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Nello

4.5
4.5
647 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
We are open from 11.30am till 9:00pm. Please fell free to call or order via Postmates.Grubhub,Uber Eat.
Fine Northern Italian cuisine is offered in a 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.
Selections include homemade pastas and signature shaved white truffles from Alba, Piemonte ,Italy

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 980-9099

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Segundo Yauri

  • Private party facilities

    Please send us an email at info@nello.com for info regards private events

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Between 62nd and 63rd Street . Cross street of Hermes

  • Parking details

    DISTINCTIVE PARKING CORP. REGENCY<br />35-39 East 61 Street between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue.

  • 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

    Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 647 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MS

    MartinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Italian restaurant with prime choice of ingredients such as caviar and white truffle, home made pasta, great wine menu and cocktails.
  2. n

    nouveauyorker

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We happened to catch one of the last days of their white truffles; ordered truffle carpaccio and truffle risotto— they were outstanding. If you have to ask what truffles cost, you can’t afford them and do not deserve them. We will always order them.
  3. BK

    BK19

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Over priced and with the deposit subtracted from the final bill at the end, totally ridiculous especially when the other party prefer to pay I would not recommend this unless you’re utilizing a business account or spending somebody else’s money. It’s a rip.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything perfect, as always
  5. EM

    ElaineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jose was so welcoming and explained all specials in great Italian detail Also has a great wine selection
  6. M

    Malibufoodie

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Look, if you have to ask the price, Nello is not for you. It is a one of a kind and a NYC institution.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Waiter was rude!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service prétentieux. Cuisine moyenne. Prix scandaleux.
  9. r

    rosem

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I rarely leave reviews, but the food is horrible at an extremely steep price for pasta, even for NYC. Our pasta was drowning in sauce that tasted like it was out of a can. At the end of our meal, we were informed of a deposit and before signing the bill our server pointed out how much we should tip.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance was excellent
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was very good! The staff was extra hospitable moving one of the bears to sit with us ❤️ I will say that our reservation was at 3:30 in the afternoon we drove all the way from Connecticut and I gave a card to hold the reservation… when my father went to pay the bill. they charged my card the holding fee and then put the remainder on his card, which I did not approve $150! Also there was so many different servers helping us kind of an overload and several dishes were unavailable that day that we were excited to try and didn’t get to. Overall a good experience!
  12. MF

    MarF

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always best lunch in nyc.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service wasn’t great.
  14. AN

    ANDRESC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great, prices given in advance, also "special menu" prices and their explanations. Smell of the place was odd sometimes, maybe due to the excessive flowers. Overall we had a great experience, not excellent because we received the check without asking for it, with +20% tip obligatory and forced to pay immediately.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Charged us $300 for ONE dish without telling us the price beforehand.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food nice place
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service, not friendly, not helpful, not professional and they DON’T serve Italian food!
  18. D

    Dwight

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Turn up the music during the Christmas season. Way up.
  19. KR

    KarenR

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and atmosphere!
  20. L

    Livingston314

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Menu has not been updated, choices were limited by availability. Noise level was high and service not outstanding. Decent but certainly will not rush to return.
  21. FB

    FranciscoB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    We usually go to Nello's when we travel to NY since at least fifteen years, it is around the corner the place where we stay and I love the excellent food and the ambiance. This time, though, our experience was not as satisfactory as it has been in the past, let alone as it should have been. The problem was the service. Something has changed in this aspect since our last time there in 2018 before the pandemic. We went for lunch a Saturday at 13.00 h. It was overcrowded. I get this could be stressing, but not a reason for the waiters to run around the place -not a good image- and be almost rude. Many things happened, actually. First, our men did not warned us some of the dishes were not available. He was in a hurry and he shouted the specials too fast in an intelligible English and left. So, after a long wait, when he was back and we ordered artichokes, he told us there were none. Same for our second choice. He seemed annoyed and wasn't gentle. We were forced to improvise, fearing he could make us wait some 15 minutes again. Second, the arrival of the appetizers. The access to our table was not easy and the waiter just threw the plates on the table in a haste. Everything was careless. We were supposed to be serviced but felt like an inconvenience. Third, when we were finishing the main course, but not quite, it seemed that some kind of alarm was sounded. A waiter came, got my partner´s unfinished carbonara, and got my amatriciana, too. I was chewing and still had a fork in my hand! That was enough and asked him what the hurry was... I was really annoyed. The result, another long wait. They overreacted because short after that the cutlery was placed in the dishes, telling them we did finish... Fourth, same happened with the wine. Almost got our cups away after that. I want my wine until the last sip. I don't understand people criticizing the prices. Nello's it is what it is, but I don't think they can afford this kind of service in the long run.
  22. RR

