You’ve watched The Godfather, you’ve done your research. It’s time to come to New York and look for authentic Italian food.
So we went to Trattoria Bianca.
For Starters, I had the Caprese, in pursuit of a better Caprese than the one I had at Pizzeria Verrita
Salad Caprese: Vine tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, Basil, Aged balsamico
To give an honest review of Italian restaurants, one either has the Carbonara or the bolognese. The Carbonara had cream (Cheating). So I went for the Bolognese.
Pappardelle Bolognese- Grana Padano
I thought the restaurant was very disappointing. A strong fish smell hit us upon entering. The Caprese was not impressive, couldn’t taste the balsamico. The bolognese was absolutely bland. Was not able to get through half of it. The waitstaff seemed impatient and as such the food was not up to any standard.
The only thing that impressed Sean on the menu was the chicken Parmesan.
Chicken Breast Parmigiana: Side of spaghetti marinara
No dessert for him this time. Our hearts couldn’t take any more disappointment.
Underwhelmed with both the food and restaurant. Food seemed rushed, not cooked as well as it should have been. It was very plain. Nothing stood out. Staff seemed busy. Overall not a place I would come again.
Unless you are friendly with the Italian-speaking staff, Trattoria Bianca is not a place you want to visit if you are looking for an authentic Italian experience. Granted, it is hotel-restaurant food. However, the atmosphere almost feels diner-like and unwelcoming. Recommended if you are in a stale phase of your relationship and looking for something else to complain about apart from each other.
Overall Trattoria Bianca FAS rating: 4.3
Accompanied by : Sean Welker, mob-movie aficionado
Topics discussed: Planning NY itinerary
Trattoria Bianca Menu