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Bottagra South

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59 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1715 (Scottland Road)
+1 973-378-9222
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

A great stop before your trip into the city, this fine and fun establishment. I'm a huge pizza buff but the night we visited wasn't a pizza night and was all was great. This was a really nice find thanks to a friend who lives in town and a good recommendation in deed. Enjoy this find and I will be... More 

Thank PaulieWalnuts12
South Orange, New Jersey
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

I know this restaurant as Boccone South, which is how it is listed and advertised. Names aside, this restaurant is more than just great food, it is the whole experience of dining with an Italian family, for that is what the owner, Silvio and his entire staff create; an atmosphere of hugging and kissing upon entering and leaving, smiling faces,... More 

1 Thank pavlovich123
South Orange, New Jersey
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We have been to this restaurant over the years in its multiple iterations. Quality has varied from owner to owner. The current lunch special however is worth a regular visit. The food is good, the service has been lovely, and the price can't be beaten. Salads, chicken and fish were solid. It would prompt us to try dinner there again.

1 Thank JohnnyeatsNJ
Florham Park, New Jersey
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Generally I enjoy the food. Some of my friends have complained that their food has been salty, but I have not had that issue with the chicken dishes. I particulary like the house salad and will not hesitate to return.

1 Thank Primo250
Brooklyn, NY
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175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

The owner, Silvio, and the entire staff made us feel like we were at home. The food was expertly prepared and the menu offered a wide variety of Italian specialties. The specials of the day added even more options. We are looking forward to returning soon.

2 Thank Gaggy1
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We have gone here for years and I have to say, after every visit we ask why we go there. Straight up mob. Clearly a place that caters to some and ignores the rest. No more. It's not worth it. Stuck up

3 Thank HappyMom77
New Jersey
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322 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Happened upon Boccone South (note that the name changed from that listed in TA) on our first visit to SOPAC to see a show. What a happy accident as we've dined here twice in the last 6 weeks before concerts. Easy short walk to the arts center; parking available in rear. Wonderful food, especially the seafood. My wife really enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Hammbrook
South Orange, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

Good food, fairly priced. Very friendly a pleasure to eat here because they seem to enjoy having customers who are treated as customers rather than as if they are doing you a favor by selling you something (all too common in service businesses these days)

1 Thank edward f
South Orange, New Jersey
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

This is an up-scale Italian restaurant with a traditional menu and great food and excellent service. The entrees were classic Italian dishes (I had Cappellini di Mare for $24,00), done very well. The seafood in my meal seemed fresh and abundant. I also had a Warm Goat Cheese salad ($12.00) which was very nice. You can also get various pizzas,... More 

2 Thank KMF5
planet earth
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

We occasionally stop in here for a nice meal. We have never been disappointed. The service is great, the food is wonderful, thoughtfully prepared, tasty, and presented well. When we go here we usually do the whole thing: apps, dinner & deserts. Since we must bring our own wine, it's easy to splurge on the good food.

4 Thank myscreenname

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079-1715
    (Scottland Road)
  • Public Transportation: South Orange NJ Train Station one block away
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 973-378-9222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?