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About Nino's

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

1354 First Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Thursday: Noon-10:00pm
Friday: Noon-10:30pm
Saturday: 4:00-10:30pm
Sunday: 4:00-9:30pm

Cross Street:
72nd Street and 73rd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 988-0002

Website:
http://www.ninosnyc.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano Music from Wednesday - Saturday staring 8pm

Executive Chef:
Carlos Acevedo

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We host all types of Special and Private Events.
Call us to discuss details!
212-988-0002

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Details
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

Nino's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Romantic (7)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Live Music (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Casual (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quick Bite, Casual, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Indiana)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 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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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Came here for restaurant week and the service was amazing. Great portions and the food tastes great. Would definitely recommend to others

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I love the piano but It would be better if there’s no singing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The lack of service was horrible Toward the. End of the meal what I presumed to be a owner said the computer system had been down for a day Of course the same person ultimately after waiting for a server for 15 minutes to give a cocktail order said oh I thought you were waiting for a 3 rd Obviousky whatever was the issue the owner handled it poorly. Was satisfied with the food and will give it one more try

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nino's never fails to please. Our dinner Saturday night was for a group of friends, some of whom were very picky eaters, yet we all left the restaurant in a happy mood. The staff went out of its way to accommodate everyone. The ambiance, of course, is great, and so was the singing and piano work of Chris Barrett. I hope to return soon. The food, incidentally, is very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I have been dining at Nino’s for many years. The food,ambiance, and service has always been terrific and Nino is a great host.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The music was very loud for the size restauran. It was impossible to talk.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful holiday gathering place. Also a neighborhood favorite. Food is delicious and staff is very welcoming.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Seasonal, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went to Nino’s with my family for the first time Friday night and we absolutely loved it. The food and service was amazing - not to mention the man playing the piano. What a perfect night. We just made reservations for when my family comes back into the city for our annual Christmas celebration.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food, service & atmosphere in Nino’s is excellent! High recommendation for this restaurant!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Warm welcome here always. Makes you feel like a valued customer. This is our go-to neighborhood spot. We love it and the Nino’s staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Been here several times before and the food, service, and ambience is still outstanding and stellar. Highly recommend the Lobster Fra Diavolo - great portion with incredible taste, meaty, and fresh with just the right amount of spices. The linguine which accompanies the Lobster is cooked to perfection and very delicious. Their salads were also fresh, crunchy, and not heavy with the dressing. Service was attentive and professional. Definitely recommend Nino's to anyone looking forward to classic Italian dining! :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary celebration. Delicious food. But they did not make a fuss over the anniversary couple. It would have been nice.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food. Professional and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful place to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I had a very delicious meal with a friend here the other night. The duck risotto was very good and the lamb chops were outstanding! Cooked perfectly, and very juicy and tender. Service was helpful and attentive. It's a little on the expensive side but worth it if you want to splurge a little. Nino himself came over and offered us free after dinner drinks. A great night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

A gem right in the neighborhood. Beautiful settings, outstanding meal, good service not intrusive, but attentive. Can’t wait to return. The music just a bit to loud.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Nino's is our favorite UES restaurant. The service is attentive and friendly. The food is excellent and well presented. I have always felt like a regular despite the fact that we go infrequently as we mostly live in Florida. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Waiter pushed to get order immediately and after being asked for more time, persisted. While it was a Sat night, there were several empty tables, so no need for the pressure to move so quickly. Plates were cleared as we were eating, literally.
For 2 people to spend well over $230, the service was very amateurish. Food was excellent. Old time Italian, well-prepared.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

ALWAYS love this place! Amazing staff and service and superb food. My son and his family came to this reservation and were so happy

Tags: Casual, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nino's has been a local Upper East Side (UES) fixture for many years, reasons being that the food, service, and ambience is outstanding! My favorite Italian dish is anything with pasta. I've had pasta in many different restaurants in NYC, and I must say that Nino's pasta dishes have the right texture, amount, and seasoning. Their meat dishes are also cooked to perfection and look absolutely succulent. Waiters/servers are really friendly and professional. The overall restaurant ambience is warm, inviting, and cozy, making me feel welcomed. I also think their prices are reasonable, especially here in the UES. In addition, Nino's has a live pianist performing on the weekends. His music appeals to all generations, thereby augmenting my eating experience. Highly recommend Nino's and hopefully you'll enjoy this fine restaurant!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nino's is consistently good: delicious food, good service, and a delightful atmosphere. We will certainly return, and I urge everyone to try it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent food and experience. I have been going to Nino's for over 20 years. It is one of my favorites

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

VERY UPSET!MADE THE RESERVATION via opentable, I DROVE 3HRS to Nino's only to find out it was closed! Ruined my entire special occassion!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Good food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The owner Nino and his staff always go to special lemgths to make sure your occasion is perfect and exactly what you asked for ! they are attentive to every detail and exacting ! and we had a beautiful birthday party with much happiness and pleasure ! Nino even kindly allowed us to bring our own singer and kindly let us use his piano . It's a delightful cozy atmosphere with beautiful music and excellent food thank you Nino for making my birthday party so special !!! Will return again and again ! Genevieve and friends

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

An oldie but goodie has stood the test of time. More suitable for the older crowd. Good food. Good service. Good music.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food was good, especially the lamb shank. The piano player was very enjoyable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Resturant week. We meet monthly for dinner but chose Nino's for its menu and ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

One of the best Italian restaurants at Upper East Side.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wonderful romantic evening with my wife, service was great, Nino is always a pleasure to see.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Lunch with family

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Sister's birthday

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