Da Rosina
Da Rosina

Da Rosina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.darosina.com/
  • Phone: (917) 977-7373
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch & Dinner:
    Daily: 11:30am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8<sup>th</sup> & 9<sup>th</sup> Aves.
  • Public Transit: A,C,E,F,B,D,1,9
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Many close parking lots, some on street parking available
A word from Da Rosina
Da Rosina, well established since 1993, is the premier Italian restaurant ideally located in the heart of the Theatre District. On Restaurant Row, Da Rosina is minutes from Times Square, the Lincoln Tunnel, and all major hotels.

The room is invitingly decorated with a lovely mural and Roman columns. Tables are comfortably spaced allowing the waiters to serve you exquisite Italian fare at very moderate prices.

Da Rosina is a theatre lover’s dream. Because of the proximity to all the major theaters and our ability to prepare delicious Italian cuisine promptly before curtain time, Da Rosina is perfect for dining before attending the theater. Of course, if you prefer a more leisurely meal, please make your reservation during showtime or join us after the theater!
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Da Rosina reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.1
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)great for lunch (13)good for groups (13)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (6)fit for foodies (6)late-night find (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Dependable Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This is an Italian restaurant on Restaurant Row. It has been there a long time. I've eaten there several times over the years. It is a dependable pre-theatre option. Their prix-fixe is very reasonable and satisfying. The staff is friendly. And they also know how to move things along without rushing -- but seeing that you make it to the theatre on time. A good choice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaRosina always a NYC favorite
    DaRosina
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food is always good. This time the service wasn't attentive. The waiters scurried around preocuppied with something other than the diners. It is a good pre-theater place to have lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food at Da Rosina was delicious and very fresh!!! Everyone (5 in all) cleaned their plate and there weren't any complaints. Also, service was great as we were in a rush to get to the theater.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great fine
    MARKVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Can not get better value for a fine meal any where in New York. Great fine on OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It was after a show so it was busy and the staff were flying buy us with food. Appetizer was mediocre at best. Dinner was good. We will not be back.
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  • Never will go back there again.
    Cruzie22
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went there after seeing a play. Wanted to take our time eating and enjoy our meal while conversing. We felt rushed and we can tell they wanted us to hurry up all becUse there were more people coming in. We were only in the restaurant an hour. Other restaurants we have gone in the sme area give us at least 2 hrs. Food was good but will never go back again. Owner/ MaitreD was rude.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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  • Go elsewhere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Terrible. Horrible food. You may as well save your $ and just boil water for a better meal in 10 min. Also, the waiters ran around like they were energizer bunnies and because of this, food landed in my lap when they slammed my dinner on the table. Just go elsewhere!
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  • Gave away our table
    mathcat5
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    One member of our party was 5 minutes late and they gave away our table. Our group consists of frequent theatre-goers (all NYC residents) who were looking forward to our dinner at a slightly touristy Italian Theatre District restaurant. We usually avoid such places and this experience was a reminder why.
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  • Da Rosina Find
    Vicki
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We had plans to see the cabaret act at Don't Tell Mama last Thursday night (10/23/14) and wanted to eat elsewhere. There was a chance of rain so we looked for something very close by. Da Rosina is literally right across the street, and we were delighted when the service and food were wonderful! The 3-course prix fixe dinner was fabulous - everything on the menu is included (with a few items having minor additional cost). This will be our new go-to restaurant when we're in the theatre district!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    Mpoppins
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Da Rosina was the perfect italian restaurant for our pre theater dinner. We had a reservation for 5:15 and were seated immediately! My husband and I both ordered from the prix fixe menu. The food was tasty and just the right amount..not too much to put us in a food coma during our show..lol. It was a bit loud but not overwhelming..we'd definitely return when in town for a show again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Theater Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Good quiet intimate Italian that kept the hussle and bustle of the pre-theatre scene down. Nice place to go before a show without feeling rushed and the service was particularly attentive and food satisfying.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our experience there was great. The veal was delicious and the ricotta cheese cake was the best I have ever tasted. I would never go back to New York without stopping in for dinner. Bob Petzel South Carolina
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Can always count on a great meal at DaRosina, have been coming for years and it is consistently good. Pleasant atmosphere, good service and delicious food. The pre-fixe is an excellent value, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect pre theatre meal
    Spoiledbygreatfood
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This is an above average find for the theatre district. The food was tasty and the prices were very reasonable. Portion size is plentiful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cannot Believe......
    ItaliangrammyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    the consistency of this restaurant! We brought our daughter to NYC for her 17th birthday 23 years ago and ate at Da Rosina. We dined there last night with her husband an 5 year old twins and it was wonderful! Highly recommend this little gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvgooddeal
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was nice that the Prefix offered everything on the menu and did not have to choose from a separate list, however the food was really just ok.
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  • Mfb
    Neverabadtimetoeat
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Da Rosina is not what it used to be..old, noisy and food that is just ok. Our $32 price fixed dinner cost over $65 when adding one cocktail and one AWFUL glass of wine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • NYC Theatre District W 46th Street
    ellihuschVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Always a Delightful Dining Pleasure-Before a Broadway show-4 (2-1st visit) for Lunch-Prix Fix- items fr entire menu + includes Tea/Coffee w/Dolci . Service is always spot on. Started with Fresh Insalata Mista/ Insalata Caesar + & Minestrone alla Lomdardo-2nd cours Pollo alla Parmigiana/Scaloppinu di Vitello alla Marsala & Trance di Salmone alla Mastardo (Full sized portion/all served hot/perfectly prepared & Present) Dolci-Strawberry Gelato/Tiramisu & my personal favorite Torte di Ricotta all served with Coffee/Tea. All delighted w/meals/service & price. Reservations/ Highly recommend. Have been dining at DaRosina for Years & Always look forward to my next visit!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theater lunch