    RankinR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome, we always go to Nello when we are in New York. One of our favorite places! Food, ambience is fantastic!
  23. DL

    DylanL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    This was our first experience at Nello, we have never been before. Listen, I understand that this is a high end restaurant and I am not “attacking” what Nello’s Values; but the prices of the food did not reflect. $40+ for a pasta dish (very small portions), $50+ for Gnocci and sauce. Like I said, this is Nello’s business and I am not talking bad about it, but 3 pasta dishes did not need to equivalent to $160+ for a bill. Otherwise, the restaurant was immaculate, staff was amazing and service was a tad slow but otherwise mostly on point. In my opinion, there are many other “high end” restaurants that I would go to way before I would return to Nello.
  24. RF

    RobertF

    Washington DC

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and outstanding service. Looking forward to our next trip to NYC. Thank you.
  25. AH

    AngieH

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food, fun atmosphere, excellent service. Wondering experience
  26. BA

    BrentA

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nello’s is my favorite restaurant in the city. The service is impeccable. Great selection of drinks and menu options. The quality, taste, and presentation of the food is exceptional. Love the ambiance. ❤️
  27. c

    capegal

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The explanation of several of the dishes by the waiter was very helpful. Also, the table to which we were taken was in a good location for ease of conversation.
  28. AM

    AngieMWH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Nello! It was top notch as always ❤️
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    Very pretentious vibe. As soon as my husband walked in I felt judged. Food is good and the servers are on top of it but not our scene. Let’s just say we paid almost 50 dollars for a Bellini.
  30. j

    josev

    Mexico City

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    El mejor restaurante Italiano de Upper east, solo que los precios están exagerados
  31. R

    Robbieg

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful day at Nello. The food is always great.
  32. VL

    VincentL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    If you don't care about money at all. The food is very good portions very small and pricey as Hell!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Decor is beautiful & staff so professional! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food Excellent experience Professional service
  35. HF

    HettieFowler

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great. Until. They charge a reservation deposit through Open Table . Which is fine. But, then they charged me again in the restaurant. So, when we told them they had charged us $200 for already paying $100, they credited $100 not $200. 🙁 The reservation $100 should have been credited also. So, knowing this, I doubt I go back. But, it was great once.
  36. AS

    AristotelisS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    Not as good
  37. R

    208Rodeo

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very best staff so warm and welcoming. The foos is the very best and freshest. It is a must for Upper East Side experience!! Go every time I visit NY!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in NYC and it continues to be
  39. LS

    LeslieS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Homemade pasta dishes are AMAZING! Wine list is superb, and our waiter was incredible. Great experience with friends.
  40. L

    Lillie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was OK. Salad was too acidic/lemony/salty, fish had bones in it, broccoli was not cut up, and the service was so slow we didn't bother with dessert, but it does feel like a VIP party in there, so we had to try it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Nello does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nello also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 980-9099.

Nello is rated 4.5 stars by 647 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Nello

696 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 62nd and 63rd Street . Cross street of Hermes

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    DISTINCTIVE PARKING CORP. REGENCY<br />35-39 East 61 Street between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Segundo Yauri

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 980-9099

  • Private party facilities

    Please send us an email at info@nello.com for info regards private events

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