Trattoria Dell'Arte
Trattoria Dell'Arte

Trattoria Dell'Arte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattoriadellarte.com/
  • Phone: 2122459800
  • 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
319 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (143)fit for foodies (134)special occasion (120)good for groups (98)great for lunch (65)great for outdoor dining (56)notable wine list (54)hot spot (53)romantic (52)late-night find (46)great for brunch (30)vibrant bar scene (29)kid-friendly (29)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Good food, great location, pricey
    MicahBVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The restaurant is right across from Carnegie Hall, in a great location. The place was jam-packed for dinner on a Monday night. The host and the servers were friendly. A wide selection to choose from for food and wine. And especially good options for non-meat eaters with a great veggie antipasto bar to choose from (as well as seafood options). Even in NYC, I found a little sticker shock. Ordered a nice half bottle of red for $50. And the three choice veggie appetizer was in the 20s. We stuck to the wine and two antipasto first courses to share of veggie and a seafood. That was still $120 with tip. But I could see dining there if I was going to a concert and/or $$ was no object--there is something to be said for good service, for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brandy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is not the first time we have been to the restaurant and all in all the experience was great. The service was excellent. The waitress was friendly and helpful and yet did not come across as pushy and she makes us feel that nothing is more important than to enjoy our meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hot spot in Midtown
    rxmarilynrxVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A very highly energetic vibe with excellent food and excellent service! Have dined here for many years and has yet to disappoint! Always a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SF2KYVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Bustling spot. Great Italian food. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Unquestionably one of the most enjoyable restaurants in NY
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maybe not as good as it used to be?
    BlazorVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Good but not great. Service was not attentive. The veal chop was very good. They happily split the large portions for two.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hmb1
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is great restaurant! It is the friendliest restaurant in the city. Food and service are excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overly salted food, but the worst part was the bait and switch. A glass of Riesling was ordered, a glass was brought, "try it" said the waitress, "is it okay?" "Yes" was the reply. "Well, it isn't Riesling, we're out of it." Not the way to treat a diner. Hosts too chummy. "Are you local or from a far away place?" was the greeting. Obviously, locals are not valued. We won't return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Varied menu, especially the antipasti. Enjoyable and tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • more than just delicious food
    Keeper2BsureVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food here is delicious and the antipasti is superb, but the staff makes the dining experience here really special. Richard, the manager and his staff are very good at what they do and most attentive to the needs of their clients. We ate her three times within a short time frame and felt we were going back to a warm and familiar place. Try the soft shell crabs if they are in season, their famous lasagna and choose among their wonderful cold antipasti offerings. The menu is extensive and the wines carefully selected. You will not have just another anonymous dining experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I introduced my ten-year old granddaugher to New York City, and having dinner here was very special. She thought the pizza was the best she had ever had!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TweakieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our second time at Trattoria Dell'Arte and it once again was fabulous! We had a great waitress--weren't rushed--delicious food--we are looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous! Just fabulous!
    FredR
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Antipasti, pizza, and dessert - all magnificent. Buratta is made daily in the restaurant so be sure to have at least one dish that contains it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great authentic italian food!
    Mdm0119
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love this place because the food is consistently good. We also love the surprise goodies that come out of the kitchen to taste. Our waiters are usually great and so in control of when to tell the chef to fire up your next course.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definative NY Italian
    Frank
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Went with a group of 7 while visiting in NYC. Those group ordered fish, beef, chicken, liver, pasta and vegetables, as well as shared antepasto. All were outstanding. Wine list was more than sufficient, with many reasonably priced selections Atmosphere and service were all outstanding. Exactly what is to be expected from a classic, traditional NY restaurant. We would return any time we visiting the city. Atmosphere was fun, not at all stuffy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always yummy
    MADYMVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We dine here a bit and love the food and decor. The maître d always has a charming compliment for me ( and probably all the ladies) but it still makes me smile. Oh and the desserts .... The me one with merangue !!! Devine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A surprise
    ReturnToTheRoost
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Booked this at the last minute on a Sunday night... wasn't expecting much, especially given the touristy neighborhood around Carnegie Hall. Started with the house specialty of Roman/Jewish-style artichokes which were great- crispy and delicious. Had the Tagiolini al Forno and the soft-shell crab special, and both were delicious. Enjoyed a great Gaja Promis with dinner, which was a reasonable $100. But the kicker was the special service at the end- when we declined dessert, the waiter brought a few squares of a great dark chocolate bark, perfect. Costs next to nothing, but makes a lasting impression. We hadn't expected much from this restaurant, but they delivered nicely. PS, don't dress or act like a tourist, but any New Yorker knows that.
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  • Too noisy
    Happy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We expected a more adult atmosphere where the ambiance and setting would be more quiet and peaceful. Instead it was very loud, crowded and not to our liking. The food was ok, but nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding experience!
