We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Manhattan)
Improve this listing
Ranked #8,279 of 11,634 restaurants in New York City
Reserve with OpenTable
Nello's is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $50 - $80
Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

244 reviews from our community

16% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Branford, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stavanger, Norway
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The restaurant looked interesting from the outside and as we stood by the door we were ushered in by some flashy suit. They suggest for you what you should order before you even see the menu and the shocker is when you see the bill. Lest to say that this was the most expensive worst meal of our lives. Nello's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went to have lunch. I have gone to many nyc restaurants but was shocked to see the price for lunch menu. Ate anyway thinking the food may be fabulous but it was just average. I will not recommend this place to anyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hillsdale, Nj
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant is full of chutzpah. I will admit that the food is good but the prices are out of the stratusphere. $35 for a bowl of soup is a bit much even if it is white asparagus soup. And $100 for a veal chop which was the special of the day was ridiculous. There are so many restaurants in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I recently dined at Nello's. Before sitting down the waiter was waving a bottle of French champagne saying have a glass ladies without saying the price. The specials were announced without revealing prices. One guest ordered an octopus starter from the specials. When the bill arrived the charge for this minuscule starter was $65 - more expensive than most main... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Went to the place for lunch about 2/3 weeks ago with my husband and a couple of friends. The place in itself is OK, not beautiful, but kind of interesting. We all found the servers a little pushy with the cocktails of the day but I guess that it is their job. Now the food was pretty bad ... I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Want to visit a place where Roman Abramovitch left 25 000$ on tips? Go to Nello and not be surprised with a service, the guys there are not very welcome if they don't feel that you can leave them at least 10% of the amount which Roman left em. The food is great but the service is not so lovely.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Nello's also viewed


Been to Nello's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Nello's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing