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Ristorante Bottaio

946 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1993
+1 847-573-1800
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (23 reviews)
“osso bucco” (6 reviews)
“italian bread” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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946 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1993
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here again 7 years after moving out of the area. We had been regular customers for many years while we lived in Libertyville, Bottaio was our “go to” restaurant. We could always count on great food and great service. Well, 7 years later,...More

Thank Rennee M B
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Always had a hard time finding something on the menu to order. So, avoided it for the most part. But we live nearby and I have been taken there several times in the last few months and have changed my tune. Menu is much more...More

Thank 1031JayC
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Always good service at Bottaio. Love sitting in their inside porch area. My favorites to eat are linguine and clam and it has artichokes in it-delicious and chicken marsala. They have valet service for parking which is so nice!

Thank santafe9253
Reviewed 27 August 2018

At lunch for $20.00 you get a lunch size portion of an Italian dish and either soup or salad. Excellent value. Dessert is extra but worth consideration!

Thank Dee V
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Recently had a 5 person business meal. Entree selection was great with good option from fish to meat. Wine list respectable and service was good also. Give it a try as we plan our next visit.

Thank Mitchieboy
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Don’t go here, especially for a party! The food is much better at Primo, the service is better at Maggiano’s and both places care about you and your business way more than Bottaio! My wife and I hosted our daughter’s First Communion party at Bottaio...More

Thank angelond02
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The place looks like a really good place to eat, but in reality it was a big let down for our group.

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

My Carpaccio Manzo, Caprese Salad, Scampi Prosecco are all worth going back for again. Our server knew what he was doing but once he realized that we were ordering nonalcoholic beverages, his attentiveness went from 10 to 3, very unprofessional. I do understand that regulars...More

1  Thank Martin R
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We love this place and use it often for special occasion. Little on pricy side but food is delicious, great wine selections and enjoyable environment. They welcome you as soon as you walk in and I love that bartender often br8ngs drinks, great family place.

Thank Semira S
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

First time at the restaurant and I was very happy with the food, I had and recommend the salmon. Wow. delicious, I will before my trip home,eat here again.

Thank T5852AG-Dennis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
04:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 946 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1993
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Libertyville
  • Phone Number: +1 847-573-1800
Ristorante Bottaio is perhaps the most ambitious new restaurant project undertaken by founder, Guido Oliverii. Opened in 1997, Bottaio has enjoyed a robust following from the people of Libertyville. Cooper, or barrel maker, is the translation for the word, Bottaio. It is a fitting tribute to this fine Italian restaurant that boasts an authentic wood burning Italian oven and an extensive wine list of impressive Italian vintners. Bottaio is located at the north end of Downtown Libertyville on Milwaukee Avenue in a free standing, two story, stucco building. After 14 years, Bottaio has become an integral part of the Libertyville community, serving both residents and businesses with pride and professionalism. We hope to see you soon, Ciao! Located in Libertyville, IL
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