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768 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Upper East Side
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Bar Italia Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Italian back ground music during the day.
Soft and Lounge Music during the evening.
65th & 66th street
A word from Bar Italia
Very refreshing, simple and Casual but yet Elegant offering Traditional Italian Fair. Located in the middle of it all on Madison between 65 and 66 streets.
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Always enjoy going there, really
nice staff and the food is always good. Already booked to go back."
Dined on 8/24/2014
We eat here every week and never
get tired of the great food and service. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem. The chef owner cares about his customers."
Dined on 8/23/2014
Forget the Michelin Stars and the
pretentious stuffy places and give Bar Itialia a try... They will not disappoint"
Dined on 8/20/2014
Our dinner at Bar Italia was
wonderful from the moment we walked in the door. The atmosphere is chic and fun, and the staff is very charming Service was impeccable--both professional and efficient--and the food was absolutely delicious! Very Italian indeed!"
Dined on 8/16/2014
Staff was very attentive. We got
seated immidiately with 2choices in the back of restaurant or infront w views of the street-we choosed seating in the back. It was my friend Birthday! They brought at the end of dinner tiramisu w all staff singing to Imee Happy Birthday. She felt very special and it was very memorable moment for her. Food was delicious- we had 3 dinner courses-it was very tasty. Juan our server was taking care for us great! Thank You! We will be back! We r recommending everybody who loves great tasty italian food!!!"
Dined on 8/15/2014
I walked in to Bar Italia
yesterday and sat at the bar and was pleased at the exceptional service provided from the bartender, Maitre' d and even the waiter who not hesitant to offer some suggestions on what I should order. The food really is like being in Italy, it is simple yet delicious. Overall the experience was great once again. I hope to be coming back soon."
Dined on 8/12/2014
The food is always great, the
staff really nice and attentive and I always enjoy going there and have a good time."
Dined on 8/10/2014
Perhaps because lunchtime was less
crowded (it was Winter and the consecutive days we visited were very cold indeed) this evening meal was a relative disappointment. The only thing that is still excellent is the food. Top quality, imaginatively cooked and combined ingredients but from the moment it reaches your table (if it reaches you in time) the down cycle starts. Crowded tables and noisy neighbors contribute to the unpleasant atmosphere. The whole ambience gives the impression that not all customers are treated in the same courteous manner. Unfortunately today this is the characteristic of many establishments that otherwise offer excellent food."
Dined on 8/7/2014
If you don't mind a noisy, frantic
atmosphere then it's worth the trip for the well prepared Italian fare. Service is slow so you'll have plenty of time to take in the Madison Ave. upper crust scene."
Dined on 8/7/2014
The decor is beautiful with it's
black and white theme and the racks of red wine bottles giving it that added contrast. My coworker and I went there to try it out during restaurant week. We loved it. Just one small negative; my coworker's salmon grilled salmon entree was raw in the center."
Dined on 7/30/2014
A lovely evening. I particularly
appreciated their honoring my request for a quiet table. Especially on a very busy night. They gave us the quietest and most comfortable table and the food was divine"
Dined on 7/17/2014
We arrived during the World cup
not realizing that this was more sports bar than fine Italian restaurant. The service was at first quite poor because everyone in the restaurant was focused on the World Cup. No problem, the tvs were in plain sight and we could have left. The food was fresh and more expensive than it should have been for plain fish and accompanying salad. My husband had a pork chop which was not a chop but large pieces of pork. No substitutions of any kind even though the menu had lots of possibilities which might have been rearranged. The simplest request of shrimp and spaghetti was denied since that combo was only gluten free. Air-conditioning was dripping on customers. Super expensive for mediocre fare."
Dined on 7/13/2014
quality of food and service was
poor and we were very disappointed. waiter suggested more appetizers than we needed and did not take orders correctly. over priced for value received"
Dined on 7/11/2014
All their dishes were very good.
The deserts are expensive $14 & up but we enjoyed hard chocolate covered 'Tartufo' very much."
Dined on 6/17/2014
I love that you can order a half
bowl of pasta also lots of gluten free dishes great wines keep on going back great crowd"
Dined on 6/11/2014
My husband and I had a wonderful
dinner here. The staff were friendly and very attentive. We shared the Bronzino and the truffle pasta - AMAZING!! Salads and dessert were fabulous too. Definitely returning!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
There's a difference between
expensive and overpriced, sadly, this falls into the latter. Everything was fine but it just tried too hard to be something it wasn’t and didn’t mind charging for it. "
Dined on 4/20/2014
Bar Italia is a terrific pick for
delicious food in a great ambiance on the Upper East Side."
