Daniela's

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2185 reviews
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Italian
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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Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice good food not too pricey

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D
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go to Daniela, I love it more and more. The food is excellent with very generous portions, and the service is beyond great

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lasagna in NYC. Homemade pasta in a homey decor. Perfectly located in the theater district.Look forward to returning.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was very quick and portions large. Food was average. Nice experience for pre theater.

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SS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Pre theater ZOO. Cannot eat with out continually being bumped by waiters but not there fault as this place is too crowded - you need a shoe horn to get to your seat. Food was good but served within four minutes of ordering. Seated at 6:15 and done with dinner by 6:50! Will not return,

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was slow, the food was expensive and tasted as if it was from the frozen section of a supermarket.

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JK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Reasonably priced for the quality.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

It is simply fast food Italian. I ordered the salmon dish and the fish was bad and unable to eat. The staff was attentive and took it off the bill. Also they only have a red and white wine by the glass and both are not very good.

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MC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A perfect pre-theater experience. Easy walks to all the major theaters. Delicious housemade pastas. Very nice veal. Terrific tiramisu. Great table wines. Attentive service that never hovers. Loved the casual open-air atmosphere downstairs. Dine early - the place gets packed with locals.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect pre theater dinner convenient prompt good food
Excellent eggplant parm

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G
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We had theatre tickets for 7:00 and were finished dinner in less than 1.5 hours. No rush for us to leave. 2nd time at this restaurant.

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a
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

This is alright fare for quick bite when you have no choice, but many not what is online, quality not good, and much better places in neighborhood.

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DM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great pre-theater restaurant. Service was efficient and friendly. The sepia appetizer was outstanding as well the eggplant parmesan. Nice wine list too.

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LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great restaurant with good food and nice service! Pleasant surprise!

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k
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Daniela's is not an expensive, fine dining restaurant, yet it serves fine dining/delicious food. And also like fine dining restaurants, the staff is always attentative (without being annoyingly so) and accommodating.
I've eaten here often and have recommended it to many friends.

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IW
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came for lunch before a show. We had omelettes which were delicious although a little pricey. However, the waitstaff overheard it was my friend’s birthday - so they came over with a piece of cake, a candle and sang happy birthday. That was priceless!!

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K
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic little gem off Broadway!

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D
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

From a New Yorker...
Food was very good. The Chef Special chicken risotto needed a little salt, but that's splitting hairs.
The service was fast and thorough. Theater dinner times can be tight, but they were on point every step.
The apps were great, suggest the sangria, clams casino and the tiramisu was a great closer. Showed up late to a 6:30 reservation, for a 8p To Kill A Mockingbird, but they were ready and I had a leisurely walk with time to spare. The portions were perfect and has now become a "go to" as a theater option right around the corner from Shubert Alley.

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CR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the dinner so much that I went back the next day for lunch!!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

While lots of food, food was mediocre in quality. Calamari was overfried and sauce for it was banal. The pesto was overly creamy and linguini lumped together. Salmon was dry. Service was rapid and guaranteed ability to attend 8pm theater show. Was a two story venue that was filled with pre-theater crowd on a Saturday night. Wine by the glass was reasonably priced and with a reasonable selection.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Good service. Food just ok, nothing special. Pre theatre. Very rushed to get us on our way.

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OP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

It is a Glorified pizzeria nothing more we made reservations we were shoved in a table by the stairs didn’t matter to make reservations please doesn’t look like it is in person.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in the theatre district. Close to the theatre, not too loud or crowded for a Saturday evening. Would definitely recommend for a date night, theatre night or girls night out.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was good, but the portions were not large. Service was fine, but not really friendly. Decor in the upstairs dining room was sparse. The location was good for area theaters.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Just ok. Bread was good, overpriced.

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TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff and if you are trying to make a show, they serve quickly and are quick to get you fed.

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U
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place to eat before or after a show. I loved the food and it was great. I highly recommend it

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JW
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. Best service I’ve ever had. Staff was very attentive. My water glass never got more than half full. In my reservation I put it was my son’s birthday. Without asking the cane out with dessert and sang. Definitely one of my favorites in NYC. Just wish the portions were a little bigger.

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A
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I think I spent $12 for a caesar salad that was overdressed, soggy, tasteless and made partially with iceberg lettuce! Ridiculous. I should have sent it back but we were in a rush to get to the theater. The bread served in a basket was stale and skimpy. I ordered Veal Milanese and it had no taste. Over fried and dry with a soggy tasteless salad on top. Disappointing overall. Would not return.

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

pizza crust seemed like the frozen kind.. it was like ellio's. the fried calimari appetizer was
cut too wide...and fried and rubbery. we ate 4..they took away a full plate..and never asked us
why?

with so many options in the area.. try somewhere else.

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LA
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Attractive and comfortable milieu for after-theatre supper. Basic Italian menu wasn’t exciting, but our food was fresh and well prepared and nicely served.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Phenomenal Service and staff however the food was mediocre and basic. Not real Italian at all. Very disappointed

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WP
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

As expected for Broadway environs. But the food and value were exceptional. Wait staff was attentive and the service was FAST.

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JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Daniela's whenever we come to NYC to see a show. We have never been disappointed in the quality of food and service, at reasonable prices, in the heart of the theater district. Daniela's is a real gem!

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LW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovey atmosphere, great service and perfect location for most theaters. I'm not sure what else one can say!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great. But felt like we were rushed out the door. No time between sitting down and food. No time for appetizers bc food was brought so quickly.

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DA
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

One of the least expensive restaurants in the theater district - and with very good food. The service is sketchy and there is not a full bar, but the menu is a good one as is the sangria. I come here often and will continue to do so.

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F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliable and good. I haven't been disappointed and it's a great place to eat in when you're going to the theatre. The service is good, portions are the right size and the food is always good.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

everything was very good the only negative was service was a bit too fast .. felt rushed..

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick, attentive service, quaint restaurant, food came out quick, hot, good portion sizes and tasted great. Tables kind of close together so noise level a little high. Would definitely recommend and go back again.

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