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Posted by Eileen on 11/11/2012
The atmosphere was excellent. The maitre'd and owner were lovely but the rudeness of our waiter was appalling! He chewed gum, threw the menus and corrected a young table of four people on tipping!
Posted by anonymous on 05/06/2012
this is 1st time i have submitted a review but the poor service and nothing-special italian food here prompted me to do so.waiter who started with us was very nice but then we were subjected to another who took our blackboard menu away and made us feel very rushed from that point on. he even tried to remove our unfinished bottle of wine from the table during dinner. mussels were delicious but the pastas were oversauced and oily.there are enough pleasant and good italian restaurants in this city that one needn't be subjected to bar pitti's attitude and mediocrity.i guess the low prices keep it crowded.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/18/2012
I love this place - it's a casual, no frills, excellent Italian joint and I highly recommend it. I've been there several times and have loved every meal!
Posted by Larry on 02/24/2012
make no bones about it this is the same as eating in Italy , the owner is obsessed with giving the highest quality food that he can buy and all his suppliers know it. It is worth the wait do not miss this place
Posted by CG on 08/29/2011
Last week, I took yet another friend to my favorite, no-frills Italian eatery. The tight tables, the rushed service, the rustic menu items, the organized chaos surrounding us as we, getting caught up in the energy, chatted at schoolgirl pace, dipping bread into the perfectly-spicy olive oil...and it hit me just why I adore this place. For the couple of hours I enjoy here, I feel removed from NYC, forgetting completely that the subway back to reality is 2 streets away. It is my brief escape to another place; not quite the sidewalks of Venice, but one that satisfies my hunger for authentic cuisine and service (which is always peppered with just the right amount of curtness, just like in Europe). My friend was impressed, and thrilled with our outstanding eggplant parmesan, tender, seasoned sliced steak and perfectly whipped chocolate mousse. I usually can't resist their pasta, but the meat was a no-regret choice this time around. I can always get pasta next time...next time being a definite!
Posted by Dennis on 06/11/2011
have never until today posted a review online of a restaurant, but, on this occasion I simply had to. The waiter was very rude to my date as she asked several questions about the specials. He stated, "are you going to have me go over every one"? When she did not want a cocktail, he smirked. When I received my change for the meal and still had a half of glass of wine left the waiter stated, "since you are done we have people waiting for your table". I should have asked for a manager, however, being on a date I let it go. I will never return to Bar Pitti. The food was very average at best also.
Posted by ajaye on 04/13/2011
As you can see, most people have a love-hate relationship with Bar Pitti. Bar Pitti is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC because it is casual, thoroughly enjoyable, and delicious. First off, the food is very fresh and absolutely wonderful. The prices are affordable. The problem with Bar Pitti lies in the service - some people just don't get it. Look the waiter in the eye when you order and he is yours. It is all about being open-minded and if you go to Bar Pitti with this attitude, you will have an amazing time. It is a place where you can dress up or dress down, bumping elbows with artists and other creatives. Yes, the atmosphere can be quite hectic at times when it is packed with people waiting for a table, but there is an Italian charm about this place that cannot go unnoticed. If you are sensitive with service and want your food quietly delivered to you, do not go here--you will be turned off easily and may hate the place. If you are in the mood for a delicious Tuscan meal with an exciting atmosphere and are open for loud conversations and witty jokes with the waiter, Bar Pitti is your place. Order the Black Truffle Pasta and Veal Milanese and tell me this place is not amazing.