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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 - 10:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

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, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Nocello with a 4 course feast starting at 1 pm

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

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Cozy (23)
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Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Authentic (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Romantic (18)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Casual (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fun (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Get the Osso Bucco or the Parmesan Encrusted Lamb Chops. The best in NY.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were greeted with a friendly smile and loved the quaint, authentic atmosphere. We were headed to a show after and they delivered service and great food without feeling rushed. Family loved it and food (veal frascati) - delish!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and service,

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Everything was perfect. Service was great and nonimposing. Food was good with plentiful portions.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Nocello never disappoints. The service is great and the food is wonderful. I've been there several times and it's always fantastic. This time I brought a group of friends with me and they loved it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was excellent. Servers were polite and unobtrusive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I wanted to pick a restaurant to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday with a quiet ambiance but also great food! Nocello is perfect for that because you are given time to enjoy your meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Service and food were very good, and decor was fascinating, but temperature in the restaurant was uncomfortably cold—we had to wear our coats indoors!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

When I go to City Center and have time for dinner, this is my first choice for a restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff is terrific.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our first trip. Arrived early. We were told we could sit and have a lovely drink. They graciously added a third diner at our table at the last minute and seated us until he arrived. Food was wonderful. Service was excellent. We were not hurried. We were treated like regulars and not like tourists. We come to the city frequently and Nocello will be our new favorite restaurant. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very small. Did not seem to take reservations seriously. Service was not great- wait staff was not friendly and neither was the owner. Food was good, but I've had better. Best thing we had was the bruschetta as an app.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

My wife & I went for her birthday dinner before the show. Great food friendly & accommodating staff.
Mr. G the weather man was at the table next to us.
We definitely recommend it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food, presentation of all dishes, and excellent service
A hidden treasure you must visit

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We visit Nocello every time we come up to NYC from our home in Florida and we have never been disappointed with the food, the service or the atmosphere. E recommend Nocello to everyone!
Jimmy and Catie Brown

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Fantastic! I was looking for some really good Italian while I was in the city, and it delivered. The service was spectacular, the value was spot on, and the quality was perfect. I've had this good of Italian, and it was in Tuscany. Thank you for a lovely experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was very good, but felt rushed. Wasn't a busy night so I didn't see a reason to get us out so fast. (not that a busy night should make you rushed)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My fiancée and I love this place. Quite, great food, great service, and reliable. We highly recommend this place. The service is too notch and so is the food. It's been great for years and maintains a consistent performance each and every time.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

When in NYC I always go back to this small, private dining place. The food is fabulous, staff is very friendly and feels like your own personal dining room!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

it was our first visit, but the staff were so welcoming we felt almost like regulars. The food was uniformly excellent: highlights included the saffron risotto with shrimp (a special that night), the baby lamb chops, and the sea salt caramel gelato. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have been coming here for years, and now our friends enjoy coming, too. The atmosphere is friendly but discreet, the service excellent, the food and wine delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very very solid!! Great food and very reasonable. Super specials

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Found this place in our neighborhood a couple of years ago and it has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants. Everything starts at the top and the owners share duties in welcoming guests and seeing that all's in top order. Food has yet to disappoint. Salads, pastas, meats and seafood all excellent and the mixed berries tart and zabaglione are not to be missed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The ambience at Nocello is warm, with a pleasant buzz. The staff are efficient and friendly. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious, with the exception of the caesar salad, which we found bland and disappointing. But all in all, this is a restaurant that is now on our regular roster when we go to New York.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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