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257 W 55th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,330 of 11,654 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
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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129 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This wanna be Italian restaurant has very poor service and a not so good Italian menú. I will not recomend Nocello to anyone specially when thera are much better Italian ones in the Broadway área.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Had not read any reviews, friends booked for us, so having read them now, I just don't see how anyone can rate this good. The restaurant is tired yes, which is fine if it can deliver, service is average for a mid range Italian, wine list uninspiring. The food on the menu is bulk standard fare you would expect to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On several occasions when I have been in NYC, I end up being the one to suggest Nocello's for a great meal and intimate setting. The waiters are helpful, the ambience terrific. My friends always say "I'm glad you brought us here. I'll definitely come back." And did I tell you how fantastic the food is?!!

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new jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Princeton, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 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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