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Nizza - NYC
Nizza - NYC

Nizza - NYC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nizzanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 956-1800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Andy D'Amico
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 44th and 45th Streets
  • Public Transit: A, C & E trains to 42nd St.
  • Parking: No
A word from Nizza - NYC
Nizza is a casual Italian restaurant located in the heart of Hell's Kitchen. Chef Andy D'Amico uses the cuisine of the Italian Riviera as a starting point for his exploration of Italy. Our house speciality is our "Socca." Socca is a chick pea crepe baked in our brick oven, traditional to the French city of Nice. Our menu has a wonderful selection of antipasti, salads, soups, pizza, pasta and entrees. We were higlighted in 2008 "Cheap Eats" issues by Time Out New York and New York Magazine. As well as Time Out New York's Top 100 food items of 2008.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I found this restaurant through a review in Wine Spectator, which had said the wine prices were "inexpensive". Not true, the prices here are about the some as club 21. Nevertheless, a very good restaurant which I would recommend."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "They have an entire gluten free menu/ I loved my socca bread funghi pizza - they were happy to make substitutions for my 16 yr old niece when we came after seeing a show"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I will say the food was very good, it was our first time there and we will be back. The only negative was the noise level, it was so loud we could not even hear ourselves talk. You are not rushed but you can be in and out quickly."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food (gluten free or not) was excellent. Normal size portions which were just perfect. What a treat to have gluten free bread delivered to the table pre meal! Great for a pre show meal as well."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Nizza is a great place for gluten free diners--and everyone else too. The chick pea crust pizzas are awesome and VERY filling. Service is always good and it's perfect for pre-theater."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Located in busy area of Hell's kitchen, the restaurant offers a great variety of italian cuisine dishes. Could be packed and long waiting time is not unheard of, but definitely worth it to wait a little. Warm chocolate cake with some ice-cream on top was a great addition to the meal."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Nizza is a pre-theater stand-by for me. Was entertaining my teenage niece and it was a perfect spot as the food ranges from the simple to the elegant. She enjoyed a simple pasta, while i dug in to my perfectly cooked octopus. Staff is friendly and helpful. Seats are tightly packed and the restaurant gets busy. Reservations a must."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Discovered Nizza a couple of years back after finding ourselves hungry and on the street following a matinee which ended earlier than expected. Most restautants don't open until 5:00 PM, which is fine for evening play goers, but not so good for matinee audiences who are looking for a serious place to eat as early as 4:00 PM. The food and service have always been excellent, and we return often whenever we're attending theater in the area. The customers tend to be a diverse group which speaks well of Nizza's ability to create an inviting environment for everyone."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First time to this restaurant with a friend. For an Italian restaurant, we found the food was just average in preparation and taste. Very busy. Need more wait staff. Tables are crowded togther. There are a lot of restaurants on Ninth Ave., so I would recommend one that is not as frantic for a relaxing meal. Smile"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Love love love..great food..great fun..great service..one of our favorites."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Second visit with teenagers. Great food but the lamb dish is the winner. Make sure to book a table. Tables near patio doors in summer are great."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I eat gluten free because I have too. It is wonderful to find Nizza with all of the options it gives me to eat GF. I especially enjoy the GF bread option. I enjoy all of the dishes that I have eaten. I would really like it if Nizza improved their dessert options as they are weak. Overall I go to Nizza on a regular basis. Thank you"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went here for our anniversary dinner. The food was great and we enjoyed the view of the street from our table - great people watching spot. Small outdoor seating area on sidewalk."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "There were plenary of choices on the menu. Food was hot. Pizza was perfectly cooked and not over seasoned. The place was packed."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was an ok place for pre-theater dinner. Pizza was tasty, wine ok, and pretty noisy. I'd recommend this for a pre-theater dinner because of the location and relatively modest cost (for NYC) but not for a more leisurely dinner."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Convenient theater district dining but not the best choice. Extremely loud, forcing a large party to break into twosomes for conversation. Mediocre pizza - too much dough, not enough topping. Decent service and ambience but the food doesn't measure up."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Love it here. Can't go two weeks without it. Quattro formaggi pizza And the best burratta I've ever had"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "They had a great gluten-free menu (made to be gluten-free, not eliminating or substituting). The restaurant was hot, cramped, tiny table, and the wine was pretty bad."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nizza is a gorgeous little place. It is cozy, with tons of character. Food is good. The inside is open to the outside."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My daughter has milk,egg,strawberry & shellfish allergies - staff knowledgeable & made us feel very welcome"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was mediocre at best and the service was terrible. Had to remind waitress twice for a drinks order we placed and the bread we asked for several times never arrived. The chicken paillard had one piece of mozzarella, the lardons on the kale salad were burnt to a crisp and the chicken in both dishes was overcooked. Picked this spot specifically for the gluten free option but with so many other great gluten free restaurants in the city I would neither recommend nor return."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I travel around the world and am in NY a dozen times a year for business. I was entertaining clients and from the beginning to the end it was an unpleasant experience. I never post reviews, so this is unusual. Service - very slow, not knowledgable and unexperienced servers. Food - poor. We really didn't like any of the appetizers or our meals. The quality is just not good. I can't recommend."