Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location

4.8
990 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 990 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FrRAS
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfetto. There’s nothing like good Italian food in Little Italy for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angela and family are amazing! Food and service were outstanding.

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Olivia
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The service was horrible. Waiter was extremely rude and dismissive throughout the night and checked the receipt to see if we tipped him right in front of our table. They sat us at the table in the very front of the restaurant right on top of the blasting music and we could not hear a thing. Main dishes were great but appetizers and pizzas were subpar especially for NYC. Overall, probably wouldn’t go back just because of the service and noise. I’m sure there are better places with even better food in Manhattan.

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AndreaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It’s a great place.
The food is good, the only thing I did not like was the Tuna (it was not tender, dry and not asty)

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Ella
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious, portions were generous, and it was just what we were in the mood for- good old-fashioned red sauce Italian. We loved the back garden and the setting.

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vipJoslyns
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant but the food was awful. The antipasto was poor quality and the chicken parm was over cooked. The reviews are not accurate and it seems like a tourist spot.

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vipLodes
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our meal and our experience here. Great food. They were really busy on the Friday night we were there so it was quite loud but all good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were busy but it still felt like we were the only ones there

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Steve
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, as was the service and a great wine list with reasonable prices. I would definitely go back!

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vipNICKSMOM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in and were greeted till we finished our meal everything was perfect. The cocktail martinis were even better than a top Manhattan bar!!!🍸🍸🍸 The food was delicious and the portions were amazing❤️ Will def be returning soon❤️

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vipSarah
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best meal outside on a perfect Thursday evening. We had a few starters - the burrata was the best I’ve ever had. Buccatini sauce was so amazing next time I’m taking that meal back to Jersey. Service was impeccable. Thank you for a great meal and the zeppole!

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vipSteve
Baltimore
154 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and comfortable outdoor seating. Good traditional food well prepared. It was good to see large parties celebrating-loudly.

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vipManhattanite
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We returned to Da Nico to hear “Francesca” whom we follow on Facebook, sing from 6:30-10PM. Our appetizers, entrees & desserts were prepared perfectly with fresh ingredients. The staff was attentive as usual. The restaurant (the garden, the dining room & sidewalk patio) was full on Friday night, and couples danced to Fran’s American & Italian songs. We had a lovely time! Highly recommend.

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AdelaideF
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff, great portion sizes for the price, and healthy wine pours. Definitely coming back :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous restaurant with delicious food and wonderful staff!

JN
vipJasonN
New England
39 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delish!!! Service was great!!!

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kelkaty
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Live music added so much to the dinner, the singer was amazing & fun!

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SherryS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Staff were very accommodating and nice. Got us to our table quickly. Food was delicious and well priced. We would definitely eat here again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this restaurant in the heart of Little Italy! The food, service and ambiance was top notch. Absolutely going again and recommending to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Server did a very poor job. We ordered appetizers which were completely forgotten, drink orders consistently came out wrong throughout the evening and when they did come out they were delivered to the wrong people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My very favorite restaurant in Little Italy! Food is always delicious! As soon as you walk in you’re treated like family! The Garden is beautiful-such a warm feeling. Always my go to place when I’m looking for great Italian food in NYC! 🇮🇹 ❤️

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers day

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MRvillagegirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection for a quiet romantic dinner for two. I want René as our server every time. He was excellent. My husband can't speak loudly and loud noise is a major concern. We don't care about trendy places, we just want good food and atmosphere. Dan Nico's back garden was quiet, tranquil, had lovely twinkle lights and few people. I would love to see them have more business, but we were grateful for the solace of a 6PM weekday dinner.

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viplovestoeat
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow that's awesome. Food. Friendly service and great value. A must visit

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicky runs the best restaurant in little Italy.
AMZING place! Every time it’s better and better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good food and amazing service!

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Kayjay
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The service and food is amazing.

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elizabethD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience in dining. Food was so authentic. I am Italian and love to cook.
The food was delicious.

MA
vipMARILYNS
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great old fashioned Italian restaurant. Waiters terrific. Food excellent. Ate I. Their patio

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here frequently due to the consistency of quality of the food, service etc. Once again they did NOT disappoint. I have been to many restaurants in Little Italy but this continues to be one of my favs.

JC
JamesC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant and every time we visit New York this is the first place we go. They treat you like family and the food is amazing , some of the best Italian I’ve had. Put this restaurant as a must on your list when in New York.

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MichaelO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd time around and it was just as good as the 1st time... definitely recommend.

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vipnightout18
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was okay but nothing special. It was reasonably priced.

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TimothyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DaNico's food is always excellent. The service is attentive and the staff is courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was delicious and the service was good, the waiters were nice and attentive.

KK
vipKerryK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff and food were great!

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vipMacpy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good basic Italian food that brings back fond memories of Sunday family dinners.
Professional and friendly staff adds a personal touch. The backyard is ideal for a relaxing al fresco meal. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation even if it's only lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and stadd

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VickiG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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 4.8 stars by 990 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.