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Bar Italia Ristorante

4.4
640 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
For authentic Italian cuisine come join us at Bar Italia Ristorante!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(314) 361-7010
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mengesha Yohannes
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Catering
We will bring Bar Italia to you for in home or at work lunches and dinners for parties of 15 or more
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Euclid
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Parking details
Off street parking garage available within a hundred yards.
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Public transit
Close to the metro link Central west end station.
Bus stop near by.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 640 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful food, wonderful drinks, very cool set-up! I would definitely go again!

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Average service, food, decor and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a veal entree and a mushroom pasta. The veal was delicious, probably the most tender and flavorful cut a veal that I can remember eating. The mushroom pasta had a subtle, earthy flavor and the rigatoni was cooked perfectly. The cocktail menu had some intriguing options and there was a solid beer selection. I did not review the wine list, but I don't consider myself qualified to rate the wine list anyway. Our server was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was quiet and classy in the bar area, almost with a Moroccan feel.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great dinner, very friendly staff. Very nice dinner . Loved special cocktail > Exspresso Martini

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed meeting the owner who took some time with us. He answered our questions concerning Ethiopia/Eritrea and was most helpful with the language. It was most rewarding for my sister, a speech pathologist, who is treating a young man from Eritrea who is apraxic and has extreme difficulty initiating speech. Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Consistently yummy. Exceptional, professional service. Great atmosphere. Family friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Another holiday and another terrific brunch at Bar Italia. The brunch items were terrific. Nobody makes a better Eggs Benedict or Steak and Eggs...three of us ordered the latter...it's that good.

Tortellini might be the best in St. Louis. And the espresso martini is too good to pass up.

Desserts punctuated the perfect Easter meal.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food as always. Nice night out with my high school senior daughter.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Bar Italia is a place I would recommend because it is so accommodating. The server we had was very knowledgeable about the menu and pleasant. The ambience was very quiet and romantic. The pricing was reasonable. I would recommend as a appetizer the goat cheese.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We were in search of a spot to dine before Jazz at the Bistro that had a nice selection of seafood as a couple in our party of 4 were observing "no meat on Friday for Lent". We were thrilled with the great snapper special as well as the yummy scallops with pappardelle and seafood pasta. The salads were fresh, perfectly dressed and delicious. Our server couldn't have been more helpful and got us served and out of there right on time to make the show. Bar Italia is a well kept secret in the CWE.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Delicious meal and creative cocktails. We found this restaurant online and were very pleased with our choice.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Waiter and kitchen don't seem to communicate too well, but the food was good and all turned out nicely.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great place!! Great food!!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Two of the three entrees were outstanding. The third -- mushroom rigatoni -- was a bit bland.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Experience! The owner and staff were very personable. Extremely positive experience

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Owner makes a point of letting guests know they are very welcome

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always good every time we have been there. A favorite!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food, service and wine list. We have been patronizing Bar Italia when possible for a long time and the (relatively) new location just makes it better.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Large group in the restaurant drove horrible service from our waiter. Every dish was bland. Freezing cold where we sat. Had to eat with my winter jacket on.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Great dinner and service!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

We had requested a quiet space to discuss business and everything about our lunch created an atmosphere that enhanced our professional conversation. This will be a regular meeting place. We are also planning an event in the adjacent meeting room. Thank you Bar Italia

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Horrible service! Hostest didn’t even allow me to come into restaurant claiming that kitchend closed at 9:30, yet their website was giving me 9:30 as an option to make a reservation. I had no place to eat dinner during new year’s eve.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a great time. Weren't rushed. Food was well.prepared. Nice portions.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

authentically Italian rather than Italo-American. The Yohannes Brothers have been a staple for over 20 years and they have not wavered in their attention to detail. If it is not right it is not on the menu. Sometimes they cannot get good hearts of palm and the salad is taken off the menu.

Carpaccio is always a favorite as is the small plate primi of pasta marinara.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We love Bar Italia and go there often for special occasions, as opposed to for casual dining. The patio in nice weather is lovely. Food is always very fresh and delicious, with many great options. These options are unique and ones you may not find elsewhere. Service is also always wonderful - everyone there is nice and welcoming. We highly recommend it for someone looking for a nice setting, great food and middle-of-the road pricing.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Everyone accommodating and very helpful as soon as we arrived

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Consistently good. Great menu. Kid friendly. Nice noise level. Fun to people watch. Good wine. Great server.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Appetizers were great and pasta good. Risotto was overcooked.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, great service and great patio dining with friends!

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2.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice place, needs a big improvement in their brunch menu.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

A beautiful day on a beautiful patio with very yummy food! I loved the interesting brunch menu.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

By far, this is the best outdoor dining in Saint Louis.

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2017

We have been to Bar Italia a number of times and enjoy the patio during the summer. This time all of our food was either cold or almost cold by the time it was served. We saw steaming hot food coming out of the kitchen for other tables, but there we three of us and none of us had food that was even close to hot. What a disappointment.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Enjoyed the meal, atmosphere , wait staff. the weather was perfect for a nice family get together. Had a great time

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3.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Great patio. Food was fine but expensive. Service was just okay. Would go back for drinks on the patio.

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2.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Service was horrible. Took 30 minutes to get our drink order then 30 minutes to pick up the check after dinner. Patio was beautiful.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Lovely alfresco dining spot with a good seasonal menu. Generous portions.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

We ate on the patio while listening to music. The ambience was wonderful as the weather cooperated. We had a large umbrella although not everyone gets one. Ask for one with your reservation. If the weather cooperates, I prefer the outside ambiance over the inside dark decor. The food is always good; tasty and creative. I prefer the brunch or lunch as dinner can get pricey, but is also good. Bottomless mimosas for Sunday lunch. The staff was creative with the cocktails and tailored made what we wanted. The restaurant is located in the Central West End on a wonderful street for walking and people watching.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Enjoy the watermelon salad

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