in 1988 in the historic Beaux-Arts building.
Two years later, the Café opened in the adjoining space, with a menu built around pizzas and dishes cooked in a wood-burning oven.