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.
All Seasonal & Signature Cocktails are only $7!
Apr 21 - Dec 29, 2021
Wed 4:00 PM - 9:30 PMAre you a cocktail connoisseur? Do you like to try every cocktail on a menu? Well Every Wednesday from open to close we offer all of our Seasonal and Signature Cocktails for only $7! Swing by and try a different cocktail or two each Wednesday till you've gotten through the list. By the time you have done this we will most likely be bringing out the next seasons drinks. Don't worry our cocktail menu is well balanced and always has selections made with vodka, whiskey, gin, rum, etc.
50% Off Bottles of Wine*
Apr 15 - Dec 30, 2021
Thu 4:00 PM - 9:30 PMIs wine your jam??? Well then Thursdays at Bari are the place to be as we offer 50% Off bottles of wine from open to close. Choose from a great selections of red, white, rose, or sparkling wine. If you have friends who aren't wine connoisseurs then come early as our Happy Hour runs 4pm to 6pm with $5 draft beer & single mixer house cocktails.
Happiest of Hours!
Apr 15 - Dec 30, 2021
Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:30 PMLong day? Looking for a pick me up? Happy Hour at Bari Italian is 4pm to 6pm Tuesday - Saturday! During the happiest of hours we offer the following: All draft beer is $5, Single mixer house cocktails are $5, All wine by the glass is $7 AND if you purchase a Charcuterie Board you you may order a bottle of wine for 50%*. WOW! * Offer not available on Reserve Bottle List.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
We had a great time! We came for our anniversary dinner and enjoyed the food, our server and the atmosphere!
Thank you Katie for choosing Bari for your special dinner. We are happy to hear all was well and congratulations. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie.
Wonderful meal! Service was excellent!
Thank you very much. Glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner. Grazie.
The atmosphere is wonderful. The staff are all knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. The menu has a wide selection of dishes. Our dinner was excellent in every aspect. We will dine there regularly.
Wow! Love that review Jordanna. Thank you so much for the kind words. We are happy to hear your evening was a grand success. Hope to see you soon. Grazie.
There's a lot to like about this restaurant I look forward to dining here in the upcoming months, especially their outdoor dining area. Our server was very attentive. The food was very good. Two things I would improve... Ordered a bottle of Prosecco. It could have been chilled more. One of the entrees ordered was pasta with bolognese sauce. Sauce was a tad salty. Other than those points it was very enjoyable and I'd eat here again and I do recommend it.
We had the arancini(amazing) and calamari for appetizers, short ribs ravioli, seafood bake, spinach fettuccine with sausage and seafood bucatini. All was fabulous. Waitress was friendly and attentive. A great experience.
A little pricey. Overall very good. Will go back on special occasions.
We enjoyed the atmosphere, friendly staff, and the food was delicious. Great experience overall.
Thank you Penny for your great review. We appreciate you patronage of our locally owned restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie
The ambiance was wonderful and decor was modern and comforting. We were only able to get a reservation for 7:45 and the later time led to several items being sold out for the evening, which was frustrating. But the food was mostly good and worth the cost.
Thank you Meghan for the great review. We do apologize for being sold out of a few things. We had a busier weekend then we planned for and unfortunately as a fresh restaurant that meant we sold out of a few things. We look at reports each week and make adjustments but we unfortunately misjudged this week. Always a good problem to have when business is great. We have since made some changes to our ordering and prepping procedures to try and avoid this issue in the future. Thank you again.
The food was very good and it's a really good restaurant. I only wish there was free bread and it took quite a while to get our food and drinks, but I'd eat there again.
Thank you Tim for the review and for supporting a locally owned restaurant. We do apologize for the wait as it was a very busy evening. We do always appreciate constructive feedback as we are always trying to get better. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie.
Really, everything great, except for the aggressiveness regarding wearing a mask For the 15 feet between the front door and the table. After putting my mask on I realized I was walking past people seated at barstools who did not have a mask on. Apparently the coronavirus is only transmitted when standing, not when seated at the same level as those people who were standing. Bari seems just a little too panicked right now and that is disappointing because it such such a wonderful place to eat.
Excellent server and food. We’ll definitely return.
Thank you Diana for the nice review. We appreciate your support. Grazie.
This is the best Italian restaurant in Cedar Rapids, we needed to move our last dinner 3 times due to schedule conflicts and they accommodated to our needs. We have eaten here 6 or 7 times and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh it is served quickly and the drinks are always on-point.
Thank you for the great review. We are glad to hear your experiences at Bari have been great. We appreciate your continued support. Grazie.
Fabulous server, Bonnie, was the best we have had in forever. She truly made our night. We started with the beets and wedge salad and French onion soup. All were very good. We had the surf and turf with full tail and the seafood linguine entree. Again, both meals were prepared great and tasted very good. The butterscotch crepe brûlée and and tiramisu were an excellent ending to an enjoyable night. We are from Illinois and found this restaurant and it was great! Will be back if we ever come through town again.
Thank you so much for the great review. We think Bonnie is pretty awesome as well. We are glad to hear your had a great experience and do hope you make it this way again. Safe travels. Grazie.
Our steak was tough and not cooked to our liking... the calamari was delicious, the seafood linguini was terrific and the service was very nice
Thank you for the 4 stars we appreciate your support and kind words. As for the steak I apologize and wish something was said while in house as we truly want to make everyone's dinner exceptional and if that means getting you a different steak or a different dish so be it. Please never hesitate to let a manager know if something is not up to par while in a restaurant. I hope I speak for all managers when saying we do want to make our guests truly happy in their dining experience. Grazie.
