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Nica Trattoria

Address: 354 E 84th Street
Block: 84th Street between 2nd & 1st
Phone: 212-472-5040
Features: Italian

Visit Nica Trattoria for an intimate and special dining experience!

Nica Trattoria is open Monday through Saturday and accepts reservations.
The entire restaurant can also be reserved for private parties
of approximately 20-30 guests.

Nica Trattoria ... a tiny powerhouse of authentic Italian cuisine that has long-time customers quipping, "Don't go here, because I want it all to myself…" Previously Giorgio's Trattoria, Nica Trattoria owners Giuseppe Nicolosi and Dominique "Nica" Russo teamed up with Giorgio to offer an expanded menu of the carefully crafted, made-to-order food that has kept fans coming back for the past 16 years.

Aside from a robust menu of authentic Italian dishes designed to offer the best of Italy, both North and South, Nica Trattoria offers 15 to 20 daily specials. Sworn-by specials include the homemade gnocchi and sumptuous lamb chops. Menu items like filet mignon in an "addictive" black pepper sauce and braised lamb shank are not to be missed.

Reservations are strongly suggested, as Nica's phenomenal food, limited seating, and loyal fans make for a Friday night table fight. And while you must come armed with a large appetite and time to enjoy the cooked-to-order cuisine, both the food and colorful cast of characters will make it an experience you won't soon forget!

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The rear dining area is cozy, warm and inviting with painted murals on the walls depicting the Irish countryside. The restaurant serves seven days a week, with full lunch, dinner and brunch (served Saturdays and Sundays) menus. House specials are served daily.

Stop by and see us today!

Yelp users give Nica Trattoria an overall rating of 4 based on 61 total reviews.

Heather F. says "I have been here a couple of times and absolutely love it! It is very small inside but they make the space work and it doesn't feel cramped. Wood with light......read more

Ana-Christina R. says "We were looking for the perfect Italian restaurant in NYC and we found it. The attention was great and the food was excellent. It was worth stopping by the......read more

Lisa B. says "Shhhhhhhh.... Neighborhood secret!!!! If you're looking for the perfect meal go to Giuseppe's adorable little charming place. Doesn't get any better. The......read more

  I mean, Hello???? ( - jshalps rates it 8 out of 10) - I will keep it short. Don't go here because I want it all to myself...... ...read more

  Best Italian food in the city!!! ( - jmnyc rates it 10 out of 10) - Have the gorgonzola gnocchi!! It's not on the menu just ask for it...it's amazing!!! I don't even like gorgonzola and I LOVE this dish...second up is the truffle gnocchi...and the Lamb is GREST...plus I love Giorgio!! ...read more

  Secret Italian ( - spinoza rates it 10 out of 10) - I'm very ambivalent about publicizing Giorgio's because I don't want my favorite local tiny Italian to get more crowded. But Giorgio deserves it for running a class act, and a good value for this kind of place. No SUV drivers or smokers,… ...read more