Nino's

4.8
53 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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What 53 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLuvfoo
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful treat to discover Nino’s. Thanks Open Table and Restuarant week for this great discovery. My husband and I went for lunch and had a wonderful time. He ordered the Parmesan crusted chicken which came with green beans and carrots and a lovely delicious lemon sauce. He doesn’t particularly like string beans or carrots but he told me that the lemon sauce just made it so delicious and he ate every drop of his plate. I had the spinach raviolis in pesto sauce which was also delicious. Check out the beautiful detail on my dish… A simple tomato peeling turned into a beautiful rose. Is that not nice? We had agreed to share our dishes but when I saw my husband’s expression after his first bite of the chicken I realized I wasn’t going to be able to share it with him ha ha. He did offer me a couple bites and I must agree the chicken was very good. They started us off with a free appetizer of some flavorful hummus and some very nice bread. Our waiter was very nice as was the bus boy and all the service people working there were just lovely. We had a great time and we will be returning.

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vipDavid
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice and quiet old school restaurant. I recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was impeccable. We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely return.

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BernardG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was excellent and the pricing in a luncheon special was amazing

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MERRICK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, my experience at Nino's was great! The service was impeccable my guest and I really enjoyed the space and the music selection. Our appetizers, main courses and wine were all really good. I will definitely return to try more menu items.

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ValerieO
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and engagement. Nono was so welcoming. The food was fabulous and the environment so welcoming we met new friends at several of the tables. Highly highly recommend!

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vipFishy
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Classic Italian. Nice wine list. Desserts are a nice finish.

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vipRichardC
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food good service. Old style Italian.

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vipLaylaB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely evening. Good food and the music with some people dancing was an extra bonus.

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vipSkateman
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good, very pleasant. Very enjoyable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I dinner today but received an e-mail with no show message.

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vipFoodie
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful service was wonderful!

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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
5 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
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday’!

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vipCommish
New York Area
60 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
107 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!

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 4.8 stars by 53 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.