1 Nocello
1 Nocello

1 Nocello

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nocello.net/
  • Phone: 2127130224
  • 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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1 Nocello reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)fit for foodies (32)romantic (28)special occasion (22)great for lunch (15)notable wine list (15)good for groups (10)late-night find (5)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best food outside of Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My husband and I are big fans of Italian food and we both agreed that our pasta dishes at Nocello were the best we've had outside of Italy! Our calamari and caprese salad appetizers were also excellent. The service was courteous and prompt. Our 5:00 reservation allowed plenty of time for an enjoyable 3 course meal followed by a nice stroll to our Broadway show at 7:00 without being rushed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely returning
    QwertyVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    1 Nocello is a real find. The food is excellent, and the service charming and responsive.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • grat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The owners are great. The wait staff is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good foood, good location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Four cousins went into the city and MOMA, we pick a restaurant too far away, and came up with this gem. The good, service and price were good for a Manhattan restaurant. Wondering if same owners as Northport restaurant of same name.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Went there based on location and reviews. Food was just average. All we tasted was salt as the seasoning with no depth of flavor. Would not go back again.
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  • Excellent
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Definitely will be back here. Food was excellent, service was fantastic, and reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous food and service
    Pamela
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Not only was the food excellent, but the service was top notch. The wait staff were quick and friendly and met all of our needs. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian!
    GlutenFree
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Excellent menu and wine list. Prices were very good. I am gluten free and they were very helpful with my order. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Always Wonderful
    ladyasVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Been here numerous times. Never disappointed.. love this restaurant
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nothing to write home about
    Canuckcouple
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I booked this restaurant as we needed to find a pre-theatre dinner in the immediate area. As our first choice was booked up, we went with Nocello. The service was generally friendly and attentive, and the food was decent if unspectacular. We were seated at a wobbly table in a back room, right in the middle of a high traffic area (fire code be damned). There was a musty, mothball smell that permeated the room. A generally older crowd, which perhaps explained the old school "don't mess with the classics" menu. So all in all it was passable fare, with quick service that got us out the door in time for the show. But I wouldn't hurry back anytime soon.
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  • Great Italian restaurant
    Joan5472
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Found this place online as being near the theater we were going to that night. Selected it as it had great reviews and wasn't on the highest end price wise. Our 2 waiters were great, the food was delicious as was the wine that they recommended. Service was efficient as they got it to us so we had no problem getting to the theater on time. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    CapePrincessVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The dining room was hot, the noise level uncomfortably high, with at least two big tables making a lot of noise. I asked for a glass of Gavi; the waiter carried it, holding the bowl of the glass in his hand so I got his fingerprints for free. The wine was warm. Not a great start. The service was rushed and unprofessional, the food was adequate and the ambiance was awful. Don't go. There are many better places in New York.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    1 Nocello is always good. However, I should realize not to order the Panzanella salad. It comes in a huge bowl with all tomatoes cut up and some pieces of bread and cubes of mozzarella cheese. It is so small for $9.75 you are better ordering something else.
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  • molly
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    As usual, Nocello did not disappoint. Delicious food, fine service and great atmosphere!
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Great as always
    TJOConnor
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have dined here for my third time on Friday night. I always want to try something different on their menu but I went with the Vitlello Fascati again. Always delightful dinner. My wife had the swordfish with red sauce, it was awesome and a friend had the chicken Fancese which was very good. Owners are very friendly. Tiramisu was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Delicioso!!!!!!!
    BestinNY
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food and ambiance is of no comparison to any other restaurant in New York!!!! Tasteful, quiet, relaxing....THIS IS Nocello's!!!!!!B
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is a predictably good and pleasant restaurant. As an habitué (I work nearby) I am always greeted warmly and find the offerings reliably good and inviting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Midtown Manhattan
    MSNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Excellent food and service. Homemade pasta, or fresh fish...the menu is varied and does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant is very lovely and the service quite attentive. The food was good but not out-of-the-ordinary. A pleasant place for before-theatre dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    SSSsays
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This will be the third time I have been to 1 Nocello. The Italian food is always delicious, service excellent and great wine. It is not too noisy and great atmosphere. We were six sitting at a round table and it was perfect for talking.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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".
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 Nocello Review
    gotothisrestaurant
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MAC1VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have been here many times. The food and service is consitently good. Never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Angel, the bus person, made our visit memorable. He was funny, friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Truly Wonderful Dining Experience
    Thomas
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-theatre
    dineout
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was great and it was quiet enough for us to talk.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Good experience
    Ronny2dining
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Pre theater dinner
    FranFromNJ
    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!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variable quality,fantastic or so-so
    creative4me
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
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  • Nocello surprise
    twofortheroad
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very nice meal, although the waiter did his job, seemed a little annoyed. The food was delicious though.
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  • You can hear your conversation
    Marty
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was good but waiters were very unfriendly and didn't explain dishes well Needs to work on service and making customer feel good
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  • It was adequate
    MaryAnnVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were looking for a quick, casual dinner. Everything was adequate...nothing to rave about.
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  • Jussi
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Diner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Good choice for ore-theater. Well prepared & did not feel rushed; food a little salty.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatly Disappointed
    Katie
    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
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  • carmela. marro
    myllor234
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY DISAPPOINTED
    DiningDee
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
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