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Bianca

5 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 260-4666
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Ranked #119 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A group of us stopped for dinner here to celebrate my partner's birthday. It was a very busy night but we got a table quite quickly. The service was fairly efficient and the food was outstanding. Some of the best sausage and pepper pasta I've ever had. The staff were very kind and brought over a slice of the delicious... More

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london
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal here. Friday evening @ 7pm. I think we must have been lucky because we walked right in. Had a big bowl of mussels to share and seafood pasta and steak as entrees. Two soft drinks and the bill was $45 without the tip. The food was excellent and the service good. Yes, this is a tiny... More

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Long Island City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The wait time to be seated at 7pm was quoted as 45 minutes, ended up being an hour and 15 mins - pretty close. The host is very kind and engaging and will come find you at the bar next door... and yes, he does remember exactly who you are and what you look like and what order you are... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were celebrating a friend's birthday. Bianca serves authentic Italian food at very reasonable prices. For appetizer, we ordered fried artichokes and vegetable lassagna.The 4 half artichokes were ridiculous, totally burned and very small in size, a total 8,50$ waste. However the vegetable lassagna was adequate for an appetizer. We ordered the fish stew, which was tasty and substantial, as... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Pretty small cute place. Serves authentic Italian food. The wait, just 20 mins in a bar next door, was not so bad. We tried their Tagliolini Ai Frutti Di Mare pasta and it was good. Not too bad. My wife who usually does not like Mussels loved their Mussels for appetizer. Thier special pasta was decent. Desserts are good too.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Visited Bianca's last May (taken me a while to get round to reviewing!) with my wife and 2 kids. It was a busy evening and we are at about 9:30. We had to wait for a while but there was a cafe/bar a few doors away - also the guy on the door was really talkative and interesting. We got... More

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London, United Kingdom
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127 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Tip 1: Get there early just to avoid waiting. Also I dont think they take bookings unless its group booking. Tip 2: The lady who takes your order cant really speak english so try and be polite to her and ask her to repeat what she says. Tip 3: The price of the pasta is considered very cheap compare to... More

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Arrived at the restaurant around 9:45PM and was told there was a 45-60 minute wait, and told we could wait in the bar next door and they would come get us. That was fine, we had 2 glasses of terrible red wine for $28, but it's NYC! Once we got our table (about an hour later), we were seated at... More

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Orlando, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I'm pretty sure this was my favorite meal in NYC during our visit. If locals go, you know it's good. Cash only, no reservations, but oh so worth it. We went at 6:30 pm on a Sunday and walked right in without issue. I imagine on a Friday or Saturday night it would be a lot more difficult but hear... More

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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I really love the food at this restaurant. When I used to live down in the area, I would go there all of the time. The food is really good, especially for the price. The last time I went, my friend and I split two appetizers , two entrees and a bottle of wine and the bill (with tip) was... More

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