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257 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5232 (Between 8th Avenue and Broadway)
+1 212-713-0224
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a table for the prix fixe Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving night. The food was good but the place was crazy busy as it also is for their prix fixe Valentine's Day dinner. We enjoyed ourselves as we always do and recommend the restaurant to others. I would suggest, however, that a holiday special dinner is not the place... More 

Thank jandyk52
New York, New York, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breaded lamb chops with Parmesan is wonderful. Reasonably priced, quiet room is perfect for business, friends or family. Pass by higher priced other Italian places in the area for a truly memorable meal.

Thank Mark L
York, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall great experience. We had four different meals and they all were very good. Service went right along with the food. Prompt attention. The ambiance was also nice

Thank Roger C
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had been to Nocello about 5 times previously. Very happy with the food and service. This time, something happened. The service was poor. We ordered and didn't get our food for over an hour. I had to get up from the table and ask what's up. With no apologies, they said this was how long the food took to prepare!... More 

Thank D H
Northville, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited this restaurant prior to our theatre performance. Wonderful food, the beet salad was excellent as was the duck and risotto entrees. Tables a little close together but it didn't spoil our visit. The tiramisu was wonderful. They bought us a complimentary liquor as I had mentioned it was our 25th anniversary when we booked!

Thank Gillian J
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Hidden away in a small walk down door way is a hidden treasure. The bruchette was only average. But, the pollo romano was oustanding. My wife's pinot grigio was excellent. The cannoli was excellent. The service was attentive but not hovering. The seating is limited, so you should make reservations.

Thank DMandlebaum
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I first visited this restaurant 10 years ago. Was thrilled to find that it was as fabulous as I remembered. The atmosphere is so New York. Cozy, quiet, and comfortable. Every person working there is friendly and helpful. The menu is fantastic. We had one of the nightly specials, lobster fettuccine. Oh my! is all I can say!!! Also had... More 

Thank Kathy W
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have become a regular at this fine establishment due to food and familiar treatment by the staff. Food is consistently great in taste and portion size. No wonder the long line to be seated before theater hours. I guess the secret is out.

Thank marius f
Toledo, Ohio
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258 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to enjoy authentic Italian food in a classic NYC environment. Small spot with nice wine, good food, and great service. Definite must in the area

Thank Anthony H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Took a business party and we all thought it very average. Food, service, ambience. All lacklustre. Really didn't recognise a link between our experience and some of their reviews.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5232
    (Between 8th Avenue and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: N, R, Q & W trains to 57th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-713-0224
One of the best Italian restaurants in New York, serving Incredible food in a romantic atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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