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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206
+1 212-980-9099
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good11%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible45%
2 weeks ago
“Very expensive for average food”
9 Nov 2017
“Average ”
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I regret ever coming to this place. Be prepared to pay at least $250 for a small plate of pasta that does not come close to making you full. The presentation of my pasta with truffle sauce was disappointing, and I was not prepared to...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you are in a fine dining New York, you expect to spend money. This restaurant makes sure you do that. The food was average, wine too expensive, the still water was also in a pricey bottle despite asking for table water. There was no...More

Thank Ash A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strengths, Good atmosphere, very busy, which is why we called in. Great for people watching. Weaknesses, Prices are outrageous for what you get. $40 for an average bowl of pasta.$15 for a bottle of still water, be careful of the desserts, the waiter will tell...More

Thank stephenS747DV
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This place is exquisite. It’s a fine place to enjoy a lunch or dinner on Madison Avenue, NYC. So expect to pay Madison Avenue prices. I see a lot of negative comments about the restaurant and price but I feel it’s well worth a visit....More

Thank Vimtha R
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The food was good, no complains. But nothing special at all. Maybe good pasta iin USA is so hard to find that allows them to charge $45 for spaghetti. Prices are not justified. Meat was also good, but standard quality in a place like this....More

Thank Viajanty
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We have been here at lunch. The ambient is very nice and the service attentive and friendly. However we have been disappointing about the food, in particular the lobster pasta because the pasta was over cooked. The other dish average.

Thank Ma-Gri88
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Food was outstanding and the waitstaff was attentive. We are gluten-free and were helpful with the menu. Portion sizes were large. I have read other reviews and yes the pricing was on the high side, but we had a lovely lunch outside on Madison Ave...More

1  Thank meldavall
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Nello is popular with the local business community for good reason. A warm and welcoming atmosphere, excellent food, and a convenient location near many Madison Avenue offices and shops.

Thank V V
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My husband booked us here for a lovely dinner our 2nd night in Manhattan, partly because it was walking distance from our hotel. I am still in shock at the bill. The restaurant is pleasant with fabulous floral arrangements on the bar. We were greeted...More

Thank happygolucky4
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I can t say if they keep working the same way because we have read that is not the same owner right now, but when we went there although is super expensive ....we had taste the best white truffle risotto ever...

Thank Andres D
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Lunch, After-hours
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
  • 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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