Trattoria Bianca

3.9
875 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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Casual
Pre/post-theatre
An informal Italian restaurant serving traditional favorites along with excitingly new dishes. Trattoria Bianca is a favorite of locals, business people and travelers in midtown.
Bright and mostly white, it is a sleek reinterpretation of Italian Art Deco along with the owner's collection vintage food and wine posters.
Bianca's menu ranges from a simple bowl of spaghetti carbonara to a Tuscan-style steak and a bottle of old Barolo. Featured dishes: shrimp scampi on soft polenta; frisee salad with fried oysters, poached egg, and pork belly; seafood fritto misto; salmon saltimbocca-style with sage and crispy pancetta; numerous pastas and superb pizzas; Chianti- braised short rib, and lamb shank in rich pan juices. For lunch there are heaping salads and inventive sandwiches using Italian ingredients

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Offers

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Sun 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Sat 5:30PM - 7:30PM

What 875 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipAllysonF
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

More of an Italian diner.

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vipHorrible
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

This was absolutely the worst "Italian" food I have ever attempted to consume. Could not finish the dish. Paparadelle with ragu.... a staple of Italian cooking. The service was "cold" little emotion or help - and at times a bit rude. This was a fail.... PASS

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A little understaffed. But pleasant service.
Quick food service.
Very tasty

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Johndoe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

The place is designed like s diner. Poor lighting and frazzled wait staff.

Food was decent considering the ambiance - but not a place that should be charging $12 for lemon sherbet after dinner.

I won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Slow and grumpy service food was good

JM
vipJohnMac
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

As part of a Hotel on 8th Ave ...close to MSG.,,good before events.
All food, service and prices were good for Manhattan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

The restaurant looks like a hotel coffee shop converted to an Italian restaurant. The staff was very nice and attentive. The food was poor. The Greek salad was basically iceberg lettuce with a few olives, tomatoes and grape leaves. The main courses were all mediocre.
It is convenient to the garden. Other than that - nothing worth going to.

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Siascorpio
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance. I went there with a friend for their birthday and it was a nice pleasant atmosphere. Chef offered a burning candle and wine for birthday girl. Will visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Got sick from our dinner! Never again!

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March2017
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

It was meant to be a birthday celebration - nothing was done to make our meal special - the food was way over priced for what we had (I wouldn’t recommend). If you like pizza you’d be insulted eating one here - it was like card board (the waitress said they had a fire oven but it tasted awful). If I could award zero stars I wouldn’t hesitate. The only thing going for it is that it’s close to Madison square garden! Sorry

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LynnS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

We were walking up 8th from The Moynihan Train Hall to the theater & spotted this spot in The New Yorker Hotel - the menu looked good so we made a reservation - we had an early, light dinner before heading back home. The food & service were very good, the location is perfect for anyone travelling by train. Trattoria Bianca, we'll be back!

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JoeS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

I chose this place since with was near MSG. I was very disappointed , the food was subpar and overpriced.

I won't be coming back.

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SBee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A nice, quiet place to have a great meal near bustling Penn Station. Adjacent to New Yorker Hotel.

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SaraD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food!! Very good service!!! Very clean and happy that they follow CDC guidelines!! Highly recommend if in the area or attending an event at MSG!!!

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vipDavidR
Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good and staff was friendly and attentive what else do you need. The surf and turf came with a huge filet and it was excellent!

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vipTatesbug
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Trattoria Bianca has become my go to place midtown. Spacious and accommodating enough for business or meeting friends. The staff is very friendly and the food is fresh and menu is extensive. Something for everyone.

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vipCharlesF
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food surprisingly good this location in the shadow of MSG. Not my favorite neighborhood, but if I have to be there a worthy stop.

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Return visit for dinner. This place is near MSG and the food is pretty good. Service was a challenge as there was only 1 server for most of the restaurant (it was a Sunday) and I know they haven't brought back a full staff due to Covid. Food was excellent and the server did the best he could with handling the guests. We will definitely return again.

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madc
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was very good, but service was incredibly slow. Cheesecake was also amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and portions were more than expected

TK
vipTK719
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal at Trattoria Bianca. The beet salad was fresh and delicious. The scallops with yukon mashed were amazing. And the chocolate cake was amazing. Excellent dining choice in an area with limited options.

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Arleneb
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good place to eat before going to the Garden..... Food was good!! Just leave enough time to get to MSG!

CG
vipConcertGoer
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Dined here pre-concert at MSG. Server was very nice, but delivery of drinks and food was ridiculously slow. Only two of us and it took 20 minutes to get our drinks delivered while others around us seemed to be seated after us and received drinks sooner. Took another half an hour to get our appetizer. Food was decent but not great. Ambiance felt more like a diner. Won't hurry back.

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tgre19
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Disappointed in our recent visit- this has been our go-to restaurant when we come in to see a show at the Garden, but they were not up to the task this week. Clearly short-staffed - we barely saw our server. First round of drinks were great, but the martini glass for the second round was half the size - same price. Bread was cold and butter patties hard. On the plus side, calamari was light and perfectly seasoned, with the tentacles included, unlike some places that will just prepare the processed rings. My husband really enjoyed his cowboy steak, but I found my veal to be dry and had to ask for marinara sauce. We also overheard the couple seated next to us never received their dinners and left without being served. I don’t think we will be visiting again until their situation improves. Too many other establishments nearby to choose from.

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JoeG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Trattoria Bianca is a calm oasis from the craziness of eighth Avenue. Very nice ambience and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Did not use full open table reward value.
Bread was cold
Service understaffed and no masks

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vipFluffy
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was good and our server was super nice. It was late in the evening but the restaurant was very accommodating.

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vipTatesbug
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfect meeting place for a nice meal Midtown. I’ll be back!

JC
JonathanC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very chill ambiance :) if you want a quiet meal, this is it

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vipGreatExperience
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food outstanding. Merlot Chateau St Michelle went well with all the dishes. Lamb shank, salmon, Milanese and surf and turf were all top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

If you’re looking for an Olive Garden type of experience in the lobby of a busy hotel… food was fine, service lacked, prices not congruent with value whatsoever. Find somewhere else is my recco!

JP
vipJennaP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Meh. Chose this place. Wanted Pizza and a cocktail. For an Italian place in NYC pizza and food was mediocre. Service was very slow and didn’t anticipate our needs as we had to ask for everything.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was horrible: they were closed. It is outrageous that this reservation was accepted and I was not notified.

DB
DonnaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you so much for your exemplary hospitality...

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vipGTbow
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was surprisingly delicious. Was a little worried due to the location that it might be a touristy spot but we were very happy with all of our appetizers, main dishes and cocktails. My team will definitely be back here.

JR
vipJoseRicardoR
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly staff, quick service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food fits the place, basically an upscale Dunkin’ Donuts. Service was awesome.

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Fran
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined with two friends and it was a wonderful experience. I had branzino served with peppers and capers and it was delicious. Friends enjoyed their meals as well. Desserts were huge and could have been shared but we each got our own. Drinks good as well. It was quiet and the place was clean. We sat for three hours and were not rushed at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

I believe that only one other table was occupied in the entire restaurant during our dinner, and yet we felt virtually ignored. It took over 20 minutes at the table before someone came over to ask if we wanted drinks. This was at 6 PM on a Tuesday, early for us but we had someplace to get to after dinner. (We were a four-top).

Three of us fried calamari for an app and it was excellent.

Drinks and wine were fairly priced.

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VictorF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Upon arrival we were seated and presented with the food menu. We had to ask for the liquor menu to get a drink.
After ordering an appetizer, it took them 20 minutes to present it: three cheese slices and some prosciutto and salami. Very slow service.
Main course, again long wait, only one waiter working and smelling to tobacco when dishes were presented. Again had to wait when we asked for Parmesan cheese for a pasta dish; when a customer orders pasta in an “italian trattoria” you would expect the pasta to arrive with the cheese.
More waiting to get service for dessert and coffee.
Overall, not recommended due to the poor service.

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Trattoria Bianca is rated 3.9 stars by 875 OpenTable diners.

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