Bar Italia

4.6
676 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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What 676 people are saying
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4.6
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vippatrickl
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Very nice service.

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vipRaeNYC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed a few meals at Bar Italia during this Covid outdoor dining period and each and every experience has been outstanding. Delicious food, friendly staff and a really warm and ambient environment has brought us back for more. This is a true gem in the UES - lots of regulars and neighborhood focused. Thank you Dennis!

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vipMarijana74
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Denis is the best

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vip1pickyeater
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful attentive service and delicious food- it was a pleasure. All protocols well observed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Kind of pricey but great experience.

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vipPeterS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood classic! Outstanding Italian food. The wine selection and service and great as well. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always warm and has a neighborhood feel while still being upscale.

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vipEltie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bar Italia twice in the past week and have been really impressed with how conscientious they are about comfort, safety and social distancing (both indoors and outdoors--they have LOTS of heated al fresco dining). The food, wine and cocktails are delicious, as always, and every single person working there goes out of their way to make sure their guests are enjoying themselves. My personal faves are the special-order Sardinian carasau bread, the branzino and the perfectly prepared pesto fusilli.

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vipNicky
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter very attentive. Food outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect: the food was delicious as was the wine. Service was attentive and professional and the restaurant t itself is so chic. Love Bar Italia!!

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vipPete
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service . The manager and chef both stopped by our table to make sure we were happy. Authentic cuisine.
Very tasty meal. The entire staff and fellow diners sang happy birthday to my wife, a splendid restaurant got birthday dinner!

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vipmt9lives
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love
One of our go to places

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The noise was very high
The food was almost good but there was not the Burrata!!!
The dessert was very good
The table for 4 is to small

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, the service is wonderful, it’s just too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fresh food

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MichaelT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pesto pasta is sublime

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vipDianeD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took guests for lunch who originally introduced me to Bar Italia. Now I am a fan. Every dish is wonderful with a delicious twist on the ingrediants making it special. Very attentive staff.
Decor is clean and fresh

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Brunch4lyfe
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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

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vipAmeliaM
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

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Natasha72D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

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vipFeliciaB
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.

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vipWorktofish
New Orleans
87 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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

Perfect. Food. Service. Ambiance.

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vipDeee83
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Overpriced and tasteless pasta. Not really worth the price.

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vipCarmenuu
New York Area
114 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipfan2
New York Area
38 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

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vipRayU
Nashville
31 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.

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vipAthena
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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipKatyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

We had a great time.

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vipLouise
New York Area
8 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!

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

Food was great. Service was impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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

Waiter was great

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vipcitygirlwine
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.

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vipFlash
New York Area
128 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.

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

Very good as always

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vipAkmjr
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

FAQs

Bar Italia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bar Italia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 546-6676.

Bar Italia is rated 4.6 stars by 676 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.