Bar Italia

4.6
592 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.

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

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RS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A gem for food and service.
They chef is accommodating to all requests.

S
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love bar italia, stacey and everyone was excellent

OT
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time , definitely not our last.
From the moment you arrive every body makes you feel that they’re happy to see you . The food is wonderful, and the team is very professional.
The decor is up to date and very relaxing.
A wonderful restaurant.
Must make a reservation.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bar Italia is “our place” in Manhattan. We stay nearby and will often have dinner on our first evening, before theater performances that evening or the next day. Today we had an outstanding burrata special. Maggie had the pesto risotto special and I enjoyed one of the best veal piccata dishes I’ve had. Our regular waiter Antonio recommended a fabulous Amarone. And best of all, we had nearly two hours of unhurried pleasure at our table. It would be easy to imagine we were in a trattoria in Italy.

C
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bar Italia has a very good service and ambiance. Food is very good.

VB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tasteless food- do not recommend.

S
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy going to Bar Italia both because the menu is varied and delicious with many appealing choices but also because the service is always most pleasant and attentive. I was entertaining a guest
at my last visit and delighted with all aspects of our experience.

t
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely hate raving about this delightful charm of a restaurant with delicious food and attentive charming servers. If the secret gets out then, well it will become so popular and for now its loveliness is a delicious secret.

A
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lost all of its value. I was a regular customer for its great value. Food was good (not excellent) but prices were reasonable and the ambiance an location outstanding. It was the young brother of Nello (the chic and very expensive restaurant at one block away). To my surprise Bar Italia decreased the quality of the food and is now so expensive you may better go to Marea (best Italian in NY). The pasta of the day (tagliatelle al fungi) had no flavor (other than olive oil) and the veal chop just fine.

BD
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of our favorite Italian restaraunts! If we are in the city, we will not miss an opportunity to dine at Bat Italia.

e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Us with friend

CB
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special thanks to Tony and Mircea, they are the best.

NY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always nice to have lunch

DL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mushroom risotto was magnificent

P
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Bar Italia does not disappoint! It is fantastic from the espresso to the meal to the service! I recommend the tagliatelle and the spaghetti carbonara!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Too much money for a whole lot of meh. The service is mediocre and waitstaff is combative. For the prices I paid, I wanted something more special than bland. The cocktails are good, if they remember to place your order, and it’s somewhere that just isn’t worthy of making a point to go to. Pretty bummed....

V
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Would definitely go back

RR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cocktails, brilliant food and awesome gathering place.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Definitely order a tequila martini!

JN
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beat salad was partially frozen

PP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average authentic italian food. Service was good. Think there is a disconnect of expectations relative to reality. They have to improve the key product which is authentic italian food.

KY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional. Gluten free options were amazing. Best GF pizza in the world!!!

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was horrible and rude. I was upsetting about the restaurant seating and bad attitude, so end up left the restaurant went to another one to dinner... but they lied saying was Me No show,, I was there 6:30 sharp, but they don’t have any table for me , and been very rude, so we left ... they asked my last name so they knew I was there ... liar

T
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Service is extremely confused with many people working in a narrow space and not much clear organization. The vibe goes from snobby to friendly. The prices are a bit high...

BR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and attentive service. The food was very good

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Most disorganized restaurant I’ve been to especially up front

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely management and great servers. Food was great and the atmosphere was lively
Definitely give it a try

r
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful. Very good food. Great service! Perfect ambiance!!

MV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Burrata mozzarella was suggested as an appetizer ! - it was just ok and cost $30. That is overpriced even for Madison Avenue.

MT
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Highly recommend. Great location.

RA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love afternoon long lunches here sitting by the open doors people watching along Mad Ave.

JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing!

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Tuna Salad!!

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, real Italian food in a welcoming atmosphere.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Nothing special for an Italian people, really expencive.....

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite in NYC!

G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It is an extremely noisy restaurant. Food is ok, nothing special. Service is a little slow, but ok. Tables are very tight.

n
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I've been here several times before and loved the food and the place-- this time, although the service was polite, the food was flat out terrible. First off, the bread was slightly stale. The salad was ok, quite fresh. But then things dived downhill-- in a simple dish of pasta with mushrooms, there were about 4 mushrooms on top of a bowl of glued-together pasta that must have been pre-set up and sitting on a warming table for hours to become so glued together you could not jackhammer out a strand of pasta. It was literally like one solid mass of congealed leather, the worst basic pasta I have ever seen served anywhere, ever. This is really unforgiveable in any restaurant-- or home, for that matter! My friend had veal with "risotto." the "risotto" was like basic white Uncle Ben's rice and flavorless with zero of the creamy texture that risotto is supposed to have. . She barely touched her veal and left most of her meal on the plate. Mine was simply physically inedible. The bill for dinner for 2 was in the $200 range, including one glass of wine. Ugh! I should have complained on the spot, but I had a guest and did not wish to cause discomfort. Caveat emptor!

a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Wonderful specials. Had a wonderful lunch.

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