Italian by Night

4.7
1345 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian

Italian by Night is an urban Italian restaurant and bar with a cuisine focused on combining imported Italian ingredients with local seasonal ingredients. We use old world techniques in a modern kitchen.
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4.8
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4.8
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Jose
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food ! Great place in Saint John

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JocelynP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

What an ideal spot for a night out. Parents looking for date night -- this is it! Reconnect in a beautiful ambience and experience delicious food you never seem to have time to make for yourself throughout all the chaos in your life. So very good, each and every time. Never disappoints!

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Skipperw79
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. One our best evenings out

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Rachjg
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was very cold, friendly attentive staff, food was delicious, steak was great.
It would be nice to have an option of smaller portions for children.
Chocolate torte was very sweet for a dark chocolate desert.

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DianaA
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a beautiful night. Great food, lovely setting, great service. Never disappoints

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JanetT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and excellent service. We had a great night.

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TiffB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I went to Italian by Night with my fiancé for a dinner out. The service was quite slow which meant we didn’t haven enough time to order dessert as there was another reservation after ours. The food was good but we were disappointed in the slow service.

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JeremyD
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time eating at Italian by Night and will definitely be returning.
The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the ambiance was great.
It is a bit more expensive than most other restaurants in the city, but you get what you pay for and it was worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The environment is good. The lamb is delicious.I think I will try it next time.

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DavidI
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Very tasty. Excellent service. Pleasant ambience

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RozM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Our server couldn’t have been better. Lovely meal and great service.

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Davedon
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was well prepared, described well by the waitress and was authentically Italian, a real taste treat and an enjoyable night out for our anniversary dinner. Highly recommend Italian by Night!!

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DebbieP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb and the service is excellent! Will definitely go again when back in Saint John!

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DianeN
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was above and beyond, the beef tenderloin was perfection and the Scallops and Shrimp were large and cooked (flavored) to perfection also. Extremely satisfied with everything.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! It was my father's 80th birthday supper and he was treated to a complimentary glass of bubbly. Service was on point. Friendly and helpful along with checking to ensure all was well.

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HeatherF
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were spread out so we felt safe. The food was excellent. We booked our reservation online and that was an easy process. Our waitress was excellent....friendly and attentive but not too attentive.

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food was delicious. The meal was late/slow being delivered... 1 1/2 hours from placement of order. The staff were concerned that it was tight for us to order dessert as another party would be along for our table. This was not to discredit the servers, who are under pressure to accommodate reservations. The long wait for dinner would have been more enjoyable if we could have conversed easier but the noise made conversation across the table difficult. Not the best venue for our party as we were seniors, some with hearing and speaking problems. I would recommend it for younger couples.

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BrianJ
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend
Nestled in the Heart of Uptown Saint John
Beautifully decorated with amazing ambiance
Food was delicious, very fresh, served hot
Bathrooms were extremely clean
Service was very friendly but very professional

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 8 to celebrating a retirement an awesome experience!!!

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Rosartsky
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress completely unobtrusively kept our wine glasses filled. Excellent service.

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Kary
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing. The place was packed and our table of 4 never noticed a delay. Food came quickly and was delicious.

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TheRFamily
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and special moments here for over a year and we have literally never had a bad experience. In fact, every single time we have dined here it has been memorable and wonderful. The ambiance, the food, the wine selections and especially the staff.

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SuzanneR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love LeeAnne, hope I’ve spelled her name correctly. Lovely meal, fantastic service!!

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

First time back since having a poor experience 3 years ago with an incredibly ignorant wait staff. An underwhelming experience with subpar food given the price.

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Jjbean
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were at a large table, and had trouble hearing each other over the noise. Otherwise, it was a great evening, great food, excellent service.

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PaulV
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. We're from out-of-town, but while in Saint John we always eat at IbN. We would recommend this fine dining restaurant to anyone seeking the most delicious Italian cuisine.

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MartinC
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very consistent with great food excellent friendly service and cool ambience!

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JaidanA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would for sure recommend there food is so delicious, service is amazing, over all great experience!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent evening at Italian by Night. Our waiter Michael took exceptional care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The first time visiting Saint John and I decided to try Italian By Night. The restaurant was extremely busy to the point that when I arrived 10min before my reservation time, their waiting area was full, so I was told to wait outside until the exact time of my reservation. The atmosphere was pretty loud, certainly much louder than I anticipated.

The server was terrific and super friendly. I started with bruschetta and the carpaccio first as appetizers; the bruschetta was mediocre, I’ve had better, but the carpaccio was delicious. I would recommend it.

I didn’t want their Scollop Carbonara, so I asked if they could make it a regular bacon Carbonara, and the server said that wasn’t a problem. Again, the pasta was nothing special, it was like regular pasta anywhere else, but it was still good. It was served very hot and fresh, which was great.

As for the dessert menu, I ordered four because I wasn’t sure when I would be revisiting Saint John and wanted to try as many as possible. The dessert was probably the best part of the meal. The Pavlova was nothing special, but the apple and caramel were yummy! However, the Torta, which is the rich dark chocolate torte with raspberry coulis and whipped cream, and the Crème Brûlée were both the best by far and fantastic!

My least favorite dessert was the Tiramisu.

Overall, Italian By Night is nice and fancy for Saint John because there is nothing here, but if this restaurant was in Toronto or any other major city, it would be a regular restaurant with a few great dishes.

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Dodeewong
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good service , great food and the portions were surprisingly large

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JillG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. The food, the wine, the service. Our waiter Michael was amazing and was always right there if we needed something

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GhislaineL
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Really appreciated the Prosecco glass on the house for our anniversary. Thanks a million! ☺️

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KimberleyV
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and so was the service but the price is too much considering the portion. I feel that when you go to a Italian restaurant you should at least get a roll with your meal.
My husband got the chicken parmigiana and I got Alfredo..24$ for a bowl of Alfredo seems steep to me.

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AmatB2
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service as always. A sure bet!!

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GeraldW
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a delicious meal with fine service. The atmosphere was relaxing. We felt very safe during these pandemic times.

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MelM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first date night out since having our child, and it was a wonderful experience. We’ve been here several times but our first time being served by Abby who was above and beyond! Thank you for making it special!

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bruces
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great !! The service was excellent

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Dodie
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality. Very good menu selections. Our waitress ,Dorthy, was so friendly and upbeat. She helped us with our food and wine choices which were perfect. We highly recommend your restaurant and look forward to going back.

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DenisP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Calamari was very chewy. Seafood pasta dish was not in white wine sauce but in a broth. Wine was good. In my opinion over priced for what we ate.

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Italian by Night is rated 4.7 stars by 1345 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.

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