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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.

56% would go back.

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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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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Favorite Restaurant!

By tashe94 on 2/3/2014

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

I love the service, food is incredible, and at the atmosphere is great. They even speak italian so you feel like you are in Italy! They have a ton of daily specials and even the menu itself has a wide array of choices. I definitely recommend this place.

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23 out of 36 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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26 out of 46 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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32 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

Inaccurate Profile - Allesandra

By NYC13 on 4/29/2013

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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 ;)

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36 out of 71 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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50 out of 95 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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96 out of 171 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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116 out of 226 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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102 out of 183 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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100 out of 205 people found this review helpful.

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