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Bari

4.9
4.9
1233 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 722-2244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Severs

  • Catering

    Call us for catering information.

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for private party information

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Severs: (901) 722-2244

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / Cooper

  • Cross street

    Madison Ave.

  • Parking details

    Parking is available behind the restaurant, on the side, or in the parking garage across the street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. CL

    CLS901

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  2. F

    Foodie

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend visiting from out of town
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Favorite spot in town. Hunter is amazing.
  4. RD

    RobertD

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  5. CL

    CLS901

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food; friendly, helpful staff. Support this local Memphis gem.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening & will definitely return!
  7. LP

    LuannPlatter

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, everything was amazing. Special shout-out to Hunter the bartender!
  8. a

    aah44

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails. Bari is always a great dining experience
  9. N

    None

    Memphis/West TN

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bari remains our favorite restaurant in Memphis. It never disappoints with the food, service and overall greatness.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Bari was amazing as usual.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  13. MD

    MichaelD

    Memphis/West TN

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great to be back at this wonderful restaurant!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  15. PM

    PhilipM

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  16. TG

    TerreG

    Nashville

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 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.
  17. C

    Cgswildcat

    Memphis/West TN

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 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.
  18. J

    Jackson

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  19. M

    Marandmax

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a long time favorite place of mine to go. Check it out!
  20. DR

    DebraR

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    COVID-19 Immunity celebration. Two weeks past second vaccine. First dinner reservations in a year.
  21. JD

    JDaniels

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Respectful of both covid and toe water boil considerations. Can’t wait to come back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 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.
  23. CR

    CarsonR

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Galentine’s
  24. ME

    MurreyE

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 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!
  25. SS

    SteveS

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. From the food to the service. One of the best restaurants in town.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, wine and service!
  27. KG

    KellyG

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great wine selection, tasty appetizers, entree was delicious, and ended with a very nice dessert. We will be returning.... in the future.
  28. G

    Georgia

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful food and great service
  30. MM

    MarkM

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are a foodie, you'll love this place. Authentic and lovely.
  31. g

    geneh

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants. The staff is spot on and serves with excellence. The food is always good and never disappoints.
  32. JH

    JayH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  34. B

    Bert

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was great. All safety prodigals were practiced and adhered to. Support Independent Restaurants
  35. TJ

    TammyJ

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  36. B

    Breen

    Memphis/West TN

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 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.
  37. JR

    JakeR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and knowledgeable service. Cocktails and wine list are great.
  38. RR

    RobR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 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 .
  40. TG

    TerreG

    Nashville

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding meal and superlative service - this remains one of our very favorite neighborhood restaurants.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Bari is rated 4.9 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / Cooper

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available behind the restaurant, on the side, or in the parking garage across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Severs

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (901) 722-2244

  • Catering

    Call us for catering information.

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for private party information

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Severs: (901) 722-2244

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