Italian by Night

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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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and the food was terrific. We will dine here again.

LM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first visit, but an excellent evening! It was a milestone wedding anniversary celebration, booked just a couple of hours before opening but we were seated at the perfect table and were welcomed with a little extra attention. Their primi and secondi menus are both plated to North American portions, so we opted just for a single item each but enjoyed both the penne (alfredo) with scallops and the chicken with linguine (pomodore). Desert was the creme brûlée and the tiramisu- both excellent. Recommend the blueberry tea as a digestif - it was a pleasant surprise! Service was prompt and attentive.

Only comment was that folks have a good time, so there were the occasional punctuations of a big laugh in the full house - and we wondered where the music was coming from toward the end of the evening. Nothing more than a little distracting.

MW
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was scrumptious, the staff was attentive, and the setting was warm and inviting. Our waitress was helpful when asked for input and she really seemed to know the menu and food well. Drinks were excellent also. I would highly recommend the pavlova dessert! We will definitely seek this place out again next time we are in Saint John!

SV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Had lasagne. It was terrible. Not hot. Much too hard around the edges . Top layer of cheese was unappetizing. Quote sure it was thrown in the microwave before serving. At least that's what it taste like.

KG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just moved here from Toronto and have been looking for good italian food. This is the best place we have ever eaten at. The food and service is amazing.

S
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, nice waitress and hip atmosphere. However I didn’t give 5 Stars because there was only one piece of bread with our burrata. She offered to bring another but forgot. She then offered me a free beer so made up for her mistake. Would totally recommend!

RD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly servers every time we have visited ,our fifth meal there

MC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance of this place with the loft look of exposed brick, open ceiling and large windows. I also like the open kitchen concept. Danielle, our server, was most gracious and charming and very attentive. My dirty vodka martini was perfect. We shared the mussels and a veggie pizza as appetizers. Both were yummy but I like my pizza a bit crustier so another few minutes in the oven would have done the trick. We also ordered the Scoglio as our main course....all seafood was perfectly cooked but the homemade pasta was a bit over done. Fresh pasta only needs a minute and should have been added at the very last moment. We were too full for dessert but I would loved to have tried the Pavlova.

F
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My mouth was watering as I read the menu on line...my craving for fresh made gnocchi was definitely satisfied. It was so fresh, hot, plentiful and delicious!! Can’t wait to try something else

SB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal again! Danielle is a great waitress!

BM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a special occasion and everyone from our amazing server Daniel to the kitchen staff made this evening truly memorable.

From the first bite of the appetizers to the last spoonful of the desert, the food was delicious.

Thank you to all the front and back of the house staff.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the door it was a wonderful experience! The service, food and ambiance were an excellent start to our evening. We will most definitely be back!

AS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service we will definitely be back!

JG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whole experience was excellent!!! I have never had a bad one and will go there again.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Food was fair. There were pieces of broken shell throughout my husbands pasta dish. We had the same meal, mine was fine but his was full of small pieces of broken shell.

JV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. We loved the atmosphere but the food was especially good. We were in Italy last year and this is the closest we have found since.
Highly recommend

GD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

George, our service provider, was great. Service was prompt -- we were three 'tweens, and one adult, so not the easiest group to serve. The dinner was excellent, and George was really good with the kids.

UC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Requested window table 2 weeks in advance wasn't given, but Assistant GM made it right. Food was imaginative, and portions appropriate. Server was excellent.

p
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

We don’t get to the uptown often but when we do it’s for something special. We chose IBN for a friend’s birthday. Four of the eight of us ordered a seafood pasta kind of dish. We waited awhile for our meal which was odd because the appetizers were very quick. The scallops were so over salted and I believe it was like a rock salt because at first I thought the crunch was sand. I felt my meal was ruined. No one wanted to say anything however I did pull the server aside to tell her. She said she’d tell the kitchen and i’m Sure she did but I would have expected a little something taken off the bill. Or at the very least a free dessert for the birthday girl. Had we not waited so long for our dinner I would have sent it back immediately.

AH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious and our server was very helpful since we were very indecisive! Also, our food came about 5 minutes after we ordered our appetizers! Thank you for yet another amazing night out!

SS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience! I had the Scoglio which was loaded with fresh shell fish and a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc.
Would highly recommend this restaurant for small or large gatherings.

JF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and a wonderful waitress - she was very helpful, lots of personality and made our evening even better. Food was delicious and wine was also very good. If it were in my hometown, I’d go there regularly!

JM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, our waitress was really smily and nice. Our meals were absolutely delicious.

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the best, if not the best, restaurants in Saint John. It combines great food with great ambience and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter’s birthday. We had a lovely dining experience. Her Prosecco was complimentary. She said her dessert was the best creme brûlée she had ever tasted. All of our dishes were absolute perfection. The staff were wonderful and our server was delightful!
A great evening-thank you!!!

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was delicious.

CL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal from greeting to appetizer to dessert delivered to our table by the pastry chef! IbN never disappoints!!

R
Gloucestershire
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Unexpected treasure. Food was as inspired and well prepared as any in NYC or Toronto. We had a wonderful meal and waiter was tops.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When Hurricane Dorian thwarted our original Anniversary plans, we made a mid-week dining reservation here to make up for it a few days later. We were given a table by the window and offered a complimentary glass of Prosecco each in acknowledgment of our special occasion. The service was prompt and courteous and the food was excellent. We hope that one day we will see a return of the bruschetta 3-ways on the menu, as well as the hot chocolate “beverage” that was like having the warm dark chocolate centre of a lava cake—so decadent! Please bring it back!

JT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IBN never disappoints! Has become a go to for dinner in Uptown Saint John.
Will continue to recommend IBN!

T
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Table was ready when we got there so we were seated right away. It took a long time for someone to come and take our drink orders. Then there was about a twenty minute wait until we got our drinks. We then ordered our meals. It took about an hour for us to get our meals. By the time we got food it was about 8:20. We were all starving. While we waiting for our food, our server came by one time to see if we needed refills. Again, it took a very long time for us to receive our drinks. It seemed like we spent most of the evening waiting!

AD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I loved everything about Italian by Night with the exception of my main course of veal being overcooked - the result was a delicious sauce and breading over less-than-tender veal. The pastas at this restaurant are exquisite and the over-all experience was very memorable. The Chef came out to see her guests continuously throughout the evening and we had a chance to tell her about the veal dish. Unfortunately, we were not compensated for this situation as we were perhaps too nice about it.
We would recommend this restaurant but cannot give it five stars.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always! Thank you all!
Olia and Eugene

SH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meals and excellent service. My wife especially enjoyed her seafood dish.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like it

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and knowledgeable wait staff. DANIELLE was very pleasant and suggested various menu items

SW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Italian by Night was wonderful. The food was amazing and our waiter was pleasant, funny and very efficient. Our new favourite restaurant!

N
Atlantic Canada
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice evening. Pork was dry and small and had a stuffing that was disagreeable to me. The shareable appetizer board was the highlight. Although the hostess knew and mentioned we were celebrating a special birthday, the waitress made no mention. Disappointed

CA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Our server was helpful and friendly. Very comfortable place. A great way to spend a special night. A bit more expensive than other restaurants but well worth it!

t
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Gnocchi were overcooked
Mozzarella cheese poor quality
pressured for time

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