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Nino's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Upper East Side
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1354 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10021-4426 (72nd Street and 73rd Street)
+1 212-988-0002
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I had a Travelzoo voucher for dinner for two. It was quite a deal and we did enjoy the food...but did you ever feel that you were at that isolated table where the employees zoomed past? When we did get served (by each of the what seemed like ten or twelve employees), it was great. Only one... More 

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College Station, Texas
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

A great neighborhood restaurant on the upper Eastside. We joined friends who live nearby for dinner at this elegant yet comfortable restaurant. Everything from our welcome by the host to our hugs as we departed was friendly and fun. We were celebrating a birthday, so the staff celebrated right along with us. We enjoyed pasta specials and veal specials, and... More 

1 Thank Deano65
New Jersey
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times for dinner and lunch. Food is excellent. Many pastas are homemade. Veal scaloppini is excellent. Service is polite attentive and on point. Owner, Nino, is a gracious host.

1 Thank ArubaAlan
Podgorica, Montenegro
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

This is my first time since I received the recommendation of my friend from Italy. Everything was excelente, from reception, food, wine and service. I would strong recommended it and i'll definitely come back again.

1 Thank Takinardi13
Greensboro, North Carolina
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Ninos helped us with a large gathering of family, late in the evening--hosted us graciously, served us brilliant food, and went out of their way to make our special occasion perfect. The food was beyond our expectations--simply, but exquisitely prepared and the wait staff are top-notch professionals. What a glorious evening!

1 Thank Betty M
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We've lived right around the corner from this place for years and never ventured in as it looks a little 1980s. Well, not everything about the 80s is bad! We were just happy to find a place on a Saturday evening that was busy but still had a table for drop-ins. We started with a white salad that was crisp... More 

2 Thank Richard A
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant where Loew went not just stores so I asked our waiter where's the best restaurant in New York City. He replied, "Nino's" and he was soooo correct! From the moment you walk in the front door you were greeted with a friendly smile everyone in the restaurant. Food was amazing. I have chicken Parmesan... More 

2 Thank Kathy B
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Recommended by a very nationally known surgeon who is also Italian; this place has a large room, very nicely appointed. My first dinner the Osso Bucco, and it was superb. My wife had a veal dish. There was an excellent Ceasar's salad. Finish with the best Tiramisu ever. The waiter then brought a complimentary addition-a marvelous, sculp- tured arrangement of... More 

2 Thank edward jack m
Princeton, New Jersey
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223 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I remember eating here at least 30 years ago, so it has not changed. The food was well prepared and did not disappoint. The only change was Latino rather than Italian wait staff. Service was friendly and efficient.

1 Thank Frank P
New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

After eating at many restaurants throughout NYC I have to say if I had to choose my last meal on earth, Nino's would be the place I'd go. The surf and turf is DIVINE!!!!

1 Thank guym1227

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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: +1 212-988-0002

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

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