Bar Italia

★★★★☆
  • 13 Maryland Plz

    St Louis, MO 63108

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  • 314-361-7010

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This place is a mediocre of all restaurant , its the worst ....the owners are rude and smelly and they have no idea what ITALIAN CUISINE IS

WAKE ST LOUIS THIS PLACE IS .....FAKE / OVERRATED .

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is a mediocre of all restaurant , its the worst ....the owners are rude and smelly and they have no idea what ITALIAN CUISINE IS

WAKE ST LOUIS THIS PLACE IS .....FAKE / OVERRATED .

Pros: we live at the chase .

Cons: Bad food /BAD SERVICE

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THIS Place is unsafe / UNCLEAN .
The food WAS COLD AND NOT COOKED WELL .... prepared SOMALI AN WAY NOT EVEN CLOSE TO ITALIAN .. IT is SMALL portions!! FOR WHAT YOU pay for So get a salad and eat a lot of their free bread bc the pasta won't fill you up. The outdoor seating is hot and smelly tons of bugs.... they really cram a lot of tables out there. I ate with my sister one night, and felt as if I was eating on top of the people sitting next to us. Throw a 2x4 between the tables and it would have been considered a party of 4. So if you have to go to Bar Italia, be aware this place is fake FAKE FAKE , NOT EVEN ITALIAN ITS SOMALI AN RUN BY RUDE SOMALI AN ...go SOMEWHERE ELSE ITS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY !!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

THIS Place is unsafe / UNCLEAN .
The food WAS COLD AND NOT COOKED WELL .... prepared SOMALI AN WAY NOT EVEN CLOSE TO ITALIAN .. IT is SMALL portions!! FOR WHAT YOU pay for So get a salad and eat a lot of their free bread bc the pasta won't fill you up. The outdoor seating is hot and smelly tons of bugs.... they really cram a lot of tables out there. I ate with my sister one night, and felt as if I was eating on top of the people sitting next to us. Throw a 2x4 between the tables and it would have been considered a party of 4. So if you have to go to Bar Italia, be aware this place is fake FAKE FAKE , NOT EVEN ITALIAN ITS SOMALI AN RUN BY RUDE SOMALI AN ...go SOMEWHERE ELSE ITS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY !!!!!

Pros: We live close BY

Cons: Dirty kitchen Rats in the back Kitchen ..Rude somalian ..

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VERY BAD SERVICE" / Horrible Food !!
This place is the worst in the CWE We were under the impression that this place were "fair to good". We were a party of four. After more than a reasonable time to be waited on, finally "someone" approached our table and took our order. "not bad", but nothing compared to the real thing, I wonder if the Chef has ever been in Italy..anywhere..and doing what? LOL This Place is a joke , they are SOMALI WANA BE ITALIAN ....WELL THEY HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM TO WORK ON THAT . THE FOOD TASTE SOMALI AN ...., certainly not ITALIAN cooking!. We asked for catsup( as a joke!) and our "waiter". said "no, we do not have catsup"... and there was no salt nor pepper!...The problem is his manager. and poor training. The waiter's answer should have been.."no sir, I'm sorry, but I'll get it for you". and regarding salt and pepper?...what is the story?...maybe charge "extra" for those items...and should include a clause stating".."We are just learning".We are customers, you are employees. We pay you for your service...unfortunately we paid for a mediocre Midwest attitude, poor service and UNEATABLE SOMALI AN cuisine

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★☆☆☆☆

VERY BAD SERVICE" / Horrible Food !!
This place is the worst in the CWE We were under the impression that this place were "fair to good". We were a party of four. After more than a reasonable time to be waited on, finally "someone" approached our table and took our order. "not bad", but nothing compared to the real thing, I wonder if the Chef has ever been in Italy..anywhere..and doing what? LOL This Place is a joke , they are SOMALI WANA BE ITALIAN ....WELL THEY HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM TO WORK ON THAT . THE FOOD TASTE SOMALI AN ...., certainly not ITALIAN cooking!. We asked for catsup( as a joke!) and our "waiter". said "no, we do not have catsup"... and there was no salt nor pepper!...The problem is his manager. and poor training. The waiter's answer should have been.."no sir, I'm sorry, but I'll get it for you". and regarding salt and pepper?...what is the story?...maybe charge "extra" for those items...and should include a clause stating".."We are just learning".We are customers, you are employees. We pay you for your service...unfortunately we paid for a mediocre Midwest attitude, poor service and UNEATABLE SOMALI AN cuisine

Pros: TOO MANY DRUNKS

Cons: VERY DIRTY KITCHEN AND TABLES....

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Amazing ambiance, locally sourced produce, and an awesome menu. Four words: Red Wine Shallot Marmalade

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★★★★★

Amazing ambiance, locally sourced produce, and an awesome menu. Four words: Red Wine Shallot Marmalade

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We (me, my wife and our well-mannered four-year-old) dined on Valentine's Day evening. We'd called ahead to check on table availability and were told 30+ minute wait, but we arrived 10-15 minutes later to a half-filled restaurant. But yes, we waited another 5-10 minutes to be seated (no bar area for waiting was apparent or offered).
We ordered two glasses of wine and water which arrived in about 10 minutes, and placed an expedited order for our son. Then another 10 minutes until our orders were taken. Waited 10 minutes and asked for water. Waited another 10 minutes to have water replenished.
After 50 minutes and still with no food beyond our son's now finished meal and lukewarm & mediocre bruschetta, we sought an explanation and asked for a complimentary dessert to reward our son for his patience. The server appeared to assent but didn't speak an answer.
After another five minutes and seeing so food being served at nearby tables, we recognized that further waiting would result in an unacceptably long meal not only for our son but also for us. We asked the maitre d' for our orders as carry out instead; he conferred with our server, but didn't indicate a response to us. Another few minutes passed and we instead asked a second matire d' for our check.
Five more minutes passed. Seeing no results, and hearing no resolution I didn't wait for a credit card payment o be completed, left an appropriate cash payment on the table for the food we'd been served and we headed to the door. Upon our exit, we received (finally) apologies from three staff and were thrust a bag containing the two adult meals (but not dessert for the most patient of us three!) and we departed hungry, tired and frustrated at a dining experience that began with much promise but failed in Bar Italia's failure to make amends for a very slow kitchen this night and recognize that not all diners on Valentine's Day want to "linger" over a two-hour meal.
Perhaps when tables are in shorter supply and must be turned regularly to keep the revenue flowing, service here is acceptable. But not on this night.

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★☆☆☆☆

We (me, my wife and our well-mannered four-year-old) dined on Valentine's Day evening. We'd called ahead to check on table availability and were told 30+ minute wait, but we arrived 10-15 minutes later to a half-filled restaurant. But yes, we waited another 5-10 minutes to be seated (no bar area for waiting was apparent or offered).
We ordered two glasses of wine and water which arrived in about 10 minutes, and placed an expedited order for our son. Then another 10 minutes until our orders were taken. Waited 10 minutes and asked for water. Waited another 10 minutes to have water replenished.
After 50 minutes and still with no food beyond our son's now finished meal and lukewarm & mediocre bruschetta, we sought an explanation and asked for a complimentary dessert to reward our son for his patience. The server appeared to assent but didn't speak an answer.
After another five minutes and seeing so food being served at nearby tables, we recognized that further waiting would result in an unacceptably long meal not only for our son but also for us. We asked the maitre d' for our orders as carry out instead; he conferred with our server, but didn't indicate a response to us. Another few minutes passed and we instead asked a second matire d' for our check.
Five more minutes passed. Seeing no results, and hearing no resolution I didn't wait for a credit card payment o be completed, left an appropriate cash payment on the table for the food we'd been served and we headed to the door. Upon our exit, we received (finally) apologies from three staff and were thrust a bag containing the two adult meals (but not dessert for the most patient of us three!) and we departed hungry, tired and frustrated at a dining experience that began with much promise but failed in Bar Italia's failure to make amends for a very slow kitchen this night and recognize that not all diners on Valentine's Day want to "linger" over a two-hour meal.
Perhaps when tables are in shorter supply and must be turned regularly to keep the revenue flowing, service here is acceptable. But not on this night.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Horribly Slow, Good but Overrated/Priced Food

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The food was ok at best. I think this place is highly over rated. It took a very long time for us to be seated even though it was empty and on a Sunday. The portions that were given to us were not that impressive. The food was decent, not great. The wine selection is ok, but the portions they hand out are extremely small. The waitress was weird, and made the dinner experience awkward, and to top it all off she practically rushed us out of the restaurant after only being there for 30 minutes. Stick to the "Hill" if you want the best Italian food in St. Louis, or just find your nearest Pasta House company (there is one in the Central West End where I live close to this place). On a positive note, at least they have nice decor and "sharp" looking walls...

