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About Italian by Night


Italian by Night is an urban Italian restaurant and bar with a cuisine focused on combining imported Italian ingredients with local seasonal ingredients. We use old world techniques in a modern kitchen.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Wednesday:
4 - 9 pm (kitchen closes)
Thursday to Saturday:
4 - 10 pm (kitchen closes)

Cross Street:
Grannan Street. Also Germain & King Street (in one block south)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(506) 214-8259

Website:
http://italianbynight.com/

Italian by Night Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (97)
Special Occasion (92)
Good for Anniversaries (86)
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Romance (74)
Creative Cuisine (62)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Group Bookings (58)
Authentic (53)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Neighbourhood Gem (42)
Fun (42)
Business Meals (41)
Hot Spot (41)
Worth the Drive (35)
Pre/post-theatre (34)
Cozy (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Notable Wine List (29)
Casual (27)
Gluten-Free Options (23)
Comfort Food (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Healthy (17)
People Watching (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great Beer (7)
Seasonal (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Tapas (6)
Lunch (6)
Late-Night Find (5)
Scenic View (5)
Organic (4)
Child-Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Brunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

It was very good food. I had people from Newfoundland with me and they loved the food! Appetizers were very good.
However when we arrived the greeter said we did not have a reservation for Oct 16th but did have one for Oct 23rd. I told her hogwash as I booked it and had it on my phone.
The other item was we felt we were being pushed out the door prematurely even though the restaurant did not close till 10pm. We left at 9:40 and rushed our wine because we thought the restaurant was closed - but the sign on the door said 10pm

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere is cozy and the food is always delicious! Again the beef short ribs were a big hit & Creme brule was delicious ! our partners ordered the steak special and it was cooked to perfection !! A+

Tags: Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

IBN just gets better and better! Been many many times. Have noticed service is getting increasingly better (if that's even possible). The food is so authentic, fine, and beautiful on the plate. IMPOSSIBLE to have better Italian anywhere East of Montreal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We were looking for a great meal in St. John (New Brunswick) and found it in Italian by Night. Outstanding cuisine. A very bus place -- albeit a bit loud -- but the long drive paid off. Highly recommended.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 6 days ago

It's not my first time and won't be my last. I am never disappointed with IBN. There is so much attention to detail. We were privileged to have Hannah as our server who made great recommendations when a few of us we're undecided on our choices. The staff are smiling and keeping a watchful eye on their guests to ensure they are having a great experience. I have and will continue to recommend IBN to others.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great time!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 11, 2017

First time we were here and we will be back. Great tasting food, good atmosphere and excellent service. Not sure if it was just had good timing on our part but we received our food quickly too!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Italian by night never disappoints , always an enjoyable experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been going to Italian by Night for our anniversary dinner every year since IBN opened and this was our first time in the new space. Wow. What a beautiful and warm spot to have dinner and the food was incredible as always. Love the ambiance and Liz made us feel very welcome.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were there to celebrate my birthday and everyone had an incredible time. Food was amazing and service is always great. They are always great at accommodating large parties.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service was the best I had in a long time, the food was good but the service made the experience great. Highly recommended I will be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was good, great atmosphere, service was great. The only negative thing I could say is that it’s a little pricey..

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

We really enjoyed the restaurant and the food. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 27, 2017

First time for our guest. They loved it! We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and service. We were all treated special, and service was exceptional on every level. We are regulars and highly recommend his place to others frequently.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 25, 2017

we were in the city for just one evening and the hotel staff suggested Italian by Night. My wife and I were very impressed by the young lady taking care of us. She was very helpful, friendly and enthusiastic about the restaurant. We ordered a number of different dishes and found them all to be beautifully presented and remarkably flavourful. The most outstanding meal experience in 3 weeks of travelling in the maritime provinces. We look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I simply love this restaurant. The food is delicious and not pretentious. Had the braised beef short ribs with polenta fries and wilted spinach. Absolutely perfect. Then the Bellissimo dessert. Omg perfect.
I only wish they would feature a few more wines by the glass. It could change often but a featured wine every weekend would be awesome. Whaddya say IBN? Xxoo

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolute benchmark dining room service at Italian by Night. It was our first experience and my husband and I were thrilled. Such attention to fine detail by front of house staff is often hard to find in YSJ and these folks have it down "pat".
Food was lovely. Presentation was lovely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food; waitress professional, but warm and friendly; considerable tasty menu options; very much enjoyed salad and main course; comfortable ambience, and decor.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was our first time at Inalian by Night. It was our 7th Wedding Anniversary. The food was amazing, as well as the server. He made the night unforgettable for us. The Champane was a nice touch and then we moved on to Martinis and then a amazing sweet to finish.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything from the service to the meal was fantastic!! Highly recommend and will definitely be back!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

Went here after recommended by a friend. It was a wonderful dining experience. Waitress was excellent. Definitely make a reservation or you'll miss out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We loved everything about Italian-By-Night! The great story of their evolution from a 45-seat successful local deli (Urban Deli) which closed for the afternoons, then reopened in the evenings with "Italian-By-Night", to the wonderful, spacious (but cozy), current location speaks to the creative talents of the owners, chefs, decorators, and staff. We dined there during a visit to St. John on the recommendation of our Air BnB host, who said it was "awesome", and they were right. My husband and I shared the delicious bruschetta; one topping was white bean and pepperoni, another was fresh peas with mint, and the other a chopped tomato mixture; all excellent. The wine list was very good, with affordable options of a small or larger pour, bottles, in both white and red varieties. The menu offered options of ordering from one to four courses, which we loved, since not everyone can always manage to consume four courses. For one of our entrees, we choose the penne with house-made pork and veal sausage, which was deliciously tasty, with just a slightly spicy "kick". The other dish we shared was the homemade ravioli, that night featuring a sirloin tip filling with a tomato cream sauce, which was out of this world! Feather-light pasta, with flavorful filling and sauce, light and not too creamy. We opted to pass on dessert, although I wished we had ordered one "to go", as the selections were tempting. We went to the bar and had limoncello instead, and enjoyed the friendly ambiance at the bar as well. Every staff member we encountered had the demeanor of an owner, ie, interested in our opinions, extremely helpful, friendly, and welcoming. We so wish we didn't live thousands of miles away in the United States, but we're sure the St. John regulars will keep this fantastic place busy !

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Loved it all the food was excellent the service was amazing ! Our glasses never went empty! We will be back ! Highly recommend !

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 20, 2017

So we had great service, they really went the extra mile! Almost Lost a star on value only because I wanted to try the app, pasta and mains plates, but the portions are a little generous, and we were doing well to get through an app,main and desert. Delicious! Try the short ribs and oh man the palentia fries they come with. So yeah we left happy and with full tummies! :)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Perfect meal! We were so happy to eat there my husband and I.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

I had a great time and enjoyed spending a surprising 3hours in the resto. Never stayed that long in one before thank you for the amazing ambience and service!

I ordered the clam dish with home made pasta and would like to make a suggestion. It was okay, the home made pasta was great but the sauce seemed too runny and maybe the clams on the side would be better kind of like the mussles. And the pasta sauce could be tastier with added veggies and thickened sauce.

Appreciated the complimentary cake/ champagne for my bday it was a special one. Amazing dessert. Will be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was excellent, food was delicious; overall a fantastic evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great Beer
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Outstanding! Delicious! Loved our server! I had the fresh pasta with clam sauce, so good. Loved it with the foccia bread.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great cuisine and exceptional ambiance. Perfect for date night or for larger group. Authentic Italian menu.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

My first time...but everyone has been and told me to go. Food was good, service was excellent and the place was not as noisy as I'd been warned. Dessert was beautiful and tasty. I will go again

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had another wonderful meal! Really enjoyed the shrimp scampi and fired calamari. They have the best pizza in the area! Seafood risotto was excellent- filled with seafood. Service was fantastic.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service and food was great. Portions could have been larger. Renovations done tastefully. Great uptown historical location.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great Service, friendly, quick and helpful.
Food: we had two dishes. Tagiatelle with Chicken and Alfredo sauce. Pasta was great sauce was undercooked like eating a mouthful of flour (work on your Roux and how to handle it or use Cornstarch). Also it came with a bread stick what was stale.
2nd dish Beef short ribs. Polenta was great. Beef ribs ok could use the garlic of the spinach with had way too much.

Food definitely needs help. It's a great spot and it has potential but it's not there yet.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 15, 2017

AMAZING food!!! Our server was very sweet and prompt. He kept on top of things, even though he was serving a few tables in our area in the lounge, which is a great area if you want something more private. The presentation of the food was breathtaking and tasted even better. Very well priced for the quality and presentation. Absolutely will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 14, 2017

We went as a group of 10, and had an amazing experience. They sat us right at the front window, sent a well trained and friendly waitress to our table, and gave us a memorable night. The food was fantastic, the service superior and much fun had by all.
Thank you for another wonderful experience, Liz, Michelle, Axel and Jess!!
Kim & Bob

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 14, 2017

it is worth all the praise it receives. the dishes were perfection, the service lovely and has great ambiance

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 13, 2017

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there this week and were so impressed with the entire experience from "uptown Marilyn", to the food, the wine and the whole atmosphere!! It was a fantastic evening in a fantastic restaurant!! We have plans to return!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Terrific food, attentive service. Fine dining in a relaxed casual atmosphere. Short ribs were outstanding and loved the polenta fries.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere. I enjoy the experience every time.

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food is phenomenal! Ambience is lovely no matter where you sit. Don't hesitate to ask your server for recommendations they are very helpful and well informed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Groups, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive

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