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When he arrived in America, Nino Selimaj obtained his first job as a dishwasher at a restaurant on E. 58th St. Thirty-two years later, Selimaj has come full circle; he now owns and operates five restaurants located throughout NYC.
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. His clientele visit his seven upscale Manhattan restaurants often based on the exquisitely prepared food by the finest chefs served by an attentive staff in an inviting atmosphere. One trademark of Nino’s establishments, beloved by patrons, is his Ceasar Salad prepared from scratch tableside.
At any of his five restaurants in Manhattan on any day, you can find a notable dining there. Recent guests have included: Hilary Duff, Carol Burnett, Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood, Angela Lansbury, Regis Philbin, Chelsea Clinton, and members of “The Sopranos”….James Gandolfini, Tony Sirico, Vince Pastore and Dominic Chianese.
Selimaj is also beloved by the media. His name and his restaurants often appear in the gossip columns. In addition, Selimaj regularly appears on TV preparing some of his favorite recipes. He also garnered much attention when he introduced the first ever $1,000 pizza — topped with six different kinds of caviar and Maine lobster – at Nino’s Bellissima Pizza.
Nino’s Restaurant is the first of the five and the one in which you are likely to meet Nino himself if you visit any night of the week. Fine Italian dining is what we do best, couple with that romantic live music and excellent service and you have a perfect recipe for a memorable outing.