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Daniela's

4.5
4.5
2974 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (212) 869-3585

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Javier Carrillo

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Chris LaMotta: (888) 457-0550

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    45 & 46

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

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

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What 2,974 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BL

    BLM1

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent pre theatre spot. Service was outstanding and fun.
  2. HP

    HaroldP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had never been there before. When at the Theater District again, we'll return. The garlic bread with brocoli rabe, sun-dried tomato and parmesan was so delicious!
  3. c

    chiyobear

    Richmond

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always try to dine here when we come to town for Broadway performances. Daniela’s is a great little neighborhood gem, we’ve never been disappointed.
  4. D

    Denise

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    No. Just NO on so many levels. Too many to even go in to. Move on past. Pick any other place. Not here.
  5. GB

    GaryB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very good place to dine before a show
  6. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    This past Sunday my daughter and I dined in Danielas restaurant from 12:30 to 1:30pm. We were seated at the two seat front window spot along the wall where a menu hangs in the window. We had eaten and paid, and I had left a cash tip on the table for our waiter. A man walked in the front door, muttered something my daughter and I could not understand, and then grabbed the money. My daughter tried to stop him. A staff member approached and stood next to the stranger while this was happening, but made no attempt to help my daughter or I. The man walked out the door with the money, and nothing was said. The staff member did not say one word to us. I am very disappointed and angered by this. We have eaten multiple times at Daniela’s and purposely made reservations because we enjoy it so much. I feel strongly that someone on staff should have helped us in an upsetting and very scary situation. I wish I had said something at the time, but I was so stunned that all I did was retip the waiter and exit. I will not be back, and I will not recommend Daniela’s to anyone, as I have done in the past. They have unfortunately lost my business. I hope some good comes of this post, and that the next customer does not have the same experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great vibe to meet with friends and enjoy some great food and service.
  8. DL

    DeannaL

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here....very nice experience. Great service and good food...a winning combination. Would definitely return.
  9. TB

    TravelBug

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They are terrific at getting you out quickly for a pre-theater meal and the food is always excellent!
  10. L

    Luvtodine

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the fried squid and homemade pesto with pasta. A side of garlic bread was the perfect accompaniment. This is my third meal there and the staff has always been great. I will be back!
  11. KG

    KateG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very attentive. Food was delicious. I would recommend.
  12. T

    Todd

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Short ribs with risotto was OUTSTANDING
  13. KH

    KellyH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love Daniella's. It's reasonably priced, casual and the food is really good. The only issue is that it's cold sitting at the tables near the door. People are always coming in and out. However, after a couple of glasses of red wine, it's not too bad.
  14. FS

    FrancineS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect for a quick sit down dinner before a Broadway show!!
  15. R

    Rsrihn

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to this restaurant with my family before a show. Good and service was excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leo was an excellent server!
  17. S

    Steveggie

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Daniela's has become our go-to Italian place when visiting NYC for theater. This trip we ate there twice! We preferred the brick-walled ground floor dining room to the upstairs option. Service in both rooms was exceptionally warm and friendly. The garlic bread with cheese is worth the calories. Traditional Italian entrees are fresh and filling. Eggplant Parmigiana is outstanding and comes with roasted potatoes and lots of veggies sautéed with garlic... most other places just do a side of pasta. Farfalle with salmon had plenty of fish and tender asparagus in tomato cream sauce. They're also open for traditional breakfast on the weekends and do a great job.
  18. j

    judib

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Not great ambiance but great food, large portions, gt service and gd prices. They acknowledged our anniversary with glasses of Prosecco and honored our request for a specific table. Have been there before and will definitely return.
  19. BM

    BonnieM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Food was good but he price was way too expensive. Restaurant was OK but not overly nice. It was on 8th avenue so didn't expect much. A tourist trap. Not a good value for the prices charged. We should have gone to Maseria or another higher end restaurant for the amount of money charged. Would not recommend and would not go back
  20. D

    Dager

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went on Dec 31. They only had fixed menu, which was not advertised on open table when I booked the night before. Food was excellent, but with the family it came to the most expensive meal we have had.
  21. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! Staff did an excellent job for our large group.
  22. A

    Andrea

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My daughter and I went for lunch on matinee day. It was packed but we got seated right away. (yay for reservations). The bathroom was a very unclean for such an early time in the day. The food was great and the service was great. Would definitely go back.
  23. CJ

    CJMess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff and great food! Perfect for lunch before (or dinner after) a show. Nothing on the menu that will blow your mind, but a great choice of Itallian staples that are well-prepared, nicely presented, and large portioned. (FYI: Try the "Big Chris" ... delicious. We also really enjoyed the linguine! Skip the garlic bread if you don't go for it with cheese on top.) A little on the pricey side for what it is, but the service, flavors, environment, & location were enough to balance that out for us.
  24. KT

    KathleenT

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    staff was very attentive. Food came out quickly even with some larger parties all sitting at the same time. Portions were appropriate. They were very accommodating to my children's special requests of "without this".
  25. d

    dusty

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent, and the ambience was very nice. We enjoyed our dinner.
  26. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and Employees Great food and Fun Daniela get a 10
  27. p

    peov

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic pre-theatre option! Convenient to theatres, reservations accepted at 4:30p, service was fast and courteous, food was DELICIOUS, and they got us out in plenty of time for a 7p show. And a value! Definitely recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice staff. The Chris Special with veal was great and Alfredo was fantastic. Pizza was good, but overshadowed by the entrees. Wait staff was great.
  29. LT

    LauraT

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Daniela! The service is second to none, the atmosphere is cozy and friendly, and the food is delicious. I make our reservation immediately after booking our flight and hotel.
  30. NJ

    NewJNative

    New York Area

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Daniela's! The food is great, and the service is friendly and prompt. This is definitely one of our favorites on 8th Ave.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was great! The food portions was good. Only complaint is the tables are to close together. But overall had a great time!
  32. A

    Annie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This. is my 2nd time at this restaurant and I was not disappointed. The menu has plenty of options and the prices are reasonable for NYC. The service was quick, since we were going to a show, but not rushed. Lovely decorated for the holidays and the dessert options were awesome. Definitely will be back again.
  33. F

    Fordham

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food & service. Highly recommend!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Day trip to NYC
  35. G

    Glb911

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, ambiance, and food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was in the city with friends and we decided to go here since it was close to the theater and other reviews. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious! Service was quick, efficient and friendly. We all said we would definitely return. Thanks for helping make our night memorable.
  37. g

    gwynneb

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Two of the orders were wrong and when sent back were sent to the table unchanged.
  38. CD

    CathyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We needed a good meal before a show. Daniela’s was close to the venue and had outstanding food at a reasonable price. Highly recommend!
  39. AR

    AudreyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was average but good enough for what it was! I was an easy place to go with kids for pre-theater
  40. D

    Deedee

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food very good. Traditional southern Italian dishes. Service is exceptional, friendly accommodating, wait staff. New York prices but that’s how it is.

FAQs

Daniela's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 869-3585.

Daniela's is rated 4.5 stars by 2974 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Daniela's

728 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    45 & 46

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Javier Carrillo

  • Additional

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

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