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For 2
Date
Tue, 5/22
Time
9:30 PM

Ristorante Daniela

4.6
24 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Authentic
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
Established in 2011, Ristorante Daniela serves hand made Sardinian and Italian cuisine.
Every detail and part of each recipe served at the restaurant is made from complete scratch, from the pasta and sauces, to the puff pastry and creams in our delicious desserts!
We also serve special dinners off menu which can be reserved in advance, ranging from $37 to $45 per person. These special dinners consist of a family style 3 course meal with an abundant amount of tastings for each course with different tastes of cuisines based on meat, seafood/fish, and vegetarian recipes.
Besides dining in and carrying out, Daniela is also available to cater your special events such as weddings, graduations, birthdays, etc.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Sunday
Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Tuesday- Thursday
Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(443) 759-9320
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Daniela Useli
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Private Party Facilities
Private events and private rooms are available for groups greater than 10 people upon advance requests. Email or give us a call for more information.
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Catering
Catering is available throughout the year for pickup or delivery upon special request. We cater for any type of event, including weddings, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. Along with food and drinks, we can also provide upon request any service from table cloths and silverware to heating units for hot food and drinks. Please give us a call or send us an email for more information.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
between Elm and Chestnut, on West 36th Street
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Parking Details
Pay to park anywhere on West 36th Street, and on the first block of every cross street. 50 cents per hour for up to 2 hours. Free parking off of Wests 36th Street after first block of every cross street, as well as any street parallel to West 36th Street.
Additional
Beer, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 24 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.5
Value
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is divine. Expect a leisurely meal. And get dessert.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Always enjoy Daniela's, even when it was the tiny place up the street. Very good pastas and the veal is good too. Need a few more options with second course, more veal and chicken dishes. The ones that they have are delicious!The service is warm and welcoming ( Stefano)So glad to have it close to home!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing amazing!! Food is so delicious! Everything is made from scratch! Best and nicest staff!! You must try this place!!!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

First visit. Quality authentic cuisine holds true to Sicilian roots of owner.

Some items better than others no dissapointments though. Worthy of future visits to keep trying things on their menu.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food was delicious - homemade pastas amazing! Service was pleasant, professional and efficient!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This was our fifth visit to Restorante Daniela and we have never been disappointed. Wonderful variation on Italian food (Sardinian accents)and fabulous deserts. It is family owned and run with Daniela herself in the kitchen and son Stefano serving in a warm and professional manner. Everyone we have gone with has raved .

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Fantastic food and service. My husband is gluten free and they made him fresh gluten free pasta and gluten free gnocchi. All the sauces were amazing. The service was super- everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Best place ever!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Had a wonderful fresh tasting meal with attentive service. Will be back

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The Malloreddus was quite salty. Any more salt and it would have been inedible. Didn't dare send it back because it took so long to get the dish in the first place, so my partner would have had to wait for my dish and eat hers cold, or I could have watched her eat her dinner and then she would have had to watch me eat mine.

Very stingy with the bread--you get just 1 piece each with your entree, and if you want more, you have to pay $2.49 extra!

Couldn't get decaf coffee, which was quite disappointing. Dessert was very good, though.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My wife and I were in Baltimore for the weekend and searched Yelp for lasagna. Daniela had good reviews so we gave it a try. We both got the Lasagna alla Bolognese and agreed it was one of if not the best lasagna that we have tasted. Our waiter was really friendly and kept a check on us. We definitely plan to return whenever we are in Baltimore.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Charming intimate family run place; mom’s cooking and son is the waiter. Food is delicious and the ambiance is a little slice of Italy.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Adorable little place in Hamden! Food is basically Italian with a twist as much of it is based upon Sardinian cuisine. Very friendly service and very comfortable atmosphere. Would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This restaurant has a warm, homey ambiance, a friendly staff and delicious food. I will be going back.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Our entrees - particularly the flouder - were well executed. Husband raved over his cannoli. Nice atmosphere. Good wait staff. Will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was amazing.... loved atmosphere! Staff was friendly & attentive!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our server was very personable and knowledgeable about the ingredients and preparation of our dishes. The chef and owner, Daniela, came to our table to see if we were enjoying our meals. A very nice touch! All three of us look forward to returning to this restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Came with a group of 6. Reservations are must for weekends Service was really good even though the restaurant was crowded And people were waiting. Food was good and different. Dessert esp tiramisu is recommended

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We have there there a number of times and each time leaving with us commenting "how wonderful our meal was". We try something different each time have never been disappointed. The service was professional at the same time sincere. He took the time to explain the dishes and was attentive with request. We will be back with or with out friends. Its great for just a couple and even more special to share with company.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was fantastic. Our server was funny and upbeat, with a wonderful authentic italian accent which added to our experience. The preparation of the various dinners was wonderful - each bite was better than the last and we had all we could do not to clean our plates as we tried to get enough of the wonderful flavors. Will definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food is always very good. Brought out of town family there as I knew we’d be able to talk and catch up.
We had a nice table up front.
Food was prepared very well.
Only downside is the service. It’s a little up and down. Either overly solicitous or no where to be found.
But, Daniela’s food makes up for it.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We love Ristorante Daniela - an authentic Italian experience in Hampden, with great service and food that tastes like it was homemade with love in a Sardinian kitchen. We go for special occasions but the prices are reasonable for what you get so you can visit to make any night special. Highly recommended!!!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent food affordable and very good Italian wines

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

After tasting their food at one of the Hampden street festivals I knew I had to get back here for a proper meal. (I still dream about that divine meatball sub though...) The menu is somewhat small, but everything on it is made in house with high quality ingredients and a lot of care. Nice selection of wines by the glass or bottle, but the other beverage options are limited. Our party sampled a few different pasta dishes (lasagna, seafood ravioli, and gnocchi) and a grilled vegetable antipasti and we enjoyed everything we ate. There was talk of grandma-made desserts, but we were ultimately too full to sample anything on this visit. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Tried this restaurant since we saw it was new to Open Table and it did not disappoint. Authentic Italian food all made from scratch. All family and friends working in the restaurant and our waiter was Daniela's son so he knew what was good and great since he grew up with these meals. We each had something different and we were all happy with our meals. Tables a bit tiny for all the food we ate but otherwise very good service and authentic homemade food. Tiramisu for dessert was very good. Give it a try.

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