LA DOLCE VITA. Finding an alfresco eatery with a cozy ambience can be quite a challenge when you’re living in an urban jungle … which is why Bottega Ristorante (Menara Bank Danamon. Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. E-4 No. 6, Jakarta; +62 21 5799 2222) is such a gem.
Based on the age-old Italian concept of “La Dolce Vita” or the sweet life, the restaurant exudes a hip yet homey feel through its understated chic interior, comfortable outdoor seats and diverse selection of dishes. Interestingly, the menu includes a number of unusual offerings rarely found elsewhere in Jakarta, such as roasted bone marrow, Greek lamb burger and lobster spaghetti. After dining inside, you can move to the outdoor area to kick back and enjoy a refreshing cocktail or two.