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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
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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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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
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
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 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
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
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
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
food and service good . Noise
level very high. Playing background music adds to the noise."
Dined on 12/28/2013
Nessa is a lovely restaurant, but
the quality has dropped a bit over the past year or so. Given the competition in the area, they need to do better. I am not ure we will return, but in the past, enjoyed several dinners at Nessa. We visited on a Saturday night,--the place was not busy, and several items were not available on the menu--moreoever, there were no specials, thus limiting the choices. Not good for a Saturday night. The service is always good but the food prep was only fair."
Dined on 12/7/2013
Had dinner here with 6 friends.
Good was good service initially was very good but as the night wore on the service did start to slow down. However not enough to stop me from going back. Over all a very nice restaurant with good good and not too expensive."
Dined on 12/12/2013
We have just discovered this
excellent local restaurant. We went early so it was not very crowded yet.The food was very good and authentic Italian. The quality was as good as it's high priced competitor just down the street. Service was prompt and non obtrusive. Parking may be a problem. We were told there is valet parking but it was not available when we went. We will go back often."
Dined on 12/1/2013
I have dined at Nessa many times.
It had been awhile since my last visit and this time it was a big disappointment. Service was poor. Uninterested, uninformative, non attentive. The restaurant was not busy. Servers standing around talking. We had to ask for bread after 10 min. The waiter never came over to check on our meal or to see if we wanted an additional drink. It was a good local spot but I don't think I will go again."
Dined on 11/30/2013
Overpriced for such small
portions. Food mediocre at best. Much better local Italuan options. Overall, very disappointed."
Dined on 11/29/2013
Everything we had was delicious
and served in a timely, but relaxed manner. Appreciated being able to order a half portion. I accidentally ordered the wrong wine and the waiter graciously took it back and gave me another. Wish I lived in the area and could go again easily."
Dined on 11/27/2013
Food was very good, wait staff
attentive and professional. A little pricey but within norms for the area."
Dined on 11/22/2013
Food was good and the menu was
terrific. The service wasn't as good as the food. The waiter had a weird affectation. He almost couldn't be bothered...."
Dined on 11/22/2013
A group of 8 of us had dinner at
Nessa before heading out to a concert at the Capital Theater ( an 8 minute walk). We had a reservation. We were seated promptly, the waiter asked if we were going to a show, so he could insure that we had enough time. The food was delicious, the service very attentive, and very nice ambiance. I would definitely go back."
Dined on 11/19/2013
We all enjoyed the food. Chicken
under brick was excellent. Salads and pastas very good. Lovely ambience but way too noisy."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Food was absolutely delicious and
the service was outstanding! I was a little nervous when we sat down about the noise level but after only a short while the place was packed and the noise level didn't really seem to increase! A friend and I sat for quite a while catching-up and we were not pestered by the wait-staff ... they came when necessary...I don't like to be pushed through my meals!! For only getting out once-in-a-while having two babies at home, this was the perfect balance of good food, friendly staff and fabulous atmosphere!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
We had a nice, tasty dinner before
catching a show at the Cap. On;y downer was the parking. We'll be back with quarters!"
Dined on 11/12/2013
The food was quite good;
everything else was a disappointment. Despite reserving far in advance, we were given a table right by the swinging kitchen door; I literally ducked every time it opened. Service was quite slow, despite our noting that we had concert tickets that night. The "half carafe" of wine was half the size it should have been; we barely got two decent glasses out of it. The we waiter told the next table, but not us, that there was a 15% off promotion for those going to the concert we had said we were attending. When we inquired, he returned with the "discounted" bill, noting that he "assisted" us by putting the tip on the bill. The tip was over 25% of the pre-discounted total (including tax and full bar bill) -- outrageous!"
