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Daniela's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.danielarestaurant.com/media/websitedaniela.html
  • Email: info@danielarestaurant.com
  • 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
  • "Great appetizers, pizza, and italian food. Great service. We went to Daniela's to have dinner after a Broadway show. We were so pleased that we returned the next day for lunch!!! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Although the service was good, the food itself was only fair. I imagine the prices are elevated because of how close it is to Times Square."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I went here on a Saturday at 6:15pm for dinner before a show. We ordered off the prix fix menu and were served with more than enough time to get to our show. The food was only ok, but it came out hot and quick. The host is on the opposite end of the restaurant and there is no space to wait. Our table was right by the door so new customers waiting were right up against our table which was awkward. Service wasn't great. Walking in it took several attempts to find someone to let them know we had a reservation, it took a long time for a waiter to come greet us after being seated, and when it came time for desert, we were handed a desert menu but were not informed they were out of most of the menu until we ordered. Not sure if I will be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "i have eaten at daniela's numerous times and the food was again very good. i have to say that the service was not up to par and quite rushed this visit. i felt like they were understaffed or someone didn't show up for work this particular evening as i never experienced this in past visits. hoping it was a one time only occurence."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was good. Portions were not overly generous, but more than sufficient; my party each chose the pre-fixe meal. The biggest reason we probably wouldn't go back is because the noise level was extreme. It makes it very difficult to enjoy a relaxing meal when it is so loud. The walls are brick and the floor is tile and there is nothing to absorb the sound. Also, the Maitre D needs some work on his people skills. We had an 12:30 reservation. The clock in the restaurant read 12:31 and we were schooled on the necessity of being in the restaurant on time. Now, really!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It gets the job done. But don't expect a fine dining experience. It is noisy -- at least on a Saturday evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What a wonderful find. Need to find a restaurant that would cater to the theater goer, well I found it. This place filled the bill very nicely, dishes we had we very good and hot. Service right on, very attentive without being constantly in your face. Would go back next time I come in to the theatre."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "A pleasant surprise. Very accommodating. Good food and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed myself. The place is small but comfortable. The menu is Italian fare. Every meal has been well prepared and full of flavor. I had chicken scapariello which was made with three nice sized chicken breast, vinegar peppers in a brown sauce. My companion had a chicken dish with artechokes. We opted for the prefix menu..$31 which included salad or soup ( we both had salads which were excellent) and we had our chicken dishes. The prefix includes any chicken or pasta dish. Dessert is also included. Their desserts are excellent. The ambiance is ok, the service is very good..attentive to little details like filling water glasses, ensuring the meal was to our liking. Recommended!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "After reading the reviews, I expected much more... The service was okay.. Food was served cold and portions very small . Luckily we ordered a few appetizers and shared with our table. We were seated immediately for a 5:30 reservation in time to see a show. Prices were very reasonable for the city. Would definitely not go back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had dinner here after a show! The chicken parm was huge and delicious!!! YUM!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We were a bit disappointed in Daniela's after reading many positive reviews. They have fair to good Italian food. It's good for a pre-theatre dinner. Our server was a bit gruff, but got us our food on time. Noise levels were very high. Liked the chocolate mousse cake."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The service was not as good as it's been the many other times I've eaten here. We ordered an appetizer to share and three main courses. It all came out together - appetizer and main courses. It took a long while to get the food, longer to get the check, and much longer to take payment. I guess places have an off-night every once-in-a-while. I hope this was theirs for a long time..."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great value before the theater and truly excellent service!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My granddaughter and I both had delicious omelettes and the price was much more reasonable than most in NYC. Salads and other good served nearby also looked very enticing. Definitely a good pre-theatre find!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I felt rushed to complete my meal. Food was good, but a couple of people in my party said their meals were rather "salty." Mine was somewhat bland. We have had amazing meals here in the past. Maybe it was a new chef...? I love this place, this however was somewhat uncharacteristic."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "So I choose this because of the description and recipe's past down after generation but felt like it lost it. The food was good but pasta was not el dentei and over cooked. Service was good and nice place but me and my friend weren't impressed."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "A good place for a pre-theater dinner---in and out-- and on to your show. Even reservations at 6:30 allow enough time to make it. Pre Fixe $31 dinner a good value-- Caesar salad was good, chicken dish a bit too much sauce, but desert was great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Daniela's Restaurant is a great place to have lunch if you are going to the Theatre. There timing is great even if you decide on a 3 course meal. They also have a good lunch special which includes soup or salad, a main course and sangria, red or white. Dessert is separate but, the Tiramisu was good. Also, if you live in neighborhood, the menu is big enough that you can have a lot of different things each time. I would recommend to my friends and co-workers."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Having read some the reviews, my expectations were higher than what I actually experienced. We had a 5:30PM reservation on a Thurs. night and when we got there, the ground floor tables were almost all full except the two tables. Even though I requested a table upstairs, I was told that there was no one up there as the excuse for not seating us there. We got the table closest to the kitchen, bathroom and stairs. 5 mins later they seated a party upstairs. This kind of behavior just is unacceptable especially if you make reservations. If we were told that we'd have to wait 5 mins, we would have gladly done so. Food is OK but nothing exceptional. $75 for 2 glasses of wine, 2 soups, 1 pizza & 1 pasta dish."