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325 North Main Street
Port Chester, NY 10573
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$30 and under
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Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Weekend Brunch starting in May from 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Italian, Comfort Food
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining for 6-14 outdoor patio can be made private for groups of 15-30 and buyouts available for groups of 30-70 (date dependant)
Private Party Contact:
Marc Tessitore (914) 939-0119
Port Chester Train Station Metro North just a few blocks away.
Ample street parking during the week and valet service on the weekend.
A word from Nessa
Awarded Westchester Magazine's "Top 10 Restaurants" its first year. Nessa continues to please returning loyal guests as well as new-comers. Greenwhich magazine called nessa 'a gem' for its outstanding enoteca meets trattoria cuisine and atmosphere.
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I found the food to be very tasty,
but left us wanting more. The dishes were rather skimpy, they didn't even put any bread on the table until we asked and even that was just a few pieces. I actually gave my entree to one of the guys because he was still hungry. The desserts didn't accommodate any non dairy needs and they weren't flexible at all. On top of that, the bill came to over $200 for 4 people and we weren't even full."
Dined on 7/18/2014
Had a very good dining experience
at Nessa. I drive by this place all the time and noted it looks small from the facade, yet a friend wanted to try it, so we went. It is surprisingly spacious, and service was friendly. We shared a crispy calamari appetizer that had a spicy kick to it. I enjoyed the braised beef short ribs over sautéed escarole that just melted in my mouth. A friend had the pork chop that was not as tender, yet was flavorful. Another enjoyed the monkfish. At the end, we were treated to a tray of zeppole with dipping sauces as the Zeppoleme store next door had closed and we mentioned we planned to go there for dessert - a nice touch! Only downside-noise level that got a bit loud from the lively bar located behind a curtain."
Dined on 7/17/2014
We went for Sunday Brunch and the
service was very slow despite there being only one other couple in the dining room. It took 20-30 mins for the first course to arrive and the staff also does not check to see if coffee/juice need refilling. The dishes were good and very well prepared."
Dined on 7/6/2014
The food is always made well with
a good variety of selections. The banana giblets is one of the best desserts in Port Chester."
Dined on 6/25/2014
We made a reservation one day
ahead of an impromptu party of 11. Nessa was close enough to half way between Staten Island and Mahopac! Chris was wonderful to work with. We started with 3 different kinds of bruschetta and wine in the bocce garden and then moved inside for dinner. We shared plates of wonderful salads and appetizers including fabulous calamari and meatballs served cut in half. Then we had our main courses which included wonderful home made pasta. For dessert, Chris brought in freshly made zeppole with dipping sauces from their bakery next door. They were warm and delicious. He even put a candle in one of them in honor of grandpa's birthday. Nessa is a wonderful restaurant and we'll be back!"
Dined on 6/17/2014
I went to Nessa with friends and
family to celebrate my birthday. There were maybe two other small tables. The place was not busy, but it was "wine night" in which they do not charge a cork fee. The food was very good, although there aren't many options on their small menu. Overall nice time."
Dined on 6/16/2014
The place was fairly empty for a
Thursday night. Nice place for a quiet meal. Service was weirdly spotty given how quiet it was. Most importantly - ordered a veggie side...which never came. didn't check the bill carefully when I paid- but fairly certain I was charged for it. Strange that its hard to bring the entire order on a quiet night... by the way....be careful of parking on the street...no meters...so it looks ok..but you actually have to hunt down the new payment box and get a receipt. I ended up with a parking ticket and no spinach. Not feeling like Popeye..."
Dined on 6/5/2014
Authentic Italian food.
Comfortable atmosphere. Friendly wait staff."
Dined on 5/24/2014
Our third time dining at Nessa.
Food is delicious. Last evening, we had a waiter who did not make our time there pleasant. It seemed like he was rushing us! When we first arrived, our husbands were parking cars and we got settled at the table. The waiter came and asked for our drink order. We told him our husbands weren't yet seated and he said, "will they be here soon?" Once they got there, we got our drinks and were talking when the waiter came over and said, "it's starting to fill up and you may want to put your order in". Never heard anyone say that before! Also, he went to remove my cousin's plate before it was finished. And when she stopped him, he looked annoyed. He had a bad attitude. Nessa we like you but won't come back. "
Dined on 5/23/2014
Always a pleasure ... Just a good
feeling overall. We love the ambiance .. Interesting interior, always friendly staff"
Dined on 5/16/2014
Food has always been absolutely
wonderful here. Nessa takes Italian classics and elevates the flavors of each and every mouthful into a little bit of heaven. The brushetta are all wonderful, we always order at least 5 each. They used to have a steak panino on the menu that we loved, but they no longer offer it. In general I always find the appetizers to be the highlight of the evening. Their desserts are also wonderful. We always get the banana giamborta .. its amazing. Service is almost always good, but this time we felt a little hurried. We hadn't even finished our appetizers before the entrees arrived. Although its nice not to wait, I ate so much in a short period of time that it took away from the evening."
