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“Great Italian joint in Little Italy.”
Review of Da Nico Ristorante

Da Nico Ristorante
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Ranked #1,340 of 14,591 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Description: Enjoy traditional Northern and Southern Italian cuisine at Da Nico. The beautiful indoor dining room is a favorite among movie stars, New York Yankees and former Mayor Giuliani. The casual, family-friendly atmosphere welcomes you to dine on "The Best Coal Brick Oven Pizza," or one of the delicious items on the menu. Specialties include lobster fra diavolo, baby lamb chops and veal chops. Call for the day's specials. During the summer, Da Nico features a large outdoor garden which doubles its normal seating capacity. Da Nico is also available for your private parties. There are many keys to having a great dining experience. With that in mind, consider Da Nico the master locksmith of Little Italy!
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Get the lobster and seafood pasta (al diavlo) or the stuffed veal if on the menu. A great option if you're in the mood for a nice big Italian dinner.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Recently on honeymoon and accompanied by our Bridesmaid and Groomsman, we stumbled upon this little gem, while walking around little Italy.

We were welcomed, right from the very beginning and by every member of staff in the place, seated with the waiter right away.

The decor was plain and in keeping with the rest of the resturant, which had an Italian American theme.

Food was excellent for the price and I'm somewhat perplexed by other reviews on TA, saying that the food was ok? If you want fine Italian dining, yer in the wrong place!!

The waiting staff couldn't have been better but I think that if you engage with the staff anywhere ( not just here) on their level then the service is always better.

We all had a nice meal, great wine recommendations also by the guys, to accompany and compliment the particular plate.

All in all, I would have no hesitation in recommending Da Nico's to anyone who wants nice Italian food for a reasonable price with decent service. Well done guys

Thank Highlandpaddy
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Dificult to make a choice in Little italy. So we relied on our shortlist (webdites inspired) and a glance at the menus (price and choice).
If the waiters and decorating are welcoming, the food was finally very average.  Too salty and not that tasty. Not what you excpect from an italian restaurant in the middle of Little Italy. 
If you want good italian food, go to Italy or buy a cook book.

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Thank Aralya
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We decided to wander through Mulberry St for lunch and came to Da Nico's. I knew the nme from reviews so we decided to give it a go. This must have been an of day. The food is actually very good and reasonably priced...The bolognese was excellent, as was our chicken marsala...But the service leaves a lot to be desred... Where to start. The bread was brought with butter on the side, not garlic.. We had to ask twice for it. Then the salads came quickly and we asked for grated cheese. The busboy came over and started scooping the cheese (across the table no less) and when he went to my wife over my shoulder half the cheese went on her lap...ok, apology accepted. While we are about half done with our salads, the food came out and they just started serving it we had to act quick to move our unfinished salad plates out of the way. Thats the last time we saw our waiter as he was sitting at the bar having his lunch for the remainder of our time there. ... Once the table was cleared, then we were given a plate of pizza fritta (fried dough with sugar) which we did not ask for so we figured "on the house"..wrong it was on the bill.... We paid the bill and left. !

And PS, my fork had crusty food on it....

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Thank Frank M
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Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Being Italian and having eaten some pretty amazing Italian food in my lifetime this place doesn't even come close. Find somewhere else. They service is appalling... arrogant staff who brought us our food and never returned (even after the all time we spent trying to get their attention) until we nearly finished our meal and they came over and asked if "everything was ok here?" Too late buddy... then we were dumped a pile of cold fried Italian doughnuts and were told "complimentary". Don't go there!

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Thank 11Dees
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