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Local cuisine, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Every detail of the restaurant, the honesty of the food, the warmth and expertise of our servers and the urban rustic decor all play an integral role in capturing the essence of eating in Italy. 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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Italian, European
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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Reviewed March 12, 2021 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Italian pasta, this is the spot. Our server Michael was very attentive. He even decanted our Massi Valpolicel. We had a scallop and a shrimp dish. Both were plentiful with seafood and the pasta was delicious. We would have...loved to try the desserts but could not do them justice. We will be back. Thank You for enhancing our first dinner out in Yellow phase! We will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
MichelleIbN, Owner at Italian By Night, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2021

Your kind words are music to our ears! We will share your review with Michael. Kind regards, Michelle

Reviewed October 23, 2020

What a wonderful evening out! My sister and I stayed in Saint John an extra day so she could enjoy her first meal at Italian by Night. Our dinner was absolutely delicious and the presentation of every dish was impressive. We feasted on the chef’s...imaginative (and scrumptious) version of caprese salad, followed by a perfectly prepared steak served with a green pepper sauce. Our desserts - a wedge of flourless chocolate torte with raspberry coulis and a trio of house made sorbets - were just what we needed to finish off what was truly a culinary adventure. A huge thank you to Daniel, our server. He was so helpful, friendly and professional. I can’t remember the last time I had such good service in a restaurant. Italian by Night has everything you hope for when you decide to eat out and make an evening of it - excellent food, terrific service and a cozy ambiance.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

Nice restaurant, good service. The waitress was very efficient, funny, and knew her stuff. Also, when she learned it was our anniversary, she brought us a glass of champagne. Nice touch! Food was good, with large plates. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020

We were delighted to take part in a" Chef Table" dinner at IBN. Five delicious courses ,plus desert. Presentation ,taste and service were excellent. Included lobster, calamari(to perfection),pasta dishes, and cornish hens. We were welcomed and served by the owners(Michelle and Liz).Could't have asked for...a better meal.More

Date of visit: September 2020
MichelleIbN, Owner at Italian By Night, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your 'Chef Table' experience with the Tripadvisor audience. It was absolutely our pleasure! Michelle and Liz

Reviewed September 7, 2020

I've had a couple of dinners at IbN over the last few weeks, both very enjoyable: house-made linguine and meatballs, and a caesar salad with steak. Both were great, and the wine pairings were excellent. The also know how to serve Sambuca con la mosca...to end the night. Looking forward tot he next time!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 27, 2020

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a meal at Italian by Night. The service, atmosphere and most of all, the food, were top-notch. The food smelled and tasted incredible. Our amazing waitress even gave each of us a complimentary glass of bubbly to celebrate our...anniversary. The current seating layout, which I believe was 70% of normal, was ideal. You were far enough away from neighbouring tables, so as not to overhear their conversation, but still felt in a comfortable environment.More

Date of visit: August 2020
MichelleIbN, Owner at Italian By Night, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2020

Thank you so much for choosing Italian by Night to celebrate your wedding anniversary. We're thrilled that you took the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor audience. Looking forward to serving you again! The IbN Team

Reviewed August 25, 2020

We were two couples who dined together frequently, pre-Covid. We were a little apprehensive about going to eat in a restaurant, however, we needn't have been. Every precaution was taken and we felt safe with the atmosphere and service, and the food, as always, didn't...disappoint. We highly recommend Italian by Night.More

Date of visit: August 2020
MichelleIbN, Owner at Italian By Night, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Italian by Night with the Tripadvisor audience. We are working diligently to ensure that our guests enjoy their time with us! Take good care, The IbN Team

Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I visited Saint John for our anniversary and decided to try Italian by Night. After 1 dinner, it’s now become a new favourite for us! The menu was expansive and had so many great options - all truly authentically Italian. Our server,...Danielle, was phenomenal; she was incredibly attentive and it truly felt like she cared about us having the best experience. We can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
MichelleIbN, Owner at Italian By Night, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community. We will certainly pass along your kind words to the kitchen and to Danielle! Hope to see you soon, IbN Team

Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

Nice staff. Nothing on the menu that excited me too much. got an appetizer platter that wasnt tasty, not a flavor I'd return for. When we asked about how the platter use to be, she said "Covid".. not sure what that really meant? I think...I'd go but just for the dessertsMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 1, 2020

This was our first night out with friends since the reopening of dining rooms with the current phase of the pandemic. What an excellent choice! Between the four of us, we ordered nine menu items including two appetizers, four main dishes, and three desserts. They...were all delectable! One of the owners, Elizabeth, chatted with us, sharing the history of the restaurant. She was very gracious and appreciative of our patronage. Our server, Liane, was first class. She was very knowledgable and answered all our menu questions with patience. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We appreciated the atmosphere that was classy and with music in the background but not too loud; it was easy to carry on a conversation. This restaurant has definitely been added to our list of favourites!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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March 2, 2020|
Response from MichelleIbN | Property representative |
On a busy night the restaurant can be very lively. Our music is not loud. We have won "MOST ROMANTIC " on Open Table three years in a row. I hope this helps.
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Response from pchrismac | Reviewed this property |
Mine is real. Been there twice. Use the abbreviation because it is easier.
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Response from Elizabeth R | Property representative |
Yes, you can either call or email via our web site - we are unable to post website adress -- 506.21-italy (506.214.8259)
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  • Italian By Night is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5