For 35 years, Nino's upscale Italian restaurant features extravagant dishes, fresh seafood, homemade pastas, tableside cooking, and live music. Fine Italian dining is what Nino's does best, coupled with romantic live music and excellent service, our guests have a perfect recipe for a memorable outing.

About Nino’s

Nino’s Restaurant is the first restaurant owned by the legendary Nino Selimaj.

With a humble beginning and a hard work ethic, he has been able to do what few other restaurateurs have done, to warm his way into the hearts of most  New Yorkers while establishing a family of restaurants with an incredible dedication to service and a great love for food. Over the years Selimaj has culled a large, loyal following with his magnetic personality, dashing good looks and impeccably tailored suits bearing a bejeweled American flag on his lapel.

Notables often visit Nino’s Restaurant. Recent guests have included:  Derek Jeter, Joe Torre, Alicia Keys, Hilary Duff, Carol Burnett, Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood, Angela Lansbury, Regis Philbin, Clint Eastwood, Mariah Carey, and members of “The Sopranos”….James Gandolfini, Tony Sirico, Vince Pastore and Dominic Chianese.

Nino considers his restaurants an extension of his home and all his patrons are treated as the most royal of guests. Guests are warmed by friendly staff and welcomed into Nino’s romantic yet relaxing dining room. Nino’s prides themselves on tending to their guests’ every need with a knowledgeable staff that always has something new to recommend.

Whether it’s something simple like a Ceasar Salad or a more extravagant dish like the Lobster Fra Diavolo served over linguini, Nino’s is sure to impress as their talented pianists serenade our guests throughout to ensure a complete and enjoyable experience.

Experiences & Events

Intimate Serenade and Dinner for Two at Nino’s

$ 140

Cocktails and Sinatra at Nino’s

$ 30

Dinner and Curated Jazz Show at Nino’s

$ 65



1354 1st Avenue
New York, NY