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Bistango Restaurant

415 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8104 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #162 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Before travelling to NYC on holiday from Australia I searched on-line for gluten free restaurants and found Bistango Restaurant on 3rd Ave-just around the corner from where we were staying. I was absolutely delighted to visit twice during our week stay in New York-Anthony and his staff provided wonderful dining experiences in a relaxed and welcoming environment. While we ate... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not your usual Italian restaurant. The portions were not huge as you mighty expect. However, they were ample size. The sauces were not raw tomato needing a Tums afterward. A very light Italian sauce. Very pleasant meal in a nice quite restaurant with very good service. A little out of the way from mid town but worth the walk.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been remiss in sharing our consistently wonderful experiences at Bistango. We found it a couple years ago when looking for a gluten-free restaurant but oh is it so much more. It's not just for those who must be careful about allergies; everyone who eats with us can't wait to come here because the food is so wonderfully prepared.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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173 reviews 173 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My daughter who doesn't eat gluten was dyeing for pasta. The pasta here was delicious as was the gluten free bed. My chicken was yummy. The wine was reasonable for NYC. Our female server was very nice even though we were obviously tourists. Yes we had a lovely evening and yes we will be back.

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Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 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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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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