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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Between 62nd and 63rd Street)
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Perhaps in today's world of checking everything on your phone, this is no longer an issue, but my husband and I dropped into Nello on the spur of the moment last Wednesday. No menu was outside and we didn't even see the name of the restaurant at first. We ordered lightly since we had a long drive ahead of us.... More 

Thank Susan K
Durban, South Africa
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

brilliant food. great location. fascinating people watching. great wine list. great service. well worth the prices!

1 Thank dunstan2015
Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon Nello today. I told the waiter I would have just a salad because I am allergic to cheese. He gave me a lovely speech about how it was the type of restaurant that would make me whatever I wanted, accommodating my allergies. I told him I'd be happy with a cheese-free salad. It came covered with cheese.... More 

Thank Cynthia F
Maurizio F, Manager at Nello, responded to this review

Cynthia, your review caught me off-guard, and was incredibly disappointing to read -- this just doesn't sound like us at all. Sure, we all make mistakes from time to time, and I'm really sorry about the mix-up. We take our customers' dietary restrictions and general preferences extremely sorry, and there's really no excuse for failing to follow through with yours.... More 

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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Buratta and Ravioli was delicious. The atmosphere is wonderful. Bring lots of money because it is very pricey!!! The wait staff is friendly. You don't feel rushed through your meal. The Tiramisu is the best I've had in a very long time!!

Thank DarleneJohnson120760
Maurizio F, Manager at Nello, responded to this review

Life is grand with some delicious Tiramisu, and I'm delighted you enjoyed your dessert as well as your Buratta and Ravioli. It will be my pleasure to see you again for another relaxing and splendid meal. Warmly, Nello More 

Warrenton, Virginia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I ate here with my son before he took off on a 9 hour flight. It was a $300 lunch and my dog sat under the table. The food was good. I had salmon carpaccio and my son had a heavy pasta of some sort. The people watching is top notch. Nello is expensive. Waiters were everywhere. I had 3... More 

Thank elizabeth n
Maurizio F, Manager at Nello, responded to this review

Elizabeth, it was a pleasure having you, your son, and your dog over for a nice meal, full of Prosecco and people watching. I'm also delighted you both enjoyed your meals and know that we're all anticipating your return. Warm wishes, Nello More 

Clovis, New Mexico
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175 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Located right next to Faberge store on Madison Avenue. While we just enjoyed a glass of White Bordeaux their lunch offerings looked very appetizing. Became very busy with both local clientele and tourists. Service nice. Would recommend and return.

Thank ChefJ_11
Maurizio F, Manager at Nello, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by Nello and enjoying a nice glass of wine while watching the locals and tourists come and go. It's my delight to know guests are happy with our service, and it's wonderful you could enjoy your day with us. Until we meet again, Nello More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is what is called a TRAP. This is ridiculously expensive (270 USD for 2 pieces of fish, and a San Pellegrino). The fish of the day does not have its price listed in the menu (just so you know this is 75 dollar per person for a sole). Waiters are grinning and playing it cool (they better be... More 

Thank Emmanuel N
Maurizio F, Manager at Nello, responded to this review

Hi, Emmanuel. It's disheartening to read your review because no guest should ever feel unsatisfied after leaving our place. My staff and I, as well as our returning guests, believe our prices reflect not only the quality of our food but the unique and elegant atmosphere that Nello provides, too. Hopefully, you hear the sincerity of my reply and thank... More 

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45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The place is located in a nice place, service was ok but not great. Drinks are between $18-$20 dollars. And the food is pricy😁

Thank Faranak M
Maurizio F, Manager at Nello, responded to this review

Faranak, thank you for dining with us at Nello. I'm delighted you enjoyed your drinks and food with us, and I'd love to see you again to prove the quality of our service (which we believe is top-notch) to you. Thanks for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Nello More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a deceiving review as the food was indeed very nice but it was WAY overpriced....like over the top. Three glasses of a rose, three caprese salads and then shared an octopus salad and a crab salad. No problem, I know it will be pricey, but somehow when the cheque came it was $435.50 before tip. That is seriously... More 

1 Thank Kim J
Maurizio F, Manager at Nello, responded to this review

Kim, this is certainly not the kind of experience I wish for my guests to have when they come in to visit Nello, and I'm sorry you were surprised by your bill. That being said, my staff and I believe our prices reflect the quality of our food as well as the unique atmosphere our space provides. If you'd ever... More 

Fort Salonga, New York
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We happen to just past by and decided to have lunch here. The food was excellent and it made us feel like we were back in Italy which was great. But the tables are very tight and the price was shocking. We had ordered our meal from the specials that the waiter told us which had no pricing and even... More 

Thank Kitmin2010
Maurizio F, Manager at Nello, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you over for lunch. It sounds like we could've done a better job communicating our prices to you, and I'm sorry you were surprised by the bill. Hopefully, we'll still have the pleasure of seeing you again in the future for some more authentic Italian cuisine. Thank you for your input. Warmly, Nello More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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: 12129809099
Nello is the Upper East Side's finest Italian dining establishment, catering to the world's elite in a beautiful boutique space that is both casual and elegant. In our 25 years, Nello has become the reference standard for excellence and ambiance, by virtue of its singular vision of traditional European splendor presented with sophisticated cosmopolitan flair. Drawing on the storied lineage of the restaurant's creator, coupled with the wealth of experience shaping its world-class staff, Nello is unique in its ability to effectively combine elements of North Mediterranean culture and Manhattan society, while maintaining the authenticity of each. Sharing its exclusive Madison Avenue locale, as well as its clientele, with neighboring high-end fashion and jewelry designers, such as Hermes, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Graff, and Chopard, the international jet set has long considered Nello a destination point on their global itinerary. We invite you to join us for an exemplary dining experience with world class flair that can only be found here at Nello.

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Staying in Upper East Side

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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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