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Big Nick's Pizza Joint

#2,422 of 11,645 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Upper West Side
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70 West 71st. Street, Corner of Columbus and 71st. Street, New York City, NY 10023
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10:00 am - 4:45 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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Nice variety of options

Great little place and friendly staff. Ordered a basic cheese pizza and it was tasty. Nice place to stop if you don't want to eat at a "stuffy" restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Melissa F
Ashburn, Virginia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I got the sumo turkey burger with spinach and a side of vegetables. It was spot on and is going to be 2 meals. To die for. The wide got pizza which she could only eat 2 slices cause so big

Thank Michael C
Launceston, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a 'medium' pizza. It was massive! Everything was super-sized, including the very generous glasses of wine. The food was excellent and well priced. Not the most fancy restaurant but a great cheap and cheerful choice.

Thank Aussie2105
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Big Nicks since they moved from Broadway to this much smaller place on West 71st Street. I am happy to report that the only thing that has changed is the size of the restaurant. The burgers and pizza are still some of the best in the city. The service is fast and friendly. So... More 

Thank DuffyNC
Ashburn, Virginia
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great little place and friendly staff. Ordered a basic cheese pizza and it was tasty. Nice place to stop if you don't want to eat at a "stuffy" restaurant.

Thank Melissa F
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The perfect New York pizza joint. I've been going there since 2008 and it's always a pleasure. Choice, cheap, very good. You want some real NYC pizza? Don't think and go there . It's amazing!!

Thank Valery J
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My family and I checked in the Comfort Inn on the same block. We asked what is good pizza place, they recommended Big Nick's, so we went. We went to Big Nick's around early dinner time, a waitress (Caucasian curly long brown hair worn in a bun and speaks w/ accent) greeted us and told us we can sit where... More 

Thank Marissa M
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Eat where the locals eat. Big Nicks is a New York institution, in part because it's open VERY late and in part because of the burgers. The pizza is ok but the burgers are the reason to go.

Thank Emmy P
Florence, Italy
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We stepped into this place trying to get out of the usual chains. It worked extremely well, great burgers and lovely Greek food All served friendly and efficiently

Thank Frappolo
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Went to what I've considered a Pizza Joint with the best slice on the Upper West Side and decided to have a luncheon special (Grilled cheese on White Bread, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Cup of Coffee and Glass of Water) all for $7.95. NOT A GOOD CHOICE. What a Shame!!! I was the only one in the place at 10:30am,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food was ok but not good. The bathroom was filthy, with a leaking hot pipe which dripped water on you. When you walk around the corner there are some better looking places to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 West 71st. Street, Corner of Columbus and 71st. Street, New York City, NY 10023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: 212-799-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 28
  • Cuisine: Pizza


Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:45 am
10:00 am - 4:45 am
10:00 am - 4:45 am
10:00 am - 4:45 am
10:00 am - 4:45 am
10:00 am - 4:45 am
10:00 am - 4:45 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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