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★★☆☆☆

The food was ok at best. I think this place is highly over rated. It took a very long time for us to be seated even though it was empty and on a Sunday. The portions that were given to us were not that impressive. The food was decent, not great. The wine selection is ok, but the portions they hand out are extremely small. The waitress was weird, and made the dinner experience awkward, and to top it all off she practically rushed us out of the restaurant after only being there for 30 minutes. Stick to the "Hill" if you want the best Italian food in St. Louis, or just find your nearest Pasta House company (there is one in the Central West End where I live close to this place). On a positive note, at least they have nice decor and "sharp" looking walls...

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At Bar Italia we had the superb Italian food that we had come to St. Louis for. It was fresh, cooked perfectly and reasonably priced. The area is charming and perfect for a stroll after dinner.

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★★★★☆

At Bar Italia we had the superb Italian food that we had come to St. Louis for. It was fresh, cooked perfectly and reasonably priced. The area is charming and perfect for a stroll after dinner.

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I love this place. It is by my work. The food is fantastic and teh prices are reasonable. I try to think of any reason to dine here! The ambience is unbeatable.

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★★★★★

I love this place. It is by my work. The food is fantastic and teh prices are reasonable. I try to think of any reason to dine here! The ambience is unbeatable.

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: none

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Dinner's excellent, but waitstaff has a stuffy attitude...be prepared for this. St. Louis has lots of great options for Italian- so the quality of service should match the quality of the food. Otherwise, a fun location with lots of other bars and restaurants nearby.

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★★★☆☆

Dinner's excellent, but waitstaff has a stuffy attitude...be prepared for this. St. Louis has lots of great options for Italian- so the quality of service should match the quality of the food. Otherwise, a fun location with lots of other bars and restaurants nearby.

Pros: Location, Bar, Trendy

Cons: Service

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Easily on a par with anything on the hill, and more sophisticated to boot. Late night drinks on the patio are a must when the weather allows.

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★★★★★

Easily on a par with anything on the hill, and more sophisticated to boot. Late night drinks on the patio are a must when the weather allows.

Pros: ambience, food, location

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Best Italian I've had outside of Italy. Nice ambiance, great/friendly service, amazing food. We had bruschetta, the portabello soup, a creamy tortallini, and an amazing beef dish. The wine was wonderful and our waiter was extremely knowledge. He recommended the wine, spoke intelligbly about the menu selection and desserts. He even comp'd us an after dinner apertif. It's a must eat.

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★★★★★

Best Italian I've had outside of Italy. Nice ambiance, great/friendly service, amazing food. We had bruschetta, the portabello soup, a creamy tortallini, and an amazing beef dish. The wine was wonderful and our waiter was extremely knowledge. He recommended the wine, spoke intelligbly about the menu selection and desserts. He even comp'd us an after dinner apertif. It's a must eat.

Pros: Ambiance, less than a mile from the metro stop, no reservation for early dinners

Cons: Need reservation for later dinners

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Bar Italia has some of the tastiest pastas and desserts outside of the Hill.

A very handsome wine list accompanies a variety of italian classics.

If you find a particularly nice night in the fall, sit outisde. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until Spring to enjoy the outdoor patio.

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★★★★★

Bar Italia has some of the tastiest pastas and desserts outside of the Hill.

A very handsome wine list accompanies a variety of italian classics.

If you find a particularly nice night in the fall, sit outisde. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until Spring to enjoy the outdoor patio.

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Excellent!!!! The service, the food, the drinks. Great atmosphere!!! We are regulars and are never disappointed!!!!! We are treated like family! Great place for a party, a date, or just hanging out on the patio. Bar Italia has something for everyone. Delicious pasta, salmon that melts in your mouth, beautiful desserts! Our family loves Bar Italia!!

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★★★★★

Excellent!!!! The service, the food, the drinks. Great atmosphere!!! We are regulars and are never disappointed!!!!! We are treated like family! Great place for a party, a date, or just hanging out on the patio. Bar Italia has something for everyone. Delicious pasta, salmon that melts in your mouth, beautiful desserts! Our family loves Bar Italia!!

Pros: Great food, atmosphere, staff!!

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Three months into my residency I was introduced by a local to this little gem. The space is cool and the vibe is warm. After having been twice I felt like a regular, being a bit homesick I seriously appreciated it. This place almost doesnt fit in St. Louis, it makes sense in SoHo or Potrero Hill but in Missouri?? Its a highly educated somewhat liberal and worldly crowd. The staff is very cool and very smart., the music is outstanding, very progresive and light years beyond what I've heard elswhere in town. If you get there early you can eat great appetizers....but thats hit or miss. The only complaint I have is about the hours....they close by 1:30 and are only open on the weekends.

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★★★★★

Three months into my residency I was introduced by a local to this little gem. The space is cool and the vibe is warm. After having been twice I felt like a regular, being a bit homesick I seriously appreciated it. This place almost doesnt fit in St. Louis, it makes sense in SoHo or Potrero Hill but in Missouri?? Its a highly educated somewhat liberal and worldly crowd. The staff is very cool and very smart., the music is outstanding, very progresive and light years beyond what I've heard elswhere in town. If you get there early you can eat great appetizers....but thats hit or miss. The only complaint I have is about the hours....they close by 1:30 and are only open on the weekends.

Pros: cool staff, intelligent people, great music

Cons: Hours, no food after ten, Grappa hates my tummy

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First time diner. I dined with a group of educators and students recently on a Friday evening. I was extremely impressed. This was the best food I have tasted at a restaurant except one. I would recommend this restuarant to anyone I meet. I little pricey, but well worth the money both in taste and service. I really enjoyed this. There was some confusion with our reservation, but the service and food more than made up for the time we had to wait.

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★★★★★

First time diner. I dined with a group of educators and students recently on a Friday evening. I was extremely impressed. This was the best food I have tasted at a restaurant except one. I would recommend this restuarant to anyone I meet. I little pricey, but well worth the money both in taste and service. I really enjoyed this. There was some confusion with our reservation, but the service and food more than made up for the time we had to wait.

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Bar Italia is one of my favorite places to frequent. The staff are great, they take care of thier customers. Drinks are fabulous as well as the food and the crowd is versatile, a great place to conversate and meet interesting people.

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★★★★★

Bar Italia is one of my favorite places to frequent. The staff are great, they take care of thier customers. Drinks are fabulous as well as the food and the crowd is versatile, a great place to conversate and meet interesting people.

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Luna is classy & chic and so is the crowd mixed from mid twenties to sixties. The crowd is versatile hence prospering great conversation and dressed to please! The staff and ownership take care of thier patrons - you will return again and again!

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★★★★★

Luna is classy & chic and so is the crowd mixed from mid twenties to sixties. The crowd is versatile hence prospering great conversation and dressed to please! The staff and ownership take care of thier patrons - you will return again and again!

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The atmosphere at Bar Italia is one of cool elegance. It is a great place to people watch. The service is good as well, with our waiter being quite knowledgeable with the menu. My favorite part of the meal was the appetizer a beef carpaccio. The espresso martini we got for dessert was also very good. I ordered the Lobster Ravioli and thought it was good, but not great.

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★★★★☆

The atmosphere at Bar Italia is one of cool elegance. It is a great place to people watch. The service is good as well, with our waiter being quite knowledgeable with the menu. My favorite part of the meal was the appetizer a beef carpaccio. The espresso martini we got for dessert was also very good. I ordered the Lobster Ravioli and thought it was good, but not great.

Pros: Great Atomosphere, Good Service, Appetizers, Cocktail

Cons: food doesn't meet, expectations

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This is the only good Italain restaurant in Saint Louis. In fact, every other place only serves Americanized (midwestern)-Italian food.

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★★★★★

This is the only good Italain restaurant in Saint Louis. In fact, every other place only serves Americanized (midwestern)-Italian food.

Pros: Food

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Some of the best Italian Food I have ever eaten. I dont know how it made it to the "Cheap Eats" section of this site though. Definetly worth the price. Get some wine while you are here... Live a little!

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★★★★★

Some of the best Italian Food I have ever eaten. I dont know how it made it to the "Cheap Eats" section of this site though. Definetly worth the price. Get some wine while you are here... Live a little!

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This place probably has the best ambience in all of St. Louis. The drinks and deserts are fantastic. Try the espresso martinis and any of the cheesecakes to placate your palate. The menu is diverse enough that everybody can find something interesting and it changes often to keep the regulars happy. I wouldnt call it authentic Italian but the restaurants tries hard to maintain a European flair without being overly pretentious. Overall, it is a great place for an anniversary, a first date, or even a place to get drinks with a good friend.

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★★★★★

This place probably has the best ambience in all of St. Louis. The drinks and deserts are fantastic. Try the espresso martinis and any of the cheesecakes to placate your palate. The menu is diverse enough that everybody can find something interesting and it changes often to keep the regulars happy. I wouldnt call it authentic Italian but the restaurants tries hard to maintain a European flair without being overly pretentious. Overall, it is a great place for an anniversary, a first date, or even a place to get drinks with a good friend.

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Really great food and service. The Pork Chop I had was the best pork chop I have ever had. Had a...

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No other spot in St. Louis feels more like Europe; the hours are irregular, the menu delectable, and no one discourages you from lingering over a bottle of house wine. Auburn walls, an approachable bar and a dessert and…

 

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