Nino's
Nino's

Nino's

  • 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: 11:45am-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
  • Entertainment: Live Piano Music from Tuesday- Saturday staring 8pm
  • Special Events: We host all types of Special and Private Events.
    Call us to discuss details!
    212-988-0002

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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Nino's reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (23)neighborhood gem (21)special occasion (18)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (8)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Nino's is a classic
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Nino's is a great upper east side restaurant with the ultimate in personal service and attention. Add in the live entertainment and you have a really wonderful food and musical evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable al the way around.
    Live2eat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was great, we did not feel rushed during our meal. Service was the best and Nino took the time to make sure we were happy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They Care
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Nino's is great. Warm and inviting atmosphere. Baby Grand Piano right in the main dining room. Fresh and great food. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Midtown or uptown. Just the best
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had yet another great meal at ,Nino's. E.second age at 47th st and now at First ave at 74th st. Nino is the best
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was just ok for lunch
    vegetableman11VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The staff is friendly, service is slow considering there were only 2 tables at lunch time. I came with my daughter for a quick bite after her Dr appointment. We sat down at 12pm and left at 1:30pm. We only had main courses, no apps, no dessert. I ordered the parmigian crusted chicken that was good and my daughter had spaghetti with sauce, that she enjoyed. I have a feeling the chef got to work late and that is why it took so long to get our food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this spot
    sweeny2
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    After spending hours at a local hospital it was so very nice to walk around the block and be greeted and seated immediatley in this lovely restaurant. The food, service was better than I expected..should have known better-small intimate neighborhood is always better. I have remade another reservation. Terrific place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Outstanding in every respect..great food great atmosphere and terrific service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • return evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Saturday evening my wife and I returned to Nino's after a two year absence (moved to Brussels, Belgium) and I'm happy to report that the excellent service and food didn't change one iota in that time frame.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great piano player
    RemitaturVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food good, service great classic place for a date. The piano player makes every enjoy themselves.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Too much garlic. Weird crowd. Would not recommend
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Dining
    robkapVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was looking for an Italian restaurant with a piano player and found Ni no's. The Caesar salad was made in front of us and was very good. My grilled salmon was very good and dessert was very good. The music was "classic tunes" So all in all a nice dining experience
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    ftsmjsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Nice menu selection with excellent service. Thanks to Eli and Stacy for taking such good care of us:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • never again
    BigDon
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you want to be ignored by your waiter, have awful '70s music piped in overhead, be the only one under 75 years old in the place, and overpay for average food, this is the place for you. I practically had to set off a grenade to get my waiter's attention, one dish came to the table almost raw and took forever to fix. There are many good places to eat in NYC, this is NOT one of them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ShadyCharacter
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Quite good - not great, but above average. Wine list a bit limited and overpriced. Almost no bottles under $40.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nino's is a sad experience
    diner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We haven't been there in 20 years and we will not be back
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love2Eat
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great service (truly exceptional), good food, relaxing dinner, a stand-out evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PTGFOLKS
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    CHARMING RESTAURANT, CAME IN FROM N.J. AUG. 2nd, ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO DINE THERE. HAVE SPENT MANY ENJOYABLE HOLIDAY DINNERS HERE.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The service was great. The wine was amazing. The food was delicious and plentiful. Nino came to our table and shared stories. Very warm experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Food At It's Finest
    FoodNinja
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. Everything was amazing, from the food, to the service it was all top notch. We look forward to our next meal there,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and nice service.
    Uma5
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My party and I had a lovely time at this restaurant. The service was very nice and the food really good. But it isn't for young people; the ambiance and the music was meant for a romantic dinner or more for older people.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great staff, Disappointing food
    social
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We visited during Restaurant Week, and I had expected something special, given patrons' reviews. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. But the food was only mostly good, not better. The appetizer of 3 full-size meatballs seemed very strange, and the meatballs, while average in flavor, were rather hard in texture. We both ordered a lamb shank, which was very tasty, but not unusual. The dessert, tiramisu, was very tasty. I do't usually enjoy tiramisu, but this was very good.
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  • theshoefit2
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Good food and well made drinks, but I feel that I didn't get what I paid for $$-wise
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I doubt I'd return...
    JohnF
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    Sourpatch
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good classic Italian
    NYOrangecatVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    LArtystVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Nino's has been a neighborhood gem for about 20 years. The food is always perfectly cooked to perfection with seasonal flavors, and the service is outstanding and Nino is the ultimate gentleman host.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 507 reviews are from the Nino's reviews archive.
  • Good Food & Loud Piano
    HomeChef
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met my expectations
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week at Nino's
    jucoonthetown
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great dinner menu for restaurant week. Friendly staff, good food. We had fun
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CJNYC
    CJNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    the lamb is very good , especial sauce is fantasy , but desert is not so good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MimiColi
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    Aisdds
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great meal. Pasta was perfect! Desserts were delicious! Will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service & food excellent
    TP43
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable
    CPWNYC
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Pleasant dining experience enjoyed by all. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    AlexAnder
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Excellent food and amazing service for a fair price. Great for a quiet romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A GREAT FIND!
    linda94705VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable
    Mickie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Love the atmosphere especially the live music.......all who plays piano and sings is great! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will return
    Real4427VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet