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Bar Italia Ristorante, St. Louis, MO

Bar Italia Ristorante

4.6
4.6
843 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

For authentic Italian cuisine come join us at Bar Italia Ristorante! Join us in the heart of the Central West End, but feel like you're in Italy! We serve upscale Italian unlike anything else you've had in Saint Louis...We promise a dining experience you're sure to remember!

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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European

  • Hours of operation

    Seating Available
    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 361-7010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Central West End

  • Cross street

    Euclid

  • Parking details

    Off street parking garage available within a hundred yards.

  • Public transit

    Close to the metro link Central west end station.<br />Bus stop near by.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Tue-Sun from 5p-Close

Antipasti (Appetizers)

  • Asparagi & Prosciutto$12.00

    Parmigiano and lemon aioli. Classic

    • Pistachio Goat Cheese$13.00

      Red Wine Shallot Marmelade, Focaccia

      • Salume Plate$13.00

        Genoa & sopressata salami, coppa ham, mortadella, olives, pickled garnishes

        • Olive & Cheese Plate$12.00

          Parmigiano reggiano, gorgonzola and ricotta salata, olives

          • Eggplant Caponata$10.00

            Olives, capers, pine nuts & raisins

            • Carpaccio of Beef$12.00

              Parmigiano, mushrooms, capers, oil

              • Bruschetta$9.00

                Ciabatta broiled with varying toppings

                Primi (First)

                • Soup$6.00

                  Housemade soup, daily

                  • Fettucine Matteo, Olive Oil & Garlic$7.00

                    • Linguine Marinara$7.00

                      Tomato-basil sauce, parmigiano

                      • Basil Pesto Rigatoni$12.00

                        Basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmigiano

                        Insalate (Salads)

                        • Caprese$9.00

                          Season's best tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil vinaigrette

                          • House Mixed Greens$7.00

                            Tomato, artichoke, olives, lemon vinaigrette

                            • Beet & Walnut$10.00

                              Arugula, walnut oil vinaigrette, Bulgarian Feta

                              • Spinach Salad$10.00

                                Gorgonzola, pine nuts, raisins, balsamic vinaigrette (hint of anchovy)

                                Paste (Pasta)

                                • Tortellini with Cream$19.00

                                  Beef and pork, mushrooms, peas, prosciutto

                                  • Seared Diver Scallops & Pappardelle$29.00

                                    Shrimp, tomato, garlic, and spinach

                                    • Rigatoni with Wild Mushrooms$19.00

                                      Shiitake, cremini and oyster mushrooms, garlic, rosemary, parmigiano

                                      • Fettuccine Tre Amici$19.00

                                        Italian fennel sausage, veal, & chicken, stewed in a tangy tomato sauce

                                        • Ragu alla Bolognese$22.00

                                          Veal, tomato, cream, and parmigiano cheese

                                          • Fettuccine Siciliana$17.00

                                            Eggplant stew with tomato, capers, olives, herbed ricotta cheese

                                            • Fetuccine frutti di mare$20.00

                                              Shrimp, scallops, zucchini, red pepper and a basil garlic broth

                                              Pietanze (Entrees)

                                              • Pollo Agro Dolce$23.00

                                                Chicken breast, mushrooms, aromatic vegetables, raisins, pine nuts, balsamic and sweet vermouth reduction

                                                • Beef Served with Potato and Vegetable

                                                  • Petite Tender Steak (10-12 oz)$29.00
                                                  • Tenderloin (8-10 oz)$42.00
                                                • Pollo Arrosto$24.00

                                                  Half free range chicken, creamed wine-mustard sauce, potato mash

                                                  • New Zealand Lamb Chops$42.00

                                                    Tops with balsamic reduction, chefs potato and seasonal vegetables.

                                                    • Pork with Porcini & Brandy Cream$22.00

                                                      Sliced tenderloin, brandy-flamed mushrooms, cream sauce

                                                      • Salmone$28.00

                                                        Polenta, seasonal greens, vegetables

                                                        Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                        What 843 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                        4.6
                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.6Food
                                                        • 4.7Service
                                                        • 4.3Ambience
                                                        • 4.3Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                        • St. Louis

                                                          Kid Friendly

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                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                          overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                          We booked a reservation because we drove by one day and thought it seemed like a neat spot. We had something to celebrate so we brought 2 friends along. Our waiter was not attentive AT ALL. He seemed bored and like he really couldn’t care any less. They forgot our appetizer. The food was mediocre at best. We did like the outdoor seating but that was the best part. We will not be back.

