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“This is the food you go to Italy for”
Review of Osteria La Bottega

Osteria La Bottega
Ranked #30 of 466 Restaurants in Mantua
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Two wonderful meals at this lovely restaurant. Everything was well prepared and delicious. The waiter was helpful with recommendations and forgiving of our limited Italian. Instead of the usual breadsticks and tasteless whatever-they-are basket of things delivered to the table in most restaurants, you get a heaping portion of fresh from the oven warm cracked pizza crust with oil salt and dried wild oregano. Great start to the meal. The platter of local speck, salami, and polenta with marinated onions and a side of the house made mostarda was excellent. The pumpkin gnocchi were amazing. The rabbit and lamb osso bucco were terrific. The place does pizza too and altho we didn't get it on either visit it looked really good. We delivered our complimenti to the owners who saw nothing out of the ordinary in their cooking. 'We Just use the best ingredients and do it the old fashioned way.' When we asked about the mostarda, the host called Moma from the kitchen who gave us a step by step lesson on how to make it. Then offered us grappa and amaro. A truly fun delicious and memorable meal.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Visited Osteria on Easter night and managed to find a table in a crowded restaurants filled with locals. Fresh home-made food with some typical dishes of traditional Mantova recipes. All pasta dishes were home-made and absolutely delicious! the ravioli di zucca are a must-try! light and soft pizzas, with superb dough and fresh ingredients! Rabbit and lamb cooked to perfection and melting in your mouth. Overall, great price-quality ratio!

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Reviewed 18 October 2015

We had a lunch here, 5 people. I had risotto alla mantovana (which my local friend said it tasted more like the one they do in the Verona area). I liked it a lot nonetheless. The interior is very classical looking but the prices are not very high, which is good. I'd go again.

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Thank branca90
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

A really great meal in an osteria with great atmosphere.......a two night stay in Mantua.....and we visited both nights. It was so good that there seemed little point in trying elsewhere.
An interesting menu, the food was really well presented with an extremely efficient service.
House wine was very good also.
Try to seek this osteria out on a visit to Mantua.......don't think you will be disappointed.

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