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Trattoria Dopo Teatro

125 W. 44th St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Sixth Ave.
212-869-2849

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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56% would go back.

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Stay away!!!

By ChicagoBrit on 6/9/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

We were totally scammed on the wine. We ordered a $38 bottle (their wine list is way over priced) and the waiter tried to charge us $88. We had an argument with the manager (who was useless) and eventually they capitulated, only to charge us 18% service. I wouldn't go to this restaurant in a million years...the food is mediocre and the service seriously sucks. Guess that's what you get with a tourist spot.

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43 out of 104 people found this review helpful.

Wedding Anniversary

By MMH on 6/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My husband & I celebrated our "first" wedding anniversary over dinner here although, I had once taken him to dine at this restaurant for his birthday before another Broadway Musical. A birthday tradition I created years ago. His experience was horrible the first time while mine was great! To my surprise he wanted to try it again. At first I was hesitant but, I gave in and we both had a "very" pleasant experience the second time around. The margarita's on the rocks where amazing and the food Delicious, fresh & hot which I crave for when dinning out. We where very pleased. I highly recommend the Seafood Rissoto.

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79 out of 157 people found this review helpful.

Oddly Excellent

By senatordl on 5/12/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Had calamari without the marinara and it was incredible. All courses were better than the next. Food was hot when it hit the table. Waiter was indifferent and just did his job. Personality was not his long suit. But we weren't there for his entertainment. Bottom line, for NY, reasonably priced for excellent Italian food. Clearly one of the best I've had in the city in a long time. Several beautiful rooms in which to dine.

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178 out of 342 people found this review helpful.

Too many choices to try this again

By libby on 11/29/2006

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

We had family in town and I was excited about taking them into NYC for dinner and a show. I made our reservation at Dopo at least six weeks out; however, we were seated downstairs in a large room without atmosphere. It was very noisy too. Everyone ordered from the prix fix menu which was a mistake with the exception of my mother-in-law. She ordered from the menu (clams linguine) and said it was very good. The rest of us disliked our meals. They were bland and had that feeling that they were prepared ahead of time and then just heated up. Service was touch and go with our desserts coming out a good ten minutes before my mother-in-law was served hers. With so many choices in NYC, I wouldn't go back.

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225 out of 462 people found this review helpful.

saturday night's all right!

By dioshark on 10/9/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

we had dinner last saturday at Dopo and were more than satisfied with the food and service (the older Albanian waiter!). being half italian (the good half!), we had very good food; the Osso Bucco is one of the best we've had. the pizza Del Teatro was excellent (thin crust, fresh toppings). no complaints what so ever with the service and the place. since i'm not from NY, it's going to be hard to come back soon, but be sure i'll be back on my next visit. grazie mille

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193 out of 415 people found this review helpful.

Just average

By BadLands on 4/18/2005

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

We visited with a party of 6 pre-theater on a Saturday. We had 5pm reservations and were seated within 10 minutes of arriving. Although we made reservations a month in advance, we were seated in a corner with a door which the wiaters used to retrieve wine so we had heavy traffic all night which disrupted dinner a little. The service was pleasant, but average. The waiter did not mention any specials so who knows if there were any. The food itself was just so-so. All the pasta arrived al dente, which I happen to like but typically you will not get it that way unless you order it that way. The entrees were average to small portions. The desserts were absolutely delicious, especially the tiramisu and souffle, but a bit pricy, even for NYC. PS- tables were beat up wood (not rustic, just beat up)- with paper place mats not tablecloths - which was very tacky.

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222 out of 419 people found this review helpful.

A perfect lunch

By JustJack on 2/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I recently had the distinct pleasure of dining at this beautifully decorated restaurant. The food is quite authentic and mostly in the style of northern Italy. The wines were reasonably priced and very good. The house appetizer was wonderful to the point where I wondered if I should have an all appetizer lunch. My friends and I were so impressed that we are putting this restaurant on our must return soon list.

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260 out of 498 people found this review helpful.

What a disappointment!

By ellen1 on 11/10/2004

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Anticipating a great night out to eat and to the show, we took the concierge's advice to go to this restaurant before the show. It appears the place has way more customers than it can serve with anything like acceptable service and food. The place was packed and wait staff were rushing. Ordering from the prix fixe menu did not help them to provide us a good tasting hot meal. The green salad was tiny. So was the appetizer - very tiny. When my lasagne finally came it was cold. One table near us had the same problem. Another had no silverwear to use by the time their meal was served. When my lasagne did return from the microwave it was very mediocre. The sauce on my husband's bowtie pasta was like thinned tomatoe soup with 6 or 8 green peas tossed in. For desert, we were entirely forgotten. Finally, we asked to pay the check so we could get out of there.

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221 out of 473 people found this review helpful.

A Real Italian in the Theater District

By martin_chamois on 10/19/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Manhattan is blessed with many Great Italian Restaurants, and with many great restaurants one would eat at in Italy. Trattoria Dopo Teatro is in the latter category, a comfortable and enjoyable place one would eat at in Vincenza or Como. The menu is authentic, the service is professional and the prices are moderate. Relax and enjoy.

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