Bar Italia

4.6
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657 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Specials

Late Night Cocktail Hour

Enjoy 20% off mixed drinks or wine by the glass with your late night meal.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 6, 2020

Ends: February 7, 2119

Availability: Mon-Sat 10:00PM-11:15PM

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Sun 12:00PM - 12:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 12:00PM 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 12:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 657 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday. I went with my best friend and we had an amazing time. Wonderful waiter and they sang me happy birthday. Complimented my dress made me feel like a million bucks. The food was outstanding and we had yummy cocktails as well. Will go again

ND
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-theater spot that's not in the hustle and bustle of Time Square if you have a little bit of extra time. Food was fantastic as was the staff.

FB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food is ridiculously overpriced, too rich and only so-so. Wait staff pestered us to leave even thought there were empty tables.

W
New Orleans
78 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant in the mid-60s.... beautiful room and night, attentive service, and very good food

Y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Food. Service. Ambiance.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Overpriced and tasteless pasta. Not really worth the price.

C
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Italia is a must , everything is good, food, service, ambiance, bread, all is good. The chef Denis, always is there, that it’s make sure a great food, because he is really good, has a little bar, with very good cocktails, try the Negroni and lychee martini, excellent.
Liver with polenta, Lolo roso salad, endive salad,spaghetti a la bolognese, pizza , everything is really good, try the swordfish too.
We are being going there many times, and never disappointed. All guys from service are excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The table was too small for our party - a four top cannot sit comfortably at a small round table.

f
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Well the meal was good but went it went to the dessert, we have the special dinner and included the dessert went we asked for one in that it was in the dessert list they said that they not have anymore and they only have one, I think that this don’t was nice they can offer us something else,they never asked if we will like to have coffee ,we were very disappointed and don’t think I will be going back

RU
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is excellent but overpriced even for East Side. Pappardelle and mushrooms at $30 is maybe a little high but that is reasonable. The starters are way overpriced. $24 for caprese that has a just cherry tomatoes cut up is ridiculous. I will go back but stick with entrees. Food is very good quality and well prepared.

A
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place but continue to believe it is overpriced despite the good quality!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was there to celebrate a friends birthday and the restaurant is lovely. The food was delicious yet pricier then anticipated, the veal was $49 and the bill had to be corrected for a mischarge, so questioning the price was too uncomfortable to do while taking a friend out. The wait staff were kind and engaging and food was great.

KG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great specials! Very nice ambiance. Overall a really nice evening with friends from out of town.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I found Bar Italia to be very overpriced and the service was not good.

Our dinner plates were taken away before we were totally finished and although the waiter apologized, when he promised to bring the dessert menu, he never did. i felt like they were trying to get us out quickly and we left and had dessert elsewhere!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was impeccable

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is great. Service is over bearing; refill glasses after every sip, its a continuation of staff at your table sharing their life stories. Probably because slow (Friday???) night. Prices are a little high (appetizers), but food quality was great. We were seated next to front door (restaurant was at 20% capacity all night) and looking at back of hostess the entire time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great

c
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Very disappointed with the food and ambience. There was a large table of 15 people including one baby there on a Saturday night. They were so loud and obnoxious we felt like we were at a TGI Friday’s. They sang happy birthday 3 different times. Couldn’t wait to leave and probably will not return.

F
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Bar Italia is adequate if you are in the area and need some tasty pasta. The wait staff is both cordial and attentive, but the place is cramped and overpriced. You are paying for the real estate.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as always

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent experience, highly recommend if you find yourself in the UES and looking for a good spot with healthy options

S
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food impeccable as always

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Italia is my favorite restaurant in New York. The restaurant is welcoming, the food is fantastic, the mood is festive and the service is attentive.

M
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the second time to Bar Italia because we had such a good time the first. Ten or twelve people for a birthday party the first and just the two of us for our anniversary. We were remembered by our waiter and were offered a lovely seat in the back of the restaurant. Our dishes came out the way they were supposed to, hot and flavorful by an attentive wait staff and a concerned management. Shared the red and yellow roasted beet and goat cheese salad, and the pappardelle with mushrooms and the boned dark meat chicken in a wonderfully flavorful tomato sauce. For dessert, we shared Gelato, Come and enjoy!

M
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hassan is an amazing owner & friend & host and makes everyone feel like family & the food keeps getting better and better.
One of the best restaurants in NYC with amazing food and service!
Top choice for any occasion!

OD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bar Italia and have been coming here for years. It is a dining experience.

LM
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely setting, nice food prepared and presented nicely, friendly professional wait staff.

OT
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very small noisy upper east side Italian. Food is only ok but with a big price tag and service is unfriendly and average. Better to go to a serafina of which there are many and I’m not even a big fan of that eatery. The food and service are similar but the price is far more consistent with what you get.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was, as usual, very impressive & professional. I always feel comfortable coming back here when I'm in the neighborhood knowing I'll have great meal & overall experience.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. One of my favorite places to have dinner.

RR
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a property that NEVER fails to deliver. The salmon and spinach is recommended, but you will be more than pleased with anything on the menu. Huge selection of gluten free pasts.

HB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Had a reservation at 8PM, checked in and they that my table will be ready in a couple of minutes, as they only had onethree top available. However there was a table open in a prime location in the middle of the restaurant that was empty and ready. A party of three showed up and was immediately escorted to the table. I was left there waiting.When I ask the host what was going on he said that I would be seated as soon as the table was ready as he had told me. When I questioned him again he gave me a nonsensical answer. Still don’t understand what happened at the host and hostess piled one lie on top of the other and offer me free drinks for the mistake. Clearly not a mistake. I have been going to buddy Talya for a while and will never go back. Pathetic

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Our water glasses were filled with sparkling water which we paid for & 2 different servers refilled our glasses with tap water, then brought new glasses & poured more sparkling never offering to bring us another bottle of sparkling water. Although the service was friendly & attentive, overall level of service felt amateur.

SB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food is good but not great. The tables are so close together you feel like your part of the conversation at the next table. The noise level is intense, you have to shout to be heard across your table. It was a very exhausting dining experience. The service was indifferent. The place was packed so that must be what everyone likes.

J
Kansas City
126 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was alright, but our server never apologized for serving me the wrong drink. My chicken was soooo dry, could hardly eat it!

w
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always reliable in terms of service, food and atmosphere. We got a special benefit as it was Veterans' Day and not so crowded and correspondingly noisy.

FM
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very white decor. Seemed bright and airy. Impeccable service. But the portions were small. It is highway robbery to charge $30 for a meatless pasta dish. Maybe that’s the Upper East Side and the cost of real estate? Even so the tagliatelle was perfectly cooked.

RA
New England
50 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant, it’s a notch above the other restaurants in the area.