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La Prima Donna

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163 W. 47th St., New York, NY 10036 40.758801 -73.983569
between Sixth and Seventh Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-398-3400 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

laprimadonnany.com

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center; N, Q, R at 49th St.

Prices

$10.95-$26.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

If you're looking for privacy in Midtown, try going to a Theater District restaurant at 8:05 p.m. If it's anything like La Prima Donna, it will be blissfully empty—the better for you to take in the dramatic surroundings: Venetian carnival masks, red chandeliers, and large reproductions of colorful Italian artwork. This glossy Tuscan spot, presided over by chef Joseph Drapeylo, a veteran of the Coco Pazzo restaurants, takes its setting seriously: The soundtrack is either Sinatra or show tunes, and the servers even pretend to speak Italian. But the menu, somewhere between red sauce and high concept, tones down the artifice. The food is simple and well crafted. A broiled branzino is expertly cooked, crispy on the outside and moist inside. Top this off a bartender who knows his way around a cocktail, and La Prima Donna is one of those rare Times Square restaurants worth visiting at any time.

Prix-Fixe

La Prima Donna features prix-fixe deals for both lunch and dinner, with a three-course, pre-theater type menu that hits all the standard notes

Live Jazz
Fri.—Sat., 8:30 p.m.—11:30 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Branzino tricolore, $15.95

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