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Bar Italia

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

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 682 people are saying
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4.7
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vipSusanW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Each and every Bar Italia individual was exceptionally gracious!

The pappardelle is a MUST.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The outdoor dining set up was well-heated with dividers and lots of comfortable space for the tables. The food was delicious, as were the cocktails. So glad we finally tried! Will definitely go back!

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vipNancyG
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time
as I love their sister restaurant, La Goulue! I was not disappointed. My boyfriend said the pasta was the best he ever had. The service was very accommodating and I had a wonderful conversation with Hassan after the meal and learned that we share much in common!

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vipNicky
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite eating outdoors in chilly weather it was fun and delicious. Service great and manager very solicitous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

First of all when I entered the restaurant they claimed that I do not have a reservation and even further claimed that they do no accept any reservations on open table. They also claimed to my friend that they do not have a reservation under my name. Finally we solved the reservation problem and I got seated outside. While dealing with that gentleman’s mask was off and I did not say anything but I realize now that there was no point to be nice. When I told to the host or captain in a suit if he will turn on the heater the response was “one thing at a time” with a clearly bossy attitude that he needs to bring glasses, water etc to set up the table. I do not know who gives the employees to be rude to the patrons but it was definitely not polite. When I was seated I was told that we need to leave at 10pm and we all know that that is a mandate by the city. However, the way we were almost kicked out was also the rudest you can see. All these attitude were from the gentlemen in suits not from the nice uniformed servers. Also the gentlemen in suits should be trained about how to wear a mask properly. The restaurant clearly needs to be reminded that they are open to serve to its customers. Not be to be rude or to lie to them.

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vipLifeIsShort
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I keep forgetting about this gem and whenever I go, I am glad I did. The food and service are fabulous. Won't forget again. Great for lunch, dinner, inside and outside dining during Covid.

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vippatrickl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Very nice service.

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vipRaeNYC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed a few meals at Bar Italia during this Covid outdoor dining period and each and every experience has been outstanding. Delicious food, friendly staff and a really warm and ambient environment has brought us back for more. This is a true gem in the UES - lots of regulars and neighborhood focused. Thank you Dennis!

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vipMarijana74
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Denis is the best

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vip1pickyeater
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful attentive service and delicious food- it was a pleasure. All protocols well observed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Kind of pricey but great experience.

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vipPeterS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood classic! Outstanding Italian food. The wine selection and service and great as well. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always warm and has a neighborhood feel while still being upscale.

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vipEltie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bar Italia twice in the past week and have been really impressed with how conscientious they are about comfort, safety and social distancing (both indoors and outdoors--they have LOTS of heated al fresco dining). The food, wine and cocktails are delicious, as always, and every single person working there goes out of their way to make sure their guests are enjoying themselves. My personal faves are the special-order Sardinian carasau bread, the branzino and the perfectly prepared pesto fusilli.

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vipNicky
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter very attentive. Food outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect: the food was delicious as was the wine. Service was attentive and professional and the restaurant t itself is so chic. Love Bar Italia!!

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vipPete
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service . The manager and chef both stopped by our table to make sure we were happy. Authentic cuisine.
Very tasty meal. The entire staff and fellow diners sang happy birthday to my wife, a splendid restaurant got birthday dinner!

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vipmt9lives
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love
One of our go to places

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The noise was very high
The food was almost good but there was not the Burrata!!!
The dessert was very good
The table for 4 is to small

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, the service is wonderful, it’s just too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fresh food

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MichaelT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pesto pasta is sublime

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vipDianeD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took guests for lunch who originally introduced me to Bar Italia. Now I am a fan. Every dish is wonderful with a delicious twist on the ingrediants making it special. Very attentive staff.
Decor is clean and fresh

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Brunch4lyfe
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday. I went with my best friend and we had an amazing time. Wonderful waiter and they sang me happy birthday. Complimented my dress made me feel like a million bucks. The food was outstanding and we had yummy cocktails as well. Will go again

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vipAmeliaM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

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Natasha72D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-theater spot that's not in the hustle and bustle of Time Square if you have a little bit of extra time. Food was fantastic as was the staff.

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vipFeliciaB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food is ridiculously overpriced, too rich and only so-so. Wait staff pestered us to leave even thought there were empty tables.

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vipWorktofish
New Orleans
89 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant in the mid-60s.... beautiful room and night, attentive service, and very good food

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vipYumm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Food. Service. Ambiance.

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vipDeee83
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Overpriced and tasteless pasta. Not really worth the price.

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vipCarmenuu
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Italia is a must , everything is good, food, service, ambiance, bread, all is good. The chef Denis, always is there, that it’s make sure a great food, because he is really good, has a little bar, with very good cocktails, try the Negroni and lychee martini, excellent.
Liver with polenta, Lolo roso salad, endive salad,spaghetti a la bolognese, pizza , everything is really good, try the swordfish too.
We are being going there many times, and never disappointed. All guys from service are excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The table was too small for our party - a four top cannot sit comfortably at a small round table.

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vipfan2
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Well the meal was good but went it went to the dessert, we have the special dinner and included the dessert went we asked for one in that it was in the dessert list they said that they not have anymore and they only have one, I think that this don’t was nice they can offer us something else,they never asked if we will like to have coffee ,we were very disappointed and don’t think I will be going back

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vipRayU
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is excellent but overpriced even for East Side. Pappardelle and mushrooms at $30 is maybe a little high but that is reasonable. The starters are way overpriced. $24 for caprese that has a just cherry tomatoes cut up is ridiculous. I will go back but stick with entrees. Food is very good quality and well prepared.

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vipAthena
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place but continue to believe it is overpriced despite the good quality!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was there to celebrate a friends birthday and the restaurant is lovely. The food was delicious yet pricier then anticipated, the veal was $49 and the bill had to be corrected for a mischarge, so questioning the price was too uncomfortable to do while taking a friend out. The wait staff were kind and engaging and food was great.

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vipKatyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great specials! Very nice ambiance. Overall a really nice evening with friends from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time.

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vipLouise
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I found Bar Italia to be very overpriced and the service was not good.

Our dinner plates were taken away before we were totally finished and although the waiter apologized, when he promised to bring the dessert menu, he never did. i felt like they were trying to get us out quickly and we left and had dessert elsewhere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was impeccable

FAQs

Bar Italia does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. 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 682 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.