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Bistango Restaurant

415 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8104 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #180 of 11,652 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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208 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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  • Italian first
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English first
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

It doesn't matter what section of New York City we visit, we always eat at Bistango. My wife has celiac disease so it is imperative that she eats gluten-free. She not only feels safe eating here, but the food is delicious. Yes, the gluten-free food was delicious. The first question asked by our server was, are there any allergens? They... More

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Ogunquit, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We chose Bistango because one of us was GF. Tonight's specials were really wonderful. Had the minestrone soup which was delicious. Also the seafood pasta dish with mussels, calamari, shrimp and clams was excellent. Other notable dishes were the lamb chops, seabass and salmon. Had a nice Chardonnay which paired nicely with everyone's meal. Great Waite service and very attentive... More

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Afton, VA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Went with my wife and daughters (a party of 7). The food got mixed reviews. The pasta generally got rave reviews. My chicken was overcooked and lacked seasoning. The cheese cake was excellent, but it was not typical NY cheese cake - much softer and more like a custard. The service was great, especially in trying to accommodate my youngest's... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We came to NY for a theater show and my friends willingly went along with my out of the way restaurant choice to accomodate my dietary restrictions. The server did ask about any restrictions which was refreshing. However, our food was barely average and not consistent. My food came out at room temperature while someone else's came out burning hot.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just a jazzed up menu. They have pizzetes which are so small you would think that they are tasters. We were feeling so hungry that we went to a snack bar after the meal. The food was passable but certainly not worth the inflated price. Never go there again.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The pasta was delicious, the service was prompt. Loved the feel of the restaurant - I felt like I was in Europe. I would like to go back when I have time to sample more from the menu.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Hi, I LOVE Bistango. I came back here after two years - being from Australia it is not a restaurant I am able to get to every week. Very disappointing that the people from Florida could not see the benefits of this restaurant. OUTSTANDING customer service - staff are very attentive and the first question asked when seated is, are... More

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We ate there on a Tuesday night for a birthday with a large party. Be advised, they require a credit card to hold reservations for large groups. We ended up moving the reservation by 1/2 hour and adding two people. They were extremely accommodating. This is on the corner of 3rd and 29th. Not a huge place, but they did... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The entire menu is gluten free. I had ravioli for the first time since I can't remember when! So delicious! My friend is not gluten intolerant, and, yet, could not tell the difference! Even had gf bread, roasted, and wonderful olive oil for dipping. The only not gf item is regular bread as well as gf. I hope to return!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband, son and I met with friends at the restaurant. The restaurant is very small and lighting is very low. The food was okay and the atmosphere was nice. Price is on the high side. Staff is attentive. Not sure if I would go back with all the restaurants in the city to choose from.

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