Bar Italia Ristorante

4.4
839 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 839 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was great! Service was slow. Our dinner took a solid hour to come out.

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vipSeaLow
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

The food here is always outstanding. And with a lot of other restaurants closing in CWE i admire the fact that they are holding on. They DO need to work on the service level but the amazing food makes up for a lot.

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KathyR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed in the salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The meat was excellent though could have been more tender for the price, the vegetables and sides incredibly bland. Make sure you check menu before going. Overall the price was quite staggering compared to the quality of food. I've had better food for cheaper.

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vipreviewer
Chicago
126 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner--very good service. The Pollo Agro Dolce is always great! Enjoyed our evening very much.

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vipindyvisitor
Indiana
60 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The group had a variety of meals and all were excellent. Nate did a great job of waiting on us!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Not the bar italia I remembered or was hoping for. The food was just ok. Very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant!

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vipMonicaR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It wasn’t worth the price.

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Sienna
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was well informed, knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful restaurant inside, despite outward appearances. Loved it! Looking forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Food was really good! We had the steak medallions and it was full of flavor!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was perfect

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vipJGStL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely wonderful dinner for my birthday. A true neighborhood gem and a longtime favorite. Excellent service, food, and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and excellent food!

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Alwaysdingingout
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

More casual than I remember. Was expecting business casual/classy Italian restaurant. A lot more t-shirts, jeans, etc. level casual. Food was great. Service was good for casual level of restaurant.

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TravisZ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Quick delivery and tasted amazing

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963chris
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good ambience, good food + good arrangements considering all the covid mess we are in :)

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AaronP71
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’re back! Food was awesome and the place feels like home. Made for a perfect New Year’s Eve celebration

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SamOGgb
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had NYE dinner here. The food was great and the service was excellent! I love the ambiance.

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StephenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing place. the service, covid caution and the food is great. We have gone for years and are never sorry.

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vipNicoleG
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

First time visiting this restaurant. The atmosphere was oddly quiet and awkward. The food was all just ok, but the service was pretty poor. There were very few customers, but our server was extremely slow and not attentive at all. He came across very disengaged in his job and just went through the motions. We waiting significantly long between his visits and almost 30 minutes before we could find him to get our check after we finished eating. It’s kind of sad considering how many restaurants are closed for inside dining. I’m sure other servers would be grateful for the job. He obviously didn’t care too much. I won’t be returning.

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Holly
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Fresh bread with carpaccio. Yum. Will be back.

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ChasC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Italia provided great food in a great setting. The service was excellent. We felt very welcomed and will return.

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vipSuzanneB
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the food. Even with a shortened menu we found exactly what we wanted for dinner.
Excellent service, very attentive and friendly staff.
Even with the socially distant spacing of tables, the ambience is still warm and cozy.

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vipKeithM
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a confirmed reservation for 3 people. When we arrived at the restaurant, they did not have a table for us, they sat us outside in the cold, plastic tent. We had a confirmed "inside" dining reservation. While we were waiting, a couple just walked in from the outside, sat down right next to our table. I explained the Covid seating to the waitress...then they took the couple with NO reservation inside to wait for a table. When we asked them, they skirted the issue. We left, went to Retreat Gastro Pub and had a fabulous dinner. Never again!!!

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vippfo1
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous patio and food. Attentive but not overbearing service. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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vipStephenM
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor in a tent. Very comfortable. Good spacing. Good ventilation. And of course the food is delicious

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DebbieB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The manager was great. It was almost closing time. But he accommodated us.

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vipESES
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved the patio!

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vipyumyum
St. Louis
85 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated in the small room and it was quiet. Choices for vegetarians and meat lovers. Appetizers, pastas and mains were all tasty.

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JohnandJeanneS
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been five years since we tried Bar Italia (moved away). Glad we stopped on Saturday night. Wonderful dinner for three people - Salome, Bistecca alla Grigliz and Fettuccine Tri Amici were all wonderful. The wine recommended by our server were excellent.

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BradK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my birthday! The owner was very gracious and super knowledgeable of the wine pairing.

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vippfo1
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood spot. The food and service are excellent. We enjoyed our entrees, and the server suggested a very nice wine. Recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Typically this is a very good restaurant. However, on Valentine’s Day, the experience was NOT good. The steak arrived rare and when it was sent back to be cooked to medium the individual who brought it out never said a word and just dropped the plate on the table. When cutting into the steak it was still rare and largely not eatable. Likewise, the other person in the party ordered a pasta with vegetables Which arrived cold. I understand Valentine’s Day is a very busy day for restaurants, though this is not the experience I am used to having at bar Italia.

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TimM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Spent $190 on dinner. My wife had lamb chops and a rum and pineapple juice. I had the tenderloin a Tanqueray and tonic and 1 glass of Cabernet with my dinner. Lamb chops were over cooked. My tenderloin was really good. Ambiance was good. Service was pretty good. Limited menu. Pretty meh restaurant a lot of money. Overall disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Happy that they serve grappa as well! A St. Louis gem.

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Marion
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bar Italia is a favorite. The menu is varied; the food is well prepared and presented. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and available; the service is correct without being stuffy.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food!!

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Midwesterners
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Our table near the window was private but a little cold — but the food and service made up for that!

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BarbaraS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good service. Overall, a lovely dining experience. The owner came by our table and made suggestions for an after dinner drink. There are many options for Italian food in St. Louis, but this is really a cut above.

FAQs

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

Bar Italia Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.