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Nello Restaurant
Nello Restaurant

Nello Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Phone: (212) 980-9099
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nello Balan
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 62nd and 63rd Street
  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: DISTINCTIVE PARKING CORP. REGENCY 35-39 East 61 Street between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue.
A word from Nello Restaurant
Fine Northern Italian cuisine is offered in a casual yet sophisticated setting where New York's elite congregate to see and be seen. Fresh flowers enhance the brightly lit dining room that opens onto Madison Avenue in warmer weather. Selections include pastas and fresh seafood with their signature shaved truffles.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "While the food is perfectly fine, even good (not outstanding), the prices are absurd. A few slices of artichokes and avocado should never cost $27-even on Madison Ave. And if it does, salt (available upon request) should not be delivered in a diner shaker, but rather sea salt or other good quality salt in a nice vessel. Only breadsticks, no bread, served. No butter or olive oil. Gnocchi was very good, but under-seasoned and there were no truffles or expensive ingredients meriting a $42 price tag. And no cup of latte is worth $12 (altho was good), I didn't do my homework -my fault. There are SO many great Italian restaurants in this 'hood, this just isn't necessary. Nice spot for wine & people watching - just go elsewhere for dinner!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Having dined all over the world in many of the most expensive and famous restaurants I must say this one is over the top from a price perspective. Food was fine and as expected but the prices of everything from the beginning to end were simply over the top. A meal like this is simply not nearly worth the price they charge. $30 for a desert just doesn't make any sense. And did not ask if we wanted bottled water-just kept pouring it at $15/bottle. There are lots of place in NYC that are great for Italian food that is as good or better for fair prices. No need to ever return even if someone else is paying."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I use a wheelchair to move around. During the lunch I needed to go the restroom, and that was the time the waiter told to me that their restroom was located in the basement...disgusting situation! What about an old person that has walking difficulties. This situation happens in NYC, told to be one of the most important cities in the world, in a developed country...it´s a shame. In my country, the public authorities don´t allow a restaurant to operate if it is not completely accessible."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Loved the live music, a group of 3 musicians passed by and started playing songs from the 50s and 60s."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Way over priced for what you get in terms of food, service, ambience and location. If you were going to spend the amount of money a dinner for two costs here you might as well go to a more known restaurant. Definitely not worth it and will not go again...ever."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I'm not sure I'd call 62nd & Madison a neighborhood, but this restaurant is a gem, a very expensive one. But the pastas are TOP quality, the service professional & the scene very vibrant."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This restaurant came recommended but my group of 5 were all disappointed. We had a reservation but were not seated for 20-30 minutes after. The noise level was deafening and the wait staff rude-or maybe they were as stressed out as we were in that atmosphere. They were obviously trying to move the table as quickly as possible - we were barely seated when the waiter asked to take our food order. We were in the middle of the room with waiters reaching and carrying trays all around our heads - we constantly had to duck out of the way. The food was OK, but the prices ridiculously high. It was so hot, loud and cramped we couldn't wait to get out. With all the great restaurants in NY, I'm surprised this place had a crowd!"
    Dined on 10/30/2012
  • "Asked for a special of the day. When the checo came li discovered it Washington more then the double of normal dishes. A rip off. Very expensive. Not worthy.."
    Dined on 10/12/2012
  • "The restaurant is medium, hi prices, NYC has much better opcions for this price. Maitre has offered a burrata(very nice italian muzzarela),and don´t say us the price. US$ 50,00 plus tax for a individual burrata. If you choose any suggestion, ask for the price, we don´t ask and pay more than a double for a single menu´s opcions. O restaurante é medio, preços caros pelo que oferece.Tem muito restaurante melhor em NYC, Não siga nenhuma sugestão do atendente sem perguntar o preço antes, não é um restaurante honesto. Pedimos 2 burratas por sugestão dele e gastamos US$ 50,00 cada, US$ 100,00 só por duas burratas, pedimos mais 1 sugestão fora do cardápio e ele cobrou o dobro de um prato normal, italiano malandro pensa q somos otários, fuja."
    Dined on 9/22/2012
  • "Nice place on Madison Avenue, but way too expensive for what you get."
    Dined on 8/22/2012
  • "A nice looking place on the upper east side. Knew it would be expensive, however, outrageous is more like it. My husband and I each ordered appetizers and shared one of their special pastas of the day, and shared a large bottle of pellegrino, bill was $200. Appetizers were fine, nothing special. The mushroom pasta (which we later found out was $65), was gritty. Would not go back."
    Dined on 8/5/2012
  • "The food is great as well the location. Perfect for lunch / brunch during the spring / summer"
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "Waiter did not tell us the cost of the specials to our surprise when we got the check the cost for the special was $125 for a pasta . We should have been I formed of the price for we wouLd not Have ordered it. Won't go there again"
    Dined on 6/29/2012
  • "Terrible!! And the day I was there it was sweltering!!! The air conditioners were broken and when I asked about it they said they would turn them up, failing to inform me they were broken!"
    Dined on 6/22/2012
  • "Very Nice , the food was amazing and also the service, but everything is very expensive."
    Dined on 4/28/2012
  • "Very expensive. 15 dollars for a bottle of water, 22 for a mohito and 29 for a Caesar. Shall I sAy more."
    Dined on 4/21/2012