268 Sixth Ave., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Bleecker St.
By aperkus on 6/13/2010
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.
By lauramccallumneumeyer on 5/26/2010
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.
By chasva on 5/4/2010
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
By bellabean on 12/19/2009
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!!!!
By ILoveNewYork1 on 12/15/2009
I was very surprised to see any bad reviews of Bar Pitti. This is by far the best italian food I have eaten in New York City. I had the Lasagna al forno and I can actually say it was better than my mothers! The price was not outrageous either. It was a Saturday night and incredibly busy, but we were able to get a table without reservations and only waited 25 min. We did feel a little rushed to leave as the line-up was increasing, but I think that is the nature of this place. A MUST!
By Loganseur on 12/3/2009
I went with my friend.. not on a date.. but I scoped out the place for a future date.. this was utterly bad food. Atleast I'm basing it on the bland and rubbery pasta that I ordered. My friend's comment "ok but not great" That is not what I expect for double-digit entrees. Wine was better though. cramped seating.. so don't expect a whole lot of privacy
By allisonr on 11/17/2009
The negative reviews astound me. I've been going to Bar Pitti for about 12 years, and it's my favorite restaurant in NYC. The food is phenomenal and remarkably consistent. It's not a white-tablecloth restaurant, and they're almost always busy, so don't expect them to wipe your noses for you. I say to those who don't like Bar Pitt: GOOD RIDDANCE. Actually, please stay out of my beautiful city as well as my beloved Bar Pitti.
By devrutz on 11/7/2009
went here on a recommendation and actually really enjoyed the food. but i really wouldn't recommend the place if you dont speak italian..... every table around us had someone in their party who spoke italian and they all seemed to get exactly what they wanted and very quickly. Honestly i think that that might be the point of why the service is so poor.... i guess its just because they only want to cater to a certain kind of crowd,,,,,, italians...... discrimination? yes..... i guess if italy is what they are after than you can give it back to them by not leaving a tip! but hey, the pasta dishes are really good and the food is really what its all about right?
By wineanddine on 9/1/2009
... but after my recent experience and reading the other reviews AFTER I posted mine, I can only whole-heartedly agree with the people who seemed to be as brassed off as me. Oh, I forgot: the Caprese we ordered (a dish which doesn't require a brain surgeon to prepare) tasted like cardboard, and they didn't even bother to cover the cheap and nasty mozzarella with basil or pepper which - like the water - we had to ask for (when a waiter brought the pepper mill he carried it in his armpit .... charming ... And yes, the wine by the glass was crappy, also. Now, somehow I'd be surprised if the owner could ever go back to Italy and work as a waiter in Viareggio again ....
By mlarsennyc on 8/23/2009
I have a heart health issue that keeps me having to adhere to a strict low-sodium diet. It's awfully difficult to find a restaurant that will take care of me as well as Pitti did this evening. The server showed genuine concern for making sure I got precisely what I needed; he made suggestions for several variances on the menu that the kitchen was more than happy to prepare. I had a stupendous whole bass, beautifully cooked with no salt and no butter. The kitchen prepared a great spaghetti with garlic and olive oil as a first course, and I ate heartily and guilt-free. A pleasure in every way.