A reader who declined to give his or her name or location writes in…
Do you know when Bottega Fiorentina of Coolidge Corner is going to open in Newbury Street? I believe they are going to occupy the former Wisteria House. Any news?
We’re embarrassed to admit that until we received this email, we had not, in fact, heard that Bottega Fiorentina was expanding into Boston proper. This is tremendously exciting news. Bottega Fiorentina (Bottega to bargain hunters in-the-know) has long been our go-to spot for great pasta on the cheap. Most pasta plates (and we do mean full plates) are under six bucks, sandwiches go for about $4.95-$6.50 and entrees are under $10. Not only is the food cheap, but it’s delicious. In our decade plus of frequenting Bottega, we’ve tried a goodly portion of the menu and the only thing we’ve ever had that wasn’t amazing was the fettucinie alfredo, and even that was better the next time we ordered it. We wholeheartedly endorse the penne Michelangelo, the pollo al limone, and the Bottega sandwich.
We called Bottega to ask about the forthcoming Newbury Street location and were pleased as punch to hear that it should be opening in late November or early December. It will indeed be opening in the former home of Wisteria House and will feature the same menu as the Brookline locations. We’re very much looking forward to a day of holiday shopping on Newbury Street punctuated by a delicious, filling, and cheap lunch at the brand-new Bottega Fiorentina.
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