Overton Square, just up the way from Cooper-Young, is booming these days, but this Northern Italian has held its own for more than a decade. The portions are modest, so there's more room to try everything; its strength include decadent pasta (the carbonara and orecchiette alla pugliese are crowd-pleasers), seafood (try the semolina-crusted flounder), and meat entrées (the steak is delightful). The extensive cheese menu will make your head spin, in a good way, as will the three-page wine list. Bari's interior is cozy, making it the perfect spot for a night out with your favorite date. There's also a bar in a separate space from the dining room where you can sit and sip a limoncello.
22 S. Cooper St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Midtown, Overton Square Hours Mon–Sat 5–10pm, Sun 5–9pm Phone 901/722-2244 Prices Main course $9–$22 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Bari Ristorante
Map22 S. Cooper St. Memphis
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