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“Good Food but crazy prices”
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Ranked #9,535 of 14,144 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were walking down Madison Avenue when we saw this place and it looked very lively so we decided to sit down for lunch. We were taken in promptly and then ordered 1 carpaccio salad and 2 mushroom fettucines. Neither of us drank anything except for 1 bottle of Pellegrino. We waited for 1 hour to get our fettucines and the bill was $180 USD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The food was good but please I ate at Gordon Ramsey at the London in February and paid $350 for 2 people with wine and it was a michelin star restaurant. Outrageous prices, never again.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stopped here for a light dinner before retiring to our room at the Pierre. Boy were we in for a shock. Avoid this place....total rip off. Surly service (if you can call it that), uncomfortable chairs, noisy - and the most ridiculous prices for totally average food at best. $20 for a bottle of water, two salads, two small plates of pasta with tomato sauce (we could have had the same for $20 any place else) - $200. I will stick with Bouley, Danielle, and a million other places for the same prices and get what I paid for.

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2  Thank 8,021,033,388
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This place is obviously a front for mafiosi. Money laundering or whatever. The food is bland and tasteless. A glass of wine and a salad will run you $400. It's an extortion racket. One of their tricks is to push daily specials that are 5-6 times more expensive than the already outrageous menu prices. I hope the Feds can get this place shut down and someone will go up the river for racketeering.

2  Thank BensonStein
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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Other than the fabulous people watching (Botoxed blondes, muscle-shirted men, BLING galore), this "elite" emporium reeks pretense. Outrageous prices, embarrassingly small portions, slap dash service. Go for a drink, look around at the scene- unless you are a celeb, avoid this boite. BFriend and I give it. Bronx Cheer when we pass by. You should, too...

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5  Thank EileenO727
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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.

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4  Thank Russ106
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