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5.4 /6 Excellent 75 Reviews

Botticelli of Brighton

Brighton Italian $$$ +100
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About Botticelli of Brighton

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 00:00
Botticelli of Brighton, Church Street 40A, 3186 Melbourne

Further Information

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!


75 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 75 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
12.08.2017 09:49

Food is always consistently fantastic, have never had a bad meal ever. Staff are always friendly and fast with service. Highly recommend this restaurant .

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 09:31

Had dinner for 4 on a Saturday night. Was very busy but the service was excellent and so was the food. Was very relaxed but not too noisy!

1 review so far 6
13.07.2017 15:20

The quality and flavour of the food is top notch and delicious .The extensive menu and wine list is really wonderful. Atmostphere excellent .Really good staff and service.

1 review so far 6
12.07.2017 15:22

Great food at very good prices and terrific service. The lunchtime special is great value with two levels, both including a glass of house wine. Attentive but not intrusive service and it doesn't matter whether you are dining at lunchtime or for dinner - the quality and value is the same.

3 reviews so far 5
30.03.2017 22:29

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.

1 review so far 3
24.07.2016 10:14

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.

1 review so far 6
15.09.2016 20:23

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.

1 review so far 5
21.06.2017 09:00

The food was very good and the portions were excellent. Service was also very good. The lighting and ambiance was also very good, the down point was the lack of sound deadening. The venue is very noisy as the waiter had problems hearing us as well. The room could do with some sound absorbing material on the walls, other than that I really enjoyed the experience.

1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 16:34

Never had a bad meal there. Great service from Giordana and the food was fantastic and just right timing, and sitting outdoors on a gorgeous 24° day is great in Brighton. It would have had '6 stars' instead of 5 if like, a bunch of Victoria's Secret supermodels sat down at the table and drank with us for a few hours. But that didn't happen.

1 review so far 6
27.05.2017 19:45

The good was marvellous and the staff were attentive and well informed in regards to the menu and food description.. I had the calamari, Fillet steak with Barolo sauce and Lemon tart, and I have to say every dish was impeccable... Great place, Great Staff but most importantly Fantastic food.

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 21:44

Not cheap for what we got. Fritto misto with rubbery Calimari, gnocchi Napoli with a sauce akin to tomato soup, an overcooked steak and creme brulee without a crispy top. At almost $200 for a couple with 2 drinks each, I'd expect to at least enjoy my food!

1 review so far 6
24.06.2017 12:36

We found the food and service at Botticelli excellent. The decor was lovely and the lighting was just right. I always love candles on a table - they really add to the atmosphere. The four of us had a great experience and would definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 23:07

We had dinner at Botticcelli tonight. Good service, good selection on the menu, the food was very nicely presented and delicious. There were 6 of us and we all ordered something different and everyone enjoyed their food. Would certainly recommend it and would go again.

1 review so far 5
20.05.2017 22:31

Service was very good, attentive, just right. Food was as described the veal dish was tender and with a very flavoursome sauce. The stroganoff meat could have been more tender. Only disappointment was that for a full service restaurant when we came to pay we were informed of surcharges on all credit cards.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 08:34

Botticelli - great Italian food. Just like Mamma would cook. Great service. Staff very friendly. Great choice of wines but also a bonus that it is BYO. Have been there a few times now and the food is consistent. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 5
11.02.2017 21:22

Very Good food but I had a small table at the back in the corner close to kitchen , so it wasn't the best spot , it seems like it's mostly family restaurant and mature people ,soft Italian music would be nice in a background

1 review so far 5
16.05.2016 07:05

Nice atmosphere and very pleasant food. Wine list is reasonable and not too over priced. Not a bad affogato either. Our only complaint would be that it's a little noisy, likely due to a lack of soft furnishings on the walls and compact size.

1 review so far 6
04.01.2017 10:00

New Year's Eve - restaurant booked out, with more than 1 sitting, YET staff were great - good humour and helpful and food up to usual great standard. Congratulations all round to those running that restaurant

1 review so far 6
22.05.2016 10:12

The food was great, as always, as was the service. We were made to feel welcome, more like part of the family than customers. The atmosphere was warm and cosy, with a full house that night.

1 review so far 6
17.03.2016 15:15

The customer service was wonderful and the food was perfect. We were not sure which wine to order so the staff offered their assistance. It was absolutely perfect. We will definitely be going again :)

4 reviews so far 4
23.07.2016 14:32

The service was outstanding. I was a bit disappointed with the Linguine Marinara which lacked a bit flavour but the Linguine Salmone was delicious. The inclusion of a reasonable size glass of wine was a welcome touch. Garlic bread was a fair sized serve but also lacked that special something.

1 review so far 5
22.07.2017 16:11

Botticelli has a very pleasant ambience. Its menu is extensive and the quality of the food was excellent. The staff are friendly, efficient and attentive. My guest and I had a very pleasant meal and would recommend the restaurant.

1 review so far 5
26.06.2016 10:16

Staff are very welcoming, the ambiance is pleasant and the food is excellent. The location is well situated and the are no negatives to complain about. My wife and I are happy to dine there on a regular basis.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 08:43

Very friendly staff and owners of the business. Food better than Ive experienced in Italy. Took other family members with me that will look them up when they start there new venture.

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 16:26

AMAZING food. Great portion sizes. Wonderful service. Absolutely perfect experience, would return and would recommend. The service was fast and friendly, they had a good knowledge of the menu and were friendly.

1 review so far 4
06.03.2017 10:54

Had to wait over 15 minutes to be seated in spite of the booking. Food was very good but overall service a little lax. I would probably go back to give one further chance but if service has not improved would most likely be my last visit.

1 review so far 6
30.04.2017 21:56

Food was excellent, atmosphere was very elegant and relaxed, Service was friendly and courteous, I have been to this restaurant in the past and will go again. I definitely recommend it

1 review so far 6
25.12.2016 08:43

Always an absolute pleasure to dine @ Botticelli's! Food is fantastic & service is excellent!! Salvatore, Gordana,Sharma & team..thank you for the very happy memories we always have at your restaurant!

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 14:31

Have been going to Botticelli for many years now, the food and service are always top notch - one of my absolute favourites. Very good value lunch deal too. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
06.03.2017 10:28

Excellent service, friendly atmosphere, good food. Will definitely book this restaurant again. Just 50 meters from Dendy Palace Cinema. Catch an early Film then a quick walk to the restaurant. Enjoy

1 review so far 5
27.12.2016 20:15

My friend and I enjoyed the evening at Botticelli. The service was efficient, courteous and knowledgeable. Both of us really liked our meals and the wines we chose. We will continue to meet for dinner at Botticelli.

1 review so far 6
16.10.2016 08:10

Staff were very attentive and friendly. Great menu. Food was amazing. Was really busy on a Saturday night with a Lovely atmosphere. We were very impressed and Would definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
03.05.2017 10:55

Good food, good service, nothing is too much trouble when I recently celebrated a birthday there, nice atmosphere and decore and reasonably priced. What more could you want. Jan Longworth

1 review so far 6
17.01.2017 12:20

This is a lovely restaurant. The wait staff and service where very good. Food was excellent . Would definitely go back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to other people.

1 review so far 5
16.03.2016 11:46

Great quality Italian food at reasonable prices and served by friendly and efficient staff. Especially good value is the evening special of a pasta dish with garlic or herb bread and a glass of wine.

2 reviews so far 6
29.06.2017 08:41

Excellent all on levels for dining out.. Food of good quality very nicely served, friendly service and a pleasant , relaxing atmosphere. Much more than just a "local" restaurant.

3 reviews so far 6
17.09.2016 21:15

A favourite local restaurant we often visit. Always a great dining experience serving amazing, delicious food. Staff are very friendly and professional. Highly recommended for friends and family gatherings.

7 reviews so far 6
22.08.2016 15:12

An amazing restaurant for Italian food. Everything tastes fresh and Pasta made in store. I had the prawn and scallop linguini. Service was excellent too. I highly recommend Botticelli.

4 reviews so far 4
30.04.2017 21:07

Nice restaurant but not much room to move about and very noisy. Went there for my birthday and found myself squashed in a corner without space to get out of my chair. Expected better for the price paid. Food was mostly good.

1 review so far 6
12.12.2016 10:41

Excellent food in just the right amount, friendly attentive staff who were only too pleased to accommodate dietary restrictions and lovely atmosphere we couldn't have asked for more.

1 review so far 6
28.03.2017 18:10

Nice environment with beautiful food - really enjoyable for a Sunday lunch session The service was a little slower at coming with the wine but overall very good

1 review so far 6
18.12.2016 07:05

Gre t food and lovely restaurant! The service is excellent. Oysters are fresh and steak cooked to perfection. Love the wine list - great choice and range.

1 review so far 6
30.06.2017 22:22

Pasta we had was fabulous. Only down side was the chill when the front door was open to allow guests in. My legs are still thawing out!!!!⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️

1 review so far 6
24.08.2016 08:58

I love Botticelli - it is the closest thing to being in beautiful Italy. The staff are always helpful and cheeful and the food is lovely

1 review so far 6
04.04.2017 22:11

We had a really lovely meal. Fabulous scallops and pasta special . Also very good service. Will be back there soon. It's my new favorite restaurant.

1 review so far 6
25.06.2017 15:55

Extensive menu. Beautiful food. Good wine selection. Great service. Not over-priced. We had a lovely Sunday lunch, and will definitely be back. A very positive experience.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2016 08:30

Fantastic service, fantastic food. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We were celebrating a birthday and they made our night special. Friendly and helpful staff and great atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
03.06.2017 22:55

Food was incredible authentic Italian food. Service was spectacular. Ambience amazing we will definitely be returning back and recommending this restuarant to all of our friends.

1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 12:28

Great Father's Day lunch late booking very accomodating and friendly staff. Will be back for sure.thought the veal dish was excellent liqueur coffees to die for.

2 reviews so far 5
12.10.2016 08:07

Botticellis' continues to offer a varied, exciting menu of food options along with an excellent wine list, served by expert and friendly staff - truly a neighbourhood gem, well worth enjoying.