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“The most expensive coffee we have ever had” 2 of 5 stars
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Nello's
696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Manhattan)
212-980-9099
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Ranked #8,527 of 11,751 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
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“The most expensive coffee we have ever had”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were walking along Madison Avenue and decided to just have a cup of coffee, and maybe a beer at one of the tables so invitingly placed on the sidewalk. Looked good, the weather was beautiful, the street was abuzz, great location. We ordered two single expressos, a double expresso, a beer and one piece of cake. The charge came for over $95 for the four of us. I did not realize until I got home that they charged for two double expressos ($30) instead of only one, small piece of cake, very good, I must admit ($21).... just imagine the surprise. I cannot comment on the food, but if you just want to stop by for a drink, a cake, a cup of coffee, forget about it, just pass by and keep your money. Fortunately, we then went to Brooklyn at Vini & Olii in Clinton Hill and had a lovely dinner, with wonderful appetizers, pasta, seafood and two bottles of wine and the total came to $250, for 6 adults and one child. Lovely, low-key atmosphere, quick service, quite affordable and fun. What a difference!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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67 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Meh…Okay Food at Outrageous Prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped in to Nello before a flight back to Asia in AUG 2013. It was a Saturday and the city had cleared out. The other diners were very nice, the staff was nice but the food was outrageously priced. My brother ordered a $100 fish which I'll never let him live down. Wouldn't go back.

Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Splendid Italian fare, and no reservation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Excellent service, great menu, even greater wine list. Well worth a visit. I just happened to walk in during a busy Thursday lunch time, was seated in no time, served a drink and some delicious bread sticks to nible on while waiting for my lunch date.

Visited October 2013
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USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Ok food/Bad seating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The restaurant was very crowded and as such resulted in an unusal seating situation.
We were 2 seated at a 4 top.
Mid way thru our meal a party of 2 was seated at our table.
Given the price of lunch it was not expected.
The food was good although a tad salty.
The restaurant was totally packed.
Seems to cater to people with take selfies.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Poor old Nello”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Nello definitely lost his appeal, glamour and shine. It became an ordinary Italian restaurant sleeping on his old glory.

Visited March 2013
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