Barbatella

4.4
1302 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Barbatella a new kind of restaurant that will grow on you in the same way that the leaves & branches of a grape vine develop out of a shoot: a "barbatella" Barbatella offers an extensive menu that incorporates fresh interpretations of authentic dishes. You will enjoy pasta with typical ingredients from Emilia-Romagna, the Veneto, Tuscany, Puglia & the Adriatic shores. Meat & fish on the rotisserie & the grill or in the deep-fryer & the smoker: whole roast duck, smoked pork baby back ribs, Venetian style meatballs, & much more. In our wood-burning oven we will make signature pizzas with cheeses & garnishes that emphasize a fresh Italian take on a favorite. Another exciting prospect at Barbatella is the production of home-made Italian ices, gelatos & sorbets– available as individual portions to enjoy as you wander around Old Naples. Barbatella has beautiful courtyard setting with views along Third Street. There is a sixteen-seat bar which features 100 wines available by the glass.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Pizza available between Lunch and Dinner Daily; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(239) 263-1955
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dario Leo
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Catering
Call to arrange
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Neighborhood
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1302 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Naples
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome dinner. The server was attentive and pleasant. Didn’t rush us. I love the piano player. Nice addition to the restaurant. The whole ambience. It even snowed. How fun was that and a guest of mine from Cuba thoroughly enjoyed that.

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Naples
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Not kid friendly as there is a kids menu and entrees for over $30 is not feasible. The calamari appetizer foe the price was just ok. Nice atmosphere outside with heaters.

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M
Naples
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively spot with good food for the price. Lots of heaters for winter outdoor dining.

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TD
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had since moving to Naples. The filet was outstanding with a delicious chargrill with herbs and perfectly cooked. Often the side dishes are not thought out and not prepared well.
The mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The grilled baby artichokes appetizer was delicious! Service was spot on. Very attentive but not intrusive.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always!

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SM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the salmon which melted in my mouth. The rest of our party had various pizzas. Everyone enjoyed the whole evening.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The eggplant in the pizza was not done and the pizza crust was not crisp

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L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful lunch in comfortable surroundings. The good was great as was the service.
Highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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Key West
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was cold and tasted like something we could have had at an Olive Garden for much less. Server was annoying!

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RV
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very busy,

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Naples
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Chose Babatella for the melt in your mouth lasagna that I remembered. Not so this time. It was too much like a casserole. Also had the pear/cauliflower salad. Where was the pear? Did very much enjoy the chocolate cake.

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R
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

We have eaten at Barbatella many times. I would always have said it was a very good place to eat and enjoy yourself. However, this was an incredibly bad experience. Our waiter had to be in the top 5 worst waiters ever. He was obnoxious and haphazard. There were 5 of us. Two orders were good. Two orders were bland. One order was a disaster. A filet was sent back 3 times because it was not prepared properly. Once, maybe but 3 times is a very poor effort. Ultimately we skipped that order, everyone was done eating by the time it would have returned. The bottle of wine the waiter insisted we should try also happened to be the last bottle in the restaurant. It wasn't that good so no great loss, but waiters recommend their last bottle without a warning. In all we will try Barbatella again but with quite a bit more caution.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Ceasar Salad I've had in a very long time, with artichokes and anchovies, yum!

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CB
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Barbatella was an unfortunate miss for us, all to be blamed on the food. The reason I gave it two stars was for the ambiance of the outdoor patio and exceptional service we got from our wait staff. The food, however, was just not up to par with the experience of the restaurant. We all ordered a pasta dish and I would compare it to say Carrabba's or Olive Garden, but about $5 - $10 more expensive per plate. It was edible, but we decided there was no reason to take the leftovers. We also ordered dessert, particularly the Death by Chocolate cake seemed not good, maybe frozen and thawed. It was dry and had an odd texture. A real shame because the restaurant, location, and staff were excellent.

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MA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter “Silver” was fun and very informative. I will request him on my next visit! Great experience all around!

