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Bari Italian

4.8
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26 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
With Executive Chef Marcello Florios Italian-inspired cuisine and the experience of Manager Ryan Manka, Bari has opened its doors to invite you to enjoy the warm atmosphere. Whether it’s for a quick bite, an intimate meal, a business meeting or to gather with family and friends, Bari offers an exquisite menu with only the highest quality and freshest local and imported ingredients available.

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.

Buon appetito!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 26 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!

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vipWine8food
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 4th time to eat at Bari and it was as good if not better than the first. A great restaurant. I go to a lot of restaurants where I like the ambience, but not the food. Not Bari! Bari has it all, great food, great atmosphere, great people working there!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience sitting on the deck. Very safety conscious, we felt totally comfortable. Food and wine was great, everyone very nice and attentive- will be back very soon!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, creative cocktails and great ambiance!

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PattyS
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 4 was very impressed with Bari! The decor is beautiful, and food and service was excellent! We all decided that we will return again!

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MaryM
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My food was great. My husbands shrimp was a little tough probably overcooked but the taste was very good. One person had green beans that were a little stingy We loved sitting outside n the inside looked really nice. We only eat out In the open and where masks are worn So were so delighted with this place Will be back with friends and family

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant and love the outdoor patio seating. The staff was masked and we had excellent service not to mention our wonderful dinner.

Bari Italian
Responded on August 5, 2020

Susan you are too kind. Thank you for the wonderful review. Grazie.

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RonY
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Service was friendly and fast. It's a cool place on the inside but also has a sweet outdoor area we will be back to eat at!

Bari Italian
Responded on August 1, 2020

YAY! Thank you very much for the stellar review. We always like to hear nice things about not only the food & drinks but the service and ambiance as well. Can't wait to welcome you back again. Grazie!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to enjoy dinner fantastic menu and wait staff.

Bari Italian
Responded on July 25, 2020

Grazie for the 5 wonderful stars! We are glad to hear you are a fan. We hope to see you again soon.

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WadeM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pork chop was one of the best I’ve ever had. Cocktail selection was great as well.

Bari Italian
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you Wade for the very nice review. We are happy to hear your experience at Bari was a pleasant one. We will definitely share your compliments with your server. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie.

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JerryM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was awesome, very friendly and took very good care of our group. Gnocchi was superb. Calamari was fresh. lightly breaded, crip and delicious.

Bari Italian
Responded on July 24, 2020

Jerry you are very kind. We are happy to hear that your experience was awesome. We will pass the compliments onto the kitchen team. Grazie.

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LGP23
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our experience at Bari! Fun drinks, amazing food, enjoyable server. A new favorite in CR and we will definitely be back.

Bari Italian
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review. We always love to hear when people enjoy their experience here at Bari Italian. We hope to see you again soon. Grazie.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari has always been at the top of our list of places to have a nice meal. Additionally, they take the pandemic situation very seriously, with extra table spacing, disposable menus, staff wearing masks, etc. Thanks to everyone at Bari Italian from an older patron.

Bari Italian
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you for noticing the effort we are putting in to keep not only our customers safe but our employees as well. We hope to host you again soon. Grazie.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best restaurant in CR. Real Italian style meals with 2 entree options, however, one dish is plenty.

Bari Italian
Responded on July 23, 2020

WOW!!! We are so honored you feel this way about our restaurant. Thank you very much.

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vipWine8food
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful, the people were so friendly and the food was beyond excellent. I highly recommend Bari. How lucky is Cedar Rapids to have you!!!

Bari Italian
Responded on July 23, 2020

Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful words. We are so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Bari Italian.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great service, food wasn’t very good.

Bari Italian
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for the 4 stars. We would love to hear more about your experience so we can fix and adjust for the future. Thank you

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Vk111
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We visited as part of restaurant week and ordered off that menu. Loved the atmosphere the minute we walked in. They were busy and the kitchen was struggling with getting food out. Our waitress was attentive and checked on us as needed. Food was good. Not spectacular but solid. The regular menu was appealing. Will be back again.

