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    March 9, 2015
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    March 9, 2015
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An informal Italian restaurant serving traditional favorites along with excitingly new dishes. Trattoria Bianca is a favorite of locals, business people and travelers in midtown.<br />Bright and mostly white, it is a sleek reinterpretation of Italian Art Deco along with the owner's collection vintage food and wine posters.<br />Bianca's menu ranges from a simple bowl of spaghetti carbonara to a Tuscan-style steak and a bottle of old Barolo. Featured dishes: shrimp scampi on soft polenta; frisee salad with fried oysters, poached egg, and pork belly; seafood fritto misto; salmon saltimbocca-style with sage and crispy pancetta; numerous pastas and superb pizzas; Chianti- braised short rib, and lamb shank in rich pan juices. For lunch there are heaping salads and inventive sandwiches using Italian ingredients<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pleasantly Surprised
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Dined on 3/06/2015
 2010
Dined on 3/06/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"After reading a lot of negative reviews, I still decided to give this restaurant a try because of its convenience factor. My sisters and I were staying in the hotel and going to see Maroon 5 at MSG. We didn't have a lot of time and it was a cold night and there aren't alot of good restaurant choices in the area. I'm so glad we took the chance. We were seated immediately and our waitress was very nice. The restaurant is extremely clean, very pretty and has an uplifting vibe. We all ordered cocktails. I had the french martini and it was presented very nicely and was delicious. Everyone else enjoyed their drinks as well.Three of the four of us ordered from the prefix menu and all enjoyed our choices. The food was prepared well. I wouldn't call the portions overly generous but they did the trick. It was actually nice walking out of a restaurant not feeling stuffed. We each spent $40 and had an appetizer, meal, desert and one drink. If you are staying in the New Yorker hotel, you are going to MSG or going to or from Penn Station, you should definitely give this restaurant a try."
Dined on 3/06/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, late-night find
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