Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location

4.6
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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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vipLSNY555
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a local, and this is my favorite Little Italy spot! The garden is such an oasis. Perfect for a family dinner, group of friends, etc. Great service, food and all else!

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EvaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food & felt authentic (coming from someone who has spent 5 months in Italy bc of work). We arrived 30 mins early to our reservation, and they were able to seat us, even with it being busy. Great wine list. Very good service!

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vipManhattanite
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for dinner on Saturday night & was seated in a lovely tent-covered back patio with trees, plants & Roman statues. I enjoyed my authentic fresh Italian meal — Rigatoni alla Nonna, with a glass of California Riesling. The chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bomba & cappuccino were also good, as well as the complimentary plate of freshly-fried zeppoli covered with powdered sugar.
A talented singer Francesca entertained us with familiar songs (At Last; New York, New York; and other “oldies”). It was fun that a few guests requested songs — for a 40th wedding anniversary; an engagement & 2 birthdays!
The masked wait staff were very attentive & kind. The tables are well placed for social distancing. I’ll be dining here again! Highly recommend.

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Norm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There is an outdoor garden area which is spacious and great for a get together or date night. Service was great and the staff was very attentive and topping up water constantly.

Food wise is very authentic and both the pasta and pizzas were great options

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vipExcellent
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed dining in the backyard garden area. I haven't had stuffed zucchini blossoms in a number of years and was thrilled it was a special.

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AllysonM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside of Italy, this is the best Italian food you’ll find! Everything from the service to the food is utterly outstanding. I highly recommend the carbonara, gnocchi, as well as the stuffed zucchini flowers. Great wine list, too! You will not be disappointed!

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JerryK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always great for decades

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JoannaP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The pizza is just outstanding! Awesome service and prices are fair.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and service was great thank you !! We will back soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation through Opentable, when we showed up we were told that they were closed while still waiting on tables. When I mentioned that we had made a reservation online, they completely disregarded it and just responded “WE ARE CLOSED“.... I did make a reservation and I understand that it is possible there may be discrepancies when making a reservation through a third-party application, but to completely ignore the fact that we made reservations and brush us off that way with complete disregard is extremely unprofessional. WE WILL NEVER COME BACK AGAIN AND WILL ADVISE OTHERS TO DO AVOID THIS PLACE.

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vipBeamer
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our service as well as our meal. We didn’t feel rushed. Thank you for an enjoyable evening out in little Italy.

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MichelleF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The chicken parmigiana was great. My friend had the rigatoni with vodka sauce and she really liked it. Our waters were constantly getting filled which was great because we never ran out even though we kept drinking water throughout dinner. The service was great. Hopefully one day I can come back. I highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and enjoyed the outdoor dining in front.

MN
MrNicC009
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arriving at Da Nicos
The staff was very welcoming
We were escorted to their outdoor garden area which was very comfortable.
The wait staff was very professional in explaining all of the dinner specials
And if there was anything we might need to just ask.
Meals where very fairly priced cooked to perfection.
My girlfriend and I would definitely return to Da Nicos for another fabulous meal.

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reggiemcp
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to sit outside and have a nice lunch. Delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent experience! Please go and check out the open streets here, they do a fantastic job, food is divine,the table service is excellent, and everyone is being very safe with masks!

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vipMichael
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5star food/service with reasonable prices! Fabulous garden!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice spot- delicious pizza !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here before so I wouldn’t be coming back if I didn’t love the food and the staff!! From the second you walk in it feels like family. From the cocktails and appetizers to the veal piccata to the dessert, everything was delicious! Plus I love the ambiance of the patio behind the restaurant ❤️ This is definitely a stop for locals and tourists alike!! Plus, enjoy Little Italy!🇮🇹

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

Great pasta and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated two out of state girls like queens

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great. The food is authentic and delicious.

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Tini
New England
19 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 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.

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Dlitt
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.

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Suzie
New York Area
2 reviews
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.

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vipRetailgirl
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just good Italian food!!!

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vipJasonF
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

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vipbirthdaygirl1027
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!!

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vipNYC3
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Little Italy!!

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

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

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DanielDC
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic! Amazing service, delicious food!!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Michael
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.

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

Great food, great service.

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

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

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vipSusanF
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...

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ChicagoGirlinNYC
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!

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BrendaP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and service was impeccable
Easy to get to

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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 908 OpenTable diners.

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