Da Nico Restaurant - Manhattan

4.7
1093 Reviews
$30 and under
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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SarahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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RayC
Naples
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Daughters 26th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and great food .

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SergioL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Trip to NYC

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ElizabethW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an enjoyable experience dining and drinking at Da Nico. The food was exceptional, the wine was delicious, and the staff was friendly and inviting. We will definitely be back again!

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SteveC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Quick to get you your order and was always filling up your water.

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Twinmama
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant! The food was spectacular! The only negative was that our waiter wasn't very happy when I ordered a glass of house red and my husband a glass of house white. I did not see any single glass servings just bottles. I didn't want to order a bottle as we were in a bit of a hurry to get to our Broadway show. Otherwise everything was fantastic and would recommend it.

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Jc37
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seguro q es fantástico , cogimos una mesa por OpenTable para dos. Las 21:45 y cuando llegamos a las 21:49 nos dijeron q ya estaba cerrado

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vipChas
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Bill was awesome

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vipPamelaO
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great staff. Food was authentic Italian dishes and delicious. A must in Little Italy!

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vipNY1FAMILY
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem!! I recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Little Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We got a quick reservation for 10 and the service was excellent. Food was great. A great experience all the way around.

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vipSeniordinners
Oklahoma City
41 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Food quality and portions excellent. Service very good. Enjoyed Atmosphere. Almost perfect only small problem restrooms down stairs hard to get to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, but very loud. Tables close together and people around us were talking extremely loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, the staff was great and the service was timed perfectly

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vipsharon
Munich
37 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were seated upstairs. It's very quiet there, not much ambiance. I think if I were to go again, I would request to be seated downstairs. We ordered iced tea, which was out of a soda dispenser. Really??? Ordered calamari, which was delicious. Both had pasta, and we both really enjoyed it. Good linguine alla vongole. Service was adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggplant parmigiana!!

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AnthonyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Was excited to eat here for my son's birthday dinner since he loves Italian, but the overall experience fell flat. We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation time, and told to wait outside a few minutes, no problem. 15 minutes go by and others parties arrive and then seated as they waited inside. Checked in to the host table about our table and they said they were working on it. After 30 minutes we decided to wait our party if 6 INSIDE where it was warmer and we were visible to the hosts who again asked us to wait outside, but we politely declined and needed to warm up inside. Miraculously we were seated 5 mins later. The service was very much lacking as the waiter didn't seem to care about our table. I had to ask for a wine list and then again for the specials, and yet again for the desserts. The food was great, but our initial 40 minute wait time and the lack of attention from the waiter just left a bad taste in our mouth. Maybe he was having a bad day?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

After booking this reservation, we arrive to find the restaurant did not have our reservation. However, they were able to seat us. We were shocked that our vaccine status was not checked, nor were any masks being worn. The service was very good, but I rated the good ok, not great, but certainly not bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DaNico has been my favorite NYC restaurant for 15+ years. I have not been there in quite a few years, since I moved out of Manhattan. I returned for a pre-marathon dinner with family and it again did not disappoint, remains my favorite NYC restaurant. Love, love, love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience from the minute we walked into the door until we left. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. Thanks for making our first night of our three days in NYC memorable!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Our server completely ignored us the entire time. We constantly had empty glasses we couldn’t ask him questions and it took about 40 minutes to get his attention for our check. He was unfriendly and horrible at serving us. The other waiters were working very hard and the bus boys

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JaclynJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as was the service. Old-world charm. Many may say Little Italy is a tourist trap... not the case here to be sure. Don't miss Da Nico... whether a born and bred New Yorker or in from out-of-town!

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Phillysgirl3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We first ordered the Mozzarella en Carozza and I have to say they did not melt the mozzarella which I was not happy with...The Linguine with White Clams was too dry and it should technically be a little soupy but the flavor was not bad. The best dish I had was the Veal Chop special That was amazing.

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FlorenceT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was just ok. The sauce for the calamari tasted like Campbells tomato soup and the sauce for the pasta was bland

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The wait staff went above and beyond in making us feel welcome. I will definitely come here again and recommend to all my friends.

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ChristopherV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food

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JimA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Although we didn't get seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time (it was a Saturday night), the service was very good and the food was terrific. Thank you Da Nico's for creating a truly New York experience for our party of six.

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LaurieC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with many gluten free options. Will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed with the food and wait staff service. It took a little bit for the wait staff to come, but when they did, they were very helpful and was worth the wait. I will definitely come here again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. My favorite place in little Italy.

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ZanaH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to this restaurant with my family and friends to enjoy a nice dinner. In the heart of Little Italy I held high regards. And I must admit that my expectations were more than met. We experienced hospitality that felt as if you were entering their home. The staff was quick and ensured our experience was the best they could make it. With true honesty I recommend this restaurant to everyone who wants an enjoyable, warming, and delightful family dinner.

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vipJeffmbigs
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite "Little Italy" dining spots with above average italian.

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BethR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Portions are large and nice to share with another adult. Nice ambiance where we sat in the outside. back side of the restaurant. Had outdoor fans and lights. Bathroom was nice and clean.

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SamK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to find a nice place to take my wife on a date, and Da Nico’s didn’t disappoint. We went on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was largely empty inside, most seated outside. Our server was attentive, and the food was great. I look forward to visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Nico never disappoints, consistently great food and service.

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DavidS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They make yummy food

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was really good. No complaints there. But we couldn’t tell who our server was. We had 3 different ones and none were attentive. We’d go back but if the service lacked again we probably wouldn’t.

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Hilfy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Food was incredible. Service was top notch!

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JeffD
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Da Nico is a lovely classic Italian restaurant with a beautiful back garden where we had our dinner. Great food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Da Nico Restaurant - Manhattan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 343-1212.

Da Nico Restaurant - Manhattan is rated 4.7 stars by 1093 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.