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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
  • "If you love sitting by a busy street in Hell's Kitchen then Nizza is the place for you! Great food, great wine and lively street scene makes for quintessential New York experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I have been to Nizza several times because of their extensive gluten free menu. It was not as good this time around. Lettuce was wilted and chicken was a bit dry. The gf gnocci was still fabulous though!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Delicious gluten free Italian food and even homemade bread. Service was great and we even thought of going back the following night during our 4 day vacation."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We ate here before the theater; the location was good for us. The menu was enticing, but the food was only mediocre. They seem to use a lot of cheese and other fat to make up what they are missing in spicing and delicacy. The bean salad would have been good had the beans been clipped and were the dressing less oily and more tasty. The pizza was okay. Our other dishes were too rich and not flavorful enough. I did not have wine or dessert. I chose a booth, hoping it would be less noisy than the rest of the place. Maybe it was, but we still had trouble hearing each other. To call the noise level "energetic" makes it sound more comfortable than it was. The service was good, though."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Always the best, we've been coming every week or close to it."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is a good place for very reasonably priced standard Italian food. We usually go if we have friends visiting the city who are on a budget and want to dine before seeing a Broaway show. They are able to get the trendy feel and atmosphere of a more pricey Manhattan restaurant without the astronomical bill. The pizza and pastas are always a safe bet. The appetizers are pretty decent size servings and tasty. Again this is a great place to go before an 8:00 show or even after the show for a pizza and drinks."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This is my second visit to Nizza and I can't tell you what a wonderful experience it is for someone like me who has various food sensitivities. The server couldn't have been more gracious about accommodating my needs. She was extremely knowledgeable about ingredients and knew what to recommend. The kitchen staff prepared a beautiful, tasty (and most important--safe) meal for me. My dining companion has no food allergies and she loved her meal as well. Thank you Nizza! I'll definitely be back next time I'm in NYC!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This was our favorite restaurant of the year! Great food, atmosphere, and reasonably priced for lunch; and extremely good with food allergies."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "A favorite spot for our ladies' lunch! We shared socca (melt in your mouth yummy) and both had chickpea/farro/basil soup and turkey/cheese/carmelized onion sandwich. Both delicious and great amount for lunch. The staff never rushes us and they are always friendly."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The food and service were both good. The tables are a bit tight, but relatively comfortable. The only problem we experienced was a bit of dripping water from the awning. Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Nizza is a small place among a lot of options on 9th Ave. Enjoyable food, attentive staff. Outside tables, and on the day we were there, the glass doors were open so that the entire restaurant was able to enjoy the good weather."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We were dining with someone who is on a gluten-free, dairy-free diet and the wait staff was really great about letting us know they had our back. The service was timely and not intrusive. The food was delicious and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "When I arrived around 5:45 on a Tuesday, the place was packed and very loud, with lots of kids, which I'd never seen here before. Although I'd requested a quieter table in reservation comments section, I was directed to one inches away from a four-top with five seated at it, including three children. I explained my initial request and was led to something more isolated. Waitress was pleasant but distracted and forgot an item; entire staff seemed overwhelmed. My food was very good; my companion was disappointed in hers. In no hurry to return here."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We are new to the city and have been to dinner in Chelsea many times so we decided to venture out. Our meal at Nizza was better and half the price of the downtown restaurants. Service was great. Food was fantastic! We will definitely come back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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
  • "I little further from the typical theater dinning but Nizza is worth the extra walk. Simple food well prepared and all fresh ingredients, all at a good price. Best espresso in the city!"
    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
  • "Nizza was recommended as a food allergy friendly restaurant. With a son with several life threatening food allergies, including dairy, I was a little hesitant. No need... My son said it was the best pizza he ever had even without cheese. He saved what pizza he couldn't finish and had it for breakfast. We highly recommend Nizza for any meal (all the food we ate was delicious), but also, recommend for those with special dietary needs. They are very accommodating."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "Get the meatballs appetizer; these are the best meatballs I've ever had!"
    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