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“Not what it was”

Trattoria Dell'Arte
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Ranked #219 of 13,639 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 56th and 57th Streets
Transit: F, N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street.
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not what it was”
Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

We used to come here all the time and loved it. Things have changed. First we ordered a pizza They looked so good. Ours was freezing when it was served. Our main courses were very small portions. Nothing special at all!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
“One of my best NYC experiences!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

After my niece, Jennifer Forni, had her Carnegie Hall debut in April, we wanted to celebrate. Unfortunately, they told us the kitchen had just closed, but offered a glass of champagne on a return visit. This month, she had a second appearance, and we were treated to champagne...and more! The maitre d, Richard, was so gracious and attentive, insuring we had a terrific time that evening. Later in the week, we had a marvelous dinner, complete with even more attention from Richard! He really made us feel very special. The food was superb—antipasti, beet & gorgonzola salad, scallops & artichokes, seafood risotto! And the wait staff was exceptional. So, my recommendation before or after a Carnegie Hall visit is definitely Trattoria Dell'Arte.
– "Zia Fantastica"

  • Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
“Can you name which nose is whose?”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

I have been at Trattoria dell' arte where all I did was sit at the bar and order from the cold bar, and had a great meal and a wonderful time for a very reasonable amount of money. I have also eaten a full meal with friends with several bottles of Valpolicella and other extraordinary Italian wines. So you can do it however it suits you, and I bet you will have a great dining experience.

One of the nice thing about sitting at the bar is guessing the identity of the many noses of famous Italian people that are painted on its backdrop. Can you tell which is Toscanini's and which is Verdi's? Don't worry, the names are at the bottom of the painting so you will not be kept in suspense!

  • Visited June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of my favorites”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Food is ALWAYS great here - waiters very New York-ish, the antipasti bar worth any wait for a table! Lunch and dinner terrific and the paper thin Pizza is delicious! Don't leave NY without stopping in....

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Best Italian food!!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

It's is a great place to eat delicious Italian food. We shared a pizza and a mozzarella salad which came with some avocado, tomatoes and lettuce dressed to perfection. The pizza was awesome! Thin crust, great fresh toppings, cut in squares and it tasted so good! A great place, would definitely come back. The waiters were fine too.

  • Visited April 2013
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