Pasta's (all homemade) were
Pasta's (all homemade) were spectacular. Service was friendly and not pushy or overwhelming. My only complaint is that they don't serve bread. Bread is integral to the italian table and should be provided. I shouldn't have to ask for it
2/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I live close to Nessa and
I live close to Nessa and have always driven by and wanted to go. After checking out the menu and good reviews online my boyfriend and I decided to go there to celebrate our anniversary. Great spot! cozy interior, attractive bar and good lighting. The staff was personable and professional. The only negative thing I can say is the food took a bit long, but I didn't mind waiting. At the end of our meal our waiter brought out two glasses of complimentary moscato to help us celebrate! Nice touch. Will definitely be back! Can't wait to try out the patio in the summer!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
very nice restaurant,good
very nice restaurant,good to very good food, I love it because one can go for apetizers with no pressure to make a big meal out of it, and it's open pretty late for westchester county. Darkish ambience, pretty noisy, I expected a far more expensive restaurant so was pleasantly surprised. I really like it.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The online reservations worked
The online reservations worked well; we were seated immediately. Our serveer, Ricky, was knowledgable about the food selections and preparation, he was attentive but no obtrusive and he had a great sense of humor. The monk fish special was tender and moist and the chicken under a brick was delicious. This place is definitely a keeper
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific food, particularly
Terrific food, particularly the apps. I recommend getting a half portion main course and splitting several first courses. Very poor wine list kept it from a higher rating -- too few and poor price points.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nessa does everything right!
Nessa never disappoints! Everything on the menu is expertly executed. Very tasty - fish, steak, pastas- unique and interesting flavors and flavor combinations. Staff is also great and the wine list is solid. Our favorite Italian in Westchester and top 5 Westchester/NYC.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Be careful on a Saturday night.
Be careful on a Saturday night. The crowds created an unacceptable level of noise, making it quite difficult for table conversation. Service, which is typicaly excellent during thev week, was quite challanging and neglectful. And the food, which is the reason we go, came to the table in a most unprofessional manner. Fish, overcooked, chaos with who got what, and just an overall lack of a personal touch.
Yes, they bought us desert as a gesture of an apology, but since we drive from the otherside of the county, and our friends come up from Manhattan, it's time for us to move on.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
not an elaborate menu but everything is made to perfection. Flavors are out of the box.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food excellent service
Great food excellent service fair prices. What more can you ask for. The food was well thought out and prepared perfectly. There were some very creative interpertaions of classic dishes. The homemade pasta was especally good.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
went for Mother's Day Brunch, I don't usually like to go out on a holiday, the resturants are nuts!!1 but here it was really nice, sat in the front window with the window folded open to the outside, and the food was great. Only complaint, went with my son and nephew who are big eaters, and they would have liked more food! I will be back with my daughter.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
long time favorite
we are long time fans of nessa and return often, love it! the food is consistently great and the bar turns out perfect cocktails!! every pasta dish i've had has been spot on, and don't be afriad to try the chicken under the brick - it says fra diavolo sauce, but it's more of an sweet/sour flavor than spicy.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal, great service
A relaxing, quiet weekday evening of good food and good wine. Enjoyed the attentive, no pressure service. We shared the roasted vegetable salad which is more than enough for two people. Both of us had the 1/2 size portion of pasta ( carbonara and bolognese) which were delicious and plenty.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely local spot
Nessa was a lovely place for dinner. The food was very tasty and served in reasonable proportions that let you enjoy the meal without feeling overstuffed. The meal was reasonably priced. The restaurant is extremely attractive and comfortable. Both the hostess and management were welcoming and very attentive. The only negative was our waiter who was very friendly and nice, but not very well trained at table waiting. He removed courses too promptly or not at all. He picked up our check from the table before we were ready to leave. All in all though, I look forward to returning.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Delightful Surprise
