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Bistango Ristorante 29th St.

4.6
802 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Bistango Ristorante 29th St. is one of Manhattan's popular neighborhood dining spots, while being one of the eastside's best kept secrets. Since 1988, Bistango has been known for its appetizing Italian fare, casual atmosphere, and gracious hospitality. And since 2006, we've added Gluten-free dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 725-8484
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Bistango Ristorante 29th St. can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 745-7605
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 29th Street & 3rd Avenue
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Public transit
Bus: M101, M102, M103
Subway: 6 (28th & Park), R (28th & Bway)
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 802 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

So incredible! The gluten free options were amazing, would recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We've been coming to Bistango for years. Never had a bad meal! Great dishes and wine list. We'll continue to make this one of our neighbor favorites!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place. Very reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great meal—everything available gluten free from appetizer to dessert. Even GF bread was available, which was delicious! Had artichoke, pasta, meatball & hot sausage—all excellent! Friends meals (not GF) all great too. Only disappointment was risotto & vegg sides—okay, not great. Salads looked amazing!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Ok molto buono

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good, decent Italian Cuisine. Busy, dynamic environment. Friendly and efficient service. Good value for money.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great again. My daughter with Celiac really has a safe place to go.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of my favorite Gluten Free restaurants!!! Always amazing:)

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was everything I could ask for; It was mouth wateringly delicious! Wait staff were on top of their game, even when the restaurant was packed! I would go back here in a heartbeat. A true gem in the city!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent gluten-free food!! Everything was delicious and all gf, including the carrot cake for dessert. We will be back...

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Meilleur restaurant sans gluten de NY

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great food, friendly staff and definitely one of my favorite restaurants!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server gave us very impersonal service. My strip steak was not very tender or flavorful.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Little beat is simply amazing! From their menu through their service

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Had a beautiful dinner here for my birthday with my husband. Had the incredible red snapper from the specials menu. Beautifully plated! The servers were very caring and patient. They had great healthy options and gluten free bread! Would love to come back.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I have to say the food was very good and the portions were much bigger than expected. Bistango is very small, so as long as you don't mind sitting in close proximity to other diners you'll be fine. The menu is not extensive, but clearly what they offer is done very well. the wait staff is attentive and professional.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Like a fine wine it only gets better with age. We’ve been coming to Bistango for over 8 years - it is our go to when in NYC.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We loved Bistango! Everything was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The Pork Loin was absolutely wonderful. Small place and menu but so well-curated. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Bistango is a hidden gem which was recommended to me about six months ago. I eat there almost once a week either for lunch, dinner or brunch on the weekends. The food is delicious and their service is outstanding. The staff genuinely cares about ensuring the food and service exceeds your expectation. They have many wonderful gluten free options which I truly appreciate since I have celiac disease. My company will be hosting a luncheon for our customers at Bistango's in the month of April. I am confident it will be a great success!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food is always amazing!!! We love going to bistango every time we come into the city!!!! Delicious ❤️

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our favorite neighborhood spot, the food is good and the service is very efficient.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Fantastic gluten free options from start to finish! Attentive servers make sure your food is delivered hot and in a timely manner. I visit every time I am in NY.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Consistently excellent food and service. It’s become our go to neighborhood hangout.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Wonderful restaurant, conveniently located, serving above average food in a very pleasant atmosphere. The staff is professional and charming & the "regulars" are friendly. Sit at the bar & youre certain to make new friends!
A great place to go back to often.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was delicious. The staff was very friendly and super attentive. We had a great time and would highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Refreshing, creative but not pleased when having to wait 20+ minutes with reservation in place.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We got the burrata appetizer, lobster and shrimp special, and chicken parm - all so delicious! Cozy atmosphere with friendly, quick service. Will definitely return on our next trip!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Bistango is great. The food is great. The people are great. Everyone is very attentive to dietary needs. This has been my go-to special occasion place for years now and they never disappoint!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delightful as always. Great menu. Great service. Lots of familiar faces among the wait staff and the patrons. Delicious food at a reasonable price. Always a treat.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A perfect Valentine and 25th Wedding Anniversary meal. Had 2 apps - artichokes and burrata very good. The Osso Buco and pork dinners were exceptionally seasoned and tender. Wine list very well thought out and most bottles were about $35.00. Finally deserts lemon tart and a gooey chocolate confection both just right.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Booked this restaurant because it had good reviews on tripadvisor/Google (close to 4.5). However I must say the dining experience was a bit plain. When the staff don't speak italian at what is supposed to be an Italian restaurant that's always a bad sign, and waiter didnt really recognise one of the wines, even though service was ok. Bathrooms pretty nasty.

Food was edible but really nothing special. Pasta was over cooked and you'd have to be a truffle swine to find a scent of truffles in the truffle risotto. The bread that goes with the food was boring and felt like something bought over the counter in the supermarket at best, otherwise that is something that can lift a dining experience. Spices were ok, but as mentioned on the truffle risotto substandard. Had the lava cake for dessert and again, plain experience. Edible but nothing to write home about.

A few days earlier my wife took me for my birthday celebration to a fancier (and pricier) italian but that was so worth it. The taste difference and dining experience was WORLDS apart, for maybe a 50% more expensive bill. AId rather take 2 of those than 3 of this bistango type restaurants.

I very rarely write reviews but I take the time because I felt that the quality is far below the current rating. Overall 3.0/5.0 and then I'm on the generous side.

I'm lucky my dining experience wasn't on a very important occasion. I still left feeling ashamed and apologized to my company for a lousy pick. If it was a date night or birthday or "x"-yrs of dating/marriage I would have regretted it for the whole year and felt I really had to compensate.

Don't think this place is worth going to, pick a better place or even another place in the same price range - there are better dining experiences to be had.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service was excellent. Nice small local restaurant !

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

As always, Bistango did not disappoint. We had the sautéed calamari appetizer, cavatelli (with sausage, spinach and hot cherry peppers) and the pasta special with lobster, scallops, shrimp in a fradiavolo sauce.

All were outstanding. And the cheesecake for desert with a nice port wine was great!

Keep it up Bistango. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic service and the food is excellent!! Sat at the bar both times and had a wonderful time!
They welcomed me warmly even though I am from the West Side - not even Upper West Side - but Midtown!

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Still a good neighborhood joint. Portions were a little small for the price but left feeling full

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The staff at this great place in combo with the food is incredible!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Happy to have found this gem relatively close to the AMC Kip's Bay. Delicious burrata and chicken entree + tried a spiced hard cider from Sweden which was excellent. Service was great too.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

My friends and I don’t normally go to this neighborhood for dining and when I booked this restaurant, they had never heard of it. They were raving about the food, service and the cozy environment by the end of the evening. It was a great dining experience.
I will go back again and I will reccommend to friends when they are looking for a “hidden gem”

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We have been here a number of times. The food never disappoints. Always delicious!

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