Da Nicola italian Cuisine

4.5
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50 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Da Nicola Italian Cuisine!
Owner Da Nicola Scarella is a self taught chef who has been serving the 5 towns community since he was 14 years old. Over the years he has honed his skills, and become a master of his craft. Da Nicola Scarella strives to create a restaurant where family and friends can enjoy great food, great times, in a great atmosphere.
Da Nicola's dinner menu includes appetizers, soups, side dishes, salads, pastas, entrees, Italian classic dishes, steaks & chops, and seafood. Don't forget to ask your server for our specials if your dining with us!
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had reservation for 730 had to wait for more thee as n 30 minutes to be sestrd

RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good but expensive for a pub like “italian Rest”.

OT
Poconos
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

n
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service but unfortunately they do not honor reservations as I had to be persistent with the hostess and the manager in order to be seated. The manager was giving tables to his friends instead of to the patrons such as my self, with reservations. This is truly a disgrace and we will not be returning. This is quiet sad as the food and service was very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite local restaurant

e
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Strip steak was impossible to cut or chew. The Sirloin was good as was the Shrimp Oreg. However, we were charged $35 extra for a bottle of wine that was never ordered, seen or consumed. Once noticed the bill was returned to the waiter who mumbled an I’m sorry and without making eye contact or looking at the bill to confirm the error , took the folio and returned moments later with a “corrected “ version and not even a hint of contrition. Clearly, he got caught with his hand in the cookie jar and was rendered mute! (Restaurant May contact me)

W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 7pm reservation. They checked us in at 7 and said it would be a few minutes even though there were 2 tables for six and a table for 12 open. 45 minutes later two of those tables are still open but they won’t sit us. They kept telling us reasons/stories. We ultimately left having had 2 drinks at the bar. We all came from Merrick on my recommendation, left VERY disappointed.

j
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service& greeting ,food excellent

LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding !

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with delicious food and drink. Ive been going for a while and definitely plan on going as much as possible. Especially with the live music sounding great.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Wonderful staff

SD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, delicious food and it always has good specials of the day. Service was great.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great all around!

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for the most delicious Italian food ever don't look any further. This is the place. Nick the chef is a genius with food.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Made a reservation for 715. Was told there was one couple ahead of us and that it won’t be long. We didn’t get seated until 815. We got a lame apology from the hostess. Not sure what the point of making a reservation was...

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOMEAWESOME
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TF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing

SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing food and attentive service.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful awful awful!! Never got seated , hostess was a ditz!!! They seated there “ regular customers”” waited 45 minutes with a reservation & left!!

TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rib-eye steak was to die for, and the haddock over mashed potatoes was divine, as was the special avocado salad.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service always very good. Great place.

DT
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word.....delicious

CF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was CLOSED despite being available on Open Table. What a pain. We drove all the way there and then had to find another reservation. We tried to book on Open Table but they wouldn’t let us double book and said we had to cancel our reservation by phone. This of course was impossible because they were CLOSED!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food. Service was fantastic.

f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

As a regular patron the restaurant can be uneven. Usually the service is good but sometimes unacceptably slow. Bread and olive oil perfect. Mixed vegetables served with entrees eh. The problem is the acoustics. Music blares at an uncomfortably loud level making conversation impossible.

j
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fantastic dinner with my wife,thank you

C
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was very attentive. The ambiance is just right. The only thing that could improve would be to dampen the acoustics which can get quite annoying at times. Easy conversation can be challenging. Glad gluten free pasta is available.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Reasonably priced. Would go back again.

j
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & service

PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We arrived early for our reservation (6:35 for a 7:00) and were going to sit at the bar and order a drink while
We waited but they were holding bar seats for patrons who wanted to eat at the bar so we had to wait by the entry until our table became available (about 15 minutes) Service was adequate but the food was plentiful and delicious.

HJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine. Service friendly and attentive

RA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Sometimes it feels like Da Nicola is doing you a favor by seating you and waiting on your table. Last night The sullen hostesses were overwhelmed by the task of seating us; walking us to our table with a smile and “enjoy your dinner” is way beyond them. The waiter needed to be flagged down, recited the specials as if he were being timed, and stood there with our pizza annoyed that we didn’t make room for it. We had to signal to the manager for another glass of wine, but the check arrived before dessert. The food is good but not sure it’s good enough for Da Nicola to remain one of our regular spots.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Nick and his staff are the best on the island

j
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Service is great and food selection cannot be beat.

SD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently great and reasonably priced. The staff is very good. The restaurant is small and popular, so it is better to make a reservation. When it is very busy, it is hard to talk - too loud. Otherwise it is the best restaurant in the area.

j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service excellent. Good neighborhood solid cooking

a
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a winner! Never had a bad meal there. Their tried and true dinners on the menu are just as good as their fabulous specials.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. I’ll go back again

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, New favorite Italian restaurant!!!