We had never heard about Nessa before a friend of a friend mentioned the place. It sounded very pleasant and so, for a birthday, 4 of us went for our first visit. Nessa is welcoming from the minute you step inside.You can't wait to check out the menu, which, thankfully, is very manageable with something for all types of diners. . Their signature dish, Rigatoni Bolognese was exactly as a signature dish should be. The Rotisserie Chicken was moist and tender and the Eggplant Parmigiana was a rave. Service was pleasant enough, although we did sense a bit of superciliousness from our waiter, One overall quibble, though, is that the prices are a bit high for the portions we received.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
nessa- a lovely dining experience
We (my wife and I) had a very good meal at nessa. The room itself is beautiful, the rest rooms immaculate and gorgeous. The pappardelle carbonara I had was fresh and delicious---they make their own pasta. I had a meatball and risotto appetizer that was outstanding-- the portion almost too big though--3 giant meatballs, a wonderful combination of robustness and delicacy. My wife's roasted vegetable salad was among the best we have ever tasted! The dessert was a banana giambote ---absolutely rich and delicious.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable Start to Finish
This was our second time at Nessa and we will absolutely recommend it to others. Not sure why it took us so long to go back! The waiters enjoy their interaction with diners and they are very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was great, though a bit on the expensive side. You can enjoy conversation with your meal unlike so many other well known places. Definitely give it a try
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a neighborhood gem....If
This is a neighborhood gem....If crowded, it can be noisy. Food is delicious. Would like to try the outdoor seating next time. We enjoyed our waiter and will certainly be back.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellence in Port Chester
A Memorable experience with each course better than the next. Service was detail oriented and on point. New York City vibe and excellence in Portchester. We will return often. We highly recommend the short rib and the handmade pasta carbonara. The outdoor garden is adorable with a bocce court in back,will play next time.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Neighborhood GEM!
We are fortunate enough to dine at Nessa at least once every two weeks. The food is delicious, the service is attentive, friendly and professional. The ambiance is comfortable, especially the well maintained GARDEN!!! I am very surprised by all the negative reviews, we have been dining at Nessa for years and have never had poor service, etc. Oh well, some people must just be miserable! Cannot wait to get back to Nessa ASAP!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We find the food offerings
We find the food offerings very unique to Nessa and always delicious. Each time we go we try something different and haven't been disappointed yet. Depending upon the number of guests, the noise level varies from romantic to very energetic. The staff is very welcoming and professional. Nessa, as small as it is, is definitely a "go to" restaurant for us.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent - wait
Food was excellent - wait staff very attentive and friendly. Would definitely go back.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One special place
Nessa was recommended by a friend who frequented the Greenwich area. We made the 60 mile trip and were not disappointed. Unique and vibrant decor, helpful and courteous staff, and most importantly wonderful food describes this neighborhood eatery. From the basil pesto bruschetta to grandma's eggplant siciliano to the espresso mousse, Nessa's recipes excited the palate. A joy to visit and well worth the drive.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner and Dessert next door
Delicious dinner at Nessa! The arugula salad was really fresh, very tasty. The pear salad very good as well. The bolognese pasta, a house favorite..excellent!! The skirt steak was delicious, seasoned nicely, had a little bit of a light au jus with it to make the mashed potatoes more interesting. if you want a light dish, the monkfish was nice. Generous portions!! Saving yourself for dessert is a MUST! BUT, PAY YOUR CHECK AND GO NEXT DOOR TO ZEPOLE ME, owned by Mark from Nessa, and business partner, Robert. The classic/ modern zepoles, dipping sauces NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! They are fresh and melt in your mouth delish! Enjoy their sandwich/ salad menu for lunch or dinner. Bring the kids!
Highly recommend Nessa/Zepole for your next dining!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the bruschetta course
Loved the bruschetta course and pastas. As always! See you soon.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent special occasion meal!
