Daniela's

Daniela's

  • 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: American, Italian
  • 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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Daniela's reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)great for lunch (31)good for groups (29)kid-friendly (17)fit for foodies (13)great for brunch (11)special occasion (10)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (5)romantic (4)scenic view (3)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • martiniVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, but it was so busy pre-theater on a Saturday, yet the prix-fixe dinner came out in well time intervals. Limited choices of wine by the glass.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenny
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We order take out from Daniela's pretty frequently, and portions are very generous for very reasonable prices. We came into the restaurant and were surprised to see a different menu, with prices almost double what they are on the take out menu, for portions less than half the size. The food was good, we were just disappointed with the difference between delivery vs eat in
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Drinks2dessert
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food, service and setting was amazing. The staff was attentive, best Italian food from a restaurant I've had in a long time and I'm still thinking about the tiramisu I had for dessert. The whole experience was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grimey
    Jamie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The ambiance was seriously lacking for a restaurant row establishement. The place is kind of a dump- dirty. We had to move tables because there was a sworm of knats flying around everywhere. Not what it seems on their website at all
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    jerseyboy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The staff at Daniella's was very accommodating. We had early reservations but part of our party got stuck in traffic. They honored our reservations even though we were over an hour late on a Saturday night. Food was great, service excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast
    LMMF
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went with a few friends after seeing a concert at the today show. Definitely reasonable prices. Food was good, nothing special, but nothing bad. Service was a little slow. Overall good experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre theater spot
    Jr121
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I made a reservation here since it was around the corner from the show we were seeing. Unfortunately we got stuck in traffic and were running very late. We called the restaurant and asked if we could pre-order so our food would be ready when we got there. They graciously accommodated us! We had a wonderful meal and made it to the show on time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Service is friendly, attentive and competent. Food is good but not memorable. Perfect for pretheater dining but not if diner is the focus of the evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfast, attentive service
    CarolynS
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great breakfast, attentive service, reasonable prices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre- theater!
    SwaldmanVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Don't get discouraged by negative reviews - this place is a gem! We went pre- theater on a Thursday evening. Great deal with a prix-fix meal of choice of salad or soup, choice of any chicken or pasta dish and coffee and dessert for $31! Great bargain for delicious Classic Italian in theater district. Service was attentive and nice. Give it a try!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIMPLE DINNER
    fussy4
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    There were 6 of us and we were going to a Broadway show. This is a great place for pre theater as the service is very good and getting you to the theater on time. In fact we had plenty of time. I had the eggplant parm. and it was delicious. My daughter had claims in red sauce that was also delicious. I can honestly say that none of us left anything over on our plates. For dessert we had Tiramisu that was scrumptious. if you can get over the fact that its on 8th avenue so its very busy, this is a good find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good pre theatre spot
    Leisurelydiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Quick service and great location make this a good pre theatre spot. Menu is nice and simple. Food is decent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dianne
    Fishfilet
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The waitstaff was very attentive. We never had unwanted plates at the table and all questions were answered clearly. When my daughter discovered that something had spilled on her dress, one of the waiters came over immediately with a cup of club soda and a towel. Our food was delicious. I highly recommend the fixed price menu - what a wonderful deal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    DB31
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The pasta dinners were delicious and were brought to us quickly. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Our dinner at Daniela's was the most enjoyable dining experience we have had so far in NYC.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • penne alla vodka superb
    trembd
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I went here after a show. The penne all a vodka was the best that I have had in years. The house red was okay. Waiter was attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WVtraveler
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Daniela's
    Hash
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Foodislove
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before Theater
    theatergoerontherun
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food and service were great! Portions huge... terrific salad and pasta with salmon wonderful choice.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always go back for more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    ElinorG
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    great little restaurant and very conveniently located in the Broadway district. Staff was very nice, accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mommy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Enjoyed our lunch. The staff were helpful and accommodating. I look forward to a future visit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner before theater
    Lucy1
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great food greAt service close to theaters. Had mozz & tomato (3 large) chicken pArm waiter said medium but was on the large side
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungary, place to go!
    Cejwinite
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Daniela's food and service were very good. Chicken Portions are large so come with a big appetite or share..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    dmarone
    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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK, convenient to the theatre.
    MikeySquaredVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with family
    my1streview
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I left very angry
    kss0202VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After Theater
    luncheon
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diverse Menu
    Cally
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!!
    DineNYC
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We Loved this restaurant and will be back soon. Atmosphere was great. Service was outstanding and Food was Awesome!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good find..
    1diner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theater dinner
    Outnabout
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Pre-Theatre pick
    Ilikegoodservice
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast, good service
    Marie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was good, but efficient and fast service was the highlight
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a great find in theatre district
    BarrybeeVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect dinner date
    CPEandW
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    My wife and I grabbed a table for two and had a lovely time. Friendly staff. Good good. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Service was great. Liked the place - had character. Food was mediocre. Location was great for broadway shows.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be returning; Italian Gem
    Diane
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic