Nello

4.5
180 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • People Watching
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 980-9099
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Chef Luis Caisaguano
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 62nd and 63rd Street
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Parking details
DISTINCTIVE PARKING CORP. REGENCY
35-39 East 61 Street between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue.
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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.
Additional
Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 180 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
3.7
value
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A special treat! Dining at Nello is always a wonderful gastronomic experience and well worth the high price (if you don't mind!). The food and service are both amazing. Our favorite waiter is Albero...he makes it a less "stuffy" experience!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Lunch at Nello is always a must while we visit NYC. Superb menu and service, refined dining at its best.
Beautiful people, beautiful decor, beautiful experience.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Very expensive, but....a once in a lifetime bucket experience

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Wonderful dining experience! Amazing staff, they know how to make you feel special! The black truffles pasta is excellent, I spent 195.00 USD on this main course, but it's worth it! Strongly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great place for lunch but super overpriced for endive salad $34

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Excellent friendly wait staff. Paid attention to small details at the table

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Excelente experiencia! Nos trataron y comimos muy bien!
Es caro pero consideramos que lo valió.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

To expensive Restaurant. Poor quantity in comparison with other great Italian restaurants in NY.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We found Nello too expensive, we had no appetizer an eat mostly pasta

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

still one of the best in NYC

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Makes Jean George prices look like a value meal. Food was great, service great but pushy to buy expensive drinks and items. Beautiful floral arrangements and the price of the water alone will definitely cover those costs.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Extremely expensive, $45 for an appetizer proccuto and melone.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Altijd heerlijk om bij nello te eten het is natuurlijk heel duur maar soms is dat het waard

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The place is pretty, the food is only ok, service was also only ok, horrible choice of music (pop, Rihanna style. This place would go better with a jazz) and it was our most expensive meal in NYC. We went to other amazing, well known restaurants and paid maybe half of what we paid at Nello. I would not recommend and would not return.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great location and venue but just crazy prices for what you get. I have never seen a Milanese at $80.... is it kobe veal?? LOL

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

This was our first visit to Nello and it won't be our last. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. What a great find for lunch on a rainy afternoon.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Lovely experience, fantastic staff, great food, However prices a very high.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I’ve visited three time and twice in this month and the food is not great, the service is awful not a nice experiance.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Service poor and food was mediocre at best while being way overpriced

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

One of the best Italian restaurant I’ve been in NYC

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Would definitely go back. Service excellent. Excellent food.
Music too loud.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Francesco the manager is the best !

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good restaurant

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We always enjoy everything about Nello's , service and meal are great!

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Very, Very good Food, at really expensive price
definitely, not for just casual or everyday lunch or dinner...

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food although somehow expensive - cacio and people recommended

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Good, but abusively expensive

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Love the food in this place always predictable and good .

The coffee can be improved .....

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

There was only our table and two more....the maître was texting his cellphone all the time....when we left he didn’t even stop it to open the door!!!
There was NO wine....everything my husband asked, “ohh I’m so sorry, we don’t have it”
Not coming back!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Outstanding food. And outstanding service. One of the finest Italian restaurants. I’m Beyonce and presentations classic.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Soup is excellent. Cannelloni was mediocre. Staff pushes you to order more than you want.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Once again Nello was an amazing experience. Love everything about it especially the fine food. Eating at Nello has now become a tradition for us whenever we are in NYC.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was excellent and staff very accommodating. We were her for our anniversary dinner with our children.

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2017

First, I know Manhattan and the upper East side is expensive, but this restaurant ridiculous. Wealthy people understand money and don’t throw it away, appropriate pricing applies to all incomes.
Most bottles of wine were Googled, all five times the retail value. Very sure most establishments only double the price. Is this effecting business? I was there on a Friday night before the long Christmas weekend, got my reservation that afternoon on Open Table, could have picked any hour, and the place was almost empty all evening.
The food was excellent, atmosphere nice, value terrible for what the city has to offer.

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1.0Dined on December 19, 2017

There are many, many fantastic neighborhood Italian restaurants in NYC with numerous in midtown and UEside. This is five star cost for a two star experience. It was a surprise. Would be fine for about 1/3 the cost. The food is good but far overpriced.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Very expensive! Great menu, especially Pasta dishes.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Too expensive

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

I think the food is great but is really
Overpriced. 4 pcs of ravolli for $64.00, crazy. Better to eat at Sant Ambroeuse.

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3.0Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was very good. My guest and I enjoyed wonderful entrees, sides,and shared two desserts. It was pricey but I had prepared for that. Sadly, the reason I gave only a 3 star "overall" rating was because of an incident at the end of the evening. I went downstairs to use the only ladies room, locked the door (with the 'dead bolt') and TWO gentlemen who were dining with a large bolsterous group pushed the door open and came in - I was shocked and pushed the door shut (as I had not yet finished). I was too upset to speak to the manager right then (we had already settled our bill). However, when I called upon my immediate return to my hotel and spoke to the manager, I shared my experience. He apologized and I told him I was very upset and would most likely never visit Nello again. He simply said he was sorry, he knew who the two gentlemen were and told me they had "been cut off" from drinking. That was it. I was appalled at his complete lack of concern for the safety of his customers. While those gentlemen were probably drunk and just having "fun" it really upset me.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Small place on Madison.
Food is always good.
It is expensive.
Tables close together.

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