For true Italian cuisine, in-the-know locals head to Botticelli of Brighton, where guests are invited to wine and dine in real Italian fashion. Led by restaurateur Salvatore Gargiulo, the restaurant is revered for offering high-quality Italian cuisine, fantastic customer service and a setting that’s very charming and distinctly Italian. Found on Church Street in Brighton, Botticelli of Brighton is close to Middle Brighton station, conveniently located for daytrippers travelling from Melbourne.
In the beautiful Melbourne suburb of Brighton, locals can enjoy a true Italian experience a piece of Italy in the form of Botticelli of Brighton. Offering fine wines and exceptional service, Botticelli of Brighton is an excellent spot for a romantic evening out with your significant other, as well as a place to hold a celebratory dinner or a meal with the colleagues. The restaurant must be doing something right – since its establishment in 2002, Botticelli of Brighton has managed to become of living legend in the Melbourne area.
Botticelli of Brighton on Church Street features a lengthy menu including a number of Italian pasta dishes, salads, sandwiches, and kids’ options. This Brighton Italian restaurant also makes fantastic all-day breakfasts, including eggs any way you like them and sides like grilled tomato, mushrooms, crispy bacon, smoked salmon and avocado. One of Botticelli’s most popular pasta choices is the linguine marinara, linguine cooked with clams, calamari, prawns, scallops and mussels, parsley and garlic, served with your choice of olive oil or Napoli sauce. Botticelli of Brighton offers many other incredible options, and the chefs are happy to make modifications for you if you have certain dietary specifications – just ask your friendly server!
Simply beautiful. The service and attention from staff was faultless. Our meals were excellent. Value for money was just right. And the atmosphere was excellent.
Amazing food and service. A true Brighton gem. Long time customer and regular. Hasn’t lost any of its charm in the last decade. Very personable and excellent team.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Meals were excellent as was the ambience of the restaurant. Bathrooms were very clean. Would and have recommended the restaurant to family and friends
This is the fourth time we’ve been here and every time the food has been great and service very good. Certainly to be recommended !
We couldn't fault the food it was first class, but the service was very poor! Staff were quite friendly, but inefficient. We constantly had to ask for water refills, we had to wave down staff for extra wine orders & dessert. Nobody told us the specials, but we noticed a blackboard & one of our party ordered from it, only to be told the item was unavailable! Well why not rub it off the specials board? 😱 Even when we wanted the bill, we had to get the attention of a staff member who was behind the bar on a phone! Disappointing considering we spent a considerable sum of money & enjoyed the food!
Warm, friendly and an enjoyable evening. Took my parents who were visiting from the U.K. On there last evening before taking them to catch there flight so we was a little pushed for time, thankfully we found the survive to be very swift and didn't have to wait long befor our food was served. The food was well presented and tasted good so all in all a big thumbs up from us. Thy also had a baby seat and the staff made a fuss of the little one.
We had not been to this restaurant for many years. Recently I have been going to the sister Restaurant, Via Campanella in Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick. 5 times since mid December, and I am very glad to say that Botticelli is equally enjoyable and has a very similar Menu and specials. I chose Seafood risotto as the main course. It was a delightful mix of various seafood and fish, rice and white wine, with great flavours and an ample serving.Once again the service was great.
Uaually one of our favourite local restaurants however on this occasion the duck ravioli was not as enjoyable as on previous evenings - the pasta was quite firm and heavy - almost chewy on the edges - not a pleasant texture. The sage and merlot sauce was lovely though. I had the baked prawns & avocado in a mornay sauce with a green salad. Very enjoyable. We enjoyed a lovely New Zealand Pinot with the meal. For dessert - We shared a Crepe Suzettet with a coffee - we would recommend this restaurant.
Large selection to choose from. Looks like a classy restaurant from the outside but meals were a were a bit ordinary on the inside. The bruschetta with buffalo cheese was a bland dish (served with grated lettuce - seriously?!), the pasta of my crab tortellini was a bit tough and the salmon linguini a bit salty. If you want a true Italian restaurant experience, probably not a restaurant of choice but the American/Canadian waiter was friendly and attentive, accompanied by his subcontinental colleagues. The Baileys creme brûlée was simple but was the highlight. Prices slightly on the high side for what was delivered but I would go back to try something else. It was pleasant enough.
We have no hesitation in recommending Botticelli of Brighton which we give a ten out of ten for attentive service pleasant atmosphere it's menu and superb food quality.