Ninos 46
Ninos 46

Ninos 46

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ninos46.com/
  • Phone: (212) 719-4015
  • 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
118 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)fit for foodies (38)great for lunch (26)romantic (26)good for groups (17)notable wine list (16)kid-friendly (13)special occasion (11)late-night find (11)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Great Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The spaghetti with chicken parm was excellent. My wife had the gluten free rigatoni with bolognese sauce and it was delicious. Most of the menu can be made gluten free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner after a wonderful broadway play
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I was drawn to this restaurant because of the wonderful reviews on open table and it did not disappoint. The food was wonderful and one of the owners Mike was a pleasure to meet. We sat at the bar and grilled Mike on what we should have for dinner. He was extremely helpful and neither I nor my husband were disappointed. Besides great food at reasonable prices my favorite thing about this restaurant is it is located in Times Square but definitely has the feel of a neighbor hood Gem! We will definitely return the next time we are in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Babagogie
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food was very good. The rigatoni was cooked just right. The sweet potato fries were excellent. And the tiramisu is the best I've had in a long time. The burrata could have a softer/creamier inside. Minos could benefit from a better wine selection. The place was very noisy. Not good for conversations among friends. The reservations were late by half an hour. We felt the owner / chef should have comped us something for keeping us waiting so long.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Place for Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The bread they give you at first is not good, it's hard. But the entrees and the fried pumpkin are good. I had the chicken Marsala and the mushrooms were super juicy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a bright spot...
    cmvos042
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I never go with getting the pumpkin chips - fantastic. Pizza is great, the specials are always good, and the ambience is exactly what I want in a cozy midtown restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spontaneous find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    In NYC for a long weekend with my 2 teenage kids, looking for something different and off the path but affordable. Food was awesome, quant setting close to Time Square. Best Fettucini we've ever had! Great lasagna too! Kids loved it, and it didn't break our budget.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great! It had a brick oven in the back which provided warmth and amabience. Food was fresh and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian Food and Service
    Roxanne
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Excellent Italian Food and service in cozy atmosphere. A little gem tucked away on 46th street. Gluten free and home made pasta available which were delicious. Delicious cappuccino and dessert. Brick oven pizza available and bar with large screen TV. Wine list available also. Good for couples, friends and family. I will return when I come back to NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We found this restaurant on OpenTable. We would not have otherwise known about it. What a great find! Very close to time square and radio city musical. A quiet, intimate location. The food was excellent. The night we ate there the special was a short rib fettuccine that was to die for. I would highly recommend. Very friendly and professional staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Meal before a show
    AJA926
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Shoe-horned into a rustic, brickwalled space, active bar and attentive table service. Professional wait staff, and even when I asked the price of the special I was treated respectfully. Accommodated my three year old - food was as described, fresh and delicious. Came to the table timely but not rushed. Little light on the wine pour but overall a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service slipping?
    Occasionaldiner
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    So I made a reservation at this place for lunch and had to wait 5 to 10 minutes, which sort of defeats the purpose of reserving. Then when ordering, we needed to specifically request bread, which was provided the last time I dined. I was disappointed with the experience this time around (my second visit).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steer clear
    SteveEVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Being cramed into a table with chairs so tight that you feel as thouigh you are sitting in your neighors lap is not necessary. The Chef uses olive oil and salt to try and cover up for the lack of creativity and inspiration and fails miserably on even the most basic items. With so many other options close by you will easily find better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pasta dishes were wonderful.
    MagaloneysVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    So was the tomato and mozarella dish. Only thing that was not up to par with everything else was the Chicken Parm. The pasta with was great, but not the chicken. So 1 out of 5 dishes is not bad. Considering the special pasta dishes (lobster fetticini and the short rib with pasta) were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Post-Show Choice!
    Donna
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went to Ninos 46 post-Christmas Spectacular Show. Only a few blocks from Radio City Music Hall/Rockefeller Center. Restaurant has about 50 covers and a bar - in a smallish place. Can get a little noisy. Food was excellent. Five of us had different entrees. The Truffled Mac n Cheese Bites and the Burrata were excellent starters. I had the Gnudi and loved it! Would go back just to have it again. With a mid-priced bottle of wine, a few coffees, and a dessert, and tip, our bill for 5 came to about $225. Would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Italian Spot
    DJVinCTVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Arrived a few minutes early of our reservation but were seated immediately. The server was pleasant but not very talkative/social. Wish he would have engaged a little more. The other staff was great making sure our table was clear, food delivered on time and water full to the top. The apps were great (Kale Salad & Panzanella) and came out quickly. For dinner, I had the Orecchiette with pesto & chicken - enjoyable but a bit salty & oily. My wife had the margherita pizza - undercooked as the dough was floppy and the cheese wasn't fresh mozz and not enough basil. Plus the dough flavor was just eh. Overall, it was a pleasant experience with decent food. Probably wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great find!
