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what a little gem! we went last night. first of the place is adorable, i like the small size, the decor is homey and warm.

our food was excellent. we shared appetizers...the fried baby artichokes and fried parsley--the parsley was a real treat, a different kind of sensation in your mouth. we also had an aged beef special served with a little chopped salad. very, very good. we also went for the gnocco fritto with cheese--what a treat. again, it was something out of the ordinary, for me at least.

our entrees were all great as well, the lasagna was delicious--bechamel sauce! mmm. the gnocchi with gorgonzola was excellent too. as was the tagliolini with seafood...the seafood was perfectly cooked, the sauce delicious.

the meal ended wonderfully with a HEAVENLY tiramisu.
we were really really impressed. the service was nice and low key... the cost---fantastic!!! for a bottle of wine, 3 appetizers, 3 entrees, dessert, 3 espressos...we paid about $45 each. amazing! i will definitely be back!

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  1. It's one of the best casual Italians in NYC. Lasagne is #1 in NYC, IMHO.

    1. I like Bianca and eat there fairly often but the fried artichokes are always bad. Over-fried to the point of being burnt. The frito misto on the other hand...

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      1. re: KTinNYC

        yes, we had a little problem with the artichokes....they were kinda choking us a bit...haha? is that the sensation we were feeling? the parsley was a bigger hit... don't know if it would be the first thing i would order again, but i will definitely be back! for that tiramisu alone....mmmmm!!!!!!!!

        1. re: ceeceee

          there's too little of the actual artichoke heart on there, leaving you to chew on the cud that is the leaf. the fried parsley is interesting. i agree ceecee, i don't think i'd order that dish again, but kudos to them for an interesting dish. i thought their pastas were fantastic, specifically the gnocchi. It was so mouth watering. I like the decor of the place and the staff was friendly and experienced. Didn't rush you and also didn't ignore you. I highly recommend the place. A great deal.

      2. I love Bianca, they have the best gnocchi with gorgonzola I have ever tasted.

        1. Maybe i was there on a bad night? The gnocco frito appetizer with the cold cuts was really delicious, but the gnocchi was gummy, while the quality of the seafood in the seafood tagliatelle was variable from mussel to mussel. Also, the sauce on the pasta bolognese was a little undersalted and bland.. maybe it was just my tastebuds.
          The tiramisu was good though...

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          1. re: xigua

            Never had a problem with the gnocchi being gummy. It does not melt in your mouth like some others (Da Andrea comes to mind) but I personally love the sharp gorgonzola. I agree with you that the seafood can be inconsistent but the pastas have always been consistent with me. Maybe I am only there on a good night

            1. re: bobby06877

              i think i should give it another try =) I did like the atmosphere and its close to where i work, plus v. affordable

          2. I was there on Tuesday night and loved it too. We shared the prosciutto and pecorino cheese over grilled radiccio and loved it. For entreeswe had lasagna which was excellent and filet mignon with potatoes which was ok, not my choice. Portions were huge and tiramisu was fantastic. I loved the food, just a little too cramped and noisy but I will bear with that given the inexpensive prices. It is a shorter version of Teodora's menu, at less expensive prices.