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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

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (103)
Good for a Date (97)
Good for Anniversaries (82)
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Romance (74)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Group Bookings (59)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Authentic (54)
Business Meals (47)
Worth the Drive (46)
Neighbourhood Gem (42)
Hot Spot (41)
Fun (40)
Bar Seating (38)
Pre/post-theatre (36)
Notable Wine List (35)
Cozy (33)
Casual (29)
People Watching (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Gluten-Free Options (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Healthy (15)
Happy Hour (12)
Seasonal (11)
Great Beer (9)
Late-Night Find (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Lunch (8)
Scenic View (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Spicy (5)
Tapas (5)
Organic (4)
Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Child-Friendly (2)
Waterfront (2)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 6 days ago

As always the staff here ar pleasant and knowledgeable. Food is very good quality. Decor is beautiful.

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

vip
 (Key West)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I was impressed and awed with the decor, ambiance, service and food quality at Italian by Night! We’re lucky to have an establishment of this caliber in Saint John, NB. By far it’s the best restaurant in town.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was great and the kitchen was accommodating when asked for a different sauce to accompany the dish.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

A regular stop for us. Top notch service, by far the best in Saint John. Menu choices to fit any occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was a little more expensive than a lot of restaurants but better by far than most.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a very good meal ,food was excellent. Atmosphere was also excellent and staff very friendly. Sitting with our backs to the open kitchen at the chefs table I found it was too warm, but we had changed our reservation from four to five at the last moment and chefs table was only option. Overall our experience at IBN was top notch.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have dined here twice and both times the staff and food were extraordinary! The wine list is extensive with many red and white to choose from.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lovely birthday gathering at Italien by Night. Everyone were able to sit together which I appreciate a lot.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 21, 2017

It was perfectly enjoyable from start to finish! The restaurant is roomy enough so you do not feel crowded and the meals were delightful. Thanks all at Italian by Night!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was great, service was good. Pricing was extreme and I felt like I was sitting on top of the people at the two tables next to us. It’s too open and exposed. I could hear the conversation happening beside us. I had to be careful standing from my chair as I could have elbowed someone at another table. If I’m going to pay that much for a bottle of wine and dinner with my husband, I prefer it to be in a cozier setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great atmosphere, fantastic food and wine list, service was great, definitely recommend to my friends and colleagues.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience and the Birthday girl really enjoyed her meal and
the whole atmosphere and evening.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Tasty food and attentive service. Price point is not indicative of portion size. $17 caprese salad for one 1/2” slice of tomato with a piece of cheese wrapped prosciutto over a cup of wilted spinach. Not what we expected. Respectable Italian dining shouldn’t feel like a rip off, it should leave you feeling like your grandmother forced another helping on you.

Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was in and wound up havinģ no meal and worked out that paying $20 for a glass of water just because the scallops were raw on the inside

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always a great meal, always great service. One of Saint John's best restaurants!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Perry is the best!!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Service was attentive ... excellent as always!! The food was excellent and the timing of the courses spot-on ... we were there as a family celebrating wife's birthday. Highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Seasonal
Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is good, but the service is not. The hostess was very short with us even though we made a reservation and our table wasn't ready. All of the staff was clearly frantic with how busy the restaurant was, I just feel like maybe they should hire more people if they cannot handle the restaurant at capacity.

Tags: Romantic
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wanted to enjoy a special night with my daughter. The service was terrible, and the food was unbelievably bad.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best restaurant in the city! Fantastic food, great service and warm ambiance.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

keep up the consistent service and charm .Great spot !!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and service. The food was delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 7, 2017

Awesome food!! Best I talion restaurant in St. John. Truly the best Italian restaurant in New Brunswick

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are always happy with the food and the service at IBN. We enjoy the atmosphere and the pace of the meal. We never feel rushed and always feel special, plus the food is always delicious. Our family loves Italian By Night!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first visit. The food was great, the waitress was excellent but the hostess was very rude. The hostess would be the reason we may not choose to come back.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent meal with wonderful service in a very attractive setting!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Food1
Ambience5
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on November 2, 2017

Off day in the Kitchen, pizza was burnt, usually much better. No fish, just shellfish, the wife is allergic to shellfish, had to eat cheese (got re-flux!)

Tags: Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

This was my first time visiting the new location. It's beautiful! We went for the supper chop chop and enjoyed very much! We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wow, we went for the first time this week during Chop Chop and we're very impressed. The service, wait time, delicious options, ambiance, pricing were all excellent. I was mostly impressed with the service, All went above and beyond to make our Chop Chop night a wonderful experience. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Thank you Italian by Night for an awesome night!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great spot, walked right in no delays. Pleasant knowledgeable waitress. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

We attended Chop Chop and was looking forward to the event. The app/ first course was cold, hard and some meats very spicy and made me choke. I noticed that not everyone was served the same types of meat. The main course was “fabulous”! It made the dinner worthwhile . Delicious and plentiful. Although the dessert was quite tasty, it should have been served warmed, having or served cold made it hard. Would love to try IBN again. Overall, a lovely night.

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food and Atmosphere and our server Perry was the best!! We’ve been to this restaurant twice so far and will be back again before we leave. When you go ask to be in Perry’s section he is on point,entertaining, and really makes you feel taken care of!! Thanks Perry!!!

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 30, 2017

I love the homemade pasta noodles and gnocci that are made here and some of the sauces are delicious. My favorites are the rose type sauces, pesto sauces and the spicy tomato sauces. The only reason I only gave 3 stars is because I didn't love the pasta dish for the chop chop menu this year. The pasta wasn't freshly made and was pretty bland.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal....the food was excellent as well as the service and the atmosphere was great!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was superb and all three of us were very impressed. The only drawback was the deafening noise level which made it difficult for us to talk without shouting . I would not recommend the restaurant for a date or special occaision as it would be impossible to have any sort of intimate dining experience with such an incredibly loud noise level . It was the major drawback for us for a totally enjoyable evening

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

My favourite place in the city. Delicious unique food for this area. Lovely atmosphere. Great wine!

Tags: Bar Seating, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

I took my S/O out for her birthday dinner, and we had one of the nicest date nights we've had in a long time. The food was exquisite, the service was incredible, the drinks were fabulous, and the atmosphere and mood were perfect. I would highly recommend it to friends looking for somewhere to eat for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

First time visit and definitely not last. The whole dining experience lived up to the great reviews we heard about from friends. From starters, to entrees to dessert, food was exceptional. Service was amazing and attentive. My wife and I had a glass of wine each. I am not much of a drinker but the wine I had was very good. My wife didn’t really like her wine so our waitress arranged for a different wine to be served. Trout was the special entree. I love trout anyway and it was prepared and presented in a great manner and the taste of the trout and the vegetables did not disappoint. This restaurant still seems to be the hot place to go in uptown Saint John. We definitely plan to get back...and soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Romantic, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of Saint John’s best. Always great food, great service and a vibrant atmosphere.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

This new space at 97 Germain Street is wonderful. The food and service has always been great, but the new space is so open and alive. All the windows make you feel as though you are as vibrant and the city itself.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene

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