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Bar Italia Ristorante
Bar Italia Ristorante

Bar Italia Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baritaliastl.com
  • Phone: (314) 361-7010
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, European
  • Executive Chef: Mengesha Yohannes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will bring Bar Italia to you for in home or at work lunches and dinners for parties of 15 or more
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate up to 150 guests
    different packages are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Lassaad Jeliti (314) 494-7721

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Euclid
  • Public Transit: Close to the metro link Central west end station.
    Bus stop near by.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Off street parking garage available within a hundred yards.
A word from Bar Italia Ristorante
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "I always love Bar Italia...and it did not disappoint. Food was excellent, service was perfect. Julia, our server, was great! And a beautiful night to sit outside."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We took friends here from out of town, primarily for the great patio and ambience. We had not been in quite a while and were very pleased with our meals. We had veal and pasta and they had trout and the porkchop and all four were excellent. Service was a bit slow, not sure if that is typical or just our waiter. Beautiful patio, great location and good people watching."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We've gone to Bar Italia for years, mostly for special occasions and have never been disappointed. The staff and owners are engaging, knowledgeable and attentive. The patio setting is lush and beautiful. On our last visit there were grapes ripening on the grape arbor and the music was an eclectic mix, including some Brazilian favorites. On a previous visit, one of the owners was sampling wine and graciously shared some samples with us. This is a one of a kind dining experience--comfortable and first-rate.The ambiance is incredible. Expect the unexpected and expect to be pleasantly surprised."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have dined here many times & it never has disappointed. But this time took it up a notch. Specials that were refreshing for summer. Snap pea salad with brasseola, a scallop & shrimp pappardelle with slightly spicy tomato sauce that was incredible, a tenderloin medium rare that melted... Our waiter had some special wines by the glass that were off menu & from their cellar & after tasting the first, we just let him pick for us & pair with our food. Fantastic. A bit pricey, but worth the quality of food & experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We went for brunch and the food was very good. The staff was very friendly. The services was too slow, although we were told a large group showed up without a reservation before us and, therefore, our wait was extremely prolonged. Overall a very nice time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "With lovely food and great service,we love to dine at Bar Italia. Food is beautifully presented and is very flavorful. Quite a few off menu items to choose from. We will be back soon..."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We brought some friends here for dinner on Mother's Day to "show" them one of our favorite dining establishments. Unfortunately, the staff and management seemed to have been overwhelmed during the afternoon and incapable of producing quality dining experiences for the full day. Our experience that evening (5:30) was definitely not up to past experiences. The wait staff was incredibly slow and the kitchen was out of several dishes. By the time we got to dessert, the only items left were gelato, a chocolate cake, and a cheesecake that looked like it was a couple of days old. This has been one of our favorite restaurants for the past 10 years, but with so many other good restaurants in St. Louis, we will think twice before returning."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is one of the best places to eat dinner on a nice spring or summer evening. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the food, as always, is excellent. If they have it, try the scampi and shrimp pasta special. Also, ask for the reserve wine list; there are some really good Italian wines on that list that are fairly restaurant priced."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable dinner with our family at Bar Italia. The location and outdoor dining make for a great atmosphere. We were a little worried after being served the asparagus appetizer. It was a very sparse looking, pitiful plate of exceptionally thin asparagus spears with small piles of prosciutto and parmesan. The salmon and pasta entrees were great, though, and made up for the rough start. My two boys each had a kid's portion of buttered noodles, which they loved. At $9 each it's possible we were overcharged for them, as this was way too much for the tiny meal. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "First visit here and we were celebrating a graduation. Location was great. Service was good. Food choices were good, portion sizes good (not huge) and tasted reasonable but we all felt they were nothing special. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a good dinner, great service. Overall a relaxing fun dinner"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The menu is complete with a plethora of salads, pastas and entrees before even being told of the specials. I had the special consisting of a generous portion of sea bass on a bed of black lentils topped with caponata. The fish was cooked perfectly and the lentils were nice and tender. Bar Italia is well worth the trip."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The place was pretty cool. It was a nice night so the scenery was great for the occasion. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I came here on a beautiful night and it was such a great night to be outside and enjoy the neighborhood. My food was amazing - best risotto dish I've ever had. The only downside was the service. Our server was short with us and not very friendly. I'm not sure if its because we were young, but he was kind of rude. He didn't even tell us about any specials on the menu - the only reason I found out about them was because I asked. Still though, I'd definitely come back for the food!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Bar Italia is one of my favorite places to take out of town guests, and we were not disappointed. We ate there Sat night in the midst of the graduation groups, and had a great experience. It was probably a little too loud for my taste, but that didn't diminish the experience. Service was wonderful, in spite of the crowd. Food was outstanding, and every bit as good as I remembered. I look forward to dining there again when it's warmer and we can sit on the great patio."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "delicious appetizers and nice wine list, we enjoyed a celebration of a students graduation accomplishment."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food, lots of special fish, veal, lamb, etc dishes with interesting glazes and sauces. The restaurant was able to customize a dish for my mother, who has several food allergies. Low lighting and tables distributed across several smaller rooms makes this a great potential date setting. The servers were timely and considerate, though they were all dressed slightly more casually than I would have expected from the prices on the menu (collared shirts made of a non-dressy material and untucked)."