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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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Everything was fabulous!
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!
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!
Amazing food, creative cocktails and great ambiance!
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!
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
Our favorite restaurant and love the outdoor patio seating. The staff was masked and we had excellent service not to mention our wonderful dinner.
Susan you are too kind. Thank you for the wonderful review. Grazie.
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!
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!
Great spot to enjoy dinner fantastic menu and wait staff.
Grazie for the 5 wonderful stars! We are glad to hear you are a fan. We hope to see you again soon.
Pork chop was one of the best I’ve ever had. Cocktail selection was great as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best restaurant in CR. Real Italian style meals with 2 entree options, however, one dish is plenty.
WOW!!! We are so honored you feel this way about our restaurant. Thank you very much.
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!!!
Thank you so much for your incredibly thoughtful words. We are so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Bari Italian.
Nice atmosphere, great service, food wasn’t very good.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is my new favorite place in Cedar Rapids
Thank you so much for the great review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.