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Bar Italia

4.7
4.7
869 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Very refreshing, simple, and Casual but elegant offering Traditional Italian Fair. Located in the middle of it all on Madison between 65 and 66 streets.

Tables are available for 1 1/2 hour. Thank you

We kindly ask our guests to help us follow Metropolitan regulations regarding
COVID -19.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (917) 546-6676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Denis Franceschini

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    65th & 66th street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Italian back ground music during the day.Soft and Lounge Music during the evening.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 869 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, warm hospitality, broad menu selection… one just cannot go wrong at Bar Italia… chef Denis Franceschini makes a huge difference and makes you want to dine there every week!
  2. M

    Mariana

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place, food and service. I lo e IT!
  3. CC

    ChrisCC

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved sitting outside on such a beautiful day people watching. The food was fabulous! Every bite we had was so delicious and the service was just right.
  4. O

    Orrin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding vibe with great drinks, appetizers, and polite service.
  5. PT

    PeterT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Visit the last 10 years 2-3 times a year when im i NYC.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. Dreaming of going back!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! Will be my ‘go to’ in the city!!
  8. p

    phisherman

    New York Area

    113 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We have dined here several times. It is a very pleasant place with great friendly service. The food however is no longer special The meals are adequately sized and pleasantly presented, however the fish dishes were a bit dry and the flavor unimaginative. Good bar and wine selection. I think we have been priced out of this neighborhood too.
  9. KM

    KMCL

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Noisy environment. Food was ok. Wine was ridiculously overpriced. Service was very good.
  10. MM

    MMF2

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Felt rush in an empty restaurant
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service very prompt and good
  12. w

    wellssb

    New York Area

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As is usual for a holiday weekend, Bar Italia was terrific. Not too crowded or loud. It was a perfect evening for outside eating on 66th street. Food delicious as always. Service excellent. Full sized drinks and good pours on the wine. We will return on the next holiday.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Not salty. Very fresh. Light and delicate. Waiter was fantastic and attentive. Support servers were professional, attentive and efficient.
  14. RV

    RickV

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always our go to place when in Manhattan. Everything exceptional about the place!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super! Carpaccio e carbonara ottime! Servizio eccellente. Ci ritorneremo sicuramente
  16. LD

    LucyD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is great but the wine list too pricey for a casual neighborhood pasta bar.
  17. FC

    FabioC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in the City The food, service, environment is perfect
  18. F

    Franco

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great nite out. Food was great. My wife had Bronzino and I had. Swordfish The fish was amazing cooked perfectly. Our. Server was. Ariana . She was Amazing !! She was so polite. And Sweet.. out nite was perfect at. Bar. Italia .
  19. B

    Badgerman95

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite and never disappoints. Everything was great.
  20. M

    Max1

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Uninspired menu with rather bland dishes, including overbearing service, at an absurd price point.
  21. CP

    CarolP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    They’ve reduced the portion sizes almost ridiculously.
  22. C

    Carmenuu

    New York Area

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had going to bar Italia, since we discovery, and always is very good. Now they have a crudo menu, that is amazing, perfect dressing, perfect size, the bar it’s small but you can take a seat and grab a drink or cocktail, always excellent. Food it’s really good, most of the pastas are perfect cook, we like the calf liver also with polenta, love all salads, and ask for the bread! Wine list is really good too. Swordfish is excellent, burrata. Chef it’s always there that is very important. Is an amazing restaurant. We love it . Never complain.
  23. MG

    MikeG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Denis and the Bar Italia are amazing... Great meal!
  24. CG

    CGE44

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, terrific food and superb staff. I also lobbed the lighting and very handsome crowd.
  25. SN

    ShannonN

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I used to love this place but was disappointed recently. The restaurant was dead on a Thursday. I was upset as our hot food came out cold. The pizza came out wrong and instead of making a new one they just added the toppings and it was soggy. Worst part is no one asked us how our entrees were so we didn’t have a minute to say anything. At a place where they are requesting a minimum of 20% tip I’d expect more.
  26. l

    lynnb

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food delicious. Service very good especially out waiter Carlos.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had informed in the app and also the maitre d that it was my wife’s birthday and nothing was done. Very disappointing because i eat here once a week
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting new york
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re reading this, you must go. Solid choice, staff treats you like family, food is delicious, wine is incredible, and the ambiance is unmatched!
  30. LM

    LyerkaM

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a reliable and lovely spot. Clearly, in nice weather you want to sit outside but brace yourself for the noise and traffic on Madison Avenue. There is a lot of construction in addition to the traffic noise. For some reason the tables on the street side were not set up when I was last there. Great food and great service.
  31. MW

    MeganW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Denis is outstanding and always a pleasure to be at Bar Italia. Never disappoints. The mustard chicken is a must have.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Perfect place to celebrate a birthday!
  33. JB

    JoeB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service and Food! will definitely go back soon
  34. P

    Phil

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The atmosphere was comfortable and welcoming. The service was very gracious. A wonderful dining experience.
  35. w

    wellssb

    New York Area

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had another good meal last night, outside at Bar Italia. Perhaps because it was the Sunday of a 3 day holiday weekend we were able to get a table outside as we requested. On the negative side, the Gazpacho was too spicy for my taste and they had run out of Basil for their Pizza Margherita. But that aside the food was as good as always.
  36. R

    Robert009

    New York Area

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent Father's Day meal at Bar Italia. Food was delicious and the service was impeccable.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pricey but good
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!
  39. PN

    PatrickN

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet another 5 star esperience. Every time I'm in NYC I make sure to cut out time for Bar Italia. I have also recommended it to many friends and its always a winner!
  40. M

    Miguel

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service and the food was great. I had a great time only thing is that it’s quite expensive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bar Italia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bar Italia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 546-6676.

Bar Italia is rated 4.7 stars by 869 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 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Bar Italia

768 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street

    65th & 66th street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Denis Franceschini

  • Entertainment

    Italian back ground music during the day.Soft and Lounge Music during the evening.

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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