    DonnafromChicago
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our group loved Trattoria Dell'Arte! We had a lovely welcome compete with complimentary champagne. They were most accommodating with respect to our seating preference. The service was outstanding and all of the food was delicious! Plus they got us in and out in time to make it to the theater. We would definitely go back and recommendation it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    David10546
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Now I know why the menus online do not show prices. You could have a spectacular meal elsewhere at these prices. Pasta's run in the $30's and it's all up from there, for rather average Italian food. Go on expense account or someone else's treat. Staff is very nice, but at these prices I would not return; this is NYC, too many better alternatives.
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  • Surprisingly good
    helensnVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Surprising only becausse the restaurant is across the street from Carnegie Hall, so there are lots of tourists, which can have a negative effect. But here, we had a long, leisurely, late lunch, trying lots of antipasti. Each was wonderful -special kudos on the mushrooms! I also has continuous hours, which is great if you want to eat a late lunch, or a late dinner. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • near Times Square
    1maryland
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went for pre=theatre lunch on a Saturday in August. The place was noticeably not as crowded or noisy as I expected. Two small salads and splitting a pizza was perfect for the two of us. Desserts looked great, but we didn't have room. Ten-minute walk to our theater matinee. Would certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian atmosphere
    Katoo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a reservation for 9.30pm, and the place was still vibrant, loud and very "Italian"! The décor and atmosphere are very good, but loud and if you had a romantic tête-à-tête in mind, this is not the place for it. Instead, you would take your family or best friends here and you'll have a great time! The service is friendly, which suits the place, not too stiff but very correct and quick. We had a very nice waiter. The food was really good. The pizza's are great: thin but full of flavor. My chicken parmiggiano was really excellent, but the portion is rather big so I couldn't finish it and regretted it the next day ;-). Great Italian food in a great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First Class Service. Casual, but elegant and lively ambiance. Carbonara (with pancetta and a fried egg on top) is truly exceptional as is the Escalope Milanese. Can't wait to work through more of the menu on future visits to the City. Add great company and it's a perfect night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good but very pricey
    Jabber
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food no doubt was excellent but just wasn't worth the cost...I understand the location but $39 for 3 small veal scaloppini a la carte?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Italian restaurant
    MATJ
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance. Desserts were large portions and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Enjoyable meal.
    SFRNY
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I took my nieces out to dinner and had a great time. The restaurant was busy, but not too noisy, and the service excellent. The food was very good. We all enjoyed our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We always visit when we are in New York City and, often, more than once!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great
    Erica
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I live about a block away, have been coming here for years and I have never had a bad experience. The pasta is always delicious and the 101 layer lasagna and chicken parmigana are a must for any first-timers. The service is also especially friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    NothingSpecial
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Honestly I didn't find anything special about this place. It's an avarage level on everything, food, wine, service and price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • richard
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Superb service from arrival to departure. Expensive, but typically NYC in this area
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in midtown
    WilliamVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    One of our favorite eateries. Always worth a trip to midtown. Everyone is treated like family! A memorable menu that always delivers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    justme
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    outstanding soft shell crabs and the best cannoli ever eaten
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous find near Central Park
    Tourist
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    After a 6 hour drive into NYC, this restaurant was our favorite of the whole weekend. Food was great and the service was incredible. The waiter was happy to accommodate our kids (who only like penne in butter sauce) and was very fun and pleasant. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always feel special
    GothamDuoVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The welcome we get when we walk in the door is enough reason to go back -- everyone makes you feel as though you are someone. The food is excellent. Our server went out of his way, and in a polite way, to tell us that the selections we made might be too much food for just two. That alone is unusual. Very friendly and very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Dining Experience
    JonNYC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Trattoria Dell'Arte continues to provide an outstanding dining experience. The food is great, the staff knowledgeable, the environment friendly and General Manager Brandon makes you feel like family. There is a reason it's been around for decades. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Antipasto
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Greatest Antipasto in the town! There are a lot to choose from and you can't really make bad choices. And I thought that could replace the meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The service and food is always great at this resturant, this last dinner I have probably the best soft shell crabs evern the home made pasta is 2nd to none, and the staff is always friendly and attentive!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Hate2cookVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The place is always packed so conversation is difficult. Very, very noisy. Food is good and dependable, but not out of the ordinary. If going to Carnegie Hall, it's a good choice, but there are many better and more reasonable Italian restaurants in the area and the City.
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  • ZathomeVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I think their selection of appetizers has gotten smaller. Although it had fried baby artichokes (judaica), it was somewhat disappointing. other appetizers, pizza and veal Milanese, however, were good. Getting very pricey - $200 for that (veal - $50)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic