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Bar Italia

4.7
4.7
891 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.

Tables are available for 1 1/2 hour. Thank you

We kindly ask our guests to help us follow Metropolitan regulations regarding
COVID -19.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 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

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What 891 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites in the neighborhood. Excellent wine menu, get the Barbera
  2. MV

    MVeeC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were treated royally although we are not regulars. The Maître D’ and Eduardo were sharp and super generous. A lovely Madison Avenue spot for lunch.
  3. N

    Nycconnoisseur1

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. What great hospitality, ambiance, and location. Always a sure thing.
  4. RS

    RobertS

    West Palm Beach

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went there to celebrate my wife’s 79th birthday with my brother-in-law. The setting was intimate, comfortable and conducive to conversation. The food was very good, the drinks excellent as well as the service.
  5. RM

    RussellM

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was of excellent quality and perfectly prepared
  6. JC

    JohnC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best kept secrets in NYC...great food, great vibe
  7. C

    Courtney

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good vibe, great food and service at Bar Italia! A Very dependable spot if you’re in charge of the reservation. You can count on Bar Italia to deliver a cozy but lively atmosphere and delicious food!
  8. p

    parisiens

    Montreal

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tuna tartare, Caprese salad, Spaghetti, Brandino, Risotto, and Amatriciana. All was outstanding. The service was amazing.
  9. LL

    LourdesL

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites! Excellent food, ambiance, and staff! 5 stars always!
  10. JB

    JBNewYork

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is quite good, lively scene, but suffering from price inflation.
  11. L

    Layniac

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We adore Bar Italia! Whenever we visit NYC it’s one of our top delightful and delicious destinations!
  12. O

    Orrin

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience2
    Big comedown from my last visit. Snippy service. Arbitrary seating. Will take a year off and wait for turnover before returning.
  13. W

    Wonderful

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious with attentive and professional service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious all around and great service
  15. JS

    JenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and friendly staff. Celiac aware and accommodating. Fresh pastas are very good.
  16. RD

    RonD

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal as always...especially during white truffle season!
  17. M

    Maddog

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is always delicious and service is always VERY GOOD! Great neighborhood gem. A bit noisy but good vibe.
  18. JL

    JenniL

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, service, food. We had a fabulous experience and look forward to returning.
  19. MS

    MatthewS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always
  20. N

    Nycconnoisseur1

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Great location. Service is very hospitable and warm.
  21. SC

    ShellieC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful. Owner spent time talking to us. A great place to eat and mingle with friends.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food service and atmosphere
  23. FF

    FoodFan

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The restaurant could not seat us despite our reservation because “Nobody has gotten up to leave and we can’t kick them out.” We wait 30 minutes and they didn’t offer to buy us a drink or an appetizer. I was with three people in their eighties who could not stand for long comfortably. We finally were seated in the outdoor heated seating and they were very solicitous but still we waited forever to get water and bread. The whole experience felt frenzied and inhospitable. And it’s expensive on top of all that.
  24. SB

    ShannonB

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I adore this place. The service is impeccable, and the food is truly delicious. I look forward to every meal here, as much for the food as the people.
  25. RM

    RobM

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous food and excellent service!
  26. C

    Carmenuu

    New York Area

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed, best crudos in town, really hamachi jalapeño was delicious, a lot of variety of salads, perfect size, amazing pasta agrio e olió, all pastas are really good, tuna steak and swordfish excellent. Good wine list, have a small bar to grab a drink. It’s really good place, most of the time is the chef there, good reason to go. Ambiance is always fancy and beautiful people. Love it.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, warm hospitality, broad menu selection… one just cannot go wrong at Bar Italia… chef Denis Franceschini makes a huge difference and makes you want to dine there every week!
  28. M

    Mariana

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place, food and service. I lo e IT!
  29. CC

    ChrisCC

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved sitting outside on such a beautiful day people watching. The food was fabulous! Every bite we had was so delicious and the service was just right.
  30. O

    Orrin

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding vibe with great drinks, appetizers, and polite service.
  31. PT

    PeterT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Visit the last 10 years 2-3 times a year when im i NYC.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. Dreaming of going back!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! Will be my ‘go to’ in the city!!
  34. p

    phisherman

    New York Area

    113 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We have dined here several times. It is a very pleasant place with great friendly service. The food however is no longer special The meals are adequately sized and pleasantly presented, however the fish dishes were a bit dry and the flavor unimaginative. Good bar and wine selection. I think we have been priced out of this neighborhood too.
  35. KM

    KMCL

    Portland

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Noisy environment. Food was ok. Wine was ridiculously overpriced. Service was very good.
  36. MM

    MMF2

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Felt rush in an empty restaurant
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service very prompt and good
  38. w

    wellssb

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As is usual for a holiday weekend, Bar Italia was terrific. Not too crowded or loud. It was a perfect evening for outside eating on 66th street. Food delicious as always. Service excellent. Full sized drinks and good pours on the wine. We will return on the next holiday.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Not salty. Very fresh. Light and delicate. Waiter was fantastic and attentive. Support servers were professional, attentive and efficient.
  40. RV

    RickV

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always our go to place when in Manhattan. Everything exceptional about the place!

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 4.7 stars by 891 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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