Nino's Positano

(212) 355-5540 | View Website

890 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10017

40.753189 -73.969742

Open Hours

Daily 11am-11pm

Italian, Pizza, Carry Out  more

More Tags: Date Spot, Lunch Spot, Notable Wine List, Brunch

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express, Diners Club

Categories: Catering, Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown East

Nino's Positano
Nino's Positano
Soup of the Day, Colossal Shrimp Cocktail, Jumbo Lump Crabcakes with Red Pepper Caper Sauce, Roasted Beets, Endive and Goat Cheese Salad, Caesar Salad with Radicchio and Focaccia Crouton, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Farmhouse Tomatoes, Prosciutto and Melon, Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Butter, Roasted Artichoke and Lemon Tossed with Baby Spinach and Tarragon Dressing, Organic Field Greens Tossed with Red Wine Vinaigrette (Yes, We Will Chop It)... more

Reviews for Nino's Positano

over a year ago

GREAT – 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.

over a year ago

Loyalty Reigns – 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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Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

service charge - 21.75% for group dinner – 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.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

great food lousy service – 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.

over a year ago

Great food, really great waitress!!! – 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.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Sad we ate here. – 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.

over a year ago

pushy waitor – 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...

over a year ago

Average – 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...

over a year ago

Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Creative Italian cuisine includes fine wines and signature lobster-for-two fra diavolo. Romantic dinners, prix-fixe lunches are enjoyed at white-draped tables.

over a year ago

Warm and Romantic – 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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