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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: Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 17
    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
The Real Deal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
smithjp4
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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brighton
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 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 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the City. Great homemade pasta. The lasagna, mussels, gnocci, and tiramisu are all delicious. It's cash only and they don't take reservations, but you can put your name in and the host will come find you in the wine bar next door when your table is ready. Great, cozy atmosphere and the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The bartender at our hotel offhandedly mentioned this as one of his many recommendations for us to walk to dinner. Thank you Mr. Bartender! It's a small, dark, intimate restaurant. We didn't have reservations on a Friday night so they sent us next door to a little bar until our table opened up. Not even 30 minutes later they came... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've been here for dinner with my roommate, the food is excellent. The waitress was actually Italian and very friendly. I had the beef, it was, by far one of the best beef I had in North America.

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maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visited Bianca 3 years ago after reading reviews. Loved it then and its still a favorite. Staff is friendly and attentive. We were rushed because of a reservation for a show and the waitress was great about getting our order in and out quickly. Food is wonderful. Good portions but not huge. Fresh, excellent quality. Absolutely order the garlic mussels.... More 

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New York City, New York
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454 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This Osteria was recommended by my friend Sherry after we had been to an Italian wine tasting at Aster Wines a few blocks away. We arrived in time to beat the crowd. It soon became obvious why it was so popular. I started with the Passatelli In Brodo soup (breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, spaghetti in chicken broth) for my entree Tagliolini... 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?