Trattoria Bianca

4
843 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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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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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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vipJennaP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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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.

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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
75 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
5 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
22 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
14 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.

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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
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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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
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
JohnM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, excellent waitress.

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

Awesome service and food was delicious!

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vipRegulareater
New York Area
57 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
14 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
9 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
4 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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Trattoria Bianca is rated 4 stars by 843 OpenTable diners.

Trattoria Bianca does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.yiftee.com/gifts/egift_and_gift_cards/trattoria-bianca.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.