Permanently Closed - Bari

4.9
1233 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1233 people are sayingWrite a review
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CLS901
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Memphis gem and local favorite. Incredibly crafted food by a talented chef. True Italian cuisine and wine list. Don’t miss this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Favorite spot in town. Hunter is amazing.

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RobertD
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari was was wonderful as always! This is actually the first time I've been since the start of the pandemic, and oh how I've missed it! The food, of course, was delicious. There's so many good options, but the orecchiette stands out as one of my reliable favorites. The cocktail list, like the menu, changes from time to time, but is always quality. I had "The Old Sour" and it was very good. Hunter took care of us at the bar and the service was great!

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CLS901
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; friendly, helpful staff. Support this local Memphis gem.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening & will definitely return!

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LuannPlatter
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, everything was amazing. Special shout-out to Hunter the bartender!

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vipaah44
Memphis/West TN
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails. Bari is always a great dining experience

JM
vipJoyceM
Memphis/West TN
25 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari remains our favorite restaurant in Memphis. It never disappoints with the food, service and overall greatness.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Bari was amazing as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari is a fantastic Italian fine dining experience with an excellent bar program and wine list! Go there as soon as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a well-traveled friend here, and he raved that it was some of the best Italian food he had eaten, including meals he had enjoyed in Italy!

MD
MichaelD
Memphis/West TN
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back at this wonderful restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Brandon was wonderful server. Food, drinks, cheese/charcuterie board were all impeccable . Always love a night at bari.

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PhilipM
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari is the best, only authentically Italian, restaurant in Memphis. If you’re looking for a dining experience like the one you had on vacation in Italy, Bari is the only place in a couple of hundred miles to get it.

TG
vipTerreG
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special occasion meal and one of the best we have ever had at Bari. The food is always excellent here but tonight’s meal was extra special. We started with the soup special which was a roasted red pepper broth based soup - it was delicious. We both had the fish special which was black bass with a garlic pesto sauce and fried shallots - it was a spectacular preparation. We shared lemon mascarpone cheesecake for dessert. We were very comfortable with the restaurant’s safety measures and social distancing. Treat yourself to Bari - it’s a local gem.

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vipCgswildcat
Memphis/West TN
38 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari has been one of our favorites for years. Their pasta is made on site and the staff know how to attain the perfect al dente texture for the dishes. Entrees are always excellent, particularly the seafood. Atmosphere is good for dates and small groups looking for a fun evening.

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Jackson
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Marandmax
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a long time favorite place of mine to go. Check it out!

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vipDebraR
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID-19 Immunity celebration. Two weeks past second vaccine. First dinner reservations in a year.

JD
JDaniels
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Respectful of both covid and toe water boil considerations. Can’t wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Bari. Bobby, our server was friendly and provided great service. They have an amazing build your own charcuterie option! The handmade pasta is delicious and the portions are perfect. Definitely recommend for a good Italian dinner.

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CarsonR
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Galentine’s

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MurreyE
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! You cannot go wrong when you eat here. The menu is unbelievable. I actually asked about a dish I had a while back but it was not on the menu. Jason was willing to make it for me anyway! Service is impeccable!

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vipSteveS
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. From the food to the service. One of the best restaurants in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service!

KG
KellyG
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great wine selection, tasty appetizers, entree was delicious, and ended with a very nice dessert. We will be returning.... in the future.

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Georgia
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love Bari! The service is exceptional and the food is always tasty. The bartender is passionate about craft cocktails and happy to discuss niche liquors - he came out to our table to talk limoncello and even recommended where to buy it. Great spot for a special night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful food and great service

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vipMarkM
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are a foodie, you'll love this place. Authentic and lovely.

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vipgeneh
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The staff is spot on and serves with excellence. The food is always good and never disappoints.

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JayH
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Would have liked out waiter to be more engaged with us and the explanation of the menu. The food was good and a different take on Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Bert
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was great. All safety prodigals were practiced and adhered to. Support Independent Restaurants

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vipTammyJ
Memphis/West TN
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. It was our first time venturing out to eat in 8 months. Bekah took excellent care of us and the restaurant has gone above and beyond to keep everyone safe. We will definitely go back soon.

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Breen
Memphis/West TN
40 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 31st wedding anniversary celebration at Bari exceeded our already-high expectations. The food was creatively planned and executed beautifully, the wines were extraordinary, and the service was both warm and exceptional. This remains among the very best restaurants in the southeastern United States, and it is wonderful to see them continuing to safely deliver a wonderful experience in the middle of a pandemic.

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JakeR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and knowledgeable service. Cocktails and wine list are great.

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RobR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bari is always a good bet for a date night or any evening you want to make special. Food is always fresh, menu is always creative and the service is always good. Bartender may be the most underrated in Memphis, as the cocktails are a delight. Bari is a little treasure that should be more popular, but I’m glad having it to myself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bari is our favorite restaurant . The food is so fabulous and so unique.
The oysters are divine and we had the tomato soup with a poached egg on top. It was so wonderful.
We love the feel of the restaurant and they uphold all the Covid regulations to ensure a grand night out on the town .
Thank you for creating such a special spot .

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vipTerreG
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal and superlative service - this remains one of our very favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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NOLA504
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and Service were excellent in a quiet cozy atmosphere . Appetizers and salads were good. We shared the Olive Misto, Fried Eggplant,
and mussels. Casa and Romaine salads.
Entrees we ordered were Roasted grouper, Grilled strip loin, and a Crabmeat pasta dish with tomato’s.
All were delicious! Deserts good too.
Definitely worth dining at Bari.

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Bari offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 722-2244.

Permanently Closed - Bari is rated 4.9 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

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