Nizza - NYC
Nizza - NYC

Nizza - NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nizzanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129561800
  • 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.
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Nizza - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
186 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (103)great for outdoor dining (69)great for lunch (63)fit for foodies (43)great for brunch (31)late-night find (30)good for groups (25)romantic (21)kid-friendly (21)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (15)special occasion (15)notable wine list (13)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Nizza Rules
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have been eating at this restaurant for years and it's alwYs a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pizza is outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went and tried two different pizzas, the magnetite and the quatro formagio. The pizza is SO flavourful and deliciously cooked!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BoopsterVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Wow-talk about noisy. Probably should have eaten outside where you only had to listen to the car horns. Unfortunately will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great NYC bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you are looking for a NYC resturant with a local feel...this is it. It's located on the heart of Hell's Kitchen. I have eaten here my last 6 trips to NYC. I LOVE IT.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a real find
    AmyJ
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We chose the restaurant for a friend who is on a gluten-free diet. Her meal and the rest of ours was great. We were still talking about the food when we got back to our office.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative lunch menu
    Travelgal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've eaten at Nizza on several occasions in the past but always for diner. My husband likes to go there because they have a gluten free menu available. This time, we went at lunch time. I was pleasantly suprised to see that their lunch menu was not simply a less expensive version of their dinner menu with smaller portions and lower prices. They actually have a completely separate array of food for lunch, as well as a brunch menu with different food as well. I enjoyed a delicious personal pizza made with artichokes and goat cheese. The crust was warm, fresh and chewy. I would definitely go there for lunch again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Regular
    Docsfavorite
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Nizza's is one of our favorite Midtown restaurants. Like most places, the service and food quality is better Thursday through Saturday. Our last visit was a Tuesday evening after a show. The service was friendly yet uneven. The wait staff was not as professional. The serving pathway traffic was cluttered (servers other than ours asked patrons to move in so they could pass; seemed curt in tone when asking for a consideration.) The salmon entry had much too much broccoli and could use something else to complement the fish. Mondays and Tuesdays are not usually the "A" team for service or staff. Simply put: The late night experience was acceptable yet not as noteworthy as we have come to expect of Nizza's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pre-theater spot
    Cc1991
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Delicious, fresh food and pleasurable service at this Hell's Kitchen eatery. Highly recommended for pre-theater dining. Best Caesar salad I've had in a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gluten free menu
    CanadianGirls
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Socca was very tasty and crisp with a tender center. Veal was perfect, greens lightly cooked. Salad very fresh. Timely friendly service. Allergy friendly. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place to be
    snel
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok this time.
    BeeBee
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deliciously gluten free!
    Krishgf
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    critic
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always the best, we've been coming every week or close to it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nizza Midtown West
    RJRoma3000
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab service for allergy sufferer
    Canary
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    luv2dineforlunch
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was our favorite restaurant of the year! Great food, atmosphere, and reasonably priced for lunch; and extremely good with food allergies.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    LB416
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golfisfun
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Midtown / West Side Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great wait staff, delicious food!
    LMiles
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • uneven experience
    merriam
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing find!
    AmyCVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Prices
    NYork
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alternative to Theater Dinning
    LIFoodGuy15232
    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!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free heaven
    Glutenfree33VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUSIEMAC
    SUSIEVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten free
    SupperThyme
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my -go-to places
    DavidAdelman
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find for Sunday dinner
    hopper1008
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Italian food
    MikeKVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect For Early Post Matinee
    Jerry
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overated!
    Smile
    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
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NIZZA
    jewel
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Love love love..great food..great fun..great service..one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd visit; didn't disappoint
    Outoftowner
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Love Nizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    2guysNYC
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    NYCfind
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    There were plenary of choices on the menu. Food was hot. Pizza was perfectly cooked and not over seasoned. The place was packed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pp
    LolitaVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic