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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #8,574 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $80
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Upper East Side
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
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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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We went there for lunch . Very nice Christmas decoration. I had the carciofi alla romana . ( artichokes Roman style in olive oil and lemon. ) They were absolutely delicious , BUT there were only 3 tiny ones for ... 28 dollars ... Overall the foid is good the service is very nice but frankly really overpriced . For... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A store manager recommended this place to us. When we walked in, it seemed very busy, loud and definitely happening. Prices on the menu showed to be extremely high, but we decided to give it a shot. We took the waiters recommendation and ordered the today special. We have traveled all over the world and don't mind paying, if the... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went to Nellos which was booked by friends. Service was slow and one of the mains black cod was delivered 35 minutes after the other main courses. This was despite asking the head waiter where it was. One fish dish was served cold so it had to be sent back. The food quality was average and not worth the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We Walked by this restaurant last Sunday around 3 and I said to my husband let's stop there it looks beautiful. The large live Christmas wreaths with berries on the walls and fresh tulips on the tables! Perfect Service - The food was so great that we ate there for dinner two nights later and at Harry's Cipriani the next... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The 5 star service to the delicious daily specials to the cool, chic crowd. Makes this one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the city.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I really don't know where to start. I was in the city with my mother and since it was pouring rain, I was unable to do any restaurant research on my phone, so we just walked into a restaurant when we got hungry enough. It started out decently; they asked us if we had a reservation (and said it was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here recently. The atmosphere is lovely, and the service great. The food was exceptional. I had lobster ravioli with crab meat in a homemade tomato sauce- so delicious! However, at 75 dollars, I felt it was a bit too expensive, especially for lunch. If money is no object, then you will not be disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As most other reviewers have said, the food was very good. Servings were moderate. Service was excellent. However, the prices are very high. Veal Chop with mushrooms was very good but costs $99.

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Miami Beach, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The pasta with shaved white truffles was ethereal. The veal chop unbelievable. Loved Nello's photographs of wild animals on the walls. Warm atmosphere.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I agree with other TripAdvisor reviewers that the price level at Nello's is a total rip-off. The food, service or general atmosphere doesn't justify the prices. The restaurant has a good atmosphere, great decor. The guests have a good time and the noise level is quite high thanks to intense dinner conversations. The music sound level on a Saturday evening... More 

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Additional Information about Nello's

Address: 696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206
Phone Number: 212-980-9099
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
Cuisine: Italian

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