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Nello's

696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Manhattan)
212-980-9099
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Ranked #8,362 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $50 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 62nd and 63rd Street
Transit: By train: Take the N,Q,R to 5 Ave/59 St Station or the 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave/ 59 St Station.
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I stopped for lunch with my daughter . We start with green salad and carpaccio , for main lobster ravioli with tomato sauce +2 glass of white wine and deserts for two - the food was fresh and tasty but not worth the 445 us$

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New York City, New York
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27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

TripAdvisor, please provide the option of a ZERO star rating because "one star" implies that there is any redeeming quality in Nello's. There's none here. This is what you get for the most expensive pasta in New York here: sub-quality, soggy, tasteless, hole in your wallet or purse, often snooty and inattentive staff, etc. The other dishes ordered by my... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Its amazing that where I ate the worst in NY is also the most expensive! I felt cheated!! I was expecting an amazing meal but was very very disappointed! I guess people come here for the celebrity sightings because its definetely not for the 50 dollar pasta plate.

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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had lunch at Nello's. I completely agree with most reviewers here... The food is OK but really nothing to write home about (I've had a better Caesar salad at Outback) . Prices are over the moon and NOT representative of the quality of meal. Staff was nice enough until we told them we wanted a quick bite, then they... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Food was good, but not extraordinary. The rely heavily on promoting dishes with truffles which of course are extremely expensive. The restaurant is very nicely decorated an d the service is good. The truffles are amazing but we had a little too many, in the carpaccio, in the pasta, etc. The Dover Sole was very good, but less than what... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had some nice dinner at this restaurant. The staff was very friendly, had a good way for "upselling", especially with the nice desserts haha. The food is very nice, we enjoyed very much. It is recommended that you do not care too much about the price, as it turned out to be rather expensive. But hey, if you have... More

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New York City, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My review of this restaurant is very similar to the New York Times Restaurant Reviewer, Sam Sifton. So I'll quote from his review published April 13, 2010: "It was after 10 on a Tuesday night, and the dining room was empty save for a table of four people finishing a collection of wan Italian food that, with a few glasses... More

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Limassol
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been to Nello's for lunch a few times. It was always a very good experience. Nice cocktails, great food, attentive staff. Expect to pay around $400 for two without the wine.

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Branford, Connecticut
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12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I'm not kidding. The prices were so high it made me laugh. Thankfully I was being treated for lunch. We were a party of 7 and the bill was almost $1000. There were mothers with children stopping in for a bite and known to the wait staff. How much does your husband need to make to be a regular here?... More

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New York City, New York
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43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went here for lunch and was seated at one of the outdoor tables. We had a leisurely lunch with amazing "ugly" tomatoes and a great pasta dish. Service was very attentive. Another couple tried to bribe the waiter to separate our table which would have totally disturbed us. The waiter said "absolutely not" which I respected. To finish the meal... More

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