Ninos 46
Ninos 46

Ninos 46

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ninos46.com/
  • Phone: 2127194015x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 7:00am - 10:30pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 11pm,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Franco Vendome
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have catered for 30 years serving the midtown area. Please feel free to contact us to cater your event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 46street btwn 5th and 6th avenue
  • Public Transit: 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr (B, D, F, M); 5 Av (7, 7X); 42 St - Bryant Pk (B, D, F, M)
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Ninos 46
Our family-owned, traditional Italian midtown restaurant is back! Bigger and better than ever,” Nino’s 46” is now serving , lunch and dinner daily as well as brunch on the weekends. Stop by for our delicious wood fired brick oven pizza, our handcrafted pasta and homemade desserts. Join us for a glass of wine, a cocktail or an espresso. No matter what you choose from our re-invented menu, you will not be disappointed.
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Ninos 46 reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (18)great for lunch (17)romantic (12)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (7)special occasion (7)notable wine list (7)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (3)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Overall a great value and good food
    SEMGuruVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    First visit was certainly good enough to justify a return trip and that is saying somethings because 46 street is lined with a plethora of hot new foos trucks and some other great restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another tourist trap in midtown
    Chrisrnyc
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The service was slow and spotty the meal a little on the pricey side and really nothing special the place very noisy
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  • Average Restaurant
    JohnK
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ninos 46 was average, but it wasn't anything special. We wouldn't recommend it. It was pricey for what we received...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michele
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had the drunkin chicken parm sandwich. The bread was hard and crusty, toasted too much. My daughter had the ship scampi. She could not eat it. It tasted like it was cooked in olive oil only. No butter or garlic. I gave her the rest of my sandwich and tried her scampi. Took a bite and decided not to eat it. Didn't have time to send it back as we had a show to go to. Will never eat there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food!
    coopaloop
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great fresh and super flavorful Italian food! Amazing gluten free options too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than average ?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's ok... Nothing great, nothing bad. The pizza dough used is simply delicious, but overall the food is quite average. Not expensive at all, which is a plus; extremely noisy & loud, which is a minus.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very warm
    TheatreGuy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I read a prior review that indicated that there was not a strong air conditioning presence and should have paid attention. I went on possibly the warmest day of this summer and continued to melt throughout my lunch. The meal was served promptly despite relative inattention from the waiter. My salad was very good although the grilled chicken was hard and dry. My guest's pomodoro looked good. I might try it again in the winter, but maybe not.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have been here a few times, the service staff is par. Not attentive and absent minded. I need to remind them for my drinks and bread for the table, they have forgotten my food order one time (meatloaf. Not hard to prepare its already cooked) so my guests had to wait while they fast tracked it. Often can’t get a hold of the wait staff that is up near the bar even when the place is slow It’s a convenient place proximity wise and the food is good. They just need to step up the staff
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was good the Mac and cheese bites was great. I just wish there were more choices on the menu
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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  • Meh...
    RobinhswVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We wanted a quick Italian dinner pre theater without dealing with Times Square congestion, and found Nino's on Open Table. I order orichette with was over sauced and way too al dente, my daughter's pizza - with bacon, crab meat and marscapone tasted as peculiar as it sounds and my husbands lasagna was cold. It was, however, very flavorful. Unfortunately, we were almost done picking at our meals by the time his reheated lasagna came back. Then they confused our check with another table and charged us the incorrect amount. The restaurant, while antiquey looking is very dark and not well air conditioned . Oh well- the play we saw was great!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great eats
    funinny
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great way to start off an evening. We were a party of four, we ordered an appy, a pizza, a salad, a pasta dish and the fried pumpkin and shared everything delicious and one dessert just enough before the theater. Good service, nice atmosphere. I would definetly be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing!
    FoodienotsofoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Met a friend here for lunch and wasn't sure what to expect. I got a simple salad but even that was great! My friend got the shrimp scampi and it looked good. he said it was good too! Definitely coming back to try the pizza!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservations don't matter...
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We booked reservations via Open Table for a party of 7 and had to wait almost 40min for our table, while they seated 2-3 other tables of 2 & 3 ahead of us. When we finally got a table there was no, sorry for the long wait, no complementary drinks or appetizers. They rushed us out, putting our check on the table before we even finished our meal; and to top it off it was so loud and noisy I could barely hear myself!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, noisy vibe
    meanjean
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    It would sound funny to call something so close to the theater district a neighborhood gem, but once you walk in to Nino's you feel like you've stepped into a Village hideaway-if you want away from tourists in the area, this place is perfect. The food was excellent...my fettuccini with lobster and shrimp was one of the best pasta dinners I've ever eaten, and my friend's lasagna rated high as well. Only downer was the very LOUD party seated next to us, and in the small space the loudness just bounced from wall to wall. But I would definately go here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Goof Family dinner with kids
    JBSS
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went for an early dinner with young children. The food was really good and there were many items that were appropriate for kids. The adults and children equally enjoyed it. We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    DottodotVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food and drinks were exceptional. Our server (I think maybe his name was Eric?) was outstanding... he was very patient and accommodating with some demanding/high maintenance people in our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Well the bread and butter of any Italian place is the fantastic flavour of the Marinara sauce, sadly this places does not cut it for me. I ordered the eggplant parm with spaghetti and marinara. The eggplant was heavily breaded deep fried and looked like it has been stored in the freezer and then nuked. It was dry and tasteless, the pasta was cooked Al dente but the marinara from off the shelf Ragu would have tasted better. I asked for soup as an appetizer and they didn't have it. Also I overheard a conversation between the waiter and a paterson why an entree was being charged 2 US$ extra compared to the listed price, the waiter said something about customization charge.... damn. The patron was not happy. I don't think I am returning!
