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About Daniela's

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.

728 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 12:00pm

Cross Street:
45 & 46

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 869-3585

Website:
http://www.danielarestaurant.com/media/websitedaniela.html

Executive Chef:
Javier Carrillo

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Daniela's features three floors of dining options. We accommodate parties of 10 to 150.

Daniela's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (81)
Casual (49)
Comfort Food (33)
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Good for a Date (30)
Cozy (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Authentic (29)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fun (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Quick Bite (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Romantic (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (8)
People Watching (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Loved the service and quiet vibe of this restaurant. Perfect spot after seeing a show.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Service is really bad. Food is average. Prices are high. Do not recommend.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Terrific service! Yummy food. Large portions. Healthy options! The staff let us hang out before the theater because it was so cold outside.

I’d go back. The fresh fruit cup was divine.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner was very good. Arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and was seated immediately. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Met family here during NYC visit. Good Italian food, decent reasonably priced wine list, home made and imported pastas. We dined upstairs. Popular pre-theater based on location. Would gladly return.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We made a reservation and it was a good thing because it was busy. We started off with a
cheese pizza and it was very good. The pasta noodles are all homemade. My husband had
the lasagna with he said was good. I had the spaghetti and meatballs which was very good
and my son had the fettuccine alfredo with grilled chicken which was excellent. We would
definitely go back to Daniela's.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Perfect for a pre show dinner.
Food was yummy. Food came a bit too fast but staff was friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time at Daniela's. Very quick delivery of food and the restaurant was full! All of our party loved each of their entrees. Very tasty!

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Basic Italian food pasta was undercooked in a rush to get you in and out quickly if you order a bottle of wine they are constantly pouring into your glass to get you to finish it and order another place is dated better for just pizza

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

While the service was attentive, it was somewhat overkill; the servers were tripping over themselves to be helpful. We wanted to share a meal, because we couldn't take any leftovers with us and we hate to waste food, but the server insisted that the pasta was a 'single serving.' So he successfully upsold us to purchase another HUGE plate of pasta, that was impossible to finish! We should have ignored him - I'd have even been willing to pay a plate charge, but it wasn't offered. And although I know we were in mid-town Manhattan, I've never paid that much for two plates of spaghetti!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We dine here every time we are in New York. Good food, good service, great location.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Daniela's never disappoints. The food is consistently good and there are so many entre options. Their lunch menu is extensive and very budget friendly. Everyone who ever went here with me returns with me and sometimes without me cause it's just that good. Love it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I had a 5pm reservation on a Saturday night after the theatre. We were in a small 2 person table against the wall. The tables were so tight I didn’t want to get up to go to the bathroom because I wouldn’t fit between the tables and didn’t want to disturb anyone. Also, they really served quickly - so quickly it seemed almost rushed. Overall, the price fixe menu was a good option for me and the chicken Daniela, Caesar salad and cannoli was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My first time there and will definitely not be my last! Everything was delicious!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Overrated, bland food. It is a mediocre diner. Nothing else.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The clams oreganato were very small and a little too cheesy. They wait on you heavly and quickly- almost felt rushed, however they were very nice and sweet as well. I got the seafood linguine and the sauce was good but the clams were really tiny and the calamari a little too tough. It was a convent location and beautiful inside. Really cozy and truly Italian. I would maybe try something else if I went back- perhaps not a pasta.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We booked a table for 3 on New Years Day at 6pm for a birthday, hoping to get in and out before an 8pm broadway show. When we arrived, there were plenty of open tables and we were sat promptly. They had a nice beer and wine list - most of the wines were by the bottle, only 2 or 3 by the glass or carafe. We ordered the calamari for an appetizer, and pasta dishes for our meals. All of the pastas were absolutely amazing - better than any place that uses boxed dried pasta. Was honestly the best italian food I've had in years, possibly forever. We had one dessert comped for free for the birthday - we booked through open table and I let them know in the notes section. It was actually a surprise for me, because I forgot I had put those notes! We were able to wrap up by 7:30 and get to our broadway show with plenty of time, since it was only a block away.