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is a nice theater-district restaurant. Food was good & very reasonable. They did an especially great job with the gluten free, even bringing gluten free bread, and asking if anyone was gluten free as soon as we walked in. The eggplant appetizer was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Burrate for delicious. Ordered the Sunday Pasta and it was no better than Chef Boyardi...noodles was soggy and overcooked, sauce was flavorless and the meatballs...I am not sure what kind of meat they were made from but they were soft and had an odd taste. May be the worst spaghetti and meatballs I have ever eaten. Waitress was attentive and accommodating and the restaurant is located near the theatre district. Otherwise I would never eat there again. Maybe just ordered the wrong thing...but seriously...how hard is it the make a tasty Sunday Pasta?"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was delicious but portions were on the smaller size. Very good gluten free options."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was a wonderful choice for "before the show" dining. Close to the theater district, excellent service, very good food. The decor was pleasant, and the wine list was fun."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have been patrons of Nizza for several years. Great find. Small. Accessible, and after pre-theater rush, quite a pleasant, even romantic place. Excellent food choices from the Socca and eggplant involintini to the Banzino. One of the best gluten-free menus in the city. The service is friendly and attentive. We have had lunches, pre-theater and post-theater dinners there, and we will continue to do so. Worth the return."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Loved the extensive gluten-free menu. Rarely are there so many options for GF that I feel the need to come back so I can try a different dish! Wish they had a children's menu."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Staff very accommodating. Shrimp salad (on lunch menu) very fresh and delicious, and gluten-free bed, a yummy bonus. And we had a ringside seat to a World Cup game...with captions!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My second visit here. First time was with a client who recommended the place last November. We went there prior to a show. Great waitress and service - food was wonderful. Second visit in June was disappointing. I arranged dinner with family members visiting from out of town. Thought this was perfect since it was close to the W HOTEL and the food and svc was great the last time. The waitress seemed disinterested in serving us,, clearly had an attitude, didn't check on our table regularly. As a frequent dinner, my choice of the restaurant was disappointing and I was embarrassed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was the third time to Nizza. I love the Northern Italian with a twist. I ordered theSkate Fish in Piccata Sauce which was excellent. One friend had Linguine with White Clam Sauce which was very Good but the small amount pasta. Whats up? The prices are reasoneable for Manhattan and the quality is always very fine. There was a Lemon Ricotta Tortelloni which was delicate and quite delicious. It was a hot evening on 9th Ave and we weren't really feeling like a full course meal. The portions they dish out are figuring that you will have an appetizer and entre. But they are still on the small size. In Italy you expect that in many restaurants but this is the USA and people want a bit more."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was my 2nd visit to Nizza. I went in with high expectations since the 1st visit was so good. We went for a preshow dinner, the place was about 1/3 full. The waitress took our order and gave a good recommendation. When the food arrived, 2 servers delivered it. They promptly spilled a drink all over my wife and I. Accidents happen. We cleaned up as we sat in wet chairs, shoes and clothes. Once cleaned up, we finished dinner and prepared to leave, still wet. As I said, accidents happen, but what I didn't except was to have no one from the waitress to the manager to ignore it happened. No one came to check to see if everything was ok. I paid the check, left a reasonable tip since the food itself was good, but no 3rd visit for me."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great service!!! Wonderful so ac varieties... Plus a gluten free menu"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time I've eaten at Nizza and food is really great. You can't beat the location. It's always busy there so must make a reservation. Great meet up place!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We were staying on 8th Ave but someone recommended we go to 9th Ave for less expensive food and a neighborhood feel. That was good advice and this restaurant was a good find. We sat just inside but had the benefit of the open air and people-watching. I had the eggplant Parmesan appetizer (enough for a light appetite) and my companion had the pasta dish with shrimp and a light sauce. She noted that there were hardly any snow peas in the dish so the waitress brought her a side of them to add. Our total bill, which included two martins, Cameron about $50. Service was very good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The best gluten free menu anywhere! My husband and I go to Nizza every time we are in the city. Have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "On my second visit , Nizza was just as excellent as the first time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Nizza is one of my favorite places. Its delicious food, tasteful decor and exemplary service offer a fine-dining experience that won't break the bank. I would recommend it to anyone for a leisurely dinner, a romantic date night or a quick bite before the theatre. Thank you, Nizza!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had dinner at Nizza in late June. We went after a play, and our table was ready and waiting for us when we got there. This was our 2nd visit to Nizza, as we go to NYC once a year to get some "culture" as opposed to our home in SW Florida. The meal and service was very good. We like the food and the casual atmosphere that Nizza exudes. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Pre-dinner bread was good, but my chicken milanese main course looked good but lacked taste, even after waitress said it was the most popular chicken dish on the menu. I wouldn't order it again. I also tasted the "most popular pasta dish" according to same waitress--their spaghetti and meatballs--and it too was only mediocre. So I can't recommend the main courses. The two desserts, chocolate cake with (ice) cream and strudel with (ice) cream, however, were on a totally different level than any of the other food and were outstanding. I would go there for the outdoor ambience--eat outside by the sidewalk, as we did--and for the desserts, but the rest of the food that needs considerable improvement."
    Dined on 6/9/2014