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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Wednesday:
4 - 9 pm (kitchen closes)
Thursday to Saturday:
4 - 10 pm (kitchen closes)

Cross Street:
Grannan Street. Also Germain & King Street (in one block south)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(506) 214-8259

Website:
http://italianbynight.com/

Italian by Night Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (99)
Special Occasion (97)
Good for Anniversaries (85)
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Romance (75)
Group Bookings (59)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Authentic (55)
Business Meals (51)
Neighbourhood Gem (44)
Worth the Drive (41)
Hot Spot (40)
Fun (38)
Notable Wine List (37)
Pre/post-theatre (36)
Bar Seating (35)
Cozy (34)
Casual (28)
Comfort Food (24)
People Watching (22)
Tasting Menu (21)
Local Ingredients (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Gluten-Free Options (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Healthy (15)
Happy Hour (12)
Seasonal (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Lunch (10)
Great Beer (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Late-Night Find (8)
Organic (7)
Scenic View (5)
Spicy (5)
Tapas (5)
Brunch (4)
Child-Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Perry is the best!!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was attentive ... excellent as always!! The food was excellent and the timing of the courses spot-on ... we were there as a family celebrating wife's birthday. Highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Seasonal
Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is good, but the service is not. The hostess was very short with us even though we made a reservation and our table wasn't ready. All of the staff was clearly frantic with how busy the restaurant was, I just feel like maybe they should hire more people if they cannot handle the restaurant at capacity.

Tags: Romantic
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wanted to enjoy a special night with my daughter. The service was terrible, and the food was unbelievably bad.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best restaurant in the city! Fantastic food, great service and warm ambiance.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

keep up the consistent service and charm .Great spot !!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and service. The food was delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 7, 2017

Awesome food!! Best I talion restaurant in St. John. Truly the best Italian restaurant in New Brunswick

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are always happy with the food and the service at IBN. We enjoy the atmosphere and the pace of the meal. We never feel rushed and always feel special, plus the food is always delicious. Our family loves Italian By Night!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first visit. The food was great, the waitress was excellent but the hostess was very rude. The hostess would be the reason we may not choose to come back.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent meal with wonderful service in a very attractive setting!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Food1
Ambience5
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on November 2, 2017

Off day in the Kitchen, pizza was burnt, usually much better. No fish, just shellfish, the wife is allergic to shellfish, had to eat cheese (got re-flux!)

Tags: Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

This was my first time visiting the new location. It's beautiful! We went for the supper chop chop and enjoyed very much! We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

Wow, we went for the first time this week during Chop Chop and we're very impressed. The service, wait time, delicious options, ambiance, pricing were all excellent. I was mostly impressed with the service, All went above and beyond to make our Chop Chop night a wonderful experience. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Thank you Italian by Night for an awesome night!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great spot, walked right in no delays. Pleasant knowledgeable waitress. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

We attended Chop Chop and was looking forward to the event. The app/ first course was cold, hard and some meats very spicy and made me choke. I noticed that not everyone was served the same types of meat. The main course was “fabulous”! It made the dinner worthwhile . Delicious and plentiful. Although the dessert was quite tasty, it should have been served warmed, having or served cold made it hard. Would love to try IBN again. Overall, a lovely night.

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food and Atmosphere and our server Perry was the best!! We’ve been to this restaurant twice so far and will be back again before we leave. When you go ask to be in Perry’s section he is on point,entertaining, and really makes you feel taken care of!! Thanks Perry!!!

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 30, 2017

I love the homemade pasta noodles and gnocci that are made here and some of the sauces are delicious. My favorites are the rose type sauces, pesto sauces and the spicy tomato sauces. The only reason I only gave 3 stars is because I didn't love the pasta dish for the chop chop menu this year. The pasta wasn't freshly made and was pretty bland.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal....the food was excellent as well as the service and the atmosphere was great!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was superb and all three of us were very impressed. The only drawback was the deafening noise level which made it difficult for us to talk without shouting . I would not recommend the restaurant for a date or special occaision as it would be impossible to have any sort of intimate dining experience with such an incredibly loud noise level . It was the major drawback for us for a totally enjoyable evening

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

My favourite place in the city. Delicious unique food for this area. Lovely atmosphere. Great wine!

Tags: Bar Seating, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

I took my S/O out for her birthday dinner, and we had one of the nicest date nights we've had in a long time. The food was exquisite, the service was incredible, the drinks were fabulous, and the atmosphere and mood were perfect. I would highly recommend it to friends looking for somewhere to eat for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

First time visit and definitely not last. The whole dining experience lived up to the great reviews we heard about from friends. From starters, to entrees to dessert, food was exceptional. Service was amazing and attentive. My wife and I had a glass of wine each. I am not much of a drinker but the wine I had was very good. My wife didn’t really like her wine so our waitress arranged for a different wine to be served. Trout was the special entree. I love trout anyway and it was prepared and presented in a great manner and the taste of the trout and the vegetables did not disappoint. This restaurant still seems to be the hot place to go in uptown Saint John. We definitely plan to get back...and soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Romantic, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of Saint John’s best. Always great food, great service and a vibrant atmosphere.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

This new space at 97 Germain Street is wonderful. The food and service has always been great, but the new space is so open and alive. All the windows make you feel as though you are as vibrant and the city itself.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was a wonderful spot and great food. Service was excellent and the wine list was super. The dirt desserts were great but there wasn't a really great selection of them.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

Reservations were a snap with OpenTable, table for 4 on a Saturday Night. Started with a meatball appetizer which were delicious and piping hot. I skipped the primi option and went directly to the secondi... which was Cornish hen with baked risotto. The best risotto I have ever had. Finished with Crème Brule which had a prefect "crack" and tasted yummy as well!. My tablemates had the Steak special and both indicated it was the best they had ever had. Service was exceptional as well... our server explained the specials to us really well and followed up with us several times for replenishing drinks etc. I will be going back.. repeatedly!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was a wonderful evening with a delicious meal. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and upon arrival, they greeted him with a glass of champagne. What a nice touch! They also gave us warm towels to wash our hands. This was by far one of the best meal, ambiance and evening! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our second visit to their new location. My wife wanted to go for our anniversary, so I gladly made reservations through Open Table which turned out to be a snap. My wife said if you didn’t know we were in Saint John, we could be in any big city in the world. The staff were very accommodating and friendly and the food was stupendous. We are very lucky to have such a fine dining experience here in the city.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on October 16, 2017

It was very good food. I had people from Newfoundland with me and they loved the food! Appetizers were very good.
However when we arrived the greeter said we did not have a reservation for Oct 16th but did have one for Oct 23rd. I told her hogwash as I booked it and had it on my phone.
The other item was we felt we were being pushed out the door prematurely even though the restaurant did not close till 10pm. We left at 9:40 and rushed our wine because we thought the restaurant was closed - but the sign on the door said 10pm

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on October 16, 2017

FINE Just Fine We now have a great place dine. Welcome to Saint John

Tags: Spicy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was fabulous, better than most restaurants in Vancouver, we were looking for a go to favourite place and found all our needs and wants at Italian by night. Great ambience, great looking crowd, service spot on, would definitely recommend...

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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+

Tags: Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great time!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Italian by night never disappoints , always an enjoyable experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries

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