Located in Chelsea, not far from the West Chelsea Gallery Scene, Bottino's serves Tuscan fare. Inside, the restaurant has mid-century modern decor with white painted brick walls lined with pots of flowers. A skylight and large windows let in plenty of natural light, but the patio and garden is a more popular seating option. Signature dishes include ravioli verdi, homemade spinach pasta with fresh ricotta and swiss chard, covered with tomato and basil sauce, and the roast rack of lamb with rosemary and sage. The boutique wine selection has a number of Italian varietals, as well as bottles from a few other locations.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.