Nino's

4.5
798 reviews
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Italian
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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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

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M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nino's is our local favorite. Consistently good food and very attentive service makes for a wonderful evening. Live music (mostly Sinatra) is an added plus. Nino himself is a charming host and ever present watchful eye, making sure everyone is happy!

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NN
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious, service excellent and loved having the piano player.

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S
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The music was awesome!!!

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch for two was delectable. Pastas -- braised veal with roasted red peppers, sensational and another with sweet sausage thoroughly enjoyed. Service attentive. We appreciated being allowed to sit for 2+ hours for good conversation and to celebrate a birthday, quietly. My friend had never been to Nino's and was enchanted as I always am when I visit. The music was turned up a bit loud for a time and it felt good when volume was lowered. It is a special place to come for its beauty and its fine food. Wonderful time!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I planned a birthday party here for a party of 13. Nino’s was very accommodating with such a large group. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The complementary fruit platter at the end of the night was delicious. The live entertainment was great, I just wish the volume was a little lower as I could barely hear people talking around me. I will definitely be back again soon!

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PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Have dined here many times. Food is consistently delicious. Order from one of the many specials and you will be sated and pleased. Low noise level is a big plus.

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All perfect
Food was the finest, service & ambience excellent

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M
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nino's has become one of our local favorites. Warm, professional service, excellent Martini's and excellent food are a good combination. We frequently try one of the fresh fish selections; you can even pick your own fish! Live music on weekends is a plus!

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EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. A bit overpriced. Too many seafood not enough other options

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family eats out often. Nino's is a favorite of ours. The food is always Delicous! Service is very attentive.

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c
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was good but since empty felt could have been more attentive.

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, service attentive and kind. The piano bar was fantastic. I am really glad I found Nino’s and will return. I took my 86 year old uncle and we had a delicious, relaxing and really very special evening.

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NH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived for an early dinner. Service was outstanding. Cocktails made with perfection. The food is incredible. Lentil soup to start was delicious. Special was Osso Bucco. Best that I have ever had anywhere. The homemade cavatelli with broccoli rabe and sausage was incredible. Smooth cappuccino and fresh fruit platters. Definitely a 5 out of 5 stars.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and their service. Nino is always friendly. It's one of my favorite Italian places to go. Penne / Rigatoni vodka is my favorite.

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food and great service..

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D
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were promptly seated even though we were earlier for our reservation. The cesar salad for 2 was refreshing and filet mignon was mouth watering. Dessert banana flambee words cannot describe presentation to taste excellent.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Exceptional ambiance. The service was beyond efficient and polite. Restrooms were spotless. They checked your coat at the door so your dining experience felt comfortable. Food was tasty and price was right

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PJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited with a group of 12 that coincidentally was during Restaurant Week. We were treated extremely well, including 3 complimentary Fresh Fruit displays that were very well done.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Fun to dine in a room with a piano. Great history in that place.

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VB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner. The ambiance is wonderful and they have a great staff. Definitely going back again.

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W
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A GOOD OLD FASHION PLACE TO DINE WITH A REAL MOM AND POP FEEL!!!! I'M GOING BACK JUST FOR THE MEATBALLS WITH RAISINS AND PINE NUTS. NINO'S IS THE WAY ALL ITALIAN RESTAURANTS USED TO BE.

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MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every experience I have at Ninos is a 10/10. Elegant, delicious and with excellent staff. The piano on weeknights is an added treat!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was not great

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was poor. Service abysmal. The dining room was excessively warm. Very disappointed. Used to be my favorite restaurant in NYC. Not going back.

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JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nino s staff is courteous and attentive . Food was exceptional Will definitely be back

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S
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great place for a dinner date. Although I booked the reservation and it was 1000 points but I only received 100. We was there on time and everything, don’t get it :/

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J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What joy to be in a civilized white tablecloth restaurant! The very good piano player came as an unexpected bonus. And it’s only a block from my apartment. My dear friends loved it- we could actually have a real conversation.

