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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
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Wayne, New Jersey
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a large group of family. Everyone enjoyed the food! I had a delicious chicken saltimboca. Appetizer was an Italian salad that for some reason had a fried egg in it (?!?). Dessert was delicious gelato. Others had a shrimp and lobster combo that they loved and variety of other dishes. All were happy with meals. Bolognese pasta was... More 

Thank DDRDA99
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with a good wine list at reasonable prices. Veal chop special was I think the best veal I ever had.

Thank Chris B
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

In a very romantic and comfortable setting Nocello offers superb classic Northern Italian Cuisine. A very charming couple, possibly the owners, oversees the operation and service is fine throughout. Of course, on a busy Saturday night like the one we encountered, some patience is needed. For instance the entrees did take some time to show up, but it was well... More 

Thank David O
Helena, Alabama
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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Ok, everyone wants an authentic meal, we'll this can't be more authentic. The owner and most, if not all of the staff, are Italiano! Itexudes in everything they say and do! Just like the garlic and other spices they use, everything is authentic! The prices are actually cheaper than any "deli" I have been to and yet their food is... More 

Thank Alex S
Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 13 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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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
Business meetings, 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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