Italian by Night

4.7
727 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

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.
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4.6
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AC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always, the food and service were amazing. Our guests were thrilled with the food selection and quality and the excellent, personal service. Thank you!

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BF
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fabulous! The homemade spaghetti was delicious! Our waitress did a fantastic job and was very attentive!

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SS
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

At another restaurant we had mediocre food the previous night and was looking for something to reset our vacation experience. We picked well. This restaurant is a true gem and we were lucky to get our reservations. The place was packed, so I would encourage just dropping in. The seating is spacious and you feel like you are in a very intimate setting though there are many diners. They had coat hooks next to our table so we could sit comfortably.
Danielle was our server and we hit the jackpot. She was personable yet professional. Knowledgeable yet down to earth. We know she had several tables but she managed to make us feel like we were her only customers.
We ordered bruschetta and she said that it comes in 3’s but because we had 4, she would add an extra. I’m used to small toasts. No. This was a big piece of grilled bread heaped with fresh tomatoes and herbs.
I am a risotto fanatic and I knew what I wanted immediately. My daughter ordered spaghetti pomodoro. We split our dishes so we could have both. My serving was rich and huge and everyone at the table got a taste. The chicken was sliced and moist. We got plenty of protein. My husband got the fettuccine Alfredo. He’s Italian and loved it. My daughter’s boyfriend ordered the salmon. He asked me to taste the concoction underneath because he said it was to die for. I immediately recognized green peas and mint. He was floored BC he hates green peas. He’s a new convert!
We had no room for dessert after that beautifully prepared meal.

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DL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and environment! Loved everything about this place!!

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OT
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very high quality food with a very nice wine list. Had a special on antinori brunello at $96 which was at or below current retail.

Highly recommend as a high end dinner experience

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KG
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best service in Saint John. We drove down from Fredericton for a birthday dinner...just the two of us. Drinks, appetizers, meal...just fabulous. Particularly enjoyed the crudo.

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SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great go-to for special events. Great food and great drinks (try the Maple Bourbon Sour!). Love the open kitchen concept.

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TC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Very nice food and service but found it too noisy an environment for a nice relaxing meal with your partner.

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GS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding dinner (twice!) at IBN! Lasagna was rich, hot, and delicious. Veal scallopini also outstanding. It didn't have a lemon caper sauce but rather a creamy pepper sauce that was perfect. Nice wine selections from Italy, France and US. Atmosphere was buzzy and the service was great!

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Y
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. Food very tasty and well presented.

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

MY spouse and I dined with 2 other couples (it was their first time dining at IBN) and did enjoy the experience. The place was at near full compacity at our arrival, because of this our first drinks were a little slow getting to the table as the bar was backed up and our server was a bit slow asking for our drink order. That would be my only complaint which to be very honest is very very minor!! Our guest were a little more upset than my wife and I because we just enjoy being there. Overall Italian by Night is a 5 star dining experience for me every time I have dined there, I have not been dissappointed yet.

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T
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super delicious meal! Great service.

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LK
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The service and staff were very efficient. There were no buns or bread offered with the meal. The noise in the restaurant from those eating was loud!! The food was good. The scallopini I ordered was covered in tomato sauce and mozzarella ( I would prefer plain), and the pasta was congealed. It was good but not what I am used to. My husband had roast chicken on risotto and he s did it was very good

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F
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous place! I don't live in NB anymore, so didn't realize this place existed until it was recommended. Can't say enough about it! The food was fantastic, the service was great, the ambiance perfect. Will absolutely be back!

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CR
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food and wine, well crafted and excellent thoughtful staff. Deft creations and interpretations of classic Italian. Would dine here always!

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SH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought a coworker who resides in Newfoundland. She travels across the country and has the benefit of fine dining more than most. During her stay she was able to try many different restaurants in Saint John, which all were delicious and a great experience. But I choose to leave Italian by Night for her last evening. Our meal was absolutely perfect. The staff were friendly and very attentive, and the atmosphere was perfect. My coworker loves Saint John and said that Italian By Night was exemplary and cannot wait to return.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every staff in the restaurant was extremely welcoming and polite. The restaurant was clean and pristine. The staff was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to cater to all of our dietary needs. My family and I had an exceptionally wonderful evening.

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SD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

George our service was amazing !!!!!We were not in a rush and he let us have a beautiful supper where we felt very comfortable

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L
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was excellent, great service. Dining area was very loud, difficult to hear person across the table at times.

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OT
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Traveling through St John and ran across this place. Excellent food. Friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Great mix of pasta and non pasta options. Nice selection of gluten free options for my wife. Great tasting food with real flavor. Excellent lasagna. Not overly expensive. If I lived here, this would be a staple.

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ND
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! First time to IBN and it did not disappoint.. we were a bit early for our reservation and I wasn’t sure if we would be allowed in to wait and the hostess was nothing but kind.. it was chilly and damp outside so we went in and were greeted and sat without a problem. Restaurant is beautiful, staff were professional, meal was delicious! My favorite part was the hot towel to wipe your hands before your food arrived.. love that!!

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WP
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, first time there, would definitely recommend it.

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g
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Yes

We enjoyed it very much
Our Eoropean guests were surprised a city like SJ would have a restaurant of this quality.

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LH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took friends from out of town Tuesday evening. It was fabulous! The food was delicious!
The service great, and the ambiance was perfect.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating our 16th anniversary. The meal was amazing. The server was fantastic. The only reason I give it three star was the fact that we ordered a beautiful bottle of wine which was delicious. Our appetizer arrived. The meal came out halfway in between or appetizer. Our nice dinner was an hour. They need to ensure that the food is not as fast so people can enjoy a lovely meal. Overall food was delicious server was great. They should not rush people through their meal. We didn’t stay for desert because everything was way too fast.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had gone for our Anniversary and it was a very enjoyable evening from the hostess greeting us at the door, to our waitress who I believe was Danielle, who was exceptional plus the food, superb. The wine was so good that my husband went and bought a bottle after we left. I have already recommended the restaurant to others.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very good but the dessert (pavlova) was not as good as last time we were there. I was disappointed! Otherwise it was a lovely evening.

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ST
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating a graduation/landing a job. A small glass of Prosseco with a raspberry for each guest was a great start. Excellent service... delicious food!

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FN
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended by Bob McVicar and we are planning on making it a regular spot.

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MH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was tasty. Excellent wine options. The service was exceptional (Jaime is responsive, informative & high energy). The ambiance is classy, but you Dan feel comfortable in a suit or jeans. The crowd was very diverse & lovely for a Wednesday night. I loved this restaurant!!

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L
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Graduation

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MJ
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What truly stands out was the service received. He was on point and knowledgeable and more than accommodating.
The food was exceptional in taste, temperature and portions.
Truly a great experience for myself and family

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PR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, awesome staff, beautiful atmosphere although slightly noisy - but not enough to turn me away.

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DR
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as always! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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GC
London
41 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was good. Food nice and a good choice of wine.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience all around.

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B
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

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E
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I would definitely recommend. Great ambience! The food lately though has been hit or miss. I ordered the spaghetti and it literally looked like Ragu. I was very disappointed. Not much taste either. Dessert was great. Appetizer, caprese - so so. Not my best meal. Love the atmosphere there though.

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SB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Italian done with imagination and creativity. We had two dinners here during our week stay in St John. Some of the best pasta dishes I have ever eaten. Bravo

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have a wonderful time with my sister who was visiting from Ontario and her childhood friend. The atmosphere was perfect, food superb as was the service. Throughly enjoyed our evening and would highly recommend it.

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