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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reasonable quality food, but nothing special. But the prices at this restaurant are absurdly expensive.

Thank cfmonge
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've came across this place while waking on Madison. We usually check places and read reviews in advance but this time we didn't and it was our mistake. We were not super hungry, just wanted something light since we were planning on a fulfilling dinner. Anyways, the place looked packed with people and we thought it was a good sign.... More 

Thank Elena S
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff but the food was average and crazy expensive. Popped in for an unexpected lunch and it cost over $170 + tip for my wife and I. This is what we ordered: Bellini (ordered 2) Mozzarella di Bufala Salad (wasn't all that great either...) Carpaccio appetizer Chicken Noodle Soup (noodles look like they came from a Lipton cup of... More 

Thank Paul M
Paris, France
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best kept secrets in upper east side...nice people, nice customers lovely lunch break!! like like like like

Thank oliver042
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I periodically splurge at this once-fine Italian restaurant. Had dinner .last time we were in NYC November 2016 - and ordered our two favorite dishes that we always do. The clam linguine that we shared as an appetizer was just terrible! Salty to the point of choking! The sauce tasted like dish water. For the first time... More 

Thank 2051
Arroyo Grande, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very overpriced. Nice ambience. Servers were clueless. So much cologne, I couldn't smell the wine. Sommelier/server/busser was promoting California Pinot THAT WAS FROM OREGON! Dover sole was nice, But not 75 dollars nice. Not on list to go back.

Thank mfjcannon
Louisville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at Nello on a beautiful afternoon. The open air ambience literally captured us off the sidewalk as did the flowers and smartly dressed wait staff on the sidewalk. After absorbing the sticker shock, the food was decent at best. For the prices charged, we felt somewhat short-changed. We did sit next to Pierce Brosnan, however, which made... More 

Thank ebreazeale14
Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant for lunch. Lots of people were eating here so we figure it should be good. We ordered grilled veggies, carpaccio and lobster pasta. The grilled veggies had no real flavor, the carpaccio was bland and the worst I had and we order carpaccio a lot. The pasta had lots of lobster meat but the sauce... More 

Thank Aileen L
Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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186 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Unfriendly service poor food very expensive!!! To be avoided. Nothing was good except the proximity of the restaurant to the Pierre Hotel where want staying. With such a huge choice in NYC it was probably my fault but I would never go back. Hot food was cold needed to be sent back. Disgraceful for close to 300 USD Two simple... More 

Thank Jelswiss
Brasilia, DF
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This tiny, good italian restaurant serves a very good food. While walking there you must try it . Trendy place, beautifull people. Nice weather, try the tables on the outside. Tables are small, no privacy but you will have a nice time

Thank monicalopes502

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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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