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Nino's Restaurant

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1354 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10021-4426 (72nd Street and 73rd Street)
212-988-0002
Website
Today
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:45 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best italian restaurant in ny city

Excellent restaurant if you looking to have good time and good food you at in the right place.Best owner in New York city in restaurant busines Nino Selimaj with great presentation and respect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Izeta F
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant if you looking to have good time and good food you at in the right place.Best owner in New York city in restaurant busines Nino Selimaj with great presentation and respect.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nino S, Owner at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Izeta F, Thank you for taking the time to review my restaurant and for your recommendation. I look forward to seeing you soon. Please recommend us to your friends and family. Best Regards, Nino More 

Paramus, New Jersey
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Italian on the upper east side doesn't get better then this! Perfect for a romantic date night or for groups. The live piano playing adds a warm touch to this cozy atmosphere. The staff is very accommodating and always attentive. Their famous dish, lobster fra diavolo is out of this world! So delicious! I usually order the tasty ravioli for... More 

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Nino S, Owner at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bessa S, Thank you for taking the time to review my restaurant. I am glad you enjoyed dining with us. I look forward to seeing you soon. Please recommend us to your friends and family. Best Regards, Nino More 

New York City, New York
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

There are many restaurants in New York named Nino's. This restaurant is on First Avenue between 72nd & 73rd Street on Manhattan (there are others under the same management but I think this is the original). I have been having treatments at Weill-Cornell; we have lunched at Nino’s many times over the last two years. Nino’s is fine dining, service... More 

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Nino S, Owner at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear PeterJesson, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience at Nino's. We are happy you and your wife enjoyed dining with us. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards, Nino More 

Manalapan, New Jersey
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had lunch on a cold January afternoon via Open Table . Love that site to find and book on the spur of the moment. Saw that they had a price fixed lunch at $25 per person for three courses. Arrived and there were only three other tables occupied, which is not surprising for 1 pm on a Tuesday on first... More 

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Nino S, Owner at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 68braveheart, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Very best, Nino More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Excellent staff and service. Love to be greeted and seated by the owner or management of a restaurant and checked on after food served to be sure everything is to your liking. Food is very good. Piano player was coming on as we were done dining but we ate early. We both had specials and they were very good.

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Nino S, Owner at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear lsh41, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience. Even after 25 years of being in this industry, I enjoy every minute of looking after customers like yourself. You are the reason I love what I do. I am happy that you made us a part of your trip to NY. Hope to see you soon!... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very romantic nice piano player both food and service excellent very friendly waiters ,right price for the plate you get , I have homemade black and white linguini with mix seafood in light spicy marinara ,excellent dish, my wife has Mediterranean see bass broil side table filed garlic white wine and lemon sauce , as compliment at the end of... More 

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Nino S, Owner at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear fatmir c. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am so happy that you enjoyed dining with us. I hope to see you again soon. Best, Nino More 

Fresh Meadows, New York
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went there for New Year's Eve. The place was rocking. Great music, dancing, open bar. Four-course dinner with the most tender beef, freshest seafood and excellent service. It was a night to remember.

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Nino S, Owner at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Nick, Thank you for sharing New Year's Eve with us. It is certianly one of my favorite nights of the year. I am so happy that you've enjoyed all the delecate items we prepared for that evening. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Nino More 

Venice, Italy
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Service was slow. They were reluctant to let us see the wine list, then managed to drip it after each pouring. Some of our party ordered from the specials list (recited by the waiter) and when eaten realised the main ingredient was missing, because the chef had "forgotten" to put it in! Never again.

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Nino S, Owner at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear She-Edge, Thank you for your candor. I do apologize for failing to provide you with the best customer service that you deserve. We do hope to have a chance to show you that this is not how we typically conduct ourselves. Again, thank you for your review. We will certianly use it to improve. Best, Nino More 

Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The service and the food was some of the best on the UES. Try the stuffed quail or the duck risotto. The table zambioni was to die for, desert.

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Nino S, Owner at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Storey-Myrick, My team and I share a great love for food and we feel that the best way to express that to customers like you is with table side cooking. I am so happy you were able to enjoy your whole experience at my restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I look forward to... More 

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are many restaurants in New York named Nino's. This restaurant is on First Ave in Manhattan not to be confused with the others. Nino's is a lovely restaurant with gracious service. Caesar salad is still made table side and it's a real treat to experience what a Caesar is supposed to taste like. The soups are freshly made, butternut... More 

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Nino S, Manager at Nino's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing you experience at Nino's. Table side cooking is our way of sharing the love we have for food with our guests. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1354 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10021-4426
    (72nd Street and 73rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-988-0002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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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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