Trattoria Bianca

4
894 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
Screening
  • 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

What 894 people are saying
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GlenC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant for a business lunch meeting.

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vipBobby
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and ambience. I wanted to share a terrifc meal with a friend and co-worker and your restaurant really succeeded. We shared an app and both had pasta as a main course. Everything was superb. We will most def come back again and again.

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SuzanneH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ate at this restaurant before attending an event at the Garden. The food and service were very good. The fried calamari was very tender and the salmon was delicious. The price was definitely worth it. Also had a dirty vodka martini, which was good.

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Michelle
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel was an excellent waiter and delivered everything at perfection!!! We are from CT and this has been my fifth time here!!! Last time the bartender was disappointing on service in November but last night was on point!! Dinner and dessert was perfect too!! Love the calamari and Pesto Rigatoni…Tartufo and Toasted Almond!!

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TerriM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We stayed at the New Yorker and went here because it was convenient but would go back anytime. Drinks and food were delicious

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Trishsteve
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service

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vipsharir
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

It was extremely brightly lit, not what you expect of an Italian restaurant. It looked like a diner. We were the first ones in the restaurant at 5:30 (we had to eat early due to having broadway tickets).
The service was amazing and attentive and the food was delicious!
I wonder if they lose customers based on the ambiance. The lights were so bright. They finally dimmed them a bit around 6:30.

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Portsoccermom
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a great experience. Our waiter came quickly but was hard to find after the food came out. Food was good and didn’t take long at all. East access to MSG.

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DonnaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was such a pleasant surprise! We had the Beet Salad and spaghetti and meatballs.
Very good. The wine selection was good and fairly priced. The atmosphere was pretty and lively. Nice vibe for the holidays. Wait staff was great. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I had asked the restaurant to have a candle to celebrate my wife’s Bday. They had it and the server song happy bday to my wife.

The lemon sorbet with a shot of limoncello is a must try, especially if you had a creamy pasta for dinner.

I recommend this place and will be back.

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KathleenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place. It is our go-to before any show we see at Madison Square Garden.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We were looking for a restaurant close to Madison square garden to go before a show. We were not impressed. The fried calamari was good but not great. The marinara that came with it was bland. Everything needed salt. My veal piccata was very oily and just ok. My husband's spaghetti carbonara was ok (overly creamy but tasty). We would not go back. Atmosphere was not even all that nice.

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DebraPirolo
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Dinner with Friends Before The Andrea Bocelli Concert.
Best Location To Dine Before An Event @ Madison Square Garden.
Food was great..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Geeat meal after an event at MSG and also convenient to our hotel. We all had the grilled lamb shank . Great evening.

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FinickyFoody
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a great time, and the food was good. The service left something to be desired since we were seated for nearly 15 minutes before being greeted

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vipJoanne
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going to a concert at MSG and this was the perfect location. Not only was it a great location but the food was AMAZING. highly recommend.

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Drkkmac
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and great service!

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AngelaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service!! Parpadelle Ragu was scrumptious!

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vipAllysonF
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

More of an Italian diner.

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vipElated
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was absolutely the worst "Italian" food I have ever attempted to consume. Could not finish the dish. Paparadelle with ragu.... a staple of Italian cooking. The service was "cold" little emotion or help - and at times a bit rude. This was a fail.... PASS

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A little understaffed. But pleasant service.
Quick food service.
Very tasty

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Johndoe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The place is designed like s diner. Poor lighting and frazzled wait staff.

Food was decent considering the ambiance - but not a place that should be charging $12 for lemon sherbet after dinner.

I won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Slow and grumpy service food was good

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DonnaO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 6 for dinner ...and we were all so very happy with our meals. The food was outstanding from appetizers to salad to our entrees and to dessert. The cocktails were also very delicious. The staff was amazing and very attentive. We were able to spend some much needed friend time and they were very accommodating. We had an awesome time and the food fabulous. We all finished every bite. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would be happy to return for another meal.

JM
vipJohnMac
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

As part of a Hotel on 8th Ave ...close to MSG.,,good before events.
All food, service and prices were good for Manhattan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The restaurant looks like a hotel coffee shop converted to an Italian restaurant. The staff was very nice and attentive. The food was poor. The Greek salad was basically iceberg lettuce with a few olives, tomatoes and grape leaves. The main courses were all mediocre.
It is convenient to the garden. Other than that - nothing worth going to.

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Siascorpio
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance. I went there with a friend for their birthday and it was a nice pleasant atmosphere. Chef offered a burning candle and wine for birthday girl. Will visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Got sick from our dinner! Never again!

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March2017
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

It was meant to be a birthday celebration - nothing was done to make our meal special - the food was way over priced for what we had (I wouldn’t recommend). If you like pizza you’d be insulted eating one here - it was like card board (the waitress said they had a fire oven but it tasted awful). If I could award zero stars I wouldn’t hesitate. The only thing going for it is that it’s close to Madison square garden! Sorry

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LynnS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We were walking up 8th from The Moynihan Train Hall to the theater & spotted this spot in The New Yorker Hotel - the menu looked good so we made a reservation - we had an early, light dinner before heading back home. The food & service were very good, the location is perfect for anyone travelling by train. Trattoria Bianca, we'll be back!

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vipJoeS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I chose this place since with was near MSG. I was very disappointed , the food was subpar and overpriced.

I won't be coming back.

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SBee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice, quiet place to have a great meal near bustling Penn Station. Adjacent to New Yorker Hotel.

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SaraD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!! Very good service!!! Very clean and happy that they follow CDC guidelines!! Highly recommend if in the area or attending an event at MSG!!!

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vipDavidR
Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and staff was friendly and attentive what else do you need. The surf and turf came with a huge filet and it was excellent!

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vipTatesbug
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Trattoria Bianca has become my go to place midtown. Spacious and accommodating enough for business or meeting friends. The staff is very friendly and the food is fresh and menu is extensive. Something for everyone.

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vipCharlesF
New York Area
80 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
98 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

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vipTK719
New York Area
376 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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Trattoria Bianca is rated 4 stars by 894 OpenTable diners.

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