Dined on 4/18/2014
The great staff at Bar Italia
always courteous and welcoming are only outdone by the wonderful food. Often drop in with friends without a reservation for an early lunch and they always accommodate."
Dined on 3/20/2014
this place is a true gem. Food is
out of this world. The owner and Chef Denis is tops in his Field. Fantastic wait staff. Beautiful space."
Dined on 3/15/2014
We eat at this restaurant once a
week and always enjoy it thoroughly. The pastas are homemade. Terrific Chicken Milanese. Great wines by the glass - a rare find. The owner and the waiters are so courteous. They make us feel welcome and never rush our dinner."
Dined on 2/28/2014
A very disappointing Restaurant
Week lunch. Menu selection was uninteresting and only two choices in each course. Head- waiter came to the table after the bill was paid and complained about the amount of the tip-in front of the guests. Most unprofessional and embarrassing to the host. When this was mentioned to the owner he did apologize, but I have never had an experience like this in my life ( I was not the host). The space is very attractive, although the tables are extremely close together."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Will definitely come back here,
the wine was delicious, the food amazing (really good portions for a restaurant week menu), really great service, great coffee."
Dined on 2/23/2014
Had the opportunity to dine at Bar
Italia during restaurant week. Delicious food. Excellent service and decor. Great wine list. Worth checking out if you are in the area. Look forward to dining there again."
Dined on 2/18/2014
We were there on super bowl night
and there was only one other couple. Noise level was "nonexistent". But this is a noisy place when full up."
Dined on 2/2/2014
Many UES restaurants are too
trendy, too formal, too loud, too expensive or too crowded. Bar Italia is just right - location, food & atmosphere. With nice gluten-free choices too. And an amazing poster of Sophia Loren."
Dined on 1/23/2014
I met two friends for dinner and
we enjoyed the atmosphere, comfort and food in the restaurant. it was nice to be able to catch up on our lives with patient waiters and not having to compete with a competing noise level in may restaurants these days. However, although the food was excellent, it was very expensive.....remarkably so."
Dined on 1/23/2014
We have been here a few times,
great place, but the prices have seemed to rise quite a bit!!!! No need for that!! I'm not sure very many "common" people could afford this place."
Dined on 1/15/2014
Great cooking in a small kitchen!
Friendly waiters. One of my favorite restaurants."
Dined on 1/14/2014
Bar Italia is really a find. The
food is truly excellent and the prices are reasonable. Also the service is excellent: they are very welcoming, helpful, responsive, and friendly. It is also very attractively appointed, the rest room is clean and also attractive, and when the weather is warm, they have pleasant outdoor seating. Being able to reserve on line with Open Table is also much appreciated."
Dined on 1/9/2014
Bar Italia is always great --
great and interesting food --décor is black and white theme but very warm as well -- great and attentive service -- very fun and vibrant atmosphere without being too noisy -- a fabulous place for lunch or dinner;"
Dined on 12/31/2013
We read the open table reviews
before booking a table. Most were good and a few just ok. We decided to go ahead and book a reservation. We had a fabulous waiter who made great recommendations from the menu. Very attentive. The food was really good. the restaurant was packed and had a very energetic and fun atmosphere. Will definitely go back and recommend."
Dined on 12/19/2013
A very pleasant dining experience.
We received a warm welcome and excellent service. Both I and my dinner companion enjoyed our delicious pasta dishes and a lovely glass of chianti. The red wines by the glass selection was varied and interesting. The decor may be a little stark in its monochrome whiteness, but the ambience felt warm and lively regardless."
Dined on 12/15/2013
went there for dinner, was very
noisy, food just about uneatable. we cancelled a second reservation we already made with another couple for the following week and went somewhere else. perhaps it was just an off night. I might try again."
Dined on 12/4/2013
The food was delicious - some of
the best gnocchi I have ever had. Only one complaint - my martini was knocked over as soon as it was placed on the table and the waiter did not offer me a new drink which I feel he should have done."
Dined on 12/1/2013
We were promptly seated for
breakfast but had to beg for menus which arrived 30 min later. What followed was non- stop attitude until the check arrived. THEN it was all smiles. Not going back despite the gorgeous view."
Dined on 11/29/2013
Very creative and tastie Itilian
dishes Veal milanese is the best Carbonara can't be beat"
Dined on 11/19/2013
We had the lunch best experience
yet. We were treated so well by Martin, Gabriel, and Chef Denis. The food and drinks were outstanding. Thanks."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Wonderful real Italian food as
always. Good service, tables a little cramped but worth it."
Dined on 11/14/2013
Very nice restaurant - modern yet
with a cozy feel. Love the U shape table in the back. Good / friendly service. Food was tasty and well done !"
Dined on 11/4/2013
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