Italian by Night

4.6
609 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

We are open Easter Sunday for dinner. Open at 3pm and last reservation seating is 7:30 pm.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 609 People Are Saying
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SD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food !!!😀😀😀'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????

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

The food and our server were fantastic! We had a great time. Thx!

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

We were a party of 5
4 Adults and a 7 year old child
We were surprised that you did not have a child's portion meal. We had a Lasanga (sp?) for the child and she tried but ate less than 1/3 of the portion served.
2 of us had the Beef special one of which was less than tender-. It was cooked to perfection but a challenge to cut.
We were pleased with the selection of wines and felt they were reasonably priced.
The other s were happy with their meal.

Also the Waitress neglected to tell us the price of the beef special but we chose it in any event and I was surprised when I received the invoice.
I was also surprised to see that you charged for bread-not usual in my experience.

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DC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I highly recommend Italian By Night. It is a fantastic restaurant - from the food, to the service, to the ambiance - it's excellent! Last week was my 3rd trip to the restaurant. Our waiter, Daniel, provided outstanding service. I will definitely be going back. It is well worth the drive to St. John to enjoy the big city vibe of this restaurant.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal. Excellent and very efficient and friendly waiter.

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ES
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service was wonderful.
We did find it a bit loud. Also we were seated at a table for 2 by a window ... which was lovely except that people were passing by brushing our table.

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EP
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

So delicious!! We enjoyed an outstanding evening...friendly service, wonderful ambiance and delicious food. A great way to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

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PV
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone I stop in Saint John, this is a first evening destination. Parking was a challenge due to the snow. Parking aside, our visit was great. Service impeccable.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was outstanding, but the quality of the food was average. We did order spaghetti and wine for 2, costing 100.00. For the price I paid was expecting a better sauce that just a basic tomato sauce. Thought I would give this place a try, I’m thinking I will stick to my usually place. I did want to recognize the quality of the service and the atmosphere was certainly a 5 star as was the presentation of the food, certainly disappointed in the taste of the meatballs and the spaghetti sauce.

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food
Great night out

Would recommend to all friends

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

We really enjoyed our experience here for the most part. The food was great and the staff were really friendly. Unfortunately, when I sat down on my fabric chair it was soaking wet. Once I informed the server, it took some time to find another chair as the restaurant was so busy for Chop Chop. She found a small wooden chair for me but unfortunately, I still had to sit in soggy pants for the night. I’ll definit go back, but I’ll be checking the seat before I sit next time.

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LR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great experience! The service was on point and the food came out in the most appropriate time looking so delectable and then the taste of every single morsel was amazing. The whole experience made me feels as though we were participants in a play that IBN had put on so eloquently. Well done IBN!

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DN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the first time to Italian by Night in its present location and was impressed with the decor.

Everything was great and we really enjoyed it. We will be back

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BB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Not sure the chop chop menu reflects the usual standards. Service and ambiance great ; food ok. Dessert was lovely

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LG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to IBN for a friends birthday. Enjoyed the chop chop menu. All 3 courses were delicious!

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MC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for my wife's birthday and loved every minute of it. Great vibe as the place was very busy with lots of happy people yet we were provided very personal type service. The dishes of pasta and chicken were splendid. Yes the noise level was a bit on the high side but heck that's a big part of what brings a great ambiance. We will continue to visit on a regular basis!

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HA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I attended IBN on Friday night, Feb 22. The place was packed so I was happy we made a reservation. We went around 730 and did not have to wait for our table. We ordered the bruschetta to start, which was tasty but I would not order this again. For my main dish I had the Risotto Di Mare and it was amazing. very flavorful and full of seafood. This was one of the best dishes I have had in a long time and enjoyed every bite. For the price of this dish, it came well packed with various types of seafood and the presentation was stunning. My boyfriend ordered the Margherita pizza (he's picky) but really enjoyed the flavor and it was a good portion of food. We were too stuffed for dessert but the menu looked nice. The rest of the evening we talked about how good the food was and how great of an atmosphere this restaurant has. Great spot for a date night or even to grab a bite and some drinks with friends. We can't wait to go back!!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening but we felt our waitress messed up somewhat service slow on the girls martinis and one food order.she didn’t bother bring the hot towels to us just a few things like that..

