1 Nocello

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2298 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food in a romantic atmosphere.

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vipgaryo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our neighborhood go to place, food is always excellent, staff and owners lovely,friendly and helpful. Everyone we take there always goes back

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SusanW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. It's like dining with family and friends. Whenever we go to the City we go to Nocello's

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alvags
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience2

The food was excellent, presented beautifully and the portions were generous. The host was also very gracious and pleasant. My only disappointment was in the service. Four different servers asked us if we heard the specials within a couple minutes of each other. It seemed very disjointed... as if they didn't have specific assignments or didn't communicate with each other. I certainly would go here again but they need to step it up on their service for sure.

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vipNYC1Food
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nocello is a true find, if you are looking for a restaurant with delicious food, attentive service, and quiet ambiance in the theatre district. All of these are hard to come by in this busy area, especially on a Saturday night. This was our second time at the restaurant and no doubt we will return often.

Congratulations to all for a great dining experience.

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vipsharimk
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining option near the theater district! Good food, service and ambiance!

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vipJeanetteB
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

we had a wonderful dinner at Nocello. A fun return after 15 years!! Everything was as good as always.
Unfortunately we had six loud guys at the next table - but it was perfect after they left!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Very good food, professional service, lovely decor. One of the best pre-theater dinners I have had in a long time. Highly recommend. Worth some effort to go.

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vipSami
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food wonderful service... not to be missed

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vipCitydiner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the fact that we were seated immediately ( even if our full party was not there) and asked if we were seeing a show ( for time constraints). The waitstaff was attentive, food fabulous, and the 4 of us remarked that the acoustics were comfortable and enabled soft conversation!

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vipFredD
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

One of the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan. I try never to miss a visit there whenever I am in New York!. It is truly superb.

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vipArtguy
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite New York City restaurant. Great menu, awesome specials and complimentary wine list. Their lobster and shrimp special is outstanding. Service is excellent with friendly servers. We love Nocello’s after the Philharmonic or before the theater. A great family restaurant.

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Theatregoer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been to Nocello many time and we've never been disappointed. This time, we were delayed and arrived 40 minutes after our reservation time. They accommodated us and got us fed and out the door in time. My only regret is that we didn't have a chance to relax over coffee and dessert at one of my favorite restaurants.

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LynnM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined at Nocello several times and each time was better than the previous! The menu is extensive and delicious, the waitstaff is accommodating, the price is reasonable. I will eat here whenever I am in the area.

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viprascal
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was better than I remembered. Specials were interesting. Service was efficient and professional. We will be back!

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tri318
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Charming service and wonderful food. Everything we had was perfectly cooked. It was great fun to watch the staff expertly and graciously manage the busy Saturday night crowd. Will definitely return!

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blazerg
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was good but VERY salty. I had to ask multiple times for water. Service was slow and inconsistent. There appeared to be several “regulars” there with whom the staff spent a lot of time. There are so many similar restaurants in the area and this one did not stand out as superior

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vipExactoKnife
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great, intimate, personable, dependable pre-theater spot.

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vipAdeleB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good and served promptly. Tables are too close together and the noise is unbearable!

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vipMatt
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We have eaten in 1 Nocello many times and each time we enjoy a wonderful meal served by a hard working wait staff and a truly wonderful kitchen staff. The place is warm and welcoming and wonderful.
Enjoy!

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vipWinifredM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of four for dinner before the theater. We were seated promptly, everyone received menus and a wine list for the table. The waiter offered to help us chose a wine and we followed his suggestion, which was delightful. The courses were brought in a timely manner and everything was delicious. All at the restaurant were pleasant and helpful. we planto return the next time we are in the neighborhood.

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MelissaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious as usual! The service was great and the staff was very attentive. The restaurant feels like home away from home!

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vipLiveforfood
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful. Food, ambiance and service. The owners make you feel so welcome as if you were a regular.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Valentines Day

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vipChuck
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual. We’ve been coming here for a number of years.

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We've been here multiple times. When the reservation was made two weeks before Valentine's Day there was no mention of a Prix Fixe menu. That's what happens on Valentine's Day, unbeknownst to us. The portions were small and not what we had experienced in the past (been here at least 5 times in the last few years). Mussels appetizer had about 10 small mussels - not what they typically serve. File of sole, while good, was a very small portion and the dessert was minimal, less than what you would get a wedding. With a bottle of wine and tip, $200+ - sorry it wasn't worth it this time.

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JohnM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were there pre-theater so it was early and it was quiet which is a pleasure when dining. We had been there before again before going to the theater and loved it so we came back. The food was excellent and not overpriced. I would recommend to anyone.

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vipSforzaJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Food was delicious & noise level very desirably low. Wonderful ambiance, great for theatre goers & located near Carnage Hall.

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Hoggerrun
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend recommended Nocello for my Moms birthday dinner! Incredible food, wine and service. I will certainly be back but in the meantime I will return the favor and recommend to my friends!

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MichaelC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nocello gets better and better every time i go there.

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vipHunryjackie1
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Was a good Italian restaurant not far from City Center. Good waiters!

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Lkw16
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We went with friends, and all 4 of us loved our food. The menu has quite a nice selection, and the ambiance is lovely. Very dark (maybe even a bit too dark) but romantic. If this restaurant were closer to where we lived, we would be there on a regular basis. I highly recommend.

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vipMichaelC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent choice. Definitely returning. 👍👍

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vipNYClovers
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nocello is a must visit restaurant. The food, experience and the service leave nothing to be desired. The cuisine is very delicious, consistent and well presented. Their wines are well chosen and have very reasonable prices for NYC. The sea bass is spectacular, when available, and the parmesan encrusted lamb chops are device. All dishes come with medley of veggies and/or potatoes

The theaters nearby sometimes crowd the restaurant and it doesn't seem the same to me. However, theater goers seem quite happy with the service and selections and..... later in the evening the ambiance improves to a more mellow pace which suits me very well. So we usually book a table for a later time.

Do yourself a favor and give them a try. You won't be disappointed.

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viphappytrailsNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A homey place with great food and service. Feels like you are in Italy!

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Daveyboy
Cambridge
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was friendly and efficient, food was tasty, nice size portions too!

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vipArtguy
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family restaurant. Terrific creative specials and menu. Tried one of their featured wines and it was delicious. A favorite of ours while in New York City.

MJ
MJS43
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everyone raves about the food. Delicious pasta and fish! Quiet atmosphere for good conversation.

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vipdeville
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Tuesday night, so the sparse crowd at dinner is somewhat to be expected.....or else the market knows what we did not know then but do know now....mediocre food and a setting in dire need of modernizing doesn't sell well in midtown NYC. The service was excellent, though.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant in Nee York, period. Amazing kitchen, wonderful service, lovely atmosphere, and comfortable spacious layout. A gem. Six stars.

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Rock
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

The LOUD party, with an offensive stand-up comedian, in the adjacent room made it extremely difficult to carry on a conversation with someone sitting across the table.

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