1 Nocello

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2161 reviews
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One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food in a romantic atmosphere.
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MJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A Lovely evening with incredible food, atmosphere, and the wait staff was good

AA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant as well as a pre-theatre dinner restaurant. The food was delicious, well prepared. The menu had lots of choices as well as specials. We ate the more traditional dishes, which were very good.

W
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful about Nocello. I even felt like I was in Italy! The space was intimate without being on top of other tables. Our gazpacho soup and swordfish main course were excellent - actually the soup was the best gazpacho I've ever had! Next time I'm in NYC, I will go out of my way to eat at Nocello.

JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose 1 Nocello because it was recommended by the New York City Center where we had tickets to a show. We were not disappointed! The food and service were wonderful and because of our timing, we were encouraged to take our time and enjoy. On our way out, the place was filling up quickly. We will definitely return.

JU
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!! Great service

A
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in New York City. Family owned, outstanding food, great service and great value. The regular menu is varied and I am never disappointed. The specials are also outstanding. Friday, I had fettuccine, shrimp, avocado topped with a COLD LEMON sauce. What a great summer dish! I loved it!

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was fresh , nicely prepared and presented well , had duck and ravioli from priced fix menu , overall was a good value .Decor was dated . Service was good and attentive

LI
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Nocello. My husband had the pappardelle with lamb ragu... delicious, I Had the shrimp scampi Nocello....absolutely delicious...I want more. This restaurant has lovely ambiance and priced nicely for NYC...

AP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food & cocktails at a totally affordable price for Manhattan!

RS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, and the prices were reasonable. I particularly liked that it was fairly quiet (unlike a lot of midtown restaurants), so we were able to speak to each other without shouting. I would recommend this restaurant as a great place to go before the theatre.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We lucked out, getting a small round table for 4 on the upper level with a couple of no-show large parties in the same area, so we ended up having the whole area to ourselves. I started off with a Cosmo which was very tasty and strong, just as I like it. I enjoyed the baked clams oreganata appetizer, although it was served only luke warm. The bread at the table didn't seem particularly fresh, which was disappointing. My husband always loves the pasta fagioli soup, which was served piping hot as he had requested. My veal main dish was fine, but nothing special but my husband was very unhappy with his calamari main dish- he had expected it to be fried but it wasn't and was served in a red sauce he didn't care for. Overall, though, I like this restaurant for its lovely ambience, pleasant and competent waiters and decent food. We don't like noisy restaurants and 1 Nocello is usually not particularly noisy so that's a big plus for us.

BL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. The prices were very reasonable for an upscale restaurant in NYC. Only complaint is our server left off the one special that I wanted and as soon as our food arrive I heard another server offer it to his table. Not a big deal and I could have asked if they had it before ordering. Other than that, the service and food were excellent.

PL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
Will definitely go again

ES
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great food great people my girlfriend forgot her shoes and the waiter chased us down the block to give them to us

NY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a dinner with my husband for our friend's birthday. I had been there before but they had not. Both were extremely pleased and my friend (from Boston) is bringing her family when they visit again in August. The food was fresh and delicious. The Carcioffi Alla Ricardo (fried artichokes) were delectable. The entrees we had were the Papardelle Nocello which had tasty morsels of cubed lamb in a savory ragu, the Gnocchi al Pesto - perfect little pillows of gnocchi, and the Pollo Frances which was lemony perfection in a light breading of parmesan cheese. The server was friendly, accomodating and knowledgeable. If you love wine, their wine list is excellent as well. We had the Syrah which was a perfect pairing. We will definitely be back!

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was less than ordinary. Service was not very friendly. Would not go back.

BD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes. We had a romantic dinner, Veal, Pasta, service was great, nice people.

WO
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good and presented in a timely manner. Homemade ravioli made for a nice treat. Location was simple to find and walking distance from Columbus Circle.

MK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food were excellent but room was very dark and had to use my phone flashlight to read the menu

p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy our meal with the friendly and efficient staff. Food is always fresh, hot and delicious. We especially like the pasta e fagioli to start things off.

SA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was rushed and distracted, with waiters looking out into the distance while taking food and wine orders. Red wine was undrinkably warm. The food itself was banal and passionless, a routine menu with predictable fare. Great location, reasonably quiet, too bad.

AE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They brought out one wrong entree, but fixed it as soon as they could. Food was delicious, like old time Italian...

DL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. the service was efficient, the menu vast with an interesting selection of Northern Italian food. Right for those of us who are getting tired of red sauce Italian food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been back a few times over a long span of time- my goto when I’m uptown. Always consistent old world charm and traditional Italian fare.
The oysters Rockefeller and watermelon salad were very flavorful and fresh.
Specials definitely a tad higher in price than a la Carte but well worth the extra few dollars. I will be back!

CL
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My friends and I loved the restaurant! I had never been there, but some members in my party were there several years ago. It was convenient to the theater we were going too. We all ordered from the prix fixed menu which included dessert and coffee! What a treat! we will definitely be back.

TJ
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner at 1 Nocello. The space is multiple small rooms, which makes for an intimate dinning experience. Great place to go if you are going to the theatre in the 50s.

JM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were gong to the theater near by and decided to try a Nocello. We were very pleased with the food. The menu offered many fine choices and we will return in the future.

SK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This has to be one of the friendliest restaurants in the theater district. Everyone is greeted warmly upon entering. The waitstaff is very attentive. The chef made all of our selections to perfection. Perhaps the only improvement we could suggest is to have small lamps on the tables, especially in the first section of the restaurant. You really needed a phone flashlight to read the menu!

KH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nocello. One can always count on great food, great service, and a wonderful friendly reception from the owners. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

L
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A nice venue before show.

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the first time dining here. The pasta entrees were excellent. The salad was a bit wilted, however (not crisp). The service, while not speedy, was quick enough to get us out in time for our evening show.

MC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

JH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Took a punt from google maps local restaurants and it was superb, both meals were outstanding although my wife’s lobster pasta was to die for. Will certainly visit again prior to leaving New York.

C
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Had some guests from the left coast and they were quite impressed.

b
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were a group of five and each of us had different entrees as well as salads or soup for starters.

every course received rave reviews particularly the Pork Osso Bucco, Swordfish, Risotto with Duck and Pasta(penne) with sausage and broccoli rapi.

server was fantastic and accepted some modifications to the stated dinner preps which was quite nice.

The owner also permitted us to indulge in our own homemade limoncello after dinner.

Nothing short of fantastico!

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious Veal Martini and baby lamb chops are a must try. The service was friendly and efficient. Perfect pre-theater meal. We’ll definitely return.

CM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nocello is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Manhattan . The folks are always pleasant, service is good and the food delicious.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a delicious Halibut dish with marinara sauce ! It was excellent!!

a
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Homemade food and great wine list! Excellent service too!

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