This is our favorite special occasion restaurant - we've never been disappointed. The food is always a joy, the syrah we chose was spectacular, my mojito was to die for ... and they even put a sparkler in my son's dessert and sang happy birthday. Couldn't have been happier!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with nice vibe
Hadn't been here for years, was surprisingly not crowded (but was late August vacation time). Everyone enjoyed their food and remarked well above the norm. Appetizers were great for sharing. Service was friendly and efficient, Décor is on the hip but comfortable side.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth a visit.
Having just moved to Greenwich our first night out was spent at Nessa. Having lived in London, Long Island and New York I must say Nessa will be added to our list of favorite local dining spots.Fresh pasta and an eclectic menue make Nessa a resturant you should not miss.Our waiter Criss was great,very helpful and a pleasure to converse with. Give Nessa a try.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We frequent Nessa and its always good! We have never had a bad meal. Appetizers, salads, entrees are all always fresh and delicious!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nessa is a reliable Gem
Nessa is always a delight. The food never disappoints, and is very consistent. The service is always excellent and attentive, .
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outside dining
Had another wonderful meal at Nessa. Perfect night for dining outside (much quieter out there). The service and food were great, and it was topped off by zeppoles from next door. We'll be back
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good! Our go to place! Will definitely go back, again and again!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food, great service.....I will be back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Nessa. We brought the kids and the staff bent over backwards to make them anything they wanted. We all loved the food, and the experience. We will be back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time there and just
Second time there and just as pleaded.consistent and friendly service and great food
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local dining
Haven't been to Nessa's for a while but my friend wanted to go there for her birthday. It was a great experience from the moment we arrived and were greeted warmly by Peter who continued to join us throughout the evening. Our waiter Ricky was amazing-attuned to our every need, attentive to every detail (down to immediately offering club soda to my friend when he noticed she was trying to remove a food stain). Ricky was truly very professional.... he might have been one of the best servers I've experienced in a very long time! The food selection is fantastic, beautifully presented and everything was outstanding. They even provided my friend a birthday cake gratis...very classy - no silly singing-just a sparkler and some staff. Great place!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice date night
I had been to Nessa once before for brunch with a group and the food was great! My husband and i just went last weekend for a date night to celebrate our anniversary and we loved the food. We both got pasta dishes which we would recommend - which is saying alot because my husband is Italian and we don't often go out for Italian food because of it. I wish they had a slightly bigger menu, but everything was great. The nutella desert is wonderful!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently amazing food
Dined here a few times and I am always impressed with my meal. Not the same old boring menu you find at most other Italian restaurants. I guess that's why it is always packed with people when I go there. Can't wait to go back!!! For a great meal order the bruschetta appetizer, roasted veggie salad n spinach gnocchi. I wish I only had left room for dessert.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nessa was great
We had a nice, tasty dinner before catching a show at the Cap. On;y downer was the parking. We'll be back with quarters!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The perfect balance!
Food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding! I was a little nervous when we sat down about the noise level but after only a short while the place was packed and the noise level didn't really seem to increase! A friend and I sat for quite a while catching-up and we were not pestered by the wait-staff ... they came when necessary...I don't like to be pushed through my meals!! For only getting out once-in-a-while having two babies at home, this was the perfect balance of good food, friendly staff and fabulous atmosphere!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We all enjoyed the food. Chicken
We all enjoyed the food. Chicken under brick was excellent. Salads and pastas very good. Lovely ambience but way too noisy.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A group of 8 of us had dinner at Nessa before heading out to a concert at the Capital Theater ( an 8 minute walk). We had a reservation. We were seated promptly, the waiter asked if we were going to a show, so he could insure that we had enough time. The food was delicious, the service very attentive, and very nice ambiance.
I would definitely go back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good, wait staff attentive and professional. A little pricey but within norms for the area.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good and the menu
Food was good and the menu was terrific. The service wasn't as good as the food. The waiter had a weird affectation.
He almost couldn't be bothered....
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
would definitely go again
Everything we had was delicious and served in a timely, but relaxed manner. Appreciated being able to order a half portion. I accidentally ordered the wrong wine and the waiter graciously took it back and gave me another. Wish I lived in the area and could go again easily.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM