Bari

4.6
1117 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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Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, as always!

S
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sardines were bitter and inedible. Service was clumsy.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
157 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TJ
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bari is one of our favorites in Memphis.

CW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!

SF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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

OT
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for friend. What, no cake?

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan cauliflower and red bell pepper soup, arugula salad with lots of peppery greens and pecorino and a terrific little filet with the BEST roasted potatoes! Nice and quiet on a Sunday!

T
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat - top rate food, top rate alcohol, top rate service!

EB
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious and Brandon was great.

Thanks!

Brandon Edwards

c
Memphis
28 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Anniversary

c
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and awesome food!

TJ
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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.

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

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

A memphis favorite.
Always good Grilled salad has wonderful flavor

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.

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!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Absolutely incredible!

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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