Nino's Positano

★★★★☆
  • 890 2nd Ave

    New York, NY 10017

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  • 212-355-5540

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I am a loyal costumer of Nino's and the food and service at this restaurant have never disappointed. The waiters are constantly ensuring that I am taken care of and comfortable. The food is as delicious if not better than the first time I sampled it many years ago. This is an overall top notch restaurant with a wonderful ambiance and great service.

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★★★★★

I am a loyal costumer of Nino's and the food and service at this restaurant have never disappointed. The waiters are constantly ensuring that I am taken care of and comfortable. The food is as delicious if not better than the first time I sampled it many years ago. This is an overall top notch restaurant with a wonderful ambiance and great service.

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Nino??s seems to have many loyal customers, I noticed the waiters call some of their patrons by name. There is a reason for this loyalty. It is good food with extra large portions and no cut corners.

The Jumbo Crab Cakes were almost all crab, no Surimi here. The Caesar Salad was large and loaded with shaved cheese. Sorry, raw egg is illegal in New York State.

The double cut Veal chop was enormous with a very good mushroom sauce. A chunk filleted Striped Bass looked like it had come from an Orca. It was crisp on the outside and perfectly done inside. The Grilled Prawns were nice, but a little salty.

We did not bother about dessert as we rolled out of Nino??s Positano. One caveat there is a restaurant around the corner with a very similar name.

Dinner was not cheap at $ 200 for three without drinks or dessert.

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4
★★★★☆

Nino??s seems to have many loyal customers, I noticed the waiters call some of their patrons by name. There is a reason for this loyalty. It is good food with extra large portions and no cut corners.

The Jumbo Crab Cakes were almost all crab, no Surimi here. The Caesar Salad was large and loaded with shaved cheese. Sorry, raw egg is illegal in New York State.

The double cut Veal chop was enormous with a very good mushroom sauce. A chunk filleted Striped Bass looked like it had come from an Orca. It was crisp on the outside and perfectly done inside. The Grilled Prawns were nice, but a little salty.

We did not bother about dessert as we rolled out of Nino??s Positano. One caveat there is a restaurant around the corner with a very similar name.

Dinner was not cheap at $ 200 for three without drinks or dessert.

For more www.ditmasestates.com

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Nino??s seems to have many loyal customers, I noticed the waiters call some of their patrons by name. There is a reason for this loyalty. It is good food with extra large portions and no cut corners.

The Jumbo Crab Cakes were almost all crab, no Surimi here. The Caesar Salad was large and loaded with shaved cheese. Sorry, raw egg is illegal in New York State.

The double cut Veal chop was enormous with a very good mushroom sauce. A chunk filleted Striped Bass looked like it had come from an Orca. It was crisp on the outside and perfectly done inside. The Grilled Prawns were nice, but a little salty.

We did not bother about dessert as we rolled out of Nino??s Positano. One caveat there is a restaurant around the corner with a very similar name.

Dinner was not cheap at $ 200 for three without drinks or dessert.

For more www.ditmasestates

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★★★★☆

Nino??s seems to have many loyal customers, I noticed the waiters call some of their patrons by name. There is a reason for this loyalty. It is good food with extra large portions and no cut corners.

The Jumbo Crab Cakes were almost all crab, no Surimi here. The Caesar Salad was large and loaded with shaved cheese. Sorry, raw egg is illegal in New York State.

The double cut Veal chop was enormous with a very good mushroom sauce. A chunk filleted Striped Bass looked like it had come from an Orca. It was crisp on the outside and perfectly done inside. The Grilled Prawns were nice, but a little salty.

We did not bother about dessert as we rolled out of Nino??s Positano. One caveat there is a restaurant around the corner with a very similar name.

Dinner was not cheap at $ 200 for three without drinks or dessert.

For more www.ditmasestates

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The food was not as good as last time. We are party of 13, but they've add 21.75% service charge to the bill. Usually for party over 8 is 18%. It is a little too much since I've calculated at 18% and collected money in advance plus the service was only okay.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was not as good as last time. We are party of 13, but they've add 21.75% service charge to the bill. Usually for party over 8 is 18%. It is a little too much since I've calculated at 18% and collected money in advance plus the service was only okay.

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Arrived at 7:30 Saturday nite with reservation. Restaurant empty, seated right away.
Waiter comes over doesnt say hello, welcome, do you want drinks. nothing!!! Small short dark haired guy around 45. A young guy comes over, we order drinks. The older guy comes back, no smile, nothing. Tells us the specials. UNREAL..........fOOD GREAT. service absolutely horrible. water glasses not refilled. no one came by to see if the food was good,, if we needed anything. Twilight zone...............
Nino, you have got to give your busboys a chance to be waiters, they were at least personable. Fire the waiter.
He gives your place a bad reputation.

