Daniela's

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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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K
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal. The service was great. We enjoyed good conversation, the restaurant was not very loud at all.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went to Daniela’s for our one year wedding anniversary it was a nice restaurant they gave us champagne to celebrate which was nice the food was good I had the cheese ravioli it was good overall it was a good experience

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j
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One star is a generous review. I would NEVER recommend this place unless I really hated someone and wanted to get revenge. I made a reservation for brunch, though probably wouldn’t have been necessary in the half empty restaurant. We got there and were sat immediately. It took another 10 minutes before anyone spoke to us, brought us a menu, brought us water, or took our drink order. We asked for coffee and water. Then the waiter finally brought coffee and water and took our order. I got eggs Benedict and my friend got the short rib hash. FORTY minutes later, our food arrived - luke warm, at best. The short rib hash was served in the dish in which it was cooked, but was cool to the touch. The toast was cold. The eggs Benedict hollandaise had been sitting so long that it was curdling. The potatoes were cold and dry. The food, overall, left a lot to be desired. At one point, I went to use the restroom. There was no toilet paper, so I ended up using paper towels. When I stood to flush, I saw an unopened roll of toilet paper, which I opened to put on the tp holder. When I opened it, it was clear that it had probably been dropped in water and dried. It was disgusting. Upon getting back to the table, my friend said the waiter finally came by to refill our waters and ask how our food was, to which she replied “meh... it was okay”. The waiter was clearly not listening because he left and didn’t do anything with that information. The waiter was happy to clear our plates the second a dish became empty, but another 10 minutes passed before we had to wave someone down to ask for our check. In comparison, all the tables around us were seated with drinks and food within 10-15 minutes of getting there. It shocks me that this place would have as high of a rating as it does.

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H
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well priced pre-theater meal in perfect location. The Caesar salad was great and the lasagna was delicious. We will likely return.

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

food came out so fast it seemed like it was microwaved. the food was unevenly heated. Service was excellent but the timing was too fast.

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ST
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The best part of the experience was the service. The staff were attentive and very welcoming. The prices seemed a little high for the food we ordered, but it's on-par with other New York restaurants. Very well decorated, with exposed brick and good lighting.

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

The meal was great and portion sizes were just right.

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N
Miami
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Picked Daniela’s off the internet b/c of its proximity to our show. Tiny table, ok drinks, good entrees. Half-used butter cup served w/cold bread; not-crisp cannoli served w/light canned whipped cream which deflated immediately! Wouldn’t choose it again.

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D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most fantastic time! It was my birthday and the servers dimmed the lights and sang offering complimentary tiramisu cake. Made me feel special in addition to the food being great! I had the ravioli which was just perfect!!! Highly recommend after a show!

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Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pizza tastes good.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Service was quick. Everyone was friendly and it was close to the Majestic Theatre. Perfect place for after the show.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ate here between Harry Potter shows. About 6 min walk from theater. We had a reservation but it didn’t seem to be needed. We had bruschetta which was just average nothing special. For entrees we had the Bolognese and the Short Rib, both were excellent. However the Bolognese was just luke warm where as the Short Rib was steaming hot. We had the red sangria which was very tasty. Very authentic unlike many served in most restaurants or bars. Also had the tiramisu which was also quite good. Service was attentive. Overall a very nice experience and I would recommend.

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MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food
Perfect for before a play
Servers very polite
Highly recommend

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SD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

If you make a reservation you’ll be seated upstairs. The service FAST and I think it’s because they know people come here before their shows. The food was delicious and everything was very nice. Would definitely go again!

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CF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had dinner hear prior to seeing a show. Our table was ready, which was great. We had the option to sit upstairs or downstairs and were glad we chose upstairs as it wasn't as noisy and hectic. Service was very good as was the food. Our meals were delicious, though I would have liked if the courses came out a little slower. Dinner service is VERY fast!

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place, good food, excellent service. A bit high priced

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LL
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, especially the fresh pesto! Lovely atmosphere, we made a reservation and were seated upstairs. Great find for before or after Theater!

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JL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful price fix pre Broadway show menu for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended!

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MM
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food in lovely theater district of Manhattan! The food was quite delicious and exactly what we were hoping for. The service was incredibly speedy!

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Fathers Day with my dad

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food
Service was slow at first then it got better as the evening went on
I’d go back

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food.

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R
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome Italian restaurant and one of my go-to favorites ! Food is solid and service is great and prices reasonable ! Fabulous place!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our second time back, we absolutely loved it the first time but unfortunately they changed the menu in the restaurant but not on their website or anywhere else online and the dishes that we loved were removed. I asked if they could accommodate us and make the linguine marichara which they did and was delish but they do not make home made fettuccine anymore which my daughter had the first visit with Alfredo sauce and it was the best she ever had and she is very fussy. She ordered tortellini instead but the alfredo sauce when it came out was yellow not white and it was not good. Hopefully they will update the menus online so patrons know that the menu is totally different.

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L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Party of 8 with 4 kids under age 10, always a challenging meal. Wait staff was on top of our needs. Immediate deliver of bread drinks and a rush to get pretty good pizza for the kids.

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KW
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodated us adding 2 people at the last minute was very appreciated, and making 9 people happy is an impressive feat.

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JK
Mobile
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good experience. Food was good and the service was exceptional. Probably the most attentive wait staff we've had in a long time. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food good quality, service excellent, very nice staff. Says I can order off the menu and they do their best to serve what you like. Will do next time I visit.

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SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner at Daniela’s. A very solid Italian meal.
Very reasonably priced for the value of the meal.
Thanks!!

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MD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Waiter failed to introduce himself and really lacked personality. He and the busboy seemed overwhelmed yet it was only a small group of people dining upstairs. We were going to a show and I guess it helped us to leave more quickly. Think I will pass on this next time I'm in the city. In fairness to the chef - my chicken was cooked well. They offered no oil for the cold bread (firm butter pats) which really didn't matter because the bread was hard - maybe stale? So, that helped me stay on target with reducing my carbs.🙄🤔

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s
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Respectable neighborhood Italian joint on a busy stretch of 8th Avenue near the Theater District. Generous servings, with the biggest arancini I've ever seen, but not as flavorful as I might've hoped. Moderately-priced wines and drinks. Fortunately, we got there early for a pre-theater dinner, because there was a prolonged delay between the appetizer and the entrees which filled all the time allotted. The kitchen problem was never addressed by our server, who otherwise was efficient and pleasant.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience the service was great. Very attentive staff. Enjoyed a wonderful dinner at a reasonable price. We’ll be back👍

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T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and a delicious pre theatre Italian meal. The Caesar salad was excellent along with the homemade meat tortellini with sausage and broccoli rabe. The service was attentive and friendly. This was a good find for us. Definitely good for kids.

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HW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quick pre-theatre dinner. Food was good, a bit pricey but service was excellent.

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GH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated well. Great food. Great service. Our go to restaurant when attending the theater.

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s
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We dined here last night. We arrived after 10:15, but parties were coming in after us, too. I ordered shrimp scampi. There were 4-5 medium grilled shrimp served over lukewarm, tasteless white beans, with reheated broccoli and roasted potatoes. This was $30. I was very disappointed. Another person had penne vodka, which was only so-so, for $20. I wouldn’t return. Menu prices on Open Table should be updated to reflect the restaurant’s current pricing.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Pros are the service was incredibly fast. Great if you’re going to see a show. Cons - Bread was eh. Meals were mediocre. Nothing special. Charged $4 for a coke and no free refills. Ended up spending $8 on soda. If I had known that, water would have been fine. Servers don’t seem to care if food came out acceptable. Wouldn’t dine here again.

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m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Very disappointed - website and menu looked great - not in person. Dated interior. We were there on a Sunday for a pre matinee lunch and were given a very limited Brunch menu. That is not indicated on the website menu. Some of opted for individual pizza because it was basically that or a burger. The pie crust was equal to a flour tortilla. The slices of sausage - gray. The burgers small, charred and unappealing. The coffee - cold. Honestly, it was just very bad.

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TG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Surprisingly good for a little hole in the wall neighborhood restaurant. We would definitely go back. Very convenient for the theater district!

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a little late due to traffic but they still accommodated us right away. Cute rustic appearance with open front. Nice! Service people were right on us with menus and drinks and throughout dinner, even refilling our wine glasses. Very attentive and extremely polite without being overbearing. Prix fine dinner a bargain. Chicken piccata came with 2 huge breasts. Absolutely recommend and will definitely return.

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