Mon-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri, noon-midnight; Sat, 3pm-midnight; Sun, 4pm-11pm
1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
52nd St. to 60th St., Sixth Ave. to Tenth Ave.
Nino Catuogno’s restaurant's aura has evolved from gosh-I-hope-you-like-this to hey-try-this-you're-in-for-a-treat. Nino continues to treat all his customers as if they've just moved in down the block. He and his staff take great pride in a straightforward menu of affable combinations and smooth contrasts, like the eggplant and mozzarella "sandwich," delectable spaghetti with white clams, and brick oven baked cornish hens. It also offers a selection of wines that will make anyone think they're as suave as Nino. At least until the morning.Recommended Dishes
Spaghetti alle Vongole, $19