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Daniela's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.danielarestaurant.com/media/websitedaniela.html
  • Phone: (212) 869-3585
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Javier Carrillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 45 & 46
  • Parking: No
A word from Daniela's
Welcome to Daniela Trattoria! Offering age-old Italian tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations, this Italian restaurant successfully combines cuisine and atmosphere to create a dining experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Perfect for pre or post-theater visits and large parties, Daniela Trattoria is the kind of place that could be your home away from home. The smells of spices and homemade Italian cooking fill the air while a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff bends over backwards to cater to your every need. The menu is vast and impressive showcasing traditional Italian specialties. There is something here sure to tempt every palate even the most discriminating of gourmets! No matter what the occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Daniela Trattoria promises to make your next dining experience truly unforgettable.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good food served extraordinarily quickly. Staff was friendly and efficient. The entire front of the restaurant opens up which gives a feeling of eating outside without fear of rain! We went before a theater matinee with no fears of making it to showtime. Enjoyed the pasta with vodka sauce and spinach salad. We will be returning on our next trip to NY."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "There were eleven people in our group and everyone was pleased with their menu selections except for the lasagna. Wine and dessert were also good especially the over-sized connoli!The staff was attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Ate here before a show. Great location, nice wine list, timely service. Price Fixe dinners are excellent value and lots of choices. Chicken Daniela was wonderful. Will be going back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Every time I go to NYC, my family, friends and I always visit Daniela's. We always make reservations because it gets quite crowded. They just have great food and I love to eat. their sauce (or gravy depending on where you are from) is exceptional. Even if I personally don't order something with sauce, I always dunk my bread into the pasta dish of whomever I'm dining with. Also, they don't hit you over the head with their prices. It's may favorite."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Good pre-theatre lunch/brunch spot. Service pretty good. Food was served quickly. Not the best Italian I've ever had but it was a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed our lunch. The staff were helpful and accommodating. I look forward to a future visit."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food greAt service close to theaters. Had mozz & tomato (3 large) chicken pArm waiter said medium but was on the large side"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Daniela's food and service were very good. Chicken Portions are large so come with a big appetite or share.."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The waiters made me feel rushed. They seemed to be hovering around our table waiting for us to order. Since I was prepared for this to happen we ordered slowly. We ordered the mozzarella sticks as an appetizer, which were pretty unappetizing. It came with what looked like tomato soup to dip instead of marinara and the mozzarella sticks were mushy. My mom then ordered a nice ceasar salad which was actually pretty good, very fresh. We also ordered sangria which was very good. I ordered the penne vodka for dinner, which was very salty, and she ordered fetucinni alfredo which she said was good. The other thing that annoyed me were the flies. Since they had the front windows/door open there were flies everywhere! Very annoying!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food was OK. Of our table of four, three of the prix fixe dinners. My Penne Arrabiata was suitably spicy. The cannoli shells were a bit soggy (probably from the humid weather, they did not seem pre-filled)."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Made last minute dinner reservations for eight; not only was our table prepared we were seated immediately, our waiter was readily available to take our drink/appetizer/meal orders, we were comfortable and did not feel rushed at all."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I was with three children - 2 boys, ages 15 and 12, and one girl, age 8. She had penne ala vodka. She must have eaten about 4 bitefuls - the whole plate was still full. The waiter (or busboy) asked her if she wanted to take it home. She shrugged so he took it and threw it out. I was talking to the boys and eating at the time and didn't even notice. When they were taking my plate, I started to say that I wanted to take hers home and saw it was gone. I was furious. Who asks an 8-year-old and not the adult at the table? That was a $17 plate, with about $15 worth still in the bowl. They should have taken it off the bill. All I got was an "I'm sorry". I've eaten in this restaurant many times. Not so sure now..."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Located right on 8th between 45th & 46th, Daniela's is convenient to the theaters. While not a fancy place, the food was good and the staff very attentive. Bathroom was clean."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I chose Daniela's because of the kid friendly menu and the proximity to the Neverlander. The food and service were quite good. It was not fancy and there was plenty for my two boys to choose from."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We Loved this restaurant and will be back soon. Atmosphere was great. Service was outstanding and Food was Awesome!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My daughter and I were looking for a good Italian restaurant to go to following a show. I selected Daniela's from several suggestions provided by OpenTable. I had a good feeling about it right from the beginning and the reviews confirmed I had made a good choice. Our ex perience was even better than expected. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was attentive and quick. Food was bland. We had a pizza that was soggy in the center and a clam pasta that had an oily flavor. Nothing appropriate for small children either."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a large group of 8 before a show...we were taken on time and service was very good. Portions were generous and delicious!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was good, but efficient and fast service was the highlight"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "great food. warm and homey. servers who are attentive an a great place near many theaters. Good value in price fixed lunch and dinner menus."