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“Very Good Italian food in a family type of ambiance”
Review of Nanni Restaurant - CLOSED

Nanni Restaurant
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Lexington Avenue
Transit: Grand Central Station
Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a relatively small restaurant, with a "family" type of ambiance. The bus staff put down things within seconds of being seated. The waiter was quite good, although as the number of people in the restaurant increased it was harder to find him. He was pleasant though.

Food is very good, and while we had heard it was expensive, it wasn't that high. Wine list was a bit of a problem because the wines they had on the list were out, and a new wine list hadn't been printed, but the waiter made a very good recommendation and the price below the level we had indicated, which was a nice surprise. You can ask for half orders of pasta, so we wanted to further taste the food here, so we got half orders which are also half the price for a full portion.

The tables as bit close, but that is also NYC. We got there early and it was reasonably quiet in the beginning, as the restaurant filled up, it was noisy, just like most NYC restaurants. A number of patrons were obviously regulars...which is a good indication about the consistency of the food.

Definitely will go back!

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Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were recommended Nanni by the hotel concierge and he didn't disappoint.
Great italian atmosphere, great waiter and bus staff.
Wine was excellent, atmosphere was perfect.
Food was absolutely amazing.
Food was a little expensive but great value.
Very romantic like lady and the tramp.

1  Thank Scott T
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Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great location in Mid-town, old school feel to this place. Wait staff great. Chef came by table to check on us after he prepared a delicious meal and was very nice.
good value for NYC - dinner, apps and drinks all around $100.

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1  Thank DS1999
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Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

For almost 20 years, I have been traveling to midtown Manhattan on business. For that same time, Nanni's on 46th has been my go-to Italian spot. Over so many years, and so many visits, the blush of novelty fades. However, this place still delivers.

Pros: broad menu, great pricing for NYC, proximity to Midtown, ability to always get a table, friendly and knowledgable staff who have been there "forever" and know the food.

Cons: can be a bit tight and noisy during peak dining hours.

Give Nanni's a try - start out with pasta and Nanni's sauce, perhaps with a side of cheese and salami, finish with the veal and a simple Chianti. You'll be glad you did.

1  Thank Theron T
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Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited Nanni's on a whim and we were pleasantly surprised! The entire experience was great from the waiters, to the service, to the food and complimentary dessert, beverything was fantastic.
The service and attention to detail was superb and the food was excellent. We got four different entrees and all four we fantastic. The soft-shelled crab may have been the best but the pasta dishes were also great. The sorbet dessert was wonderful and a great palette cleanser.
This was a wonderful dining experience and worth a try if you are in the area!

Thank Robbie H
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