Bianca

Bianca

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant$$$$
NoHo, New York
Save
Share
  • Stars
    The folks at Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Serious Eats like this place. Would you agree?
    • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    • Serious Eats
Tips and Reviews icon176 Tips and reviews
User icon
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Celena C.heart icon on user image
    Celena ChanJune 14, 2015
    Very good value Italian dinner and wine. It's cash only. I always get the seafood stew and a pastas. The wait can be long, so put your name down and head over next door for a drink. They'll get you!
  • Anastasiia B.heart icon on user image
    I've been to many Italian places incl. I'm n Italy but this place is amazing! Seafood (appetizer, pasta etc) is great, nice wine cart and great service. Definitely recommended
  • Nick
    NickApril 15, 2015
    Gnocco fritto is an amazing fried dough app - new for me. I had frutti di mare pasta and it was perfect in flavor, portion size & sauce. Calimari tentacles were the best I'd ever had, even in Europe.
  • Chris K.heart icon on user image
    Chris KonecnyFebruary 5, 2015
    This is a lively trendy place for sure. But what I really care about is the food is legit. Pasta Fagioli is probably best I've had, the rosemary is deeply a part of the rich broth, delicious.
  • Evieheart icon on user image
    EvieNovember 10, 2013
    Can't go wrong with the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese. And the chocolate mousse cake is to die for. Usually a wait for a table so go to Von next door and grab a drink, which you can bring over to Bianca.
  • Jessica A.heart icon on user image
    Jessica ANovember 7, 2014
    Great staple for classic Italian food. What makes it even better is that it's super affordable. Only catch: long wait. Worth it, grab drinks at the bar next stairs called Von Bar. They are all friends
  • honeywhatscooking.comheart icon on user image
    honeywhatscooking.comMarch 31, 2015
    Lovely ambience. Authentic Italian. Affordable. Can't go wrong!! Try the Ravioli with Ricotta with butter & sage. And Gnocco Fritto w/cheese. Oh my!
  • Emily S.
    Emily SchildtFebruary 20, 2015
    hands down my favorite Italian restaurant in the hood. bring cash. eat spaghetti. drink house red. leave satisfied, happy, and with extra $ to spend on a night cap next door.
  • Rosie O.
    Rosie OlsonOctober 15, 2012
    Loved this restaurant! Our group ordered the Caprese Salad, Seafood Pasta and the pasta with Sausage all of it was excellent. We will definitely go back again! Oh and did i say the prices are great!
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GrantJune 2, 2013
    Cash only. Make reservations if eating after 8. If you're indecisive, just get the lasagna. You can't go wrong. It's probably the best lasagna I've ever had in my life.
  • Ricky
    RickyOctober 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I have a Foodgasm every time I come here (pun intended). Fabulous food, cheap prices (gasp, yes cheap! So cheap!) and a great environment. Must have the ravioli and artichoke salad!
  • Omid S.
    Omid ScheybaniAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    FANTASTIC Italian restaurant with affordable prices. Try the Gnocci fritto as a starter and the Fillet-mignon as the main. We were two and shared both - more than enough. The Tiramisu is also great!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MasOctober 24, 2012
    Great atmosphere, incredible food, very affordable. If there is a wait, you can go to the bar next door and they will come and get you. ABSOLUTELY recommend this place.
  • Evan J.heart icon on user image
    Evan JohnsonOctober 17, 2013
    Surprisingly affordable for the neighborhood and solid dishes with generous portions. Order a bottle of wine for the table and you won't be disappointed!
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkJune 28, 2011
    Great, authentic, belly-warming Italian food. First come, first served. The best part: if there's nowhere to sit inside, you can grab a seat @ Von next door and they'll bring you food there.
  • Chris B.heart icon on user image
    Chris BrunoJune 26, 2015
    George the owner (pictured) is great. Some of the best pasta I've had in a long time.
  • Adriana P.heart icon on user image
    Adriana PerezJune 17, 2014
    Honestly. I've been to a lot of pretentious Italian restaurants. I've never been to Italy but this is what I expect when I do make it. The food the staff the food the food. I will be a local.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 12, 2010
    The tiramisu here is Amy's favorite in the city! It’s creamy, soaked in espresso, and lined with smashed up chocolate chips. It’s usually large enough to satisfy two, but it'd be wise to get your own.
  • Joe S.heart icon on user image
    Joe SicariDecember 30, 2014
    Food excellent service excellent. Noise level unbearable. Enjoy a drink next door (which you can bring with you) while you wait.
  • Gianni
    GianniApril 28, 2013
    Get a bunch of stuff to share everything is homemade, fresh, and so good. Affordable, comfortable- but cash only. Go to Von for drinks while you wait.
  • Laura D.
    Laura De ValenciaOctober 27, 2012
    I took my friend here to show her why is it that olive garden sucks. We got the fruti de mari pasta, gorgonzola gnocchi, ravioli, and lasagna. Amazing yet inexpensive. Tiramisu was world class.
