Bari Ristorante has top-notch service, amazing food, and serious cocktails. It is a chic spot for modern Italian cuisine and features an impressive wine list & variety of cheeses. The Bari bar is still a bit of a hidden gem, at least to the mob of East Memphis residents who have taken over Overton Square proper (shh!). It is a great spot to start or finish the evening, and it’s not uncommon to see a few people loitering outside the entrance at 4:55 pm to ensure they secure a highly sought-after seat at the bar. The bartenders are knowledgeable, helpful, and inventive. They enjoy offering recommendations, and we enjoy allowing them to do so. The wine selection is extensive, and Peroni on draught is available. The menu is accessible at the bar, and you’d be foolish not to get a cheese platter.
The city’s only Southeastern Italian restaurant and wine bar is Bari Ristorante e Enoteca. Chef Jason Severs’ versions of antipasto, salads, meats and seafood, over 50 Italian cheeses, handmade pasta, bread, and sweets, give customers a real sense of this Italian Region. Whether you choose a multi-course meal like the Italians or just one or two dishes, you’ll appreciate the simplicity and freshness of Bari’s food and outstanding Italian wines. The Enoteca, which serves a comprehensive all-Italian wine selection, is open one hour before and after the dining room. The menu is set up in the traditional Italian style, with smaller amounts that allow you to order any meals. They even slice the salami and cheeses to order. Please inform them if you have any food sensitivities. Because nothing is pre-prepared and everything takes time to cook, they require you to order all of your meals and save dessert at once.
They will not make replacements or exclusions to any meal since every element in every dish makes the food whole. There is a $2.00 cost for plate splitting. Eating raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne disease if you have certain medical problems. So, this is one of the best bars Memphis has to offer you. If you are in the city, we recommend visiting this bar at least once! Go with your family, friends, or loved ones for a fun and memorable time. Their food quality is top-notch, and the taste is impeccable. So, we recommend this all the way.