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Bar Italia

4.7
712 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Very refreshing, simple and Casual but yet Elegant offering Traditional Italian Fair. Located in the middle of it all on Madison between 65 and 66 streets.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 712 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The staff is rude and the food is of poor quality

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LourdesL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots for lunch or dinner when we visit NYC! The ambiance, location, and the food are all perfect. The staff is also kind and provide amazing service. We had appetizers and entree all delicious!!! Can’t wait to go back

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vipTheAmbassador
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Italia is amazing. Great food, friendly service and the chef Denis Franceschini is one of the best in NYC.

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Diamonds
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything beyond perfect ❗️
The soft shell crabs Devine ❗️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveliest staff, incredibly food, fantastic ambiance!!! Loved every second- wish I could give 6/5 stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

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vipWorktofish
New Orleans
99 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, beautiful space... one of mu Upper East Side favorites

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PAULT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bar Italia and this time was one of the best experiences I've had here yet. The branzino was spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space

NY
vipNYCDINEDAWN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great experience. Bravo
It is a great location and service is top notch. Highly recommend.

JK
vipJohnK
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go regularly and always have a fun and enjoyable experience

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vipmt9lives
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good great excellent

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DAKNYC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but truly exceptional food, service and ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive & Friendly service Always delicious food!

MG
vipMichaelG
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great go to spot. Food is always good. Good looking crowd. Chef excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not all employees wore masks

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vipSteveL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience3

Server knocked over full glass of red wine all over me! Not a good night

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vipRonS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Hostess lovely, wait service adequate. Appetizers one of which was a salad poor, tasteless, theater their recommendation, the tuna tartar basically resembled tuna out of a can but not as good. Entrees both fish were good, but nothing special at all. At half the price would still have been disappointed.

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GuyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wine was great, my Burrata great, my Rissoto great. Finished with a great Cappucino ! What a pleasure

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vipSymone
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always dennis team.

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vipSymone
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent always Dennis the chef amazing ..

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vipmdski
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Over priced so so food. Service is reasonable but not stellar.

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vipunhappycustomer
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is fresh and of good quality. I recommend the lychee martini.

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JohnL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredibly good. True Italian dishes. Love going there.
Great ambiance too.

AM
vipAmeliaM
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. They did an amazing job on outside seating

MR
vipMRSotos
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood Italian! Food, service, wine list and crowd are always great! The owners are always onsite and very welcoming!

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vipBrianM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall but prices hiked for Covid

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best service, great people watching

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vipAmeliaM
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and safe

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vipSusanW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Each and every Bar Italia individual was exceptionally gracious!

The pappardelle is a MUST.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The outdoor dining set up was well-heated with dividers and lots of comfortable space for the tables. The food was delicious, as were the cocktails. So glad we finally tried! Will definitely go back!

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vipNancyG
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time
as I love their sister restaurant, La Goulue! I was not disappointed. My boyfriend said the pasta was the best he ever had. The service was very accommodating and I had a wonderful conversation with Hassan after the meal and learned that we share much in common!

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vipNicky
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite eating outdoors in chilly weather it was fun and delicious. Service great and manager very solicitous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

First of all when I entered the restaurant they claimed that I do not have a reservation and even further claimed that they do no accept any reservations on open table. They also claimed to my friend that they do not have a reservation under my name. Finally we solved the reservation problem and I got seated outside. While dealing with that gentleman’s mask was off and I did not say anything but I realize now that there was no point to be nice. When I told to the host or captain in a suit if he will turn on the heater the response was “one thing at a time” with a clearly bossy attitude that he needs to bring glasses, water etc to set up the table. I do not know who gives the employees to be rude to the patrons but it was definitely not polite. When I was seated I was told that we need to leave at 10pm and we all know that that is a mandate by the city. However, the way we were almost kicked out was also the rudest you can see. All these attitude were from the gentlemen in suits not from the nice uniformed servers. Also the gentlemen in suits should be trained about how to wear a mask properly. The restaurant clearly needs to be reminded that they are open to serve to its customers. Not be to be rude or to lie to them.

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vipLifeIsShort
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I keep forgetting about this gem and whenever I go, I am glad I did. The food and service are fabulous. Won't forget again. Great for lunch, dinner, inside and outside dining during Covid.

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vippatrickl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Very nice service.

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vipRaeNYC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed a few meals at Bar Italia during this Covid outdoor dining period and each and every experience has been outstanding. Delicious food, friendly staff and a really warm and ambient environment has brought us back for more. This is a true gem in the UES - lots of regulars and neighborhood focused. Thank you Dennis!

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vipMarijana74
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Denis is the best

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vip1pickyeater
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful attentive service and delicious food- it was a pleasure. All protocols well observed.

FAQs

Bar Italia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bar Italia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 546-6676.

Bar Italia is rated 4.7 stars by 712 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.