Italian by Night

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

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
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Wednesday:
4 - 9 pm (kitchen closes)
Thursday to Saturday:
4 - 10 pm (kitchen closes)
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Phone number
(506) 214-8259
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
Grannan Street. Also Germain & King Street (in one block south)
What 529 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was great. Fresh tasting food.

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

Awesome!!! We enjoyed every aspect of our meal.

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ER
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Our experience was not good. Our server made several mistakes, including forgetting to put my husband's order in and then being very pushy about what he "should" order that would be quicker, which still didnt come out of the kitchen until the rest of our party was nearly done. She said she would make it up somehow on the bill, and her solution was to give him a beer that he never asked for. The restaurant was busy that evening, however, no excuse for her several inadquacies. Her first mistake was telling us we had the table until 8:45. Our resrvation was at 8:00.... so needless to say, we did not feel like valued patrons. It was our first visit to IBN, and most likely our last. I could go into more detail but text is limited.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had an enjoyable evening with our group of 5 family members. Our waitress was very friendly. Food was very good. Restaurant was quite loud and a little difficult to have a conversation as it was hard to gear others at our table. Our experience was very nice.

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BC
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic experience for a quick coffee and dessert for 8 people.

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LH
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, even better server! Blanking on her name, but she had short blonde funky hair, hilarious personality. It was mentioned that it was my birthday. She made me feel very special!

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was my first time at Italian by Night. Several friends had recommended this restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was ready very quickly. We were not rushed or felt obligated to leave once we finished our meal. I felt it was a bit expensive for the portion size and what the meal consisted of. But overall I enjoyed the evening.

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NR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food served with style in a lively, chic setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All was well

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IH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, IBN does not disappoint!

Restaurant experience excellent. OpenTable experience not as great. I booked and received a confirmed reservation time for 6:30 p.m. However, learned that what is showing as available on-line may not always be the case. Restaurant called that day and did their best to accommodate however, reservation had to be moved to 8 pm which was much later than anticipated.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was exquisite and the service was outstanding! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special fine dining experience. Great for special occasions, business luncheons or dinners, romantic dinners, or anyone just wanting to show off what our fine city has to offer! If you haven't been there yet, you are missing out!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating my wife's birthday, they saved us a wonderful window table and brought her a glass of presecco. .

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant! Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be going regularly and would recommend to anybody looking for a great meal.

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JG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Love this place!!! It was packed and we were sat next to a large party celebrating a wedding. It’s was loud and busy cause we were stuck in the middle between the large party, kitchen and server station. So for our date night as a table of two, the placement of us wasn’t in the best location. Either way we enjoyed our food very much and our server was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone is super sweet. It was a pleasure talking to Elizabeth Rowe as well, about potentially having our wedding there. Looking forward to coming back again for dinner and drinks 🥂

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had chefs plate and oh my goodness it was yummy. Excellent meal

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic staff

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Food was quite salty but the table was
Perfect and the service was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The scallop pasta dish was amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Food was was unreal. Personalized service at Chef’s table. A very special evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot but with a large group it is hard to hear everyone due to the loud noise and lengthy tables, I would recommend this restaurant for a nice date on the more expensive side but delicious and gorgeous!

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BT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Not our first time here, in fact one of our go to options for date night. The ambiance is great, service top notch and the kitchen always does a great job pushing food out on time. We started off with the beef carpaccio which was very fresh but a little under seasoned, would still order again though. I got the penne with scallops and bacon and it was delicious! My wife got the chicken Alfredo which was still really good but the chicken was... odd? Possibly pre-cooked and reheated or over cooked. Probably wouldn’t get that dish again.. overall our evening was lovely and we will certainly be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

40th Birthday party! Great night out. So thankful to have this place in SJ!

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GB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great time. Food was excellent.Creative, interesting plating; right amount of spice. Nice to have Liz drop by for chat. Looking forward to next time.

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SI
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot in saint john for a date. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the experience.

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AV
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

IBN is a lovely place to dine. The only draw back is that it was very loud, and we had trouble having a conversation at the table. Food was wonderful. Will definately go back!!

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N
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat at the chefs table, so we were able to see all the different dishes leaving the kitchen. It actually made the decision harder since everything looked so good. Lobster Gnocchi was incredible, Lasagna was delicious as well. The wife and I always order something different then share. Only regret is not finding this restaurant earlier in our 10 day stay.

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SR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

While the food and service were good, this was the first time I’ve seen a minimum tip of 18% on the machine. That translates to a $40 tip for service to our table of 4. I thought that was too much to expect for what was provided.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All food was incredible and amazing service. Our favourite for special occasions. the ambiance is perfect.

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly Recommend!! When we arrive The Staff are Hands on making you Feel Welcome!! The Food is full of Flavor and we Love the Atmosphere..Thanks Again for a Evening that will be remembered..😉

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CW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went for our 47th Wedding Anniversary and it was our first time there. We had heard good things from family and friends and decided to try it for ourselves on our special occasion! We enjoyed our experience there and would certainly return!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We were more than happy with the food, service,and ambiance.

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AS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy our evening dinners at Italian by Night. The meals are outstanding and our server Abby was always extremely good, professional and friendly. We highly recommend this place.

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LA
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A friend and I chose to dine here and we had an enjoyable evening. Our server was excellent, he certainly knows how to treat customers. The food was very good, nicely although I just felt there was something missing in flavor, not quite the wow factor I would expect for the high price and not quite the Italian food I am used to. I would visit again for the ambience and excellent service as long as I have the same server!!

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DR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous evening as always. Love the food, love the staff, love the ambiance. What more could a girl ask for. Thank you!

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LP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We had the Chop Chop Dinner Menu,it was all wonderful except for the dessert where the meringue was like tough nougat,however the apple topping was marvelous and near compensated for the dental filling extracting meringue.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal for Chop Chop week in uptown SJ ...always stunning there.

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CK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our food was great, but we were a bit disappointed you only had the chop chop menu available. We were not aware of that when we made our reservation because at other restaurants the full menu is still available during chop chop week. My husband was really looking forward to the lamb which is his favourite menu item and was specifically why we went. Still received great service though.

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EL
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a bit of a wait, even with a reservation, but the food and service made up for it. Chop Chop menu was delicious and all of the staff are very friendly and efficient. I love Italian By Night and it is our first pick when we want something special.

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HS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time there, but it won't be the last. The food was excellent, however we found the pizza to be quite salty. That being said we most certainly will recommend this restaurant to friends and strangers. Our server was absolutely wonderful. We will be back.

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