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Da Nico Ristorante-Manhattan Location - 50 Reviews - 164 Mulberry, New York, NY - Other Reviews - Phone (718) 412-8461

Da Nico Ristorante-Manhattan Location

164 Mulberry
New York, NY 10013
(718) 412-8461
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Have been going for over 10 years for Valentine's day just keeps getting better...everyone is so attentive and you feel like family....the food is amazing! amazing...! ...


My friend ordered the chicken, it was not very good.My meal was better, but nothing special. I visit New York twice a year, I have eaten at places in Little Italy I like better. ...

Always going to be a favorite 12/5/2010

Have been going for over 10 years for Valentine's day just keeps getting better...everyone is so attentive and you feel like family....the food is amazing! amazing...! From the stuffed lobster special to just plain old fried mozzarella....all is a treat and a definite must go to for Little Italy! more

Da Nico Is Amazing! 7/30/2010

i went there for the 2nd time of course the first time i went there there food was amazing but i was in a very big hurry so i decided to go there another day i went there today and it was even better then the other day! (maybe because i wasn't in a hurry) i hope i can go there every day! now you now the food was amazing! now lets talk about the servers/waiters there great and nice i saw the manager and by far he was the best waiter i ever seen i for got his name but i think it started with an A hahaha From: Thatguyinblue i wish i can live there! Pros: This Place Has The Best Food And Waiters Ever! Cons: No BackDraws! more

Great Service-Overpriced 3/15/2009

My friend ordered the chicken, it was not very good.My meal was better, but nothing special. I visit New York twice a year, I have eaten at places in Little Italy I like better. Pros: Service Cons: OK Food -- Expensive more

Best in country italian 2/25/2009

Little italys gem. I am from Denver Co. and I proudly tell everyone I know it is the best resturant in the country. It is a ""must"" stop each time I am in NYC. Excellent menu, reasonable prices even on the premier selections, more than enough food, fair wine list, great house chianti, and bar none the best tiramisu I've ever had. There is still one place holding to old world values of fine dining, fairness, and (praise God) good service. The staff is commited to excellence and smiliing customers. Unlike most of the NYC customer care. Felt perfectly comfortable in my jeans sitting next to the suits and was treated with just as much respect. Thank you Da Nico. Pros: Taste, Value, Respect Cons: Only one location (little italy) more

Da Nico's - Keep Walking to Puglia's 2/23/2009

Go to Puglia's two blocks down the road in Little Italy. Their decor needs updating here and there, but the food will make you think you are in Italy! Da Nico's food is not good tasting. Pros: decor, service Cons: tasteless food or over salted, pre-high tips more

Tourists Beware! 10/28/2008

Tourists beware!! We visited Da Nico while on vacation last week. Everything about Da Nico was heavenly. The food, the ambiance, the wait staff?.until the bill arrived and we discovered that our waiter had bait and switched us from the Veal Francese priced at $10.95 to the more expensive ?special of the day? which was a veal chop cooked in lemon, wine and butter for $39.95. We had no idea when we ordered this. \r \r When placing our order the waiter simply told us the Veal Francese was a veal chop and asked us if that would that be okay. We told him no, we wanted the Francese to be pounded thin and sauteed and thus would not like the veal chop. He replied the chop would be thin and sauteed so we told him the Veal Francese as a chop would be fine. \r \r When our meal arrived it was delicious but once we received the bill, we were furious. We confronted the waiter and he sheepishly maintained that he told us what we ordered was the special of the day. Rather than argue with him, we paid for the meal sans any tip.\r \r Again, the food was great but beware when placing your order and ask before you eat that you are receiving AND paying for what you think you ordered!\r more

Editorial review from GrubHub 9/29/2008

The food is delicious and inexpensive, and delivery is always faster than GrubHub predicts. more

Great food, friendly service 9/26/2008

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 more

Great restaurant 9/2/2008

Excellent restaurant. Service was just right and food was excellent. Moderately priced (especially for New York) and portions were good. The dining garden was a very pleasant surprise - truly a great place to get away from the crush / crowds for a bit. more

Go somewhere else! 8/26/2008

We went there was a total dissapointment. It was way overpriced, the waiter was rude, when we ordered Chianti wine, he just rolled his eyes because the wine was the cheapest on the menu...Actually, it turned out to be a good wine :-) The reccomendend special came out to double price of a regular entre! Plsu, my veal was so salty and bacon dry and overcooked..\r Nice garden - that was the only thing that I liked about this restaurant.\r not coming back there!\r \r Pros: nice decor, romantic garden seating Cons: bad and overpriced food, rude waiter more

