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About Bar Italia

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.

768 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5:00pm - 11:00am; Fri-Sat 5:00 - 11:30am Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
65th & 66th street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(917) 546-6676

Website:
http://www.baritaliamadison.com/

Entertainment:
Italian back ground music during the day.
Soft and Lounge Music during the evening.

Executive Chef:
Denis Franceschini

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Daily 12:00AM - 12:00AM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM

Bar Italia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Gluten Free Options (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Great for Lunch (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Romantic (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Casual (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Love this restaurant! A favorite go to when in NYC!! Great food, drinks and service!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always love this restaurant just 2 blocks from home

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Awesome top chef Dennis delivers art of Italian cuisine. Absolute miracle. Love it

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place, veey good food, friendly waiters and chef

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good as always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and service. Very nice place. Highly recommended Italian food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent gluten free menu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Tables are very very close to one another and tiny!
No room for food if you order salad & main dish!
Waiter can’t get around table to serve without hitting other table..
It’s just not a dining “ experience”.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

All was great.. except drinks are too small. Smallest we ever had.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This restaurant did not disappoint. The food was fresh and filled with flavor. The GF options were fantastic. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about each dish, wine, etc. Service was excellent. I can't say enough about this restaurant. It is must for locals and visitors to NYC.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My friend and I had a wonderful lunch. I can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This place should really be relegated to tourists who don't know any better but it seems that a slew of UES mavens who don't want to walk a couple blocks from their apartment to eat keep this place in business. The food is unremarkable, the decor is early 90s all white, the service was tepid and even the gent who asked what kind of water we preferred had an attitude. Not a place to have a business lunch, not a place to see and be seen, not a place for a decent meal. Skip it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great ambiance, great service, and personal attention from every worker at the restaurant. Food is excellent and Antonio is wonderful. A little pricey, but wonderful atmosphere worth the drive

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent food and service and great ambiance

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

2nd visit in 2 weeks - dined at the bar this time (am a dine at the bar kinda guy) and although very pleasant did not have a great vibe for dining. Food, Service, etc all still great this is just a personal preference . . . defiantly will be back - at a table 😀

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent impeccable service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went specifically for the Branzino and it was awesomely delicious as was everything else we consumed that's evening and such a great wine list. . .will definitely be back to try other dishes

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

95th birthday lunch

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great Branzino and Aperol Spritz !!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The only thing we do not take issue with about our experience at Bar Italia was the service. There must have been at least 4 people who took care of us. The small round table was tight for 4 people - not enough room for all the plates and my 6 ft 4 uncle. The space is so noisy we could barely hear the maitre d recite the specials in his thick Italian accent.
The food was shockingly tasteless, and in the case of one appetizer - false advertising. No way was that real buffalo mozzarella (tasteless and solid; not soft, creamy or runny) nor was it worth $22 by any stretch. The carbonara that the waiter said was 'the best' had no richness or depth of flavor. My uncle asked for salt for a dish that is notoriously salty. While on the contrary, the salmon carpaccio was oversalted - I was crunching on chunks of it. Two afogados, fruid salad and a crepe nutella for dessert were barely the saving grace - can't really screw them up.

We work hard for our money and are happy to spend it on expensive meals that are worth it. This was not one of those cases. We are dismayed (disgusted, really) at a $460 bill for a 4 person meal that did not even include a bottle of wine. Never again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was impeccable! It felt like a spot in Rome. It seemed like plenty of locals ate there and we dropped in. We would eat there again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was presented beautifully, the menu is well designed for people with all tastes. I had the mushroom risotto that was perfectly prepared. My dinner partner had the Branzino that was served whole minus the bones and seared on the inside. Delicious. Service was very good from being seated until the last moment. Thank you Bar Italia. We will see you soon

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best Branzino in NYC !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Love this neighborhood gem... and food is consistently good!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Bar Italia for me is the best everyday restaurant in Manhattan, excellent location, the food is outstanding, the service is great.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food and service, however, can get noisy.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This Madison Avenue Italian bistro is great fun and very stylish not to mention the food and service are exceptional. Nadine, the restaurant manager, is superb

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very good service, they are now in white truffle season

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent in all respects, from service to cuisine...

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent...the only cavil...as the evening goes on the noise level hits deafening, so if you want an enjoyable dining experience, go early.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We love Bar Italia. Never miss it when in NYC. Great food, ambiance, service, and wine. I go for the amazing gluten free options.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Way to overly priced for both food and drinks. Seating is very congested. Drinks were very ordinary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was terrible. Took forever to be greeted. We received dessert menus before we received our entrees.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Love the atmosphere love everything about the restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The staff was attentive and seated us promptly. The food and drinks were good, as usual. We were not rushed. It was on the noisy side.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Perfect place to talk and laugh for hours while enjoying some spectacular Italian food and delicious wine. 👌

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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Nice to have a nice restaurant in the neighborhood

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch. Although a bit pricey, the food ad service were great!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Bar Italia is by far my favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. The services is always exceptional and the food is amazing. My fiancé and I invited special friends of ours from Denver and they were so very impressed that they cant wait to return to NYC to visit Bar Italia.

Vincent Salvatoriello

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. My wife and I enjoy the food and the service is outstanding. It is a quiet and no-fuss neighborhood restaurant. We feel very comfortable in this place.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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