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Bianca

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5 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 260-4666
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Get there early as it's first come first serve!

Dinner at Bianca was the perfect way end to an awesome fun-filled day visiting my cousin and her husband. The hubby had read a review of this restaurant and wanted to try it out and we are glad he suggested it. First off - they do not take reservations or credit cards - cash only. Secondly, if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Patti S
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Watkins Glen, New York
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Watkins Glen, New York
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Dinner at Bianca was the perfect way end to an awesome fun-filled day visiting my cousin and her husband. The hubby had read a review of this restaurant and wanted to try it out and we are glad he suggested it. First off - they do not take reservations or credit cards - cash only. Secondly, if you don't like... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My girl friend's and I had an amazing dinner together at Bianca. The atmosphere is charming and cozy. Delicious homemade pasta and wine. I can't wait to go back with my husband!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Really good homemade pasta here (for a really good price especially in New York City). No reservations so you'll have to wait (but there's a bar next door that you can wait at (Vonn?) and they will let you know when your table is ready. I am addicted to their lasgna and mussels with white wine sauce. Ask for extra... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The food here is great, it's cheap and very tasty! They don't take bookings, it's cramped, very noisy and cash only. If you can deal with that, it's a must. The muscles (entree, but huge!) are to die for!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a wonderful small local restaurant that reminds me very much of something you would find in Paris. Service was very attentive the ambiance is eclectic The food was out of this world. I had the gnocchi and it was the best I have ever had including dinner's in Venice.

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brighton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

They don't take bookings here, so we arrived before 7pm. We got a table, but it was filling up, and by 7.30pm it was packed. The atmosphere was great and the staff nice and friendly. The menus arrived and it was becoming clear why this is a popular place - it's cheap for NYC. Starters for ten bucks, mains for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We are regular visitors to New York from Australia and always eat at this place at least once each trip. Food is terrific, excellent selection of Italian wines, really friendly management and incredibly cheap. It's noisy, very small and seemingly (but not actually) chaotic. In short it's everything you should be looking for in TriBeCa in a restaurant! You always... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant a few times. You could say it is a hole in the wall place but the food is absolutely wonderful. The place is tight like a lot of small restaurants in NYC but that just adds to the charm of the place.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

before coming to nyc, we had bianca bookmarked. so when we heard that this was our friend's (he's italian) favorite italian restaurant in manhattan, we had to go. here is what we ordered: - tagliolini ai frutti di mare ($14) - clams, mussels, calamari and shrimps sautéed in garlic, evo and light tomato sauce. - tagliatelle alla bolognese ($11.50) -... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This small, always packed, convivial restaurant is one of our neighborhood favorites. The food- many dishes from Emilia Romagna, is always on point: Rich lasagna; Tagliatelle with Bolognese ragu (if wild mushroom ragu is one of the specials, order it!); Spiedini di Mare; Mussels......are what we order most often. Wines are reasonable and well chosen. The expert waitstaff keeps everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: (212) 260-4666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?