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1 Nocello
1 Nocello

1 Nocello Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nocello.net
  • Phone: (212) 713-0224
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th Avenue and Broadway
  • Public Transit: N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from 1 Nocello
One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food in a romantic atmosphere.
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Diner Reviews
  • "As always, the food was prepared exceptionally well, service and ambience excellent - as usual. This time was extra special. We were hosting relatives from Hawaii visiting with their 6 year old son who had been touring NY all day. Because of the attentiveness and courtesy of all the Nocello staff, they forgot about the tiring part of their day(but not the great sights). They were relaxed, at ease, and enjoying the ambience and food. They called it an "oasis"."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "So happy that I found this little gem while researching a nice Italian restaurant to have dinner at after our show. The waiter was very nice and the food was excellent! It was a wonderful place to finish off a great day!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "As usual the food was excellent and the service was outstanding . I find the food is very consistent and I never had a bad experience dining here. The pasta dishes, fish, meat and salads are wonderful. I have recommended the restaurant to friends and clients and they are all equally impressed."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I have been here many times. The food and service is consitently good. Never disappoints!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Angel, the bus person, made our visit memorable. He was funny, friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is a wonderful, upscale, yet old world Italian dining experience that is not fussy or "trendy." Elegant, the tables are well-appointed and the quiet atmosphere calls for a lingering evening over a superb bottle of vintage Chianti. I was treated to the lobster with fettucine on a vodka sauce. The best I have ever had. And they know how to prepare a Negroni. Just go in and ask for one. Just go and enjoy. You are within easy walking distance of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Theater District."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was great and it was quiet enough for us to talk."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Being a regular visitor of Italy my standards and expectations are high, here they have been very well from a food perspective, service was ok yet a bit too much routine maybe. Ambience was nice. We will be back"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We found 1 Nocello years ago through a friend in NJ (also restaurant owner!) and it was highly recommended. High quality food - great menu and savory preparation. It doesn't hurt that their prices are also extremely reasonable for NYC. Wonderful for pre-theater - easy to dine there and then walk to a show. We've also gone there for birthdays. Love it!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We found the food quality variable. We had two fantastic dishes, the arugula salad with perosciutto and burratta and the branzino, which was cooked absolutely perfectly and delicately seasoned. However, the gazpacho was so-so, as was the lobster and shrimp pasta special. The lobster was over-cooked and tough, although the sauce was very nice. The waiters were polite but rather abrupt, kind of plunking the dishes down in front of us and then leaving."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We attended a show on 52nd St and concentrated our search in that area. Zagat's review was favorable. So we took a chance and were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and outstanding quality of the food. This is definitely a keeper!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Very nice meal, although the waiter did his job, seemed a little annoyed. The food was delicious though."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We have been going to this restaurant for the past 4 to 5 years since it is around the corner from one of the Roundabout theaters in Manhattan. Great food, with a varied menu all of the time. More than adequate wine list and nice friendly service. Quiet restaurant so you can enjoy the great food and still have a conversation without yelling or hearing other conversations. A real plus for a small and intimate Manhattan restaurant."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Food was good but waiters were very unfriendly and didn't explain dishes well Needs to work on service and making customer feel good"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We were looking for a quick, casual dinner. Everything was adequate...nothing to rave about."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My food was served 10 minutes before my guest's--very annoying! Food was superb, as was my bellini, when we finally both got to eat. Also we were seated in a cold draft at first and when moved to another table there was also a cold draft"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Good choice for ore-theater. Well prepared & did not feel rushed; food a little salty."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Nocellol was recommended to us by friends who had recently dined there. They are originally from iNY so we trusted their judgement. The food was tasteless,the service was lacking but the tab was high! Sorry we wasted good money on bad food. I would never suggest this restaurant to anyone"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had reservations but did not need them. There was two of us and was ushered to a table we didnt like . The one table we requested was reserved. I would not go to nocello again. Many other good restaurants in nyc"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This restaurant had such good reviews. But I would NOT go back. First, the ambiance (we sat in the front room) was Blah. Second, they put my friend and me at a round table for four in a corner that is essentially a thoroughfare for wait staff and people going to the rest room (ie, the table no one wants). Unless we sat in the thoroughfare, we had to sit next to each other like we were filming a TV show. When I asked to be moved, they were rude; the service got only SLIGHTLY better from there. Oh and it's not like they SQUEEZED us in. We had reservations! Finally, the food. We both enjoyed our entrees. Not wow, but good. And we were both disappointed with our salads. All in all, a bust."