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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "food was excellent,specials plentiful and service exemplary"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We had been to Nocello previously and loved it. We were not disappointed on our return. Dinner was wonderful. My husband had a chicken dish and I had their shrimp scampi; they were both delightful. The prices are somewhat high, but the food is worth it. We highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a large group of 11 and found Nocello to be the perfect location. They accommodated the group with ease while providing excellent food. I had and loved the Rigatoni Imperatore and the Osso Bucco but was also jealous when I saw and tasted several other dishes. Everything we had was tasty and well done. Bravo."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Excellent. Our dinner was perfectly prepared. We were not rushed and our servers were friendly and helpful. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Very pleasant ambiance, good food & service. Quiet enough to talk!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Disappointed at the selection and the food was just ok. We had hoped for Northern ITalian but did not care for the combinations. Not the restaurant's fault but we were seated next to an incredibly loud party that ruined the evening. I would think the host could have been more mindful of guest's comfort."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My husband and I both ordered house specialties with walnuts (hence the name of the restaurant), yet both dishes had exactly 2 walnuts each. And, for my dish (pollo nocello), the walnuts were the only items on the plate that had any taste. I used a lot of salt and pepper to try to get *some* flavor, but even then it was very bland. My husband's dish had some taste to it, but he thought the taste very average. The waiter noticed I ate very little of my meal and asked why. I told him that it was tasteless (and awful), and he said he would tell the chef. Neither the chef nor the manager spoke to us about (quite possibly) the worst meal I've had in NYC, and they charged us for it, as well. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We chose the restaurant based on it's location. Next time, we will choose based on the food, service, and ambiance. Thank you!! We really enjoyed our dinner."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This is very traditional (i.e. rich) Italian food, but very tasty and well-prepared. Service is, again, traditional, but very nice. Great choice for bEfore a play."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We return to 1 Nocello whenever we come to the city for a show in the fifties. It's a friendly place with wonderful food and new specials daily. I've never had pea soup with potatoes before, but it works really well."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It was just okay. Would have preferred to go back to Circo instead before going to theatre."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The best yet that we've found for a great diner in the Theater District, although on the northern area of it. The menu was limited but the list of specials more than made up for that and they were fabulous! This is a real gem and a sleeper with great food and wine list, all for a good price point!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This was a great find -- food and service were excellent. Very attentive staff."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Found the restaurant on open table and was pleasantly surprised by how good everything was. I highly recommend the artichoke appetizer. I just wish that they had a gluten free pasta . "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Not sure how they keep prices so reasonable for large portions and good food. And ambiance is old NY in basement of a townhouse. This trip introduced New Yorkers to this find. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Friendly, caring staff; wonderful soups and pastas; very convenient to theaters. We arrived early for our reserxation, and in spite of a packed house, we were given a terrific table."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went to Nocello after Cabaret. The food and service were wonderful! There is a great menu selection of and a fantastic Prix Fix. The dining chairs are so comfortable that you could sit all night. The server did not rush us and made our visit to this restaurant a night to remember."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Novello was a real treat, a real gem! It was our first visit and we will be going back."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The food at Nocello is wonderful, fresh and very tasty. The wine list is good. The service is excellent and the ambience is warm, romantic and relaxed. We highly recommend it for a delicious meal and a pleasant evening."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "food - grilled calamari (slightly over-grilled) and the papardelle with lamb ragout were quite good. good modest wine list. tables were somewhat close so be careful where they seat you. they had a little temperature control problem and if the AC wasn't on, it got warm and stuffy very quickly."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend and the food, service and atmosphere was exceptional. Every part of the meal from appetizer to desert was incredibile. I am so glad we chose Nocello for dinner and I would highly recommend to anyone coming to NYC to try this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/17/2014