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Big Nick's Pizza Joint

#2,118 of 11,984 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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70 West 71st. Street, Corner of Columbus and 71st. Street, New York City, NY 10023
212-799-4444
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10:00 am - 4:45 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 am

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  • 25
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place

Stopped here with my family after spending the day in NYC. The place is small but we got seated right away. The menu is huge and there is a lot of options even for me how is a vegetarian! I got the fried mozz and a slice of cheese pizza. Both very good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
chrissy0138
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Bristol, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Bristol, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Stopped here with my family after spending the day in NYC. The place is small but we got seated right away. The menu is huge and there is a lot of options even for me how is a vegetarian! I got the fried mozz and a slice of cheese pizza. Both very good!

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Long Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This place is tiny and loud. I tried not to think about what the health department might think of the setup. That said, service was fast and typical burger was tasty. Onion rings are not "Real" onion rings, do that was disappointing. Waffle fries were great. Figure on spending about $20 a person.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I went to this restaurant during my stay in NY, the food and burgers are really very good, but the staff, in special a Mexican Guy that takes the orders, it's poor. He had no patience to hear my order and was very surly with me. I went again for this restaurant and after one guy assisted me, It's was... More 

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place is a throwback UWS joint catering to the neighborhood. I had a burger with good-quality meat, swiss, grilled onions and crispy bacon that was cooked properly to medium rare and served on a decent roll. The lettuce and tomato accompanying were deep green and fresh. You can buy beer or soda, I had a Dr. Brown's Black Cherry... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My wife and I ate here two of our four nights in NYC. The staff here are friendly. The first night my wife had a bacon cheeseburger and fries -- I had a pepperoni calzone. The second night my wife had an omelet (breakfast served all day) and I had a burger and fries. Burgers are cooked to order.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We recently traveled to New York on holiday and after a visit to Central Park in a blizzard, we exited the park near Strawberry Fields and stumbled on this place. Down to earth, rustic Pizza and Burger joint but the food was really good and it made a change to avoid the typical high end glitz of Manhattan. We ordered... More 

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marietta GA
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378 reviews 378 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

just what youd expect from a NY pizza joint. great crust, baked hot and fresh, colorful characters behind the counter - and affordable to boot. a great choice if you are in the area

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My favourite place in NYC to eat! Found this place by accident almost 8 years ago! 2015 I had to find it again! Thankfully I did!! Order the sumo burger- 1 pound of beef! Heaven!! Try it if you dare!! Add bacon I did! My girlfriend had bacon and cheese baked potato- she thought was lovely! The menu is SO... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've been going to Big Nick's since it opened and will continue to go there until either I die or it closes BUT LISTEN TO ME please; Go there, take a table and eat in, don't have it delivered or call for take out. Simply said, when you eat the Chicken Parm. with spaghetti on the side, at Big Nick's,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place is a breath of fresh air in a rather confined space...straight to the point service with straight to the point food, fantastic value for money in such an expensive city. The sumo burger is a must try as long as you have the appetite.

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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
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:45 am
Monday
10:00 am - 4:45 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:45 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:45 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:45 am
Friday
10:00 am - 4:45 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:45 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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