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Nino's
Nino's

Nino's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ninosnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 988-0002
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 11:45am - 10pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:45am-11pm.
    Friday: 11:45am-11:30pm
    Saturday: 4-11:30pm
    Sunday: 4-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Acevedo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With a romantic setting, live piano player, terra cotta tiles, garden murals, great food and wonderful service, Nino’s is the ideal spot for your next private event. We have a separate area, designated by curtains.
  • Private Party Contact: Nino (866) 715-8496
  • Entertainment: Live Piano Music from Tuesday- Saturday staring 8pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 72nd Street and 73rd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Nino's
First class treatment from soup to nuts marks this eastside shining star where terrific Northern Italian cuisine produce a great dining experience; a pianist adds to the "romantic mood". -Zagat
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good food and well made drinks, but I feel that I didn't get what I paid for $$-wise"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I'll start with the positive and say the waiter was great and not only served us well but also was very conversational (which I liked but my father-in-law did not). I'll also say the pianist was fantastic and was one of the highlights of the night. That said, the food was good but not great except for the bread which was crusty and soft and almost perfect. But my biggest memory of the night was a seemingly innoxious glass of wine which my wife ordered per the recommendation of the waiter. And it wasn't because it was a good choice - my wife enjoyed it - but the cost. It was $19 a glass and at no time was this told to us when she ask him to suggest a wine. So she had two glasses and we were shocked when the bill came. A real downer."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Very friendly wait staff. Very efficient. Great selection for late lunch. Great portions. Prices commensurate with food selection and portions."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I and friend went for NYC Restaurant Week. What really stood out was that their service was exquisit. Every waiter, waitress and busboy knew who is having which. No "Who's having coffee?". Everyone was very friendly in sophiscated ways. Food was mix. My friend's seafood pasta and chocolate mousse was wonderful. My pasta with small shrimps tasted a little blunt and didn't have much flavor other than tomato sauce. There was a big group of people for birthday celebration next to us, but they kept their voice low and behaved very classy which we appreciated."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food was good as we got to enjoy the assortment of Restaurant Week options. Meatballs, salad, linguini with seafood, and rigatoni were all tasty. However, the cheesecake was curled and not good at all. The ambiance was nice until the piano player came on with a volume level much too high for a space so small. They really need to bring in an audio sound engineer to work on the acoustics and keep the diners from jumping in on the singing as one gentleman seemed to believe that it was karaoke night. I might go back but probably during a special deal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I was eager to try Ninos especially after the great reviews but am always cautious and so when I saw Nino's was participating in restaurant week I jumped at opportunity to try. We were not disappointed. The restaurant menu was diverse enough although there were more scrumptious plates on the main menu. We tried the restaurant week menu never the less. Each course was tasty, and just pure Italian. Great wine list. Our favorite part of the evening was the pianist - just romantic, charming and such a beautiful voice. I would definitely recommend. It didn't seem like a 'late night' place - by 10:30pm it was starting to clear out (which we are not use to). Its definitely a neighborhood GEM - GO GO GO!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great dinner menu for restaurant week. Friendly staff, good food. We had fun"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "the lamb is very good , especial sauce is fantasy , but desert is not so good"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "good entries and dessert. Tomatoes in the Salmon sauce were not fresh, however. An Italian restaurant without great tomatoes is not a great enforcement."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great meal. Pasta was perfect! Desserts were delicious! Will go back again soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were there for first time. We would definite go back again. Dino was a gem and service and ambiance was excellent"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food is good; service excellent and the live pianist later in the evening was a special touch. A perfect evening with friends can begin and end here-they never rush the diners out the door!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Pleasant dining experience enjoyed by all. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Excellent food and amazing service for a fair price. Great for a quiet romantic evening."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We chose Nino's based on Open Table reviews and location, and we were not disappointed. Such a fun evening -- not only good Italian food, but festive, old-fashioned ambiance complete with live music playing old favorites. Local regulars take turns singing their favorites along with requests. We even danced!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Love the atmosphere especially the live music.......all who plays piano and sings is great! Will be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything about this place was first class. The moment you walk in your royal treatment begins. The staff and managers make you feel incredibly welcome. They take the time required to address all your questions and concerns. The service was exceptional!! As for the food: my group shared a ceasar salad which was prepared table side! We then moved to the homemade pastas, which were truly decadent. We all had different entrees and loved every single one. Let me tell you the Rack of Lamb was the best I have ever had! The desserts were fresh and delicious. Overall an excellent experience."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "A friend of ours suggested Nino's. Since there are a few restaurants we decided on this one. Great food and service. We will try the Nino's on 58th next. Keep the great food coming!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This is a high class, yet friendly restaurant with a great service, food, and music."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had dinner at Nino's as part of a weekend in the city. We felt special as Niño greeted us at the door and showed us to a great table! Our meal was really good and it was an overall great dining experience. Thank you Niño!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had an old LivingSocial that we hadn't used before the expiration date. We finally got over the UES to use it at Ninos. The food was pretty good (Calamari, mozzarella/tom/peppers, meatballs, and a sausage pasta dish in a butter sauce) but the wine was sub par. We ordered the most expensive Chardonnay by the glass and the waiter brought us glass of wine that was yellow and smelled like it had been opened a week earlier at least. We asked for a new glass that he poured in front of us after opening a new bottle...much better. My glass of Chianti was not good...again it tasted like it was from last week's selection. Instead of asking for another pour, I just drained it and went on the evening. All in all, I will not repeat. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We have eaten at all of the Nino restaurants and have always found them to present a very nice menu. Food is well-prepared and plentiful. Service is very good, staff is generally pleasant."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Very good service, lovely atmosphere and the food was good. house white wine not that great but it was changed to Red which was much better."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "One of the best Italian restaurants in all of Manhattan. Service is outstanding. Alex the bar man is great."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Found this restaurant based on its location to the Hospital for Special Surgery.. It was outstanding and I will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening at Nino's! The food is delicious! The service is great! Our waitress, Donna, also sang with the live Pianist and was awesome! It made for a very memorable evening! All our dishes were outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It's our go to place for business lunches, and we love dinner there too!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Best meatballs in the city. As always a great experience since food and service is excellent"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My best friends husband wanted her to go out as her push present. We went right before the dinner crowd came in. Nino greeted us and sat us. The waiter was very helpful in helping us select a bottle of wine. The food was extremly delicious but the wait was a little long but well worth it. P.S. the meatballs are wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We went to here for the dinner during the restaurant week. We waited one hour to have our appetizers. It was too long. The dishes was good and plentiful. I advice the seafood salad and the homemade meatballs."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We visit regularly and have never been disappointed. Their whole grilled fish is the best in the city. Service is friendly prompt and unobtrusive."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful evening at Nino's . The piano player was wonderful and the food delicious."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The service was rather spotty and unorganized. There was loud piano and even louder, not very good singing waitress. After Nino himself showed up, service got better. BUT - food was excellent!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Just an excellent overall experience. Excellent food, service and ambience. Will definitely return"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Been going regularly for decades and for the same good reasons. Very good food, excellent service, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices and a caring owner."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Everyone was courteous and attending to those that needed help"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "There's a bunch I can say but since it was Valentine's Day, I'm giving Ninos the benefit of the doubt. However, after the 1st glass, the waiter never refilled my wife's wine glass. Not once were we asked if everything was ok. I had to stop the busboys for everything from the winelist to water, to bread. Not impressed with the service but still managed to have a great time. The food was good but not $70pp good, not even close. Steve was great!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I first dined at Nino's over 10 years ago. It has become tradition for me to dine at this off-the-beaten-path restaurant. I stay at hotels in the middle of Midtown and prices are high and it's all businessmen & tourists. But way over on the upper east side there are some true Italian gems and Nino's is my favorite among them."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Very good food, excellent services and ambience, live piano with singer, NYC music from the 70s and 80s. Was one of the highlights of this trip to NYC. Will be back whenever possible."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I skipped apps, entrees, sides & desserts. I just had a pasta sampler of gnocchi, pappardelle & ravioli mezzaluna. I've been here before and everything is good, but the pastas are absolutely superb."
    Dined on 2/7/2014