Italian by Night

4.7
590 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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4.8
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4.7
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4.4
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MK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Valentines

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
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 3, 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 3, 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 27, 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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P
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was our third experience with IBN and the best, so far. Our server, Kalan, was wonderful. Our meal was very good when previous offerings have been a tad disappointing. Suggestion: your seafood menu could be less hodge-podge: every plate offered was like an ad for a fish market. Personally, one of us prefers only shrimp but there were no "just shrimp" courses. Less is more. Thank you.

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PR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and beautiful atmosphere- Enjoyed! Thank you

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IM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can't remember a better restaurant meal. Ever! Risotto for me, pasta for the wife. Both seafood dishes. Amazing cook on everything. Flavor/seasoning were perfect. Even if you can't get a reservation, take a seat at the bar and order the carné pizza. Wow!

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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience

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CL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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Wonderful food - wonderful service - love it! and loved that I got a processo on the house as it was my birthday - Nice touch folks! My favourite restaurant in Saint John by far!

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went there to celebrate my wife's birthday. Great food! Reasonable priced. It was a Saturday night, so it was packed. A little bit too loud, but with so many people there, it was understandable, so this is not a complain. Lights were dimmed too low for me. Could light it up a little bit more.

After dinner, I left my scarf behind. Within 5 mins I left there, they called me through the reservation contact information. Great services!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Normally a favourite place to eat. Food was just not up to usual high standard.

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our anniversary this past week and it was a lovely experience. It was my second time there but my boyfriends first. He really enjoyed himself. I must say the food and service was better this time around.

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down the best Polenta and Fettucine Alfredo I’ve EVER eaten! I’m still daydreaming about it :)

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OR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner very much, one minor complaint, the mussels were tooooo small to be served and I know good mussels. Thank you

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J
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved it! The food is delicious, the wait staff tremendous and the atmosphere was perfect! Chef Michelle also stopped at our table to say hello! Thank you!

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic evening food was incredible as was the service !!! Can’t wait to go again

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

Every bite was a burst of flavour. Food, service, and atmosphere were all amazing. Can't wait to go back!

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

Some portions are vere small but was delicious. Very nice atmosphere. I did find that the water glasses had dirt on the outside of the glass though

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j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another exceptional evening at IBN. Great staff and exceptional food. Highly recommend!

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had friends visiting for New Years. The Husband had been here on business and really enjoyed Italian by Night. I thought it would be nice to have the wife experience the food. We had a wonderful experience! The music was wonderful, the food was spot on. A big Thank You to our waiter Daniel, he was fantastic.

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CT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty food, great drinks and nice atmosphere bit pricey but really fancy for a change from fast food, especially if it's for a birthday or anniversary 🥂🍾

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S
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The musician was a nice touch for NYE. Ambiance is nice. Friendly staff. Special menu was good, especially oysters on the half shell

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