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Nino's, New York, NY

Nino's

4.5
4.5
140 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 7 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

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What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place
  2. 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!
  3. S

    Stevie

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent meal, great music and vibes
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very yummy and lovely
  9. RL

    RebeccaL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Great experience
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. SH

    SHHHH

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful dining room. Wonderful restaurant.
  13. 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.
  14. TD

    TrishD

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always wonderful service and excellent consistently delicious food. great local place
  15. 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.
  16. SH

    SHHHH

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

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

    PXDreviews

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

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

    Lovetoeatout

    Miami

    140 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    140 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. RM

    RobM

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

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

    jamesr

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 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!
  23. 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!
  24. MC

    MicheleC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch at Nino’s. Upon entering, we were graciously greeted and seated by Nino. Our waiter was extremely friendly and attentive throughout and the cuisine was delicious. All in all, we highly recommend Nino’s for wonderful food and the restaurant’s comfortable atmosphere.
  25. MS

    MichaelS

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice setting, with polished service, a great menu, and great food.
  26. DB

    DBNYC

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Not going back. Antiquated and food is ok but is a bit overpriced for what you get.
  27. MM

    MikeM

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good as it gets. Nino is fantastic! Get the Angel hair pasta with lobster cut up asparagus and lemon sauce.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant
  29. m

    mansikothari

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food (traditional, Italian) and decent service
  30. d

    dmreview

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful experience. Sauce just as good as home or maybe better. Can't wait to go back again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service . Fantastic food . Warm friendly atmosphere
  32. AT

    AnnT

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at Nino's is a special experience - whether any day or for a special occasion.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Not the Nino’s I remember. I feel awful saying this but it is necessary. Unfortunately, everything about this experience was awful: The atmosphere was cold, old, and stale. The food was almost inedible. And if that wasn’t bad enough it was overpriced.
  34. LD

    LinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and great atmosphere.
  35. NY

    fritzNYC

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Old School Italian does not disappoint! The menu does not rely on only classics but has thoughtfully briefer menu. Both the pasta and fish special were worth it. The meatballs as an appetizer were heavenly
  36. B

    Barry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific as always, we love Nino's, the food is delicious, service impeccable. A stellar in the neighborhood for over 30 years. Go to Nino's, you will leave very happy.
  37. CG

    CarolG

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere
  38. l

    local

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm hospitality and terrific food.
  39. LI

    LitaI

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is great and the service too. The location is convenient to MSK and an easy walk
  40. E

    Eatlamb

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet and comfortable

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 4.5 stars by 140 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 7 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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