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We will be back! Amazing food and service. A little loud but only because it was filled to capacity; a sign of a great restaurant.
Can’t wait for our next meal at Italian by Night!

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D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Valentines

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great evening at IBN, The food was awesome as usual and Abby did a great job taking care of us, This is a must visit in Saint John

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As with each visit, we really enjoyed our food and the experience of dining at Italian By Night.
The service was wonderful and the food very reasonably priced.

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

So good! We loved it. Food is always fantastic. Service is second to none. Ambiance is best in Saint John

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M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We recently went to Italian By Night for Valentine’s Day and we’re not disappointed. The meal was incredible and the service was top notch. We had calamari and bruschetta to start, and had the 10 oz tenderloin as a main course. Everything was seasoned perfectly and the steak was melt in your mouth delicious. Can’t wait to go back again!

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VS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was lovely! I would certainly come back :)

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PB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was so good!! We can’t wait to go there again!

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LG
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful meal from start to finish. Everything from the drinks, appetizers, main course, and dessert were delicious. Lovely atmosphere and great service. Will definitely be back!

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MM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant in a great location. Food, ambiance and wine selection was excellent. Already recommended to friends and colleagues. Can't wait to go back!

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CN
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food delicious especially the Margarita Pizza and the raviolis. Wait person extremely courteous and friendly! Dessert very good. Bill large but overall worth every cent and we are anxious to experience other menu items! Our new favorite restaurant! Was worth the ride from Maine.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, the only reason I did not give it 5 stars was the gelato was not very good (mostly the toppings).

Our server was great, very attentive and knowledgeable. Great customer service. We will be back!

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LG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is Saint John’s best restaurant We have dined here many times and have never been disappointed.

The menu has been upgraded a number of times with wonderful new items.

The service keeps getting better and better no matter how busy is the restaurant.

Our waiter “Daniel” was fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Italian By Night to celebrate our 26rh anniversary. We wanted to try a restaurant that we had never been to before. Now I’m not sure if we could go anywhere else. The food was outstanding! Our service was top notch and we are already planning on our next dinner out.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing experience celebrated my boyfriends birthday and anniversary couldn't of been more perfect. Beautiful place excellent staff and great seating we will be coming back again for sure.

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food , kind stuff , lovely place and good wines

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KS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love everything about Italian By Night! We have never been disappointed! The food, the service, the ambiance ~ top notch ❤

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We have been to this restaurant 4 times and each time the food and service have been excellent it is by far my favorite place to dine in Saint John I would recommend to anyone hoping to take by relatives from Montreal who are Italian there this coming fall. The service and wait staff are the best so pleasant and helpful and they know the menu and discribe the food being severed very well. I can't wait to go back

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H
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a party of 4 for my mom's 57th birthday. The food (appys and mains) was delicious and even satisfied the picky eater (lasagne). The seafood tasted fresh. The drinks were amazing. Very limited beer list, but cocktails and wine were perfect. Great atmosphere. The low lighting made it hard for my parents to read the menu, but we worked it out. We stayed for about 3 hours. It was very comfortable and perfect for drinks and conversation (and lots of laughter). Highly recommend.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening! Food was spectacular and thoughtfully presented

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T
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was great, would like a bit more space between tables, more ambiance for the price you pay. And we had a problem with our reservation. We were quite confused by then end of the evening. First we got a call to change our time from a time we did not schedule, then received a call to ask where we were at 8pm when we were told to be there for 8:15 instead of 7:30. Then I received an email telling me not to miss reservations blah blah bla, kind of chastising me when we did keep our time slot assigned by the woman who called from the restaurant. Very confusing, makes me wonder about a future reservation.

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

The overall dining experience is just OK however it is the quality of the food that makes me want to return and try everything on the menu. The house wine list is one of the best in the city. And we loved the complimentary beverage for a birthday dinner...excellent touch. And what is not to like about the hot towels before eating.

Although the quality of the food is outstanding there are areas of the restaurant where the tables are crowded making the place too noisy. The tables against the wall and windows are the only decent places to sit. The bar and the restaurant don't flow - we got a lot of noise coming from the bar area. And just a picky thing - the menu is too big physically and it got in my way. One has to order quickly to get rid of the menu.

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