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Booked Daniela's on Open Table but was a little nervous when we approached from street. Thought it might be "Divey" but it wasn't. In fact complete opposite. Much bigger inside, quaintly decorated, wonderful & attentive staff and everything we ate was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Love this place. Having been going here for year ... the food is consistently good. My favorites are the Rigatoni Bolognese and the Chicken Marsala. To die for! I've tried many of the other dishes, and they too are just delicious. The only downside is the wine list is a bit lacking. Not a lot to choose from, but nothing that's too egregious. At times it can be noisy, e.g., pre-theatre, but that's only because so many people are clamoring for some delicious Daniela's treats!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Our family had a great dinner at Daniela's after a matinee show. My boys ordered a pizza to share, loved it, and ate it all! I had linguini and red clam sauce and it was delicious. I forget what my husband ordered because his plate was cleared! It was an affordable, great meal and the staff treated us very well."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was good for what it is - quick Italian in the theater area. Although I've never been in an Italian restaurant with Sangria. Food was adequate. Good size portions and hot. Nothing bad to say, is the best I can do"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Although the food was very good, we felt extremely rushed. No sooner had we finished our salad than the entrees were out, right on it's heels. They were bringing out dessert and coffee while we still had full glasses of wine. There was no room on the tiny table, but they just shoved the dessert and coffee right on it. Very very hectic pace. Waiters were running around like crazy people and I did NOT feel relaxed. They kept bumping into my chair in the very tight quarters. I know it is the theater district and it was 6 pm on a Saturday night, but I have never felt so rushed through a meal in my life. I couldn't really enjoy the food, which was quite good, due to feeling stressed out."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was good overall, and the staff was attentive and polite. But the ambiance was lacking. The wine menu was very limited, and the wine initially ordered was out of stock. This restaurant would be appropriate for a night out with friends or family groups. But this is not a destination for special occasions or a romantic night out. Just know what you're getting yourself into."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great pre theatre restaurant. Very enjoyable meal with terrific service. Reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is our third time having a pre show dinner at Daniela's. Their pre fix menu is some of the best values we've seen in the Theater District. They were offering a soup or salad with a chicken or pasta entrée & a pitcher of house made red or white sangria for $26.00!! That's unheard of in NYC in this day & age. I had there house salad & chicken franchese with a pitcher of red sangria. Chicken was tender & flavorful 2 large cutlets, it came with roasted potato wedges & a side of green bean. We were too full to have dessert. Service was efficient & on spot. I would go back again the next time we get tickets to a show!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "A great find. Looks like a pizzeria from the outside but the food was amazing. We made the mistake of taking a table on ground level. it was very crowded and people waiting were standing almost on top of us. Also service was a bit rushed after food was service but before then had to wait to get a menu, water, bread. I would go back but get a table upstairs."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Loved the mussels in tomato broth! And the pizza crust was light and fluffy... Great vibe in the Broadway district of NYC! Thumbs up!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "not cuisine, not expensive, good eggplant, kind of like a family Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Went for a Sunday dinner after having seen a matinee. The service at Daniela's was absolutely incredible. The entire staff was incredibly attentive, whether refilling waters, pouring sangria, or clearing the table. The service was spaced out well, we never felt rushed at all. Our whole family took advantage of the prix fixe menu. $31 for a salad (caesar, house, or tricolor) or soup, any pasta or chicken entree, and a dessert & coffee! If all purchased individually, these items would easily add up to at least $40, so unless you are positive you aren't getting dessert, prix fixe is the way to go here! Highly recommend the white sangria, we went for the large pitcher and were able to get about 5-6 glasses out of it for $25, another bargain!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The appetizers and entrees were excellent. We had probably the best Calamari we've ever had and my entree was excellent. Pasta Bolognese was delicious, but my wife ordered linguine with white clam sauce which never came. Service was absolutely horrendous. If you want excellent food but poor service, then Danielas is the place for you."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I had hesitations before coming here and I wish I heeded my intuition. My tricolore salad was wilted, pasta was salty and generic (like a chain restaurant), red wine was like kool-aid. For this, our meal came out to ~$60 which I think is too expensive."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We went after seeing a show. We were seated right away, about 10 minutes earlier than my 5:15 reservation. I did make a note in my reservation on open table that I requested for 2 appetizers (caprice salad, baked clams) with 2 glasses of wine to be ready upon arrival for a date with my girlfriend. After being seated, it took our server a solid 10 minutes to come to us. I figured they may have been timing the order for our reservation time, but when he asked for our drink order, it became apparent that my request on open table had not been communicated to either the wait or kitchen staff by management. If this was not possible, notification would have been nice. Appetizers were great, house red wine eh, entrees decent. Might go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was a fine alternative to the high priced restaurant row options. The food was good and the service was good. We got in and out with plenty of time to go to the theater, and we were never rushed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellent pre or post theater restaurant in the heart of the Times Square theater district. This small but charming Italian restaurant has a large menu of favorites Italian meals and specials. Service is quick and professional, which is great if you need to go to the theater. After theater it is still professional but more relaxing. This was our second time there but, for sure, will not be the last."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Food was wonderful - really nice menu. Not expensive! Also - the pre theater $31 special is a great deal. Had ceaser salad, chicken parm, dessert and coffee - loved all of it! We were not going to a show - the staff was terrific about just letting us sit and talk for hours. Definitely will be back!!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Nice place to grab a decent dinner before or after a show"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Very busy before theater. Staff seemed overwhelmed. Don't expect tablecloths or attentive waiters. Only beer and wine. Certainly not a romantic atmosphere. The food was well prepared and served hot. Again, a bit short on presentation. Can do better, but in their defense, probably 1/2 of the diners came and left at the same time to make the 8PM theater. If you are a twosome be prepared to have diners inches from your table. I might go there again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014