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My wife and I grabbed a table for two and had a lovely time. Friendly staff. Good good. Great experience."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Service was great. Liked the place - had character. Food was mediocre. Location was great for broadway shows."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was really good. And the staff was SO attentive with removing used plates, etc, that we had to hold on to our plates if we wanted to soak up the remaining sauce on the plate! Our only problem was wanting to wait for our main courses, but they came out just as I ate the last bite of my salad. I know most people would like that! We each did a different Prix Fix meal, and each person commented how good it was, and how we would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The staff was attentive. The food was very good and served without a wait. You can make your show's start time - giving yourself 1 1/2 hours for meal and drinks."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had 3 p.m. tickets, and I made a 12:30 reservation for brunch. The food was good - average sized portions, but reasonable for the price (most entrees were around $12). The one exception was the "hangover cure," which consisted of fried eggs, corned beef hash, bacon and cheese on a hero roll, along with fries. Huge portion - ordered by the 2 guys in our group, and they loved it. It took a bit longer than average to get our food - around 25 minutes, but we had plenty of time so it wasn't a problem. Coffee was poured from a thermos, and it wasn't as hot as I normally like it, but it wasn't worth complaining about as we were having a great time and the waitress was so nice. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Well made Italian food. Worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Decent Italian near theaters but uninspired. Service OK but basically going through the motions.Lots of better choices"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We needed to find a restaurant before our show on a Saturday night of the holiday weekend and had 6 people in our party, including my niece who is new to the City. Daniela's turned out to be perfect; the food was wonderful, the service excellent, and she loved it!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Having a reservation for a pre-theatre dinner, we were promptly seated on the second level and quickly attended by the Mexican wait staff, which spoke excellent English. Service was very efficient. The dishes we ordered were generously served and proved to be delicious. Our wines were also in good measure. Excellent espresso and cappuccino as well."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The restaurant interior is comfortable, attractive but a bit crowded. The menu represents a typical Italian fare, the appetizers choices are many and the fried calamari was delicious. I had the Chicken Daniela which was very good but a little too slaty for my taste and on the oily side. My son had a plate of plain spaghetti which he added butter to and he enjoyed his meal very much. My Wife had the restaurants version of shrimp scampi which she enjoyed. My daughter had the plain pizza which she also enjoyed although a bit on the oily side. The portions were more than enough and service was very good. We sat at the mezzanine level with a good view of Eighth Avenue, not much of a view but it is typical street scene with noisy traffic"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "When we stayed at The Milford we wandered into Daniela's for breakfast one day. It was excellent and we noticed that it was open for dinner, so we returned. We have eaten at Daniela's at least once a year for the last 5 years and have never had a bad meal. This week we tried the sangria for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. I like sweet and my husband likes dry: the small pitcher of white sangria pleased us both, surprising. The prices are reasonable, the waitstaff is very attentive and the food is very good. It is also in a great location for when we come to see a play. It's our favorite NY restaurant."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This is a great place for a pre-theatre dinner. It has good food and is convenient to Broadway theatres."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation and we were seated immediately, on the 3rd floor. The place was crowded. The waitress was very pleasant. We placed our drink order and were served within a reasonable amount of time. Our bread basket was served when we got our drinks. So far so good. We only ordered entrees. After waiting almost 40 minutes and still no sign of food, our waitress came over to apologize and went to check. 15 minutes later our food arrived. Again she apologized and gave us each a free drink for the delay. The food was hot and was very good. Not the best, but very good. We didn't order dessert, but because of the delay she gave us 10% off the bill. At the end, she did right by us. Yes I would recommend Daniela's."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Who doesn't care too much about food, this place was fine theater district quick."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great menu, great food, excellent service and close to all theaters. Perfect for our spot for out pre-show lunch. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Some of best and freshest mussels I've had, homemade pasta special of pappardelle with lobster and clams was excellent!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant for pre theater dining...arrived at 5:30 were seated right away and out in plenty of time for our 7:30 show. We were a party of four and while waiting for the fourth person to arrive we ordered the ceaser salad and fresh mozzerella/tomotoe salad and both were excellent. All the entrees were delicious, eggplant parm, chicken milanese, homemade ravioli's and seafood pasta!! Would def go back and would try the pre fix dining options."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Our family of 4 had our Mother's Day lunch at Daniela's and we had a great time. The food was excellent and so was the service. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. The weather was beautiful that day and the restaurant had it's front windows/doors open so that the customers could enjoy the sunshine. We would most definitely go back to Daniela's and would recommend the restaurant to our friends."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable dinner at Daniela's. the experience was enhance by the table given to us, which was on the second floor, at the front, so we were able to watch the goings on on 8th Avenue while we dined. The food was very good, better than one would expect from the outward appearance of the restaurant. The deserts were good but aliitle disappointing when comapared to the quality of the entrees. We would frequent this restaurnat again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Despite having a reservation we have to wait 45 minutes for our table"
    Dined on 5/7/2014