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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%
19 Jul 2017
“Not worth”
16 May 2017
“Too expensive average food ”
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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this place famous for best Truffle dishes for a high price.We (2) were surprised in mid sept , they just received the first shipment of white Truffle the day before .We had beef capriccio , white Truffle with pasta ( surprised...More

Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered 3 main dishes, two were specials and one was a truffle pasta. The servings were very small and the pasta and other dishes very ordinary indeed. When the bill came it was $500 for the 3 of us and we only had 3...More

Thank Verdi17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am Celiac. I had a conversation with the server about the ingredients of their chicken soup. He reassured me that noodles were not in it - they were cooked separately and added when wanted. The soup was served and it was a little cloudy...More

1  Thank homestylegirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

God knows why we ended up at Nello's. perhaps because of outside dining ? The prices are one of the worst value for money in NYC. The place was empty (which should have been a warning) except for another table and the prices were so...More

1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on Nello while shopping on Madison. The reviews aren't good... Forget the reviews and go! Try the Bolognese Pappardelle. Superb A little pricey but hell its Madison Ave. We will return. Molto Bene.

Thank brad_holbrook
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Beautiful day to sit outside on the sidewalk or inside with ac. Bustling with crowds almost close to 3.00pm lunch. Nice flowers on every tables and breadbaskets after we sat down.. Procuitto with melon (42) Bolognese Pasta)($48 (with housemate pull pork was very delicious but...More

Thank JT88888888
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in a very upscale area of Madison Avenue but it's totally not worth it. The prices are way too expensive for what it offers. The service staff just wants to make you order more and also the staff is not welcoming at...More

2  Thank Prakash K
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I eat out 3-10x a week and almost always highly rated places. The food here is amongst the best and this, subjective as is, is unequivocal. The service can be offensive, at worst, and a blessing, at best- all in the French or Italian spectrum...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My wife and I recently went to Nello on a Sunday afternoon; few people dining but plenty of tuxedoed waiters; the waiters spent almost all the time standing in a group at the bar talking in Italian. Two specials were recommended - a grilled octopus...More

1  Thank William R
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I went in for a beer. Two beers - $33. Mediocre service. They staff did enjoy jabbering with each other in Italian.

1  Thank Stephen B
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 - 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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