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Trattoria Dell'Arte
Trattoria Dell'Arte

Trattoria Dell'Arte Details

  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was exquisite, the service extraordinary and the ambience perfect for a celebratory dinner for two!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "On Saturday night, I was seated promptly in a lovely booth in the quiet back room. The service was attentive without being obsequious and the food was uniformly excellent. Based on that experience I came back again on Wednesday -- it was like going to 2 completely different restaurants. On Wednesday, the place was a madhouse. Although we asked to be seated at a quiet table, the noise level was deafening. The service was careless; we had to remind our waitress several times about everything. The bread was rock hard and, when we sent it back, it took twenty minutes and 3 separate reminders before they brought us "fresh" bread (the rock hard slices were at the bottom of the basket). The food arrived cold and was absolutely awful."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant after several hours of reading review after review after review. I had never been there nor had I heard of it. I was taking a leap of faith. After having dined there, I can honestly say that it is one of, if not, my favorite restaurants ever! They did everything I asked in the comments section (fast meals to get to our show and a great rendition of happy birthday) and made my girlfriend and I feel comfortable. Our server, Joe, was terrific. He was funny, affable, gregarious, magnanimous, loquacious and a pleasure. He should be made manager or head host."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Periodically visited this place over the last 15 years, and always enjoyed the food. No longer, mediocre at best, even their usually fine antipasto. Filled with tourists, and apparently cooking for them, with little attention to quality of ingredients, flavor and technique. Not awful, not as good as they have been."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service and overall great night! We will definitely dine here again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had to wait an inordinately long time to be seated with a reservation. Once seated we enjoyed the food and service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The unique Italian fare, from the appetizer bar to the dependable main courses make this a great restaurant. Through in great wine and desserts make a terrific dining experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We've eaten here many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Its usually crowded but that has never made a difference and our reservations have always been honored almost immeadiately. The food is always perfectly prepared and delivered immeadiatley. This time was if anthing better then i had remembered."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Had a 7:45 pm reservation on a Friday night. My sister and I were treated like valued friends, and seated in a quiet booth for 4 under the "big lips." We chose all vegetarian items. The food was fantastic! Don't miss the eggplant caponata, and the roasted cauliflower pizza. Treat yourself to a couple of cocktails, too. They know how to make a perfect Manhattan."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were greeted by a friendly gentleman, who confirmed our reservation and seated us. Unfortunately, the service was downhill from there. We were greeted by a server, who seemed aloof. He never asked if we wanted a starter, never shared the specials. We asked about one thing on the menu, and he said they didn't have it that day. He never asked if our good was okay, never checked on us, never suggested dessert or coffee. He was cold and distant. I actually felt his 18 percent tip was undeserved, but I always tip. The food was great, but I will not go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were in NYC last weekend and went to Trattoria Dell'Arte for dinner Saturday night. Our waiter was outstanding and the food was excellent. The only negative part was when we were at the bar and I ordered a Cosmo and asked for a a glass of ice on the side. There was a little bit of my drink left in the shaker and the Bartendar promptly poured it in a small glass and gave it to 2 girls he was flirting with. I thought that was in bad taste. My girlfriend had gotten there first and did the same thing and the other bartender graciously gave her the extra. Fortunately our waiter and food made up for it!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We picked items from the menu -- and for two of those we selected, the waiter later told us one wasn't available and the other "the chef is doing it differently today." wish he had mentioned it before we had ordered."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The cauliflower pizza was truly outstanding. The food here remains excellent even after ten years which was the last time I was there!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Wonderful NYC dining experience after an evening at the theatre. Greeted with a warm welcoming reception, ambiance, great food, & exceptional service. Grazie mille! Carla & Sonnie"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have had paste is many of the highest rated Italian rest in NY and very few charge or warrant $30 a plate....and without any doubt Dell' Arte will never reach their level Unless you are looking to be overcharged and underwhelmed skip it"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The experience was a festive one. Much credit goes to our waiter, smart, charming and patient, especially responding to the different tastes of seven diners. We don't have an opportunity to visit the restaurant as frequently as we would like, but each time that we have it has never disappointed. You have an excellent wait staff. It was a pleasure."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It's been quite some time since I have dined here, and once again I give highest marks to Trattoria Dell' Arte. I'm always amazed by the experience, from the warm welcome to a meal which is simply one of the best restaurants in town. Excellent service. The lobster pappardelle is amazing. The thousand-layer lasagna is outstanding! And Limoncello pie with a creme brûlée top was out of this world good! Even the pot of coffee was just delicious! This is not inexpensive--but its well worth the splurge. Great for a pre-show dinner or a birthday/special occasion meal. I can't wait to visit again. Thank you Trattoria Dell' Arte!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We are West Coasters who have an apartment in the neighborhood. We went the first time with our Niece who loved the pizza. We are back pretty much each time we are in the City. Service is great. You are always made to feel welcome and special Antipasta bar is great. Something for everybody."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Love Trattoria dell Arte vit is my favorite restaurant in the city"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The chicken parmesan is outstanding! Meisha is a great waitress ... and beautiful!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service - love the antipasto bar and thin crust pizza as an appetizer. Friendly and professional service. Our third time here and it was a great dinner!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Grossly overpriced for mediocre food. Outrageous pricing on specials wit no warning. $47 for 2 soft shell crabs. Extremely noisy. Overly warm greetings with handshakes. Fit for suckers. Ordered calves liver which came diced and tasteless. Would never return"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I've eaten and entertained at Trattoria Dell'Arte since it opened and am always delighted with the experience. It is always a great experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went for a special night out before our Broadway show. We were on our honeymoon and the server was one of the best servers I have ever encountered. She brought us many free things as a celebration of our wedding and was attentive, friendly and always smiling. Truly what service should be. The food was unbelievably delicious and reasonably priced. Would go back in a heartbeat and recommend to anyone going to New York."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The host was very impolite, maybe because he was looking for arrange a table for a couple of friends of him. When we arrived he didn't want to look for our reservation and he only did it when showed the email where was confirmed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Each of the staff, from the maître'd to the servers were incredibly personable, ready to help and fun! We had a birthday at our table. The celebration was made even more memorable by the staff. Lots of fun!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love the energy and the food at Trattoria Dell'Arte. It's my favorite restaurant in NYC"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "As usual, the food, cocktails & service was great. The a/c was not cooling enough which made us uncomfortably warm."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "In a convenient location, there is plenty of room; not hard to get a reservation at the last minute. Very friendly staff; good service and good food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have liked and gone to this restaurant for years and the food is really good and the decor makes it a really interesting place to bring an out of towner to."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We ordered a bottle of wine, while presenting the bottle service noticed that there are no glasses on the table! Pizza was delicious, risotto was ok. Finally we were happy to be outside because it was too noisy."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Have been going to Traitorous for the past 20+ years. Never a blah meal. Always great food and great service. The canoli are to die for."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Last minute Father's Day pick for 4. Very accommodating maître d and attentive wait staff. Patient and engaging with the kids. Good standard food. Father's Day tie cookies a big hit! A tad pricey but it's midtown and plenty of space between tables."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Trattoria dell"Arte is a long standing asset just below Central Park on 7th Ave. The owners also own Fiorello's, across from the Met Opera, and the two restaurants have some similarities in their atmosphere and menu. The service is fine; the food is good, but not great, and it's generally enjoyable. But it is noisy. Two or three times here, and you'll become a regular. The people are very friendly."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Have eaten at Trattoria many many times over many years. Have always appreciated the welcome, the service and the great food. This time however, the terribly poor service left us quite disappointed as my bride and I were entertaining family. We have always referred people to Trattoria, and hope this was an isolated incident."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband & I brought my son & 5 of his college friends.The food was outstanding and the waiter made fabulous recommendations. The decor is artistic & interesting. It's a very busy place and a bit rushed if you are going to the theater but any other time, a great choice!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Based on review and menu, I expected more. Food was disappointing somewhat bland Bistecca Fiorentina, was not Bistecca ltotally different meat cut and average taste whole fish looked good as per my friend it was good hover, where they catch such a tiny fish, yet to be determined The best about this place is service, they very friendly accommodating and efficient"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The menu here is the same as Fiorella's at Lincoln Center. My friend had the meat stuffed ravioli and it was wonderful. The veal piccatta had too much butter in the sauce which it took away from what was very tender veal. The prices are a bit high but probably in line with other restaurants that close to Central Park,"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Friendly, good location, well appointed and teriffic food/wine. Definitely a 'go to' restaurant in New York."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "From the moment we entered, we felt welcomed at this place. Food was excellent and service superb. Run don't walk to Trattoria Dell'Arte."
    Dined on 6/13/2014