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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Outrageous Prices”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Nello

Reserve with OpenTable
Nello is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #9,246 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
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.
Description: 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.
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Level Contributor
102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Outrageous Prices”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Start with $15 for water, then $22 per glass for Prosecco. There is no lunch menu and the entrees are $30 to $40+ for pasta dishes with lobster ravioli topping the price chart at $64 per plate. Salads also run $30 to $40+. Service was good put there is no reason to eat at this restaurant. There are scores of great Italian restaurants in this city at prices 30 to 50% less.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
4 Thank Russ106
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

436 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pompous staff, ripoff run away from this restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The prices are ridiculous ... $75.00 for Dover sole?? Crazy. $26.00 for ordinary glass of white wine. DO NOT EAT HERE.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2 Thank JT7777
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Biggest Rip Off inthe restaurant business”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

I can't believe they are still in business. The food is just average, hit or miss at the time. Not a single dish on the menu stands out. The waiters trained to empty valets on their customers. You will be offered a special pasta with truffles without mentioning the price of 250$. The glass of champagne that will cost a small fortune. Yet the location is next to Hermes and people don't mind to be ripped off just to sit there and look rich and famous. Bad news, the locals will look at you like you're stupid spending that kind of money on that kind of food. Enough said.

  • Visited May 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nello to improve”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

After nuemrous visits to Nello at Madison Avn over the years, the food and drinks remains the same, but the change of staff makes the restaurant and atmosphere less attractive and not at least the prices-, you feel to are cheated when paying USD 1.500 for lunch for 4 people-the double of Cipriani Up-Town, no wonder there are less visitors compared to the lively crowd we were used to. Nello needs "to face the music" and get back in shape !

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2 Thank annikaOslo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Downright Dishonest”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

I made a reservation for 13 people, and when we arrived our table was neatly set up. It was the best spot they had. We were welcomed by a smiling staff and promptly seated. The waiters immediately brought large bottles of sparkling and still water, which they poured in every glass on the table, including the kids (later we found they charge $15 a bottle, and they were able to serve many). During all night, like vultures standing behind us, they kept filling our glasses after every sip. I was offered champagne 4 times and refuse it, and so did my guests, in an annoying push to sell liquor on that Easter evening. As we sat down, the maitre, standing next to me, recited all the specials, and I asked him to bring a couple of burratas for the table before we decided on the menu. But to our surprise, he brought us 9 burratas, split in 13 plates (at $50 each, as I learned later). So, stuffed with all that cheese, we proceeded to ordering the entrees. Most of us decided to share an entree. Four of us ordered the risotto Selvatici, and we all deemed it unkemarkable at best. We had one foodie with us, and she was complaining something about how the tomato sauce in her gnocci just killed it for her. I must say though that the kids loved the ravioli they ordered.Two of us ordered a glass of wine each. We had 2 deserts that were split between the kids, and no one ordered coffee. They added 20% service to the check, which brought the cost to an eye popping $ 132.54 per person.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3 Thank FredandLuciana
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Nello also viewed

New York City, NY

Been to Nello? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing