Nello

4.6
412 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 412 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living nearby, and walking past often, I always thought that Nello would be one of those UES restaurants that has OK food and drinks for a price that would suggest one of the best in the city. While the prices were high, they definitely matched the quality of the food. We started off with vegetable-focused apps, that were delightful, flavorful, and not too filling. I had the Blass Cod with Miso sauce (I know, not Italian) and it was perfect. The proper preparation and the miso were delicate and accented the fish perfectly. My wife the chicken with prosciutto and asparagus (I think, I'm a bad husband and forget these details every now and then), and she devoured it. We then split the cheesecake and tiramisu for desert - both worth coming back for alone, and the berry topping on the cheesecake just made the dish.

While we were outside, the heat lamps made it feel as if we were inside. The singer that was there to serenade the tables was the perfect exclamation point to the evening.

I'm not giving the experience justice with my writing, and everyone working there was professional and made the experience that much more enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside but they made it special.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The wait staff were very attentive and informative on the menu

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Natia1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice set up outside, everyone was wearing a mask and hand sanitizers were in each table. Their red bears are fun, some even wearing masks :-). Food was good, service was good, even my teenager son was happy, which is not easy to do :-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, we have been going to Nello for about 15 years and we are always happy with delicious food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just does NOT get any better!!!! Absolutely a top favorite! It’s so fresh and delicious! If you are looking for an amazing special occasion, order the truffle pasta! 😋

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vipGershNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Must have changed ownership or something. I dine out 3-4 times a week. By far the biggest WASTE OF MONEY. So many other “high end” places to patron. Trust me save your money. Staff is nice though. But I pay to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the BEST nights I have had in a very long time. Delicious food and amazing service. I will be back very soon.

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vipPaul66
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch here on Saturday, the food and service were both excellent. The prices are as you would expect for an Upper East Side restaurant, but wouldn't suggest this the right place if you are on a budget! Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is delightful. Food delicious. Expensive but very fun

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience3

There prices are so over priced I would never go there again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service / food n

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, stuff and service!!! I love it and I’ll back again n again:)

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vipAlicia777
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Impeccable service. All in a beautiful atmosphere.

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vipTrevorF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and they really made my wife’s birthday feel like a special occasion!

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vipLinda8
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious & absolutely Best pasta! Wonderful management as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Manager was extremely rude to us. We were celebrating my wife’s pregnancy and I brought a special wine for me to drink. I asked if they would charge corkage fee and he said yes, US$45. We said ok, sat down on the table and then minutes later he came back and said that we no longer could open our wine bottle, because the rules had changed. I insisted and then he went to check with someone inside. Came back and said “ok, but now it will cost US$90”. Really?? Is this how they treat clients? I told him we should try to sort this out, my wife was pregnant and it was a special occasion for me. He then said “if she is pregnant, you should not have brought wine”. Really?????? We just stood up and left after this. We won’t come back ever again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu is very pricey and in my opinion the food was not really worth it. The seating was outside so you are really close to a building that is for lease. Compared to other Italian restaurants in the area (food and seating) I was not impressed. I had noticed they would have live music which I was excited for however, it was there during our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful indoor experience. Our server and the staff was amazing

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vipBleonaQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The rudest people and the worse service

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oslakd
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a first date! The pasta was excellent, the drink menu was great and the desert was to die for! My date was impressed :) Also, the service was amazing, very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

very expensive

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vipC112
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Ridiculously overpriced. Food good but not worth the price. Mark up on wines is 1000%.

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OP2000
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nello is always terrific.

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vipCMac
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, charming staff. A great Italian restaurant even while coping with COVID constrictions.

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vipCandice
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary along with an unexpected, but most welcomed live performer ❤️

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vipAnsworthA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They stopped serving before the reservation . It was explained that because of the rules in NYC restaurants stopped serving at 10 pm.

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PamelaL
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food was spectacular. Even the melon and prosciutto was perfect. A beautiful evening.

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LornaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This UES legend never disappoints. Sure, it's very expensive, but there is nothing like it and you invariably see a celebrity or two. Perfect for leisurely dining and people watching. (Think of it as dinner and a show.) The food is lovely and the service is consistently superb.

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vipgolfer
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to dine in NYC. So happy they were able to make up for the loss of space inside by utilizing a large part of the sidewalk. They did an awesome job as always.

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EmmaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with fantastic food, a wonderful treat for a really good night out, loved it

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vipJaymac
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food at Nello is excellent, fresh and seasonal. Wine list is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Very over priced!! Nice looking place, good service but the food is just too high in price for the quality. Never going back

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vipJaymac
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nello’s sidewalk service was by NYC lock-down terms all OK. As expected the food/service was not up to incident standards but they did what they could. Expensive yes/ worth the price ?

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vipUESDiner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

one of my most memorable dining experiences during covid 19. so much fun being on madison avenue with great food, great service and seeing sky. Nello did not disappoint.

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vipBrentD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They literally were closed when we got there and we were there 10 minutes before our reservation time

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vipcowboy
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience3

The absolute worst. I don't know how they stay in business
the prices are more than any restaurant & i've been to many
look up the prices on their menu.
There a at least six restaurant's in the area like La Charlot that the food is better the prices are %25-30 lower & has much more of a friendlier attitude
I live on the west side & La Charlot is my go to restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I was have lunch with my sister everything was great but when I tell waiter to order dessert for my sister birthday after that they serve without candle or sing or something can make my sister surprise no event day Happy birthday 😭

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vipJDinner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

When it comes to food and ambiance, Nello is better off competing with Olive Garden than with Michelin star restaurants.

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 4.6 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.