Pardis and Frank Stitt to reopen Bottega fine dining room on December 14 [PHOTOS]

Frank and Weston Stitt preparing the bar at Bottega. (Cary Norton)

Bimingham foodies rejoice! On the evening of Wednesday, December 14, Pardis and Frank Stitt’s Bottega restaurant will reopen. 

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, three of the four Stitt Restaurant Group’s establishments — Bottega, Bottega CafĂ© and Chez Fonfon — will be open simultaneously. 

The lone remaining restaurant left to open within the Group’s portfolio is their flagship fine dining gem Highlands Bar and Grill. The Stitts plan to open the 2018 James Beard “Most Outstanding Restaurant” award-winner by Spring 2023.

What to Expect

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Newly refreshed Bottega Restuarant. Photo taken at recent soft opening. (Cary Norton)

During the last few months, Bottega’s fine dining room has undergone some changes to the interior of the building. They include:

  • New white tile flooring
  • Wood banister that led to the mezzanine has been replace with a beautifully crafted ironwork railing
  • Banquettes (booth seating) that were once in the center of the dining room have been removed and replaced with tables

Italian- inspired cuisine using regional southern ingredients Bottega will start out welcoming about 42 guests in the dining room and expand to 90 people in the next few weeks.

Date and Times

Are you looking forward to visiting Bottega soon? Here are the dates and times it is open:

Wednesday through Saturdays — 5:00PM to 9:30PM

For reservations, call the restaurant at 205-939-1000 or visit their website.

Looking for a casual atmosphere? Visit Bottega Café next door. It is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00AM to 9:30PM.

Have you been to Bottega? Tell us what was your favorite dish or memory on social media by tagging us at @bhamnow 

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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