Our menu changes seasonally and offers a contemporary Italian flare interpretation of traditional flavors complemented by wonderful drinks and exceptional wine list of old and new world selections alike.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
8 oz salmon filet served with cauliflower puree, lentils, pancetta brussel sprouts and asparagus coulis
White shrimp, bay scallops, whitefish and campanelle pasta baked in a mascarpone cream sauce and covered with smoked mozzarella and lemon breadcrumbs
Linguine pasta in a roasted garlic tomato basil broth with tiger shrimp, Littleneck clams, black mussels, grilled Italian sausage and red chili flakes
NYE at Bari did not disappoint. Great cocktails and everyone’s entrees were delicious. The Alfredo sauce was particularly superb. We appreciated the last-minute accommodation of an extra person in our party. Also thought the transparency about a mishap in the kitchen that impacted a couple orders was very professional & the resolution exceeded expectations. A special nod to the playlist - classy! We continue to be impressed with the ambience, quality, value, and service at Bari.
Thank you so much for this great review and for being understanding on Friday. We are so happy to hear your group had a great evening. Hope to see you again. Grazie.
Classy place. Fantastic food. Friendly service. Be sure to start with the baked cauliflower.
Thank you so much for the great review. So happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. Grazie.
Classy but down to earth. Great food and service. Sophisticated atmosphere. Felt like we were in a big city, not Cedar Rapids. Definitely recommend!
Tucker, thank you very much for your kind words and awesome review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your evening out. Grazie.
So good! Everything about our experience from the service to the food to the drinks was perfection! We will be back again!
Thank you so much Shawna for the awesome compliments. We appreciate you. Have a happy holidays. Grazie.
Bari never disappoints!! First class food, service, drinks & atmosphere. Hang onto this one, CR!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Emily. We are so happy to hear you had a great time. Have a happy holidays and hope to see you again. Grazie.
Lovely upscale atmosphere. Professional service. Good menu selection. Filet mignon ordered medium, cooked medium well, but still tender and well seasoned. Dining parent has salmon and said it was wonderful. She also had a mule which she enjoyed very much.
Thank you you for the very nice review. We do apologize that your filet was slightly overdone, but thank you for telling us. Hope to see you again. Have a happy holidays. Grazie.
Very nice evening prior to a holiday show! Service was excellent and provided guidance on wine selection and Food was very enjoyable! Love the Tiramisu!
Glad to hear you enjoyed your service, wine, dinner and dessert. Hope to see you again in the future. Grazie.
Bari is consistently excellent. Two couples enjoyed lasagna, seafood pasta, zuchini noodles with shrimp, and a filet...........plus cocktails and Vouvray...........the bartender mixed a Pink Pony holiday cocktail that was highlighted in Saturday's WSJ and it was superb. Staff go out of their way to make your evening pleasant and memorable. A great place for a date or dinner and conversation with friends.
Always great to see you and thank you again for the amazing review. Glad everything went well and happy to hear you enjoyed the cocktail. Have a happy holidays. Grazie.
Great food and excellent service
Thank you Mary for the nice compliment. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Grazie.
Wonderful food and drinks! Definitely my favorite place in Cedar Rapids for a nice occasion!
So happy to hear you had a great evening and that you enjoy Bari. Have a happy holidays. Grazie.
Great food, we enjoyed the arancini along with the alfredo and chicken marsala. We'd recommend both for anyone interested in trying Bari.
Thank you Myranda for the very nice review. We glad to hear you enjoyed your Bari experience. Have a happy holidays. Grazie.
Food is excellent. For a night out this is a great Italian restaurant.
Thank you Kelly for your nice review. We appreciate you spending the evening with us. Grazie.
Overall food was good. Some issues with my lamb shank but everything else was good.
Glad to hear mostly everything was a success. What was the issues with your lamb shank? Whenever anything is not up to par PLEASE share with a manager as we truly do want to make everyone as happy as we can. We don't like to hear something is wrong but want to have the chance to fix it if we can as well as we are always trying to become better at what we do. Thank you for your patronage. Grazie.
The service was spectacular! Whenever my water was half empty it would be filled immediately. The server was very observant and attentive to us! The food tasted amazing and the desert was fantastic! Definitely will be coming back!
Thank you Katherine for that awesome review. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening. Hope to see you again. Grazie.
Beautiful and delicious as always. Loyal, returning customers.
Thank you Andrea for the lovely review. We appreciate you and your continued support. Grazie.
Couldn't find the entrance very well. Raining so would have been nice as parking was a nightmare.
Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize about the parking and the rain, neither is great and when put together it is very frustrating. We do appreciate your 5 star rating as well as your patronage. Grazie.
Cheyenne was our server/bartender. Personable, friendly knowledgeable. Took my wife for her birthday. Food was amazing, drinks as well. Fwlt like we were in Chicago or any big city. We will be back!✊🏾
Happy birthday to your wife!!! Thank you so much for choosing Bari to celebrate her special day. Glad to hear all went well and yes Cheyanne is pretty awesome isn't she!? See you again soon. Grazie.
This is the sixth time we have eaten at Bari. The service is always good and the food is as well and very consistent. Probably the best restaurant in Cedar Rapids
Wow! Thank you so much for that amazing review. We are so happy to hear you always enjoy your experience at Bari. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie.
We had three of us and we each ordered something different. All the entrees weee wonderful, ravioli, fettuccine and also had a plate with Italian sausage. The service was great! We had a very pleasant waitress who was pretty pregnant but still very attentive. Shared the salted caramel crepe brûlée -it was fabulous! Can’t say enough about this restaurant-go find out for yourself you won’t regret it!!
Thank you Deb for your very nice review. Your server was Kassie and yes she is pretty awesome. Glad to hear all three of you had a great experience. We hope to see you again soon. Grazie.
Bari is consistently excellent.......entries are superb and varied; service is first-class; armosphere is perfect for pleasant conversation, and nice wine choices add pleasure to a delightful evening
Thank you so much, compliments like yours never get old. We appreciate that you appreciate our hard work. Till next time. Grazie.
Great food and wonderful service! Will definitely go back.
Thank you Abby for your wonderful compliments. Hope to see you again. Grazie.
The most perfectly cooked seafood in Cedar Rapids!
Thank you Deborah for your great review. We appreciate you. Grazie.
It was great and after just filling out the survey I don’t know why I should have to write a review.
Thank you very much Linda. We appreciate your patronage and awesome review. Can't wait to see you back. Grazie.
always a consistent good food experience - we usually split 50/50 of dining in and taking out and we have no compliants.
Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you always enjoy the Bari experience. Grazie.
First time here for dinner. Great experience. We will be back.
Thank you Tim. Glad to hear you had a great experience. We can't wait to see you again. Grazie.
Food was great, uneven service but friendly and professional.
Thank you for your lovely review, and for your patronage. If you are willing, we would like to hear more about the uneven service as we are always trying to learn from past mistakes to become a better experience for our guests. Grazie.
Excellent evening. Appreciated seating in the cozy lounge area. Ordered fall cocktails that were tasty. Our steak and salmon entrees were perfectly prepared and served with delicious accompaniments. Great service and a low key energy that was perfect for a weeknight evening out. This was probably our 6th or 7th time here and best so far.
Thank you thank you thank you! We are so happy to hear you had another great experience. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie.
We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Bari Italian celebrating our Anniversary. The elegant atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious food made for a delightful dining experience. Our server Cheyanne was very helpful in answering our questions about the menu. We highly recommend Bari Italian and look forward to dining there again.
Congratulations Susan on your anniversary and thank you for celebrating it at Bari. We are so happy to hear you had such a great evening. We will pass your kudos onto Cheyanne as well. Thank you again for the nice words. Grazie.
Bari never disappoints! The food is fabulous, the cocktails perfect in every way and, Cheyenne was outstanding from a service standpoint!
Thank you Anne for those kinds words. We agree Cheyanne is pretty darn awesome! We can't wait to see you again. Grazie.
Bari always does an amazing job. We love it every time we go. The staff is amazing and understand what a dining experience is supposed to be. Thank you
Thank you so much for the very nice review. We are so happy to hear your enjoy your evenings here. Grazie.
Service was great and food was excellent but espresso was not good. My guest is from Germany so he knows good espresso and the Dash version was not drinkable.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service. However, we are sad to hear about the espresso but also glad you shared your input. We are always taking notes so we may become a better experience. Grazie.
Loved the ambiance when you walk in! Food , wait staff were all great. Will be back!
Thank you very much Jerri for your wonderful review. We appreciate your patronage. Grazie.
Food was overrated based on reviews read. Staff was great. Atmosphere was great, however big let down on food.
Thank you John for coming in. Glad to hear you enjoyed the staff and ambiance. We would like to know what you had and why didn't enjoy it as constructive feedback is how we will actively become a better restaurant. Grazie.
Great ambiance, great food, and great customer service!
Thank you Bev. Always great to see you and glad everything was great. Grazie.
I’m glad you followed up with a request for review- I’ve visited Bari’s twice. I’ve also just discussed with my neighbor who has been there- she agreed w food quality for price somewhat poor, but loved atmosphere/drinks.
We all felt entrees were heavy in the salt- feticuinni heavy on the garlic
Entrees w guests and are were :
seafood bake -too salty and I like salt
Ravioli: past good but didn’t care for pork stuffing
Cauliflower appetizer just ok
Vegan pasta special - just ok,m
Other two guests and I agreed good was ok but a bit on the salty side. Felt was over priced fir quality comparing to black sheep .
Atmosphere! Wine, drinks top notch.
There were three of us and everyone really enjoyed their dinner. The desserts were awesome also! The noise in the doorway whenever someone entered was a little annoying, but other than that, it was a great experience.
Thank you for the review. We appreciate your compliments and comments. We don't necessarily disagree with you on the air curtain but it sure does keep the lounge warmer in the winter and less bugs in the summer. Grazie.
Great place for a special night. Cocktails, food and service was wonderful!
Thank you so much for the amazing review and nice compliments. We appreciate your support. Grazie.
The food and atmosphere is incredible. Staff was great
Thank you Cort for your awesome review. We appreciate your support and patronage. Grazie.
Great experience for my wife’s birthday. Never been here before but heard a lot of good things. I had the pappardelle bolognese and it was perfect.
Thank you Mackenzie for the very nice review. So glad to hear your special evening was a delight. Grazie.
Amazing food, nice place to go to talk with friends or to share a time out as a couple.
Thank you Diego for the very nice review. We appreciate your patronage. Grazie.
Bari Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (319) 200-1500.
Bari Italian is rated 4.8 stars by 274 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.