Classics mingle in a gorgeous setting at Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca

When Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca opened at Green Valley Ranch, it excited a lot of taste buds. Who doesn’t love a zucchini blossom stuffed with lemon ricotta? Oh, my, my. Oh, hey, yes.

The restaurant is exceedingly pretty, dressed up with delicate floral accents throughout, and a wine bar that the dining area curves around.

Appetizers include the aforementioned squash blossoms or arancini with fontina cheese and Bolognese. Feel free to add on a glass or two of wine, because the variety here is quite nice. Choose an entrée such as the gnocchi arrabbiata or the chicken marsala, and dinner is nigh on perfect. The gnocchi is suitably spicy with Calabrian chilis, and is baked with buffalo mozzarella cheese that adds great stretch to the enterprise. The marsala comes smothered in mushrooms and chicken jus, and is accented with edible flower blossoms. Vegans can chow down on an eggplant “parm,” wood-baked with a cherry tomato sauce. A chickpea Bolognese spaghetti with almond ricotta may also hit the spot.

For dessert, you could try the tiramisu, cheesecake or chocolate pudding, or you could go for the “liquid dessert.” You can find a good range of after-dinner delights, like Frangelico, ice wine, port, amaro and grappa. That could be the perfect ending to the meal!

If you love what you’ve had, you’ll be happy to know that Bottiglia does family-style take home meals and catering, too, starting at $50. Family-style meals are great for smaller groups, with two pick-and-choose menu options available, and catering meals serve anywhere from eight people on up, perfect for treating an office or large family. And yes, you can get gnocchi arrabbiata and chicken marsala, and I suggest you try them!

2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy. 702.617.7075

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