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Midtown, Rose Hill, Kips Bay, Midtown Manhattan
Italian Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Kathy Keck


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Wonderful ...just as advertised

I have been GF for 40+ years and this was a GREAT dining experience. The GF bread served with olive oil and garlic was wonderful. The GF pasta was good and then the best was the GF Red Velvet Cake. The server and chef were wonderful!! Great experience, am looking forward to bring my daughter there soon!!!

Jennifer ONeill


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Fantastic Food & Service

Just had dinner there last night, and felt welcomed the moment I arrived. I did not have a reservation, and had someone meeting me who had not arrived yet. I expected to have to wait for my guest in order to be seated. What a shock when they sat me immediately! The host or manager at the door was extremely friendly, and warm. Our server was fantastic, it is so rare to find a server so intent on doing a great job. He treated us like guests in his home, and treated the restaurant as if he were the owner...simply fantastic. The food was amazing, and the gluten free options made me feel like a normal person again! I actually got to have bread with my!!!! I will be back again, and again.



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Awesome, Awesome...awesome!

I adore this place. As a gluten intolerant gal who LOVES italian food, this place is heaven sent. Not only is the food always supremely fresh and delicious, the staff makes you feel as if you've just come home after being away for a very long time..every time. It's one of the few places I can go with absolutely anyone, and never feel like my dietary restrictions get in the way.

Recently I brought my visiting parents here for a nice dinner before they left town. They were so incredibly impressed. Anthony (the owner) came to our table and treated them like kings and queens. They really enjoyed the food, down to the last bite! (As did I!)

Do not pass up this place if you are interested in having a wonderful meal, with a caring staff, in a romantic/relaxed/cozy environment. I always feel a million miles away from the city once I've stepped through the front doors! Thank you Bistango!



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Good Food, Great Laughs, Awesome Service

They had an excellent selection of wines and the food was to die for! The staff was so friendly and attentive, but I mean I'm a regular there anyways so they really do go out of their way!



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Our Favorite Classy, Cozy, Caring Cuisine...

We live nearby so we often gather friends here or love to introduce Gluten-Free folks to Bistango. From the moment we walk in, owner Anthony or one of his gorgeous daughters welcomes you like family, and Bistango feels like home. Dipping our fresh bread into the olive oil heaped with garlic, we can always find something new on the menu to try or a delicious fave like lemon scallops fettuccini or jumbo prawns in fiery tomato sauce. The house wines by the glass are so good that we rarely order a bottle from the extensive wine list. Sometimes Anthony will also surprise us with a little taste of Sambuca to go with desert. But really, it's the warm personal service from all the staff that keeps us coming back time and time again.



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Great Service, Great Staff and Great Food!

We stumbled upon this place on a cold and snowy night about a year ago when we did not want to venture too far from our apartment for dinner. Ever since we have been going a couple of times a month.
Tony, the Manager/co-owner always greets you with a warm friendly welcome and if you bring first time guests he always makes them feel welcome. Recently they remodeled and have created an even warmer more cozy setting for a delicious dinner at reasonable prices. The service is impecable and most of the staff have been there for a long time and they always remember you by name. That says a lot about an establishment, I belive Tony keeps his staff very happy. As a regular customer, I love going to Bistango. I am treated like family, the warm and friendly staff always accomodates me and my guests and more times than not, something special, like an after dinner cordial is on the house courtesy of Tony the manager. I highly recomend this place, it truly is a special place.



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Tremendous Flavors - Great Tomato Sauce

My wife (a celiac) and I went there last Friday and had a wonderful meal. You can always tell how good a place will be by the sauce. Wait staff and bus staff were really well trained. Started with GF and regular little bruscettas that were bursting with flavor. Started with calamari braised in tomato sauce and it was like butter. Tender and flavorful. Grilled baby artichokes with roasted garlic was heavenly. Tomato and Mozzarella was fresh. Table bread was artisinal rustic country italian with hard crust and tender middle. Soaked everything up. Pasta Fagioli soup was really simple and delicious. Some places go too far with ingredients and spoil it. Finished with House Pasta dish made with GF pasta. Chicken, sun dried tomatoes, broccoli. It was great, too. Very deep flavors. I am looking forward to going back and trying some of the other dishes, too. Nice wine list but only a few in the under $40 range. Not unusual for the city but didn't match the food prices which are very reasonable. Lastly - for the GF folks, the staff was very accomodating and concerned.



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Cozy Italian restaurant with great food

Great casual Italian restaurant. Very cozy and manager makes you feel at home. Food was delicious - could eat here every week.



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We love Bistango!!

Stayed in Murray Hill for a week and ended up at Bistango three times. Walking about we perused the menus at each restaurant. Bistango's menu was appealing and reasonable so we gave it a short. Lunch was delish and we felt we had a first class meal at a great price. A couple of nights later we couldn't decide what we were in the mood for and decided to go for a sure thing and went back. Again, we were extremely pleased. The owner was there and made a point to stop by and struck up a conversation...not a mandatory appearance, but a geniune interest in what brought us to his restaurant and desire to ensure we were pleased with our meal. Our plans changed the last night in town and we ended up taking a local to Bistango with us. She'd never been there and was thrilled with the find. The owner recognized us the minute we walked in the door. Food fantastic. Service attentive. The calamari is perfection! This place would be a gold mine in our hometown. Do not hesitate to dine at Bistango!!



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Absolutely Perfect Evening

Went to NYC for the weekend and looked up GF menus online - found Bistango and I am so glad we did. Went there for supper and loved it. The GF pasta is GREAT and it's so nice to be able to order and feel comfortable that you are getting GF food and not have to go through the ""speech"". :) The ambience was so romantic and my husband really enjoyed his non-GF entree as well. The prices were very very reasonable for the location, ambience, taste, and service! I only wish they were located in my hometown! :) Our only negative comment is that my husband would have liked to been able to order a beer on tap, but there weren't any, and I would have loved to order a glass of Riesling wine instead of only by the bottle.

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