I made reservations for a
I made reservations for a group of 6 and we had a great time. Not being too familiar with Italian wines, the waitress was very knowledgable on their wine list and recommended a fantastic wine after just asking me a few questions regarding the kinds of wine I like. The food took awhile to come out, but it was worth the wait cause it too was amazing. Overall had an awesome experience.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant with an attentive
Great restaurant with an attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere and great food.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have loved Bar Italia since
I have loved Bar Italia since its first days when it was located on the other side of Euclid. Although the food is still quite good, I've noticed that it doesn't seem as "full of life" as it used to. I'd still recommend Bar Italia, though. It's easily one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved my waiter, love the hostess and although my rder was not correct the first time, the waiter did correct everything, and it def. will be a place I will visit again.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
True to Itself
We have frequented Bar Italia for years but not lately. Coming back and finding the same great wine list and quality of food and continuous friendly staff reminded us of what a good restrauant is all about.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only reason I gave the
The only reason I gave the food a three star was because the use of pepper was way over the top.
They usually are way better than that...so it may have just been a one evening glitch.
The waiter was very accomodating. Even modifying the entry.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very very good experience!
Bar Italia has very good food and a beautiful outdoor dining area!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go To Restaurant
We have been going to Bar Italia in our neighborhood for 20 years. They never fail. Recently we had out of town friends passing through St. Louis who we wanted to take to dinner close by. Bar Italia was our pick since they never fail to deliver. We ate on the patio on an early summer evening. The waitress was outstanding and she sensed our pacing perfectly. Our friends were impressed with the evening. Bar Italia is located in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis. It is a vibrant, walkable neighborhood.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't go wrong.
One of my favorite restaurants. Consistently great.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of 10
We made reservations for 10 last Friday night. When we arrived, the table was already set up and ready for us. No waiting. The service was excellent and the food was even better. About 1/2 of our table ordered the beef special and when they didnt have enough to accomodate us all, instead of asking us to pick another dish, then substituted a different piece of meat. The outdoor dining space is amazing. I can't wait to visit again!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner for four
The food was excellent with specials priced high but in line with the surrounding establishments. Portions are moderate so you can enjoy appetizers and still consider dessert. Service was great although we felt a slight push which was strange considering the place was not full. Ambiance suffers from a well lit cafeteria feel. Outside dinning would have been more enjoyable but it was too warm. Overall good experience but there may be better options in the neighborhood which is eclectic and thriving. We did cocktails at SubZero Vodka Bar which set the bar high for the evening. 300 vodkas and good wine selection is a great way to start the weekend.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unbelievable Shrimp and Scallops
Sat. June 29th we ate outside..the weather was chilly but the food, wine and service was OUTSTANDING! One of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis... I cannot wait to go back. I will get the same thing I had Sat. night. Shrimp, scallop and flat noodle pasta... it was scrumptious!!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Feast with friends
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with a group of friends on their patio. Fun atmosphere , diverse menu with something for everyone. A
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time dining...
This was my second time dining... both times outside in the courtyard. Great menu, specials and ambience. I keep forgetting about this gem - not just in the West End but in St.Louis.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food exceeded expectations.
Food exceeded expectations. Hadn't been here
for years. I'll be back soon. Best mussels I've had.
Service was amazing and the outdoor patio is
hard to beat.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Date Night!
My husband and I truly enjoyed our date night at Bar Italia! We were seated in their large outdoor patio. The spot was a bit sunny at the time and both the hostess and the waitress made sure that was okay with us (which it was, we had sunglasses and didn't mind a little sun; it went down soon anyway!). The waitress was very friendly and attentive and the pace of the meal was perfect. We had an olive and cheese plate for an appetizer, which was delicious. My husband had a seafood dish that he said was very fresh, and I had a pork dish that was also great. We have three little kids and don't get to out by ourselves very often; this is definitely a place I would go back to again for another date night! :)
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, cooked to perfection.
Delicious, cooked to perfection. Just the right amount of infused flavors. Beautiful setting. We will be back soon
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top outdoor dining
Fabulous food, service and a pleasant outdoor setting. Will go back when I next visit St Louis!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT!!!
I LOVE BAR ITALIA! EVERYTHING ABOUT THE RESTAURANT IS TOP NOTCH! IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN THERE, YOU MUST GO!! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for a special occasion
We really enjoyed the al fresco dining. We had an appetizer (bruschetta), entrees (rack of lamb and fettuccini Sicilian), drinks, and dessert. The diner who ate the lamb called it the best that she has ever eaten in the U.S.