Dined on 5/16/2014
met family for a last minute
mother's day dinner at Nessa, one of our favorite spots. everything was spot on - as always, which is an amazing feat on the busiest restaurant day of the year. and no set menu - which i hate - everyone got to order off the regular menu which included new items to boot! even though one entree was missed, we loved our server, she was just adorable! she was so apologetic and the pasta dish was out within minutes. she brought us a HUGE dessert sampler of all the desserts on her - who does that anymore? and the entree was taken off the bill which was completely unexpected as well. obviously the service here is truly outstanding, and the food is just fabulous. will be back soon for sure. we love Nessa!"
Dined on 5/11/2014
We went to Nessa for Mother's Day
and we were all totally happy with our choice. Our waiter was polite, attentive and patient and the food was absolutely delicious from appetizers to main course. We didn't have desert at Nessa, but I'm sure if we had, we wouldn't have been disappointed. Highly recommend."
Dined on 5/11/2014
The service is really lacking,
though the food is quite good. We waited and waited for attention, courses were uneven and we had to beg to get the check. Even the bartender is overwhelmed. The atmosphere is great and it could be much better given the tasty cuisine."
Dined on 5/10/2014
My husband and I reserved a table
at Nessa to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I had read all of the positive reviews and was really looking forward to it. Wow, what a huge disappointment! When we arrived (on time) we were seated at the worst table in the house right by the front door. The hostess apologized as she seated us and said "It's the only table I have." The bruschettas took 45 minutes to come out (no explanation) and we waited 1.5 hours for our entrees. When the hostess opened the front doors and windows because "guests in the back are hot", we were blasted with cold air every few seconds. When we asked her to close them she replied "You should have asked to be seated at the bar and wait for a better table." What?!"
Dined on 5/3/2014
Food was very nice, server was
very nice but they messed up our order (delivered it to another table) and we had to wait a very long time to get the order. Seems like they need to fix some workings but food was great...once we got it!"
Dined on 5/3/2014
The good was great and the service
was even better! I'll definitely be coming back with more people."
Dined on 4/28/2014
Once again Nessa gave us a most
enjoyable dining experience. Christopher introduced us to some delicious new cocktail offerings and then to the new items being introduced on the menu. The service is professional, courteous, attentive without hovering or rushing. It is a popular spot and making a reservation is wise. It also has an active bar scene."
Dined on 4/25/2014
It's small and lovely but the food
was only so-so. My shortribs were mushy and the tomato broth was bland, there was a sheen of oil on the food and the cabbage was so wet it slid all over the plate. Husband's dish was better, pasta with bacon and peas. Can't mess that up-the bacon was smoky and cooked well. The house pinot was nice but the pepperonici martini was odd."
Dined on 4/24/2014
All in all my date and I really
enjoyed our dining experience with Nessa! I would recommend going there for dinner in the future."
Dined on 4/19/2014
We were seated immediately .
Restaurant very busy with real mix of people. Nice vibe as cozy local gem. Food was nothing special but also not expensive. Presentation not notable. Service friendly but very rushed, even though no one waiting for tables. Fun ambiance, will try again."
Dined on 4/12/2014
Nessa never lets us down - I have
been 4 times in the past 4 weeks, and the service is consistent and attentive, the food is always very good (and good value) and the atmosphere is fun and energetic. Kid-friendly early in the evening, which is nice for a family dinner at something other than a pizza joint. The large and small pasta options make it easier to sample the menu over more courses, and I have yet to order something that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed (I've sampled widely from the menu). The staff will help you order more of a family style for the table to share if that's what you like, and there is usually at least one special that makes it on our order. Definitely our favorite neighborhood place!"
Dined on 4/12/2014
we ate here recently and had a
wonderful meal. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious. Very attentive staff. Highly recommend."
Dined on 4/4/2014
Met friends for brunch. The menu
was small but really varied choices. We each ordered something different and all was delicious. Comfortable and eclectic setting and the service was attentive and not overly so. We were able to chat for awhile without being disturbed. Nice and relaxing meal. Would definitely revisit this place and maybe for dinner this time."
Dined on 3/30/2014
The food was great but a limited
menu. Salads are overpriced. Service was great. Felt very comfortable there. Felt like a small city restaurant."
Dined on 3/29/2014
The food and service is always
very good at Nessa. You are greated warmly and treated very nicely throughout your visit. The food is always really good. It's a very cozy restaurant, too!"
