Zagat  – “San Diego’s 9 Sexiest Restaurants” – October, 2015 read

DiscoverSD  – “Imagine splashing around the Trevi Fountain while drinking this namesake cocktail…” – July, 2015 read

Riviera  – “10 Most Exciting New Restaurants” – July, 2015 read  – “18 Best Things to Do in San Diego” – July, 2015 read

San Diego Food Finds  – “The final dish of the evening, osso buco, is one of my favorite meat preparations; I love to remove the tender meat with my fork, knowing that the succulent bone is part of the final act. The chef ’s choice, lamb, was placed over mascarpone polenta with roasted tomatoes, braised kale and pine nut and mint gremolata. Simple, yet superb!” – July, 2015 read

Locale Magazine  – “The fig panini made with Mission fig, speck, shallot marmellata, arugula, and la tur on olive bread is amazing. You haven’t lived til you’ve tried it.” – July, 2015 read

Ranch & Coast  – “Choose your own adventure, indulging in a feast for all senses at this luxurious yet relaxing East Village enclave paying proper homage to Italian gastronomy.” – June, 2015

Thrillist  – “The 9 Best Italian Restaurants in San Diego” – June, 2015 read

Zagat  – “7 Must-Try Donuts Served in San Diego Restaurants” – June, 2015 read

San Diego Magazine – “Sweet Spot: Piña Colada Soufflé” – May, 2015 read

San Diego Union-Tribune  – “There are two bruschettas, in particular, that have captivated me… (including) Bottega Americano’s Smashed Avocado Bruschetta With Truffle Oil, Pecorino and Micro Basil…” – May, 2015

San Diego Magazine  – BEST NEW RESTAURANT 2015  – “Every seat in the house is the place to be. There’s not one spot that doesn’t make you feel a part of the fun.” – May, 2015 read

San Diego Eater  – “The Hottest Restaurants in San Diego Right Now” – May, 2015 read

Travel + Leisure Mexico – “The classic flavors of Italy, mixed with the fresh ingredients found in California have found a new home: it’s called Bottega Americano.” – May, 2015

Fine Magazine – “All of the flavors came together perfectly.” – May, 2015 read

Zagat – “Best Restaurants in East Village” – April, 2015 read

Sunset – On eateries turning  the East Village into a bona fide dining destination: “The always packed Bottega Americano specializes in traditional Italian fare, such as velvety soft gnocchi, which you can enjoy at one of the marbletopped tables lit by copper pendant lamps.” – May, 2015

Zagat – “San Diego’s Must-Try Pizzas” “Mozzarella and tallegio cheese with radicchio, pear, red onion and truffle honey will have you looking at pizza in a new light.” – April, 2015 read

Westways – “Bottega Americano in San Diego exudes Italian svelte with its decor as well as its contemporary dishes, such as saffron tagliolini, wild mushroom pizza, and dark-chocolate budino.” – April, 2015

Zagat – “Top 50 San Diego Restaurants” – April, 2015 read

San Diego Union-Tribune – “An all-Italian restaurant and marketplace, Bottega excels at everything from pasta to desserts, while making you feel as if you’re eating at an exciting, big-city hub.” – April, 2015 read

San Diego Reader – “Perhaps the chicest Italian joint in town, Bottega Americano’s bar and lounge goes felice from 3 to 6 daily.” – April, 2015 read

Thrillist – “Thanks to the fresh, house-made pasta, super-tender beef & pork meatballs, and flavorful, five-herb pesto, it’s quite a few steps up from the noodles you noisily slurped as a kid, but just as satisfying.” – April, 2015 read

Zagat – “The new weekend brunch offerings at this East Village hot spot include favorites like bacon and eggs, frittatas and French toast along with Italian classics like chicken milanese and burrata salads. Make sure to save room for their donut offerings that changes from week to week.” – February, 2015 read

San Diego Eater – “Eaters are flocking to the East Village for this sparkling new market/restaurant-hybrid that offers a choose-your-own-adventure dining experience, Italian-style.” – February, 2015 read

San Diego Food Finds– “Bottega Americano provides health-conscious diners with plenty of delicious dishes to choose from! – January, 2015  read

