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Big Nick's Pizza Joint

#1,817 of 11,916 Restaurants in New York City
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Shelter from winter weather and plenty to share!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
mjvpw1
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Essex, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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357 reviews 357 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

old building, slow service, but food was great! Wish we would have known ahead of time that they delivered.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Excellent slice of pizza to stop and eat or walk and eat- crust is perfectly crisp toppings are good and cheese is ... Cheesy? :) this place makes an excellent pizza but order fast and get out of the way or you will get yelled at.

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New York City, New York
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77 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'm a New York City tour guide who lives on the Upper Westside of Manhattan. I love the restaurants in the neighborhood but especially Nick's. Nick opened his original restaurant on Broadway in 1962. He told me once that back then the women were coming out of the windows and landing on the sidewalk. I asked incredulously, "You're saying that... More 

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Portage, MI
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We chose Big Nick's for our first lunch stop after we arrived to our hotel on the UWS. The reviews are spot on. The food was very good. We had pizza, the Zapata burger, and giant hot dog with cheese. Everyone was happy with their choices. My youngest son wolfed down the hot dog and said it was great. The... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What a great experience! Arrived at about 10pm after arriving in city, I ordered a pizza and my son a bacon cheeseburger, after his first bite he said this is the best one I've ever had, even better than yours. My pizza was delicious! My only regret is that I didn't eat here any other night that I was in... More 

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

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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