Dined on 3/22/2014
My wife and I have been slowly
discovering restaurants near our home. Nessa has been on our list for a while. We took advantage of restaurant week. I expected smaller portions, but, no, the food was substantial. The menu offerings were acceptable, although not super exciting. We had meatballs for an appetizer and a salad. Salad was boring, but meatballs were huge and delicious, served on polenta which complimented well. I had a pork chop scarpariello, and my wife had chicken under a brick. The chop was really delicious, and sizable. The chicken was pedestrian, and not very well seasoned. Lemon helped a bit. The sides were not generously portioned, nor was the bread (two slices). Dessert was excellent. Nessa will see us again."
Dined on 3/20/2014
We went for my daughters birthday
and Nessa did not disappoint. Our server was friendly and attentive, food was delicious and paced perfectly. The Italian meatballs and risotto appetizer was flavorful as was the salmon and the pork chop scarpariello. For dessert there wee great offerings including the Nutella panini and espresso chocolate mousse. Yum! We'll be back!"
Dined on 3/16/2014
It was a last minute decision to
dine at Nessa last Saturday evening. Let's face it, in the New York metropolitan area, Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen. Few offer anything extraordinary. While Nessa's menu is not necessarily unusual, the food is fit for a king! Try the meatball appetizer accompanied by risotto as it was excellent. On the same evening, two different pasta offerings were superb and cooked al dente. Finally, we really loved the dessert offerings which included chocolate mousse and Italian Cheescake. A return trip is planned!"
Dined on 3/8/2014
Food, service and ambiance are all
very good. Here are a few observations worth noting. Smaller pasta portions are too small as a main course and larger portions are, oddly, at least double the price and too large to eat at one sitting. Delicious and innovative bruschetta are small at three bucks a pop. Good-tasting bread, while included, is not served unless requested. Valet parking is helpful, as neighborhood lacks easy self-parking."
Dined on 3/8/2014
ordered short ribs a few months
ago and it was cooked perfectly. ordered it again last night and it was dry and overcooked leaving me disappointed :( service is good, ambience and decoration is good. we've been here quite a bit for a few years. it seems inconsistent at times, which makes us not come back for several months at a time to give it another chance. take out doesn't seem to travel well, best to eat there with drinks. kids menu is not an option, no pasta side dishes, another consideration if you have young kids."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Overall, great experience. 2
negatives: can get very loud (ask for the back room if that bothers you)...and, bread is not a 'given' I felt like they were doing me a favor when I asked for it."
Dined on 3/1/2014
We visited this Italian on a
Saturday night for a date night. From the moment we arrived in this restaurant which was never more than 50% full, we felt rushed. We each ordered a drink and an entrée. Our waiter was appalled that we did not order any "bruschetta," which was four tiny slices of bread with a shot glass filled with a topping. Turns out, if you do not order it, you don't get any bread or anything with your meal. We each received our tiny entrees about 10 minutes after ordering (and 5 minutes after our drinks). We actually had only each taken 1 sip at that point. Our entrees were so small we had to ask the waiter if they were full portions. Our "date" lasted 35 minutes and cost $80. Had to stop for food on the way home."
Dined on 3/1/2014
We ate here to celebrate
Valentine's Day a day late and what a great night ! The bruschetta are just so well done and tasty ! We split appetizers and again delish ! Dinner was wonderful and the nutella dessert was enough to make you cry it was so rich and delicious."
Dined on 2/15/2014
This was our second time and the
food was great. We were there on a busy night so it was rather loud but we were still able to hear can other."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Food was good but I found it
expensive for the place. Would I go there again? Yes."
Dined on 2/7/2014
We've been to Nessa a few times
and have always been pleased. Good food, good atmosphere. One of our favorites!"
Dined on 1/18/2014
This place is kind of tucked away,
and we sometimes forget about it. But we were reminded what a great find it is... good food, good prices, and a fun spot. The only downside is that the bar area is really small... so if you want to have cocktails before dinner, I would recommend someplace else."
Dined on 1/11/2014
Just tried Nessa. Food, service
and ambience were above expectations even though we'd heard nice things about the restaurant. Can be a little loud, so dine befoer 8 if you want a nicer experience. Very good authentic Italian food. Better service than most restaurants."
Dined on 1/11/2014
Decided to spend NYE at Nessa
which we always like a lot. Was told they were full and walked into a 30% full restaurant with our out of town guests. Server kept pressuring us to order appetizers even though they never turned over the table after our 8:30 res. The eggplant app came out cold which they took back and fixed. Pasta was very good as usual. Cheesecake and Nutella dessert not terrific. I would like to see Nessa return to it's roots, focus on improving service and add some new items to the menu. I like it there but they need to mix it up."
Dined on 12/31/2013
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