Boticelli's was recommended to use when we got to our hotel in Rapid City and we almost didn't check it out - but I'm glad we did!
We stopped in without a reservation around 7:30 or so on a Friday and while it was still fairly busy when we showed up, we only had to wait about ten minutes for them to clear a table. The hostess seemed a bit rushed but she still made sure to be greet us in a friendly manner and get someone to work on getting us a table. Once seated, our server came over and described the specials for the evening as you might expect, and also provided bread and oil for the table.
We ended up ordering some menu regular items - a steak for her and a spicy red sauce pasta dish for me. The food came out in an appropriate amount of time for a sit down semi-formal place and it was delicious! The steak was ordered medium well and it was spot on in preparation. Also, the wine selection was pretty nice and they had a good range of cheaper to more expensive options. After our entrees, we got a terrific flourless chocolate cake to share which I would definitely recommend if you like rich chocolate desserts.
I want to add that our server was great! He was the right level of conversationally friendly for a waiter in a nicer restaurant; he didn't tell you his life's story so you could get on with your meal, but he was able to add some flavor to his presentation and some friendly flavor when he learned it was our first time in Rapid City.
Boticelli's was surprisingly good considering that I went in with only moderate expectations and I would definitely say that it is worth checking out on a date or with other adult friends. I don't think it's a great venue to bring children to. Regardless, the food is great and the service if quite good, so I definitely recommend this place!
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