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  • decent and quick food
    es1814
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    overall good lunch fare - busy. i had a salad - which was ordinary. Pizza may be more of a menu option.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great GF Italian in Little Brazil
    Nztravels
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Excellent service, really great food - everything was delicious. We have a Coeliac in the family and the chef here is too, which means you can feel safe eating here. The staff are all very knowledgeable about the menu and GF requirements, they even brought out GF bread when the rest of us had ours. We ate there twice in four nights in NYC, and would recommend it highly to others, GF or not!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gluten Free Food
    LoriFromReading
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were pleased to find this restaurant with an extensive gluten fee menu. The staff was very helpful and even provided separate gluten free bread and olive oil for starters. The portions were generous and service was great. We went here between a matinee and night-time Broadway show so made reservations in order to be able to fit everything in. We will add this to our list of places for eating around NYC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • family owned Italian restaurant
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Nino's has been there since there since the early 80s. Great food reasonably priced Dark wood tables. ..reservations later in the week are a must
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • celebrating
    manners
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food isn't bad but the waiter needs some help with their manners. This place is not fit for a big group, the waiter was annoyed that we where loud. But we are a grough of 11 if they can't handle that then they should not allow that number for reservation, or set the other gl table further since we are such a big group.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    TGWinNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Nino's is a great find. Excellent homemade pasta and pizzas and prices are reasonable. It's one of my go-to's in midtown
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and a Great Value!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Best under the radar midtown spot I've eaten at in 10 years. Not fancy, but good NYC vibe. Great for an informal business lunch with colleagues or a friend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly Recommend
    kdmathlete
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This si a great spot especially since it's in the theatre didtrict. It is very convenient to all shows. The food was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had one of the specials for dinner - a linguine with shrimp, bacon,and peppers in a lobster sauce. It was absolutely fantastic. The bacon was cut in thick chunks and a delicious addition that I would never have thought of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great authentic Italian
    Foodfan1VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was a great little restaurant. The owner greeted us when we walked in and was very friendly. The waiters were very nice and efficient- we had a time constraint and they brought our food out right away and with no hassle. I had the gnudi. It was amazing. My friend had one of the personal pizzas which was huge for a personal size. We also treated ourselves to Presecco which was at a pretty good price. The night was pretty inexpensive considering the wonderful Italian comfort food. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    AstrodomeVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Recently visited New York and looked for a reservation on Open Table looking for Italian food. The spaghetti and meatballs was excellent. Thanks,
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pizza and a drunken liobster
    KR88
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed dinner. I had the wild mushroom, crispy procsuetto and riccotta pizza and my friend enjoyed her drunken lobster pasta. We shared the butterscotch budino (pudding) with amaretti cookies crumbled on top - yummy,,,
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food outside Little Italy
    MBHAYESVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Nice place located right in the Time Square area. People were very nice, the food was really good and the atmosphere was very cute. A small place but cozy and uncrowded. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • NYC Local gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great local ltalian spot. Has been right on first and second time eating there. Without a doubt it's on my favorites each time coming to NYC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • visiting
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had our young granddaughter with us and went to ninos due to good reviews and kid friendly. The food was good as was service and not to expensive for a nice place. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Ninos 46 reviews archive.
  • Delicious Food in a great location
    yankeegirl2
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Delicious Italian food that is reasonably priced. Gluten free options including pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Starlight1384VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I order food from here for delivery all the time, so I wanted to try it in person. It's such a nice place for dinner, and the food is legit italian. The appetizers, pizza, pastas and wines are all delicious. Service is efficient too. It's a great little italian restaurant with a more upscale but casual vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was so salty I couldn't eat it though. Nice wine list and really great waitor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Upon arriving on Mother's Day, we were warmly welcomed and quickly seated. We started with the fried pumpkin which was amazing. The entrees were all equally tasty and the bread pudding dessert was heaven. The wait staff was very friendly and made sure our water glasses were never less than half full
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfecto
    Siciliano1
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Nino's 46 is a rare gem. The food OUTSTANDING. The price FANTASTIC. Franco and Mike, the owners ... SUPERBLY TALENTED. The value cannot be beat. I've come with clients, family, kids, adults, all types of crowds. They have yet to disappoint. You cannot get a better meal for the value in Manhattan. The fact that it is a family owned and family run establishment shows in the quality and care. I highly recommend Nino's 46.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great spot to have a bit to eat and meet with friends. The service was quick and on point and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After the Show
    ridiculous
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    My daughter has eaten here before at various times of the day and she and her friends have enjoyed everything they have ordered. She has a lot of food allergies and the waiters are always helpful in telling her what dishes contain what she can't have. I have celiac issues and am very careful about eating out because some restaurants are not as cooperative and it is easier to stay home than risk getting ill. We told our waiter that I was gluten free and he told me what would be safe for me to have. When another person brought bread to our table he said he was sorry he had no gluten free bread. We were very impressed. The food was delicious and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Fantastic dinner, very personal feel to the restaurant. Food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.