Nello

4.6
450 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 450 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErinMK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service fabulous! Outdoor dining was extremely comfortable.

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vipFedup
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was slow. It was not that busy but took a long time to get drinks and we were close to the bar. Waited to have our order taken.

Always very pleasant staff but too slow

Way to expensive compared to other restaurants for the same dishes.

Steak tartar at the same price as an entre is ridiculous.

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vipMariaA
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was average, not worth the price.

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vipRoxytravels
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic high end, Italian food. Amazing service, high quality ingredients, lovely ambiance… great for dates, special occasion or business dinner. Cacio e Pepe, rigatoni w/eggplant and the risotto were out favorites. Do not skip dessert, I would recommend their elevated Napoleon!

I do not get to write reviews like this nearly enough!

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rallen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUPERIOR food and service!

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service James made our evening very special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The waiter taking care of us was very rude, the food is extremely over priced for what is given. The bread looked poor and it was honestly not worth it AT ALL.

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vipMisH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here every time we visit NYC. Food and service are always excellent.

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vipJesseR
Mexico City
46 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive service. I had a long business lunch, and I appreciated that the waiter didn't rush us. We enjoyed a drink before lunch and one during, as well as dessert and coffee. Everything was exquisite, and your martinis are mixed to perfection and served in a perfect martini glass!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is amazing. Lobster bisque. Lobster ravioli just amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For us, the best Italian restaurant in NY.
We just LOVE
The staff is always so friendly and helpful, the food is always the best

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vipDennisH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Class act there. Great service and great food. Highly recommend.

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vipStarrwoman
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The best in NYC!! Hand down the finest service, fine dressed waiters, amazing manager and the most creative design, art work, teddy bears, floral arrangements and the chef is impeccable! Bravo!!!! Will be back again and again and again!!! ♥️♥️

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vipCecilioD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING! Great food and great ambiance. Loved it!!

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Alberto!

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JennyR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Este restaurante es excepcional y la comida súper deliciosa 🥰

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vipCarinaCasciano
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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vipRexFred
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding . The food delicious as always. The evening vey enjoyable

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff. Loved the red teddy bear vibe 😃

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viprafaelp
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor food preparation, no taste at all. Tasteless veal, lobster, pretty much all items we ordered were very average. The place is totally overpriced and they aim everything at the “lux-chic ambiance” which ends up being borderline theatrical, forgetting the very basics of high end gastronomy. For this price range there is way better value in the neighborhood. Service was ok but nothing impressive. in general a total disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nero di Seppia is best I’ve ever had outside the Amalfi Coast.

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vipSusanB
Atlanta
128 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is the most expensive place I have ever eaten.

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Dinner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a very nice dinner - the food and ambiance are great, but the food and wine are ridiculously overpriced.

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vipPedro
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant setting, great ambience, outstanding service, good food and very pleasant music.

We will difinitely return for another date night with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sometimes nello gets a bad rap. but the service, food and ambiance was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ordered a simple truffle gnocchi & was charged $195! The same price as a the lobster & crab truffle pasta. Makes no sense. Ripped off.

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vipDailyBread
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience all around.

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vip191919
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nello is always great. I’ve been a “regular” since 1998.

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vipLivingston314
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect

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Brian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience5

As far as the ambiance and setting is good if your looking to go out and celebrate a special occasion but as far as the prices...It’s ridiculous. This place feels so shady and they will get the most out of you. All the reviews are true and it’s funny how accurate it is cause I’m genuinely not a dramatic person and this is one of my first reviews. Overall this place isn’t worth the trouble and money and the only thing that really catches people’s attention is the Red Stuffed Bears around the restaurant to add on to the aesthetic.

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vipFinicky
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I am normally Nello’s biggest fan. I love everything about the place. During this past year i managed to eat there from time to time. I was invited out for my birthday bu a friend whom I had been raving about Nello to all year.
Well, what a drag!
First of all, when I made the reservation online I noted that it was a SPECIAL OCCASION/BIRTHDAY. Not a mention of that at all during thr LOOOOONG evening.
I say long because it was 45 minutes between courses. The food was NOT my beloved Nello fare.
Mario was runnung the room that night and boy did he NOT provide service, friendliness or attention.
The hip hop looking couple across from us were getting the VIP treatment though. (I say hip hop because the male of the couple had the butt crack/underwear showing for six
Inches jean thing going and his date had the extreme butt augmentation booty going). Good for them, but my date and I in nice NY dining out upscale clothes didn’t cut any muster, trust me.
Getting rhe check took finally putting coats on and proceeding to the door and demanding it.
Total bummer bust from start to finish.
What do I do now that Nello is at the BOTTOM of my list?

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AlexV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant and quiet place to have dinner. Service is great and decoration is marvelous.

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vipMcgoldberg
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful luch at the outdoor tables. wonderful service and delicious food. All in all a perfect meal.

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vipColleenC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor dining setup to go with their great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful decor 😍

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vipMRSotos
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic outdoor dining on the UES! The food, wine and service were all outstanding! Their outdoor dining is really well done, plus that had a fun live singer. I highly recommend!

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vipMarinero
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Closed early without notice literally leaving us out oh the cold. Did not answer the phone before we headed over and barely looked up when we knocked and waved at management through the locked glass door. This was not a close one. We arrived early and they had already cleaned out their plywood hot for street side dining. Clearly they had not served any food for at least an hour and a half before our open table reservation. Selfish and callous. I’ll never go back but I will be interested to walk by watching them smiling and pretending they care about their customers when it is convenient for them to be open. Hopefully the owners will read this and check in on their managers behavior.

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MichaelG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
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

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 450 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.