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
386 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (173)neighborhood gem (155)good for groups (132)special occasion (122)hot spot (72)notable wine list (65)great for lunch (60)late-night find (50)romantic (47)vibrant bar scene (36)great for outdoor dining (32)great for brunch (28)kid-friendly (26)scenic view (5)Show More
  • great meal
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    we ate at the bar, as is our preference, and the bar tender was excellent - great service and delicious wine (his recommendation). The food is terrific - we especially like being able to order fresh antipasta - whatever is freshest is what they serve. My husband had the filet mignon which was flawless and delectable. I had the pizza which I loved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Place is beautiful and the food was absolutely delicious. Service was incredible! From the great welcome and conversation with the greeting host to the best Waitress I have ever had. She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable on all the dishes and wines. She couldn't do enough for you. Made the entire experience perfect. We look forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Maitre Ds were all extremely friendly and welcoming. Veal special (parmagiana, with peperoni on top) and Tirimisu were outstanding. Lemon veal was a little tough, needing a little more flavour. Still overall, my wife and I both enjoyed the overall experience (a good bottle of wine always helps)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    SSPaVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Should have told them that this time their Osso Buco was not up to snuff. My mistake, so left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointing!!!
    wendalaVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I have been coming for years and the food is consistent.. No one makes a better Chicken Parm.. Just wish they would take the pepperoni off! Everything from the fantastic antipasto bar to dessert is delish.. and then they give you a home baked cookie after.. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't get it.
    AdSmithVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Honestly, I'm never impressed with the food, only the service. It seems like your Grandpa's place. The food is "OK" at best, the decor is so dated and while I know it's a powerhouse lunch place, I just don't like it. It's not bad, but it's not good, either (to me).
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  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Great meal. The antipasto is wonderful and diverse and the veal parmisean is a must. It literally hangs over the plate. We will be back next time we are in NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bundlesVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Terrific veal pamigiana that is big enough for 3 to share and wonderful selection ofchouces for antipastoto begin. Great before a carnegie hall event.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively, fun, great menu & location
    UNplazagirlVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This is our "go-to" place for Carnegie Hall and to take out-of-town guests. A real vibrant NYC scene. Great menus and pretty delicious although pricey. Service attentive and efficient.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tapas
    gizmo
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Our ravioli entre was a rich dish as expected but the tapas selection was poor. I have been to this restaurant a few times as it is close to Carnegie hall but I wouldn't get the tapas again. Also it is imperlative to arrive around 6:00 or the noise level is very loud!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for five
    Prometheus
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    A warm friendly welcome was a nice way to start our night making us feel like regulars. The menu offered enough choices though customizing things like regular rice for risotto didn't seem to be possible. Food was 'B' and server was too. I would definitely return. Location is conveinent and close to the theater.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Great evening. 3rd time visit. I took friends from rural California. They thoroughly enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced and noisy
    glee
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My wife and I could barely hear each other at a table for 2 in the middle of the dining area. While the service was very attentive, the waiter pushed the specials (both entrees and desserts). We selected the specials without asking the prices - which is our fault. We always expect specials to be at a premium, but they turned out to be at least 40% more than comparable dishes on the regular menu that we would have ordered. ($55 vs $30-25). Finally, my wife was looking forward to a particular dessert she had enjoyed on a previous visit. They don't have a dessert menu. Instead, the waiter brings out a tray with samples of what's available. For some reason, he didn't bring the tray, but just told us what he had. He omitted the item my wife was looking forward to, which she later saw presented to a nearby table.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Somehow this place managed to bring out food 2 minutes after we ordered....AND it was cold! Service was okay, ambience was blah. Prices are insane. $18 for a side of cold brussel sprouts served in a 1" deep dish the size of a CD. If you're going to a show across the street, find another place to go. AVOID.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed this time
    Cliffsiders
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Have loved this place for years but it let me down this trip. Usual warm greeting, but our table was next to a serving station and kitchen entrance. The beet salad was as good as ever but was a much smaller portion than usual. The veal Marsala was tough and gristly. I should have complained about the salad portion...and ordered the pizza, which is always fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant a Few Blocks Up from Times Square
    Chrissy
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My family and I booked a last minute reservation here and were welcomed with open arms and a huge welcome as we entered. Although the menu prices were a bit high, its normal for that touristy part of town. The Pesto Ravioli was delicious and so was the Anti Pasta Bar! This restaurant had an energetic feel and something on the menu for everyone. Would definitely go back for dinner!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exbanker
    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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    While the food is lays outstanding the noise can be overwhelming. The maitre d is good, wait staff is good but go here for the food.....best Italien in NYC for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passe
    IreneVIP
    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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  • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.