Bari Italian
Responded on March 14, 2020

We thank you for your review and would love to hear more about your experience so we can make it a more positive one next time. We're glad to see you enjoyed the ambiance and the service. We hope to see you back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service without being too much. Beautiful presentation of very imaginatively prepared food. We’re in from out of town and very lucky to get a reservation judging by how many were left because of long wait time without one. Will definitely go back next time we’re in Cedar Rapids.

Bari Italian
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review. It always gives us to hear that a guest truly enjoyed their experience. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

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lifeisgood
Des Moines
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very busy due to restaurant week. Chose the special three course menu. Starter took a long time (bruschetta). Entree arrived before we were 1/3 done with the starter. Either my bruschetta or spaghetti contained a long hair. Desert course was very slow in arriving. An unevenly paced meal.

Bari Italian
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you for coming in to Bari Italian for restaurant week we greatly appreciate you. We knew we'd be busy for RW but the business we have gotten from it has been a bit more than anticipated. We do apologize for timing on the dishes, we do our best to make sure food is served in a timely fashion but sometimes we aren't as precise as we'd like. Our kitchen staff wear hats to deter from any hair in dishes but unfortunately it isn't 100%. Again I apologize and we hope you choose to try us again.

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vipCria
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the restaurant week. We really liked the ambiance and our server was very good. We enjoyed the cocktails, Apricot Godfather and Basito. The food was good but we weren't wowed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite place in Cedar Rapids

Bari Italian
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review.

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JoyceS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit, but it won't be the last. The spinach fettucine was very tasty and will be ordered again sometime. The scallops were just OK, but certainly good enough. The wine, cabernet recommended by the server, was excellent. And the server was exceptional -- there when needed but not hovering, and we especially liked her quieter voice when talking to us. Tiramisu was just average, left me wishing for more coffee flavoring. But the cup of coffee itself was excellent.

Bari Italian
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi Joyce, Thanks for the ringing endorsement. We are overjoyed to hear you enjoyed your experience here at BARI Italian. We would like to know what would push the scallops over the top for you as we don't like to settle at OK for a review. Thank you for the feedback on the tiramisu, we definitely compile all of it and that feedback helps us make decisions when it comes to the menu. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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JasonH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great new place in town. Excellent service and food. My wife had the chicken and I had the salmon. Both were incredible! They had a larger party and our food was taking longer to prepare, without asking our waitress brought us a complimentary appetizer. This is a great place for a date for two, a larger group or a great space to grab a drink with friends. We will be back for sure.

Bari Italian
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you Jason for the great review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the service and food. Please let us know what we can do to earn the 5th Star next time. See ya soon.

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MikeG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire dinner was commendable.

We skipped appetizers and had well-prepared dishes.

The prosciutto spinach fettuccine was nicely presented, but know that it is rich. A request for substitution of potatoes for polenta to accompany the pan seared salmon was readily accommodated and the fish was seared perfectly and had great texture and taste.

The by-the-glass wine selections were not extensive but matched well with the entrees.

Beyond great food and an attentive server, the managing partner and the chef each came to our table and were free with their time. That added significantly to the already highly enjoyable dining experience.

Bari Italian
Responded on February 20, 2020

Mike, Thank you so much for the stellar review. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed the entire Bari experience. We look forward to having you back soon. Grazie

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LindaK
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience were all wonderful. As a special treat, we were given a complimentary Tiramisu for dessert as on of our party was having a birthday. Will definitely plan to visit again soon!

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TammyV
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The décor and ambiance were very nice. They had great cocktail to choose from and very nice wines and beers also. The menu had many different choices, so something for everyone.... The appetizer bread was amazing. Our dinners were the scallops and Risotto and the Spinach Fettucine wrapped in prosciutto. We shared a Tiramisu dessert. The seafood is flown in fresh. We saw many other dinners of other diners all which looked fabulous. The have a very nice patio so we can't wait for warmer weather to come back and sit outside.

Bari Italian
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words Tammy. We are so glad to hear you had a great first experience at Bari Italian. We look forward to seeing you again.

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FAQs

Bari Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (319) 200-1500.

Bari Italian is rated 4.8 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.