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Bolzano's Bar Cucina

1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 40.757389 -73.986003
at 45th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-302-2250 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

bolzanosrestaurant.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 11am-1am; Sun, 11am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.

Prices

$16-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Daily
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

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This venue is closed.

A long white banquette bisects Bolzano's massive space, which looks more like an arena than a dining room. In its soft orange glow, you prepare for the worst, as Times Square restaurants so rarely dispense anything else. Saucy spaghetti, however, is pleasurable, arriving on a football-sized platter with two baseball-sized meatballs. Unfortunately, anything even slightly more ambitious than spaghetti and meatballs seems beyond the skill of the kitchen. Shrimp scampi, attractively presented with each big curl of crustacean perched on top of an individual mound of mashed potatoes, suffers badly from mushy, flavorless seafood. The same lack of quality product afflicts Bolzano's attempts to capitalize on the crudo craze: Yellowtail, usually clean-tasting and buttery, tastes fishy here and comes crowned with a fruitless combination of mint and fennel. Even the fryer fails to yield anything wholly delicious. Fried calamari sports a crispy, salty coating, yet the squid inside resembles rubber in its extraordinary chewiness. A too-intense (almost soapy) lemon-and-thyme gravy mars juicy Tuscan roasted chicken. Its accompanying sweet sausage breading pudding is, despite the promise suggested in the name, ordinary and overly salty. After dinner like this, you'll need a Dirty Blue Bird, a grey goose vodka martini with a blue cheese-stuffed olive. 

Recommended Dishes

Spaghetti and meatballs, $17

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