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Nino's, New York, NY
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Nino's

4.6
4.6
157 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 988-0002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Acevedo

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 157 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. h

    halw

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  2. NG

    NancyG

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice meal and enjoyable piano player. Good food and service.
  3. B

    Boybuilder

    New York Area

    159 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Not right to place a credit card surcharge on the check before knowing how the customer intends to pay...what's more is that restaurant that heretofore represented itself a an upper end model to charge a credit card surcharge is tacky...build it into the price like others do.
  4. LP

    LPFerrante

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly memorable and tasty experience, not just on Christmas Eve, any time of the year; but if you want the Christmas spirit of New York City, Nino's is the place. Great food, personalized service and a refined, but not stuffy, atmosphere.
  5. PC

    PatriciaC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, attentive service, did not rush our party of 8. We will be back
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant
  7. l

    larryk

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great "old fashioned" restaurant that serves individual prepared meals rather than massive pots assembled as needed. Nino's has a comfortable homey feel where it is pleasant to sit and dine leisurely with folks (although not very quiet).
  8. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Service was terrible. We were treated like we weren't even there. We sat down, were given water and waited 20 minutes before anyone came by to offer a drink. After another 20 minutes we flagged down a waiter to take our order. He started to take the order, but when we asked if there were any specials, he said someone else would have to tell us. Ten minutes later another waiter came by, recited the specials, and then disappeared without taking our order. After waiting another 15 minutes, I had to ask a passing waiter if anyone was ever going to take our order. The food was good, but was not extraordinary. The final straw was the bill. We told the waiter we were not interested in dessert or coffee but no bill appeared. After waiting a bit more I had to ask for the check. When it finally materialized there was an extra 4% charge for a cash recovery fee - apparently an extra charge for using a credit card. But no one had ever asked how we were going to pay. When I inquired what the fee was for I was brusquely directed to small print at the bottom of the menu. There was no attempt to be gracious. When I said I would pay cash and asked that the charge be deducted, they simply took off the charge without removing the extra tax they had calculated on that charge. It was hard not to notice that the maitre d' and waitstaff paid far closer attention to other customers who appeared to be regulars.
  9. n

    nicholasv

    New York Area

    150 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always Nino is the best ! When in NY this is the place to go !
  10. VB

    VernellBrooklyn

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a variety of meals. This was Thanksgiving day so we had a prefixe menu. 3 course meal. Great food pleasant staff. Lovely atmosphere..
  11. d

    diamocideltu

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner for family and friend. Food was excellent. Service was very good. Piano player in the front added a nice touch to the evening. A bit slow at the end waiting for dessert. Not a fan of "administrative charge", which I figured was credit card usage charge. Minor ding in the bigger picture of an excellent night out.
  12. H

    Honest

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very soothing environment with perfect Italian music and lighting. I appreciated that they are still following the social distancing. We received a very warm welcome & were treated like gold throught our dining experience. Everyone was extremely professional and friendly. For the ultimate dining experience, the food was absolutely delicious. Every morsel was sumptuous and beautifully presented. We had the duck risotto which was divine both the texture and the gorgeous flavors of rice, tender pices of duck, & aromatic herbs & spices. We also enjoyed the tender, perfectly cooked calamari, a portion of spaghetti carbornara that was drenched in unbelievably delicious flavors. The grand finale were the fresh, sweet sliced strawberries in a zabalgione, champagne and amaretto sauce served a beautiful martini glass. It was delicious! Thank you Nino's for staying true to your craft by giving us Authentic Italian food, hospitality and ambience. You are now our official neghborhood gem. We can't wait to enjoy your weekend jazz entertainment & more delectable dishes. Bravo to the Chef!!!
  13. BB

    BarbaraB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nino's was amazing as always. I cannot say enough about the food and the service. The wine list is fantastic, the music was so enjoyable. We will surely be back. Barbara B.
  14. f

    food4soul

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful for an early evening birthday dinner event.
  15. B

    Bbtack

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Nice place and had very good atmosphere with singer/piano. Food was fine but not real special. The dessert was good with nice presentation. Servers started out ok but we would’ve ordered another bottle of wine. Then he was very rude at the end when we asked to split the check. He missed out on a nice tip.
  16. BG

    BillG

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This restaurant is a gem. I have dined there several times, Beth lunch and dinner - always eating outside. Last nigh5 we gad a wonderful dinner inside. The servicem music, and food were all excellent highly recommended.
  17. MG

    MaryG

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second time my friends and I ate at Nino's. We went back a second time to make sure the food/service was really as great as the first time and it was. It's now on our list of neighborhood spots to go to on a regular basis. Thank you Nino's!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place
  19. ED

    EdwardD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nino’s is a gem. We had a very fine meal and were happy to have Nino himself check on us and advise us about our dinner choices. The diver sole was fresh & deboned to perfection at table. The surprise fruit selection selection at dinner’s end was very much appreciated and presented beautifully!
  20. S

    Stevie

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent meal, great music and vibes
  21. KD

    KimD

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, lovely surroundings, excellent service. Best Italian restaurant ever.
  22. H

    Happycustomer

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service. Great personal attention. Branzino was amazing.
  23. F

    Frequenta

    New York Area

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend of over thirty years and I chose Nino's to celebrate our joint birthdays in August. Everything was wonderful - the ambience, service, beverages and food!! We will not wait a year to meet here again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Overall cute place but food is not worth it.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very yummy and lovely
  26. RL

    RebeccaL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Great experience
  27. N

    Nicole

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Went for restaurant week. The ingredients weren't fresh. My brother ordered a Parmesan crusted chicken in a lemon wine sauce which tasted like a sour patch kid. My grandma ordered the grilled salmon well done and it came out almost burned, it was so hard to eat. I ordered a rigatoni alla vodka and tasteless is a loose term for this dish.
  28. LM

    LM12

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Linguine with clam sauce, Parmesan chicken, pasta bolognese, sangria (both white and red) chocolate mousse cake…. All delicious!
  29. SH

    SHHHH

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful dining room. Wonderful restaurant.
  30. RM

    RalphM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    3 out 4 dishes were fine, the veal parmigiana was not really good at all. Everything else was very good. Recommend it , just don’t order the above dish. Great ambiance. Live piano /singer. Excellent.
  31. TD

    TrishD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always wonderful service and excellent consistently delicious food. great local place
  32. RR

    RobertR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for a restaurant in NYC for dinner last night and were glad we found Nino's. The service was very good and the food was excellent.
  33. SH

    SHHHH

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Great food, service, and beautiful dining room.
  34. PX

    PXDreviews

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food here was wonderful - our dover sole and branzino were excellent.
  35. L

    Lovetoeatout

    Miami

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place with excellent food and superb service. The owner, Nino, has been there for 31 years and is the consummate professional and is very concerned about each guest's experience. The burrata salad and pasta with squid were fantastic.
  36. PS

    PeterS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Very DISAPPOINTED ! When the check was given at the end of the meal, I was surprised at the amount $$$. Beware, the prices charged for these dishes are much higher than the prices shown on the restaurant's present website!! $32 for a Caesar salad for two ??? Portions were not very large either. As for the taste....I've had far better. Thumbs down for this restaurant.
  37. S

    Sfent

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Overpriced, place was empty, 2 tables, duck risotto was absolutely terrible, dry, bland, wee portion. Lobster special, way overpriced , needed seasoning. Meatballs average at best. The waiter was aggressively trying to up sell anything he could even though we had already ordered to much food. Place was clean, owner was very nice, 4 people $500… won’t be back.
  38. RM

    RobM

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Terrible food, and Nino very rude! Never going back.
  39. j

    jamesr

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was all delightful, and as we sat outdoors, the maitre d helped the waiter to set up a portable fan to cool us off on a hot evening! This was service way beyond the norm!
  40. UE

    UESAdiR

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    With music by a wonderful pianist/singer on Thursdays through Saturday nights, this is a wonderful neighborhood treat!

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 4.6 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Nino's

1354 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Acevedo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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