Italian by Night

4.6
454 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • 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)
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

IBN is an incredible restaurant in Saint John that provides an amazing eating experience. The menu has a great selection and the Staff is simply amazing. Best restaurant in Saint John.

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JV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always. Great food and great ambiance one of our favourites

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MH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service, amazing food and great atmosphere! Helped to make our 1st Anniversary a special one

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OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

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

Very nice atmosphere, pleasant waitress and food was very good.

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s
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, a touch pricier than some restaurants but certainly reasonable - will be back sooner rather than later!

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SG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nice restaurant, a bit loud with great service and food. A bit on the expensive side for everyday dining but well worth a visit for an occasion.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Daniel is an amazing server! Not only is he good looking but he’s suave and knowledgeable in the service industry. Excellent evening out!

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N
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Charcuterie platter for two was one of two highlights. The other was our waitress Dorothy. She was superb and made the night special. The pasta was okay, better than many, not as good as Italy 🙂. Pavlova for dessert was large enough for two and delicious. Presentation was top notch and all in all a great experience. The martini was also excellent. Hendricks and proper olives! A special nod to Dorothy who was professional and fun!

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NW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal and service. Only one complaint. No nice bread and balsamic/olive oil. First Italian restaurant where it wasnt offered.

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KC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

George is amazing! Food is very good. Noise level is loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Awesome place for a girls night get together! We will definitely be back.

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DT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

IBN never disappoints. We shared the Lobster Gnocchi as a starter and it was delicious. Service was great. Love the ambiance.

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MH
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a pleasure to bring our sister and brother-in-law from New York for dinner. They have
heard us talk about the restaurant and were excited to try. We were not disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Italian By Night was a fun, lively dining experience. Our server was not only knowledgeable, but pleasant, friendly, and very helpful.
The food was very good and ample portions.

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n
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love Italian by Night. It is my number one recommendation for a great dinner out in Saint John!

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KC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Good service, great food, very noisy. Very hard to hear and talk to those at our own table.

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NM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very good. Waitstaff friendly but harried. Loved the interior of restaurant. Unfortunately the ambient noise level precluded anything other than shouted communication. That spoiled the entire experience for my wife and me.

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M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The meatball appetizer was excellent and the Marguerite pizza was very good. We had good service but the restaurant got very busy and noisy after 6:30.

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TI
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Fine food in good central Saint John location. Reservation is a good idea. Very noisy on Friday night, so conversation is difficult until late. Service attentive but overwhelmed when dining room is full: aperitif not delivered until second reminder; main nearly forgotten; dessert menu literally slapped down by server rushing past. Food quite good and can be served Italian style: starter, pasta primi, meat or fish secondi, dolce. Drinks and wines varied, many by the glass in smaller/larger sizes. Simple polpetti in a good red sauce, excellent spinach salad, al dente fetuccini pesto (oddly with potato), richly sauced osso bucco with outstanding fried polenta, good tiramisu. Add coffees, bottle of sparkling water, and glasses of wine, and two of us paid $150 before tip for the 90 minute meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We were well received, excellent and timely service. All dishes were hot (if applicable) and well presented. Some items were poor value for the contents but overall it is a lovely place with consistent food preparation.

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H
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply the Best!

Great atmosphere, exceptional service, artistic presentation of outstanding menu items and friendly staff. What more could you ask? Highly recommended for anyone looking for a restaurant that has created a culture where everyone appears to really enjoy being there.

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C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drove all the way from Moncton was definitely worth the trip.

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RW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went for "Date Night". We had a fantastic experience. From the décor, ambiance, to the delicious food, and incredible service, we enjoyed it so much. Our server "George", was fast, attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and fun.
Thanks for a great night IBN !!!

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KF
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

enjoyed our dining experience, good food - excellent service

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

Meals were delicious. Dessert scrumptious! Great experience!

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PH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely building, great staff. Food was fair and very expensive.

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DC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were traveling through and found Italian on the internet with great reviews. We were parked a block away so we decided to try it. Our good fortune. I wish I knew our wait person’s name because she was outstanding. She saw there was a mixup as to who was covering our table and she took over - we lucked out.
Food was great. My wife had the gnocchi with lobster and and I had the veal scallopini. Delicious! Portions were abundant, but we couldn’t stop. A wonderful evening

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FB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Me and my queen enjoyed our night there service was great and food was good
We will enjoy another evening there soon

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MV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome restaurant with amazing food! Everything is always perfect!

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AP
Atlantic Canada
114 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner on this visit. As always, excellent food with outstanding service!

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FF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Ambient noise level was very high making it difficult to converse with my dinner partner.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always an excellent experience!

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AT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Perry was an amazing waiter. It was a wonderful experience for our 10th wedding Anniversary. I think its some of the best service we have ever had in Saint John.

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TT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are from Fredericton. The entire experience was great - ambience, food; drinks, service, it is all outstanding. This was our second opportunity to eat here and I look forward to the third.

The Open Table option was fantastic, so easy to make a reservation, thank you.

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MR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I thought I was back in Tuscany; the delicious food was true Italian cuisine. The menu had good options but not extensive and overwhelming. The presentation for all plates was mouthwatering. The staff was very attentive, well dressed, happy, worked well together; all signs of good training. The wine pricing was more reasonable than many lower scale establishments today. I look forward to my next visit.

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GT
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

While traveling through New Brunswick we made a stopover in Saint John and decided to try this restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant is nice - a well thought out floor plan, open kitchen (which I always enjoy), and an overall cozy and casual atmosphere. We had reservations and were seated right away. The food was good - from the appetizers through dessert everything was consistently good. The service was just okay though. While our server was professional she was not very personable which we found surprising considering this is Atlantic Canada where friendliness abounds. Other than that, this is a restaurant I would recommend. They have a nice variety, reasonable prices and a good wine menu.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Even though we had made our reservation weeks in advance, and specified it was to celebrate our anniversary, we were seated at a table right near the door. We were hoping for a better spot as there were many tables available when we arrived. The service was ok but we were expecting great service as this restaurant came highly recommended.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and the staff are rock stars, can't wait to go back.

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CD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food keeps us coming back. But, as always... Too noisy! Hard to converse with friends and waiters.

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