Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location

4.6
1051 Reviews
$30 and under
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!
What 1051 people are saying
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Matt
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb traditional Italian! And fantastic back garden. Will go again

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FamilyDinner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian we've ever had! Thank you Da Nico for making our last night in New York so memorable!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was exceptional! A definite return when I’m back in NYC

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AlbertM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very professional and courteous and my lobster ravioli With the Vodka sauce Was fabulous Will definitely plan to return And the garden dining was great

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Misty
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waiter told us that fried calamari was not available, so imagine our surprise when we saw the dish served to a nearby table. Not pleased. A waiter should know his restaurant’s menu.

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vipmenace
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Labor Day weekend. We were at pier 17 prior at Malibu Farm. Ridiculous wait and decide and prices. Had been a rough day and when we got here we were served immediately. Billy B. Was our waiter and he made us feel like we were the most important people in the restaurant. The entire staff was so accommodating and the food was delicious. Are usually think of a little Italy as tourist location but today I felt like it was home. Will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday celebration in the back patio. The back patio was beautiful and the service was excellent! Great for big parties!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at DaNico was wonderful from start to finish. The food, drinks, ambiance, and service were spot on. This is a must, while in NYC.

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ElizabethA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! So was the service! Great pours!

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julesintex
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here to move our son into his college dorm and decided to have dinner in Little Italy. We were so happy to find Da Nico’s where we had a fantastic meal. We were seated in the garden which I highly recommend. It’s in the back of the restaurant and very nice and quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Great staff. Didn’t need to remind them of my wife’s birthday. They were proactive and friendly. Food was amazing!

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BrookeR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere here is amazing and so was the food. Love the live singer!

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Authentic
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful and so was the service. I would recommend this restaurant to others looking for authentic and flavorful Italian food.

Only negative was the lack of air conditioning which is a a problem when you are drinking, eating spicy food and it is August - makes it hard to enjoy your dinner.

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MariaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Delicious food and great service

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DalyseA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice place, such a cute vibe and very nice staff, outdoor seating is also super Instagram friendly and the inside is very classy

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vipMarkF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely tremendous experience - loved it!!!

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ellens
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

food mediocre at best
waiter forgot salad app order
zero effort from waitstaff

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious red sauce Italian that will please your whole family. And our server was fantastic.

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suzannes
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most delicious red sauce, fabulous pasta dishes, fresh mozzarella does not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends were in from Chicago and wanted to have dinner in Little Italy. We had been to Da Nico’s several years ago. We were not disappointed.
The staff are very attentive, and the food was great.

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CashC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service with a great list of daily specials.

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CoriL
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. It was so gorgeous and the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Nico’s is a family tradition for us. We love going and the staff and food are amazing!

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AmyZ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, excellent value! The spaghetti alla carbonara was some of the best I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my daughters 13th extremely accommodating for 15 people service was excellent

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vipJosephP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience from food to service to atmosphere. Notable menu items were the Caesar salad, beet and goat cheese salad, and best ever penne with vodka sauce. The cheeses accompanying the salads were so soft and bigger and fluffier than what you typically get.

We were seated in their outdoor, covered courtyard which felt magical at night with the overhead lights and floral displays. Great and attentive service as well by a highly professional and dedicated staff!

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SabrinaE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service in a beautiful lively setting!

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CarrieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Wrong seating given to my party. Inside too loud, and felt very rushed

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KeysCommander
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice. Good.
Not wow, great.
Was my wife’s birthday. Sent message to restaurant. Never was acknowledged.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Saturday night we sat in the back indoor room. Acoustics were very bad. Could not hear waiter or people at my own table without shouting.

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vipBrad
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, great restaurant

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, good people. All around, a nice place to take a family or a date to dinner.

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BarbaraB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love Little Italy and Da Nico is a nice and authentic Italian restaurant. Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive.

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MarieM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. The clams I thought were too small but tasted good. They remembered to sing Happy Birthday to my husband from when I reserved on line and asked as a special request. The coffee was slow coming and we had to remind the waiter after we finished dessert. Overall it was a good choice for lunch in Little Italy

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Diner1968
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food— we had 4 different types of pasta and all were great. Best gluten-free you can find if you need it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Da Nico was much too crowded, our reservation was for 7:30 and we left by 8:30pm. We were rushed and our experience was unenjoyable. Food was mediocre, tables were cramped, waiter clearly wanted us in and out. Will not be returning.

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Rocco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. never a disappointment. It can get loud in the back room, but there are plenty of places to sit if you want it more quiet.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian, old school done right. Great service, great food, beautiful atmosphere.

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JodiB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 6 went to celebrate our daughter’s wedding. We were nicely greeted, seated right away. We had attentive service, they offered great specials & also amazing menu of choices. We enjoyed everything about this place! To celebrate we were given a round of complimentary Limoncello, a fruit plate and another dessert to share. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 343-1212.

Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location is rated 4.6 stars by 1051 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.