Dined on 11/9/2013
Dined here a few times and I am
always impressed with my meal. Not the same old boring menu you find at most other Italian restaurants. I guess that's why it is always packed with people when I go there. Can't wait to go back!!! For a great meal order the bruschetta appetizer, roasted veggie salad n spinach gnocchi. I wish I only had left room for dessert."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Second time there and just as
pleaded.consistent and friendly service and great food"
Dined on 10/6/2013
After a few months of not dining
at Nesa we went back on a Saturday night ... Nesa has declined in service and its upsetting. We used to love going here and recommended it to many friends. Our server was horrible. Attitude, not attentive and I regret that we even left him 15% tip. He deserved nothing ... I felt bad for the busboy because he was the very attentive and if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have had bread or water ... Our waiter was so horrible we were never asked if we wanted another drink ... sad that they have waiters like this that can destroy a restaurants reputation."
Dined on 10/20/2013
I had been to Nessa once before
for brunch with a group and the food was great! My husband and i just went last weekend for a date night to celebrate our anniversary and we loved the food. We both got pasta dishes which we would recommend - which is saying alot because my husband is Italian and we don't often go out for Italian food because of it. I wish they had a slightly bigger menu, but everything was great. The nutella desert is wonderful!"
Dined on 10/20/2013
Haven't been to Nessa's for a
while but my friend wanted to go there for her birthday. It was a great experience from the moment we arrived and were greeted warmly by Peter who continued to join us throughout the evening. Our waiter Ricky was amazing-attuned to our every need, attentive to every detail (down to immediately offering club soda to my friend when he noticed she was trying to remove a food stain). Ricky was truly very professional.... he might have been one of the best servers I've experienced in a very long time! The food selection is fantastic, beautifully presented and everything was outstanding. They even provided my friend a birthday cake gratis...very classy - no silly singing-just a sparkler and some staff. Great place!"
Dined on 10/15/2013
Wine was good; food okay - lots
and lots of olive oil used the in the fish dishes. They did split the salad for us which we appreciated. Server was a bit haughty, as if he was doing us a slight favor - but gave us his card at end of meal so we could request him again! we had to request bread. it wasn't a busy night, i've had better service and attention elsewhere."
Dined on 10/3/2013
In short: -Place is noisy -Food is
hit or miss and not a good value. -service was horrible -overpriced for what you get. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem spending $200 on dinner at a great place with fantastic food and impeccable service. This just wasn't one of those places. Not going back or recommending it. **Tried to write a more detailed review but not enough space ***"
Dined on 9/29/2013
Everything we had was good.
However, the night we went there were no specials available, only the regular menu which is not very extensive."
Dined on 9/19/2013
Nessa was really good food wise
but they didn't give us bread with the meal. How can you eat pasta with no bread lol, I would go back but this time I would ask for a lot of bread. When the bread did come out when we asked it was 4 little thin slices."
Dined on 9/29/2013
First time at Nessa. We brought
the kids and the staff bent over backwards to make them anything they wanted. We all loved the food, and the experience. We will be back."
Dined on 9/28/2013
APPETIZERS WERE FAIR, DINNER WAS
GOOD AND DESSERT POOR. WE HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE AND IT WAS MUCH BETTER THAN THIS TIME. WILL TRY AGAIN."
Dined on 9/22/2013
Limited menu which would be fine
if they did those few things exceptionally well. Salad was good but entrees weren't all that special. Service was slow with drinks and other tables had the wrong food delivered multiple times. For the same prices you're better off at terry lodge."
Dined on 9/22/2013
Outstanding food, great
service.....I will be back!"
Dined on 9/22/2013
We went to Nessa on Saturday
night. Were had a 8:00 reservation but weren't seated until 8:40, forcing to wait at the bar for overpriced drinks. The wait staff was indifferent and slow. Thankfully the food was terrific. We've been to the restaurant during week nights and we'd recommend coming at off times when the service is better."
Dined on 9/15/2013
had resv on a Fri night at 730p.
we were a bit late and they did a decent job seating us by the time we ordered a drink at the bar. after that it all went down the tubes. our sever never came and the hostess was kind enough to take our appetizer order. eventually when our server came he seemed completely disinterested and left as soon as he could w/o even taking our order. the food was not exactly very good either. the carbonara was decent but everything else, bruschetta, monkfish, dessert were below average for the price and expected value. the wine list was pretty short and not a ton of selection. on the positive side, the place had nice atmosphere and the cocktails were good."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Always good! Our go to place! Will
definitely go back, again and again!"
Dined on 9/14/2013
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