Trattoria Dell'Arte
Trattoria Dell'Arte

Trattoria Dell'Arte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattoriadellarte.com/
  • Phone: (212) 245-9800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:15pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:15pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Daniele Turchetti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 56th and 57th Streets
  • Public Transit: F, N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated Parking for Central Parking below restaurant.
A word from Trattoria Dell'Arte
Across from Carnegie Hall, Trattoria Dell’Arte features the largest antipasto bar in New York, a sprawling selection of seafood and vegetable specialties perfect for parties of all sizes. Designed after a Tuscan artist’s studio, the rooms include half-finished paintings, oversized sculptures of fragmented body parts, a gallery of Italian noses, a wine cellar dining room, and candle-filled private rooms.

The menu focuses on northern Italian specialties such as the steak Florentine, double veal chop, seafood specialties of the Mediterranean, and unforgettable desserts.
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Trattoria Dell'Arte reviews from OpenTable diners
357 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (164)neighborhood gem (142)good for groups (117)special occasion (111)notable wine list (61)hot spot (60)great for lunch (58)romantic (50)late-night find (45)great for outdoor dining (40)vibrant bar scene (27)kid-friendly (27)great for brunch (26)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Delicios
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I really enjoyed our brunch. I was dining with my family, which means I had to find a restaurant that would have a variety of vegetarian options, plus meat and fish. The menu fit the bill! Every bite was delicious. I will go back. The wait staff was wonderful with great service and smiles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The place was jumping with a very energetic vibe. We were taking out client from overseas so we wanted a place that would impress on the food, ambiance and service fronts. We were not disappointed. Benjamin, our waiter, was outstanding and the food was just a s good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was just OK (the seafood pasta was barely OK). We were just unfortunate in our server who lost interest very quickly when he used the wrong language to greet us after hearing where we stayed. Having eaten in trattoria dell'Arte before it is usually better - especially at the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The food is fresh simple and well prepared. It has the most amazing antipasto bar and the best chicken soup I have ever had. The staff are all very professional and kind. It is a little gem across from Carnegie Hall
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Wonderful people, ambience and food. Have been there several times - simply wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passe
    Irene
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Trattoria is stuck in time. Everything but the prices! Foood was uneven: fried artichokes were good, but the potato gratin was boring, the pesto ravioli was a whole lot of pesto over bland pasta. The ambiance continues to be amusing albeit kitsch and the staff is welcoming and friendly. With so many other choices in NY, there is no need to come back to Trattoria.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Time Tested Favorite
    DesignerDoll
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    After several years, Trattoria Dell'Arte still remains one of my favorite lunch spots in New York City. From the welcoming prosciutto and cheese biscuit, to the warm homemade cookies offered right off of the baking sheet, we felt most appreciated. The menu consists of several delicious offerings for those who want a "light" meal and those preferring Italian favorites. A gem of a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    3KSeas
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This place is always solid. food and service is always top notch. Great Antipasto bar. Can't go wrong with Trattoria DellArte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mid Town Classic near Carnegie Hall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have been to Trattoria Dell'Arte twice. Both times did not disappoint. Service and food are consistently very good. Many people underrate consistency. Food was excellent both times and my guests seem to enjoy the fare. That is a testament as one is 100% Italian. Service is excellent. Very friendly and engaging but not overly bothersome. My water glass was never empty. Sounds like a small thing, but big in my book when it comes to service. Mangia!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Location is the drawing card. Food
    BobbieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Perfect for Carnegie Hall and Broadway shows. Food is nice. Service excellent. Pricing is fair and their brunch is a great value. Serviced is very good.I always like it here although the noise level is sometimes too loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buckeye
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was great. Good value for the money. Wonderful service. Terrific desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pre-Show Choice
    DEK315
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent food and service, though on the pricey side. The place is large and totally packed on a Saturday evening, but the location for our Carnegie Hall show was ideal. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • know-how
    foodfirst
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The restaurant is terrific. It's one of those rare restaurants where everything works with the kind of effortlessness that belies the deep fact of their pervasive know-how.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent...Still!
    BronxYankeeVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was here 20 years ago for a celebration dinner and I was impressed then and was equally impressed again this time out as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    lyle
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Very busy restaurant which caused the service to be sluggish. Very noisy as well. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • miked53
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food & service were good. Would go again. Recommend the Halibut.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • musiclover
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The pasta and salad were superb. The service was a bit slow. Overall, an excellent pre-theatre dinner restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy, crowded, pricey
    randy
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Staff treated us very well and we felt welcome. Food is good, but not great and severely over-priced for the quality. Tables are packed together like sardines and they literally have to move the table so you can get into your seat. For the price, you may want to check out some other nearby resturants.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful surprise
    LaConsuelo
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I've walked by this restaurant for years, figuring that it must be a tourist trap with sub-par food given its location. I am delighted to say I've been very wrong and have been missing out! It's quite lively, the food excellent, service unparalleled. They will begin by asking if you have a curtain to make and then not make you feel rushed at all - timing everything perfectly. Sit upstairs for a little more quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best !!
    Happy2Dine
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our dinner for two before Joyce DiDonato's concert at Carnegie Hall was the best: the best food, best service and overall the best meal that we had (of many) in Manhattan during the entire year of 2014. Highly recommended.... and highly enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good - Consistent
    joanieVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Good as usual. conistent. Perhaps an off night but still good!!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was so fun and delicious !!!
    Nana
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    It was a wonderful experience. Dan Rather recommended this restaurant to me a long time ago also a friend who travels to ny every year. The margarita pizza is outstanding. But the overall best thing about this restaurant is the people who work there. From the moment we walked in the door and until we left EVERY single person made our experience the best ! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    LM14
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Had a really delicious meal in a fun atmosphere. Attentive service, warm and friendly, in keeping with the ambience. Waiter wasn't afraid to offer his opinion, and we followed his suggestions to delicious result. We've been here many times; this was a special occasion and they made it perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner after concert
    visitNYC
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was fabulous. Waitress was special in that she was more like a friend than a stranger. Everything she advised us on was spot on. Can't say enough about how good the food was. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY DISAPPOINTED!
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We've eaten at Trattoria Dell'Arte many times, but last Saturday night the place was so busy & the service was terrible. We had a 6:00 pm reservation & were seated immediately. However, we didn't see our waiter until 6:20. We told him that we had an 8:00 pm show. There too few waiters for the number of people in the restaurant. The marathon was the next day. The restaurant should have anticipated these crowds. I had pappardelle with eggplant parmesan. What I got was pappardelle with tomato sauce & a few bits of eggplant mixed in. My husband & I shared a caprese salad, which was sliced cherry tomatoes & onions with shaved cheese on top - all very disappointing! We won't return. There are many other good restaurants in this great city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love This Place!
    Ltinfl
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everytime we visit NYC this is the first restaurant we go to, Food is fabulous, service is tip top, place is buzzing all night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as Usual
    rrlernerVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times. Very consistently very good. Friendly service. Great menu and love the tiramisu cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine for pre-theater/Not special
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    They certainly know how to get you in and out in time for your Broadway show or Carnegie Hall concert. And there's definitely a madcap energy coursing through the place from the moment you arrive to the end of the meal. It's festive and a real show. Having said that, the food is fine, but nothing special. And it's an expensive proposition. When Trattoria del Arte first opened, it was always a treat to start off with the mixed antipasti from their enormous selection. We shared one order as an appetizer, and were disappointed. It wasn't bad - it just wasn't worth $22 (I think) for the relatively small portion of 3 different vegetables. The cod and pizza as main courses were OK. If you want pizza, try Marta or Otto. No great desire to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service.
    Love2eat
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food is pretty much what we expected at a decent price point for this location. The dining room is so cozy and comfortable even in daylight. The service from everyone is absolutely outstanding! We stayed long after our lunch was over and they offered us treats. Very classy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    TexasFoodies
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Excellent experience! This restaurant is right across the street from Carnegie Hall. Food was awesome and service top notch. I work in Manhattan and this is now my go-to spot for Italian!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem Near Carnegie Hall
    Vicki
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We were attending a program at Carnegie Hall and specifically looked for a restaurant nearby. This came up on our search, and we decided to try it. It was amazing! The food was delicious, the service impeccable, and although we arrived 15 minutes late, we were still able to enjoy our 3-course dinner and arrive at Carnegie Hall in time for the show. Portions are a bit small, and my husband was surprised that his veal marsala did not come with a side, but the food was excellent. This place is a bit pricey, but it was worth it! It's a great "special occasion" place, and we'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This Place Rocks
    ValerieVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Wow. Just wow. We walked in and were treated to some dessert before dinner with a tray of butlered cookies. We sat in the back for my friend's bday and they brought out some complimentary champagne. We ordered the buffalo mozzarella caprese which was PHENOMENAL. We split the veal speciality - also PHENOMENAL. We couldn't fit dessert but they brought out canoli's and sang to my friend. Then they brought out pieces of dark chocolate. Oh, and on the way out, gratis shots of Lemonchello. It was amazing. I loved it. Would go back EVERY time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    AMD115
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Found Trattoria Dell'Arte 10 years ago...and have returned 5-6 times when travel takes me to Manhattan. They make a clear statement by welcoming you back and it clearly works...great servers and fun environment. Food is consistently strong...not pretentious but likely to satisfy most foodies. Given all the options in Manhattan, can't go wrong with Trattoria Dell'Arte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    danigirl105
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Would definitely go again! Great find after the Late Show with David Letterman. Food was great, and so was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    It has been several years, but food quality has clearly declined - not likely to return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still good but slipping a little
    Jnainny
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I'm a little concerned here. I love this place but the last few times I've eaten here , the service was really lacking. We were completely ignored by our waiter on one occasion. Front of the restaurant still terrific but are they short-handed in waitstaff?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing this time
    LizR
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I've been coming to this restaurant for years, and recently booked a special lunch with two friends in town from the UK. The maitre d' was extremely accommodating, and saved us a quiet corner table near the front windows. And the service, as always, was attentive and excellent. Unfortunately, the food did not come near their usual high standards. I had described the restaurant to our friends as "the best antipasto bar in NYC" and we lunched in a leisurely way, ordering a selection of dishes to share. The fried artichokes and homemade caprese salad were good, as usual, but every single other order from the antipasto bar was bland and not special in any way. Very disappointing, especially given the price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic, attentive waitstaff!
    LaCostadiner66
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Cannot say enough about our waiter James . Friendly , charming and full of great suggestions . He took amazing care of us and had a warm friendly style that made the experience really fun .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient to Carnegie Hall!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went to Trattoria Dell'Arte on a Friday night and there was a $25 minimum per person. It was not difficult to reach or exceed that amount since the prices were high. The food that we ordered was very good however the portions were small for the prices paid. My wife ordered Bronzino and the two sides were extremely small. I had the Pappardelle with Eggplant Parmesan and it was a small serving. The bread delivered to the table was very good. As we subscribe to the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall we were treated to a free glass of Prosecco. For us, the location across the street from Carnegie was perfect.
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  • A Carnegie Area Gem
    StanB
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A great spot for dinner before a Carnegue Hall concert or a Broadway show. From the first greeting as you enter, to the last "thank you" as you leave, the service is impeccable. Our dinners were delicious and cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the Veal Marsala. It was both tender and flavorful. Definitely worth a visit. Be sure to make a reservation, as the large restaurant space folks up quickly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.