To those who thought Bottega Ristorante has closed down, here's the truth! They didn't, they just moved to Fairgrounds, SCBD! After moving they also changed a few things to make the place look more approachable and casual to suit their reasonably priced foods. Did you think they achieved their goal? Let's take a look!
So interior's got changed into a more oldies underground bar style with a semi rustic feel! The signs that screams Bottega are still there tho!
If you're looking for a place to throw a mini event or party, they also have a function hall behind those yellow walls below! Inside it is a more 90's bar feel and just the perfect place for a party!
Well, although they meant for it to be more casual, I can't really feel that way actually. I even thought the old one is somehow more casual, maybe because the old one is more open with lots of glass window, so it's more bright in daylight! This one is more all dim lights and classy sort but don't take my words for it, I'm no interior expert! That's just how I felt dining here!
Some complimentary garlic breads before starting off your meal!
PENNE ALLA VODKA IDR 125K
Penne tossed in Vodka Marinara with Salmon Chunks.
Don't worry if you're not a fan of alcohol cause there's no taste of strong alcohol here! Cause alcohols will all vaporized if cooked. This one is definitely wonderful with perfect creaminess, not too creamy but just enough. You may not see the salmon chunks at a glance but there's actually a pretty generous amount of it! Definitely one of my favorites!
SWEET CORN CAPPELLACCI WITH MUSHROOM & SAGE IDR 145K
Sweet Corn, Minced Mushrooms, Brown Butter Sauce.
Another one of my favorites! I'm usually not a big fan of cappellacci pasta because it's hard to cook them evenly when folded like that. Sometimes the middle where it's folded is still a bit undercooked but not this one! It's all perfectly cooked and the sweet corn will just burst in your mouth..yum!!
SPAGHETTI NERO SEPPIA WITH SQUID IN PINK SAUCE IDR 158K
Squid ink Spaghetti, Squid, Cherry tomatoes, Arugula, shaved Parmesan.
Yeah, don't ask me why it's pink sauce..lol! This is actually good, though compared to the 2 before, this became average. It'll definitely be a favorite to those who loves squid tho! Perfectly creamy as always and taste good, though not as strong as I wanted but that's just me!
MEXICAN CHICKEN QUESADILLA IDR 115K
Cajun, Paprika, mozzarella, Onion, Guacamole, Salsa
A perfect snack! Could be a main dish as well, but it's better if you share this, cause one is already pretty filling. Not a big fan of quesadilla but this is definitely worth the try and a very proper one. Love how the fillings have strong flavors and especially after dipped into the guacamole!
CHICKEN CACCIATORE IDR 145K
Chicken Braised in Tomato Sauce, White wine and Aromatics
If you've been with us from the beginning of our blog, you'll know that we don't really like tomato based, so it's a given that this doesn't really appeal to us, though our friends did say it was good too! The chicken is definitely tender and the tomato sauce is very strong, hence the more we stay away from it..lol!
MEXICAN PIZZA IDR 175K
Black Beans, Salsa, Guacamole, Avocado, Mozzarella, Chorizo
At this point, we were all very full, especially since we already ate before even coming here but because of how good this looks and smell, we just couldn't pass this! Yes, the pizza came last and we all decided to grab a piece! Each piece have a slightly different toppings tho, there are ones that have guacamole on and some have salsa on. Since I love guacamole, I got that one's and it's definitely a perfect blend of flavors! I also love how it's thin, so even in a full stomach this doesn't feel overwhelming!
Well, I hope you find this place more approachable and you just have to try the foods here! After trying them will then you realize that the price is just a small payment. Foods here never ceased to amaze us! Keep up the great work!
Fairground Building SCBD
Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53 Lot 14
Jakarta Selatan 12190