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Bar Italia Ristorante, St. Louis, MO

Bar Italia Ristorante

4.6
4.6
942 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
For authentic Italian cuisine come join us at Bar Italia Ristorante! Join us in the heart of the Central West End, but feel like you're in Italy! We serve upscale Italian unlike anything else you've had in Saint Louis. We promise a dining experience you're sure to remember! Parties over 6 guests will receive one check so we can make sure your party receives exceptional service as well as our other guests. Incomplete parties will not be seated until the ENTIRE party arrives.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 361-7010
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We will bring Bar Italia to you for in home or at work lunches and dinners for parties of 15 or more
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate up to 150 guests different packages are available.
  • Private party contact
    Lassaad Jeliti: (314) 494-7721
  • Neighborhood
    Central West End
  • Cross street
    Euclid Avenue
  • Parking details
    Off street parking garage available within a hundred yards.
  • Public transit
    Close to the metro link Central west end station.<br />Bus stop near by.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 942 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown

    Healthy

  • Downtown

    Neighborhood gem

  • Downtown

    Great for outdoor dining

942 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and delicious food. Would definitely recommend.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The prices on OpenTable are about 60% lower than the actual menu, which was a huge bummer. Service felt rushed and chaotic. Delicious chicken dishes.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service. Exceptional food and beverage! Great ambiance! I am going to always recommend this restaurant! Yummmmm!

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  4. TMK63

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service top notch, comfortable atmosphere

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  5. anon

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is quite the local gem! Fresh pasta, not too saucy yet flavorful. Fantastic service! Quiet enough for the romatics, cozy for others and yet simply fancy. Great cocktails!! Go here all the time!!

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  6. MichaelB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience was able to have an awesome meal and visit with a friend along with some great cocktails at the bar. A definite return to restaurant.

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  7. anemone

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been going to Bar Italia for decades, and have never had a bad meal. Their food is always delicious, and my only dilemma is whether to get the Pollo Agrodolce again, or try something different. Last night there were five of us, so I got to taste several entrees - all great.

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  8. KenB

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, excellent food and ambience. Our waiter was professional, and very efficient. The selection of dishes was unique, and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! Cute quiet and inviting. Good service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Italia always delivers—consistent quality, lovely, presentation, knowledgeable and good service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of three looking for a restaurant near the New Cathedral where we had attended a Christmas concert. A Google search brought up Bar Italia, about a 1-minute drive from where we had parked for the event. Our service was outstanding as was the food, which arrived quickly. We were really impressed with this lovely restaurant!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience. It was my wedding night and they did everything possible to make sure we had the best time. The food was absolutely incredible and the drinks were bought for us as a celebratory gift. I could not be any more pleased- if and when we are in St. Louis again, we will be dining at Bar Italia Ristorante!

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  13. Jpkg92577

    Mississippi

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. We had the steak medallions and the lamb shank. Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

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  14. MLynnL

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit and will not be our last. We thoroughly enjoyed every course from the beef carpaccio, the house salad, the tenderloin prepared to absolute medium-rare perfection, and the chocolate cake (to share) for dessert. All enjoyed while sharing a bottle of Grenache with my hubs. Our server was the perfect blend of helpful and fun without being intrusive in any way. A pro!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One by of my favorite restaurants in CWE. Good price. Good food. Good service. Never need to wait too long for a table. Gorgeous outdoor patio.

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  16. damp

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really appreciated the attentive service. The food was delicious, as always.

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  17. BrianH

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant and bathrooms need to be updated. Service and food was good.

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  18. JulieB

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere was great. There’s an indoor which smells heavenly, and there’s an outdoor with all the hanging lights. There’s a little street noise outdoors, but in general, it was very pleasant. The food was different, and some of the dishes were quite interesting. I don’t think the staff was firing on all cylinders. We had to request the bread. Then we had to request olive oil or butter to go with the bread. we requested a straw and they brought one then had to go back to get others. We had to request refills for the waters and T’. We had numerous people checking on us. The food was served in a timely matter. It was supposed to be a celebration as I indicated on OpenTable, and nobody even acknowledged the celebration. so the experience was a nice night out, but it did not exceed expectations and I’m not sure they met expectations for being the 97 restaurant out of 1000+ in St. Louis. It is located downtown area with a great outdoor atmosphere and is walking distance from where we stay. We will go back to try again since the food was good, and the bread was fresh.

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  19. sherir

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Our server was very helpful in pointing out some of her favorites. Everything was delicious! Only complaint was their espresso machine was broken so no coffee

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  20. Ucityman

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent but overpriced food and drink. Won't be back anytime soon.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding waitress set the tone for the evening. Three dinners were well presented and delicious. Two desserts were taken home thus extending the quality of the evening. 

