Italian by Night

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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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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Salty food ...white pizza, lasagna...love the place but too 🧂

MH
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was pleased to have my lifelong friend from Fredericton visit and treat her dinner at my favourite place for her Birthday. Never disappointed and I’ll have the pleasure to go again this coming week

SH
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had our meal at the bar and everything was wonderful as always. The only reason I put service at less than outstanding was that it was a little slower than usual as it was very busy and there was just one bartender on. It did give us more time to talk and to sip our wine though!

SG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit and we will definitely be back. Started with calamari. It was lightly battered served on a tangy red sauce. Delicious. I then had a pasta dish with shrimp. Very good with shrimp that were tender and juicy and not over cooked as they so often are. My husband had one of the specials which was beef also pinkish red in the middle as he requested. The tiramisu for dessert was the perfect finish. Our wait staff was a lovely gal. She was knowledgeable and engaging. She recommended a bottle of red wine that we were not familiar with and we will he looking for it in the liquor store to drink at home as it paired well with both of our dishes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful all around. Food was exquisite and the service was excellent!! It was to die for, I am sad I don’t live here anymore because I would go back every week!!

OT
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is cozy, food was exceptional and service was superb! I highly recommend this place. Thank you for a great experience. We definitely will be back when we’re in Saint John.

BD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I brought a small group for a business dinner. The food was amazing as usual and this restaurant has a great atmosphere. The only minor hiccup with the service was that we did have to wait about 20 minutes before anyone came by to take our drink orders. After asking the hostess if we could order some drinks the server showed up right away. She was very pleasant and seemed eager to make things right. The drinks also took quite a bit of time to arrive though (about 10 minutes) so perhaps there was a rush at that time. After that though, the appetizers, main courses and desserts came out swiftly during the evening so all was good overall. The food was absolutely beautiful, fresh and delicious. Everyone kept raving about the quality of the food and how fresh everything tasted. We will be back of course!

S
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and food was amazing as always

M
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Was really lovely! Will be back again!

s
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

great food. Outstanding service. will go again soon

k
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Pizzas was tasty &good. The 2 roast porks were excellant. The 2 canalonis were not serve as hot as they should have been. The cupcakes were just OK, a disappointment.

t
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in town! Always consistent. Highly recommend

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We went for Chop Chop and overall it was yummy. The dessert was really lacking though.

k
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was incredible! As was the food, and the entire night

RN
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Impromptu dinner at IBN on a cold rainy evening. Decided to sit at the bar and was glad I did. Was thoroughly entertained by the charming Perry. Enjoyed a delicious homestyle Chop Chop dinner and decadent dessert. Will most certainly be back for more!

SM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Dinner was very good, we had each of the “Chop chop” entrees. The Caneloni was great. The pork was rather plain, with no sauce or spice on the meat. The potatoes and vegetables were very tasty. If the sauce (gravy?) on the rest of the dinner had been on the meat as well it would have helped a lot.

WW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all had a very enjoyable evening and look forward to returning to Italian By Night in the near future.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere service and cuisine... Will return with guests...

DL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food! Service was almost perfect. She forgot a drink order for someone at our table, but considering how busy she was it was very understandable. There was a retirement function going on which took the noise level up a few decibels but again, understandable. Overall I would highly recommend and look forward to our next visit!

S
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing good, service and experience. If you are gluten free they have great options!!

F
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love dining at this authentic, Italian restaurant. Being from an Italian background (both parents), I can attest to the flavours, smells and the presentation as being top notch! Always love boasting about the city of Saint John with its' many fine restaurants and Italian by Night is up there at the top!!

KD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in Saint John! We love everything we have ever picked to order off the menu, both appetizers and main course meals! Can’t wait to go back :)

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time and the food was terrific. We will dine here again.

LM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My first visit, but an excellent evening! It was a milestone wedding anniversary celebration, booked just a couple of hours before opening but we were seated at the perfect table and were welcomed with a little extra attention. Their primi and secondi menus are both plated to North American portions, so we opted just for a single item each but enjoyed both the penne (alfredo) with scallops and the chicken with linguine (pomodore). Desert was the creme brûlée and the tiramisu- both excellent. Recommend the blueberry tea as a digestif - it was a pleasant surprise! Service was prompt and attentive.

Only comment was that folks have a good time, so there were the occasional punctuations of a big laugh in the full house - and we wondered where the music was coming from toward the end of the evening. Nothing more than a little distracting.

MW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was scrumptious, the staff was attentive, and the setting was warm and inviting. Our waitress was helpful when asked for input and she really seemed to know the menu and food well. Drinks were excellent also. I would highly recommend the pavlova dessert! We will definitely seek this place out again next time we are in Saint John!

SV
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Had lasagne. It was terrible. Not hot. Much too hard around the edges . Top layer of cheese was unappetizing. Quote sure it was thrown in the microwave before serving. At least that's what it taste like.

KG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just moved here from Toronto and have been looking for good italian food. This is the best place we have ever eaten at. The food and service is amazing.

S
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food, nice waitress and hip atmosphere. However I didn’t give 5 Stars because there was only one piece of bread with our burrata. She offered to bring another but forgot. She then offered me a free beer so made up for her mistake. Would totally recommend!

RD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly servers every time we have visited ,our fifth meal there

MC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Love the ambiance of this place with the loft look of exposed brick, open ceiling and large windows. I also like the open kitchen concept. Danielle, our server, was most gracious and charming and very attentive. My dirty vodka martini was perfect. We shared the mussels and a veggie pizza as appetizers. Both were yummy but I like my pizza a bit crustier so another few minutes in the oven would have done the trick. We also ordered the Scoglio as our main course....all seafood was perfectly cooked but the homemade pasta was a bit over done. Fresh pasta only needs a minute and should have been added at the very last moment. We were too full for dessert but I would loved to have tried the Pavlova.

F
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My mouth was watering as I read the menu on line...my craving for fresh made gnocchi was definitely satisfied. It was so fresh, hot, plentiful and delicious!! Can’t wait to try something else

SB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great meal again! Danielle is a great waitress!

BM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a special occasion and everyone from our amazing server Daniel to the kitchen staff made this evening truly memorable.

From the first bite of the appetizers to the last spoonful of the desert, the food was delicious.

Thank you to all the front and back of the house staff.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door it was a wonderful experience! The service, food and ambiance were an excellent start to our evening. We will most definitely be back!

AS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service we will definitely be back!

JG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Whole experience was excellent!!! I have never had a bad one and will go there again.

CM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was great. Food was fair. There were pieces of broken shell throughout my husbands pasta dish. We had the same meal, mine was fine but his was full of small pieces of broken shell.

JV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. We loved the atmosphere but the food was especially good. We were in Italy last year and this is the closest we have found since.
Highly recommend

GD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

George, our service provider, was great. Service was prompt -- we were three 'tweens, and one adult, so not the easiest group to serve. The dinner was excellent, and George was really good with the kids.

UC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Requested window table 2 weeks in advance wasn't given, but Assistant GM made it right. Food was imaginative, and portions appropriate. Server was excellent.

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