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.
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!
Food was fabulous! The homemade spaghetti was delicious! Our waitress did a fantastic job and was very attentive!
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.
Fantastic food, service and environment! Loved everything about this place!!
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
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.
Great go-to for special events. Great food and great drinks (try the Maple Bourbon Sour!). Love the open kitchen concept.
Very nice food and service but found it too noisy an environment for a nice relaxing meal with your partner.
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!
Excellent service. Food very tasty and well presented.
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.
Super delicious meal! Great service.
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
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!
Wonderful food and wine, well crafted and excellent thoughtful staff. Deft creations and interpretations of classic Italian. Would dine here always!
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.
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.
George our service was amazing !!!!!We were not in a rush and he let us have a beautiful supper where we felt very comfortable
Food was excellent, great service. Dining area was very loud, difficult to hear person across the table at times.
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.
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!!
Excellent, first time there, would definitely recommend it.
We enjoyed it very much
Our Eoropean guests were surprised a city like SJ would have a restaurant of this quality.
We took friends from out of town Tuesday evening. It was fabulous! The food was delicious!
The service great, and the ambiance was perfect.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This restaurant was recommended by Bob McVicar and we are planning on making it a regular spot.
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!!
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
Awesome food, awesome staff, beautiful atmosphere although slightly noisy - but not enough to turn me away.
Outstanding as always! Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Service was good. Food nice and a good choice of wine.
A wonderful experience all around.
Delicious food and great service!
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.
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
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.