Trattoria Dell'Arte

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6538 reviews
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Across from Carnegie Hall, Trattoria Dell’Arte features the largest antipasto bar in New York, a sprawling selection of seafood and vegetable specialties perfect for parties of all sizes. Designed after a Tuscan artist’s studio, the rooms include half-finished paintings, oversized sculptures of fragmented body parts, a gallery of Italian noses, a wine cellar dining room, and candle-filled private rooms.

The menu focuses on northern Italian specialties such as the steak Florentine, double veal chop, seafood specialties of the Mediterranean, and unforgettable desserts.
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BN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very New York... (read close seating) nice people who go out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. A good menu fits many tastes and diets. I'm not sure I'd bring kids under 13 here but I'm sure they'd be welcome. If you're in this part of town, the park, the Hall etc. and you like it close and loud Dell'Arte is a fine call. I'm sure I'll be back. You really should try the brussel sprouts from the app bar. "Why can't I make them like that at home?!"

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d
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food well prepared and service attentive. Portions are small but I did not leave there hungry. Nice location and restaurant roomy on the inside. I did not feel cramped or rushed.

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GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the Best! Service, food, and ambiance are outstanding.

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CS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my fav place in the city! My husband and I go everytime we visit. Always wonderful food, friendly staff, and a fun time as well! Best Italian in NYC!

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

What an amazing evening. We had 11 guests and as an added bonus, we were seated in the "wine room". The room was ideal for a private party, ideal for energetic conversation, the food and wine exceeded expectations and our server, Jonathan, was fantastic! I chose this restaurant based on past experience
and will certainly be returning.

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ND
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

VERY overpriced for what you receive. My wife got spaghetti for nearly $30. It's spaghetti: $2 is what you'd expect from a box, $10 is what you'd expect from Olive Garden, $20 is what you'd expect from a decent restaurant, $30 is what you'd expect from a fine dinning restaurant. Honestly, this spagatii should've been priced around, or just below, the $2 mark. It was a small serving of noddles tossed in olive oil with two pieces of burnt artichoke on top. The spaghetti was absolutely flavorless, just carbs tossed in oil. You'd be better off boiling store brand pasta, guess a random number number between 10-20 and let it boil that long, drain it, and top with ketchup and salt. That would have been better.

My food was marginally better, but not by much and you get the idea.

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k
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite restaurant when we’re in NYC...so convenient to our hotels...across the street from Carnegie Hall...we have enjoyed every visit to enjoy a delicious brunch, lunch, and dinner.
The service is exemplary.
EVOO and crusty Italian bread
The foods are always prepared deliciously.
Served hot from kitchen to table.

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

Ordered veal piccata and they didn’t have any veal other than chops which I didn’t want. Had a pasta dish which was fair and also skimpy portion. My friend ordered lasagna which was dry and tasteless. Very disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service is slow!

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c
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was very accommodating and attentive. They made every effort to seat us in the front of the restaurant near the windows. The food was perfect. We had the roasted veg. appetizer which was great. I had the chicken specialty of the house with pepperoni. My other 2 friends had lasagna and filet. All were phenomenal. We always come back to this restaurant every time we visit NYC. Outstanding!

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make a point of dining here when In NYC. Always good, always fun and always great service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this restaurant!!! Great food, service and ambience!!! My go-to place!

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

Always a great new meal but in even better staff and management. Never disappoints

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KC
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good as was our service. The tables are a little too close together and it is pretty loud, so it is difficult to engage in conversation.

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SC
Tucson
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Server couldn't get the order right and extremely forgetful.
I ordered a Grill veal chop with mushrooms...came with a heavy sauce...not described that way.
Told them of a major cheese allergy and alone side my chop was potatoes with cheese.
Brought wrong desserts ordered.
My veggies didn't arrive until I was done with my chop.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente Staff y comida

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w
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Excellent service was hard to overcome the noisy room, low ceiling, mediocre food and mid town prices. Their convenient location keeps them in business.

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ER
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Seafood pizza was wonderful as was the Bellini....Service was outstanding....

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Simple food, well done but a bit expensive for its quality
Ambience seems a little bit dated.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived they gave each of us a glass of champagne because we were celebrating my Birthday. We were treated like we were celebrities. Everything was prepared perfectly. We enjoyed our meals. When it came to our desserts they sang Happy Birthday to me as well. We had the pre fixed Lunch which had many wonderful three courses to choose from. I would definitely recomend this restaurant for any occasion. °Also they were very aware of the timing because we had to make the theater.

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MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

56th wedding anniversary

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t
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

There was a time not that many years ago when Trattoria del Arte was my favorite Italian in NYC. The prices were always a bit high, but the ambiance was such and the quality of the food so good, that I overlooked the dollar signs.
Last night however was the saddest return to a favorite I ever experienced and my dining companions fared no better.
After making an online reservation (on another site) asking for a quiet corner as one of our party is hearing impaired, we were shown to the back, which is the most accoustically challenging place in the entire establishment: our request had been totally ignored.
Busboys threw water, bread and a plate of olive oil at us, with no word, ne'er a smile, or any eye contact whatsoever. Wait service was fine, but our order appeared so quickly that I had to think someone else would experience a delay in their misplaced meal.
And then to the wine: a Baraolo that tasted like it came out of a box, which we upgraded to a somewhat better Italian, though not worthy of a mention.
We ordered Ceasar salads which were pronounced as 'okay' and I ordered a burrata which came out looking like cottage cheese and tasted as if someone had sprinkled too much salt on it. The Brunetta tomatoes weren't heirloom but instead the kind you get at the supermarket. Entrees were the biggest shock of all: the Chicken Milanese was rubber cooked in 4C seasoned breadcrumbs, all so salty that it was inedible: the corn and again the 'Brunetta' tomatoes on top of it all couldn't hide the hideous chemical flavor. Two of us had the veal picatta, a (former) favorite of mine, that was hideous: sinewy and not soft, overly salty and covered in what was supposed to be fresh baby artichokes that tasted like they came from a jar. For dessert we split another all time favorite of mine, the Trattorial del Arte famous cannolis, now a mere lady finger size vs what once was.
Once upon a time is no longer now: farewell, I will return no more.

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HB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Delicious food! Fabulous servers! Great options for vegetarians - very key for our family! Interesting fun cocktail menu & nice reasonable wines / plus can’t beat the location.

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DD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! We were dining before performing at Carnegie Hall. The staff made us feel very special we will be back again!!

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was greeted by the maitre d' with four glasses of champagne for my group in honor of my birthday. The server was outstanding and did everything possible to make my birthday special. The food was superb and at the end, I was presented with a delicious vanilla meringue cake topped with a sparkler while three servers sang "Happy Birthday." It was one of the best birthdays ever, thanks to the staff of this truly great restaurant.

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TH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, got in a little after the pre show crowd had started eating and there was no delay in seating or service. Marinara sauce was light, excellently blended and very flavorful. Homemade pasta delicious. The seafood was cooked to perfection. Wine selections were plentiful. Dessert was wonderful, we had lemon meringue cake and chocolate mousse.

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SH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! Our favorite. Best Antipasto Bar you could ever imagine. We are Foodies. This is not to be believed. Gourmet choices and lots to choose from. All fantastic. Entrees excellent. Service outstanding. Servers all work to make this the best experience ever. The Vanilla Meringue Cake. Best ever. Save room. We keep going back from Maryland ! Make a reservation, ask for middle or 3rd room.

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MP
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been here in awhile. Usually we end up at Cafe Fiorello. It was wonderful!
Saturday before the theater we popped in. Beautiful antipasti selection.. 6 choices. Lovely service..
Thank you!!!

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food, but overpriced

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AL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We have 1 and 1/4 hours before the concert at Carnegie.
Got the appetizer- mo or less edible.
Looks like waiter forgot to put our order for main course in their system. Probably coz he and other stuff was swamped due to enormous amount of kids celebrating their graduation from high school.
At 7:15 pm we were yoke that it’s coming.
At 7:30 pm we walked away without a site of our food. Surprisingly Maitre D did not charge us for app: felt guilty for his waiter screwed up. It was nice of MD.

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DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The check-in was very chaotic and confusing and we were not welcomed, but just shuttled to our table, which was set for two instead of three (which I had reserved for several days in advance).

The food and service were good, but I had to ask for a spoon for my linguini. I had my meal half eaten before the server could locate a spoon. I’m of Italian descent and that’s how I learned to eat pasta.

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MT
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in New York!! Love the décor, the service and the food. Appetizer choices are wonderful and could be a meal. And OOOO the pastas and the osso bucco...divine! One of us didn't like the red wine we ordered by the quartino and the server exchanged it (even though it was half gone) without question. Ask for a quiet table and you might be lucky enough to get a wonderful booth.

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LN
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk in the door you are welcomed.

Jeff, Michael and Yusuf could not be more gracious.

Anis provides outstanding service. Compliments to the chef as well for preparing a delicious meal.

Start to finish we are glad we choose to celebrate our anniversary at Trattoria Dell’Arte!!

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LR
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

went late for after theatre. had antipasto vegetables and they were great---tasty and nicely presented. pizza was thin crust and delicious. perhaps a little sprucing up the interior would help.

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with excellent service. Our server, Joseph, went above and beyond to make our experience A+! I would highly recommend trying it!

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TC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my third or fourth visit to Trattoria dell'Arte. The food is consistently good, the service is attentive, and the location (across from Carnegie Hall) can't be beat. We'll be back.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation for two made well in advance with a note that we were celebrating a 50th birthday. When we arrived the restaurant was mostly empty. They brought us to a table in a high traffic area right by the dessert cart and hostess table. We asked for a quieter/more private table and indicated one that was empty and asked about sitting there but they said that table was reserved and brought us to another table that was immediately next to the door to the kitchen which was at least as bad if not worse than the first table. When we again, very nicely, asked to be seated somewhere with less traffic and quieter they offered us a small table for two crammed in between two occupied tables. Again, at this point there were very few occupied tables so they clearly were trying to give the crappy tables away first. They finally seated us at a nice table in a quiet area of the restaurant and our meal was enjoyable, not stellar, but it unfortunately got off to a less than pleasant start.

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ER
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

well located to Carnegie Hall a delightful way to have a light meal before a concert....

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner with three friends and Mark our server was beyond the best in customer service! He is fabulous, witty, fun and professional!

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r
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious, service is friendly and prompt. This has become my new favorite restaurant right across the street from Carnegie Hall. Their pre-fixe lunch for $32 is excellent.

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