Our server looked after us very well during our anniversary celebration. The entire staff was very attentive.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great dinner here. The
Had a great dinner here. The best items were the specials - really nice flavors and combinations. Portion size was great - not too big, not too small.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing wine list!
Great food and an amazing wine list. The star of dinner at Bar Italia though was our server, Julie. She guided us on drinks, on wine, on entrees, and pretty much chose our dessert for us. Incredibly warm and knowledgeable, really a special wait person. Caprese salads were very good--tomatoes were juicy and firm, just perfect. Two beef entrees and one pasta dish, all were prepared as ordered and really good. Dessert, which I didn't try myself but my dinner guests did, was an almond rasberry cake with chocolate drizzled on top--they loved it. Sat outside on a perfect night, just overcast enough to block the sun but still warm and fresh outside. We were just visiting St Louis but any time we're back, we'll find Bar Italia again.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
delighted that we went. we were a party of 7, and everyone enjoyed.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must visit when in town!
We are from out of town and always come here when we are in St. Louis! The food is always delicious and we always find a new wine to try! We especially like the outdoor seating...great for relaxing on a warm summer evening. Wait staff are friendly and know how to pace the evening!
This last visit was no exception to the quality of food or service, except the hostess was quite rude when finding a seat for us with a reservation! Had this been our first visit we would have walked away!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely evening with great food!
This is the best outdoor dining in the city. I love the ambience.
The people who work there are friendly and knowledgeable.
The food was wonderful. Never a bad meal at the Bar!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this spot!
Great food! Beautiful large patio for outdoor dining.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weather was delight (a few sprinkles)-did not interrupt a good dinner, great server and food is always good.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time in
This was the first time in a long time that we've been to Bar Italia for lunch, and it was excellent. We also went there for dinner recently, and it was also very good. We'll be back.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar Italia Review
The food, drinks and ambiance was very nice. The restaurant was in a very busy part of the Central West End. Very energetic and yet comfortable. We celebrated a family dinner for a birthday and we all had a really good time. The food was exceptional and the service was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'd Return for Sure
The restaurant is in a great location! I want to sit outside as soon as the weather permits. The service was great and the food was pretty good too. I have no complaints and I look forward to trying it again, with new dishes every time.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Forest Park Area Restauran
Having dined at BAR ITALIA many times in the last few months, I am always pleased with the food choices, the presentation, and the creative, flavorful entrees. The food is served hot and prepared as I have requested. My compliments to the chef for the unusual combinations to give my taste buds a treat. Another reason that I enjoy coming to Bar Italia is that Kelli Kennedy always makes me feel like a very special guest. Thank you all for such a memorable dining experience.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great dinner we had at Bar Italia. I used to go more regularly but, don't live as close any more.
Our food was very tasteful. I was ready to order the Bistecca when our server strongly suggested the filet was excellent. It was about the best filet I've ever had. I'm thinking they use the slow cook and then sear method because most of the center of the filet was medium rare (exactly) with a fine ring of sear holding it all in.
Our wine was great (though it could have been slightly chilled) and a great match with our food.
Nice to know it's still a great place to eat.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Italian in CWE
Chose this restaurant because of its proximity to our hotel in CWE, and because of the helpful comments in UrbanSpoon. It was exactly what we expected. We were seated upstairs with a view of the street scene below. It was quieter, more intimate there. Our server was helpful, attentive (although focused on the upsell). Food was marvelous - had a goat cheese encrusted with pistachios as a appetizer; wife had a seafood pappardelle special, I had Sicilian fettuccine - both dishes perfectly prepared and attractively presented. Accompanied my dish with a glass of Valpolicella which was a pleasant surprise at the price. We would definitely return if in the area again.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of 6 had a wonderful experience. We loved the atmosphere and the ability to be able to talk and hear each other. The service was very good. Each of us had a different entrée and they all were fabulous. I think it was one of the best pasta dishes that I have had.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Italian Bistro
Excellent modern Italian bistro with a nice selection of Italian dishes prepared in non-traditional manner. Very creative approach to Italian food, but not so original that it's unappealing. Service was particularly helpful, friendly, and caring.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun date night
This place was great. The food was fantastic, specials were outstanding. Convenient, right in the heart of the CWE. Parking was difficult (went on a Saturday night). Didn't like the Diva drink, but the Madori drink was on point! Will definately be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM