Trattoria Bianca

3.9
858 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Sun 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Sat 5:30PM - 7:30PM

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vipCharlesF
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food surprisingly good this location in the shadow of MSG. Not my favorite neighborhood, but if I have to be there a worthy stop.

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Return visit for dinner. This place is near MSG and the food is pretty good. Service was a challenge as there was only 1 server for most of the restaurant (it was a Sunday) and I know they haven't brought back a full staff due to Covid. Food was excellent and the server did the best he could with handling the guests. We will definitely return again.

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madc
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was very good, but service was incredibly slow. Cheesecake was also amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and portions were more than expected

TK
vipTK719
New York Area
321 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at Trattoria Bianca. The beet salad was fresh and delicious. The scallops with yukon mashed were amazing. And the chocolate cake was amazing. Excellent dining choice in an area with limited options.

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Arleneb
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to eat before going to the Garden..... Food was good!! Just leave enough time to get to MSG!

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vipConcertGoer
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Dined here pre-concert at MSG. Server was very nice, but delivery of drinks and food was ridiculously slow. Only two of us and it took 20 minutes to get our drinks delivered while others around us seemed to be seated after us and received drinks sooner. Took another half an hour to get our appetizer. Food was decent but not great. Ambiance felt more like a diner. Won't hurry back.

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tgre19
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed in our recent visit- this has been our go-to restaurant when we come in to see a show at the Garden, but they were not up to the task this week. Clearly short-staffed - we barely saw our server. First round of drinks were great, but the martini glass for the second round was half the size - same price. Bread was cold and butter patties hard. On the plus side, calamari was light and perfectly seasoned, with the tentacles included, unlike some places that will just prepare the processed rings. My husband really enjoyed his cowboy steak, but I found my veal to be dry and had to ask for marinara sauce. We also overheard the couple seated next to us never received their dinners and left without being served. I don’t think we will be visiting again until their situation improves. Too many other establishments nearby to choose from.

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JoeG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Trattoria Bianca is a calm oasis from the craziness of eighth Avenue. Very nice ambience and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Did not use full open table reward value.
Bread was cold
Service understaffed and no masks

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vipFluffy
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good and our server was super nice. It was late in the evening but the restaurant was very accommodating.

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vipTatesbug
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect meeting place for a nice meal Midtown. I’ll be back!

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JonathanC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very chill ambiance :) if you want a quiet meal, this is it

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vipGreatExperience
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food outstanding. Merlot Chateau St Michelle went well with all the dishes. Lamb shank, salmon, Milanese and surf and turf were all top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

If you’re looking for an Olive Garden type of experience in the lobby of a busy hotel… food was fine, service lacked, prices not congruent with value whatsoever. Find somewhere else is my recco!

JP
vipJennaP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Meh. Chose this place. Wanted Pizza and a cocktail. For an Italian place in NYC pizza and food was mediocre. Service was very slow and didn’t anticipate our needs as we had to ask for everything.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was horrible: they were closed. It is outrageous that this reservation was accepted and I was not notified.

DB
DonnaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you so much for your exemplary hospitality...

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vipGTbow
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was surprisingly delicious. Was a little worried due to the location that it might be a touristy spot but we were very happy with all of our appetizers, main dishes and cocktails. My team will definitely be back here.

JR
vipJoseRicardoR
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, quick service and great food!

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Fran
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with two friends and it was a wonderful experience. I had branzino served with peppers and capers and it was delicious. Friends enjoyed their meals as well. Desserts were huge and could have been shared but we each got our own. Drinks good as well. It was quiet and the place was clean. We sat for three hours and were not rushed at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I believe that only one other table was occupied in the entire restaurant during our dinner, and yet we felt virtually ignored. It took over 20 minutes at the table before someone came over to ask if we wanted drinks. This was at 6 PM on a Tuesday, early for us but we had someplace to get to after dinner. (We were a four-top).

Three of us fried calamari for an app and it was excellent.

Drinks and wine were fairly priced.

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VictorF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Upon arrival we were seated and presented with the food menu. We had to ask for the liquor menu to get a drink.
After ordering an appetizer, it took them 20 minutes to present it: three cheese slices and some prosciutto and salami. Very slow service.
Main course, again long wait, only one waiter working and smelling to tobacco when dishes were presented. Again had to wait when we asked for Parmesan cheese for a pasta dish; when a customer orders pasta in an “italian trattoria” you would expect the pasta to arrive with the cheese.
More waiting to get service for dessert and coffee.
Overall, not recommended due to the poor service.

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vipDouglasW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place to say thank you to a colleague or plan for important next steps!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server If I remember correctly was Jose he was a one man show. He was the server,DJ ,bartender, host, and many other job titles. He was very quick and profesional. By the way he makes really good drinks. I shall be returning here for their yummy skyscraper burgers. Thank you Jose for giving us a great experience. We will be back soon!!!

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MaryFL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only 3 tables occupied when we arrived . We were by ourselves mostly and stayed for a long time. Large portion of appetizer calamari.

JM
vipJimM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Bianca is one of the best restaurants in the Penn Station/Madison Square Garden area. Food was excellent and the prices are very reasonable. This is really a hidden gem in Midtown!

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Angemade
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classic cocktails with a twist and tasty food in a chic atmosphere. The veal was cooked perfectly and the scallops were imaginative. We appreciated the attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Centrally located, beautiful decor and friendly staff. Nice wine list with a robust selection to choose from. We started with the fresh beet salad that just just delicious and we both did pasta entrees which were excellent. We finished off with the tiramisu which was the best I’ve had in a very long time. Highly recommend if you are looking for a really nice dinner experience. A+

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vipbarbaran
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. I had the broiled scallops, very nice. Covid-friendly.

AJ
vipAJC1234567
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Trattoria Bianca several times. Located right near Madison Square Garden it is a great Italian restaurant with great pricing! The Veal Milanese is fantastic.

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vipDLNY
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tucked in the corner of the hotel. Right in the middle of 34th street. It is a good place for the area if you want to take a break and take a bite. We love the green salad and fried calamari. The entrees are ok. Good beverage. Overall, it is a good choice if you are in the neighborhood.

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vipGeorge
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Obviously this is review during the pandemic. Was looking for a last minute place to eat using up my Open Table rewards and this was the only place open that was walking distance to where I was. I was the only person in the place so the service was excellent and on point. My only complaint was that the pizza was pretty average. I had been enjoying pizzas with authentic Neopolitan-style crusts so I had high expectations. This pizza was more like a frozen pizza. My wife’s Bronzino was much better. I think it is hard to maintain high food quality with unpredictable reservations so I don’t want to be too harsh. Will give it another shot another day. At this point, I was glad to sit down and enjoy meal indoors on a cold night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Food is of poor quality for the price pay. Reconsider visiting this place.

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vipHaley
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

only 1 other customer in the restaurant, but the waiter was slow and rarely came around

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vipHowardR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

looking for an open restaurant in the area. had been there in the past. the service was great and it was fairly empty, which during covid is a plus.

MC
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
4 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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