Good, but not outstanding 6/8/2008

The charming, romantic outdoor patio at Da Nico is a great place to eat on a sunny day, no doubt about it. We went there for lunch, which is a very good deal there- much less expensive than going for dinner, I would assume. I had the chicken marsala, which was good, but not significantly better than that same dish at any other Italian restaurant. If I went to Da Nico again I would get something else; I think maybe if I'd had a pasta dish I would've been more impressed. I must say, though, that the free zeppoles at the end of your meal are a very nice touch and better than you'll get almost anywhere else :) Pros: Inexpensive lunch, free zeppoles, pretty patio Cons: Food not quite as good as some other Italian places more

decent italian food but kinda pricey 5/27/2008

The reviews seem to be split 50/50 between loving it and hating it! I can only tell you of my experience last Wednesday. We were a group of 5 and they did give us free appetizers and desserts which was nice. I tried the antipasti salad and a some kind of flat bread with cold tomatoes on it, both were just okay. For my entree I had spaghetti in a cream sauce with bacon in it. The flavor was great but the bacon pieces were too hard and chewy, my jaw was a little tired from all that chewing. The dessert....geez I forgot what the dessert was, maybe it was the STRONG drinks they poured there, I was kind of buzzed by the end of the night! more

We had haphazardly bumped into this... 3/28/2008

We had haphazardly bumped into this restaurant. And I have to say this is nice. Awesome ambience for any... more

We had haphazardly bumped into this... 3/28/2008

saucyspicysoy Provided by Partner
We had haphazardly bumped into this restaurant. And I have to say this is nice. Awesome ambience for any romantic couples. They have a outdoor cour... more

Lots of Fun for Tourists 10/18/2007

This is such a great place to take out-of -owners who want a typical time in Little Italy. The atmosphere can be cheesey --the Eastern European waiters pretend to be oh-so-Italian, but it's all in good fun. Great for groups--you will be given free appetizers and desserts for sure. They have done this every time I have been and visiting friends were excited and impressed. The food is sooo yummy. Can't imagine how many calories it has in it. Don't come if you're on a diet! On warm days ask to be seated outside. There is a very romantic area out back that definitely beats the bright indoor atmosphere. Pros: Free appetizers and desserts, fun service Cons: Can be cheesey, indoor atmosphere not very romantic more

For the lunch menu prices, this is a REALLY... 9/13/2007

For the lunch menu prices, this is a REALLY nice restaurant. Tablecloths, attentive waiters, they even put... more

For the lunch menu prices, this is a REALLY... 9/13/2007

Lafcadio Provided by Partner
For the lunch menu prices, this is a REALLY nice restaurant. Tablecloths, attentive waiters, they even put your napkin in your lap for you. Lunches... more

Terrible service and only ok food.... 8/14/2007

I'd heard that Da Nico's was one of the best on Mulberrry Street....Wrong! We went for Sunday lunch and it was just a comedy of errors. Our waiter was torn between barely acknowledging our existence and uncomfortably hovering over us to expedite our ordering. Though the food was basically fine, there was nothing impressive about it and the Mozzarella Caprese had those terrible, over-ripened summer tomatoes. I could have endured all of this if it were not for the restaurant automatically tacking on 20% tip, for a party of 2!! Had I been able to tip based on service, the waiter may have earned a whopping 10%...maybe. Mulberry is a great street to walk on, so that is what I recommend when you see Da Nico, just keep walking. Pros: The prices are reasonable Cons: The service (or lack thereof) and the gratuity policy more

Huge disappointment 8/13/2007

From bread to dessert, this restaurant was a huge disappointment. The bread was stale, the seafood pasta was tasteless, the pinot grigio tasted cheap, and the tiramisu...was the final let-down. The only thing half-way decent was the ravioli. The staff was also a bit rude. This restaurant needs some major improvements. more

Worst italian food I had in years 4/29/2007

Went their last night... HUGE disappointment... I guess a lot has changed since 1999 Zagat's rating.\r Food was not only bad - I had grilled eggplant with goat cheese for an appetizer and Chilean Sea Bass with balsamic reduction - but it made me violently ill. \r Eggplaint was absolutley saturated in very cheap tasting oil.\r Sea bass was sweet and upleasant tasting, mashed potatoes tasted packaged, spinach had sand crunching in it. \r Incidentally, not just the oil, everything tasted like Sizzler food for more than twice the price. Including Pinot Grigio - which tasted like cheap cooking wine. The zeppoles - or whatever those things were that they serve complimentary for desert - were cold and hard... my little daughter said - ew, mommy - these taste like chicken nuggets with sugar.\r Service was if not awful, just not caring and not attentive at all. more
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Owner Message

  • Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at Da Nico in the heart of Little Italy, NYC. 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 Brick Oven Pizza, or the delicious grilled dishes and homemade pasta dishes. During the summer, Da Nico features a large outdoor garden with over 120 seats, the only one in Little Italy. Da Nico is also available for your private events and include Specialties include Lobster Fra Diavolo, grilled baby lamb chops and veal chops. Call for the day's specials. Order online with local delivery available. There are many keys to having a great dining experience. With that in mind, consider Da Nico the master locksmith of Little Italy!


  • The Scene
    From the street, the smattering of sidewalk tables and dim, cafe-like interior are deceptive: The back of the restaurant bends into an abrupt right angle, leading to a canopied...

  • 12/28/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Little Italy, Downtown