    MyExperiences
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This restaurant was not at all what I was picturing. I expected a large unfriendly, people moving place; especially in the city. Instead I was greeted by a warm, small, friendly little restaurant with outstanding food. This place is a keeper. I already have friends going over for dinner next week. What a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Lunch spot
    ladytravelerNY
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    What a nice change to have quiet conversation, good food and selection and attentive service! Reasonable price at lunch time -- especially for a convenient mid-town location. Will recommend to others and looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & ambiance, okay service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was great- we had the fried pumpkin, white pizza, truffle Mac and cheese bites, and the deconstructed bruschetta. The mixed drinks were decent but a little too sweet. The service was the only downfall- they made us feel rushed and right after we paid the check they actually told us we needed to leave because there was a line. We had only been sitting about 30 seconds after our plates had been cleared. Luckily, we were leaving anyway, but definitely not a polite practice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great neighborhood find, went on other's recommendations and was not disappointed. Fantastic home made pastas, nice salads. The lasagna, spaghetti and especially beet gnudi pasta (dumping like) was interesting and tasty. Service was fast, prompt and attentive. Nice place for good dinner before a show. Noticed families as well enjoying the pizza. Atmosphere, so-so, but I prefer good food any day to atmosphere. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shockingly Perfect
    dallen9975
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    On a visit to NY, we asked our friends from the city for quiet, off the beaten path places to eat. Ninos was highly recommended by all NY friends that know the secret places hidden around town. The food and flavors were just explosively good. The most vibrant and delicious Italian food we have ever had. It's a bit tight but doesn't crowd until later in the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice enviroment and food
    teragate
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We had spaghetti meatbal and orecchiette. The spaghetti tastes right and meat ball with good flavor. Chicken in orecchiette tastes great. They have small real candles and pour water from glass bottle. The lighting is not bright and some romantic feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girls night out
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    chose this place on a whim and it turned out to be fantastic. We were greeted by the chef/owner immediately and seated at a cozy corner table. We ordered 2 of the specials, that were out of this world. It is really comfort Italian food that you can tell is made with love in this family owned restaurant. It was a little loud, but grab a glass of wine and you wont even notice anymore!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food
    kdotch
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Came here with a friend for dinner after work. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was just as great! Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Had feared I made a mistake coming here for dinner (from the front it looks very much like a lunch place) but the food was great, service was very good and a really good wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, but nice place to meet up
    Occasionaldiner
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I visited this restaurant to meet up with a friend. It's cozy, but noisy. The service is very good and attentive and I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    BigFanVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great spot with an awesome vibe and exceptionally delicious food. I try and get there as often as I can for either lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian dive with great food
    notmyfirstrodeoVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    It was raining and 5 of us needed a place close to our respective hotels for a quick dinner. Based on the reviews on Open Table, I picked this place. If you want chichi, keep walking, but what we found was delicious, honest Italian food that focused on pastas,pizzas and the best calamari I'm had in years. So good,our table ordered seconds. If your not a snob, you will love this place. Great food for the price and a few good wines as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a Nite at Ninos
    twall
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Attended a play in the area wanted to dine right after found ninos on yelp and would definitly go along with all the people this is a hidden gem great time and food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We found this restaurant on open table & chose it based on the reviews. I wonder if we were looking at the wrong reviews. We arrived a few minutes early and waited at least 20 minutes after our scheduled reservation (the only place we had to wait for our reservation on our trip). The environment had a cold loud feeling and was not very comfortable. After being served warm water and looking at the menu we all wanted to leave but stuck it out because we were hungry and not sure how long it would take to find another place. The menu was very limited, we all basically settled for something as we were not really interested in what they had to offer. The food was not great & the service was not any better. We couldn't leave fast enough.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and vibrant but slow
    DonD
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Been there twice now and both times food has been very tasty, especially the pizza. Tends to be very loud so keep in mind if want to have more meaningful conversation. Big problem this past time was the unbelievably slow and inattentive service. They were crowded for lunch, but no excuse not to offer bread, water and soda refills, and take more than 30 minutes to bring a salad. Rarely do I stiff a waiter on a tip, but I did that day. Unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food in the theater district
    lauriebVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    we had a great dinner here. for those who are gluten free- tey hae gf bread, pasta and many entrees can be made gluten free. you must try the butterscotch pudding dessert- it isnt made with jello- it is delicious.!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious family restaurant
    sffood18VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent food in a friendly setting, amazing sea bass, fried pumpkin and pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pre Theater find
    SuburbanGalVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went to this place before a broadway show with a group of 6. First time. We all had something different, fish, pasta, meat. Everyone loved their dish. Best pasta I have had in a long while. The specials were interesting, the wine choice was good. The prices reasonable considering the area. Only problem that night was the delays coming out of the kitchen. Not all appetizers and entrees were served with the others so some had to wait a while before they wre served while the others were eating. Other than that, very good. Would definitely keep this one on my pre theatre list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    yayfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was absolutely awesome, but it was inexpensive, especially for that quality of food. The inside of the restaurant was adorable. The servers had some issues with speaking English, but they in general got the point and were very nice. Not super fancy, but elegant to an extent which was perfect for a nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ingrin
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very mediocre food, We ordered 6 appetizers: the portions are small and lacking flavor. Main course - wild salmon was decent but nothing special; bronzino - quite oily; rib eye steak even though seemingly cooked right was very chewy and had no flavor. The only dishes we actually enjoyed was rasberry sorbet and bread. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nino's 46, NYC
    MFOGeneva
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I enjoyed this experience. If I have one criticism it's that the menu is limited, so don't expect and abundance of choices, But, what is offered is well prepared and tasteful. I recommend the bruttata appetizer and the fettucine with short rib ragu. The wine list is well chosen and acceptably priced for NYC. The service was attentive. This is a small place, so reservations are recommended.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    Jhhcpa
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    inwas recommended to the place. Was a big let down. Food not good. Service apathetic. Will not return. Waste of time and money
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  • Fine for a quick lunch
    MPW1208
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went here for lunch and it was fine. Between the three of us, we got 3 different sandwiches...the best one being the meatball parm. Meatball was good, but a bit dry. The sandwich would've benefited from some extra marinara sauce. It's a bit of a hole in the wall, but filled up very quickly! Service was just okay, not really good...but nothing offensive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    gr8food
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Went with a party of six and everyone loved their meal. The owner was very attentive and made the experience extra special. A nice respite from the hectic pace of Times Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    LisaS
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food is delicious! The pastas are made from scratch, the pizza is so so good, the service is great AND they have great gluten free options!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.