Nanni Ristorante

4.8
367 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Nanni Ristorante in Rochelle Park successfully combines Old World charm and dependability with exciting cuisine and an array of specials sure to please the palate. Menu highlights include the anticipated pasta, seafood, veal, beef and poultry sprinkled with surprises such as frog legs and calves’ livers. Seasoned veteran Chef Paolo Gilberto, formerly of Archer’s in Fort Lee, bought into the start-up Nanni in 1986 before bringing along Archer maitre d’ and employees Manny Moreira and Lino Queirolo. The three have brought simple elegance to this busy Passaic Street restaurant, and have created some of the finest Italian dishes in the area. Nanni’s wine list features selections from Italy, France and California and a piano player soothes the mood on Friday and Saturday evenings. Step out of a busy day and into a relaxing, traditional Italian venue for a few hours and be pleasantly surprised with good food, wine and excellent service in a comfortably elegant atmosphere.
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FredN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well prepared and efficent. Never felt neglected or pushed.

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vipDanielS
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were treated to a fantastic dinner last evening. Wonderful owners, caring and attentive service. Terrific menu and specials. A real treat! Will be back again. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful classic Italian dining with a marvelous atmosphere.

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vipDavidP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were passing through on our way home and stopped in for Dinner.
The staff was very efficient and helpful, Food was incredible, great flavors, good quantity, served hot and fresh and the entire meal was just perfect. First time ever that a restaurant acknowledge the comment on our reservation about this being an Anniversary Celebration. We were full from all the food and had ordered dessert to take back to the hotel. However the Owner and staff still came over with some ice cream with a candle, sang for us and congratulated us on our Anniversary. Thank you for a great dining experience.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. First time. Excellent food and service. Will go back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This restaurant has been around for quite a while. The food is as good as ever. The service and the staff are 5 star. The food was made well and very good. I highly recommend.

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AnthonyL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints.
Great place. Comfortable and welcoming. Food and drink are superb.

NJ
vipNJFOODY
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints. Manny and staff always make you feel right at home.

JZ
vipJohnZ
New York Area
296 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just looked this restaurant who’s owner is hands on.
Excellent food and I love his wine list.
A long standing winner in my book.

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vipMisty8745
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bridal party next to us was super loud, and they were only sectioned off with a small partition. Other than it being incredibly loud, the food was fantastic and so it was the service

JZ
vipJohnZ
New York Area
296 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite NJ restaurant, excellent, food, service and wine list!!
What else can you ask for?

JZ
vipJohnZ
New York Area
296 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!!
Excellent food and wine selections.
Everything is perfect here, you will love it!!!

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AlbertF
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service very good-always is!

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
296 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been here in a while but EVERYTHING about this restaurant is great!!!
Food, wine, service, ambiance and value.
I cannot recommend enough.
The food is delicious, if you haven’t tried you are missing out!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, the staff was super friendly and extremely accommodating, the service was outstanding.
Most importantly the food was fantastic. Highly recommend this place and we will be back often!

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vipROCKEYMD
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Welcoming atmosphere always. Service respectful. Never get
The feeling of being rushed even in these times.
Menu is varied and if you leave hungry it is your fault.
Wil keep going back again and again

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a fantastic restaurant! The service is amazing and the food is ridiculously good! Highly recommend. Also, unconventional to order a margarita at an Italian restaurant, but wow was it good!

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vipRobertL
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for basic and old world Italian food. Never a disappointment

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LennyC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always. That's why we go there.

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vipCobra
New York Area
474 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great old school Italian Restaurant. The food and service are as consistent as it gets

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EricM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was not great. They had a large party in the back room and did not seem to care about our party of 5. Drinks came out one at a time. Took forever to have all 5 so we could toast. When I asked when we would have all of our drinks they told us that they were busy. We never felt welcome at this place. Food was ok but not wonderful. Will not go back.

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MarieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

You obviously overbooked this past Saturday evening. It was not good!
We were quite surprised. The bread basket had only cold bread. You took reservations without hiring more staff. We were never offered dessert, so we left and got it elsewhere.
If this was a typical Saturday, I would not return.

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Dave
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nanni’s still very good local Italian.
Some tables have been removed which makes dining room more comfortable.
Manny always a great host.

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vipROCKEYMD
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

YOU CANNOT BUT HAVE A VERY GOOD MEAL IN
PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS AND BE TREATED BY AN
ATTENTIVE WITH STAFF.

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MisaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food,Great service. I would recommend Nanni to everyone👌

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VitoM
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food and friendly service.

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

Incredible food, service, and ambiance as always

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AlbertF
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service, and ambiance

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nanni has been delivering great food and service for decades and never disappoints!

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vipFrancis
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is an old line Italian restaurant with 1980s styling, although it is clean and well-kept. They have an enormous menu and the food was very good.

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vipROCKEYMD
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

IT WAS GOOD TO BE BACK HAVING A MEAL AT NANNI'S DESPITE THE
THE STRESSORS OF THE PANDEMIC, THERE HAS NOT BEEN ANY LOSS
OF HAVING A WONDERFUL MEAL IN PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS.
THE PASTA FAGILOI TAKES ME BACK TO MY GRANDMOTHER'S TABLE.
THE MONK FISH SPECIAL AND LINGIUNI WITH CLAMS IN WHITE SAUCE
SUPERB.
TOPPING THIS OFF WTIH A CANNOLI AND AN EXPRESSO WITH BLACK SAMBUCA.
WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE. GOOD LUCK
CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from start to end. Food was comparable to high end NYC Italian with reasonable prices. I highly recommend

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AysiaL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My fiancé and I have been trying a bunch of italian places around the area and decided to head to Nanni’s when seeing the good reviews. We went on a thursday, so there was only about 4 other tables seated there so it was quiet. Decor is very dated, the staff was friendly. Didn’t seem too welcomed by the host though, and you have to get your car valeted you can’t park it yourself.
We ordered drinks, I got a Rosé, and my fiancé got an old fashioned; which he said didn’t taste much like an old fashioned.

So I think the food was definitely good. They did bring me out the wrong dish though. Took 4 different people to come to the table and me saying the same thing over for them to understand. But when I did get my correct dish, it was good. Coffee there was also good. Tiramisu was soupy, good flavor though. Not sure if I’d go back, but it would be worth a try if you haven’t had it.

I mostly gave it a 4 star rating due to the food

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vipfrankf
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints
True Italian food
Owner and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Place looked nice, and old fashion. The food took forever and wasn’t incredible after long wait. Wasn’t bad but nothing special.

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itssteph07
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good friendly staff nice atmosphere laid back vibe can’t wait to come back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant excellent food - food prep slow due to busy night - took a while to get appetizer and entree but food was excellent when arrived

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vipfunebroker
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.

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vipfrankf
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corner Table Please

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DonnaD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again another great meal. Food was exceptional good. Service was great.

FAQs

Nanni Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 843-1250.

Nanni Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 367 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.