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The kitchen executes well and the meal served is good. The service, though friendly, is usually disengaged and inefficient. Servers and others drift through the dining area without a specific purpose in mind leaving guests to wonder whether their water glass will be refilled, if they will get bread or not, or receive the check in a timely fashion. We hesitate bringing guests with us to dine here when there are other CWE restaurants that deliver excellent service consistently."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "nothing spectacular but a decent date night. Service was slow and the restaurant didnt appear that busy."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times and always enjoyed my meal and time here. My dish of veal with shrimp was not quite as good as the usual cooking but that won't prevent me from returning. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Bar Italia is always superior in the multi- flavors present in their dishes. Creative and delicious. The service on this particular occasion was wonderful . . . we had our 22 month old granddaughter with us. She has allergies which the chef handled with aplomb and grace. Everyone was pleasant and cheerful in helping us. Thank you!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "It has been a long time since we have been out in the Central West End and we needed some Italian since we were carbo loading for the Go Marathon. While our meal was just fine, this place is just nothing real special. It seems a little run down, the décor feels cheap and was really not that memorable. The food was good and our server did an excellent job but we couldn't get past how cheap the place felt. With CWE being such a trendy, hip place now, they need to get with the program and bring it up a notch."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Service was a little awkward, but we got plenty of attention, drinks refilled, etc. The food was REALLY good, way better than I expected. The inside of the place could definitely use some sprucing up. I don't really feel like there's a theme, just some tables and chairs thrown together where there is room. The atmosphere feels a little strange, and it was quite noisy for not having many people inside. If you're going strictly for the meal, this is the place to go. If you are going for the atmosphere, this probably isn't the place for you. Also, they were out of our first 3 drink options, which was a little disappointing, but not a big deal. I would think on a Friday night they would be a little more prepared though."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was one of the best meals I have ever had in a restaurant. Our waiter did a excellent job of describing the entrees and recommended a great bottle of wine in our price point."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I ordered the special, seared scallops with shrimp and spinach on top of egg noodles in a spicy garlic tomato sauce. Excellent, just the right spice. Presentation was nice. Food was just the right temp. Excellent service too!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Decent place for Italian dinner; a little over priced for the quality and quantity. Expected a little more authentic Italian than it was. Beef carpaccio mediocre; mussels moderate; salad good. But again for the quantity and the quality is overpriced. I had a group on which made it worth it. Much better cheaper places in STL for better Italian food. Wouldn't go there on a regular basis. Service was very good. Surprised we did not get offered grated parmesan cheese for our olive oil mix for our bread (which I had to specifically ask for); we did not get offered pepper on our salad-these are not huge things but just things I expect of a decent restaurant and was surprised when I was not offered either. Too many good rest. to return here."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Bar Italia is the most consistently good restaurant in St. Louis. The service is wonderful and it is clear that the servers are invested in the quality of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I have always loved Bar Italia..but will not go back. They have really slipped. Food I almost would say was not even fair."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We've lived in the CWE for 8 years and never ate here, instead opting for Italian eateries on the hill; our mistake! The food was great and the service was impeccable. Multistory with areas that feel very private, even though you're in a larger room with other diners. Definitely won't be our last time here!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Interesting menu. More european than italian. Enjoyed the unique cocktails, and the food was good - nicely prepared, and interesting flavors. Seated in the bar, which lacks ambience, but the best seating is in the West part of the restaurant, either street level, or better yet, upstairs."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food was very good...service was slow and inatentive.. We had to flag someone to get water refills and we sat there quite a while before someone greeted us and gave us water initially. I also had to pour our wine after initial pour. I am used to servers making an effort to continue to pour the wine as a part of wine service. I dont think our waitress was familiar with wine service from start to finish. The wine was really good though! I would definitely recommend this to someone food wise."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We sat on the outdoor patio which was covered because it is winter, but very large and very warm. There were lots of couples dining as well as a large group."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food we ordered was very good, except our reservation was at 9PM and by then they were already out of steak, chicken, and ravioli's! We had to order our 4th choice on the menu, something that is pretty unacceptable for such a nice restaurant on Valentine's Day. I understand the high volume but I think they should have been more prepared. Carlos was great and the service was great, we just wish we could have eaten what we wanted!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Sat in the tented area with heat lamps...not a great dining experience. Slow service, but the food was good"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food and service very good. Staff was very accommodating when had to delay arrival on a busy evening. Only slight downside was being seated in the patio area on a cold night. Despite good efforts and ample heating, it was hard to keep the space at a comfortable temperature. Very unseasonable temps, so a bit unexpected, but it did detract from the experience just a touch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Bar Italia for many years, but had a dining coupon so went back. We are so glad we did, and hope to return soon. We forgot how great the food is! Everything was delicious...from the cocktails to the dessert. They have the best tortellini in St. Louis, and maybe anywhere else (not drenched in thick sauce like at so many other places). The house salad was lightly dressed with lemon and olive oil. The limoncello cake was outstanding! A perfect meal!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "All four of us enjoyed our meal at Bar Italia as we always do. The food & service are outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I enjoyed a nice, early evening Valentine's Day dinner at Bar Italia. Servers were helpful and efficient. Food was delicious (lobster ravioli and a chicken dish) and drinks were nice (nothing mixed- just wine and beer). Though it was a busy night, we never felt rushed by the staff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Bar Italia has been around for a long time but it remains a fresh, wonderful place to eat. The food is always delicious, the service attentive, and the vibe is cool. Our group of 7 had a great time."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We always have a good experience at Bar Italia. Pork tenderloin dish was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014