Total for 3 people with 1 appetizer, 3 entrees, 3 beers, 2 coffees, and 1 paid dessert was about $130. A really great value for the location and quality.

FYI the place packed promptly at 7pm - everyone came in at once.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great time! Relaxed meal, good food, service was attentive without being overbearing. Perfect ore-theater choice.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Ambiance was good, unfortunately the food was undercooked. One pasta dish was hard- beyond al dente and the eggplant parm was a bit raw. Would not go back with so many other good restaurant choices around.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a reservation for 10 but called a few hours ahead to add 2 more. Given our early dinner time of 4:45 they were able to accommodate us and did so on their main floor, which I greatly appreciated because we had some in our party who have difficulty w stairs.

Service was great. Food was good. Bill was very reasonable for NYC and all that we got. Our family was very happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious food, great atmosphere, perfect for pre-theater dinner. Service was fantastic! We absolutely enjoyed our meal and will definitely return. Awesome view of the lively street below from our table on the second floor.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was delicious and service was exceptional. Staff was very friendly. Upstairs is very quaint and cozy. White Sangria was very good as well. We were a party of 7 and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the shrimp parm with penne and it was excellent. Nice size portions. Bread was plentiful. Replenished 3 times without having to ask. We would definitely go back again and would definitely recommend to family and friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I've eaten dinner here 8 different times whenever I come to NYC for dinner or other shows with family and friends. The food is consistently good, it is a comfortable atmosphere, and the service is excellent. The food you receive is a good value.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food. Fast service. Polite and friendly staff. Would go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Dinner with family...great experience and fantastic food!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This place was highly rated on Yelp or Tripadvisor, but we found it just okay. The server was not terribly friendly and seemed annoyed by any questions. The food was fine---nothing special, but good enough. The atmosphere is very casual----rough wood tables with placemats, lots of long tables for big groups (we were a twosome). We were there early before theater and it wasn't terribly crowded or noisy. No liquor---just beer and wine, and limited choices of those. I wouldn't go back, but it wasn't terrible.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I don’t think can be classified as Italian restaurant however really nice and friendly staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fabulous food, great service, friendly waitstaff. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good Italian food at reasonable cost considering the touristy area. Good service & ambiance as well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This was a perfect pre-theatre spot. They seated us in an adorable little table upstairs (recommend upstairs ). The mussels were outstanding!!!! We had a great bottle of super Tuscan with our entreees. The service was wonderful and they treated my husband to yummy tiramisu for his birthday. We would totally go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Went here before a show, food was very good for a place this close to Times Square. Service was great. Would go here again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We were very disappointed. This was our second time Dining here before a Broadway show. The first dinner we enjoyed very much as well as the food and the service. This time we were shuffled off upstairs and service wasn't as good It was crowded and loud. We so enjoyed being downstairs the first time. We should've asked to be moved. Also we both ordered a chicken dish and the chicken was quite tough. Unfortunately we will not be back for a third time.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The homemade lasagna was great. Music was playing but not too loud so we could have easy conversation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were disappointed. Food wasn't good - bland tasting and really not appealing. Service was prompt, but I wouldn't go again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food and waitstaff were amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We went before a show and really enjoyed the seafood and pasta dishes. They have very fast service and the prices are reasonable for midtown Manhattan.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our first time. Reservations were held and we sat immediately. Attentive staff. My only criticism was the pasta dishes were all cooked al dente and the calamari was under cooked. They were not real receptive to hearing it so...not that impressed with the attitudes.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great dinner & excellent service! Loved it! The restaurant is decorated for the holiday season making it a festive dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful homemade pasta, this restaurant was a pleasant surprise and we will go again. It is the closest restaurant to the the theaters on W 45th between 7th and 8th Avenue.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were very pleased with both the food and service here. Portions were very big from the price fixed menu.
The soup of the day was Barley with Vegetables...and it was delicious! The Chicken Picatta was very good, the broccoli with sauteed galic (vegetable all chickens was served with) was the best! Desserts were good as well. Highly recommend for a price fixed menu, or anytime dining in the area!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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