    11803VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    While its close to the theaters and it offers a price fix lunch, the food was only mediocre. We had the opportunity to sit outside in front of the doors so we weren't in the busy restaurant. The price of the lunch was the only thing good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Your Average Restaurant
    CHAK
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Overall, it was a restaurant of decent value since its price was moderate. The food was good. The restaurant is in basement and with low ceiling, it was too noisy. Service could have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pre theater gem
    duece
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a party of 8 before going to the theater. the staff was efficient, courteous and the food was good and hot. The price fixed dinner is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carol
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For a Price Fixed dinner, food very good. Atmosphere very noisy. Felt rushed by waiter.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was excited, but left disappointed
    DashingCommuter
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I was looking forward to dining at Da Rosina after reading an actor recommendation in Playbill magazine. Maybe it is a different experience if you are a regular, but as a first time visitor, the whole experience seemed indifferent. The service was impersonal, the presentation of the food careless -- just plopped on the plate -- and the quality was nothing special. I actually received the wrong order of fish, but never saw the waiter again for an adjustment. The accompanying vegetables were so al dente, they were not really edible, and why a potato comes on the plate with rice is beyond me. There was no greeting on entering or exiting. There are better dining choices to be made even if a reasonable prix fixe dinner is what you desire.
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  • Great food great service
    LoveNYC
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    If you like Italian food you'll love this restaurant. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere quaint, and the service was impeccable. I recommend the tortellini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    For $32 pre fixe (great price) for ok food. On a budget - go here. Service of the staff was excellent though.
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  • citylover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant has low ceilings and is extremely noisey. Understaffed, the staff are running around and not able to properly service tables. The food was poor and the overall environment not pleasing at all. We would not return. It was filled with tourists and way too loud. Quite disappointing given the ratings it had previously received.
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  • Good food and priced theatre area
    JoyValet
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was good. price for prix fix very attractive given proximity to Broadway shows and pre-show dinner convenience. After ordering some wine, management seemed pleased and service improved too.
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  • Da Rosina dining experience
    almanj
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I was surprised that this restaurant served bread with butter and not olive oil. The bread was good but not great. The pasta menu was great and the waiter recommended 1/2 size portions for the children. These 1/2 portions were more than enough for the children. The grilled vegetable appetizer was served cold and did not even seem to have been grilled. It was disappointing. The main dishes were good but they came with no vegetable...just served with pasta. One adult order was cannelini and my dish was seafood over pasta. Both good but not exceptional. Portions were fine.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Been there a number of times through the years and would continue going back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Julie3boys
    Julie3boys
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great price fixe menu. Really enjoyed the choices given.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 154 reviews are from the Da Rosina reviews archive.
  • Good tradional Italian food
    melitatdVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    All the meals (there were 4 of us) were very good. The service matched. Great location for theater. They were very accommodating of special requests. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not recommended
    honestcritic
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The restaurant was extremely noisy. The service was okay, but the food was really disappointing. The red sauce they use must be bottled or canned....definitely not homemade! Overall I would not recommend it because of the poor food. Sorry, but it's the truth and our visiting relatives were very disappointed.
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  • after theatre dinner
    chai18
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a lovely meal with wonderful service after seeing Pippin. We had the prix fixe dinner, very good wine, and all three of us enjoyed our food. The portions were large, and we enjoyed everything we ate. The service was never intrusive, and the meal was well paced. We never felt rushed. A great place on restaurant row.l
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good value (3 course prix fixe $32). The food was very tasty. The service was very quick.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find!
    Mrsslic
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This restaurant is a great find for the theatre lover. Very good Italian food with a great location for those who are seeing a show. This was our second trip to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The homemade spaghetti is delicious as are the entrees. Don't leave without having dessert! Worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great! Dine Here Before Matinee
    HonestE
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have dined at Da Rosina several times and have always enjoyed the meal. They have a fantastic prix-fixed lunch menu that offers something for everyone. That's important. Food is served in an appetizing manner. The ambience is delightful and the service is as well. Located on restaurant row, it's very convenient to shows in the theatre district. What's not to like? My recommendation: Try it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Explain It
    DeeBo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were seated right away, the wait staff was efficient, and the food order was prompt. Our meal was tasty, but something was unusual with the two couples on either side of us. One couple when they paid their bill their waiter brought me their receipt and credit card. The other couple had just arrived and ordered a drink and the staff was confused with how to make vodka w/water and two lime wedges on the rocks, so they got up and exited the restaurant. Seemed really weird!
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  • totally delicious
    BLaR
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Tour company recommended this restaurant and the food was delicious. We ate early because we had theatre tickets and still the restaurant was busy. Would ear there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Very friendly staff
    Ohio
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food was really good and the staff was very courteous and quick after they were told we had ashow just after the dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick with entrees
    Byktyke
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Appetizers disappointing. Service spotty and slow. Main courses were exceptional. All in all, worth the visit, especially for the price fixe menus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet