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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Happy Valentine’s Day! Celebrate this memorable day at Nocello with delicious food, sexy martinis, scrumptious desserts and friendly waitstaff in a romantic atmosphere.
A special Valentine’s menu ($59 per person) will be presented to our guests. For menu options go to our sito.
Thank you!

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Good for a Date (29)
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Cozy (25)
Special Occasion (20)
Authentic (19)
Romantic (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·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 30, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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food3
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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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·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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food5
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 20, 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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 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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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and attentive staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 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 2, 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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 (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 25, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Family run restaurant where the food is consistently good and the service very pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We always enjoy this restaurant. The food is excellent and the atmosphere relaxing. The staff treats you like regulars even if you are not.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Entree was not as described on the menu. This is an Italian restaurant but the “Osso Bucco” was a pork shank, not veal. Worse, the waiter did not tell us that it was pork until one guest, dismayed, exclaimed ,”This is NOT Osso Bucco.” The waiter had the manager come over, and the manager argued the identity of the entree, insisting that they prepare many different osso bucco dishes with different meat sources.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was a very pleasant and delicious location for a romantic dinner with my husband. I would highly recommend it, we will return. Make sure to order the mussels for an appetizer to share.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Little gem tucked away on west 55th. Comfortable seating. The tables are nicely spaced apart. Warm and inviting atmosphere. Great service. But, best of all, was the food. We had it all - wine, appetizers, main course and dessert. Simply delicious. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing in every way!
😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Amazing experience. Excellent food, wine list, and great service. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Wonderful place for a romantic dinner. We ate a delicious gnocchi al pesto.... completely recommended!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was the worst weather day (heavy rain/wind) to be in the city but we had 3pm tickets to The Bronx Tale. The show was super and we could not wait to get to Nocello to talk about the show and enjoy our dinner. We were wet and cold but the restaurant was warm and cozy. We have been coming here for years and they never disappoint us. Our appetizers and entrees were off the charts and our desserts as well. The service is always wonderful and its nice to see familiar faces again. I would always recommend this restaurant and I hope to see you again for many years to come. Thanks for the Nocello touch

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a very mediocre meal at Nocello. The Caesar salad was pathetic.... nothing but lettuce, a few croutons and insipid dressing. The main veal dish was uninspired...the veal cutlet which should have been crispy..sat in a pool of some liquid which made it soggy. The mashed potatoes were boring...the veggies plain. In short....no effort was made to bring anything up to a standard one would expect in a decent kitchen. I will never go back there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely horrible!!!! The service was very disa ppointing! Three of our five orders came out wrong. A beverage order was taken and never served. Credit card was billed twice for the evening. When we spoke to the owner they
Couldn’t care less.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Truly delicious food and very professional, committed service. I especially like that the waiter agreed to split everything in the kitchen, since we shared a Caesar salad, followed by the marvelous Nocello ravioli, followed by the flavorful sea bass special. This restaurant is the real deal, packed with very happy people eating beautifully prepared food in a lovely setting. This was the perfect place to dine before seeing a show at New York City Center. We made sure to tell the waiter that we needed to be out in time to see the show, and he made sure that indeed we were.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I am very pleased to have found Nocello, thanks to Open Table. It is small and intimate with a pleasant decor and a quiet Italian atmosphere. The menu is very extensive and the food beautifully prepared and delicious. The selection of wines by the glass was quite good. The dessert selection was less impressive and the chocolate mousse I had was only okay (a bit cakey).
Overall, however, it was a very enjoyable meal. We will be back and will recommend it to friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really nice restaurant. It was a busy evening but the staff was attentive and did not rush us at all. Hubby had the sea bass special, I had the chicken with mushrooms and walnuts. Yum! We had the artichoke hearts app, the marinara was silly good! We asked for extra bread to dip ;-)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As has been my experience for a few years now, food quality and preparation is consistently excellent and service is outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fab-u-lous!! Real Italian .....you don’t want to miss this one!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The staff was extremely thoughtful and considerate and made our birthday dinner a wonderful experience. We ordered the Ceasar salad and the artichokes that were amazing. For dinner my Pork Osso Bucco with spinach ricotta was served hot and too perfection. Best of all is the owner and the wait staff, who made sure our experience was exceptional in every way. We won’t wait until next birthday to go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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