                                                        2. FM

                                                          FrankM

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Took my family there for my son's graduation. We arrived early so it wasn't very crowded yet. The food and service were both excellent, my kids enjoyed the food. The only thing I would add would be a few more beer selections, but this is an Italian restaurant, not a beer joint. They had ample wine selections.

                                                        3. S

                                                          Shmau

                                                          New York Area

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Good food. Good service.

                                                        4. A

                                                          Albees

                                                          Houston

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Food and service were excellent. Everything was fresh, well presented, proper temperature and happily served.

                                                        5. VF

                                                          ValerieF

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Beautiful evening dining Al fresco under the lights. Great server (Nicole) offered recommendations and met all needs. As always amazing fresh delightful food and wine.

                                                        6. ML

                                                          MelindaL

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          It was a bit windy but otherwise, it was a perfect outdoor meal on a 70 degree Sunday evening in St. Louis with friends from Washington, DC. I had the butternut squash ravioli. Others had the cheese tortellini, salmon salad and the Pollo Agro Dulce. It was fantastic. Great ambiance. Great service. We'll be back!

                                                        7. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                          Great food and wine. Great service - Jason (name?) Disappointed that there was no tent or heaters for outside dining.

                                                        8. S

                                                          Sarahwood

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Consistently one of my favorite STL restaurants. Food, wine and entrees were all terrific. Love the cozy atmosphere while watching the people walk by in CWE.

                                                        9. TM

                                                          TMCWE

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We ate outside which we love. The special pasta was outstanding. Waitress attentive but not hovering. Got information for us about gluten free items which was helpful.

                                                        10. TS

                                                          TinaStL

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Delicious food and excellent service, with a very satisfying gluten-free pasta option.

                                                        11. LT

                                                          Landscaping2Table

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          55 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          55 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                          The patio is huge but the weather was too cold. The food is average. With so many great Italian restaurants in St. Louis, this would not be my first choice. We will return on nights when we go to the theater if we have exhausted our list of regulars.

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                                                          sherria

                                                          Chicago

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We’ve had great experience 2/2 times. Staff is super personable. Not too clingy. Not too absent. Loved it. Will definitely go back.

                                                        13. S

                                                          Steve

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          21 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          21 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Great wait person. Food very good. Nice ambiance.

                                                        14. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Butternut Squash Ravioli was super delicious!!!

                                                        15. SB

                                                          StephenB

                                                          Exclusive

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Valentine’s Day Nice experience

                                                        16. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Phenomenal all around

                                                        17. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I took my girl friend out for Valentines Day and her birthday. The host and server went out of their way to make the experience a memorable one. The food was phenomenal and the wine choice worked well with the dinner. We plan on being back the next time we are in STL.

                                                        18. WM

                                                          WilliamM

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          17 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          17 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                          Enjoyed our meal. My wife had the pesto pasta amd had shrimp added. Pasta and pesto were fresh and the pasta perfectly cooked. I had the chicken breast in balsamic with cashews, red bell pepper. Chicken was moist and tender. Perfectly done. Our waitress was friendly, attentive amd had some good suggestions. Made us feel welcome.

                                                        19. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 1, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Our waitress was very friendly and responsive. Great recommendations on appetizers and specials. The food was very, very delicious.

                                                        20. SB

                                                          SeaBlume

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                          New Years Eve Other than when my husband reached under his chair to pull himself closer to the table and the seat was split and clipped his finger, creating a bleeding flap. The server brought a bandaid immediately. The worse thing was the loud woman 4 tables over that kept dropping the “F” bomb, that’s not the restaurant’s fault. There are apparently some people who should not be allowed out in public. Great wine, awesome food and excellent service from Anthony. I do think they could add some grated part cheese or spices to the olive oil for dipping bread but all in all a nice evening.

                                                        21. JJ

                                                          JonJ

                                                          Kansas City

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          2.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                          overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                          Hostess was super rude when we first got there. Our actual server was fine. Food was just okay. Drinks were good! Probably wont ever go back. Not worth the $$$

                                                        22. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 28, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          While the waiter initially messed up our order, they not only made it right but went way overboard to do so. And the rainbow trout dinner was fantastic. The triple chocolate cake was phenomenal

                                                        23. E

                                                          Eleven11

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          2.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                          overall2food2service4ambience1

                                                          The food was surprisingly underwhelming. And the atmosphere felt dirty. There were even graffiti tags painted in the men’s room. Sort of felt like nothing had been updated since 1995 including the cleaning.

                                                        24. CN

                                                          ChanteleN

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                          Overall just fine. We had a lovely meal, food took a bit to receive but perhaps just indicates the care they put into it. Tiramisu was lovely !

                                                        25. OT

                                                          OnTheRoadFoodies

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          27 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          27 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                          As always, food was excellent - from beginning to end. Interesting and yummy concoctions.

                                                        26. e

                                                          estabell

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We have been going to Bar Italia for the past 25 years, at least twice a year. It has always been a pleasure, good food, friendly staff, great ambience.

                                                        27. JS

                                                          JohnS

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                          It was my first time to Bar Italia. The food was average, the drinks and service were excellent. The place needs a makeover as far as tables, chairs and decor. Very dated.

                                                        28. l

                                                          lovemystl

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          47 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          47 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                          overall3food2service4ambience2

                                                          We had only eaten outside at Bar Italia before now. The patio is really nice—but the inside is really dated & worn. Definitely needs a facelift. Service was good, but food was only fair.

                                                        29. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Kansas City

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious food as always! Patio is so cute!

                                                        30. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                          overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                          Poor service this time. I watched several table after us get drinks before we were even approached by a server. It took a good 15 minutes after we sat for a server to come over. Server was not attentive and the bussers would clear my husbands plate from table after each course but for some reason left mine. I pushed mine to side to hint I was finished but that did not work.

                                                        31. A

                                                          Archie

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          My wife and I had reservations and were seated promptly. We decided on outside seating and the ambience was wonderful. Wait staff was very courteous and helpful. Food was wonderful.

                                                        32. GP

                                                          GPhillip

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          68 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          68 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 30, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always love Bar Italia!!!

                                                        33. RR

                                                          RonaldR

                                                          Naples

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Food good but not spectacular. Service a little rushed between salad and main course.

                                                        34. MS

                                                          MadisonS

                                                          Chicago

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          The food and service was great. The tiramisu was a little disappointing and might have been old, but our waiter was able to remove it from the check and was very apologetic about it.

                                                        35. MA

                                                          MAK35

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          A great experience and food every time!!

                                                        36. VF

                                                          ValerieF

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 6, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Celebrating my husband’s birthday with his brother and wife. Love the proximity to The Chase Park Plaza where we were staying & the beautifully lit outdoor ambiance. Fresh homemade pasta is incredible. Also enjoyed the gazpacho and spinach salad with roasted salmon. Great service and lively atmosphere.

                                                        37. T

                                                          Timh

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 6, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                          Great patio for outdoor dining. Short on staff, one of the managers stepped up and took care of us. Really enjoyed the evening

                                                        38. J

                                                          Jimandcindy

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 27, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                          After ordering they brought bread to the table with NO butter or dipping stuff. We had to ask for something to dip bread in, they brought stale olive oil and nothing else. We had to ask for pepper and grated cheese. Then they brought our salad and an entre we DIDN't order. The guy said this is what you ordered, I said no. We ordered a pasta NOT a beef item. Then they brought the correct pasta but it was COLD. She said it's supposed to be served at room temp. what? Then we noticed both the salad and pasta didn't have all the ingredients the menu described. We questioned and she said they ran out of some of the ingredients so substituted with cashews and they didn't tell us in advance or ask if ok. What if I or my friend were allergic to cashews. Also the spinach salad was awful, no taste to the dressing. The entire experience was TERRIBLE. Never go there again. They did let us order a chicken item and return the pasta.

                                                        39. b

                                                          bbk04

                                                          St. Louis

                                                          28 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          28 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 22, 2021

                                                          overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                          Food was very good and our server was very nice. Getting our food was a very slow process, but like everywhere else, minimal staffing at best. We appreciated the effort.

                                                        40. JM

                                                          JosephM

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 22, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Would highly recommend! our food was excellent and wait staff was very attentive. It is a very cozy place to eat and unwind.

                                                        Safety precautions

                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                        • Physical distancing

                                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                          • Extra space between tables
                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                        • Screening

                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                        FAQs

                                                        Bar Italia Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 361-7010.

                                                        Bar Italia Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 843 OpenTable diners.

                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                        Booked 15 times today
                                                        Google Map for Bar Italia Ristorante

                                                        13 Maryland plaza St. Louis, MO 63108

                                                        Additional information

                                                        • Cross street

                                                          Euclid

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          Central West End

                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                          Seating Available
                                                          Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Italian, European

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                        • Dress code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Parking details

                                                          Off street parking garage available within a hundred yards.

                                                        • Public transit

                                                          Close to the metro link Central west end station.
                                                          Bus stop near by.

                                                        • Payment options

                                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                        • Phone number

                                                          (314) 361-7010

                                                        • 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

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