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Nello's

696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Manhattan)
212-980-9099
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Ranked #8,309 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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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.
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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
Hillsdale, Nj
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We should have known better - no menu at the front door. We asked for a wine Iist which was refused so we ha no idea how much we were being charged for a glass of Pinot Grigio and a Barolo to accompany a Saltimbocca and a Fugato. The food was fine - 3 stars. - but a bill of... More

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Bergen, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were 9 friends having a short late night snack. The bill ended up being close to 1000$. The food was crap, the drinks were crap and the service was crap. Never again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We entered unfortunately without checking the price. We were 3 ppl and ordered just simple plate that not worth $300 (for lunch!). The interior decor was beautiful but service was very bad!! this place is the worst ever!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We entered unfortunately without checking the price. We ate spagetti with mushrooms, burrata, ham with melon and söyle fish. We paid a fortune for a simple lunch for 2, The quality of food was good.

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South Beach, Fla
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

WAY WAY Overpriced the food was just plain BAD . Over cooked pasta , rude waiter , bad service $ 15 for a bottle of water ? I eat out a lot......this place is the worst ever . I can always find something in every restaurant but not this place , stay away. xoxo Kasha

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

While Nello's is a tried and true classic Italian eatery on the UES, it is ridiculously overpriced. Do not get me wrong: the experience is great, but once is enough. As a New Yorker, I have been to Nello's several times for various gatherings, girls luncheons, etc., but during my visit last week I decided that would be it...for a... More

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