There was a street festival in Little Italy on this weekend, so all the restaurants had tables outside amongst the vendors selling zeppoles, sausage & peppers, handmade jewelry, and artwork. We chose this friendly little place because the menu looked promising. Our waiter was fabulous- friendly, quick and had the greatest little accent. We started with some appetizers to share- Calamari Fritti, Mozzarella Carozza (fried cheese) and he brought us a Margherita Pizza on the house. We shared their house salad, which had a very mild authentic Italian dressing. By the time my entree came, I was stuffed! I?m glad I was able to make room for my chicken special. I?ve always heard that the real Little Italy was in The Bronx (Arthur Avenue), but if you happen to be in lower Manhattan, Da Nico is a fabulous choice.
Pros: outdoor dining right in the heart of Little Italy
Cons: other bad reviews made me nervous