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Nino's Positano
Nino's Positano

Nino's Positano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ninospositano.com
  • Email: ninos@restaurantsgroup.com
  • Phone: (212) 355-5540
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details, or email us.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining rooms, to accommodate your parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Avelino (888) 671-4540
  • Entertainment: Enjoy a beautiful dinner. Return to the heart of the musical world.
    Every Tuesday at Nino's Positano from 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 47th and 48th Streets
  • Public Transit: 4, 5, 6 & 7 trains to 42nd Street-Grand Central Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on 48th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue.
A word from Nino's Positano
Nino's Positano offers the same great Italian hospitality as Nino’s other restaurants, Nino's , Ninos Tuscany Steakhouse.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Restaurant cut into a romantic traditional Italian restaurant and an upscale casual pizza restaurant great for families. Each has it's charms. Food great core Italian!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Service was not attentive at all, despite being in the restaurant before 6:00PM with very few other customers. My pizza was cold and probably cooked hours before."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Took out of towners here for Sunday lunch and had booked it for NYC Restaurant Week. However, we were told they didn't participate on weekends so we were disappointed anticipating the cost would be unreasonable. Turned out fine - we shared the calamari which was awesome; guests had spaghetti w/ clam sauce and I had eggplant parm -enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Wanted to try some place outside of the mldtown area. Good place and can see it as a neighborhood go-to. Very nice and attentive service. Knowledgable on their food specials and how menu items are prepared."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Food and service at this restaurant are good. We had the restaurant week menus which offered a nice selection of options and everything was good until the desserts arrived. The desserts were the not so good and we tried one of each."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My wife and I met friends who did not live in NY. They asked us to make reservations. I picked Nino's after reviewing their menu on line because it was restaurant week and the price fix meals seemed very reasonable. We arrived at 7:30 one half hour before our reservation time. They seated us with no problem. All four of our orders were enjoyed by all of us. The restaurant was quiet and we were able to enjoy each others company without struggling to hear each other. I have high standards for Italian food coming from an Italian family of excellent chefs. All in all the food was excellent the waiters were attentive and responsive and the atmosphere contributed to what was a very enjoyable evening. I recommend this place."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This was a wonderful experience. For an app, I ordered a pizza from their next door pizzeria, Bellissima. Yum!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Not much to say. First, I want to be clear that the staff is not to blame for Nino's problems. The staff is about the only good thing that Nino's has going for it. They were all friendly and professional. The food is a different story. You can tell that Nino's might have been good at one point, but got lazy and deteriorated along the way. The pasta is godawful considering the price. Mushy, bland, and boring. Would be fine if Nino's was supposed to be your local grungy neighborhood pizza joint, but they seem to pride themselves (and price themselves) as if they are something more than that. Pasta was on par with, or worse than, the somewhat sad Olive Garden. Unless prices were slashed, I would avoid this place."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The pizzeria is nice, but head downstairs to the dining room. It's past the bar and it the bar is noisy they have a curtain to semi-close off the dining room so it stays peaceful. It really makes for a romantic experience."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I wanted a restaurant where my friend and I could hold a conversation. Nino's Positano was perfect for that and the food was very good. I had the buffalo mozzarella and tomato salad and the pasta special which was linguine with seafood and marinara sauce. My friend had the beet salad and the same pasta. All of the dishes were very good and the portions generous. The atmosphere is also very nice although it was not crowded on a Thursday night. The only criticism was our waiter was not very attentive and we had to wait too long to order a drink after he gave us the menus. We were seated at a nice table in the back corner but I felt we got a little ignored. Otherwise I really enjoyed the meal and will go back again."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We had a drink at the bar before we sat for dinner. It's an unassuming bar that a couple sits down from the maitre d' and a couple steps up from the dining room. In all the hustle & bustle if Midtown, this is a great escape bar. Then we feasted in the dining room."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "From the food to the wine to the murals on the walls: this is a classic Italian restaurant! In a way it's a romantic place with the murals, the pianist, the white tablecloths,etc. But it's relatively moderately priced. We actually started off with a pizza from their restaurant next door, Bellisima, and then a veal chop & fish for entrees. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Definately will go back to try more dishes. Staff was very pleasant and attentive. The Veal Sorrentino was excellent. Benny, the manager was wonerful. We can't wait to go back with friends."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "In my opinion this is the most affordable and very good Italian food in NY City. Service is wonderful, people very friendly and the restaurant does not stuff you into a small space. The oven pizza was great and my dining partner had rigatoni with meatballs and said it was very good. We will be back on our next trip in to NY."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I have been dining at Nino's for nearly 9 years as and when I travel to NYC for business. The food has always been spectacular and the service staff even better! It is a friendly atmosphere that is fit for a romantic dinner with your spouse/significant other as well as appropriate for business meetings with groups up to 8 - both of which I have done quite frequently and as recently as this week. I can't say enough about Nino's Positano...so just make your reservation and have the dining experience you've been waiting for!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "an enjoyable place to celebrate with family or friends, serving authentic Italian food and wine. reasonably priced. good, friendly service."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We like fine wine, and its clear that some/all of the bottles are not held in temperature controlled conditions."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is a little restaurant on the east side, midtown, away from the tourist traffic. Food and service were very good for our party of six. We had a reservation at 7pm and the place was nearly empty when we arrived, but was very busy when we left. Caesar salad was notably good."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "A good family owned restaurant that had a lot of options, including pizza. Great food and good wine."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Nice cozy atmoshpere, food well prepared Alcohol reasonably priced"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I really enjoyed dinner here. The restaurant has a pizzeria side for families and a dining room side for adults. The pizza is made with real pepperoni which is rare. I also had the meatballs and a pasta. All excellent!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "comfortable ambience, not too extravagant, but cozy, friendly service, great food. Sublte and low key, but of great value!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "In the hustle and bustle of overcrowded spots during the holidays, Nino's was the perfect spot for an annual business friends dinner. Unrushed for the next seating, plenty of room, and top notch food made for a great evening and Nino's "other" location."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Second time eating here and as usual the food is great. The service is also very good and the price reasonable."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Construction works ongoing outside the restaurant doors. Decors were old, run down. Great food and excellent service though."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "From the outstanding Hot and Cold antipasto, to the classic risotto, to the specials and for the dessert...there were no flaws. The staff was attentive and orchestrated efficiently as well. If you wish to just have a real Italian dining experience with no pretense, I suggest you stop in."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "$200 for two people with an inexpensive bottle of wine is too much for this good but not great food. The appetizers are expensive. We both had pasta. I had the carbanora and it was tasty. He had the seafood pasta special, and he loved it. But it was $40 and they did not tell us the price beforehand."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The homemade pasta was amazing. Someone in our party got the regular pasta and the difference was huge! Timing was a little mismanaged - my husbands pizza came out about 10 minutes after the rest of us got our meals. But food was very good."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We visited after dining near theaters for several years. Nino's Positano has not changed. It still has all the basic Italian dishes and atmosphere and a small number of specials that are not on the menu all at moderate prices. We had a lamb shank beautifully prepared and ravioli in light sauce and the least expensive chianti."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This is a reasonably priced Italian restaurant that offers individual pizzas as well as more elaborate fare. I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken parmigiana, and my husband found the tuna to be very good cooked rare to order. We would also recommend the crème brulee for dessert. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and romantic."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "We had a fantastic dinner. All dishes were outstanding and the staff was happy to make special orders and was also very attentive. Classic Italian restaurant with some interesting dishes and great quality. ."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "I tried almost all their pizzas. Meaty to veggie-ful, they are all great. Appetizers are great, too. A lot of greens that come with grilled calamari were very fresh and tasty. The staff are all very friendly. You can go in a small group or a big group."
    Dined on 9/21/2013