Fabulous as always!
Thank you Patti. It is always a pleasure when you join us at Bari. Hope to see you soon. Grazie.
Great food, great ambiance, will return again for date night.
Thank you William for the awesome review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Grazie.
Food was excellent, servers and staff were friendly and fast. Very efficient down to earth workers. Food was superb.
Thank you Nicholas for the wonderful review. We appreciate when our hard work is noticed. Thank you for the support. Grazie.
We’ve been to Bari several times and enjoy it every time! Love the consistency and the way they change up the menu every so often… Looking forward to the patio being open!
Awwww thank you Kelly. Good news. PATIO IS OPEN!!!!! Hope to see you soon. Grazie.
Our server, Lily was SO fun and took such excellent care of us ... the food was exceptional as always!
AWESOME! We love to hear this. I will pass on your kudos to her. Thank you for your patronage. Grazie.
The staff are amazingly friendly, Vanna is the best server we have had so far. We ordered the Alfredo pasta and the seafood linguine and they were both perfect. The pasta was perfectly cooked and all the seafood was cooked to perfection. A must place to dine.
Thank you! We appreciate your patronage of our locally owned restaurant. Vannah is a lot of fun isnt she.? We will pass on your kudos to her and the kitchen. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie.
Food was on point. Drinks were top notch. Waitress was on top of it. Best ambience in Cedar Rapids. Best fine dining option in Cedar Rapids for sure.
Although I enjoyed the food and cocktails and our server was exceptional, the fact that I had to wear a mask to get up from my table was ridiculous.
Great service and great food. Quantities could have been larger but great food.
Very good food and great customer service!!
We used to love Bari, but the food was not up to par last time and honestly the service was very much lacking.
We are very sorry to hear this. We are always trying to excel at all facets of the restaurant and sometimes that comes from lessons learned from a poor review. We look forward to hearing back from you on what adjustments you believe we could make in hopes this type of review doesn't happen again. Regardless, thank you for supporting a locally owned restaurant. Grazie.
Amazing food and staff. The place was very nice and staff all wore masks. One of the best meals I have had. We will be back.
Awww thank you Cortney. We are always happy to hear when a guest enjoys their eveing. Grazie.
Our server (Bonnie) was very attentive. We were provided samples of wine to make our best selection for dinner. We would definitely go back.
Bonnie is pretty awesome isnt she. We are happy to hear you had a great experience. We can't wait to see you back in Bari again soon. Grazie.
Nice atmosphere, maintains nicely socially distanced seating & masking, good variety on food and wine menus.
Thank you James for your nice review, we appreciate you taking the time. Glad to hear your visit was enjoyable. Hope to see you soon. Grazie.
This place was amazing! Great food and drink, the fire pit made our anniversary extra special. If you get a chance, ask for Savanah to be your server, she is the best in town!
Thank you Adam for your nice review and thank you for choosing Bari for your anniversary dinner. We are happy to hear your night went well. We can't wait to see you again. Grazie.
Calamari is amazing and the Gnocchi is to die for!
Awwww thanks Camron. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your selections. Hope to see you soon. Grazie.
Found Bari online when looking for late dinner during the week. Food was great, excellent service. Prices reasonable and half price bottles of wine on Thursday night. We have already recommended it to others and will definitely return when we are back in the area
Well thank you so much for giving us a try. We are happy to hear you enjoyed everything and are honored that you recommended us. Can't wait to see you again. Grazie.
Great food and ambiance, big city feel in a small town.
Thank you Ana for your very nice review. We love to hear when a guest enjoys their visit. Hope to see you again soon. Grazie.
Really enjoyed the beet dish for an appetizer - so unique and delicious with a goat cheese and pistachio combo.
Ordered the salmon dinner, carbonara dinner and a triple chocolate brownie for dessert. The dessert was topped with a chocolate cup filled with vanilla gelato and buttery cream sauce on the side.
Food was cooked perfectly. Great cocktail options.
I kind of felt like we were in a different city. Will visit again for sure.
Thank you for the great review of your experience at Bari. We appreciate you taking the time as well as for your patronage of our locally owned restaurant. Grazie.
Excellent venue, service, atmosphere. Very hip, classy restaurant. Nice vibe, great food, and windows line the front for a beautiful view of the lighted trees at night, etc. Would definitely recommend
Thank you Michael for your kind words. I will share your compliments with our bartender James. We hope to see you again soon. Grazie.
Excellent customer service. Very large menu selection.
Thank you Allen for the great review. We appreciate you and your patronage of our locally owned restaurant. Grazie.
Great food. Slow service at first but they made up for it. Drinks were amazing!!
Thank you for choosing Bari as your destination for dinner. I'm sorry for the slow start but are happy to hear that everything finished out well and that you enjoyed your dinner and drinks. Grazie.
Our food was amazing. Smaller portions. The drinks were also amazing. Service was great
Great appetizers and portions of their entrees. Atmosphere is elegant, but cozy.
Thank you Emily for your nice review and comments. We appreciate you. Grazie.
Loved the drinks and service. It was a great date night experience.
Thank you Todd. We are glad your date night went well, thank you for allowing us to be a small part of it. Grazie.
The food and atmosphere were amazing. Not to mention the service. One of my top places to visit in CR.
Bari Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (319) 200-1500.
Bari Italian is rated 4.8 stars by 140 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.