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Trattoria Alba

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233 E 34th St, New York City, NY 10016-9609
+1 212-532-9256
Today
16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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185 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

I really wanted to like this place, just around the corner from where I live and reviewed as basic old fashioned Italian. But no, it was nothing to rave about and a lot to complain about. To start, the bread brought to the table was fair to poor, a bad sign. My husband and I split a salad, not so... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

My wife ordered salmon and it was not fresh. It was replaced with sole, which was also not fresh. We asked to speak to the manager, who was not in the restaurant. We left our phone number, but never received a call back. Approximately 1 hour after eating at Trattoria Alba, my wife experienced severe abdominal pain, followed by explosive... More 

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Pattaya, Thailand
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Looking for a nice restaurant nearby our hotel, we saw this cozy looking Italian restaurant. The day before we've had a fantastic meal in a Mexican restaurant, so some Italian food for a change was welcome. We both ordered a different pasta meal and it was the most flavorless pasta we've ever had, it looked like pasta with gravy and... More 

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Michigan
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

We decided to try this restaurant because we were visiting our son in the area, and we are very glad we did. Most of the customers seemed to be repeat visitors. Every dish from salad to pasta to meat entree was quite tasty and the portions were generous. Wine by the glass was good table wine, reasonably priced. The service... More 

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Connecticut
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The restaurant was recommended by friends who live in the area and they knew what they were talking about. It was charming with prompt and friendly service and outstanding food. We would definitely return.

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Edison, New Jersey
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

In NYC it is really easy to find a restaurant. When downtown, "Little Italy" on Mulberry St has great Italian restaurants. When midtown, this is the place to go. My family, friends and I have been frequenting Trattoria Alba for at least 15 years. For many years our friends, spouse and self (five couples) have had our annual Christmas dinner... More 

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waldorf, md
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Authentic Italian at a price comparable to olive garden! We are so happy we stumbled upon this gem in the city. Homemade noodles and delicious wine. We will definitely go back on our next visit!

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Arizona
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249 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

We came here on a recommendation from a long-time regular diner. Reservation for 5:30 post Broadway play. The food is seriously good. Ample portions and good value on the pricing. front room was filled by 7pm - most patrons seemed to be repeat visitors. Did not see a lot of table turn over during our stay - so a leisurely... More 

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Rome, NY
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We took my wife's girlfriend out for her 70th and she suggested this restaurant. The place is comfortably small, has white tablecloths and pleasant decor which often indicates some heafty prices but the entre prices here were suprisingly reasonable. Those we ordered ran from $28 (the fish special) to $19 for a sauteed veal dish. All the food was great.... More 

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California Desert, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

I moved from NYC years ago, but stay often in a family pied a terre in Murray Hill. There is a good collection of restaurants in the area, but, on each trip, my first night back takes me to Trattoria Alba. Above all, the food is authentic, the menu varied and there are always interesting specials. The staff is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 E 34th St, New York City, NY 10016-9609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-532-9256

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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