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Nino's Positano

890 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017 40.753292 -73.969621
nr. 47th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-355-5540 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

ninospositano.com

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.

Prices

$14-$37

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

34th St. to 56th St., FDR Dr. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

It's easy to see why Nino's Positano attracts such a loyal clientele. Neighborhood regulars are treated like minor royalty and the Southern Italian fare is generous and consistently tasty. There's a small front room with a bar, but the real action is in back, where the dark-wood moldings and muted light from the wall sconces convey the heavy warmth of a great-aunt's drawing room. The strong suit here is seafood. If you're ready to splurge you can opt for a 4.5-pound lobster–you can choose your own from a tank near the bar–served fra diavolo with a heap of linguini. An equally tempting specialty is the blackened, whole roasted branzino, accompanied by a steaming mound of broccoli rabe and mint-roasted potatoes; the flesh, which is slightly sweet and pillowy, gets a delightful fillip of charred sourness from the grilled lemons. Moving from surf to turf, the kitchen offers a tender double-cut veal chop.

Recommended Dishes

Roasted beets, endive, and goat cheese salad, $9; whole roasted branzino, $29; double-cut veal chop, $39

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