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257 W 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #1,900 of 11,620 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Transit: N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street.
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food in a romantic atmosphere.
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126 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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English first
new jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently saw a matinee and wanted to dine afterward at a restaurant close to Studio 54. We found an excellent choice with Nocello. We had a quiet table and service was prompt and courteous. My husband ordered from the prix fixe menu and enjoyed a fresh tuna dish after a salad. I ordered from the a... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant and made reservations for us! Our bottle of wine was lovely! The rustic crusty bread and olives appetizers started our meal just right! I have to say my house salad and the house dressing was some of the best I have ever had! My friends bruschetta looked good too! For my main... More

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Albuquerque, NM
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had theater tickets and it was raining, so we chose this place as much for location as anything. Service was great (a plus for theater goers) but ambiance was dark and dingy, and the food was bland and lifeless, with a very poor wine selection. Next time we will find someplace else, I am sorry to say.

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New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We needed a semi-private room to celebrate our son's graduation from Columbia. We contacted many restaurants until we found Nocello. They were professional and easy to work with. They helped us on every detail. They handled some serious food allergies with ease. The restaurant is beautiful. The back room where we had two large tables was elegant, cool and comfortable... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Nocello is not going to be the best Italian food experience you ever have, and it isn't even "the best Italian restaurant in New York", as they humbly declare on their menu. But it is a lovely restaurant, with a decent pre-theatre dinner served in a friendly and efficient atmosphere. We were very satisfied with our visit. We arrived at... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Very cozy little Italian place with super friendly staff and owner. A good variety of items on the menu and prices vs quality/size are very fair. Looking forward to returning to this place.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We chose Nocello after reading TripAdvisor reviews, as we were staying in the area. We enjoyed a delicious Italian meal. The dining room was long and narrow with linen covered tables, candles, and interesting wall decor. There were two other dinning areas further back. Our waiters were excellent; friendly, and personable, quickly answering our questions and efficient in serving. The... More

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Ottawa, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My family and I had a lovely dinner at Nocello earlier this week. After a few disappointing meals to start of our New York trip, our experience at Nocello was most welcome. We brought our young children, who were made to feel most welcome, and for whom the restaurant was happy to provide a sauceless linguini. I had the vitello... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

My family and I ate at the restaurant in 2013. At that time the food was excellent so we decided to return this year only to find real disappointment in their quality of their entrees. First, the 6 of us each split a pasta dish as a starter. The pasta itself was very good. Sauces were a little heavy (the... More

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Sussex, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We have been to this place before. We took a visiting relative there on a Saturday night. The prix fix menu was first rate.

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