1
★★☆☆☆

Arrived at 7:30 Saturday nite with reservation. Restaurant empty, seated right away.
Waiter comes over doesnt say hello, welcome, do you want drinks. nothing!!! Small short dark haired guy around 45. A young guy comes over, we order drinks. The older guy comes back, no smile, nothing. Tells us the specials. UNREAL..........fOOD GREAT. service absolutely horrible. water glasses not refilled. no one came by to see if the food was good,, if we needed anything. Twilight zone...............
Nino, you have got to give your busboys a chance to be waiters, they were at least personable. Fire the waiter.
He gives your place a bad reputation.

Pros: food

Cons: service

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The food was so good, and our waitress, CJ, couldn't have been nicer. She was a sweetheart...really accommodating, and took great care of us all...I'll be sitting in her section again soon! Be nice to her, she deserves it!

We'll definitely go back again! Highly recommend.

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★★★★★

The food was so good, and our waitress, CJ, couldn't have been nicer. She was a sweetheart...really accommodating, and took great care of us all...I'll be sitting in her section again soon! Be nice to her, she deserves it!

We'll definitely go back again! Highly recommend.

Pros: Our waitress, CJ...really nice, and very pretty!

Cons: None

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I had an amazing chicken breast that flaked apart and was covered in a great mushroom marsala wine sauce. The prices are reasonable, especially for NYC, and the food is outstanding. The pizzas are a great size and not greasy.

5
★★★★★

I had an amazing chicken breast that flaked apart and was covered in a great mushroom marsala wine sauce. The prices are reasonable, especially for NYC, and the food is outstanding. The pizzas are a great size and not greasy.

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First I have to say, I have never wrote anything about any place of service.
Never felt the need to. But this was the worst experience I've ever had dining out.

The waiters were rude and seemed annoyed from the moment we walked in.
We should have left then and there but figured, we're here already. Plus, we've
lived in NYC our whole lives, so we're used to it.

We got quickly led off to a table and the waiter just walked off.
We got asked twice, "what are you drinking?" after we had already ordered
drinks. Not to mention my husband's glass of wine never came.
We finally got menus and ordered our food. There was plenty of other rude
and curt interactions from the waiters but I don't want to get into it. And it
wasn't just one of the waiters, it was the entire wait staff. Horrible!

Finally the food arrives and it looks pretty good. I ordered potato crusted
salmon. My husband got the linguini with clams. After a few bites of my
salmon it seemed a little off. I asked my husband to try it.
He says," it's kind of mushy and powdery". Exactly, I eat salmon once a week (literally)
and I've never had it like that. I tried it from the center and then I noticed
a sour taste, so i stopped eating it. Then my husband says, my plate isn't that great either.
The pasta was all dried up and hard. So he just ate the clams.

After we got our food, they never once stopped by our table to check on us
or even refill water. We just asked for the check the left. We didn't want to leave
a tip but we decided the right thing to do is leave a tip and just not come back
again. I had stomach pains the rest of the night. The worst valentines memory
we'll ever have.

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★☆☆☆☆

First I have to say, I have never wrote anything about any place of service.
Never felt the need to. But this was the worst experience I've ever had dining out.

The waiters were rude and seemed annoyed from the moment we walked in.
We should have left then and there but figured, we're here already. Plus, we've
lived in NYC our whole lives, so we're used to it.

We got quickly led off to a table and the waiter just walked off.
We got asked twice, "what are you drinking?" after we had already ordered
drinks. Not to mention my husband's glass of wine never came.
We finally got menus and ordered our food. There was plenty of other rude
and curt interactions from the waiters but I don't want to get into it. And it
wasn't just one of the waiters, it was the entire wait staff. Horrible!

Finally the food arrives and it looks pretty good. I ordered potato crusted
salmon. My husband got the linguini with clams. After a few bites of my
salmon it seemed a little off. I asked my husband to try it.
He says," it's kind of mushy and powdery". Exactly, I eat salmon once a week (literally)
and I've never had it like that. I tried it from the center and then I noticed
a sour taste, so i stopped eating it. Then my husband says, my plate isn't that great either.
The pasta was all dried up and hard. So he just ate the clams.

After we got our food, they never once stopped by our table to check on us
or even refill water. We just asked for the check the left. We didn't want to leave
a tip but we decided the right thing to do is leave a tip and just not come back
again. I had stomach pains the rest of the night. The worst valentines memory
we'll ever have.

Pros: Spacious for a NYC restaurant

Cons: Over priced for OK italian food.

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We deceided to try Positanos and were upset because the entire dinner we were forced to choose between upgrades the waitor kept suggesting. In fact my husband ordered a hot antipasta to share and the waitor suggested one for the table and then proceeded to bring us 5 individual antipastas and charge us 70 dollars. We had friend s there and it put us on the spot. We also ordered soft drinks but the waitor kept insisting that we order wine and went through and extensive after dinner drink list. If you want to spend a lot more than you expect go here,,, they will upgrade about 150 dollars at the least.. Will not recommend to anyone...

1
★★★☆☆

We deceided to try Positanos and were upset because the entire dinner we were forced to choose between upgrades the waitor kept suggesting. In fact my husband ordered a hot antipasta to share and the waitor suggested one for the table and then proceeded to bring us 5 individual antipastas and charge us 70 dollars. We had friend s there and it put us on the spot. We also ordered soft drinks but the waitor kept insisting that we order wine and went through and extensive after dinner drink list. If you want to spend a lot more than you expect go here,,, they will upgrade about 150 dollars at the least.. Will not recommend to anyone...

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I decided to take a chance on this rest. due to great reviews but was shockingly dissappointed with my dish but overall decent cozy rest. Of course everyone cant agree on everything but my dish "chicken over the brick" was a recommended dish but it came very dry and bland. It was so bad i barely touched my meal and i paid for it. My date had the ravioli which looked great. Besides the chicken the overall ambiance was great and expect a older older crowd. The service was very good which is always a plus. Just dont get the chicken!!!! to be honest not sure if I would go back there again...

1
★★★☆☆

I decided to take a chance on this rest. due to great reviews but was shockingly dissappointed with my dish but overall decent cozy rest. Of course everyone cant agree on everything but my dish "chicken over the brick" was a recommended dish but it came very dry and bland. It was so bad i barely touched my meal and i paid for it. My date had the ravioli which looked great. Besides the chicken the overall ambiance was great and expect a older older crowd. The service was very good which is always a plus. Just dont get the chicken!!!! to be honest not sure if I would go back there again...

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We dined at Nino's on a snowy evening in December. The food and service were superb and the dining experience was completely wonderful. We had very good risotto with seafood and a veal special with prosciutto and broccoli rabe. The salad with beet and goat cheese was great. Very good and reasonably priced wine list and great tartuffo for dessert. We can't wait to dine there again.

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★★★★★

We dined at Nino's on a snowy evening in December. The food and service were superb and the dining experience was completely wonderful. We had very good risotto with seafood and a veal special with prosciutto and broccoli rabe. The salad with beet and goat cheese was great. Very good and reasonably priced wine list and great tartuffo for dessert. We can't wait to dine there again.

Pros: ambiance, service, risotto

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Our hotel concierge suggested this place so on a whim we tried it out and were pleasantly surprised. We were seated promptly without reservations on a Tues nite. The menu offers both a la carte and prix fixe for 3 course dinner (at $30 you can't beat it but it is limited in selection). Wine list is reasonably priced and favors Italians but limited in variety. We opted for the a la carte specials that nite which were excellent. I'm not normally a red meat eater but I was inspired by the beef carpaccio special appetizer and was not disappointed. Great ambiance for business and/or intimate gathering. I travel alot on business and this was, by far, one of the best meals I've had in this city in a while without having to reserve far in advance for a table. It's definitely on my top 20. Thanks!

2
★★★★★

Our hotel concierge suggested this place so on a whim we tried it out and were pleasantly surprised. We were seated promptly without reservations on a Tues nite. The menu offers both a la carte and prix fixe for 3 course dinner (at $30 you can't beat it but it is limited in selection). Wine list is reasonably priced and favors Italians but limited in variety. We opted for the a la carte specials that nite which were excellent. I'm not normally a red meat eater but I was inspired by the beef carpaccio special appetizer and was not disappointed. Great ambiance for business and/or intimate gathering. I travel alot on business and this was, by far, one of the best meals I've had in this city in a while without having to reserve far in advance for a table. It's definitely on my top 20. Thanks!

Pros: reasonably priced, good specials, great food

Cons: limited wine list

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I would have rated the food and given this restaurant an overall rating of 10, if I had tried more dishes. But as it was I only had the filet mignon and it was perfect. I've eaten a lot of filet of beef in some of the "beefiest" and finest restaurants in the City and other than my home cooked filet, this was in a class all it's own. The decor is elegant but understated and the service is just as perfect as the beef.

2
★★★★★

I would have rated the food and given this restaurant an overall rating of 10, if I had tried more dishes. But as it was I only had the filet mignon and it was perfect. I've eaten a lot of filet of beef in some of the "beefiest" and finest restaurants in the City and other than my home cooked filet, this was in a class all it's own. The decor is elegant but understated and the service is just as perfect as the beef.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: Location

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Originally from Miami ..went to NY city on 2/14/03. Excellent food and service. very small and romantic. The ambience is beautiful. Food price was reasonable for meals.

I would definitely go back next time I'm in the city.

2
★★★★★

Originally from Miami ..went to NY city on 2/14/03. Excellent food and service. very small and romantic. The ambience is beautiful. Food price was reasonable for meals.

I would definitely go back next time I'm in the city.

Pros: Food, Service, Menu

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One of three Italian eateries in the Nino's mini-empire, Nino's Positano serves up classic dishes of the I-talian variety---try the lobster for two served fra diavolo-style; orecchiette with bay scallops, artichokes, mushrooms and spinach;…

 

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