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Bar Pitti

268 Sixth Ave., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Bleecker St.
212-982-3300

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 6
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

57% would go back.

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ATROCIOUS service! ENTERTAINING read also! STAY AWAY!

By Stockboy on 6/11/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I have never until today posted a review online of a restaurant, but, on this occasion I simply had to. The waiter was very rude to my date as she asked several questions about the specials. He stated, "are you going to have me go over every one"? When she did not want a cocktail, he smirked. When I received my change for the meal and still had a half of glass of wine left the waiter stated, "since you are done we have people waiting for your table". I should have asked for a manager, however, being on a date I let it go. I will NEVER RETURN to Bar Pitti. The food was very average at best also. Dennis

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Favorite Italian Restaurant in NYC

By alexjaye on 4/11/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

As you can see, most people have a love-hate relationship with Bar Pitti. Bar Pitti is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC because it is casual, thoroughly enjoyable, and delicious. First off, the food is very fresh and absolutely wonderful. The prices are affordable. The problem with Bar Pitti lies in the service - some people just don't get it. Look the waiter in the eye when you order and he is yours. It is all about being open-minded and if you go to Bar Pitti with this attitude, you will have an amazing time. It is a place where you can dress up or dress down, bumping elbows with artists and other creatives. Yes, the atmosphere can be quite hectic at times when it is packed with people waiting for a table, but there is an Italian charm about this place that cannot go unnoticed. If you are sensitive with service and want your food quietly delivered to you, do not go here--you will be turned off easily and may hate the place. If you are in the mood for a delicious Tuscan meal with an exciting atmosphere and are open for loud conversations and witty jokes with the waiter, Bar Pitti is your place. Order the Black Truffle Pasta and Veal Milanese and tell me this place is not amazing.

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203 out of 390 people found this review helpful.

they will give you the check if a hollywood guy makes an appearance

By MCCSO on 12/6/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Good food, awful service...and they get easily overwhelmed if a hollywood guy is at the restaurant, they will give you the check without asking for inviting you to leave. Very lame, this is nyc.

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200 out of 393 people found this review helpful.

Best Tuscan Trattoria in NY

By petraegranata on 10/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's unfortunate that some of the reviewers/critics do not understand or appreciate the authenticity and charm of this simple tuscan trattoria. I have been visiting Bar Pitti since 2004 while my husband since 1997 and NOTHING HAS CHANGED, as good as our first experience...that says a lot, especially in the fast pace and ever changing list of restaurants in NY. The host/owner (giovanni) cares about every customer, not matter if you are VIP or not. The food is delicious, come stare a casa! bravo Giovanni.

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213 out of 399 people found this review helpful.

Terrible!

By er_er on 6/24/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Not worth the headache. The food was so so, the service was TERRIBLE. It's honestly a place that you would go to if you didn't know any better. Save yourself the trouble, spend a little more money and go to a place that doesn't rush you out and tell you you're not allowed to order an appetizer while you wait for your party to arrive. They treat their customers like a bunch of NYU students who don't know any better. NEVER AGAIN!

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186 out of 349 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Italian Gournet Mama's Food !

By bgail on 6/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

We had a delicious lunch, like in good places in Florence, Italy. We didn't know this place before, but now we'll visit from time to time. Ingredients tasted very fresh and of good quality. Service was fast and good. We loved it !

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207 out of 370 people found this review helpful.

A perfect date night

By aperkus on 6/13/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

After pouring over various reviews, we set our minds on Bar Pitti. Upon arrival, we were immediately seated, and found throughout our dining experience that the service was excellent. Although the atmosphere was frenetic and a bit cramped, we were able to hear our own conversation. Unfortunately, we were also able to hear that of the couple sitting next to us who, for unknown reasons, were railing against the service, and making character assignations against the wait staff. Luckily, they stormed out early enough to allow us to enjoy our delicious pasta dishes, served promptly. The portions were quite adequate, the bread was delicious, and thus the overall experience was very satisfying. We are recommending this restaurant to our friends.

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163 out of 306 people found this review helpful.

rude, bad food.

By lauramccallumneumeyer on 5/26/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

first the food was bad. Non-descript. And service- well I left a $1 tip. If you want to be insulted, by all means, wait in line.

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146 out of 298 people found this review helpful.

Wouldn't miss it!

By chasva on 5/4/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

We discovered Bar Pitti several years ago and seem to always include it on trips up from Virginia. Heading up for theatre and Bar Pitti for our 35th anniversary. Wouldn't go anywhere else. If you're looking for a quiet evening out and traditional italian. . .find someplace else. This restaurant is ALIVE wih aroma not found often (re: Virginia). I never stay with the "Safe" stuff and EVERYTHING I've tried has been so very special A touch noisy, but that also makes it part of the experience. The food is creative and fresh. The service is not so in your face so that you are uncomfortable. The decor is what drew us up to it. It's the villiage on hopefully beautiful night during spring I can handle the noice as long as the food has remained the same. I also love watching the staff pull off their chores in such a whirlwind of motion...damn they are a joy to take dinner with It's SIMPLE, joyfull dining and I am so looking forward to another top of the world . meal at BIPITTI TWO MORES WEEKS AND IT'S NOT VIRGINIA'S SPINN ON ITALIAN FOOD. DON'T EVEN KNOW IF WE HAVE ANY ITALIAN CHEFS IN TOWN. WE WILL TRY TO MAKE RESERVACTIONS THIS WEEK FOR LATE MAY

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156 out of 307 people found this review helpful.

Best restaurant in NYC!

By bellabean on 12/19/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is my favorite NYC restaurant. Everytime I am in town I insist on Bar Pitti for lunch everyday. That is how wonderful it is. Yes, the place is small and you can be seated very close to someone. It's NYC,! You deal with it. As for the staff, no they are not the friendliest group, but it can get very busy in there! It doesn't matter, the food makes up for everything! The best burrata appetizer. The paparadelle is the best pasta I have ever had. Everything is so fresh! What a gem! You are missing out if you are not a fan of Bar Pitti! Also, you have to remember the people that are writing these reviews, Olive Garden is probably good italian food to them. Enough said. I wrote previous review 6mnths ago.UPDATE: The service is really getting out of hand. I wish I knew the tall jerk who waited on us and would not allow us to order appetizer without ordering entire meal. Treated me like I was 12 and talked down to us. I love this place but the servers are so rude. I may not go back. Its almost like they get off on being rude!!!!

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