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1 Nocello, New York, NY

1 Nocello

4.7
4.7
2342 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food in a romantic atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 713-0224

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Quaint, elegant and sophisticated restaurant located in midtown, perfect for special celebrations and corporate events.

  • Private party contact

    Constantino Iriza: (877) 925-8639

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between 8th Avenue and Broadway

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 2,342 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. F

    Foodies

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Nocello before seeing a show at Radio City Music Hall. Everything was great and we will for sure come back to enjoy another delicious meal. We will also recommend this restuarant to our friends.
  2. a

    andyp

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall very nice but not quite as good as normal.
  3. L

    Linda

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable all around; food, ambience and the pride shown by the staff. The mixologist at the bar was superb!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Did was good but not great
  5. MG

    MichaelG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent meal!
  7. SJ

    SandraJ

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been coming to Nicello for many years and hadn't been to NYC since the pandemic hit. I am so happy they made it!! Love thier fresh food and flexibility to adjust and make changes that make me very happy. Definitely a place I will continue to visit every time I am in the Bug Apple!!!
  8. m

    maureenl

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute fantastic experience! Entrees were delicious beyond description, prepared to perfection. Excellent, attentive servers. Ambiance was lovely, welcoming with understated sophistication. Mouthwatering desserts were the perfect finale. I would make a special trip back to NYC just to dine at this wonderful restaurant!
  9. RH

    RHAR

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  10. RI

    RICKP

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was wonderful. We were in no rush and we were not rushed. There was time between the appetizers and main course which was just right for us. My only negative comment is when the table next to us asked for their bill they were presented with a gratis after dinner cordial. When we asked for our bill we were not treated the same. No gratis cordials for us. Disappointing.
  11. CJ

    ChrisJul

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went to Nocello to have dinner with my mom and brother who is physically disabled and in a wheel chair. I did not know there was stairs to enter the venue and had asked if there was another entrance to be informed that was the only way in. Nocello had out door seating so they suggested if we wanted to eat outdoors. The weather was very nice and it was still early in the evening only 5pm, so we decided to dine outdoors. The outdoor seating area was composed of foldable chairs and tables and they were able to accommodate my brother again by lifting up the table a few more inches so he could sit comfortably and enjoy his dinner while my mom and I also sat with some comfort. The wine was great and the appetizers were delicious, the entre was good (I've had better) but it was sufficient. The staff was accommodating and very friendly.
  12. j

    judi

    New York Area

    118 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    The absolute worst; no air contioning in the back dining area...never told us when we arrived...the service was slow and the food was terrible. $13.00 for a bottle of sparking water; $18.00 for a glass of wine; $12 for a salad that had the least amount of lettuce and tomatoes. I have been here before, but will NEVER, EVER RETURN AGAIN. IT IS A RIP OFF
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nocello is authentic in every sense of the word - the wait staff in their white shirt and ties to their beautiful Italian accents. The food is made, presented, and tastes of care and thought. At our table we had Risotto and Langoustine, Veal, Salmone, mussels, tiramisu, crème brûlée, pistachio cake, and the best crusty breads. It was fantastic! I can’t wait to go back and eat here on every return trip to NYC.
  14. MW

    MaureenW

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fresh and delicious, the service and hospitality, outstanding.
  15. KC

    KCJC

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely place, I might want to keep it to myself. Great service, charming owner, and every meal has been perfect.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal, good service and a pleasant environment
  17. M

    Matt

    New York Area

    150 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time back in almost 3 years because of the COVID plague. It was wonderful to see that 1 Nocello made it though, the same faces were there and the same very tasty food was waiting. A "Don't Miss!" place is 1 Nocello.
  18. R

    Reviewer129

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small but consistent with most midtown Italian non-chain restaurants. Very pleasant and comfortable interior. Waiters very pleasant and attentive, but not intrusive. Large and varied menu. Went there for first time for restaurant week but ordered off the regular menus . Will make preparation adjustments where needed. Will definitely go back!
  19. SL

    SueL

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in NY for a girls weekend to see Music Man. I selected Nocello based on location- very close to our hotel. A bit deceiving from the outside. You might walk right past the door. The restaurant opens up in the back to a very nice space. All tables had beautiful single roses on the tables. Wait staff were attentive and offered suggestions when asked. Everyone loved their entrees. We had a variety of offerings- veal, gnocchi, haddock and tortellini. Everyone was happy! Nice wine selection, reasonable prices. I’d definitely go back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this NYC gem! Staff is wonderful and the food is consistently superb!
  21. NS

    NancyS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Nocello. The owners/staff are as terrific as the food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Food was very well prepared.
  23. DJ

    DavidJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was incredible. The service, not so much.
  24. AM

