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Nino's Positano

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890 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10017 (Between 47th and 48th Streets)
4, 5, 6 & 7 trains to 42nd Street-Grand Central Station.
(212) 355-5540
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 am
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Love this place

We rented a condo for six months and found this place right around the corner on 2nd ave. looks deceiving from the outside but is very nice inside with an intimate bar and several levels. Nightly specials to die for. The lemoncella pasta was wonderful as was the ravioli. The fish was excellent and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Carl R
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We rented a condo for six months and found this place right around the corner on 2nd ave. looks deceiving from the outside but is very nice inside with an intimate bar and several levels. Nightly specials to die for. The lemoncella pasta was wonderful as was the ravioli. The fish was excellent and, if I remember correctly, the even... More 

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

Dear Carl R, Thank you for being a loyal customer and for taking the time to share your experience. Parking is a little difficult to find in our neighborhood. But, we do validate parking at the Quickpark garage which is on 48th St between 1st & 2nd Ave. It's only $10 for five hours as opposed to the usual rate.... More 

Fresh Meadows, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Phreak italian food and service on the east side. First class everything. A romantic place to take your sweetheart.

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

Hi Nick, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Jessheim, Norway
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Always good to be back at Nino's on 2nd Avenue. Good priced prefixed lunch menu. Be aware the around 1Pm, it is recommended to book in advanced due to it is busy with UN diplomats between 1 - 3 pm. Good service.

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

Thank you for being a loyal customer of Nino's. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon. More 

Englishtown, New Jersey
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A great restaurant that I rediscovered at a recent business lunch in NYC. Nino's has been a neighborhood favorite for many years and we had lunch and dinner here frequently when I was based in midtown NYC. The owners are frequently present and oversee the seating and service which makes it in many ways unique to other restaurants in the... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and for recommending Nino's Positano. Thank you for noticing the changes to the menu. We are constantly looking for new things to bring to our guests. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat close to our hotel on 44 Street and stumbled across Nino's Positano. It was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant is typically Italian, very comfortable with unrushed service. It was quiet and easy to have a conversation, with enough room between tables giving you some privacy. I ordered the Paesana pizza and it... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Nino's Positano. We are very happy that you've "stumbled" in. Come back anytime. More 

White Lake, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We had a great lunch at Nino's! It turned into what we thought would be a typical lunch into a memorable dining experience! We sat outside and enjoyed the city! Our server was top notch, along with Nino stopping by many times to fill our wine glasses, add another table to make more room & pulled the awning out for... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you were able to enjoy our sidewalk cafe. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Waukesha, WI
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were walking up and down 2nd looking for someplave to eat. We had passed Positano and saw lots of people there so looked at the menu and thought it was interesting. We walked down about 10 blocks and nothing looked as appealing so we returned to Positanos. The service was excellant even as they got more busy. I had... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to recommend Nino's Positano. We are very proud of our homemade pasta, thank you for recommending it. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Newport, Oregon
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We lived in this neighborhood for quite awhile and this was our go-to favorite italian restaurant. Great service, cool back room and really authentic food. About 20 bucks a plate. They really seem to know what they are doing

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

Thank you for being a loyal customer and for taking the time to review us! More 

New York City, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a very pleasant dinner with another couple on a Saturday night. The reservations were for 8:00 pm and the restaurant was not crowded. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive from the moment we arrived. The menu was not elaborate but they did have a number of specials and we all found something we liked to order. We... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Nino's Positano. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I wanted a place that was authentic and not commercial and that's exactly what I got. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious! I was there during Restaurant Week so they had a really great special menu to select from and it was a great deal. Tomato & Mozzarella, Veal Scalopini and Ricotta Cheescake with a capacinno.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Nino's Positano. We are glad you made us one of the stops on your trip to NYC. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 890 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10017
    (Between 47th and 48th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5, 6 & 7 trains to 42nd Street-Grand Central Station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 355-5540

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?