Nello

4.5
252 reviews
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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.
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BK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ate a delicious Spaghetti Carbonara during my last visit to Nello Restaurant, and I delighted with their quality service. I love the lobster bisque as well, and In general, I will say excellent service.

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C
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

El servicio es excelente, la comida es buena, pero creo que los precios no corresponden al tipo de restaurante que es. La ubicación es excelente. Siempre volveríamos, pero creo que es demasiado caro.

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A
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We had a terrible experience with the service. They were very RUDE and unpolite.
They charged 6 espressos and we had only 3.
When we complained, they got nervous. Very expensive restaurant
Will never be back!!!

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an elegant restaurant with excellent ambience , food and service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Prices are way to high for the food they serve. It is okay but not excelent. Would not come back

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and reception. Good food and comfortable room. Prices are high but worth for a fun night.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food !

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love seafood and Nello is the perfect place to get it! I think I’ve already tried everything with seafood from the menu. I enjoyed Dover sole with champagne sauce the most, I think. Grilled calamari is actually a pretty simple yet a very delicious dish. Anyway, I recommend you to go there and find something you’d like. You’ll surely find it!

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CM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Nello is a very pretentious grossly overpriced.
The location is great and the ambience is lovely
The food is very mediocre.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Extremely overpriced.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was really good, although expensive compared to similar quality restaurants. But, the price of the wines is too high.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

I was SO excited to try Nello, as I had heard great things about the restaurant. I was very impressed with the service, everyone was so attentive and polite. Things were off to a great start with the bread basket and wine, very delicious! However, I was extremely disappointed when my cacio e pepe entree arrived. It was flavorless and almost watery.

I am willing to give Nello another change, but their hefty price tag was not worth it per my first experience. I will leave an updated review after my next visit.

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L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic everything! Amazing pasta!

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JF
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in NYC!!!

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V
Caribbean
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced food

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LU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite food is Italian followed by Spanish. Best meal I've had anywhere in the world, and I've traveled far and wide.

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a fantastic anniversary celebration. We didn’t think it would go so well. The organization was top class, the food was fresh and delicious, and some other services come as a good benefit. Anyway, I only have positive things to say about Nello and I highly recommend this place.

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MG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good, but expensive. Very warm service.

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JJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my 26 year old daughter and she called the experience "awesome." The service, food, and wine were an out of the park Babe Ruth home run. We enjoyed every moment of our evening.

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H
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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a
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Ridiculous prices for the food which is fine but not outstanding in any way.

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PN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

It is a rip off !

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JF
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very expensive for what we ate. The temperature in the restaurant was too cold. My feet and my daughter’s were freezing.
The food took a very long time to come out.

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LY
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great ! But food is way overpriced!

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

very pretentious! expensive restaurant for what it offers! Waiters are pushing high value items. we were offered a small burrata for usd 40 !!! I do not recommend!

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LM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nello is fun. But it is obscenely expensive. I will think twice before going back.

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Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening good service and ambience

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DT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nello has the best wine list in all of New York in my opinion. It’s very long but you will surely find the wine you’d enjoy. If you don’t know what to choose, ask Joseph and he’ll give you the best advice. As for food, risotto with white truffle is my favourite dish there. 10/10 recommendation for this place, really.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Restaurant has one of worst cost/benefit I have ever seen. The food is ok, the price is really to expensive x what they offer. Beverage has an incredible overprice and the service is trying to accelerate my choices even the restaurant was not crowded. One really bad experience.

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GF
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Welcoming friendly professional service with a excellent sense for guiding their guests through the food and wine experience.

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N
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinario !!

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I booked a reservation for two for New Year’s and spoke twice to the manager John by phone. He assured me it would be a lovely, elegant evening with music and beautiful decorations. It was a pricey meal in a setting without a view or any special ambience. But I wanted to impress a friend visiting from Texas so we went.

The promise of beautiful decorations was on track — the flowers and balloons were lush and sophisticated. The printed menu was a nice touch.

The first hour from 8-9 was lovely and festive. But then the crowd arrived and service plummeted, the noise level and the DJ music (Think disco) got louder by the minute and the scene shifted full tilt to raucous party mode.

The other guests were table hopping, sitting on laps, back slapping the wait staff and opening and closing a front door that sent cold rainy air drafts over our table time and again.

The worst part of the crowd arrival were all the children, many being pushed in strollers and screaming. It was as if we had joined someone else’s neighborhood bash. A whole clan arrived that turned the restaurant into a private party setting with only a few unsuspecting diners like us trying to make sense of it.

We left before midnight and the end of the meal. And now that the restaurant has banned solo females dining at the bar, I doubt I’ll ever give it a second chance. Too bad, because as a newcomer to Manhattan it could have been exactly my kind of place.

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DL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

WE have been there many times but this was a big disappointment. Because we were there for dinner before the New Year's Party, the service was slow but the food was even terrible. This was enough for us to decide not to return again. Their loss

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IM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Bonsoir,
Tout a été parfait, j'ai fais exprès de noter le service faible et cela est du au fait que j'étais chargé gratuity c'est à dire tips et normalement c'est j'ai eu la possibilité de decider j'aurais pu laisser plus par rapprt à la qualité du service mais bon je reviendrai avec plaisir

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caro pero bueno!

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

they forced on us a 20% tip and we were 4 only
they didn’t present anything though I mentioned that we are celebrating

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good but expensive

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WM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, friendly staff, menues are outstanding (like in Italy), very professional

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful Christmas decorations but food and wine incredibly overpriced

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