    AnneM

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    To enter: walk down a few steps into a welcoming but dim space, just what we were looking for. Early dinner before theater; restaurant was rather quiet (nice). Menus have backlighting built-in, so they are easy to read (nice) in the gentle room lighting. Good selection of dishes with several off-menu specials available. For starters we had 1) carpaccio and 2) endive salad – ample sizes and tasty. For entreés, we each chose a veal dish (several on offer) and were happy with our selections. Had we not had starters, we might have wanted to add a side or to have dessert, but portions were substantial – fine for us. Wines by the glass were rather expensive ($17 and up); we chose a bottle of Montalcino ($45), which seemed like a bargain by comparison. It was excellent with the entrees. I definitely recommend the restaurant and hope to go back.
  25. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Delicious food,great service and ambience. Attentive owners.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and proprietors lovely and welcoming. Food always highest quality ingredients expertly prepared. A hidden gem in soulless midtown.
  27. T

    Tricia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Made a reservation based on previous reviews. On the positive side, wait staff was very friendly when we arrived. Two people in our party had the spinach ravioli and said it was good. On the negative side, "special" fish salad was not only unappealing to look at...tasted awful too...surprised they would serve as a special. My fresh fish of the day was overcooked, (perhaps reheated via microwave) old broccoli and old potatoes. The entire plate looked very uninviting. Restaurant is a convenient location to Studio 54 but would not return.
  28. NC

    NCVFC17

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a wonderful meal by this gem of a restaurant. We have been customers for years and the service is always excellent and the food terrific. Whether you order off the menu or get the specials, you will not be disappointed!
  29. N

    Nancy

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Perfect for pre-theater. I mentioned that I had a 7pm show and the food came out promptly, but I never felt rushed at all when I was done eating. The staff and owner were all incredibly nice and accommodating. Will definitely be back!
  30. v

    velcro

    Los Angeles

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great. Convenience to theaters a big plus.
  31. MD

    MarianneD

    Chicago

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was taken right back to Italy when I walked through the doors of Nocello and was greeted with buona sera. Nocello is quiet, intimate and romantic. The Italian gentleman and woman who seem to be owners or oversee everything we’re so sweet and friendly. Our server didn’t greet us with his name and he was hard to engage, but the other staff was engaging and friendly as they delivered food, cleared dishes and filled our wine & water glasses. My husband and I shared a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino, my favorite wine. He started with the caprese salad, which was sweet fresh tomatoes with mozzarella, roasted red peppers, basil with a drizzling of balsamic vinegar. I had the melon & prosciutto, which was ripe and sweet honeydew melon with thin slices of salty prosciutto. For dinner I had the baked clams oreganata appetizer, which were six little neck clams with a coating of breadcrumbs and seasoning. My husband had the vitello martini, veal encrusted in parmigiano cheese, sautéed with white wine & lemon. The veal was so tender. We also ordered a side of garlic bread which was amazing!. I just loved thick slices of crusty bread coated with lots of garlic and herbs. We shared a slice of pistachio cake serve with ice cream & whipped cream. Sweet & tasty. My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner, so delicious. At the end of the meal, the lady came by with complimentary shots of nocello, which is a walnut liquor. Such a nice touch! I wish I lived in NYC or had a few more days in town because I would revisit this restaurant. It’s that good. Don’t miss Nocello, it’s a hidden gem in New York City.
  32. A

    Artguy

    New York Area

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply! I love this restaurant. Great food and service.
  33. A

    Artguy

    New York Area

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How wonderful to have this excellent Italian restaurant convenient to Broadway and Lincoln Center. However, we dine there regularly because of the delicious cuisine and superb service. We love this restaurant.
  34. e

    elissag

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of the best Italian restaurants in the theater district. The food was delicious and the prices were reasonable.
  35. R

    Rosemary

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt service and tasty fresh dishes. Great spot for pre-theater dinner.
  36. o

    operalover212

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, but will definitely NOT be the last! Delicious food - especially the Baked oyster appetizer and the Grilled Shrimp special. Service was so professional in this pretty restaurant right off 8th Avenue. Be sure to try the scrumptious pistachio cake from Italy, which came with fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream. Perfect ending to a perfect meal!
  37. DM

    DianeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.
  38. LS

    LeslyeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very convenient location. Very good service: Delicious food & good size portions.
  39. JC

    JohnC

    Portland

    209 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really excellent traditional Italian food based on quality ingredients and expert culinary talent.
  40. C

    Clara

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner including endive salad, salmon with mustard sauce, chocolate cake flewn in from Italy and espresso. All were terrific as was the attentive service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

1 Nocello is rated 4.7 stars by 2342 OpenTable diners.

1 Nocello does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for 1 Nocello

257 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 8th Avenue and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 713-0224

  • Private party facilities

    Quaint, elegant and sophisticated restaurant located in midtown, perfect for special celebrations and corporate events.

  • Private party contact

    Constantino Iriza: (877) 925-8639

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