Italian by Night

4.6
633 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • 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.

Special Offers

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Open Sunday May 12th for Mother’s Day dinner. 3pm with last seating at 7:30 pm

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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 633 People Are Saying
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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with a group of 8 and everyone loved their food, from appetizers to dessert. I especially enjoyed the polenta and pavlova. Great server. Will be back!

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CS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server, Danielle, was FANTASTIC. Very impressed!
:D
P.S.: the warm cloths were an excellent bonus.
P.P.S.: The tiramisu made me happy.

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BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took friends to celebrate 50 years as it was recommended by a friend. Was an excellent choice. Food was excellent. Waitress was attentive not intrusive. Ambiance was interesting as the restored the old interior. Our table for 5 was a bit large for conversation. Will definitely return.

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PL
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Wonderful meal and evening with friends. Easy to make reservation online and great options on menu.

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CD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal once again...ventured out of my regular pick from the menu to try something new (tried the Scoglio) and it did not disappoint.

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LL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had guests from out of town visiting and they all loved IbyN. Thank you for a great evening.

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o
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The service was lovely, and our waitress was quick and very friendly, checking on us often. The food however was very disappointing this visit, very small portion sizes and the overall quality was just not there. Our appetizer was Bruschetta 3 ways, with the first being a bit of a surprise at an Italian restaurant, bread topped with hummus, next the pea spread, although tasty for me was just not enjoyed by the other members of our party. Last, the tomato bruschetta was equally disappointing, no taste to the tomatoes and flat on the olive oil and garlic. Having had the bruschetta on previous visits with grilled juicy mushrooms, lively garlic, and savory olive options I felt my out of town guests were ripped off to what could have been. The bottle of red wine was lovely to accompany the Risotto di Mare, which was beautiful tasting but just fell short on the portion size. One scallop and very small piece of salmon and barely enough grains of rice to call it an entree did not satisfy the appetites. My husband who is not a huge eater poured himself a bowl of cereal once we arrived home. The other 2 entrees were delicious but just VERY small portion sizes again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent ambience! Fantastic service!! Our server was fantastic

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Out standing from start to finish, would encourage every one to go.

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w
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. Mt Short rib was a nice size portion. My wife have the ravioli and I felt her portion was a bit small for the cost. Appetizer was also a bit small for the cost. No breads served. All the food tasted fantastic and the waiter was wonderful.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. My (11yo) daughter left and said she felt like royalty. Perfect evening out.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food.
Great atmosphere
Great service

BUT it was loud...as there is a bar underneath the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Usually great, last few times flavours seemed off in food and food was not heat hot.
seemed unusually slow for a Friday night.

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AE
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The person that wanted to go to Italian by Night had been to Italy and was meh about it. I didn't find that there was anything about it worth the hype or the pricing. I really didn't know what to expect, everything sounded exotic. It wasn't bad but it wasn't anything special either.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, will definitely be back!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We request an off menu cheese plate for dessert. What was prepared for us was outstanding.

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Meatballs were cold, menu selection not as good as it was. Used to be my favourite place...sad.

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H
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The ambiance of the restaurant is nice, the service was great. I had the fettuccine alfredo, it was OK. It was fresh pasta and quality ingredients, but lacked flavor and was very lightly sauced. My husband had the ravioli stuffed with prime rib and it was delicious. I would go back and try more dishes despite not being crazy about my dish.

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious food, excellent service, table setting, fresh flowers, nice dishes, lovely stemware, wait staff who knew the menu, plus the wines; all contributed to an enjoyable dining experience. Lived up to its reputation in every area except: it was crowded and noisy. My husband wears hearing aids, so he found that a problem. It was our first visit. Would try for a less busy time for second one.
Lydia and Pat LaPointe, Fredericton

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K
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Italian cuisine and service! By far one of the best restaurants in Up Town Saint John! Definitely try one of their desserts. They are superb!

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience as always. Italian by Night does not disappoint!

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TH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our 5th time dining at Italian by Night and I must say it seems every time it is better the service is the best even when it is really busy the wait staff are amazing. The food was excellent and the waiter was very helpful with what to order. My husband and I really love going out to eat at nice places and Italian by Night as become one of our favorites

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I had the beef ribs but there was only one rib and it had a lot of drizzle/ fat. It was tasty but the amount of beef meat was minimal. I had it before and I was satisfied then but not this time.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The meal was good-an interesting twist on bruschetta and delicious tiramisu. I wish I had opted for a dish with homemade pasta as the penne was underwhelming but the flavours of the scallops, bacon, and cream sauce were excellent. Our server seemed a bit distracted but she engaged when we asked for suggestions and menu descriptions.

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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RH
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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 on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal. Excellent and very efficient and friendly waiter.

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ES
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
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
12 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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