Italian by Night

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Italian

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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience! I had the Scoglio which was loaded with fresh shell fish and a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc.
Would highly recommend this restaurant for small or large gatherings.

JF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and a wonderful waitress - she was very helpful, lots of personality and made our evening even better. Food was delicious and wine was also very good. If it were in my hometown, I’d go there regularly!

JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, our waitress was really smily and nice. Our meals were absolutely delicious.

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best, if not the best, restaurants in Saint John. It combines great food with great ambience and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my daughter’s birthday. We had a lovely dining experience. Her Prosecco was complimentary. She said her dessert was the best creme brûlée she had ever tasted. All of our dishes were absolute perfection. The staff were wonderful and our server was delightful!
A great evening-thank you!!!

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Food was delicious.

CL
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful meal from greeting to appetizer to dessert delivered to our table by the pastry chef! IbN never disappoints!!

R
Gloucestershire
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Unexpected treasure. Food was as inspired and well prepared as any in NYC or Toronto. We had a wonderful meal and waiter was tops.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When Hurricane Dorian thwarted our original Anniversary plans, we made a mid-week dining reservation here to make up for it a few days later. We were given a table by the window and offered a complimentary glass of Prosecco each in acknowledgment of our special occasion. The service was prompt and courteous and the food was excellent. We hope that one day we will see a return of the bruschetta 3-ways on the menu, as well as the hot chocolate “beverage” that was like having the warm dark chocolate centre of a lava cake—so decadent! Please bring it back!

JT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

IBN never disappoints! Has become a go to for dinner in Uptown Saint John.
Will continue to recommend IBN!

T
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Table was ready when we got there so we were seated right away. It took a long time for someone to come and take our drink orders. Then there was about a twenty minute wait until we got our drinks. We then ordered our meals. It took about an hour for us to get our meals. By the time we got food it was about 8:20. We were all starving. While we waiting for our food, our server came by one time to see if we needed refills. Again, it took a very long time for us to receive our drinks. It seemed like we spent most of the evening waiting!

AD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

My husband and I loved everything about Italian by Night with the exception of my main course of veal being overcooked - the result was a delicious sauce and breading over less-than-tender veal. The pastas at this restaurant are exquisite and the over-all experience was very memorable. The Chef came out to see her guests continuously throughout the evening and we had a chance to tell her about the veal dish. Unfortunately, we were not compensated for this situation as we were perhaps too nice about it.
We would recommend this restaurant but cannot give it five stars.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional as always! Thank you all!
Olia and Eugene

SH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good meals and excellent service. My wife especially enjoyed her seafood dish.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really like it

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and knowledgeable wait staff. DANIELLE was very pleasant and suggested various menu items

SW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our evening at Italian by Night was wonderful. The food was amazing and our waiter was pleasant, funny and very efficient. Our new favourite restaurant!

N
Atlantic Canada
13 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice evening. Pork was dry and small and had a stuffing that was disagreeable to me. The shareable appetizer board was the highlight. Although the hostess knew and mentioned we were celebrating a special birthday, the waitress made no mention. Disappointed

CA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious. Our server was helpful and friendly. Very comfortable place. A great way to spend a special night. A bit more expensive than other restaurants but well worth it!

t
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Gnocchi were overcooked
Mozzarella cheese poor quality
pressured for time

KM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We were really disappointed with our experience! It was my third visit, and my mother and sisters first time. Our reservation was for 7pm. It was after 8pm before we got our appetizer. The waitress was very unapologetic stating there was a large party in another room that had all ordered pizza and they only have one oven. That might have been nice to know when we ordered our app, we would have maybe chosen something different. When we got our pizza is was mediocre at best and the center was very soggy. My mother and sister ordered fettuccine, the chicken was very under seasoned and bland and the dish was over all the same.. not very tasty. I ordered the scallop penne and felt mine was way too salty. Although my mother and sister thought mine was delicious. Unfortunately with it being my mother and sisters first time, their first impression was terrible and they won’t be returning with their husbands. IBN was always my recommendation to anyone looking for a great place to eat, but I won’t be able to recommend it again.

TH
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I just love it. We have taken our family and friends and have never been disappointed. Our last visit was wonderful the food was awesome and the service was great. My grandchildren loved it and the server made my 12 year old feel like a grown up which I thought was lovely. We will be back again I would come to eat once a week but a would get really fat. Love it

R
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience as it was our first time. Lovely atmosphere with excellent service. The food was top quality and would highly recommend the restaurant. My only suggestion would be that maybe some form of bread ( baguette) be served with the pasta dishes. There may also have been a miscommunication with our server who was fantastic. We asked if your establishment did anything for birthdays as we were celebrating my moms 74th. She said yes and came back with a delicious torte and candle plus a dessert menu for the rest of us. We were a little surprised to see the torte on our bill as we understood it was complimentary. Very much looking forward to another great meal there.

LD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, excellent ambiance, great service especially when out of towners are very underdressed. Would highly recommend.

OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service as is the norm here. It was very loud, but for me, that says it’s popular and busy and full of energy.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary at Italian by Night. It was absolutely delicious and the service was great. I'll definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends, and I will definitely be back!

KC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jamie was fantastic. Food was fantastic. We really appreciated that IBN was wheelchair accessible. Thank you.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a great experience at Italian by night , the only thing was our waitress. I felt she didn't pay attention to us much. First, she had screwed up our main dishes. We had both received the same dish when we had ordered two different ones. She did offer to fix it and get the right order, but we didn't want to waste the food. Second, I had asked for an espresso at the very end with my dessert. I didn't receive that until she asked when I was finished if I had gotten it. I said don't worry about it, it's okay. But she did end up giving me an espresso for free which was good.

Other then the service, amazing food, beautiful and clean dining room, I would come back again!

F
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very very good food, great calamari! Outstanding service!
Super bon! Service hors pair, essayez l”entrée de calmars, vraiment la crème des restos de St John

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kahlan was great, and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be returning!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When traveling, finding the perfect restaurant is often impossible. Italian By Night is that perfect restaurant. There were four of us, each ordering a different main course and dessert. Each main dish was a treat for the senses. Dessert was the cherry on top. I highly recommend Italian By Night.

T
Toronto
72 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food! Love the Scolgio seafood dish! Pizza was incredible! Wonderful energetic vibe. Amazing SERVER Abbie!

CD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a good service. The food was excellent. So we had a wonderful night. Thank you. Try it.

j
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a family dinner and we had an excellent meal and the service was fabulous. Would go again 😀

LM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best food we have ever eaten! Wonderful wait staff and an overall fantastic experience! Can’t wait to come back!

KL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As always... a great experience!
My guests particularly enjoyed the lasagna.

Kelly

R
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent location, attentive staff, delicious food interesting ambience

TP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Worth the trip uptown. Fresh, quality flavorful foods. Warm atmosphere. Attentive service. Top rated for a reason. Best in SJ. Will definitely be back again soon.

LB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal and the evening was celebrating a birthday. We shared a Charcuterie which was just amazing, an excellent combination of tastes and textures. The meals were salmon for one guest who just loved it. The lamb chops which were cooked and served to perfection received rave reviews for taste and presentation. The beef tenderloin, also cooked to perfection was so thoroughly enjoyed. We loved everything about our evening including and our server who was attentive and efficient and made the whole evening even more enjoyable. This is truly a “special place”

MW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Waiter was rude and not very personable. Food was given to another table and given take out wrapped incorrectly

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