Tre Colori – Italian restaurant in NYC

I quickly needed to find a place to eat that was close to the musical ‘Mowtown’, in New York City and came across Trattoria Tre Colori on 254th W 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Ave). Tre Colori represents the three colours of the Italian flag.

My google search came up trumps with good reviews for this place, so I tried to make a reservation. They either take the phone off the hook or were too busy to answer but me being me, I didn’t give up. I was determined to try this place. Being Italian, I love Italian food. I waltzed in confidently right on noon, asked in Italian for a table for four, and was in my element as we were seated immediately. Our elderly waiter politely responded to my requests back in Italian, as I wanted to charm him and get good food and service.

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This is a family owned and family run restaurant and they are very experienced with knowing how to deliver good food, fast.

As we were short on time, we skipped the pastas and went straight for a main (or Americans say entree). I ordered a spinach, beet, roasted walnut and goats cheese salad with a prosecco vinaigrette to share, which was heaven. I chose the Vitello Scallopine (veal) sautéed in lemon, butter and white wine topped with roasted red pepper and capers, and the others had the chicken served with a medley of vegetables and the veal parmesan crusted sautéed with artichoke and vermouth. We could not fault these dishes; they were sublime. The menu was very extensive so if you have time, try the calamari or a pasta as well.

We accompanied our meals with a lovely glass of Montelpulciano red and a Pinot Grigio. We could not, not try the tiramisu and cannoli for dessert. These were ok but I do have to say that my tiramisu is way better! Just saying.

This was a pleasant find and not your traditional tourist theatre trap restaurant. Go Go try it, or as the Italians say Vai Vai Buon Appetito.

2 thoughts on “Tre Colori – Italian restaurant in NYC

  1. I’ve been here & totally agree. Staff is great & food is wonderful. First visit was for dinner w/ a small group when in NYC for a Broadway show. Second visit was with a bus trip to Columbia University with a group of educators. Impressive that they can satisfy small groups & large parties alike. Also Impressive that a lovely Italian meal can be had for a reasonable price in the Big Apple.

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