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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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Gee, I really had no pre-conceived ideas about this place ...

By wineanddine on 9/1/2009

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

... 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 ....

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72 out of 159 people found this review helpful.

WORST SERVICE. MEDIOCRE FOOD. RACIST OWNER.

By Roshninaik on 8/13/2014

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

I live right around the corner from the restaurant, and while I've always noticed the poor service, I continue to dine here for the outdoor seating/people watching (food is okay). Normally, after having a bad meal at a restaurant, I chalk it up to an off night and move on. However, after being publicly berated, aggressively threatened, and subject to racial insults by Bar Pitti's owner (Giovanni Tognozzi) for taking too long to finish our meal (4 girls with a full meal and drinks clocked in at 1 hour 30 min btw), I thought it was worth sharing and asking all of you to BOYCOTT Bar Pitti. I won't get into the details of Giovanni's insults, but New York is full of amazing Italian restaurants ( Lupa Osteria Romana, Babbo, L'Artusi, RubirosaNYC)), so save your time/money and tolerance for bad service and ignorant behavior – boycott Bar Pitti and head somewhere else (Da Silvano is right next door with the same outdoor seating)!

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22 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

Pure Bullshit Italian restaurant

By golflix on 8/4/2013

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

WARNING !!!! Save your money ...make that cash ! Briefly, how do feel about ordering garlic bread for $4.50 and getting 4 pieces of the table bread toasted and sprinkled with garlic powder? Does that tell you what kind of place this is? Dishes that are supposed to be grilled are drenched in saute oil. Service sucks! Waiters are condescending and rude. A request for lemon is met with eye rolling. NEXT !!!!

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48 out of 91 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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123 out of 229 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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115 out of 235 people found this review helpful.

Rude and Socialy Unaceptabe

By aspenskier on 12/9/2013

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

They haven't a clue about good service or good food for that matter, wait staff was in a hurry to have our party of four leave, they made rude comments and cleared the table before we were finished!! Its not like we weren't spending money or nursing a drink! we ordered appetizers (for lack of a better publishable word!!) had a couple bottles of wine Oh and We Won't Be Back......

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39 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

Waiter Told Us Others Were Waiting for Our Table

By dw2 on 5/5/2009

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

I have never written a restaurant review and created a profile with nymag just so I could write about what a terrible experience I just had at Bar Pitti. The service was awful. They give you a chalk board when you are seated with the specials. It was hard to read and contained no descriptions. When our waiter came back and asked us if he could take the board, I asked him if he could tell us about the pasta specials. He made a rude remark about how we could read for ourselves. The poor service continued throughout the meal. After they cleared our food, we payed the bill. We had been seated at our table for less than an hour. A waiter tried to take my drink which was half full. He came back and told us that people were waiting for the table.

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87 out of 165 people found this review helpful.

So disappointing...I will never go back!

By Chiccanyc on 7/2/2009

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

Bar Pitti used to be one of my favorite spots in NY since 3 years, but last night experience cancelled all the good ones! The waiters were extremely rude, we had to ask for water, parmigiano and pepper on our pastas...for clean dishes since they brought us 4 very dirty dishes!!! Our waiter didn't even look into our faces when taking the orders, never asked if we were fine, if we needed explanation of the special menu that it is written in Italian! He rushed us through our meal, taking away dishes not empy without even asking if we were still working on them... The food wasn't even that good as it usually had been, no salt at all, pasta wasn't even that warm...and on top of their rude bahaviour, mediocre food, the bill was very high for what we got! I am sorry but I will never go back! there are so many better italian restaurants in the city that offer nice and friendly service and delicious food, Pitti is not worth it!

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87 out of 274 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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135 out of 255 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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59 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

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