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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.

58% would go back.

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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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95 out of 192 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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98 out of 180 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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121 out of 208 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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110 out of 207 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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122 out of 234 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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95 out of 195 people found this review helpful.

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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97 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

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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109 out of 212 people found this review helpful.

Favorite Restaurant!!!!

By mackaroon on 6/19/2011

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

I absolutely love bar pitti!!! The food is to die for and there is such a pretty atmosphere! I don't understand how anyone could possibly not like this place. The service is great. Our waiter was very patient and sweet, playing with the children at the table next to ours. I don't really have an issue with the small space. I guess it's something that New Yorkers are used to, so if you are used to the roomy tables at the Olive Garden, then I wouldn't suggest it. Trust me, there's good reason this place is so popular.

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89 out of 159 people found this review helpful.

Rushed out by staff and then expected to tip

By foxido on 10/15/2012

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Went for drinks with friends around 7pm, sat outside, ordered bottle of wine and appetizers. By 7.30 they were making comments about us having to order dinner or leave the table. I appreciate they want the tables for food, but we never said would order a meal and it's not like we were not spending money. They effectively forced us out by clearing the table in front of our eyes when we still hadn't finished drinking, and then got upset when we didn't leave a tip. If they had had the vision to not chase $$$ over customer service they might have had a repeat customer. Sometimes I really hate how commercial NYC has become.

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45 out of 84 people found this review helpful.

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