The Bottega Favorita is a 2-story, neo-classical building local located at 2240 Highland Avenue South in the Five Points South neighborhood of the Southside community. It was designed in 1926 by Warren, Knight and Davis as a retail showroom for the Gus Mayer department store.
A 3,000 square foot apartment on the upper floor, accessed by an open-caged elevator from the center passage, was originally designed as a residence for nurses. It was the home of artist and designer Bob Moody for several years. After Gus Mayer left, the ground floor was used by a succession of interior decorators, including Joe McKinnon Interiors. The offices of Tutwiler Investments are still located there.
- Kaimann, Frederick. (March 27, 1994) "Little treasures all around Birmingham are hidden architectural delights." Birmingham News
- Bottega Restaurant & Cafe official website