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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (24 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
“italian bread” (3 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
946 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-1993
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Reviewed 1 week ago

loud high ceiling in main dining room adds to noise, yet also gives some privacy to closely placed tables. service is quick, and friendly. pasta dishes are excellent. i will definitely be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank trvlalot312
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Had seafood pasta, and it was just okay. Could have been seasoned better. Very bland, was much better when I reheated the leftovers with more garlic and added Parmesan cheese topping. Service was very good and on point. In fact almost too efficient. Went with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ursa2
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I came here just by chance because I was nearby. It was a great surprise, food was tasty and with home made flavor, service was great and the ambience very familiar. I had the ravioli filled with pumpkin and it was amazing! Also I got...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nataliserrabonett
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Warm cozy atmosphere in the main dining area. Front porch is also very charming. Have never sat upstairs. The service is excellent and the food delicious. They added homemade ravioli stuffed with ricotta and pumpkin to their fall menu- outstanding!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary58th
Reviewed 5 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RenneeMB
Reviewed 5 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 1031JayC
Reviewed 3 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!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank santafe9253
Reviewed 28 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!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dee V
Reviewed 7 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mitchieboy
Reviewed 20 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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank angelond02
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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 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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