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About 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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Wednesday:
4 - 9 pm (kitchen closes)
Thursday to Saturday:
4 - 10 pm (kitchen closes)
Grannan Street. Also Germain & King Street (in one block south)
CAN$30 and under
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Italian by Night Ratings and Reviews
The atmosphere is cozy and the food is always delicious! Again the beef short ribs were a big hit & Creme brule was delicious ! our partners ordered the steak special and it was cooked to perfection !! A+
IBN just gets better and better! Been many many times. Have noticed service is getting increasingly better (if that's even possible). The food is so authentic, fine, and beautiful on the plate. IMPOSSIBLE to have better Italian anywhere East of Montreal.
We were looking for a great meal in St. John (New Brunswick) and found it in Italian by Night. Outstanding cuisine. A very bus place -- albeit a bit loud -- but the long drive paid off. Highly recommended.
It's not my first time and won't be my last. I am never disappointed with IBN. There is so much attention to detail. We were privileged to have Hannah as our server who made great recommendations when a few of us we're undecided on our choices. The staff are smiling and keeping a watchful eye on their guests to ensure they are having a great experience. I have and will continue to recommend IBN to others.
First time we were here and we will be back. Great tasting food, good atmosphere and excellent service. Not sure if it was just had good timing on our part but we received our food quickly too!
Italian by night never disappoints , always an enjoyable experience.
We have been going to Italian by Night for our anniversary dinner every year since IBN opened and this was our first time in the new space. Wow. What a beautiful and warm spot to have dinner and the food was incredible as always. Love the ambiance and Liz made us feel very welcome.
We were there to celebrate my birthday and everyone had an incredible time. Food was amazing and service is always great. They are always great at accommodating large parties.
The service was the best I had in a long time, the food was good but the service made the experience great. Highly recommended I will be back
Food was good, great atmosphere, service was great. The only negative thing I could say is that it’s a little pricey..
We really enjoyed the restaurant and the food. Will definitely go again.
First time for our guest. They loved it! We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and service. We were all treated special, and service was exceptional on every level. We are regulars and highly recommend his place to others frequently.
we were in the city for just one evening and the hotel staff suggested Italian by Night. My wife and I were very impressed by the young lady taking care of us. She was very helpful, friendly and enthusiastic about the restaurant. We ordered a number of different dishes and found them all to be beautifully presented and remarkably flavourful. The most outstanding meal experience in 3 weeks of travelling in the maritime provinces. We look forward to dining there again.
I simply love this restaurant. The food is delicious and not pretentious. Had the braised beef short ribs with polenta fries and wilted spinach. Absolutely perfect. Then the Bellissimo dessert. Omg perfect.
I only wish they would feature a few more wines by the glass. It could change often but a featured wine every weekend would be awesome. Whaddya say IBN? Xxoo
Absolute benchmark dining room service at Italian by Night. It was our first experience and my husband and I were thrilled. Such attention to fine detail by front of house staff is often hard to find in YSJ and these folks have it down "pat".
Food was lovely. Presentation was lovely.
It was our first time at Inalian by Night. It was our 7th Wedding Anniversary. The food was amazing, as well as the server. He made the night unforgettable for us. The Champane was a nice touch and then we moved on to Martinis and then a amazing sweet to finish.
Excellent food; waitress professional, but warm and friendly; considerable tasty menu options; very much enjoyed salad and main course; comfortable ambience, and decor.
Everything from the service to the meal was fantastic!! Highly recommend and will definitely be back!!!!
Went here after recommended by a friend. It was a wonderful dining experience. Waitress was excellent. Definitely make a reservation or you'll miss out!
We loved everything about Italian-By-Night! The great story of their evolution from a 45-seat successful local deli (Urban Deli) which closed for the afternoons, then reopened in the evenings with "Italian-By-Night", to the wonderful, spacious (but cozy), current location speaks to the creative talents of the owners, chefs, decorators, and staff. We dined there during a visit to St. John on the recommendation of our Air BnB host, who said it was "awesome", and they were right. My husband and I shared the delicious bruschetta; one topping was white bean and pepperoni, another was fresh peas with mint, and the other a chopped tomato mixture; all excellent. The wine list was very good, with affordable options of a small or larger pour, bottles, in both white and red varieties. The menu offered options of ordering from one to four courses, which we loved, since not everyone can always manage to consume four courses. For one of our entrees, we choose the penne with house-made pork and veal sausage, which was deliciously tasty, with just a slightly spicy "kick". The other dish we shared was the homemade ravioli, that night featuring a sirloin tip filling with a tomato cream sauce, which was out of this world! Feather-light pasta, with flavorful filling and sauce, light and not too creamy. We opted to pass on dessert, although I wished we had ordered one "to go", as the selections were tempting. We went to the bar and had limoncello instead, and enjoyed the friendly ambiance at the bar as well. Every staff member we encountered had the demeanor of an owner, ie, interested in our opinions, extremely helpful, friendly, and welcoming. We so wish we didn't live thousands of miles away in the United States, but we're sure the St. John regulars will keep this fantastic place busy !
Loved it all the food was excellent the service was amazing ! Our glasses never went empty! We will be back ! Highly recommend !
So we had great service, they really went the extra mile! Almost Lost a star on value only because I wanted to try the app, pasta and mains plates, but the portions are a little generous, and we were doing well to get through an app,main and desert. Delicious! Try the short ribs and oh man the palentia fries they come with. So yeah we left happy and with full tummies! :)
Perfect meal! We were so happy to eat there my husband and I.
I had a great time and enjoyed spending a surprising 3hours in the resto. Never stayed that long in one before thank you for the amazing ambience and service!
I ordered the clam dish with home made pasta and would like to make a suggestion. It was okay, the home made pasta was great but the sauce seemed too runny and maybe the clams on the side would be better kind of like the mussles. And the pasta sauce could be tastier with added veggies and thickened sauce.
Appreciated the complimentary cake/ champagne for my bday it was a special one. Amazing dessert. Will be back.
Service was excellent, food was delicious; overall a fantastic evening!
Outstanding! Delicious! Loved our server! I had the fresh pasta with clam sauce, so good. Loved it with the foccia bread.
Great cuisine and exceptional ambiance. Perfect for date night or for larger group. Authentic Italian menu.
My first time...but everyone has been and told me to go. Food was good, service was excellent and the place was not as noisy as I'd been warned. Dessert was beautiful and tasty. I will go again
Had another wonderful meal! Really enjoyed the shrimp scampi and fired calamari. They have the best pizza in the area! Seafood risotto was excellent- filled with seafood. Service was fantastic.
Service and food was great. Portions could have been larger. Renovations done tastefully. Great uptown historical location.
Great Service, friendly, quick and helpful.
Food: we had two dishes. Tagiatelle with Chicken and Alfredo sauce. Pasta was great sauce was undercooked like eating a mouthful of flour (work on your Roux and how to handle it or use Cornstarch). Also it came with a bread stick what was stale.
2nd dish Beef short ribs. Polenta was great. Beef ribs ok could use the garlic of the spinach with had way too much.
Food definitely needs help. It's a great spot and it has potential but it's not there yet.
AMAZING food!!! Our server was very sweet and prompt. He kept on top of things, even though he was serving a few tables in our area in the lounge, which is a great area if you want something more private. The presentation of the food was breathtaking and tasted even better. Very well priced for the quality and presentation. Absolutely will be back!
We went as a group of 10, and had an amazing experience. They sat us right at the front window, sent a well trained and friendly waitress to our table, and gave us a memorable night. The food was fantastic, the service superior and much fun had by all.
Thank you for another wonderful experience, Liz, Michelle, Axel and Jess!!
Kim & Bob
it is worth all the praise it receives. the dishes were perfection, the service lovely and has great ambiance
We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there this week and were so impressed with the entire experience from "uptown Marilyn", to the food, the wine and the whole atmosphere!! It was a fantastic evening in a fantastic restaurant!! We have plans to return!!
Terrific food, attentive service. Fine dining in a relaxed casual atmosphere. Short ribs were outstanding and loved the polenta fries.
Great food, great atmosphere. I enjoy the experience every time.
The food is phenomenal! Ambience is lovely no matter where you sit. Don't hesitate to ask your server for recommendations they are very helpful and well informed.
Lovely resteraunt, waitress and hostess were excelllent. Did not like the chicken in the fettuccini, it was steamed or poached tasted like canned. Yuck, pasta was excellent. Waitress should have questioned full serving of chicken left on plate. Otherwise very nice.
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