Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location

4.7
1022 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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!
What 1022 People Are Saying
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarrieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Wrong seating given to my party. Inside too loud, and felt very rushed

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KeysCommander
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice. Good.
Not wow, great.
Was my wife’s birthday. Sent message to restaurant. Never was acknowledged.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Saturday night we sat in the back indoor room. Acoustics were very bad. Could not hear waiter or people at my own table without shouting.

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vipBrad
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, great restaurant

LM
LisaM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, good people. All around, a nice place to take a family or a date to dinner.

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BarbaraB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love Little Italy and Da Nico is a nice and authentic Italian restaurant. Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive.

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MarieM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. The clams I thought were too small but tasted good. They remembered to sing Happy Birthday to my husband from when I reserved on line and asked as a special request. The coffee was slow coming and we had to remind the waiter after we finished dessert. Overall it was a good choice for lunch in Little Italy

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Diner1968
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food— we had 4 different types of pasta and all were great. Best gluten-free you can find if you need it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Da Nico was much too crowded, our reservation was for 7:30 and we left by 8:30pm. We were rushed and our experience was unenjoyable. Food was mediocre, tables were cramped, waiter clearly wanted us in and out. Will not be returning.

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Rocco
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. never a disappointment. It can get loud in the back room, but there are plenty of places to sit if you want it more quiet.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian, old school done right. Great service, great food, beautiful atmosphere.

JB
JodiB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 6 went to celebrate our daughter’s wedding. We were nicely greeted, seated right away. We had attentive service, they offered great specials & also amazing menu of choices. We enjoyed everything about this place! To celebrate we were given a round of complimentary Limoncello, a fruit plate and another dessert to share. Highly recommend!

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LauraL
Denver
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The meal was very mediocre and our waiter was not helpful at all. We asked about the portion sizes and he said everything was for one person. We could have easily split a pizza and salad and would next time -except we will never go back. Dominos is better and that is pretty bad. Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visiting NYC, will worth the travel to little Italy. One of the best Italian food experiences I ever had. Food was amazing and reasonably priced. Vodka sauce was the best I’ve had. Wine pricing, great value.
In a city where there is some much to try, this place is on my repeat eats list!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An all time favorite that never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

I marked it was a birthday and they didn’t even give a cake or anything at all

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome!! The service was over the top awesome!! The atmosphere was awesome!! Couldn’t have been a better dinner with my wife, 2 kids and my daughters friend. Thank you so much!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a regular customer at Da Nico, and I’m never disappointed. During the pandemic, my family did a lot of takeout from here. Now that we are able to dine-in, it’s a pleasure to partake in their lovely outdoor space or indoors. The service is attentive, and they treat you like family. The food is excellent. My family especially loves the linguine and clams, as well as the orrechiette da Nico, but everything we’ve tried is delicious.

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NanW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Sensible portions. Great service. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family run restaurant in Little Italy.
Outdoor garden or indoor dining available.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service could have been better. They were so accommodating and even gave us a round on the house. SUCH great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tiramisu and pizza were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best Italian Restaurants in Little Italy I have been to. The Service was exemplary and the staff was very friendly and polite. Great dining experience and I would recommend it to anyone that wants authentic Italian dining.

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MikalL
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was amazing! Perfect place to get great Italian especially traveling from out of state! Being able to request your favorite, even when not on the menu, was the best service ever! Def recommended!!

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vipCarrieA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner; seated at an outdoor table. Food was great and waiters were very attentive. Singer entertainment was an added bonus. Only complaint was that the prices of the specials were not listed - I would not have ordered what I ordered had I known the high price ($52!!!).

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ToniaL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d like to thank the management and staff for another lovely afternoon lunch. My lunch partner failed to show up. However, my delicious meal picked up my spirits. I also work in the restaurant industry here in Manhattan and I always recommend Da Nico to my international guests! On my next trip to Little Italy, I definitely want to dine in the Garden!

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vipFlo21
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Garden Room at Da Nico gives you a feel of being outdoors without the worry of being rained on! The white clam sauce was a bit sandy but the seasoning was perfect. The chicken special, veal scallopini, and lasagna were delicious! Even though we ordered dessert, we were given a complimentary dish of zeppoles!! We look forward to our next visit!

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Martha
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great overall my nephew and niece loved it my dad as well. I had a great Birthday and the food was great and the staff were very good. Definitely I recommend. Would definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner for our daughter and trip to New York

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FrRAS
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfetto. There’s nothing like good Italian food in Little Italy for a great evening.

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Fifi
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was a disappointment. Penne ala vodka is not a hard dish to master.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angela and family are amazing! Food and service were outstanding.

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Olivia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The service was horrible. Waiter was extremely rude and dismissive throughout the night and checked the receipt to see if we tipped him right in front of our table. They sat us at the table in the very front of the restaurant right on top of the blasting music and we could not hear a thing. Main dishes were great but appetizers and pizzas were subpar especially for NYC. Overall, probably wouldn’t go back just because of the service and noise. I’m sure there are better places with even better food in Manhattan.

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vipAndreaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It’s a great place.
The food is good, the only thing I did not like was the Tuna (it was not tender, dry and not asty)

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Ella
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious, portions were generous, and it was just what we were in the mood for- good old-fashioned red sauce Italian. We loved the back garden and the setting.

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vipJoslyns
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant but the food was awful. The antipasto was poor quality and the chicken parm was over cooked. The reviews are not accurate and it seems like a tourist spot.

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vipLodes
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our meal and our experience here. Great food. They were really busy on the Friday night we were there so it was quite loud but all good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were busy but it still felt like we were the only ones there

FAQs

Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 343-1212.

Da Nico Ristorante - Manhattan Location is rated 4.7 stars by 1022 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.