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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Lump crab meat, cream, dry sherry, chives, red pepper flakes
Scallops and Grits
Seared jumbo scallops, smoked gouda Delta Grind grits, corn crab cream sauce
Jumbo Shrimp & Grits
Smoked gouda Delta Grind grits, bacon, shallots, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, white wine
Great date night! The hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and we were not disappointed. Great food, drinks, service, and ambiance.
In my experience, one of the best interior ambiences I ever enjoyed. Calm, serene and subdued setting with low light and excellent acoustics. A piano sax duo played and set a classy tone for the evening.
Food was good, by no means exceptional but certainly worthwhile. I was not sufficiently hungry to take on an entree so tried a few starters and enjoyed them all. No espresso, that was a disappointment.
Service was very good. Brandon was thoughtful and attentive. Food came very quickly after ordering.
Great setting, great food. The upstairs outer entrance and entryway were especially cool.
Thanks to the great staff, wonderful food. Had a great night.
This will become a "must stop" on every trip to Memphis!! Food & service were both excellent.
I will most definitely be back, everything was wonderful!
One of our favorite places to eat whenever in Memphis!
Awesome time. Great service and all 3 courses were out quickly. Food was delicious!
Great service and food. Our server Brandon was the best!!
I loved ITTA BENA!! It was super nice, great vibes and music! Food was delicious and our server John was amazing!! I will definitely be back to dine again!
Really enjoyed our date night. We were seated right way with our reservation. Mood was set just right. Server was amazing so was the food and drinks!
Great service, great food, great time.
The vibe and environment was amazing. The waiter did an excellent job with accommodating us and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend to anyone.
We had the best time and had amazing service! Great experience and will be back! Food was marvelous! Thank you for a great night!
The shrimp and grits were amazing.
The bread pudding was the best I’ve ever had.
Great food! Amazing service!!!
The service was excellent. The food was delicious. The mac and cheese could’ve been a little hotter, but it was fine. The music was live and great. The ambiance was outstanding. What’s not to like?
A hidden gem! Great menu and service - Love it..
The food was excellent, we were sat next to a table of a group that was very loud. Not the restaurant’s fault but at times we couldn’t hear each other over their noise level. We will definitely be back.
Awesome, amazing, stupendous...great ambiance....if your not ready to spend $$$ better get a whopper..but for if want something extra. They got it!
We were celebrating my boyfriend’s 40th birthday. Our server was nice and attentive to our needs.
It is difficult to find the enterance. No signage. It is above BB Kings. Had Salmon and creamed spinach, plus wine. All Excellent. We were promptly seated at our reservation time.
We loved our Itta Bena evening in EVERY way! Jessica was our server and knocked it out of the park—so knowledgeable, warm, funny, kind…she was the cherry on top of great food and awesome classy vintage Memphis atmosphere. Truly special place that has proven it time and time again. Thanks Itta Bena!
Great atmosphere complemented with soft music and great service. Our server Randy, made our experience memorable and priceless. We all enjoyed ourselves
We had an amazing time! Cameron was our waiter who provided excellent service!
Food and service was great. She-crab soup was amazing. Sea bass was delicious. Nuts and berries cocktail was great! Would go back again!
Our server “Sam” was incredible!!!!! Will definitely find out if she’s working the next time we go!
We LOVE Itta Bena. It is our go to celebration place. The service is always impeccable and the food is filling and delicious!
We arrived and got seated immediately. We had a roomy booth. Our server was Stevin and he was great.
The entrance and exit is the staircase off of 2nd Street. It is steep and long. We opted for the entrance and exit through BB Kings. Still a lot of stairs but it seemed to be more manageable.
I had the New Zealand Lamb Chops and the Brussel Sprouts. My husband had the Chopped BLT salad and the Cajun Pasta. We shared the Cobbler of the Day, which happened to be apple. It is served with ice cream.
Everything we ate and drank were delicious.
When we go back, we will ask for Stevin.
As always we had a remarkable meal. Wait staff was great. Food was wonderful. When the bill was received we felt it was worth the price. That is not always the case.
I enjoyed my birthday dinner at Itta Bena. Food was was amazing, and service was incredible! Our service was nice and informative. The Saxophonist and piano man were nice and accommodating for my birthday. They placed happy birthday for my special day. I enjoyed the salmon and I got crème brûlée as a birthday dessert! Overall best birthday dinner yet!
It was my birthday dinner. I had an amazing time. Very special! Amazing staff and very courteous ❤️
One of our favorite restaurants! Excellent service and great food.
Great wait staff- maybe need little more attention to making sure food is hot before serving but all entrees were delicious
Our server was awesome - kudos to him.
There was a bit of gnat problems in the area seated - we have dined here many times this was a first of this issue!
For the menu selection a bit pricey no bread pudding?
Delicious dinner. Brandon was an excellent server!
Taste and presentation of food excellent. Large portions. Good drinks! First visit but will not be last!
Great vibe, lovely room, good food. Not overly effusive service.
Wonderful! The only thing i wish their was was live music. Food was amazing especially the scallops and grits!
Amazing service and food. She-crab soup and New Zealand lamb chops delicious! Stephen, our server, was the best. Highly recommend this fun unique restaurant!
Itta Bena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 578-3031.
Itta Bena is rated 4.8 stars by 3441 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.