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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Manhattan)
212-980-9099
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Ranked #8,684 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood:
Upper East Side
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Restaurant details
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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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It would be good if we read the reviews about this place before we were stopped here. Two coffees and two bottles of water (because waiter bring us two bottles insted two glasses) for $58 !!! Good thing we were not hungry...

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I wrote a review for here recently and noticed a typo in my review. It seems I am unable to edit it, so I guess I'll post here. I originally said "I wish I could give it one star". I feel obligated to point out that I meant to say "no stars", as I was forced to give it one... More 

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Chevy Chase
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I were meandering on Madison Avenue and decided that Nello's looked like a great place for a nice lunch. A nice lunch? Outrageous prices even for NYC. Bottled water at $22/bottle. A glass of Proseco for $20. Lobster salad for $69. A modest lunch for two (one glass of Proseco, two bottles of water, a bowl of... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My friend and I stopped in one Friday in early December for lunch, with no reservation to give it a try after shopping even though we both remembered hearing how bad it was even though the "swells" from abroad kept it going. Was told "it's fine. We'll find a place for you." The place had at least fifteen open tables... More 

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Garden City
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The decor of the restaurant was beautiful, warm and inviting. We looked at the menu, and although it looked a bit overpriced, we decided to give it a try. The portions were VERY small, and therefore did not warrant the high price. BUT, what really annoyed me was the prices of things like to soda and dessert. A diet coke... More 

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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montecarlo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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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