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FW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My main problem was the presentation of the thanksgiving dinner on the menu. We were seated but not given a dinner menu for 15 minutes. This was a special thanksgiving day menu. Appetizers, entree, dessert. It was presented as a price fix menu though it didn’t say that and the prices were there. Not their fault actually but it was the way a price fix menu usually looks. To add to that, when the captain came to take out order he had us order all the courses at the same time. This also suggests price fix menu. Also food was ordinary and cranberry sauce was disgusting. Definitely would not go back

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T
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service is top notch, old school New York. The food was very good and service was fantastic. Great authentic restaurant.

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E
London
53 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality neighborhood Italian, that takes its food and service seriously. Definitely worth a visit if you are in this part of the Upper East side.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great music, great hospitality!

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d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

In the comments section I asked for a table where neither of us had to face a wall. On arrival immediately led to a table for two with a view of a wall. We asked to have a different table to which the seater (who is not Nino but looks somewhat similar) totally ignored my request. I turned to Nino who sat us at a table for four. The restaurant was empty except for a large group. There were at least 7 four tables available. NOT SURE WHY OUR REQUEST WAS DISMISSED.

The food was just OK. The prices not outrageous but we managed to spend $150 for2 people and we only had Cesar salad for 2, 2 pasta dishes, plus 2 HOUSE wines each.

We knew the bartender from the night before. He was very nice and accommodating. We asked our waitress if she could ask him if he could make us a chocolate martini. About 15 minutes later she said he said that he could. So we paid our bill and went to the bar.

Only four of us at the bar. He made us very nice chocolate martinis. It is now a little after 9:00. Wait staff starting to leave. This is a Friday night. Odd, don't you think. Then the bartender starts to leave and we ask him about our check and leaving him an appropriate tip. He says don't worry about it. And when he handed us our drinks he said good luck. But when we questioned him about our bill he said he is allowed to do this for us and that intimated that there would be not charge. To which we said we would make sure we came back the next night to reply to his kind gesture. My friend and I were shocked, thinking we were getting 2 drinks on the house. Also thinking maybe that's because we spent a good amount on dinner. Bartender leaves, finish drinks, ready to leave, my friend/guest is asked to pay the bill. To which we are both shocked but obliged. I paid. Never going back. Embarrassing situation and no class place. Spent $200 on a neighborhood place. The restaurant is a little tired looking as well as the menu. Desperately needs an update. Oy

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KO
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I had a special dinner together and were in taste bud heaven!
We ordered Nino’s meatballs which were out of this word .. they brought out a side of roasted Italian peppers with garlic. We than had each an order of spinach and light ricotta ravioli in the best pesto sauce we have recently tried or made! (Maybe a touch of cream in this). Wine was a Super Tuscan blend.
We went all out for dessert with the Banana Flambé witch was prepared at tableside with other fruits and liquors... it was heavenly!!

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite must visit every time we come to NYC.

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JG
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I ate the vegetarian option and the grilled vegetables were delicious, particularly the Pesto which had a most unusual but fantastic citrus flavor.

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OT
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

we were the only diners at a recent lunch, so noise level was nil...food was good, portions large, and service, attentive...overall, not very different from many other old world Italian restaurants, so a re-vist is not likely

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D
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

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MN
Naples
74 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been to Nino’s three times. The first two were excellent but this last time not so much. We ordered their special king crab appetizer for $19 and we had trouble finding the crab meat. I thought it was a rip off. I tried a new pasta - veal Ragu with onions and peppers and garlic and oil. The veal itself was very tender and tasty but the rest of pasta dish was tasteless. I would go back to order the pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage. That was excellent. I have been raving about this restaurant to friends in the neighborhood and I was just disappointed with the appetizer and the main dish this last time so I think you just have to be careful what you order. My husband had the lamb shank all three times and loves it and friends ordered the osso bucco and love that.

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SE
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always great food. Very casual - nothing fancy here.

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MN
Naples
74 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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