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“disappointing food!!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nello

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Ranked #9,194 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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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.
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“disappointing food!!”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 asked for the tuna and it was 4 tiny pieces of sashimi thick tuna on top of a salad that had seen better days and one could tell that it was a pre done plate that was placed in the refrigerator for many hours before being served. It did not taste like anything. The price however was as if I had eaten a top notch piece of Tuna served on top of some amazing salad. Everyone agreed that the food was just ok, not worth the price. I would recommend to save your money and go anywhere else

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Cincinnati4
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Moscow, Russia
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“expensive and snobbish”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Tamara V
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beware!”
1 of 5 bubbles 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 $300 for the above and two pre - lunch drinks was farcical! Bullying culture, of both customers and underling staff. Not nice people! The regulars seemed to be people with lots of money and no interest in food for eating. A place to be seen but you will be ripped off! Don't go!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Ann G
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Bergen, Norway
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Total scam”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

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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7 Thank Andreas H
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not worth!!”
1 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Shahrzad45
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