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“Amazing - always” 5 of 5 stars
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Nessa
325 N Main St, Ste 2, Port Chester, NY 10573-5600
914-939-0119
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Ranked #28 of 106 Restaurants in Port Chester
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wilkins Ave
Transit: Port Chester Train Station Metro North just a few blocks away.
Greenwich, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Amazing - always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We came to this restaurant by accident (had reservation somewhere else but thought it was Nessa) and we decided to stay. We were not disappointed then or ever since (countless visits). The atmosphere is really nice - cozy, yet not too noisy to talk, wait staff there when you need them but not overbearing (to me the best worker is one of the bus boys - Christian?). The food is delicious and always consistent so no matter if you come back and have he same food next time again you know it will be just as good as the first time. The pasta is cooked to perfection. The hostess is pretty, always pleasant and elegantly dressed.
Overall, place where you look forward to go to because you know what to expect and there are no bad surprises. Feels like home and we do recommend it to all of our friends in heartbeat.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
White Plains, New York
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“If I were a cougar I may have liked it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife and I didn't care for this restaurant. The narrow layout, poor service, and uninspired food made for a not-so-good dining experience, We noticed many of our divorced friends and acquaintances there. Perhaps they had more of a reason to eat there than the food.

Visited June 2013
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Key West, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Enjoyed it thoroughly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We were 2 couples. Cocktails were excellent. It helps that the drink specialty of the day is my preferred cocktail. We shared several apps including crab cakes, 3 different and very unique bruschettas and the beef carpaccio. Then my husband had the linguini vongole with more clams than ever expected. The ladies split the Zuppe de mar and also had more than enough. The other gentleman had the cavatille with sausage and said it really good as well. Everyone was extremely happy. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. We also enjoyed the atmosphere. There is outside seating available, but we chose indoor due to the oppressive heat. Both areas had their own charm. The bill was exactly $100.00 per couple plus gratuity. We all felt that seemed quite reasonable when you consider we each had 2 drinks, apps and dinner. I look forward to returning there on our our next visit to that area.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Decent to good, but a little too much attitude”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

So, the food is good, maybe even better than good in certain cases, but like several other restaurants in the area, they think they're in Manhattan, when this is Port Chester. If they could drop the trying to be dark and cool and just celebrate the food, it might be more enjoyable. Pastas and bruschetta were good. Octopus appetizer was a little rubbery.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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greenwich
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Terrible service wont be back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Recently moved to the area and tried Nessa. Had a nice table outside, ready to enjoy a casual meal and wine with my lady. Then the rudest waiter I have experienced in a very long time ruined our night. Everything we inquired about, like "any special dishes it is our first time here, or do you have a Malbec, or can you describe a dish" was met with almost utter disdain. Even my lovely, kind hearted and relaxed European GF said "wow this guy is pretty rude". Hi sname was Christopher, and on a $100 bill he got $1, and maybe that was too much. Unfortunate, but I have to say that we won't be back, maybe this guy will get fired for being rude to PAYING customers at some point and we will try it again

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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