True italian food, Chef/OwnerTrue italian food, Chef/Owner Dennis Franceschini is the perfect host and goes out of his way to make you feel at home.
It has become home away from home, great addition to the Madison Avenue food scene which has always been poorly represented. A great plus, they serve until 11PM, kind of unheard of on the UES.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways consistent, perfectlyAlways consistent, perfectly cooked traditional pastas, inventive appetizers, Dennis Alessandrini, chef-owner, a constant charming presence.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTwice in one week I have dinedTwice in one week I have dined at Bar Italia..once for dinner and once for lunch..Gluten Free pizza is FANTASTIC!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBar Italia is FANTASTIC..veryBar Italia is FANTASTIC..very good food in a chic setting with a chic clientele. I came to Bar Italia because of Gluten Free menu and it did not disappoint. The gluten free Penne alla Carbonara is excellent as is the gluten free Lemon Tart/pie.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome addition to a stretchWelcome addition to a stretch of Madison Ave where many places stop serving in early evening. The truffle pasta was delicious!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place. It's likeWe love this place. It's like a trip to Italy each time! Excellent food and service, wonderful ambiance2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, wine and ambiance!Fantastic food, wine and ambiance! Joined friends here for dinner on Saturday night. The simple white interior is chic, yet warm and inviting, as is the staff. The host was pleasant and friendly and the wait staff was attentive, yet not oversolicitous. We shared the sliced seared tuna with braised fennel and the beet salad. Both were outstanding. We also shared the cavatelli with veal ragu and the papardelle with wild mushrooms - incredible. The ingredients are so fresh, pasta perfectly cooked and the sauces were simple and authentic. We had the crepes nutella for dessert...to die for! Excellent meal!2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMKenFun place, solid quality food in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Service was the highlight, what a great group of people.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful fresh food withWonderful fresh food with many healthy options that are equally delicious!
Tables are small and close together, if you are quite tall or want a private conversation go elsewhere. That said, the food is absolutely excellent and well worth a visit.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AM