Nino's Positano
Nino's Positano

Nino's Positano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ninospositano.com/
  • Phone: 2123555540x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday 11:45am-10pm
    Tue-Sat 11:45am-11:30pm
    Sun 12:00pm-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.
  • 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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Nino's Positano reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (11)romantic (10)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (6)special occasion (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great atmosphere-Fabulous food
    702Foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I really enjoyed my meal. Took advantage of restaurant week and the special 3-course meal. Tomato & Mozzarella Salad was delicious. Then Veal Scallopini - so tender and flavorful. Completed the night with Ricotta Cheesecake and a cuppacino. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst chicken I ever tasted
    Hmsuws
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Even at $25 I felt taken advantage of how bad they over cooked the chicken Marsala. More embarrassing I brought a client who ordered the chicken Marsala as well
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Ordered the restaurant week menu, lamb shank was good as was the pasta-seafood substitution requested. Wine list vintage years were all wrong had to send back a wine. they offered complementary limoncello to make up for the wine issues. Nice touch....
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian Pizza
    ReddevilsVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There are tons of Italian restaurants in our neighborhood, but Nino's is our go-to Italian because of its excellent pastas and pizzas. The pizzas are the closest things to what we got in Italy. Very thin. So thin that you'll have to use your knives and forks just like you do in Italy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian in NY
    Bob13wVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Nice experience. Good caesar salad. Had spaghetti with Italian sausage and it was very good. Service was very attentive. We will return.
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  • Solid meal
    NYCJulie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This isn't necessarily a hot spot but that's part of its charm. It is an old school Italian spot with delicious food and wine. We sit outside and slowly eat our course including the delicious tartufo for dessert. I'll definitely come back for another relaxing night out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amc29
    amc29
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We ate from the restaurant menu prix fix. We had several choices. The portion sizes were satisfying and the food was delicious!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, attentive staff
    RobertWVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a great meal, the seafood over linguini was outstanding. We will definitely be back soon. The waiter made great recommendations for wine choice. Food was served piping hot, everything prepared freshly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    sadie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My cousin wanted Italian food - Nino's did not disappoint, I would definitely fo there again! M. Nolasco
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful - so disappointing
    mb1218
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Walked in - some nasty woman barked "do you have reservations?" (we did - but it didn't matter - the restaurant was EMPTY). Bread was not hard, it was stale. Caprese salad came - had to ask for oil and vinegar. Pasta was drenched in a sauce that tasted like it came from a jar. Had my handbag on the floor - when I picked it up, there were crumbs all over the bottom of the bag. Got home and needed Pepto to stop the nausea. Don't go - just pass on this one.
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  • I wanted to like it.
    EalperVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We arrived early for our 7:15 reservations and was sat right away. There was only 2 other tables in the restaurant. We ordered fried calamari and baked clams for appetizers and they arrived cold. Our meals Arrived an hour later. Our server kept saying he checked on our food and it was coming. No food an hour later. The only redeeming factor was the bartender or was very nice. Everything else was very below par.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service for Biz lunch
    TheDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    With a group of 7 for lunch on a tight schedule the restaurant was very flexible in quickly assembling a menu to help move things along. The food was excellent and service quick but not hurried.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High quality and reasonable for NY
    Baybreeze
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    There's always something for everyone here. As high end as you'd like or as simple as delicious gourmet pizza. Worst case the accommodating staff will customize something else to please. Price fixe lunch us a great deal too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three for Three
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was my third time at Nino's, and each one has been great. Our waiter Ave was terrific, and after he let us know the specials, he made sure that we knew that they could accomodate any special orders. If they had it in the kitchen, they could make it. the lamb chops were excellent, as was the chicken parm. I tried a pizza for the first time, and this was very good, but I prefer my crust a bit more crispy. the cheese and mushrooms were excellent. Large portions on everything including the gelato!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and great service
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Second trip to Nino's. 1st time 2 months ago had Sea Bass and Eggplant Parmesan (excellent as was the service). This time started with Caesar Salad and Beet Salad with warm Goat Cheese; both outstanding. Entrees were Sea Bass and Branzino; both excellent. The sides were outstanding; greens with garlic and very crispy roasted potatoes. Wine list is nice, prices moderately high but not outrageous. Food pricing is good for the quality and portions, making this a good value. Staff were very attentive, friendly, and helpful. The ambiance quiet, decor "old world Italy"; a great place to have conversation. Truly enjoyed both of my meals there, and will return again and often. Pasta selections look incredible, and will try that next!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent food
    Tobyonekenobie
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Had the fish special...fantastic. Tried my wife's pizza...not so good. The pasta special another member of the party had was good but there wasn't much pasta and the calamari was rubbery. The mussels were delicious as was the lobster. The wine list had some wonderful wines if you have $300 to drop, otherwise the selection was sparse.
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  • Great lunch spot
    Nick
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    A really good place for a business lunch in the Turtle Bay area. Unlike many cramped restaurants in the neighborhood, there is plenty of space and it is quiet enough to have a conversation. The menu has a wide range of dishes and everything I have tried has been well prepared. The set lunch is good value. One of the best Italian restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 318 reviews are from the Nino's Positano reviews archive.
  • Tried and true - and gelato!
    OliviaPVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Can always count on a good dinner. The staff is very friendly -- Christian is a great waiter. Look forward all winter long to the delicious gelato that's offered on the street during warmer weather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails!!
    Yummy325VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Niño's is delicious and the staff is wonderful! I have been going there for the last 6 years and I am never disappointed. The food is great and the pizzas are yummy. The staff is friendly and welcoming and don't rush you through your meal. You get to enjoy and dine! The wine list us great and has a wide variety of both wines and prices. The new menu is fabulous with the homemade pastas and the best chicken parmigiana in the city!!! I bring all my friends there and everytime they visit....they want to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 restaraunts in one
    Bill
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was not attentive
    Mpf1VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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.
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  • 2nd Avenue Gem
    Arl10019
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New try for restaurant week
    Barbny
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything okay until the desserts.
    junkfoodjunkie
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time there & very pleased
    Tony
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood, too!
    BarryWind
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    This was a wonderful experience. For an app, I ordered a pizza from their next door pizzeria, Bellissima. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not much to say. First, I
    FoodFile
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
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  • Dine in the sunken dining room
    LEXave
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Slow Service
    SnipdoggydogVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a date!
    TullyB
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Affordable Italian
    Bob13wVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    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.
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  • Classic Italian!
    RicNYC
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delicious!
    Shipster
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot wine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We like fine wine, and its clear that some/all of the bottles are not held in temperature controlled conditions.
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  • Would go back
    Lakegirl
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    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.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas dinner italian style
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    an enjoyable place to celebrate with family or friends, serving authentic Italian food and wine. reasonably priced. good, friendly service.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Family Restaurant
    Maya
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    A good family owned restaurant that had a lot of options, including pizza. Great food and good wine.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice cozy atmoshpere, food
    4everdiner
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Nice cozy atmoshpere, food well prepared Alcohol reasonably priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newintown
    newintown
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    comfortable ambience, not too extravagant, but cozy, friendly service, great food. Sublte and low key, but of great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.