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La Botte da Ercole

9/10
181 reviews

Average price $45

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $45 Special request
Garlic bread
$6

Ciabatta bread with garlic butter

Herb bread
$6

Ciabatta bread with garlic butter and Italian herbs

Bruschetta
$7

Ciabatta bread toped with fresh diced roma tomato, garlic, basil and toped with mozzarella cheese and grilled

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 181 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Paul S.
    Paul S.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    La Botte is a suburban gem. Welcome is good. Great food. We had great quality wine at reasonable price. The only downer was waitstaff not providing water regularly enough.

  2. John G.
    John G.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent authentic Italian restaurant with exceptional food, service and a good wine list all at reasonable prices. Another bonus is easy and free car parking on the street after 6pm.

  3. Peter C.
    Peter C.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    A great night out with excellent food and a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere is always the norm at la Botte. One of my all time favourite restaurants.

  4. Howard M.
    Howard M.
    • 16 reviews
    7.5/10

    Been going to La Botte for decades. Food is good. Service is ok. Basic feel to interior. Was better previously

  5. Wendy Dreyfus D.
    Wendy Dreyfus D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Menu was extensive and varied. Difficult to decide on what to eat ! Everyone's food was delicious and moorish ! Will definitely be back to work our way through the menu. Prices reasonable. Servings generous. A little bit noisy but that added to the atmosphere !

  6. Peter C.
    Peter C.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    We have been going to La Botte for several years and never tire of it. We always receive a warm and friendly welcome and made to fee we are special guests. The menu is varied and excellent and there are always specials on offer too. We enjoyed entrees, mains and shared a dessert, coffees, and finishing with some wonderful, zesty limoncello. A fabulous evening, as always. We'll be again, hopefully in the not too distant future!

  7. Linda L.
    Linda L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    I have been dining at La Botte Willoughby for many years and each occasion never fails to make the dining experience fabulous. Excellent choice on the menu to suit so many different pallettes. The Scampi /Prawns in Garlic sauce is a succulent dinner, all desserts are yummy. Thank you for another wonderful dining evening with my friends, see you in May.

  8. Peter L.
    Peter L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Four of us enjoyed the relaxing surroundings and friendly service. We had four different main courses and each one was delicious. We can recommend the veal cutlet, the veal with mushrooms, the butterfly prawns and the barramundi. The tiramisu and cheesecake were both light and very tasty.

  9. Jacob  O.
    Jacob O.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The Restaurant food and staff are all great the chefs come out and talk to the guests and make you feel welcome, servers are friendly and the food is very hot just the way I like it . Bring your own wine it ok.

  10. Ann Marie O.
    Ann Marie O.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food, lovely service. Very reasonably priced wine list. Only one suggestion, the space is a little too bright. Perhaps more subdued lighting and candles would make it. 10/10 experience. That said, I’ll be back! Thank you.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    10/10

    Best calamari ever

  12. Maureen K.
    Maureen K.
    • 4 reviews
    7.25/10

    The veal was incredible, but my husband had the prawns in tomato salsa and it with a bit overcooked and fiddly having to dig them out of the shells. Waitress was okay but didnt know very much about the menu it seemed.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    8/10

    Love the food.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews
    8/10

    Special menu night, great variety

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 282 reviews
    8.75/10

    We did order a garlic bread to start which was forgotten, it was a busy night so it was forgiveable but it would have been nice.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    9.25/10

    Great Italian food in a snug little restaurant.

  17. Sue C.
    Sue C.
    • one review
    8.25/10

    Great place; great service and extensive menu with generous servings.

  18. Di M.
    Di M.
    • 6 reviews
    9.25/10

    Always excellent standard

  19. John B.
    John B.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    Once again La Botte did not disappoint. I was dining with my 86 year old father and the service was most accommodating with a quiet rear table so we could talk and were away from the door. Our calamari, whitebait, gambaro and osso bucco were all perfectly cooked and arrived at appropriate intervals. The wine list has a good choice of both Australian and Italian wines, by the bottle and by the glass. Ever reliable for a much better than normal suburban fare and service, we will be back again.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    9/10

    Consistently Great food

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

608 Willoughby Road, 2068, Willoughby (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Castlecrag, Lower North Shore, Upper North Shore, Willoughby

About the restaurant

A true taste of Italy!

This neighbourhood gem is known for its delicious home-style Italian fare and intimate vibe. Step inside and find yourself in Italy - with everything from the menu to the decor curated to give an authentic feel. The food is deliciously traditional, featuring tasty starters, silky pasta dishes and thin crust pizzas. The wine list is also sensational, with drops imported directly from the motherland. If you want Italian food reminiscent of Nonna’s then you have to try La Botte!

Best dish: any of their pastas.

Features

European,

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