Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location

4.7
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889 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Enjoy traditional Northern and Southern Italian cuisine at Da Nico. The beautiful indoor dining room is a favorite among movie stars, New York Yankees and former Mayor Giuliani. The casual, family-friendly atmosphere welcomes you to dine on “The Best Coal Brick Oven Pizza,” or one of the delicious items on the menu.

Specialties include lobster fra diavolo, baby lamb chops and veal chops. Call for the day’s specials.

During the summer, Da Nico features a large outdoor garden which doubles its normal seating capacity. Da Nico is also available for your private parties.

There are many keys to having a great dining experience. With that in mind, consider Da Nico the master locksmith of Little Italy!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and service

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated two out of state girls like queens

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great. The food is authentic and delicious.

T
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and we did not wait to long. The risotto frutti de mar was fresh and well seasoned. Ricotta pie was very traditional. The extras like the bruschetta, zippolis and fresh fruit was an extra bonus and will keep me coming back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were early for reservation and they still seated us promptly. Food was hot and plentiful. Pizza was better than most in Little Italy. Our “go to” when visiting NYC.

D
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great restaurant. Would absolutely eat here again.

The only reason I don't give 5 stars is that the glassware needed to be washed and dried more thoroughly before being used. The water glasses were especially dirty.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very attentive, explained the menu well and had a nice personality. We didn't have to wait long for our meal and it was delicious. It was a comfortable setting and we would definitely return. The birthday dessert was phenomenal. Thank you for making that ending very special!

I found the walls and decor to be a bit plain. Consider Italian paintings, attractive lighting, attention to color, or an interesting sculpture that equals the excellent food.

R
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just good Italian food!!!

JF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DaNico never fails. Great food and amazing service and hospitality. Take my family here everytime we come into the city

b
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian located in Little Italy...all four of us LOVED our entrees and were thrilled to be served the powdered sugar topped zeppoli automatically included with our meals. Decent wine selection and coffee options. Loved it so much we almost came back the next day to try different entrees!!

NY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Little Italy!!

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner!! Service was OK- dinners came out at different times

DD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Nico Ristorante is our favorite NYC restaurant! We have been dining here with family and friends for years. It never disappoints! We had a large party of 12, most of whom had never been and we had a fantastic time! The wait staff was attentive, speedy and generous. When one of our orders came out incorrectly, they fixed it immediately and gave the guest a free glass of wine for the mix up. We even had zeppolis as a thank you from them. We cannot wait to go back!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic! Amazing service, delicious food!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was perfect. Got right in, good table, good food, good service. Nice atmosphere, all around great place.

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredibly quick, and they gave us free zeppoles at the end of the meal, which was delightful.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

MC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely coming back. Love this place and the Food was wonderful

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was very disappointed with the pizza. In the photos on the website, it looked crispy and when it arrrived at our table, it was very doughy...

CG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and wine. One of those restaurants where you could either dress up for date night or go casually with your family. No kid's menu per se but ask your waiter for some recommendations. My 6-year old wanted sauteed shrimp and although it wasn't on the menu they made it happen without question. Do not leave there without getting their broccoli! Oh my gosh so delicious! Homemade ravioli and gnocchi are delicious as well. Everything we ordered was great.
Seems to be the place to go to celebrate birthdays; when we went there there were five birthday celebrations in the hour we spent there!

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations

BP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and service was impeccable
Easy to get to

P
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and then the food came...flavor to come back for.

M
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I had the veal parmigiano, the cheese was very bad and the meat seemed like it was frozen before. It didn‘t really taste like anything. The spaghetti was overdone and the parmesan that came with it definitely wasn‘t of good quality. I wouldn‘t recommend this restaurant.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience on all levels. Definitely lived up to the reviews I had previously read. 5 Stars!!!!❤️

RW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was excellent and the food was outstanding. Thank you for making the experience with my friends and family perfect.

MV
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service, and food. Try the Veal Chop!

AT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebration

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B
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. The spinach salad was great.

AB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! We will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok the pizza was better than the entrees. Chicken was tough and rice ball tasted leftover.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food was really nice however the service was bad. Within 40 minutes of arriving we had the check and was out the door. We were incredibly rushed by all the waiting staff. My wife hadn’t finished her starter and they lifted the plate and switched it for her main. After the main we weren’t asked if we want a desert, just presented with the check even though we didn’t ask for it and weren’t finished. We felt like we weren’t wanted there at all which was a shame as we were really looking forward to this meal for our honeymoon as it was recommended.

JM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been going to Da Nico for 20+ years and it never disappoints. Will be back.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience food was amazing waiter was amazing as well.

B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a lovely ambiance. Service was good and the pasta delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Always an amazing food experience here and the staff is a delight!

NM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service! Olsen, our server was attentive and knowledgeable of the food. Will be back soon.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review