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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #8,476 of 11,666 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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English first
Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW 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 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We've stumbled upon Nello on our last day in the last visit to NY. Not knowing anything about it, it just seemed to be a cute little place to have lunch. It was very packed, we got a table at the sidewalk, but it was a bit cold outside. We accepted the table outside granted to be moved to a... More

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Today we had lunch with 2 adults and 1 child and picked up a tab for $ 250,00. They offer you water and then charge it at $ 9,00 for half a liter. My son had a coke. They charge $ 10,00 for a glass of coke, no refill and from the gun, not even a small bottle. The food... More

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Split, Croatia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place is overrated and overpriced. We had carciofi alla romana and 3 piatti di pasta and i don't know what was worst. I don't even wanna explain what was wrong with the meals. With one bottle of wine and 3 espresso we paid for this dinner same price that we paid two days before in one 2 michelin stars... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

While we appreciate fine meals and consider ourselves foodies, this spot was grossly overpriced for the cuisine. We ordered the ravioli entree for lunch and the waitress casually remarked if we wanted the cheese or the lobster... Choosing the lobster, we were greatly surprised to find it priced on our tab as $75. Ridiculous. Snooty maître-d who asked if we... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nello' sis my favorite place in world. Every time I am landing in NY I just can't wait to go for lunch and spend 2 fantastic hours. Restaurant is beautiful with little nice tables on the best part of Madison Avenue. Always decorated with nice flowes on the table and at the bar where you will start you fantastic lunch... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Be prepared to spent $250+ for lunch for two to eat in this Italian establishment in New York City for the Upper East Side super wealthy and those who enjoy their company. I'm of the latter and every time my husband and I are in NYC we have to have one lunch there. We always sit by the open windows... 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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