Daniela's

4.1
2227 reviews
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Welcome to Daniela Trattoria! Offering age-old Italian tradition and timeless recipes that have been passed down through generations, this Italian restaurant successfully combines cuisine and atmosphere to create a dining experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Perfect for pre or post-theater visits and large parties, Daniela Trattoria is the kind of place that could be your home away from home. The smells of spices and homemade Italian cooking fill the air while a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff bends over backwards to cater to your every need. The menu is vast and impressive showcasing traditional Italian specialties. There is something here sure to tempt every palate even the most discriminating of gourmets! No matter what the occasion calls for or your appetite demands, the friendly staff at Daniela Trattoria promises to make your next dining experience truly unforgettable.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok. Wouldn’t do a half order of spaghetti for my young daughter. She did enjoy it however. Meal came within 5 minutes of ordering. Appetizers and all. Seemed like they wanted to rush us out. Unfortunately, Food wasn’t good enough to come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The first time I ever ordered a Marinara pizza and didn’t get any seafood on it. Staff very brusque, some attitude. Might be good for a quick bite. Unfortunately I married into an Italian family and live in a country that loves its Italian.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, service was excellent. Great location (close to theater) good food and would go back again.

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WE
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We went here for a fast pre-theater meal and that’s what we got. In and out in under an hour. The service was efficient though abrupt. The food was not good. Edible but just institutional. The wine by the glass was nothing special. No charm, nothing special. Nothing to see. Pizza and pasta for the hungry tourist in a hurry.

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Good was below average. Mediocre Caesar salad, chewy calamari, bland sauce. Was not made aware served only wine and beer. Chicken Francis mediocre.

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ES
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food, but extremely noisy and crowded.

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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best Italian restaurant we’ve been to. Given the fact that my mom is first generation US citizen whose parents immigrated from Italy, this says a lot. We typically don’t eat out at Italian restaurants because we like our own cooking better. During our short stay in New York we ate at your restaurant twice! The food is delicious. So flavorful, creative, and cooked to perfection.

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have had dinner at this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was absolutely delicious homemade and fresh. The staff was very polite and attentive and service was very good considering how busy the restaurant was.

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SL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good value. I would definitely recommend it. I had the steak which was very tender and my grandson had a pasta dish that he loved.

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TT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

always great. Just some real bus noise when doors are opened.. Ask to go upstairs, then 5 stars

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P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Location is very good for theatres, but that’s about it. Chicken dishes were rubbery, very little sauce; broccoli was so hard, barely edible. Didn’t have a clean feeling to the place. I will not return.

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BT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was sensational, served hot and right on time. While the tables were close, it still had an intimate and mellow vibe. The service was amazing with perfect timing for all the courses. The whole
menu was reasonably priced and the servings were very amply sized, The waiters were among the best
that I have ever seen, polite, efficient and very nimble on their feet. All in all, an absolutely wonderful experience. We'd go back in a minute. If you're in the theater district, this is definately the place you want to dine at.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food came out extremely fast but we were not rushed out of there when we were done eating. Service was great! Refilled water without being asked; cleared plates timely. Very packed, would recommend a reservation. Great for pretheater dining. Overall great experience.

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

One of the worst lunches we have ever had in New York City, Poor service, water glasses with someone’s red lipstick on them, missed orders , cold pastas, breadless
Horrible time
Only stayed since we were on our way to a matinee
Ordered salad and pasta and wine , and water

Never saw our salad, pasta cold, no bread despite asking and other tables got bread

Never go here unless you don’t like hygiene, cleanliness and want bad food

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S
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just happened upon this cute little restaurant and what a find it was. The service was awesome. The food came out fast and hot and DELICIOUS! Not one complaint on any of the food. We just wish we had room for dessert. It is a small place, so make reservations, but well worth checking out before a show because they don't mess around with getting your order out promptly.

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a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

This is a perfectly adequate “red sauce “ Italian-cuisine restaurant with average prices and above-average service. It is mostly recommended as a convenient place to dine in the heart of the theater district. Diners will be neither thrilled nor disappointed.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. I had the homemade pasta ravioli. Staff was nice and dining area was nice. Good place for dinner.

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N
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Great location, very small. Veal excellent very rustic

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LD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It is close to theaters which makes it a good choice for pre-theater eating. The food is definitely mediocre but the service is good

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We come from CT to see Broadway shows and for the past 3 years have had lunch at Daniela's before the show. We have never been disappointed. The food and value are always excellent.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great bistro like restaurant to go to before the theatre. Staff friendly, food is excellent. Portions are big, you might want to shore an entree. Even the prix fix lunch was a generous portion.

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P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Daniela's is a convenient pre-theatre go to at decent prices. The food is old-style Italian-American--OK but not great. My "fresh" mozzarella was really not. The service, however, is friendly and excellent.

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H
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality dining! We can recpmmend this restaurant to any friends of Italian kitchen.

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DN
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Daniela's! The food was great, the staff was friendly...would definitely go again!

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

Food was excellent and reasonable priced! Service was very quick. Restaurant is very close to most of the theaters.

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and overall very good. Just felt a little rushed but probably because in the theater district. Would have liked a little more time before salad with drinks. Also would have liked a size salad with dinner. We split it which was fine but there was no chicken on it. I preferred it without the chicken but was surprised it was $12 anyway. I would definitely go back and recommend. I have been there several
times already.

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W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our theater group comes to Daniela’s for lunch all the time. We sat upstairs and it was wonderful!

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M
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and this restaurant was very close to the theater. I highly recommend the chicken parmigiana!

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were shocked by how fast we received our meals. We all had the delicious lasagna and have already planned to eat here the next time we are in NYC.

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PJ
Detroit
54 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Great service. Actually so fast dinner was over in 30 minutes. No decent wine by the glass. Food average at best. Tables jammed into a space too small for the number of seats.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was acceptable ... about the equivalent of airport food quality, and at similarly inflated prices. Location near theaters was a major reason for our choice. Seats and tables were clean, comfortable, and fine. And it was available for a party of 6 on a Saturday night with only two week's notice. Other than the rather tasteless and bland food, it was fine.

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A
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our server was kind of short with us and rude. Food took forever to come out even though it wasn’t that busy. Service was better during dinner at a previous visit.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

We stopped in Daniela's before a Broadway show. We had under 1.5 hours to eat before the show. We mentioned it to the waiter right away and he made sure we had our food in time. We appreciated that personal service very much. The food was delicious and we all enjoyed our entrees. One thing to note is that the restaurant is very, very loud. If you are not looking for an intimate dining experience and need a delicious quick meal before a show - this should be your go-to place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had dinner prior to a play.

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KA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lemon pancakes were amazing, although I thought $20 was a bit pricey.
Breakfast potatoes were delicious also.
Service great, all of the staff very friendly and attentive.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quick and yummy before theater

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l
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing lasagna!

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Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

our server was kind, and we liked the “old school vibe” inside. Unfortunately, the food was sub-par at best. There was a hair in my nieces pasta dish and the calamari apps were over cooked. My husband ordered the pasta primavera, there were maybe 7 penne noodles. My daughter’s fettuccine Alfredo has zero flavor. We will not return.

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B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good & Consistent food with attentive service for pre-theatre dining.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice good food not too pricey

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