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Nello's

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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Between 62nd and 63rd Street)
By train: Take the N,Q,R to 5 Ave/59 St Station or the 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave/ 59 St Station.
212-980-9099
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 43
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  • 52
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  • 146
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Over priced

My wife and I decided to stop late afternoon for a drink and coffee. One glass of prosecco (not very good @ $22) and an espresso (good @ $8). Total $32 plus tip. I know it is NY, but seriously?

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
SamuelCPA
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Otherwise be prepared to spend an exorbitant amount of money for mediocre food and drinks and sleazy waiter service. They completely rip you off here. We spent >$250 here for dinner for 2 (without drinks!) and had no idea what we got ourselves into until the bill came. The tiny appetizers cost in the neighborhood of $20-30 each and the... More 

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Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I enjoy their pasta when I have a load of extra money to blow on a lunch, after shopping on Madison Avenue. Pretentious and expensive, but always delicious. It's a good choice when you want to sit outside and breath in the fumes from the exhausts of the fancy cars parked right next to you.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were here couples looking for late afternoon lunch outside to enjoy the spring weather. We should have looked at the menu first and we should have left as soon as we opened the menu. Very pushy servers became snooty when we asked for tap water and no wine to start. We all had pasta course and the table shared... More 

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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have never felt so ripped off in all my life $48 for a carbonara and it was pure rubbish. Do not eat at this restaurant there are far better places at a third of the price and the staff wont be ignorant.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

We were 4 people everyone had main dish only 2 starters and 2 dessert and only one botel of wine toscano total amount 2330$ .we were shocked ....the waiter just bring the wine without mentioning prices ......fregatura ..ladriiiiii.vergognia....they should mention the prices after he presented his bottle because he never showes any menu to indicate prices which he never did.vergognia...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I decided to stop late afternoon for a drink and coffee. One glass of prosecco (not very good @ $22) and an espresso (good @ $8). Total $32 plus tip. I know it is NY, but seriously?

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Ancona, Italy
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81 reviews 81 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You can eat way better in a real italian restaurant in Italy, for 1/5th of the price. I'm not joking. This place is an absolutely, unbeliavable joke.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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91 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was invited by friends for dinner at Nello's. We were five at the table, shared starters and each had a main course. We shared two bottles of wine. Total bill: $1350. YES, you are reading correctly. I have NEVER felts so horribly cheated. There is simply no excuse for this, given the food we ate. The wine totalled $300,... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the third time I have eaten at this Madison Avenue see and be seen venue. I knew it was expensive, but decided to splurge for the atmosphere. This time the welcoming maitre'd was more like a barker, pulling us in from the street. It seemed as if we didn't really need a reservation. The service was great, but... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

first price maybe higher then most customer use to but remember its location is on upper east side on madison and next to hermes store. .any dinner meal will coat over $100. per person. now the review. the restaurant is small and cozy. the waiter was nice. I started with Chicken Soup with panna breadsticks. main dish carbonapa noodles made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206
    (Between 62nd and 63rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: By train: Take the N,Q,R to 5 Ave/59 St Station or the 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave/ 59 St Station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-980-9099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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