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicest patio in St Louis! Underrated and best Italian menu in the Central West End.

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  23. DebF

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been coming here for many years and the last several years we have seen a decline overall. Slow service and not friendly or accommodating hostess. Doubtful we will ever return. Must be different owners or management.

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  24. Highlander1

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is always good- esp if you order a red sauce - they honestly can’t be beat. Service is good but know you will take time over your meal.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here, even tho we’ve been in the area many times. We sat on the patio and it was delightful! Service was superb and the food was outstanding! My only criticism would be that our entrees came out before we had finished our first course, so we felt a little rushed. Would definitely return especially during nice weather but you do need a reservation during peak times.

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  26. OnTheRoadFoodies

    St. Louis

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We've been going to Bar Italia for many years. This visit was disappointing. Someone's not taking 'care' of what's being cooked and served. I would still recommend Bar Italia - in hopes that they come back up to where they use to be.

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  27. IanR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely dinner in the courtyard on our first day in St. Louis. Highly recommend.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor quality tables, not great service, expensive food compared to the quality.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been there several times in years past but something has changed. We had a few drinks. Mine was good my husbands’s was incorrect. We got an appetizer and it was very disappointing. My husband’s dinner was good mine however was just ok. Our server was not friendly board line rude. All in all we were disappointed.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were looking for a great place to stop for dinner as we were driving through St. Louis. Thought we’d look for good Italian that had an outdoor patio. Building and patio is run down. Outdoor seating area had the smell of garbage or a dead animal. Service and food were average. We were the only diners in the whole restaurant, which I did not expect with 4+ star reviews on open table.

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  31. JonasV

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambience. Food is very good. Service is beyond expectations every time we go. Storming outside this time and staff offered their umbrellas to us. Amazing. Date night. Take your parents. Take your friends. Take your couple friends. Take your family. Excellent choice for any occasion.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was very “mid”. The waiter was pretty subpar. He said maybe two words to us, didn’t go over the specials like we heard the other waiter give to the other table, gave us bread then came back ten minutes later to give us dipping oil after we already ate the bread 🤣, and just overall didn’t seem interested in working there. The food was ok. The goat cheese plate was promising and the best thing we had there. The two pasta entrees were pretty average and forgettable. For 86 bucks, we felt like we didn’t get much value and it probably could’ve been used toward a better meal elsewhere.

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  33. DavidA

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time at Bar Italia. Food was excellent, service was terrific and the patio is one of the best in town. Highly recommend this place for a great meal and experience.

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  34. Britt

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed with my birthday dinner experience. Our server could not have been less thrilled to have been working that evening. At one point, when asking him to give more details regarding the pesto pasta special that evening, he shrugged and mumbled "I don't know, so people just really like pesto. We received one drink the entire evening and that was made incorrectly. This is not the server's fault but when asked if it could be remade or if we could get a little more olive juice for the extra dirty martini that was completely clear (meaning no olive juice in it), he charged $4 extra dollars for the extra juice. The food was okay but very overpriced for what you get. Also, not having a great dining experience made the dinner even less enjoyable. Our server also followed up with, "I guess no desert" and handed us the check. He didn't even ask, he just wanted to turn his table over, although we had only been there for 50 minutes.

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  35. JonasV

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. We were lucky enough to get our table out on the patio and enjoy the lovely weather! Definitely recommend for date nights or for nice dinners with the parents. We will be going back!

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  36. PeggyG

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love that patio. Have been going there for decades. Food and service excellent last night. And, Mother Nature cooperated with no rain.

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  37. ErinD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food didn’t feel worth the price. Cute patio, but you could do better

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  38. BeeO

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful meal on a beautiful patio! All of the food was wonderful, and the ambiance is fantastic.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience! From ambience to the food we couldn’t have asked for a better evening. Juan, our server, was a delight, attentive and entertaining. The absolute BEST espresso martini! We were greeted but the hostess and advised that they were short staff that evening and wait times might be excessive however, we didn’t feel we had any wait at all! Definitely will be back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta is not made there, the food was bland overall. Atmosphere was wonderful outside on patio.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bar Italia Ristorante using the Order Online button. Bar Italia Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 361-7010.

Bar Italia Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 942 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar Italia Ristorante

13 Maryland plaza, St. Louis, MO 63108

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Euclid Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Central West End
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Off street parking garage available within a hundred yards.
  • Public transit
    Close to the metro link Central west end station.Bus stop near by.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (314) 361-7010
  • Catering
    We will bring Bar Italia to you for in home or at work lunches and dinners for parties of 15 or more
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate up to 150 guests different packages are available.
  • Private party contact
    Lassaad Jeliti: (314) 494-7721
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