Welcome addition to a stretch
Welcome addition to a stretch of Madison Ave where many places stop serving in early evening. The truffle pasta was delicious!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bar Italia is FANTASTIC..very
Bar 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.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Twice in one week I have dined
Twice in one week I have dined at Bar Italia..once for dinner and once for lunch..Gluten Free pizza is FANTASTIC!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always consistent, perfectly
Always consistent, perfectly cooked traditional pastas, inventive appetizers, Dennis Alessandrini, chef-owner, a constant charming presence.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
True italian food, Chef/Owner
True 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 AM
Great food, mediocre service
The food was delicious. I had a pesto tagliatelle and a pear and cheese tagliolini, as well as the artichoke avocado salad. Everything was delicious. The environment was nice. It's a good neighborhood. They keep the whole front open, so you definitely feel like you're on the street, and it could easily get very noisy. The one problem was the service. Our waiter paid very little attention to us, despite the fact that there were very few people at the restaurant. Our waiter never brought us bread, and once we finished out meals and our plates were taken, it was 20 minutes before we received a dessert menu, which was disappointing.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great experience all around. The food was amazing, great tasting, filling, and just wow. Service was top notch, waiters and staff were very attentive.
Bar Italia has to be one of the best restaurants in NY and that is saying a lot. Also this is a great see and be seen place, just an all around great experience cant wait to go again
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here several times and it's always a great place for great Italian food, a fun crowd and a little piece of the UES!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have only eaten lunch here
I have only eaten lunch here but every time, the food has been really good. The service is friendly, prompt, and professional. It is a pretty (all white) room that is especially nice in the summer. It is expensive - considering the portions - but reasonable compared to Nello. I will continue to go back. The people watching at lunch is fun. I will try it for dinner sometime. I do recommend it!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attractive venie with delicious
Attractive venie with delicious food and attentive service.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
John is the prince of Bar Italia
I enjoyed my second experience at Bar Italian as much as my first. Excellent food, impeccable service and lively ambiance. John the maitre d' is incredible. He is easy to offer suggestions from the menu and takes obvious care in his job. The lovely hostess is patient and personable and provides a perfect first impression of this charming neighborhood restaurant.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
i will be back!
love it here. staff is nice, food is so good and love the decor. just wish they would put the ac on when it's warm out. fun people watching.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pretty restaurant on Madison Ave . The pasta is delicious and the scene very lively. The waiters need to learn a bit more English but overall a delicious treat!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar Italia is a fabulous restaurant
Bar Italia is a fabulous restaurant on Madison Avenue! It's great for authentic Italian food and is delicious! The staff is warm, friendly and inviting.. Truly a wonderful restaurant to go anytime on the Upper East Side of NY! Great people watching place!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing experience...an NYC gem!
My husband and I have eaten at Bar Italia multiple times, for restaurant week, brunch and just a "date night" and every visit surpasses the last! The quality of food cannot be beat! Everything is exceptionally fresh, tasty, good portions and all around amazing. The chef is superb and the menu is vast with so many options. The bar is always packed on any given evening with locals who know how amazing it is. The manager, John, is absolutely wonderful, the best manager I have ever encountered. He makes the diners feel warm and welcome and makes us each feel special we are dining there. I have lived in NYC for over 10 years and wish I had discovered Bar Italia sooner. I make it my once a week place!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little neighborhood restaurant . Great service. The food was excellent, appropriate size portions. I will definetely be back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the spot; one little critique
Perfect upper east side nook on a lovely day. Great place to meet friends and enjoy some nibbles and more. Restaurant was very accommodating to us and owners and staff had excellent customer-focused demeanor, but there seemed to be a wait staff change (and perhaps some kitchen issues) in the middle or our dining time that left us without our first wonderful waiter and also delayed the entrees significantly. Still, will return--loved the design of the space, the menu offerings, the energy -- a good spot!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good quality place & great decor
Nice place, all white. Decorated with taste. Great food.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're repeat customers here and it's a consistently good experience. Good people watching and good food (though my partner was unusually a little unimpressed with her truffle pasta). My food was great though and it's a very "sceney" setting so entertaining.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Food Dinner
All of the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and special, starting as soon as you walk in the door. The food was excellent. My husband and I had two different salads and fish for dinner. Both were superior in taste and a very nice size. We requested a fruit salad for dessert, which was not part of the restaurant week menu, and there was no problem filling our request. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this restaurant.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
All 6 items we ordered were outstanding! Kids were happy too. The people watching from the outdoor tables was also outstanding!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, modern
Very nice,clean place,with modern design, food was very good, but tasty potato-leek soup was too salty. Very nice,relaxing atmosphere, I enjoyed my lunch time there. Will be back with my fiancé.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
After an underwhelming lunch at a different Madison Ave venue a couple of weeks ago I was unsure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised with a perfect lunch - superb service and excellent food!
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef knows how to cook!
One of the best authentic Italian restaurants in the city, and I know Italian food. A bit too "upper east side" for my normal tastes, but that didnt distract from the classic food. Lovely interior, nice open cafe in the front, and the service was excellent. Bon appetite!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place
lovely ambiance-great management- wonderful food including the best gluten free pasta dishes ever!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a really nice, and I
It's a really nice, and I always enjoy going there. It is always noisy and busy and has a good buzz.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great but loud
This was my first time here, food and service were excellent, however noise level was off the charts. It felt as if it was a neighborhood favorite and many people were regulars and didn't seem to mind. Warm and friendly staff. Pleasant decor.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always really pleasant, nice
Always really pleasant, nice staff, food good, very nice to have them in the neighborhood.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing authentic Italian food
let me begin by saying that this place is an absolute gem. The food was amazing, the service impeccable, everyone was very attentive and very knowledgeable and had no problems explaining the dish multiple times. The restaurant has a very unique atmosphere for what I'm used to in NYC restaurants and they also have an extensive wine menu. I will definitely come back and recommend to others. Definitely impressed and satisfied.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Charming Italian neighborhood restaurant; very attractive interior, with great food and service. In choosing a wine, several sample tastes were offered to help in making a choice. Lunch was so good, went back that night for dinner. A++
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very satisfied customers
A friend told me about this place so I decided to try it out. The food was outstanding, we eat artichoke salad, truffle pasta and branzino. Staff was extremely attentive and the cocktails were very pleasant. this is such a great place to come for just drinks or an amazing meal. Will definitely come back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service
I came to this restaurant for the first time around two weeks ago and decided to come back this past Tuesday . Work always has me traveling and I'm lucky to have found such a fabulous spot. The food is amazing, I tried the tartufo pasta as recommended by the waiter and It was absolutely delicious. Everyone working there is very friendly and the manager ( or what I thought was the manager) was very happy to help when I asked him on recommendations for the wine. Definitely will come back again when I am in town.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
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 !
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful real Italian food
Wonderful real Italian food as always. Good service, tables a little cramped but worth it.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites
Very creative and tastie Itilian dishes
Veal milanese is the best
Carbonara can't be beat
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM