Nizza - NYC

4.4
2917 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Nizza is a casual Italian restaurant located in the heart of Hell's Kitchen. Chef Andy D'Amico uses the cuisine of the Italian Riviera as a starting point for his exploration of Italy. Our house speciality is our "Socca." Socca is a chick pea crepe baked in our brick oven, traditional to the French city of Nice. Our menu has a wonderful selection of antipasti, salads, soups, pizza, pasta and entrees. We were higlighted in 2008 "Cheap Eats" issues by Time Out New York and New York Magazine. As well as Time Out New York's Top 100 food items of 2008.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was very good but service not commendable - inattentive and awkward.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Our waitress took our order, then must have left. We never saw her again. No one until the end of the meal asked if we needed anything or if we were ok.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My family of four ate at Nizza before seeing a show on a weeknight. One of my daughters and I are allergic to wheat, dairy and eggs. They offered a full gluten-free menu and the server was extremely knowledgeable about food allergies and went out of her way to ensure that the chef was aware. The food was delicious! Our server was very attentive and kind. The only downside - The seating is a bit tight. It was tough to get into our seats without bumping the occupied seats behind us. Overall, a great experience and we will definitely dine there again.

MD
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I dare you to find a friendlier, prettier restaurant with better food in NYC. I always feel as if I am coming home. The food is amazing. Every time I can force myself to try something new, instead of sticking to my tried and true favorites, I am always happily surprised--and end up adding something to my tried and true favorites list. The staff is absolutely lovely. You really feel taken care of while you are eating the amazing food. The restaurant itself is bright and cheerful and hip. If I were going to start a restaurant, it would definitely be a clone of Nizza!

a
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good service and food, and extended gluten free menu!

TF
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a great meal. The pizza is divine!

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible service, bottomless mimosas, outdoor patio seating and a fantastic gluten free menu - couldn’t have been more perfect for a Sunday brunch!

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service, wine excellent!!! I love this place!

MN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Service was great, but noise level was horribly loud.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food!!!

CK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nizza is terrific! The food was amazing, as usual. Pasta with seafood, and an abundance of it, was so flavorful. Caesar salad was delicious. Wish they served plain Italian bread instead of focaccia! Very noisy though if you are trying to have a conversation...then ask to sit outdoors! Wednesday = $20 bottles of select wines! Great deal!

TL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

I have been here like 5 times. Very disappointed with my last visit. Food and service. Pasta was way over cooked twice breaded chicken was over cooked as well, very tough. Plates were left on table too long had to ask several times for things. My husband and brother had the Sunday dinner, they loved it. Dessert was very good. Of course I will go back because 1 out of 5 visits is a good %.

EH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was unique and delicious-it always is. The place has buzz atmosphere; you know you want to be there. Our server (i believe her name was Margaret) could not have been better or more attentive. I love this place. Go!

DS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Have been there many times when we're in Hell's kitchen. this time we were slightly disappointed the only special for the evening was an appetizer. The pansotti ravioli was not as creamy on the inside as it has been in the past, and this sauce had a bit too much cheese. The service was amazing the waitress was friendly efficient and fast. The house wine was perfect and enough to get you through your main course.

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The service was good but the food was disappointing. I probably ordered the wrong dish. It was an over cooked dry chicken Milanese dish. The appetizer was very good and my husband enjoyed his pasta dish.

KR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Gluten free options. Food was absolutely delicious.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Pre theater dinner. Very accommodating and nice. But food was just ok, not bad.

w
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

Food is always good and consistent. Normally service is great! Last visit we had bad and slow service. Waiter was super slow and watched our table and adjacent tables have to ask multiple times for water, drinks and why food was taking too long. It was also super warm and waiter said we can’t expect it to be cool when it is sooo hot outside. It was 82!
Normally great but this time not so good!

Z
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very accommodating even though we were running 15 min behind. Food was great! Service even better!!

H
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Reasonably price Italian food option in Hell's Kitchen. Great quality food. Conversation can be a little tough as tables are very close to one another. Quick service. Good option for Times Square pre-theater if you are willing to walk a few blocks

CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was excellent. Attentive, interested, professional, happy to please- no rushing.

Food was good.

Ambience good

KL
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, great service. Our server was wonderful, fun, and made the experience great. We never felt too rushed, ushered in or out, and the vibe was great.

J
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. We had tickets for a show and they accommodated us wonderfully. Looking forward to my next visit.

N
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and food! Perfect for a nice dinner.

CL
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The meal was fabulous! Gnocchi was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Chicken Milanese was so crispy and complimented nicely by the arugula, tomato and mozzarella salad. The Tartufo was a great ending! Service was very good and price was reasonable. Highly recommend!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful gluten free pasta

F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. The pasta is perfect. Taste is always consistent. Makes a great Vodka Collins.

EP
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food was great, as always, but I requested a quiet spot when I made my reservation and instead we were seated in the middle of the room - and right next to a huge table of people celebrating. Once they arrived it was difficult to have the professional conversation we needed to have.

f
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, lively and a bit loud, service was excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food was mediocre. Service was good.

MH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was outstanding and the food was amazing!!

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service and rich Gluten free menu!
Drinks are also nice and our waitress was nice and welcoming.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and great gluten free menu!

r
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Waitress Katie was outstanding. Very attentive, professional. Delivered exceptional table service!
We'd never been but we'll be back!

CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nizza is very good and a good value for that area. The service is fast so if you are making a show it's a quick stop for a sit-down before theater meal. The food is very good. I've not had a bad meal there. Their cacio e pepe is very good, but has more of an oil base than a creamy cheese base, and they use some sort of normal spaghetti when they are supposed to use bucatini. The wine by the glass menu is slightly limited and they don't have otherwise common reds by the glass (like Malbec or Valpolicella). But overall it is a nice place, good for the value, good menu and nice servers.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food and service were good. It was hot. Super hot. Scary hot. It was hard to enjoy the family time when everyone was sweating all over the place. We would definitely go again, but not until it cools down.

TC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Both our meals were delicious. I chose the Sunday Pasta which came with some of the best meatballs I;ve ever had in a restaurant. My guest chose the salmon and was equally pleased. An excellent spot for a reasonably priced pre-theater dinner. Service was efficient and we had more than enough time to get to our show with a 5:45 dinner reservation, even though the restaurant was crowded when we arrived. I'll be back. There are more items on the menu I want to try.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

I wish the AC worked better. It was incredibly hot and almost unbearable.

JM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Hells Kitchen. Food is always delicious and every employee is so service-oriented and kind!

CJ
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The pasta is homemade and cooked to perfection however the sauce lacked any flavour. There were three on our dinner party and all three meals were not great.

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