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BE
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice Regina Margherita Pizzette

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D
Cleveland
78 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got the butcher platter for 2; a variety of meats and sides. Delicious and enough to feed four .

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BD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Overcooked fish, at a high price and with a small portion.

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n
Cincinnati
188 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were seated outside which is nonsmoking. YES. We enjoyed our evening as the service was attentive and friendly. I had the mushroom ravioli with short ribs. It was a lot of food, heavy and could have been presented better. The taste was good but not excellent. My salad was very good. My husband had Bolognese and he agreed that the dish was heavy with a lot of meat.
If we return I would probably try fish for a lighter entree.

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BF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

excellent food as usual and professional if not slightly superficial service. only grievance: serving fish with a steak knife is a little to nonchalant...

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food. Service was moderate. Our waiter seemed to be focused on a particular group that was known to the owners and not on us. We had to request grated cheese, bread and red peppers for our meals after they arrived and it appeared that they were not going to be offered to us. We usually love this restaurant but tonight it was subpar.

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s
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I live Barbatella and have been going for years. On Saturday, we had the worst service! Completely forgot my husbands salad and when asked about it, he said our food is here but will get it. Real snotty and no time for us. I asked for a skinny margarita, so simply made and it was terrible. Not a good experience but the food was fab!

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DP
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a packed night but we got excellent service. The only change I would suggest is to have more eggplant and less sausage on the Barbatella pizza. Love the piano music.

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RR
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our visited to Barbatella. Totally enjoyed our meal, and had an excellent service with our server Mihai. Will definitely return

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B
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Patio dining was very nice. Service was good. Four out of six people liked their meals. Lasagna was very dry. Steak was average.

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AL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Three of the four meals were outstanding . The bolognese sauce was terrible. Although we did not complain, we took it and threw it in the trash upon leaving.

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M
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I recommended this restaurant to my friends and they loved it . The service was wonderful food as was the service . We will be back
Suggestion
Offer the early bird to folks if they arrive at 5:30 or earlier they probably won’t do it but it should be an option without one of your guests asking you have to lovely of an establishment not to do this .

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Emil was fabulous

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R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and really enjoyed people watching along 3rd street. Our server was great and even took our kids to the attached gelateria. Food was outstanding and everything we ate, we would order again.

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OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful location, very nice outdoor area to enjoy a glass of wine.

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CK
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Always a favorite! Thank

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MZ
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the bolognese and Osso Buco entrees, they were excellent. Also, recommend their grilled octopus with polenta. No disappointments here...was a lovely dinner experience.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here a couple of times over the past few months and have very much enjoyed our meals! The Caesar Salad is anything but basic, so flavorful and even includes artichokes! The outdoor seating is my favorite setting. The servers have always been helpful with suggestions or recommendations, which I always appreciate. Their gelato is also something not to be skipped! This is definitely my favorite Naples restaurant!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Bartender and waiter very pushy about ordering very expensive items. We wanted “Sunset “ menu and from that point on curt and dismissive. After one cup coffee our table immediately cleared and we felt pushed out.

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KG
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have always LOVED Barbatella for atmosphere, food and service. This particular night we had a waiter that was not happy to be there! His actual service was good, but he was either sick, high or really upset about something that did not concern us. If he was sick he should not be serving us food. It made it uncomfortable for us.

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BB
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always look forward to going to Barbatella It is an authentic Italian Restaurant with fantastic service and appeal

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good across the board. Service was casual and amateurish---despite large numbers of staff walking around, no one seemed able to focus on guests. Noise level was very high, despite the restaurant being nearly empty.

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GK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time coming here and absolutely love it. Authentic food and service is always impeccable. Will be back for a third time!

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J
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and Service. we eat her weekly and can't say enough about it. Homemade pastas, great pizza, yummy rotisserie meats and seafood. Lively bar and outdoor dining...

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l
Naples
51 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best drink in town is called the Barbatini. Very good as well as powerful. The food options are plentiful and the quality is excellent.

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