Nino's

4.9
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Nino’s Restaurant is the first restaurant owned by the legendary Nino Selimaj. Fine Italian dining is what we do best, couple with that romantic live music and excellent service and you have a perfect recipe for a memorable outing.

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKtLu
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.
Loved the live music!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Calamari marinara is good.

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CharlesK
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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vipMVC1955
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side. Excellent Food and service. Excellent cocktails. Beautiful restaurant. Great staff. I have been going here for decades and have never been disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Excellent service and food.

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vipKtLu
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visit Nino's regularly for our little "dates" for many years. The food is always excellent, tasty, and well prepared. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. Fresh fruits and vegetables on display, white tablecloths , immaculate. Attentive and "there when you need it " service. You have feel of luxury in this neighborhood gem. Mr. Nino is present everytime, circling among the guests, making sure everyone is happy. Highly recommend.

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vipDdavis
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Beautiful restaurant. Would go back tomorrow if I didn't have work. Please try this wonderful Italian restaurant you won't be sorry.

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AndrewG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! As always. Never disappoints glad to see Nino and the staff after the paused inside dining.

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vipMonsieurT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino's still got it! After all these years and the hardship with COVID, Nino's is still open and still putting out some of the best Italian dishes on the Upper East Side. Ive been to this neighborhood gem for years!!!! Since the late 90's!! And its still got its magical touch and amazing food accompanied by spectacular service. Definitely cannot wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Calamari tasted frozen rather than fresh. Veal was pretty awful. My boyfriend and I both had one bite and expressed our dislike to the waiter however they barely acknowledge it and didn’t comp or even offer us anything else. The only thing decently good about this place is their pasta. I enjoyed the spinach and ricotta ravioli. There wine is good too lol. Good sized pour but won’t be going back.

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Yanelis25
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique , authentic and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You allowed me to make a reservation when the restaurant was actually closed. This was for a friends birthday and it was very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday’!

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vipCommish
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! Nino was gracious as always.

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KristenN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Will be back again soon!

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vipktar
Naples
74 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Lovely food. Gracious service. Outdoor dining is a difficult ambiance in NY.

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vipBusinessTraveller50
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Italian food, prepared and cooked to perfection. Reminds one on food served in Rome or Milan. The fish and pasta dishes are wonderful - most never would try the meatballs - but they are sensational!

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vipMike
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are "regulars" at Nino's and have always enjoyed each visit. The service is always very attentive and Nino is a gracious host. We also love the live music ("Great American Songbook") on weekends!

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vipgldb
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great Italian on the upper east side. great food and even better service

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vipSteaklover
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my son’s 5th birthday & everything was great. Nino & his staff go above & beyond to make sure you have a great meal & a great time. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my girlfriend and I’d favorite places to eat at in the Upper East Side. Great food, great ambiance, and amazing customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food
Warm atmosphere
Gracious staff
Nice piano music

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Super friendly staff and amazing food. Definitely coming back.

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JackAck
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Chose Nino's from a search of 'Italian', primarily based on it being on the way to the Apollo for a Little Big Town show w/ my 2 daughters. We we're not disappointed in our random selection. And we ate like champs. The three of us shared the carpaccio/arugula "wraps" and custom-requested clams casino. Fantastic without being too filling! Careful with the clams: you can suck them right off the shell easily but wait until they cool down! For our main courses, we played "pass the plate" with the penne vodka, spaghetti carbonara and the sea bass in lemon caper sauce, all busting with flavor. The pasta sauces may have been a little heavy, especially as we neared the bottom but nonetheless delicious. The cannolis finished our visit, again, full of flavor and not overwhelming that we couldn't clean the plate. The service was solid if unspectacular which suited us just fine. We neither neglected nor constantly interrupted. Being on the early side of the NYC Saturday dinner rush, the place was still filling up as we ate so the noise and general bustle were not a detriment, while the décor was scene recognizable as many family-run establishments.....where the focus is on making you feel welcome and feeding you well. There may be better (and more expensive) places to go, but this one more than hit the spot. Three thumbs up from this crew.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Manager extremely rude and condescending. Ruined the dining experience and will not return! 👎

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vipDaveS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Just do it.

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EtmC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely table side service of Caesar salad and Zabaglione were the highlights!

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vipSeanDougherty
Las Vegas
91 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ribeye special was excellent if pricey at $55. The ligingui with clam sauce was average at best. Our meal with one tea was $125. Great restaurant but hard to justify the cost

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vipALLI
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is adorable and the service could not have been better Both my friend and I ordered the Rigatoni with vodka sauce It was a little too salty and not very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and great presentation. We had a great time dining here and the food was excellent.

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Annabel
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I truly enjoyed my dining experience at Nino's. I loved the fact that it was busy, but quiet. I never felt rushed, and I was able to enjoy my delicious meal and converse with my cousin. I would definitely recommend Nino's and I will be back!

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MichaelS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino's is one of the best restaurants in NYC, HANDS DOWN!

I have gone to many NYC establishments, but I find myself at Nino's time and time again. The service is unmatched and on majority of nights, they have LIVE MUSIC! Frank Sinatra music on Thurs (my favorite), JAZZ nights on Weds (also fantastic!), and "Classics" on Friday and Saturdays! Dinner and a show!

The lobster prepared table-side and served fra diavolo style over linguini is my personal favorite. It is always a very large portion! Perfect amount of heat, but like any dish, they can prepare it how you like! The Caesar Salad is my favorite salad on the planet! If you are love fish, Nino's always has a fantastic, FRESH selection there as well! The Branzino and the mussels are my other seafood favorites but any of the steaks there, are also a fantastic choice!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT! Truly one of NYC's best!

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Today Lunch was just amazing!!!! I made a reservation at Nino’s was a late lunch I was with family and I enjoyed tremendously, to start appetizer was just fresh and delicious love the Pasta special fettuccine with porcini mushrooms so delicious , as main course I had. The Salmon perfectly cook ... to finished I had the banana flame table side Just total experience ... I can’t wait to go back for Dinner . Service friendly and attentive .

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vipPaulB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were looking forward to a great Italian meal at Nino’s. The reviews seemed uniformly favorable. The menu was very appealing as well.
We had a 6:30 pm reservation on Saturday night for 4. We were seated promptly and received immediate attention to order drinks and our meal. So far so good. Ordered one appetizer and 4 entrees for our party of 4.
Almost an hour went by and we had to ask 3 different folks about where our appetizer was, let alone the meal. The restaurant was not even that busy at that time. Finally got the appetizer- meatballs in a marinara sauce. Very pedestrian.
The meals finally came in another 7-10 minutes. The linguine with fresh clams was fair. The pasta with baby shrimp was better than average and the shrimp were decent size too. The salmon dish was good but not superior on any way.
Bottom line, waited way too long for an average meal. Would not repeat any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 sisters and 9 daughters loved their dinner at Nino’s!

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MichaelM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were very accommodating. We really wanted baked claims and it was not on the menu and they made them for us better then most places that sell them.

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vipbilld
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

every need overseen by Nino...from bread to dessert, just a fabulous demonstration of how a restaurant should run....GREAT wine list.....not crowded....a go-to destination

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It’s not the ninos that I knew. The people are nice there but it’s need a refresh. Just my opinion.

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Dizzydining
San Antonio
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great time! Pianist/singer great and our large group loved the experience. Food was “OK.” Pasta a bit over cooked, veal chops pretty tough, but service excellent and management great. Not sure I’d go back just for food, but would enjoy another visit with big group.

FAQs

Nino's does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nino's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 988-0002.

Nino's is rated 4.9 stars by 41 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.