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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"

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57% would go back.

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Rude Host!

By Coco11 on 7/28/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

I recently ate dinner outside at Bar Pitti with 2 friends. We sat outside and waited over an hour and a half for our food to come due to very slow service and not our indecisiveness- the waitress even came over to apologize with the slow service. During this time, we did not complain- we were in no rush and were enjoying the people watching and sitting outside. We enjoyed the meal when it did finally arrive. We promptly settled with the waitress when the meal was over. No less than 5 minutes later, a very rude host came by our table to notify us that people were waiting and we needed to leave. There were no more than 6 people sitting on benches who appeared to be waiting. I work in event planning and have been to and worked in many restaurants and have never been approached by a host prompting me to leave a table (especially after settling the bill no more than 10 minutes beforehand). He was very rude and the situation was much uncalled for considering our patience in the ordering and delivery of our food. Ok food – RUDE host.

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73 out of 128 people found this review helpful.

I love this place

By fender1 on 1/7/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

There's so much "eh" Italian food in this city, this place makes up for a lot of it. It's always packed when we go, the food is always fresh but they run out of the good stuff later in the evening, so go early. There are so many dishes on the specials list, we've never ordered off the regular menu - the specials board is in Italian so have the wait staff read it to you in English and explain it all. Be nice & respectful to them and they're great. Anything with truffles is amazing (obviously) but you have to wait for them to be in season. Eating outside is a good idea if it's an option since it gets a little warm all crowded together in there. Definite thumbs up on this one.

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108 out of 232 people found this review helpful.

great food, nasty staff

By spamalashluman on 10/29/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

best sandwiches ever and for 8.50 they are fresh, hott and the tastiest you'll ever have, unless your in italy. staff is rude, i asked if there was anything on my sandwich other than ham and mozz and the waitress started yelling at me about how nothin else has been on it in fifteen years and walked away. good way to lose your tip lady

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193 out of 363 people found this review helpful.

Well......

By orologi on 1/18/2005

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Too many tables in a very tight space. Food was bland on my side of the table: Bass. Food on my partners side was good: penne with marinara. Loooong wait to be served. Waitstaff very friendly.

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340 out of 702 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Lo-Country Italian Food

By colpo on 4/23/2003

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

A good start: an Italian restaurant where one hears A LOT of Italian being spoken. No attitudes here from the staff, though. Chalkboard menu, for me, a nice touch b/c it suggests freshness and thoughtfulness re: the day's menu. Hardcore Italo ingredients like sardines and rabbit show up here with regularity. If they offer suckling pig when you go, order it. Cash only policy noisome, so be prepped. Great old Village location. Another place where 90%-100% of the menu choices are desireable (this is a good problem to have!).

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389 out of 707 people found this review helpful.

Cash only & great Italian fare only

By zeecee on 3/23/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's small and spills to the sidewalk in warm weather for the wonderful pastas (a favorite being the one with artichokes & garlic), the lightest eggplant parmigiana, sauteed spinach (which you can have them put on pasta), osso buco, fabulous sandwiches (a favorite being the tuna - with olive oil like the ones in Nice), the best cappuccino imaginable. Decor is minimal and you have to bring cash, but prices are fair for such good fare. Lunch might be $20 and dinner can be $35. They have a fine pinot grigot by the glass. Giovanni and his staff run around with a chalkboard. The endive salad with anchovies is worth having when it's available. If they have brucchetta, go for it. They make it only when tomatoes are great.

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372 out of 694 people found this review helpful.

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