Ninos Nino Selimaj Nino's
1354 First Ave. (72nd & 73rd Sts.)
New York, NY 10021
Cuisine: Italian / Small Plates
Nino Selimaj presents Italian dishes with a new-world flair.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly


Nino's, New York, NY

Nino's Restaurant Review:

The dapper gentleman at the door is chef-owner Nino Selimaj, and his quiet pride in his restaurant filled with an attractive crowd is evident. The attractions are engaging surroundings, suave and caring service, and the Italian food. Trompe l'oeil walls, tapestries, and bouquets give Nino's an old-school New York feel. Begin with small plates, perhaps marinated seafood salad or burrata with aged prosciutto, heirloom tomato, oven-roasted peppers and marinated broccoli rabe. Pasta and main course highlights include pappardelle with duck and porcini ragù in a tomato and duck glaze, and braised lamb shank with roasted potatoes in a Barolo sauce. Another option is veal scaloppini with prosciutto, melted Fontina and lemon sage. You won't want to miss out on dessert: chocolate mousse cake, tiramisu or ricotta cheesecake. After the feast, retreat to Nino's comfortable lounge for an after-dinner cocktail. The wine list skews Italian, and features bottles from around the world.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

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