268 Sixth Ave., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Bleecker St.
By petraegranata on 10/2/2010
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.
By bgail on 6/19/2010
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 !
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 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 mackaroon on 6/19/2011
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.
By NYC13 on 4/29/2013
Though "THIS" profile is old - It begs the question... "Have you ever been to Bar Pitti?" It seems that EVERYONE in NYC other than Ms. Vallis and Silvano Marchetto know the real story and history of Bar Pitti from birth to present. Puzzling how NY Mag and Grub Street continue to be in the dark. I encourage you to visit and, perhaps, speak to it's creator Giovanni Tognozzi. Be sure to actually EAT there during your visit and write about the fabulous food at this authentic Greenwich Village monument of true trattoria cuisine in its purest form! You won't be disappointed ;)
By alexjaye on 4/11/2011
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.
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 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!!!!