1 Nocello

4.6
2331 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2331 people are saying
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vipCarolynM
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to 1 Nocello for many yeas. We have never been disappointed in all the years we have come here to eat.
I recommend it to all

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. A long time friend who worked in the City introduced us to it years ago. It is easy to miss, a neighborhood gem as they say

We try to get there when we are in the City a couple of times each year. It never disappoints!

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lkp1
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really delicious. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Restaurant decor was pretty. I got a salmon and angel hair pasta that was wonderful because there was a very good amount of salmon in it. My husband got a chicken eggplant dish that he really enjoyed. Our appetizers salads were made with the most flavorful tomatoes I’ve had this winter. The panzanella salad was excellent. Bread was served nice and warm. We were very pleased with our pre theater dining event. Will definitely go back.

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Mare
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at 1Nocello at 4pm. We found their metal security gate pulled down. There was no notice of closure and no one answered the phone. We received no notification from the restaurant or Open Table. Had to scramble to find a restaurant. Otherwise everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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viprepast
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family run. Excellent kitchen, attentive service without being obtrusive. Quiet enough to actually talk. No rush.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal outstanding service and great food.

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Ctusms
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow, most of our food was served cold.

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vipCJRK
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both really enjoyed our meals and are looking forward to returning.

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vipChillie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even better than we remembered it from pre-pandemic days. Very good location for north edge of Broadway theater district.

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DGMS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Warm and accommodating service and delicious food.

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LHP1124
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just Wish they had a sit down bar

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going there every year in December (except 2020) as a prelude to the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater at City Center. I’ve never had a bad or mediocre meal there.

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vipBrooklynboy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

service was slow and indifferent. Food did not arrive until 45 minutes after we placed the order and all the food arrived at the same time.

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KathyD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The lamb chops and lobster pasta were outstanding. Great wait staff!

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Vicki
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tables are snugly placed but enough space for quiet conversation. The food was simply delicious. We started our meal with burrata topping thick tomato slices with thin red slices of red onion, the sauce beyond just olive oil. The pasta in clam sauce had lots of clams, nice broth. The crusty bread was delicious, and used to dip some of the sauce. My partner had one of the evenings special a branzina resting on a buttery serving of mashed potatoes and vegetables. Just writing this dining experience makes me want to make another reservation for tonight.

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AlissaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with tasty gluten feee options for our five-year anniversary. The service was friendly & very accommodating for the start of a busy Friday night.

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NikkiT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visit to the city

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LynnP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I realize it’s a crazy busy time in the city but the line of people (all of us with reservations) was the only unpleasant part. We were seated 20 mins after our reservation time. Once in, everything was great. I will go again during a less crowded season.

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vipLizR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delish. Everything’s custom made just the way I liked it.

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vipSaturdayNightDiner
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time here - nice neighborhood type of spot. People were great, service good - food was just very average. But not overpriced, so it was all right.

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vipDanielleL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Good delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made this choice based upon the highly favorable reviews. Quite often, the food does not meet expectations. Not the case here, the great reviews understated every aspect of this restaurant.

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vipImpressed
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. We enjoyed the home made fettuccini with 2 large lobster tails, shrimp and vodka sauce and the vitello del borgo. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service and food in a quaint atmosphere.

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ValerieC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. never disappoints1 Wonderful holiday ambience and great food!

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viptj230
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to be back to a wonderful theater district restaurant. Food and service excellent.

MJ
MJBW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in NYC - we've been coming back since it opened. The owners are so welcoming, the wait staff attentive and competent, and the food is wonderful. Great for visitors to NYC but wonderful for family occasions too.

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vipdogowner
New York Area
169 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Convenient restaurant for pre-theater if you're going to Studio 54 at Roundabout (or to Carnegie Hall). Restaurant was careful and followed NYC Covid protocols. Service started off excellent, but then there was a problem and one in our party didn't get her main course until about 10 minutes after the rest of us. Food varied. Portobello mushroom salad was excellent. Other main courses (shrimp scampi a la nona, pappardele with lamb ragu and calamari puttanesca) were good but we wouldn't order them again.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was awesome

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BLeeNYC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and drinks were very good and the service was attentive and friendly. The cost of the meal was fair too, I didn’t feel like it was overpriced (like I so often do in Manhattan these days). I will dine at Nocello again.

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Brutus1992
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful small place between Columbus Circle and Time Square. Very good Italian for a modest price (by NYC standards). Would definitely come here again. Menu had something for everyone yet wasn't overwhelming. Daily specials were excellent. Reminded me of restaurants in Europe. Small and intimate with personalized service and authentic cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my. What a treat. We had a great Italian dinner here and enjoyed their specials of the night: lobster in pasta and lamb chops with Oysters Rockefeller and Eggplant as appetizer and the best Chianti from Pontedera area of Tuscany. The food was amazing and such great service. This, too, will be a restaurant we will be sure to add to our itinerary whenever we visit NYC. Well done, glad we discovered Nocello’s!!!

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tracieh
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small intimate setting with a variety of rooms, the efficiency & charm of the waiters in the tight spaces was admirable. The food was beautifully prepared, inventive yet traditional, and the prices felt like a bargain in the current climate of pricey restaurants.

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Foodlover
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the 6 of us were very happy with our meal, and the age range was 30's to 80's.
Always a pleasure to go there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and service as always. Every visit to NYC requires a visit to Nocello!!! Bravo!!

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vipMaryC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dark table in the far corner of the restaurant, Food was good as was sevice, Good pre theater italian

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious but because we were sat around the corner in the back, it felt like maybe we were forgotten about for a bit, it took about an hour for a food to come and by that time the restaurant wasn’t too busy anymore. So not sure what the hold up was but the food was great. We had cheese ravioli and lamb ragú. The garlic bread was also amazing.

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Weemz
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great. The table we were initially placed at was very cramped, you were forced to put your feet on the legs of the table, luckily we were moved to a round table. Initially, there was a waiter with an arm brace who was amazing. There was also another waiter taking the orders who wasn't as great. We were browsing the wine list and stated, "We need another minute" and he just stood there. So, we literally had to say, "We aren't going to decide now". The other waiter with the brace came back in time to take our orders. Then it was time to order appetizers. We wanted to order a few salad and appetizers to start and were told that, "I'll be taking all the orders in one sweep", which was a little rude. It kind of told us, "Get me all your orders now because I don't want to come back again." We have waiters in the family and they've never told a table "all orders now" unless it's right before closing. So, he left. Guy in the brace came back and took our orders. The food on the other hand was great. It's a shame because we probably might come back but would have to prep ourselves for this kind of service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding dining experience. As is often said, a neighborhood gem.

And the new menus are actually self back lighted when they are opened! No more fooling around with cell phone flashlights to read the offerings.

How to make a great experience even better.

FAQs

1 Nocello is rated 4.6 stars by 2331 OpenTable diners.

1 Nocello does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.nocello.net.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.