Bistango Ristorante 29th St.

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980 reviews
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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.
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OB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My mother in law and I went here for dinner on Friday night and we had a great experience. She ordered the eggplant and I ordered the rib eye and both were very good, as was the black raspberry/coffee gelato. I will say that the burrata was less a salad than advertised - that's fine with me because it was a great portion and I love burrata - but it was a weird combination because the proscuitto was at the bottom and soggy/weird consistency when you went to eat it. Knowing myself, however, I will definitely order the burrata when I go back but I wonder if there's a different way to arrange it.

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We very much enjoyed the food, but the wait service was a bit slow and there was a bit of noise in the restaurant. A bit pricey but not too bad by NY standards.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

This place is way too small. We were on top of each other basically. Pizza was very blah. Price I paid was ridiculous. I would not go back. I’m just glad my mother enjoyed her meal since it was Mother’s Day.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff, great food with the option of 100% gluten-free for those who need it. Great for families. The music could be a little lower. Highly recommended!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The food was great, the service was wonderful, and they were super patient with our kids. The gluten free options are extensive and they make dealing with allergies easy. Highly recommend!

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G
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Gluten Free/non-gluten-free in NYC all diners are happy! Absolutely love this place.

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BA
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When you’re in the mood for a Pressley done simple pasta and salad as I was tonight you can’t go wrong with this restaurant lots of great places

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p
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Bland Pasta sauce...

Common deli rolls for bread..

Use to be much better...

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great experience. We could tell we were sitting around some neighborhood regulars, an we enjoyed that.

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t
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love italian food but my friend is gluten free so I contacted the restaurant to see if they had gluten free options, which they did. They had gluten free bread which my friend appreciated. It was a comfortable environment, the waitress was friendly and it was obvious this was a neighborhood place which the locals enjoyed. I had veal spinach and potatoes, which was good although the veal was a little fatty. I had a lemon tart with whipped cream which was delicious. I wouldn't think twice about going here again. For a restaurant in midtown Manhattan the prices were reasonable.

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MJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great “go to” for both gluten and gluten-free options.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They can make the entire menu gluten free. Great value. Amazing food so happy I found this place

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JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was extremely slow

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MS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice lunch place, pleasant staff, and good food. We enjoyed it

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MG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible gluten-free options. Nice wine choices. Reasonable prices.

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A
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent. They are attentive to my celiac need for gluten free being careful in the kitchen to avoid cross-contamination. The food was very good.

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

very bland, pizza crust seemed premade, soggy. Cauliflower pasta tasteless.

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FL
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table was ready for us, no waiting. Nice and reasonable wine list. Meals were plentiful. Nice Sunday afternoon dinner

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SO
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorites in NYC - it's never overly crowded, you can always get a reservation. The food is outstanding - the pizzettes are delicious. The olive oil and bread is delicious. (I'm gluten free - however I bring family and friends and they are always going on about how much they love Bistango).

Overall - this is an NYC favorite for me. I will keep going back here for as long as they stay open.

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ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a really good GF meal here. The staff was very knowledgeable and easily accommodated my allergies. Will be back.

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CH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We had a late reservation, and the waitstaff was so gracious, didn’t rush us. The artichoke appetizer was outstanding, really remarkable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive staff and a full gluten-free menu.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really love it. They are generally quite lovely and accommodating, and they have delicious options for people with food "issues." Always enjoy it.

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k
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and heaven on earth if your GF like my daughter. Good service and decent priced.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Bistango was delicious. I am gluten free and dairy free, so I appreciated the wide range of options, as well as the amazing quality. The raviolis and the coconut cake I had did not disappoint. I can’t wait to order from here again!

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistango has incredible gluten free food with more gf options than any other Italian restaurant I’ve seen. I would most definitely recommend this to any person with dietary restrictions. Thanks Bistango!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, service excellent!

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SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I had a 7:15 reservation and the table was not ready. First I got there early (7pm) but they didn't have a table ready yet, which is understandable. At 7:15 they said still no table and "maybe in 10 minutes." Our table was not ready until after we ordered and got served wine at the bar. Food was just okay, small servings for all 3 items we ordered. The bread was nice and warm though with garlic olive oil

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OB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I come for the mouthwatering food, but it's important to mention that the restaurant's staff is superb. Everyone is gracious and knowledgeable and they always go above and beyond my expectations.

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j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to this restaurant when we are in New York. My husband is gluten free and LOVES all of his pasta choices and bread! Always wonderful and we have recommended Bistango to our friends!

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PF
France
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nous avions choisi ce restaurant parce que je voulais une pizza, mais sans gluten, je suis allergique. Très beau décor et ambiance cosy, un service réactif et très sympathique, rien que pour ça je recommande.
Mon mari a choisi une pizza normale, et moi sans gluten. Mais la pizza normale au dire de mon mari était trop cuite, une pâte très fine qui du coup était dure et plus du tout croustillante, alors que la mienne sans gluten était parfaite. Donc un ressenti mitigé, une bière et un verre de vin plus tard une addition assez chère comme à chaque fois à New York.... (environ 100$)
Pour ceux qui comme moi sont allergique au gluten c’est une bonne adresse.

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PM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son has celiac, so it was a blessing to find an authentic Italian restaurant where he can get anything he wanted from the menu made gluten free! I would recommend to anyone I know going to NY, especially our GF friends.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nothing but good things to say, service and food were 5 Star! Perfect restaurant for a casual business dinner; food, service and environment make for an enjoyable evening.

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TR
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for celiacs. Nice environment and friendly staff! Would go back.

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PP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had their red snapper special, which just did not have much taste and the fish was overcooked. We also had they avocado/crab appetizer which was exceptional!! It should be regular on they menu. Staff were great.

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CM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having read the online reviews for a gluten-free restaurant that others would be happy to visit were certainly on the mark. One of our guests from out of town appreciated the consideration without his wife having to sacrifice as well. The service was very good and the salmon was tender with a properly prepared vegetable mix. We also appreciated the low noise levels as we were wanted to hold a conversation rather than loud buzz other restaurants like The Smith are famous for. All around a great experience!

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b
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The range of menu offerings, coupled with the wait staff’s attention to dietary needs, makes Bistango an excellent choice for groups of people with gluten-free needs or allergy concerns eating together with unrestricted diners wanting a varied selection.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Family outing.

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JD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Nice setting. Good gluten free options. Good place for special occasions.

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G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to NYC includes a dinner here! Food is fresh and delicious. Staff is friendly. Our favorite meals in NYC are always here.

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