In Italy, we value three things above all else; good friends, good food and good wine. Every town has a special place where friends, family and coworkers meet throughout the day for a quick breakfast, for a panino-salad at lunchtime and best of all, after the long day at work, for l’aperitivo. Everyone calls this place il baretto or il mio baretto. It’s the meeting place when somebody comes to visit or is new in town. It’s a place where everybody knows each other and there’s an easy feeling of being in the company of a long lost friend who has come back home.
At Il Baretto, I want you to enter a place where the barista says “hello” and the friends inside invite you to come in and share in this great feeling of cameratismo or companionship that all Italians know. Il Baretto will open in the morning; ready to help you start the day with delicious espresso, cappuccino, American coffee and bakery fresh croissants and pastries. For lunch, we will serve you the best panini made with fresh ingredients, rich organic salads and healthy soups. Eat inside, outside in nice weather, or have lunch delivered to your office.
L’aperitivo or drink before dinner at Il Baretto is served from 5 to 7pm. We will feature great wines with food including a selection of snacks, cheeses, olives, bruschette, cold cuts, home made pizzette and other tapas. Add a little music and some friends and you will have what Italians feel is the perfect evening. After 8pm we’ll open up the wine cellar and offer an international selection of fine wines, and a distinctive night menu. As with my restaurant, Il Melograno, all our food is the freshest we can find and homemade as often as possible. Most importantly, I want you to think of Il Baretto as your special place. And remember, when you see new faces come in, say hello like they are old friends who’ve come back home.
750 11th Avenue
(corner of 53rd Street)
New York, NY 10019
212 757 2270
Open 7 days a week:
Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Corporate accounts welcome.
Catering is available.
American Express Cards welcomed.
Minimum credit card order $10.00.
Pick up or free delivery from
43th to 63th Street between
West side Highway and 7th Avenue