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About 1 Nocello

One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food in a romantic atmosphere.

257 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Between 8th Avenue and Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 713-0224

Website:
http://www.nocello.net/

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

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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

1 Nocello Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for a Date (27)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
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Cozy (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Authentic (17)
Romantic (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Casual (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was fine except our seating was absolutely terrible. We were basically the second to dine and were seated at the first table at the entrance which was busy with people and staff continuously passing us. That table should be the last for anyone to be seated, or taken out completely. Reservations were made weeks ago u think they could of done better. Food and service good though.

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·Dined 5 days ago

It was a nice place and the food was ok. The wine was very good. The valentine’s menu was not my favorite choice but I saw such good stars for this place. Maybe will come to this place again if they change up the menu for the Valentine’s Day.

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Nocellos is consistently great each time we go there. I wish it was more often but we live in Suffolk County.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was great and everything was good

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very charming and romantic, and authentically Italian. Delicious food and attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Chose this restaurant based upon proximity to Carnegie Hall. Our choice was perfect as the Carnegie is a 3 minute walk and the restaurant was excellent.

Located below street level, in a long space with lots of cozy nooks. Even though the restaurant was fully booked, we felt like we were the only people there. The decor is interesting and brought about a warm feel.

Service was knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing or obnoxious. A small bowl of exquisite olives are brought out along with fresh bread to dip into the oil the olives are soaking in. Everything we ordered was excellent: mozzarella burrata with prosciutto appetizer, house-made pappardelle with lamb ragu, chicken francese, and cannoli.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Nocello’s. The staff was engaged and friendly. The ambiance was rustic and warm. Our food arrived in a timely manner well prepared and most importantly hot and steaming. Portion sizes were generous. The wine list was amble and appropriate to the cuisine offered. The desserts were more than worth the caloric cost. Highly recommend this gastronomic gift in the fifties to all who want a special night of indulgence and dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A wonderful surprise in the theater district. Food was authentic and completely delicious, the ambiance atmospheric, dark and romantic and the service was very concerned and gracious. A definite keeper!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Got there right on time when they opened with a reservation. Sat right away and it was a relaxing meal. Difficult to get the check at the end but attributed that to it being not very crowded. Dinner was really good though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing !!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent and authentic Italian food in a whole in the wall spot that expands in the back. Great west midtown location.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

One of the best Italian Restaurants in NYC...... great food, service, and a nice quiet atmosphere. I mostly travel on business into New York, and the quiet feel yet intimate atmosphere is much appreciated. Can’t wait to visit again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Nocello made for a lovely evening. We enjoyed a leisurely and delicious dinner. No rush to get out, a very good wine at a reasonable price, and an altogether very nice place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A concert at Carnegie Hall is always special and we enjoy dining at Nocello. This time the service was a bit slow so luckily we had left plenty of time to get to the concert. The spinach salad with a warm poached egg and crumbled bacon is a favorite of ours! The veal Bolognese was good though a bit over cooked and the Parmesan crusted lamb chops were delicious but pricey. Attentive host couple and good house wines were appreciated as was the delicious cappuccino.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lamb chops superb as usual!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent ambiance, great service and delicious meals. We were a group of 9 and everyone raved about the meal they had that evening. You will not be disappointed. A spot hidden between 8th & Broadway. Make a point to visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Perfectly prepared dishes every time and the specials are wonderful, you never need to look at the menu. Staff goes out of its way to make sure you are taken care of. Always try to make this one of our dinner stops when we visit the city as it is a true neighborhood gem.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food is delicious. Wonderful romantic restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was delicious, service was great and it was very quaint for two.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice atmosphere, quiet, good lighting. Food is tasty with a good selection. We shared a nice arguela salad, an excellent lobster & pasta dish, and a very good veal scallopine dish. Service was professional & attentive. Pricing was very fair. We would go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved finding this little gem near the theatre district in NYC. Delicious food and cozy atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We arrived at 4:50 for our 5:30 reservation without realizing the restaurant doesn't open until 5:00. They were nice enough to seat us when we arrived which was very much appreciated since it was about 15 degrees! The food is always very good. The service is ok....waiters not friendly and they ask a few times if you're ready to order. Nevertheless, I would still recommend it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We really had a good time at the place. Daniel the waiter was great with dish suggestions.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good but not great. Service ok, ambiance wonderful

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Ok restaurant, nothing special, average food, and for these prices you expect better. Good location, very small portions and nothing remmbwrabke.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our second visit to this restaurant. the first was very good the second was great. The service excellent, veal scaloppini the best I've had, full of flavor, thin cut with a fork. Pounded parmesan crusted lamb chops delicious with 6 in the plate. From Westchester I will go to the city just to have dinner here and return home!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We found Nocello’s by chance and could not have been happier. The food was wonderful and the service was terrific. We have already sent notes to friends this is a place to visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing squid caponata and fresh pasta!
Get the fried artichokes! Like nothing I’ve ever had and in the best sauce

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We visit this restaurant every time we stay in NYC. It is a gem! We sent our daughter and friend when they stayed in NYC and they, as we , were treated like gold!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

So convenient to Carnegie Hall. Food was excellent and staff is very friendly.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I always come back to Nocello because it's about the only affordable restaurant in town where you can actually have a conversation without screaming over the noise. The ambiance is charming, the wait staff is always courteous and competent and the food is good. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and attentive staff

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

cozy intimate back rooms, friendly staff, accommodating, and great food!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love this place. It's great for getting together with others, as the atmosphere is quiet and it's easy to talk and listen to each other. We also love the food. I go back again and again for the Calamari Puttenesca. I love it!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food and service, as always. We love the Scampi Alla Nonna.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everytime we come to NYC we have to have dinner at Nocello. The owners really know what they are doing. The service is outstanding as always. The food is delicious and at the end there is always a surprise for us, thanks for making our trip special. See you soon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Repeat attendee. Food was very good. Orders taken quickly, wine chosen was good. Service inconsistent. Meal served reasonably quickly but then servers were difficult to get hold of, we were done eating within an hour, but then it took a half hour to get served coffee and get the check. Appeared to be short-staffed for a Saturday night on the holiday weekend. We will return as the food outweighed the service hiccups. :)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Brighton)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent meal - wine a little pricey though - would recommend highly

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was truly a delicious meal in a comfortable warm setting!

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