Trattoria Bianca

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$31 to $50
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Italian

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An informal Italian restaurant serving traditional favorites along with excitingly new dishes. Trattoria Bianca is a favorite of locals, business people and travelers in midtown.
Bright and mostly white, it is a sleek reinterpretation of Italian Art Deco along with the owner's collection vintage food and wine posters.
Bianca's menu ranges from a simple bowl of spaghetti carbonara to a Tuscan-style steak and a bottle of old Barolo. Featured dishes: shrimp scampi on soft polenta; frisee salad with fried oysters, poached egg, and pork belly; seafood fritto misto; salmon saltimbocca-style with sage and crispy pancetta; numerous pastas and superb pizzas; Chianti- braised short rib, and lamb shank in rich pan juices. For lunch there are heaping salads and inventive sandwiches using Italian ingredients
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MichaelCH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prior to an event at MSG we frequented Cafe 31 which is now TRACKS. Looking for a new spot we hit on this great place and found Fausto, our favorite server from 31 working here. The food, service and room was wonderful. Thanks for a great evening.

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vipNamesake
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Surprisingly good food, pleasant atmosphere, great service and fantastic location if you are headed to MSG . Highly recommended.

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BobP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Convenient. Fantastic food.Great value. Nice folks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice place, good service! Prices were reasonable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Great food and service. Would go back without a doubt. Price good too.

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MatthewG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and waitstaff were outstanding. My husband and I will definitely be visiting Trattoria again!

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JohnM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, excellent waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service excellent food reasonably priced

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JOSEPHM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love this place! The food is great, drinks are great and they don’t rush you to turn the table... and best of all it’s two blocks from the garden! Have been there a few times now and plan on being back again!

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were pleased with our first visit. The food was great. My husband enjoyed the Skyscraper Burger and the chicken parm with pasta that I ordered was the best I've had in some time. The chicken was cooked perfectly. Portions were large and more than enough for dinner. We will definitely go back on our next trip to NYC.

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vipLizN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food. Great service. Bartender makes a great drink and the prices are reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service and food was delicious!

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vipRegulareater
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Really, really mediocre! Hard to find anywhere good near MSG. But this is not worth the time or money. Pizza was awful worse that frozen supermarket style. Main course wasn’t much better
Avoid this venue

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vipWalterK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service -- good meal --- great place to go before a garden event.

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vipkitty
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Consistently good but was unusually crowded fir pre-theatre which caused service to be very slow. Food was excellent!

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vipChristinaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Mediocre Caesar salad.

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Dandie
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re going to Madison Square Gardens this is a convenient spot for a good dinner. Varied menu, gluten free and vegetarian options, highly recommend it.!

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JulieK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The soups were hot and delicious. The pizza are very thin crust and delicious.

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vipadgal1
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The perfect spot if you want good solid Italian food and are attending an event at MSG! Will be our go to always- reasonable pricing and excellent drinks as well

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EleanorL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

This was a great find. Five former classmates were meeting for lunch, and coming from Long Island, Washington DC and Brooklyn, so the location was perfect. The food was good, but what made the experience special was the fantastic service and attention to special requests. Our servers were attentive and gave us all the time we needed, and it was quiet enough that five women over 40 could conduct a conversation without bellowing "WHAT?" every few seconds.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We’ve been to this restaurant a couple of times and have only really gone back for the cheesecake. The chicken pesto was awful and the cosmopolitans were super weak, mostly juice. Not at all like fine dining in NYC, not authentic Italian.

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vipAndreaS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very reasonably priced 3 course dinner. I added an upgraded sea bass to the cost. Delirious ! Better than expected

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MariahR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good, cheap-ish meal compared to NYC prices in general.

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vipBrianFood
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks. Great management. Great food. Excellent waitress. We had a blast!

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

A return to a reliable location. Arrived significantly early for our reservation which was good because service and the kitchen was definitely challenged as they were swamped. Food was okay, chicken parm overcooked and little sauce, risotto was VERY rich.

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ELLENB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, polite, nice & efficient waitress, prices reasonable, location to Madison Square Garden perfect.

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KevinO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Because of the Billy Joel concert I believe they rushed our service but understood why

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AmyL
Poconos
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a 5 star experience! The service was impeccable, food was delicious, and it was priced well below NYC pricing. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great surprise to find a nice place, good price and fresh food in midtown . We will be back. Service
A Plus!

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DuaneK
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant. Food and service were excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed and spacious--not usually the atmosphere in Midtown. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here every

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NYCnewbe
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Bright, modern decor with traditional Italian favorites. Service was spaced to a pace that you didn't feel like your courses were served on top of each other but the server could have been a bit more attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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vipSandyf
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was marvelous

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KMTOWNER
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very delicious lunch. Service was very good. A great restaurant near Penn Station.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot that was able to accommodate our large party with wonderful service and delicious food. Excellent option in the otherwise barren Penn Station area of NYC!

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vipMaseK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

honestly: I don't know what to think: if they marked me as yes, I'd be surprised. I made a res for 11:30am and upon showing up the place was closed. empty. no one around. we waited outside for 10 min to see if someone was late in opening up but nothing. not only that but when I tried calling, I could hear the phone ringing inside and yet no one answered...I tried calling one more time from another restaurant, and still no answer. very odd. so, given that they said they'd open at 11am, and no one opened, I find it odd, and unprofessional. lucky us there were plenty of others paces to go to.

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vipNadineC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still a local staple after all these years. Friendly service, a comfortable environment and tasty food make it an easy "go to" choice.

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vipMissHopeNYC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and our waitress was personable and efficient. A winning combination!

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timl
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and very good service, not expensive for NY

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