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have come here before a pre-theater lunch. Our recollection was great food, good service and a reasonable price (for the Theater District). Results this time: good, but not great, food. But, the bread was stale. And the accompanying dressings for the bread included spoiled oil (yet no vinegar) and a funky olive/olive oil/paste that was inedible. Table service (despite the fact that the place was half empty...my advice, never sit in the front window behind the column that separates the dining room from the front room), was slow and sloppy. I asked for butter three times and it did not not show until late in the third act. May give this a try in the future but, there are too many other choices in the immediate neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Overall food was good. Especially enjoyed was ossobuco and deserts. Nice reasonably priced wine list. Lots of choices for both appetizers and entrees."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was very good; staff friendly and attentive; decor understated and relaxing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "food was excellent,specials plentiful and service exemplary"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I was able to get a reservation for dinner in a short time frame before a show on broadway. We were seated immediately, and provided excellent service from all the staff from the time we sat down until the time we left. Very genuine Italian feel, and the food was excellent right down to the Creme Brulee!! Very cozy and intimate place for a nice dinner for two, however if you have a large group you might be cramped."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Nocello was recommended by a friend and it turned out he was right. Really good food and wine list. Draft beer was very cold. Server could have been a little more engaged but was otherwise adequate. Seating was small but felt more intimate than cramped. Would go there again. BTW, cocktails, wine, dinner and after dinner drink was under 250.00 for four people. Not bad especially for NYC"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was good, but for such a large restaurant it has only one small men's room and one small ladies room"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I enjoyed a delicious two-course lunch--roasted vegetable salad followed by chicken breast with sundried tomatoes and artichoke hearts in a white wine sauce served with a hearty bread--at a very reasonable price. I got there right when they opened so they were still getting organized for the lunch crowd but once things settled down, the service was warm and attentive to a solo diner. The Roundabout Theatre recommended 1 Nocello and I was not disappointed."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Good restaurant that is clodse to Carnegie hall and Roundabout on west 54 St.Service good at getting you out on time for theater"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Friendly greeting and service, creative specials, flavorful regular menu. A favorite!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A lovely meal before seeing a show at Studio 54. Service was very attentive without being overbearing. Softly lit but not too dark; natural light from the skylights. Not noisy and although every table was full, it seemed calm. Food was very good; we intend to return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Really lovely place with excellent food. Went for a pre-theater matinee lunch. Excellent crusty bread, great olive oil, sizable tasty salads, and perfect pasta, al dente with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella. Go!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been dining near Nocello for years but finally stopped in. We had excellent food, in a pleasant space that allowed us to catch up with our friends before going to the theater. Reasonably priced. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Close to most broadway theaters or Radio City Music Hall."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "First time at 1 Nocello....would definitely return...good menu variety, attentive service, very good food, and not too noisy...a winner in my book!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The menu looked promising. Salads were pre-prepared, soggy and i found some brown lettuce so not a good start to the meal.. But pastas were good. Dessert too. Good value for the money..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As always, Nocello is a wonderful place to dine before going to a Broadway show or to Lincoln Center - great food, reasonable prices, friendly service. We have been going to Nocello since literally the week it first opened, have celebrated many special occasions there, have enjoyed many a pre-theatre dinner there, and have never been disappointed. The veal dishes are especially satisfying, with tender cutlets and fine sauces."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Truly amazing place to have made us happy even though we arrived in the middle of a torrential downpour and were drenched to the bone. Mussels with a lovely sauce and my husband's minestrone were delicious starters followed by rigatone with sausages and linguine with clams,both of which were totally satisfying. Because we had theater tickets we had no time for dessert but did have a quick and very good expresso. We'll be back very soon."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We expect to have a 4th, a 5th and many more. It is a wonderful place for pre theater dining. They fit a lot of people, but in small areas so you never feel like you are in a huge place. The wait staff couldn't be nicer. The food was lovely as it has been every time. If you have never been, you should go. My husband is a photographer and we also enjoyed the many lovely pieces hanging on the walls. Someone cared enough about details to make a beautiful gallery for their patrons to enjoy."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Went to 1 bocello after a play. Staff was very nice, recommended a terrific wine and helped with entrees. We'll certainly visit this restaurant again the next time we fly into NY."
    Dined on 6/11/2014