268 Sixth Ave., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Bleecker St.
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 er_er on 6/24/2010
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!
By MCCSO on 12/6/2010
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.
By dw2 on 5/5/2009
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.
By Chiccanyc on 7/2/2009
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!
By Stockboy on 6/11/2011
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
By foxido on 10/15/2012
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.
By orologi on 1/18/2005
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.
By Coco11 on 7/28/2008
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 Ã‚Â– RUDE host.
By bertiebeetle on 10/10/2008
The service is beyond rude, it's downright unprofessional. The waitress took half an hour to approach us. Our food and wine came at the same time. We had not finished our wine in the time it took to eat our pasta (unsurprisingly). Unhygienically, as our waitress took our order, she knocked a fork off the table next to us. She then reached across my husband and gave them his fork. THEY apologized to us on HER behalf. He could have been picking his teeth with it (he wasn't), but she had no way of knowing this. Rudely, as the waitress handed us the bill, she told us she could cork our wine so we would leave. If our wine order had been taken earlier (usual practice), we would've had time to finish our wine. I believe that patrons have the right to finish the food and drinks they've paid for in the venue from which they purchased it. Our meal came to $90, which I think gives us the right to sit and finish the wine that THEY were slow in bringing to us. I have been treated better at Pizza Hut.