Bari

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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great date spot! Booked Bari for an intimate anniversary dinner and it didn't disappoint. Definitely recommend it.

OT
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit. Loved the pasta and meatballs. Portions a little small, esp pasta. Bread before dinner a little bland and very small portions. Got there early. Already out of brussel sprouts. Wait staff very attentive.

C
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The cheese appetizer and the Pasta Carbonara are highlights. Th calamari though good could’ve used a dipping sauce in my opinion. If you like shrimp the jumbo prawn dish is good and the prawns are massive. I’ve eaten there twice and will certainly go back especially for the Carbonara.

MM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari never disappoints. It is an intimate restaurant with a lot of charm and ambiance. The food is also exquisite and the service impeccable. We don't have too many restaurants in Memphis of this caliber.

OT
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il pesce che ho mangiato, un branzino era ottimo. Buona carta dei vini.

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OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here was amazing. I recommend starting with wine, cheese, and meat tasting. After that, soups/salads and the main meal. The Meat was extremely tender, and pasta was excellent. It was worth every penny.

S
Memphis
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!

r
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and wine

AB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice environment, excellent service, great selection of cheese and high quality food, even if pastas were not great, and they really should be better in such a restaurant, especially the orecchiette pasta, which is the hallmark of Puglia cuisine in the world.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding little restaurant with attractive and open decor yet very cozy. The noise level was perfect for conversation. Our server was wonderful as was the food. The orzo crabmeat dish was outstanding especially the sauce. The snapper was perfectly cooked and we loves the citrus fennel flavors with the fish.
Sorry we did not have room for dessert.

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great cocktail. Best chocolate cake. Great service. My new favorite restaurant in town.

S
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good about this restaurant. The servers are friendly and know what they are serving. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. November is meatball month but not sure why it’s just in November. Heading back in November.

SF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! The cheese selection is out of this world. Had the fresh catch of the day & it was delicious!! I could eat here every week if I lived in Memphis!!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Bari. It was my wife birthday and waiter extremely nice, informative, and ways seemed available when we needed him. Thanks for the great evening!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Great cheese selection

n
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! Most professional service in Memphis.

KF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , excellent service and good wine. Most enjoyable evening.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this little restaurant is one of my all time favorites. very professional, yet warm friendly staff. the food is amazing. quiet ambience and just delightful.

B
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always - one of our family’s favorite places.

RP
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, as always!

S
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sardines were bitter and inedible. Service was clumsy.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious-wonderful bronzino! The server did forget my second glass of wine, but I probably didn’t need it anyway. We were two mature women who split an entree, salad and appetizer, each of us had a glass of wine, and it was just the right amount of food. If you’re younger or a man or very active, you’ll probably need your own entree. Servings are appropriate but not generous (which is perfect for some of us who no longer require (darn it!) large amounts of calories.)

ST
Memphis
159 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Bari. Super specials, wonderful cheeses, superb pasta and the service is excellent.

OT
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our dinner lasted 3 hours, the first waiting for meat & cheese plate. Restaurant was not crowded, but our server was not attentive. When entrees finally arrived, the 2 fish dishes were COLD. I have dined here several times, and was really disappointed this time.

WJ
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari is fabulous! Wonderful food, drinks, and staff. I highly recommend Bari.

TJ
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers here are fantastic and know the menu inside and out. We love trusting them to suggest wine pairings and cheeses to try.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari is one of our favorites in Memphis.

CW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We visited Bari for the first time in years. Of course, it says something positive about any restaurant which survives for years. We had forgotten the many options on the menu. Bari serves a wide variety of delicious cheeses. The wine list is expansive, and you have many suitable choices for under $40. My wife had a whole fish entrée that she enjoyed, and I had a pasta course that was very tasty. We did not leave room for dessert, but Bari had several appealing options. We will return soon.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

SF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese & wine selection are incredible. Nothing else in Memphis has a selection of Italian specialties like Bari. The food is wonderful & I always find something new to try. Mottura Primitivo & Blu 61 were a match made in heaven.

JR
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Bari is always great. They changed the Rigatoni recipe and I don't love it as much as the old but still very good.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great experience! The menu really features great seafood prepared in authentic coastal Italian way!

OT
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great dining experience!! The food is phenomenal! Great for any occasion.

AF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular and my date and I enjoyed the food and the ambiance.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for friend. What, no cake?

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for my birthday and the carbonara was AMAZING! I’ve been craving it since we left! We will absolutely be back!

BH
Memphis
23 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We have always enjoyed Bari in the past but this time it was lackluster. Service was slow and lackadaisical. Water glasses went empty and in a Tuesday night with not many customers, our meal took over 2 hours. It was beyond leisurely. The food was good as usual.

MG
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I forgot how charming Bari is. It had been a number of years since my last visit. The menu is creative (the salad with hazelnuts and grapefruit is to die for) and they have a wonderful cocktail menu and wine list. If you are a cheese lover, this is definitely the place for you. They are all imported from Italy. I’ll be back for sure much sooner than before!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed going to Bari for 12+ years. The food and service are always fantastic! It’s one of my favorite places to dine in Memphis.

DA
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had high expectations for Bari given the very favorable reviews. Overall, the experience was somewhat disappointing. The wine and salads were good, but the pasta courses were unremarkable and the vegetables were tough. I generally limit carbs, but splurge at nicer places. At Bari, two small thin slices of bread are served per person. When we requested more to go with the cheese we ordered, we were given one small slice each. The waiter said that was our limit. The meal was $230 for three people.

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