NBC 7 – “With a couple months under its belt and newbie kinks ironed out, Bottega Americano is a must-visit new edition to the neighborhood. You’ll be obsessed with the design and the menu has plenty to salivate over.” – January, 2015 read

The List – “Bottega Americano is one of the newest hip eateries in Downtown San Diego. The large “food hall” type restaurant offers gourmet dishes including pizza, pasta, salami, salads and more.” – January, 2015 read

San Diego Magazine – “Enjoying a cocktail is generally a good reason for life. Doing it at one of the better new restuarants in San Diego, Bottega Americano, is an even better reason.” – January, 2015 read

San Diego Home/Garden – “Located on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Bottega Americano features several seating areas, a bar and a deli counter.” – January, 2015 read

Where San Diego Magazine – “Bottega Americano, the most ambitious culinary concept to hit East Village this year. ” – December, 2014 read

UTSD – “The L.A.-based designer divvied up the 8,000-square-foot restaurant marketplace into distinct intimate areas that still allow you take in the big-city bustle of the overall space.” – December, 2014 read

Examiner – “For New Years guests are invited to slip into something with a little sparkle (and maybe a pair of red underwear for some traditional Italian good luck) to savor a festive feast at San Diego’s hottest new restaurant, located in the East Village.” – December, 2014 read

Eater SD – “Industry Experts on the Top Restaurant Standbys of 2014 – Michele Parente, dining and lifestyle reporter, Union-Tribune: … Bottega Americano for the down-home pasta and big-city vibe…” – December, 2014 read

Discover SD – “We saw East Village bloom too this year, expanding further east to including Bottega Americano, the impressive 8,000 square foot  in the Thomas Jefferson School of Law building.” – December, 2014 read

Zagat – “Just because this East Village destination is one of the hottest places in town doesn’t mean it will also break the bank.” – November, 2014 read

Thrillist – “Bottega Americano has quickly made a reputation for itself as one of the best places to get Italian food in SD.” – November, 2014 read

Dining Out San Diego – “Under Chef David Warner’s direction, the childhood classic of spaghetti and meatballs is elevated to a gourmand’s delight that stays compelling until the final bite.” – November, 2014 read

Zagat – “Bottega Americano brings this classic Italian dessert into new light when it’s stuffed with housemade peanut butter and served with a trio of sauces — honey pumpkin, dark chocolate and torched meringue — for you to dip at your pleasure.” – November, 2014 read

Zagat – “Sit by the salumeria station for instant cheese gratification at this East Village dining mecca.” – November, 2014 read

Discover SD – “One of San Diego’s best 20 holiday cocktails, the Ventimiglia.” – November, 2014 read

ABC 10 – “Bottega Americano is part market, part dining experience, and has been named one of the 11 hottest new Italian restaurants by Zagat.” – November, 2014 read

Thrillist – “You probably shouldn’t eat for a week before stopping by this European market-meets-Italian eatery in East Village. You also may not eat for a week after.” – October, 2014 read

Zagat – “From the marble-topped tables and views of the goings-on in the kitchen, the space is a hub of activity that serves a wide range of dishes.” – October, 2014  read

Thrillist – “Five interactive food bars, so you have a front-row seat for all the action happening in the open kitchen — or you can grab-and-go from the market.” – October, 2014 read

Zagat – “At night it transforms into a bustling restaurant serving up modern Italian fare using locally grown produce.” – October, 2014 read

Zagat – “delicious modern fare and accommodating service.” – October, 2014 read

Discover SD – “Savor the aromas of fall with the Ventimiglia, made with Old Forester bourbon, Averna amaro, pressed lemon, cinnamon, chicory, egg white, and cedar cologne.” – October, 2014 read

UTSD – “The menu includes items like braised slab bacon pizza and slow-cooked farro oatmeal. My dream Italian breakfast.” – October, 2014 read

Zagat – “The newest place on our list is also one of the most hotly anticipated this fall” – September, 2014 read

Nation’s Restaurant News – “inspired by the great food halls and specialty food marketplaces of Europe” – July 2014 read

The Daily Meal – “restaurant-meets-market concept inspired by top-tier food halls, restaurants, and markets around the world” – June, 2014 read