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Bar Italia, New York, NY
Bar Italia, New York, NY
Bar Italia, New York, NY
Bar Italia, New York, NY
Bar Italia, New York, NY

Bar Italia

4.6
4.6
929 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Very refreshing, simple, and Casual but elegant offering Traditional Italian Fair. Located in the middle of it all on Madison between 65 and 66 streets.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Dining Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (917) 546-6676
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Denis Franceschini
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    65th & 66th street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Entertainment
    Italian back ground music during the day.Soft and Lounge Music during the evening.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 929 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

929 Reviews
  1. Chris

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great food. I try to visit every time I’m in town.

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  2. Momdine

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Father’s Day lunch. Thank you !!! We loved our table and the food as always delicious!

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  3. Happy

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere and perfect location for when you want to shop along Madison Ave. Friendly service and very good food.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience starting with the Hostess and through the entire meal. Food was excellent.

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  5. LaurieL

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Italia is one of our top "go-to" places when we want a terrific meal and terrific service. The atmosphere is refreshing - white and bright and inviting. The menu is varied with many choices especially if you like ceviche and of course pasta. Excellent for lunch or dinner.

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  6. foodismygame

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and service..will be going back for sure!

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  7. wellssb

    New York City

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The only time to go is when the weather is warm otherwise it is so noisy inside with the windows and doors closed that one has to struggle to talk. Too bad, as the food is good and the service generally solid.

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  8. blackshoes60

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent. Entering the restaurant you feel transported to Milan!

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  9. Talal

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way. Seating outside is great. Food is amazing. Excellent service. Best Italian in NYC.

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  10. lynnb

    New York City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent “special” meal…taglietteli with bechamel sauce was outstanding!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Not the restaurant's fault, but the couple next to us was visibly intoxicated and unruly, which was unfortunate until they left.

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  12. FaridA

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, nice ambience and excellent service. Very cosy.

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  13. MFMH

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The special lunch of shrimp and asparagus was PERFECT

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, they do a great job. The perfect place to meet friends and eat good food!

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  15. santiagoa

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice informal restaurant! Good pizzas and nice people! We will be back

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had not been there since pre-pandemic so wasn’t sure what to expect….it was like no time had passed—-warm greeting from Hassan, fabulous food, delightful, fast, seamless service….just like the old days!

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  17. AmeliaM

    New York City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love going there. The best food especially the the chicken special

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good service! Bravo Dennis great job !! I come all the way uptown just for that veal Milanese

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  19. linda

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have an amazing meal great ambience and terrific waitress !

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing lunch. The food was delicious and the waiters were amazing.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite when we are in the city. They always make it feel like we are family.

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  22. anonymous2

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great attentive and informative service. Delicious meal.

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  23. SushiRocks

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with great service!!! Easy and comfortable. Plenty of room too!

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  24. KimberlyB

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and elegant…one of my fav upper east side places!

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  25. FitzHiggs

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. Outstanding food. Great portions. Perfect price. Perfect NYC atmosphere.

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  26. MarioC

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    2.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Appears to have lost its culinary luster based on my last visit. Out of several dishes ordered - only one had a memorable flavor.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a must when we are in town! Food and service is always impeccable!

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  28. Margo

    Denver

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was particularly off & our waiter seemed oblivious to it

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all-around experience! Definitely will be back.

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  30. Phillygirl

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was just what the doctor ordered . Wait staff was so friendly and helpful , and they accommodated my dietary restrictions happily . I’m going back tonight !!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful from start to finish. Service, food and hospitality were outstanding. Very very friendly too

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, etc. was impeccable as usual.

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  33. Tammr

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For us this is our favorite go to. Love the food and the staff. Quaint relaxing with an upscale atmosphere. Definately one to have on your list.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. The waiters were incredible. And we had a good table next to Sofia Lauren’s picture

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  35. UptownLunch

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Italia is a lovely lunch spot. Good menu with many choices.

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  36. KathleenM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my Son out for a lovely Sunday afternoon lunch & had an absolutely amazing time. We both were treated with exceptional service. The food was delicious. I work in the Salon next door & I would definitely recommend my Clients to this restaurant. Looking forward to coming back soon!

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  37. JuanM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is great. Way over priced.

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  38. CGE44

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This sophisticated and trendy restaurant has first rate food and service in a appealing environment.

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  39. helaineb

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! Best Ciacio Peppe in NYC! Great food, fabulous staff! Thank you for always being there for us iver the years 😊

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  40. MirandaW

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was a whim for a “snack” while waiting for an scheduled show. It was AMAZING! The spinach ravioli were delicious. It was so good we came back a second time and added the truffle pasta and ravioli. Best meal we had in NYC and we tried several places on our 4 day trip!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Bar Italia is rated 4.6 stars by 929 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Bar Italia

768 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street
    65th & 66th street
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Denis Franceschini
  • Entertainment
    Italian back ground music during the day.Soft and Lounge Music during the evening.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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