Nino's

4.5
759 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
First class treatment from soup to nuts marks this eastside shining star where terrific Northern Italian cuisine produce a great dining experience; a pianist adds to the "romantic mood". -Zagat
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday thru Thursday: Noon-10:00pm
Friday: Noon-10:30pm
Saturday: 4:00-10:30pm
Sunday: 4:00-9:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 988-0002
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carlos Acevedo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
72nd Street and 73rd Street
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Entertainment
Live Piano Music from Wednesday - Saturday staring 8pm
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Special events & promotions
We host all types of Special and Private Events.
Call us to discuss details!
212-988-0002
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Mon 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Thu 4:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 759 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We tried Ninos during restaurant week and we were very pleasantly surprised. Or appetizers were outstanding, my husband had the seafood salad and I had the tuna tartare and I would recommend both. For the main course my husband had a lamb shank and it was fabulous. I had brand Zeny with clams and mussels and I have to say I would not order it again. It was cooked perfectly but the tomato sauce was way too heavy. Our tiramisu desert was outstanding. The service was wonderful. We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay and when it was served we discovered it was too old and well past it’s prime and the waiter was very good about replacing it with the lovely bottle of Merlot. The silver actually thanked us for calling to his attention that the first one was too old to be served. We’re looking forward to a return visit very soon .

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great food and Chris Barrett was amazing. We’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

I had gone to Nino’s several years ago and did not like it. I do not remember why but I never went back again. This past week, I went back during Restaurant Week. We needed a neighborhood place so we took a chance. After all, it has been there for years. Someone must think it is good.
We loved it. I am sorry that I did not go there all these years. I live in the neighborhood and it is relatively close to my apartment. I will be back again and will recommend it.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The meal was quite enjoyable for the nine of us. It was a family reunion and the restaurant had excellent food, was quite comfortable, service was friendly and not rushed. We plan to return.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great and delicious food! Generous portions. Unlike most restaurants on Upper East Side, you will not come away hungry.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Excellent service, each course was made with the freshest ingrediants and a beautiful.fresh fruit dessert display was a gift and a surprise..a enjoyable evening was had...thank you to Henry and the staff at Nino's

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Family reunion

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Unlike the previous time I was there about 3 months ago, this dinning experience was a major disappointment. My half a lobster & seafood pasta cost $55. But it was terrible. The pasta was soggy. The whole presentation looked terrible. And we only wanted one plate to share, but two same plates were delivered to us! We already had a big caesar salad. And they over charged us on our wine. Essentially, this restaurant is not capable of delivering consistent good service or delicious food. This is unacceptable for an expensive restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Been here several times and food is delicious. They told us the specials of the day and very friendly staff

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Ninos is a staple of New York. Excellent service and exceptional food. Specials are always amazing

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The piano player was fantastic. Made our meal even better.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The place is a find. Been around a while and I don't know how I missed. It is all about the customer at Ninos.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

So glad we chose this dinner that combined traditional Italian with fine dining- bananas flambe! Prosciutto tower, were the highlights. The wait staff is very attentive! The hot appetizer sampler was also very good, fresh, hot!
I had the lobster ravioli, which was only meh (starchy and not very lobstery),but maybe I was already full from all the other great appetizers. My sister had that clams and linguine which was packed with clams. She said it was really good. My husband had the veal, which he also said was very good.

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2.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The piano was too loud and the singing very loud in a small room. We cannot have a quite dinner and talking to our friends were impossible. There is a baby grand piano in a tiny room. We had the piano right in front of our table. We had to scream the entire night to chat with our friends. It was terrible. Our dinner was ruined.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Whether a business meeting or a romantic date, you cant go wrong with Nino’s. Food is fantastic and service is great!

I went with Lobster Fra Diavolo which was fantastic... I always start with the caesar salad made fresh, table-side.

Try Nino’s— you cant go wrong with anything on the menu!!! Amazing selection of fresh fish as well!! Plenty of choices for vegetarians too!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Nino’ s is an old fashioned Italian restaurant . The food was very good as well as the service. The music was ok . Overall it was a good experience and we will go back another time.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing Festive Delicious Relaxed Beautiful Live Piano Music and fabulous Singer. We love Nino’s ❤️

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went there on a Saturday evening with some family. The service and the food we all amazing. I will definitely go and bring more people. I highly recommend Nino’s!! Five star

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I love this place because it is elegant not too expensive and has a live piano player. BEST OF ALL YOU CAN DANCE to the standards at this place with no watching you so you feel embarrassed if you a terrible dancer like me. Piano players differ - the one last night was the least good one I've heard there - but generally they play and sing well.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Good food, good service, an attractive place for any occasion.

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Disappointing. I hadn't been there in a while and despite that the owner was on hand -- the service wasn't good. it was weird -- they got our very simple drinks wrong ( gave a Scotch & Coke instead of a Scotch and soda, and it took explaining to convince the waiter it was wrong. no apology or oops) and right after they cleared our entrees they instantly plunked the bill down. Bizarre. They didn't ask if we wanted coffee/dessert, and we didn't ask for the check. And we had been there about an hr and it wasn't busy. I told the waiter we wanted dessert & coffee, and nicely handed him back the check. No apology -- just a quizzical look and retreat. The food was good, not fabulous...and for $150 for 2, and I expect much better/ good service.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great east 70's standby. This is a "traditional" restaurant with a solid menu, and interesting specials, all beautifully prepared. Portions are generously sized. We went on a Wednesday evening at 8pm, so it was quiet with not too many people. When the place is full, it gets noisy, especially when the piano player gets going, and the service can get rushed. But on a quiet night, it's a delight.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Owner will greet you in very friendly manner. Food is very good. We were 4 ppl intent on having different dishes until we saw a wonderful plate of spaghetti with seafood being served at table next to us! We all ordered that and loved it! There was a piano player. Service was friendly and good.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was excellent. The biscottis were delicious. Service was good and very attentive. Sunday was a good day to go, not overly crowded. Wine was good, had gold labeled chinati. Prices for cocktails on the high side. Would recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Cesare salad is exceptional and they prepare it at your table. I think I picked the wrong pasta and I should have sent it back so that was my fault. Have had their a la vodka sauce, spaghetti carbonara and linguine a la vongole and they are all fabulous.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love it. The food was delicious. The wine was delicious. The wait staff was excellent. The place was elegant and beautiful. Manhattan's best kept secret. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Impeccable service and delicious Italian food! Glad we finally gave this place a try.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was great!!
Always excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always a great stop for us in NYC! Clean and the food is always great and Neno is always in the restaurant. A great New York find!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Very nice. Good food, service was excellent. My only comment is that the decor seems a bit dated. Very 1990's Could use a renovation.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent restaurant - long time favorite. Good ambiance and food.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Booked one month in advance for Valentine's day. Upon arrival, took 15min to even receive a menu and water. Then discovered restaurant was offering only prix fixe menu, for $70/person. Asked waiter for regular menu, who said kitchen only had available the prix fixe items. Complained that was never informed about this limited menu as well as premium pricing. Waiter then argued with me that he called everyone to inform them about the prix fixe a few days ago. I only received a voice mail asking to confirm the reservation, followed by a text message, which I confirmed via text. Neither communication mentioned the prix fixe. Might have stayed if not for the exceptionally slow service and the waiter / manager became argumentative. Walked out. Harbor ill feelings for wasting my time, both in restaurant as well as near impossibility of finding alternate dining plans that night (every nearby restaurant was booked). Finally found another place with availability, and sat down an hour later than planned. Ended up costing half the price too.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Favorite restaurant in the City! We have been coming to Ninos for the past 15 ye

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Ninos is delicious and the service is fabulous. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu at this old school Italian restaurant. Save room for dessert as they bring around a decadent dessert cart at the end of your meal.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic food and service

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was everything a guest can experience from the time you walk in the door until you leave thanks everyone that make our night special

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The people are truly fantastic. But the food has likely slipped since its reported hey day. Not bad, but not much better than a run of the mill Italian spot. Love the servers, but wish the food matched.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was amazing! The space looked great! I loved it.
The wait was very very long, but the taste made up for it.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The portions were huge and the flavors and quality were great! Water service was great to start then was less and less through the meal. The tiramisu was a bit sweet and not as much coffee as a few of us like but still enjoyable. We all left very full.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Fish we had was outstanding! Service was friendly.
Will definitely go back.

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