Bottega Pizzeria Ristorante is hidden inside of Citadelle Plaza in Glendale AZ. They started out by serving certified Neapolitan Style Pizzas and fresh made pastas. Now they are running on more cylinders and offer happy hour, seasonal and blackboard specials, a Sunday Brunch Menu and Monthly Wine Dinners. Bottega P.B. might be one of the nicest restaurants in the Glendale Area with a dog friendly patio, an indoor-outdoor bar, a modern sleek dining room and a banquet hall.
Tonight we started with the Happy Hour Polenta.
Creamy and slightly crisped natural tasting Polenta Bars in a rich creamy cheesy sauce accented with earthy mushrooms. Ummm Polenta is an indulgent treat here! Don’t worry about that extra sauce either. We mopped it up with the house made breads. It was like two treats in one. A Win!
For Dinner I went with the (pasta-free) Zucchini Manicotti Special.
Delicate thin Zucchini Ribbons wrap around cheese filling covered in red sauce and a little cheese.
It’s all seasoned nicely. A little more wet than I wanted but Manicotti seems very light and delicious and is also great without the pasta.
My husband tried the Orechiette Special.
Fresh made pasta in a Pistachio and Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and topped with Olive Tapenade and perfectly prepared Shrimp. Different and delicious indeed.
Everything was a hit so we splurged and tried the Semifreddo for dessert.
Ummm Maybe people should open up Semifreddo Shops? It’s something like ice cream. It’s lighter than frozen custard. It lightly crusted with crushed Italian Almond Cookies. It’s a perfect sweet ending to the lovely meal we had.
Bottega Pizzeria Ristorante is Worth a Fork!
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Some of the previous meals we had at Bottega Pizzeria Ristorante.