LOCATIONS

Botticelli's

1321 S. Congress, 512/916-1315
Hours: Sun.-Wed., 5-10pm; Thu.-Sat., 5-11pm
It may be described as Chicago-style Italian, but this popular spot offers some sophisticated fare as well. One special, the clams with sweet vermouth and roasted peppers over pappardelle pasta, had our critic swooning.
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Chronicle Reviews

Botticelli's

Can this South Congress eatery reverse its location's curse?

Barbara Chisholm, September 6, 2007

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