Bari

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1093 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Bari Ristorante Enoteca is the city's only Southeastern Italian restaurant and wine bar. Creating the regional cuisine of his family, Chef Jason Severs' renditions of antipasto, salads, meats and seafood, over 20 Italian cheeses, plus homemade pasta, bread, and desserts, give diners a true taste of this Italian Region. Whether you order a multi-course meal like they do in Italy, or only one or two dishes, you will love the simplicity and freshness of Bari's food and excellent Italian wines. The Enoteca is open an hour before and after the dining room, offering and extensive all-Italian wine list.
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EB
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious and Brandon was great.

Thanks!

Brandon Edwards

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c
Memphis
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were introducing newcomers to Memphis to fine dining in Memphis.

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c
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and awesome food!

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TJ
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Cara helped us select cheese and wine and it was fantastic.

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r
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Each dish was expertly prepared. Service was informative, helpful and charmingly courteous. Our table request was scrupulously filled, and the experience was a fine combination of excellent food and ambiance both relaxed and lively.

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Really disappointed. Prawns had a slimy green sauce on them. The intent is some type of pesto. Super slimy like okra. Weird. Carbonara average at best. Mussels tasted like they had sat in dirty seafood. Not traditional Italian any longer. They have lost their focus. Borderline gross

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MF
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A memphis favorite.
Always good Grilled salad has wonderful flavor

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S
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Ok Italian place for a date. There are better options out there though.

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c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We hadn't been to Bari in a long time, and had repeatedly heard how good it was. we decided to go last Friday June 7th with a couple of very good friends. Th evening was beyond expectations First, we could talk (in other nice places like River Oaks in East Memphis it's impossible to hear a word in conversation and you simply have to do one thing, eat). The food was super. I had the best spaghetti a la carbonara, I've ever eaten, and I have been to Italy several times. Just made, and it was cooked to perfection. I can't wait to go back. Then I had the bistecca accompanied by an excellent Chardonnay wine from the Puglia region in Italy. The rest in our group had sardines, salads and zuppa. The service was first class and the prices very reasonable for the quality offered. How enjoyable it is to have a good experience when eating out (we made reservations ahead of time), and not to wait in line for ever, can't talk with your friends, eat so/so and pay a fat bill. Bravo, Bari!!

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n
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and setting. Loved the Prosecco Week Specials. I enjoy everything about this place.

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MC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific and the waitress was attentive without hovering, had wonderful suggestions and paced our food perfectly.

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect location for a celebration with a small group of friends. We shared cheeses, pastas, small plates and sides and everyone ordered their own entree. Great wine selection. Overall nice dinner experience.

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OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Bari is one of the best meals to be had in Memphis. Spectacular food and service. Both my wife and I are from the coasts and Bari ranks with any ‘proper’ Italian restaurants from either side of the country.

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B
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. My wife was very happy with me for surprising her with a dinner at Bari.

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NK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my favorite special night out is always bari! the staff is knowledgable and make you feel like you are their only table.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is quite literally the best meal I have had in my entire life. You absolutely need to order the mussels. Absolutely outstanding meal from start to finish

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bari was amazing as always.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Bari was fantastic. Rebecca waited on us, and she was super sweet and helpful with explaining the menu and drinks to us. Red snapper was delicious. My husband ordered cod, and that was a little chewy to my taste. Had a really good time here.

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MP
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal--the first time for both of us--at Bari this weekend. The pre-dinner drinks in the bar upstairs were so well crafted--and the entire experience upstairs was over the top. Then came dinner time. The staff was helpful but not obtrusive. The food (scallops, yellowfin tuna) was superb. Also, The olive oil for dipping (something I wouldn't ordinarily notice unless it was bad) was the best I have tasted--ever. It was a fabulous meal for both of us, and we intend to go back. Thank you, Bari!

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J
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Been around a while...food not up to where it used to be. Recommend going upstairs for cocktail and simply getting platter of salumi and cheese

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CN
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful food, but very stingy with the bread...it was already cut into small pieces and only handed out 2 per request, even with dipping oils and 2 cheese plates, stating they had several large parties and needed to be careful how much they served per person. Bizarre. Did not accommodate any simple substitutions.

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time for me and my date to go to Bari. It was a weekday which was just perfect so we could enjoy a quiet dinner and conversation. Everything was very good...we will be back.

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WF
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been dining at Bari since they opened and have always enjoyed the food and ambience.

Still long for the fritters made with eggplant rather than zucchini.

I had the octopus appetizer. Found it tasty but rather rubbery, but of course that is octopus. I haven't eaten octopus since about 1972.

All three main courses were delicious as were the desserts.

Service and ambience were what we like. Not too much noise and non-intrusive music. Perhaps some jazz, light classical or classic vocals. Please - no radio stations with DJs, rap, punk. Trust you will never have this.

Prices getting to the high end but worth it as of May 2019.

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J
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the intimate environment of this restaurant. Excellent knowledgeable staff on the wines and the menu. We were not disappointed!

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bari is one of my favorite restaurants in Memphis. Authentic Italian meats and cheeses as well as cuisine and wonderful cocktails and Italian wine list. The atmosphere is cozy and you will not be disappointed!

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FH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding food and service. Quiet atmosphere; delightful experience. Highest possible recommendation.

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ST
Memphis
156 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food here. Service is excellent. All of the pastas and salads are great and the scallops are very good too. One of our go to places

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M
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful selections in all sections of the menu. The wine list is great and the waiters are helpful with choices. The bartender is terrific; he is competent even when very busy and has great suggestions based on people's tastes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Nice knowledgeable service. Incredible cheese and wine selection.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service with a very knowledgeable staff!

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BL
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I was not impressed. In my opinion, you’re not allowed to be that snooty unless you’re serving damn good food and getting excellent service. Dropped $100 and didn’t even get an entree, pasta, or dessert. Nice selection of cheeses. Poor reception, rushed service. Have to order everything at once and felt rushed by the server. Won’t be going back

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MV
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place and atmosphere. True Italian ingredients and food

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s
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent, in particular the mussels and pasta. Portions on the dessert were very large and we wished they had told us that so that we could have shared. Service was a bit weird. They did not remove plates and glasses when we were finished them so they just accumulated on the table. Beer selection was minimal.

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious and it’s not a loud restaurant at all. You can enjoy your dinner and most hear your conversation.

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SR
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent as was service. Felt like I was truly in Italy! Chees servimg too skimpy

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ST
Memphis
156 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding meal at Bari. From the specials to the menu items - top notch all the way. Outstanding service too!

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NB
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. Especially the ribeye and tuna app. Great wine selection. Service was amazing. The raspberry tart was a little too hearty and rich but the chocolate cake with toasted coconut was to die for.

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OT
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere.

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N
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great wines & great service.

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