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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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.
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.
A great place to say thank you to a colleague or plan for important next steps!
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!!!
Only 3 tables occupied when we arrived . We were by ourselves mostly and stayed for a long time. Large portion of appetizer calamari.
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!
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.
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+
We had a lovely lunch. I had the broiled scallops, very nice. Covid-friendly.
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.
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.
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.
Food is of poor quality for the price pay. Reconsider visiting this place.
only 1 other customer in the restaurant, but the waiter was slow and rarely came around
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.
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.
Surprisingly good food, pleasant atmosphere, great service and fantastic location if you are headed to MSG . Highly recommended.
Convenient. Fantastic food.Great value. Nice folks.
Very nice place, good service! Prices were reasonable
Great dining experience. Great food and service. Would go back without a doubt. Price good too.
The food and waitstaff were outstanding. My husband and I will definitely be visiting Trattoria again!
Good food, excellent waitress.
Great service excellent food reasonably priced
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!
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.
Delicious food. Great service. Bartender makes a great drink and the prices are reasonable.
Awesome service and food was delicious!
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
Great service -- good meal --- great place to go before a garden event.
Consistently good but was unusually crowded fir pre-theatre which caused service to be very slow. Food was excellent!
Mediocre Caesar salad.
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.!
The soups were hot and delicious. The pizza are very thin crust and delicious.
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
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.
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.
Very reasonably priced 3 course dinner. I added an upgraded sea bass to the cost. Delirious ! Better than expected
Great food, amazing service.
Good, cheap-ish meal compared to NYC prices in general.
Great drinks. Great management. Great food. Excellent waitress. We had a blast!
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Trattoria Bianca is rated 3.9 stars by 837 OpenTable diners.
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