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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Gluten Free Options (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Cozy (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Authentic (6)
Casual (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We had the most wonderful dinner as always. Thank you.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Swordfish was very good and juicy (not overlooked!), liver was good but a bit too salty. Flan was a bit heavier/denser than is typical, almost a cross between a flan and a Creme brûlée.
Wait staff very pleasant and accommodating. Quarters a bit cramped, but workable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Fun evening - staff was a bit confused. We had two servers asking us the same questions five minutes apart and it happened twice. Food was good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We ate at Bar Italia during NY Restaurant Week. The prix fixe menu had fabulous choices. I had thinly sliced salmon (carpaccio) as appetizer and veal as entree. The salmon was delicious and the veal tender and flavourful. Paired the entree with a glass of montepulciano. It was smooth with complex mocha tones. This is my wife's favourite restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Bar Italia is always great with excellent food and a wonderful staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Much overhyped. I don't see the reason for all of the buzz. Nothing special here but the prices are high.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious pizza and some great Rose and White Wine.

Very comfortable and pleasant spot.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent, excellent Service.. food is the best. I ordered a Lynchee martini, one of the best i ever had.. very quiet and romantic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

I found a hair on my pasta. The manager did not even apologize, much less offer a solution. He just took the plate away.

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Good experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Heafty bill for our group w a single bottle of alcohol and split dishes between friends. But food was very good.

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Lovely experience. Feels like a summer night in Italy. Great before or after program at The Armory. Great food and service

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Waiters are pushing for selling whole bottles of wine even though we asked for glass

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

I am a big fan of this restaurant as I've been there for many times, the food is really good, the service depends sometimes is really good sometimes can be not good at all. Another issue in my view is the reservations, most of the times the table is not available at the time you book, you have to wait sometimes 30-45 minutes, but again the food is outstanding.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Perfect, as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We truly enjoyed everything! Will be going back very soon!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food is incredibly well prepared. Service personable and professional.

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

We always have the best meals at Bar Italia but it's the staff that always keeps us coming back because they treat me and everyone I bring like family. This is my neighborhood gem and I absolutely love it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The food was great but it took 45 minutes for us to get our food. And there were only a few other tables there. Not many people at all. It was very frustrating

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Great find close to the Italian consulate. Clamare was fresh, Merlot was delicious and Pasta like Nonna use to make.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Awesome as usual

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Cozy and cramped and too loud, but the best Veal Milanese in NYC.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I went to Bar Italia late at night. There was no one. I got there, sat down and they rushed us into ordering straight away. The place is supposed to close at 11pm and they told us that the last order was at 10:15- "because the chef wants to go home". For this type of restaurant this is not acceptable!

After, I ordered a beef carpaccio ($28 for a couple slices of beef) and they brought it without arugola. I asked for a little bit of arugola and they charged it like if it was a regular salad ($16). Basically, a regular beef carpaccio is $44.

I complained and the manager told me- "ok, I won't charge you this time but next time.... I will". In this case it would have been better for him to say nothing because for me there will be no "next time".

If you are looking for better Italian food close by go to Sant Ambreous- the service, the food and the staff are 100% better

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food was seriously not impressive given the price. The burrata only was good, gnocchi were more expensive mashed potatoes than typical gnocchi. pizzas left all of us disapppointed after eating at juliana's in Brooklyn the day before. Waiters very unfriendly and seemed bothered by our presence. Off my NY list

Tags: People Watching
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food3
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service3
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood Italian inspired menu. The crisp white decor and black and white photos and classic black and white movies set the stage for a wonderful dining experience. I particularly like the mushroom pasta.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Excellent dishes and great Sassaia Wines made for a memorable evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Overpriced food and very average preparation . Pretty space and moderate noise level . Good attentive service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent Italian food with a nice, cozy ambience and warm, attentive service. Pasta was truly fresh and al dente (just the way I like it) while my friend found the salmon cooked perfectly to her liking. Definitely a repeat for sure!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Bar Itilia was a wonderful dining experience. The wait staff was very attentive . Food was outstanding, pricing was high but I guess to be expected.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We were delighted with every aspect of our meal, from the warm welcome and attentive service to the fresh, delicious food and the lively atmosphere. The prosciutto with melon was the best we've ever had. A truly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I enjoyed my food and the staff was friendly. I had not been there before so it was nice to discover something new.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I brought my husband here for his birthday and we had a wonderful night. The bartender is a force of nature who really knows her stuff. The restaurant is sleek and lively; everyone is there to have a good time. The staff is top-notch: warm and hospitable and spot-on with food and wine recommendations. We had carasau (scrumptious Sardinian flatbread); insalata di spinacini; perfectly al dente pesto pasta; costoletto di vitello alla milanese; pollo del giorno; and sublime peach sorbetto. The only thing we regret is not having room for the Italian cheese tasting platter. Next time!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Very good location, excellent food, the only problem is if you book for a certain time you'll need 25-30 minutes to be seated.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

All our dishes were so fresh and delicious, complimented with an amazing wine. Great Service!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great Place! The food and the service was superb. It's in the neighborhood of Madison and 66th, but if you're not from the area Still Come!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Every time we are in NY we eat here, it is superb. We have bee n too Sardinia and didn't know this lovely bread/thin like pizza crust existed, it is superb. It is called Causac (sp) . Order some it is addictive,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Dennis,is an impeccable chef..great food,decor,ambience. .the staff always the best...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We were a party of four and two of the people showed up very late. The owner and staff were very patient and understanding. They did not rush us and let us stay at the table for about 2 1/2 hours. Looking forward to going again. The food is delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This restaurant is a favorite for me and my wife. We love the food; it is high quality, simple and tasty. We also like the atmosphere and service. We feel very comfortable there.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Great service in a small beautiful place.

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