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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Between 62nd and 63rd Street)
+1 212-980-9099
11:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just love it. what you see in the restaurant is as good as the food! i always spend a very good time with friends for a quick or not so quick lunch (be careful on the total bill! LOL!!)

Thank ocassegrain
zürich, switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes it's expensive but .... the PASTA is great ;)) what a perfect surprise on a lovely Sunday morning.

Thank chgamper
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just landed in New York & in need of lunch this restaurant just around the corner from our hotel. On first impressions the restaurant looked impressive from the outside & was full of high end clientele. The menu was extensive for pasta,salads,meat dishes & special items. We had a good meal of a salad, 2 pasta dishes, chicken a bottle... More 

Thank blanch02
Silicon Valley
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161 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking by and decided to stop for lunch. As others have noted, prices are very high (45 for ravioli and other pasta dishes), portions are very small. Given the location, one should expect the high prices, service was just OK given the pricing. I suspect their average customer drops over 100/person, and more if you have more than... More 

Thank ro953
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was average to mediocre but the prices are a total ripoff, a $45 for a lobster bisque and a $95 for a lobster pasta that the waiter recommended my son was a total scam. With so many options of Italian food in manhattan PLEASE STAY AWAY, TERRIBLE TERRIBLE

Thank aragabe
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a coffee at 11am on a hot Sunday morning. The tables were nicely laid out except for the ones on the street. There is no sun protection and the sun was ferocious so we soon headed to the bar for our by now long awaited coffee. An astonishingly unsuitable kind of rap music was thumping out of... More 

Thank Henry M
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very rare that I consider a good restaurant overpriced when I have an excellent meal, but Nello is the first one. We paid $1000 worth of average to mediocre pasta, we were 9 people including 4 children that ordered Alfredo spaghetti! My 13 year old son who was at the end of the table asked the waiter for... More 

1 Thank Mariannemolina
Munich, Germany
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Nello's 5 years ago and it was an expensive but however nice Italian Restaurant. Now it is just an over priced place where food without a soul is served by waiters who are only passionate about selling. They tell you the specials but never the price. The food lacks of taste and esprit and I can... More 

1 Thank Ewidmaier
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a couple of daily specials and a bottle of decent wine. It all came up to 950 USD. What a rip-off. Waiters are trained to sell you their grandmother. When you expected the "old" Nello from around 5 years ago. Forget about it! The old owner sold the place to a soul-empty tourist trap crew of fake Italians... More 

1 Thank happa00
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just outrageous. As a long time resident of Manhattan, I pride myself on avoiding places like this. Not sure what I did here but I had my fave ripped off at lunch today. Diner food at champagne prices indeed. $45 for a bowl of pasta with eggplant and mozzarella cheese. Call the cops. I was robbed.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-980-9099
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 neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood, 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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