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About Trattoria Bianca

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

481 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
Bar remains opened until 2 am .

Cross Street:
35th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 268-8460

Website:
http://www.trattoriabianca.com/

Parking Details:

Public Transit:
Penn Station

Executive Chef:
Julian Clauss-Ehlers

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, "Trattoria Bianca" can accommodate all your special event needs.

Trattoria Bianca Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (17)
Casual (16)
Quiet Conversation (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place to go before an event at Madison Square Garden.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and very convenient to Madison Square Garden. Would recommend 5 p.m. dinner before the concert at 8 p.m.

Tags: Authentic
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious, cocktails superb, and service was excellent! We were given enough time to chat, enjoy our meal without feeling rushed.

Tags: Bar Seating
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Convenient location, diverse menu, good value, super pleasant wait staff and hostess!

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great for pre Madison square garden concerts! Excellent food, great service and great teamwork ensures a great experience and fast but tasty food experience before the big event!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Location was great ! We were headed to Madison Square Garden for a concert....convenient location for that. Food was average. Service was average. Price was fair.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent place to meet before leaving by train.
Friendly service
Good food

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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was a terrible experience for us, unfortunately. We tried it because it was in the lobby of our hotel, so it was convenient. The hostess has a huge chip on her shoulder. Service was slow, but not terrible. The bread was good, but the cold garnish ruins it. The food was completely flavorless. Waste of time and money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Nice place, good food. Prefix was affordable. Nice selection of food and drink. Across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. Convenient.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food4
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The foods as always good & price is good. Very cozy

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was ok but good enough. The waiter was very nice and his customer service is what will make me go back again.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A well-run Italian restaurant serving all the classic dishes. Prompt service makes it a good place for a pre=theater meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We waited too long for even water, a drink (we had to go to the hostess); 15 minutes we were sat without being asked. Let alone the food. Then for the check we had to ask again. Terrible service.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great location service and food! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

For Dining before concert in MSG Bianca was ideal. Good food & service, staff efficient, friendly, professional & courteous. I would recommend without reservation. Thanks again for the experience

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Best Chicken Saltimbocca I've ever had!!! Service was lacking, inattentive and forgetful.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Although I was able to make a 9:45pm via Open Table when we arrived we were told the kitchen was closed. Kuddos for them still allowing us to eat.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

A great option near Penn Station. The food was excellent and the menu had a lot of variety. The service as good, although a bit slow. I'd definitely go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 9, 2017

OK restaurant attached to our hotel. Decent food, limited wine list. I could eat there again but wouldn't go out of my way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very good service for a Thursday 12:30p reservation for 7 people, with a moderate amount of tables filled. Prices were reasonable for a salad and entree lunch special and desserts more than generous. Would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The pan-seared scallops were absolutely delicious, as was the hummus served with the bread basket before the meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food ... wonderful atmosphere ... clean ! Good service. Nice menu

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

While the atmosphere was a little diner-like, the food was delicious!! We practically licked our plates! I would definitely come back again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We found this little gem last year when we looked for a place to eat before a Madison Square Garden show. Everything about this place was "right". Excellent service, food, decent pour drinks, lovely Art Deco ambience, etc. We remembered it this time as we were heading to the Garden again. It was every bit as good! We loved the tomato basil soup and my gnocchi over short ribs with gravy was served in a covered crock which it must have been baked in. My meal was absolutely spectacular. My guy had a beautiful plate of scallops. I remember I'd ordered my dish the first time. We will be back here every time we're in the area!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Good for a casual meal, or before/after theatre. Pretty good wine list. Food was tasty and waitress was really nice and helpful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Trattoria Bianca was a nice restaurant. It is located in the New Yorker. I would have preferred a more "quiet" location, but I certainly cannot blame the restaurant. It is perfect for Madison Square Garden events as it is right there and that was my main focus. For Food, wife ordered the Veal Piccata, which was excellent. A good size portion on top of pasta which was cooked to perfection. I ordered the Seafood Sampler. You received two clams, two oysters, two shrimp, and lump crab. One oyster was bad. Besides that, it was well done and fresh and value wise fair. The Italian bread was great and the hummus brought to the table was delicious. Full drink selection with a some choices as to craft beer. Overall, except for that one oyster (lol), great place for a dinner before an event.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went before a Sunday Matinee of a Broadway show. Staff was attentive and accommodating. Service was good and they got us out in time for the show. Highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was a stop for dinner before heading across the street to MSG for a concert. I have eaten here once before and enjoyed it so decided to return. They have a lot of choices on the menu and I would have been happy with just about any of them but I opted to go with the three course choice as it was a great value and I love chicken milanese.

The service was very good, the food was excellent and we ate early enough that the place was still fairly quiet. I would go back here again if I'm going to an event in midtown.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

A hidden gem in the MSG area! Excellent food, good service with hip ambiance. Very reasonable prices! Seating amply spaced unlike most NYC eateries in the midtown area. Our server did a great job juggling a full crowd. Definitely will go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent food and wine! Service was friendly and on point. My friends and I shared apps...rice balls, the eggplant tower and the cheese board! All delicious! Definitely will be returning!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic. 5 crazy women and he did not blink an eye! Elderly gent and as sweet as can be

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Lovely service and excellent food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I have eaten here about five times and have never been disappointed! Try the scallops, the salmon or the specials. Authentic Italian cuisine with an upscale flair. Fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food and service were great! The restaurant was nicely decorated.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

There's a reason I'm a regular and keep coming back. This is one of my favorite spots, and the food can't be beat. Love the waitstaff as well.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Found the restaurant to be an excellent value for the money and with clean and open atmosphere for the dining experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The meal was very disappointing and I won't be back. There are much better choices at lower prices. I picked this place because of the location. Next time I'll walk more for a much better experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Inside the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. No host or hostess when we entered. The bartender told us to choose a table. Our reservation was not asked about. Service was good to begin with. It slowed a bit as the room filled. A hostess did arrive up front eventually. Decor was uninspired. Food was very good overall (salads and the scallops were especially good), although the minuscule scoop of gelato that accompanied the apple torta was hilarious.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My husband and I were there with our two teenage sons while in the city. Were looking for a nice Italian dinner. When spending over $200 for four...I expect more. Service was awful, food mediocre. Load pop music . Seems like they aren't sure if they want to be a sports bar or a nice Italian restaurant. Would not return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good Italian near Penn Station. Reasonable prices and good wine by the glass.

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