  • Nicolette R.heart icon on user image
    Nicolette RomeroSeptember 27, 2014
    Bianca feels like you're sitting in a farmhouse kitchen! It's a super affordable spot for dinner. Try the gnocco fritto or the pasta specials. Skip the fried artichokes. They were pretty disgusting.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 13, 2013
    A charming atmosphere and surprisingly affordable Italian fare makes Bianca an excellent date night spot.
  • Jack O.
    Jack OsborneSeptember 27, 2014
    Talk to George about Roberto Baggio and the Italian football politics that stopped him from reaching the top.
  • Lili Z.heart icon on user image
    Lili ZhangMarch 28, 2014
    Lasagna is delicious, must have. Musscle, we finished sauce. Italian cheese cake is a plus. A place you have to check out.
  • Compass
    CompassMay 19, 2014
    The intimate Italian restaurant offers authentic lasagna, tender meats, and zero pretension with an all-Italian wine list.
  • Philip L.
    Philip LiouFebruary 20, 2013
    great little italian place that's great value and has a bar next door that you can wait at. they'll come and get you when ur table is ready.
  • Winnieheart icon on user image
    WinnieSeptember 5, 2015
    Always busy. Even on weekdays. Their lasagna is amazing. Perfect portions as well
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 28, 2011
    This cash-only establishment makes quality homestyle Italian food. Go for the tagliolini ai frutti di mare, and if there's a wait to get in, have a drink at Von Bar next door.
  • Marissa M.
    Marissa MiracoloJanuary 21, 2014
    God damn. This place ja delicious and cheap. Usually a 2 hour wait. But for authentic Italian in manhattan - worth it.
  • Gabrielle T.
    Gabrielle TabakDecember 22, 2012
    Gorganzola gnochi and apple tarte are so good! Unbeatable prices, always packed so come before 7 for a table. Cash only
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come really early or really late. Gnocco fritto with salumi to start, then share the spaghetti bolognese and the strachetti. Don't skip dessert. Cash only.
  • cristina c.heart icon on user image
    cristina carreteroJuly 20, 2015
    Gnocchi fritto was delicious and I had the frutto di mare which was really good!
  • Liana L.
    Liana LauDecember 4, 2011
    Come either super early or super late - no reservations. It's only open for dinner and it is amazing - super fresh, super delicious, and very filling.
  • Ellie R.
    Ellie RountreeJuly 14, 2012
    Amazing, inexpensive Italian. Go for the sliced steak or pasta with bolognese. House red wine is for winners ;) cash only!!
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 23, 2013
    Head to Bianca for ragu, thick lasagna, and an all-Italian wine list. But don’t expect to make a reservation or pay with a credit card - it’s first come first serve at this cash-only date spot.
  • Tim J.heart icon on user image
    Tim JulienNovember 12, 2014
    Start with the Gnocco Fritto with cheese (a house speciality) and the spinach salad, end with the lasagna.
  • Kathryn P.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn PhillipsFebruary 8, 2015
    Everything is delicious here! And such a cute spot. Great for dates or casual nights.
  • Bonnie F.
    Bonnie FahyMarch 10, 2015
    Gnoccho fritto = awesome cheesy bread. Hated the lasagna the meat tasted gamey. Got the gnocchi instead and it was to die for :)
  • Mandy F.
    Mandy FatemiJuly 22, 2012
    True Italian food. Cute environment and great salmon! Friends got the gnocchi and the lasagna, which were also delicious!
  • Wendy R.heart icon on user image
    Wendy RokoseSeptember 20, 2015
    Amazingly simple, rustic dishes at great prices. The Gnocco Frito is to die for!
  • Bollare
    BollareSeptember 30, 2011
    Don’t be deceived by its small size; come for homemade pasta and pizza at very un-New York low prices. It’s cash-only and they don’t take reservations so get there early or be prepared to wait. —Meg
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyMarch 8, 2013
    Like some of the great Italian restaurants in the city - Supper, Frankie's - but much cheaper (equally delicious though).
  • Siena C.
    Siena ChiangDecember 4, 2012
    Cash only but it's so cheap you won't mind. Get a huge bowl of fresh, garlicky mussels for $8.50. Salmon is great.
  • Ash F.
    Ash FontanaJuly 12, 2011
    Lasagna is world-class, try the gnocco for a different way to sample cured meats and just order lots! Great value and authentic food.
  • Marco J.heart icon on user image
    Marco JacobsFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious and romantic spot in the heart of NOHO. The Gnocchi Fritti are a must!
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    Honestly, we're hitting up Bianca for their traditional lasagna, which is essentially layers of pasta that need to be in our lives. Read more
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy ShatanMarch 1, 2014
    You'll wait but it'll be worth it. Gorgonzola gnocchi - heaven!
  • Jenny K.heart icon on user image
    Jenny KimJanuary 12, 2015
    Solid pastas, friendly prices, lovely atmosphere
  • Eleonora Z.heart icon on user image
    Eleonora ZorziApril 9, 2015
    Solid Italian food. Cash only and no reservations, but you can wait at the bar next door.
Photos216 Photos