Nello

4.5
295 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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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot when we come into the City from Ct.
Food is amazing and staff is suburb and very attentive!!

SA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service every time!

C
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nello it’s a real nice place. I always have artichoke in white wine, very good, this time they offer me white asparagus excellent. My husband had the Venetian livers good too. Service was impeccable, ambiance excellent.we like this place. All of them are very nice.

G
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a small lovely restaurant with great ambiance. All our food was prepared well and the service was very good,

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable meal! My favorite in New York!!!

SS
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nello’s is terrific. Food always great. Ambiance is wonderful sitting on Madison Ave with sliding glass doors open on a beautiful day is terrific.
Service is great.
Pricing is a bit over the top for everyday dining, but worth it for a special occasion.

MN
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Fresh flowers were magnificent. Wine was way overpriced as was food. Loved the place but would not go back. $660 for 2 people.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente pero los vinos están muy caros

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KC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating out is not my thing, but when my girls invited me out for lunch at Nello, I didn’t have a choice. I never knew I would have a fantastic experience. I ordered the Homemade lobster ravioli, which was tasty, and I savored every bite. Thanks to the excellent staff.

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Naples
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere in a lovely room with outstanding captains who explain the menu well. Once food is derved, which was excellent, the staff watches for your every need before you ask...wine is poured, additional cutlery appears; and plates are taken only when proper. Wine list was a little pricey but vintages were all good. Will go back whenever we are in NYC

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Brunch and it was superb. Amazing quality food. Superb service . We felt like royalty . Will be returning for sure. The lobster bisque was so good . Was a highlight for me

LA
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nello has the best spaghetti carbonara of all places in the area! Authentic taste, right proportions of ingredients, always fresh and delicious. The staff is very welcoming and well-trained, always with a positive attitude. They do their best to serve their clients right. Whenever I go to Nello, I’m always satisfied with both food and service so I recommend this place to everyone!

F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always impeccable. The ambiance is elegant and divine. You know going in that the prices are insane but you go anyway as a special treat.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A amazing experience . very romantic, food excellent it was the perfect place to remember a special night

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

So overpriced!
They charged us 200 dolars for a spaghetti with truffles (it was out of the menu, and told us the price after), and charged 80 dolars for a kids plate with penne with butter and some meat (that they said it was filet mignon, but it wasn’t)
The check was 800 dolars for 2 adults and 2 children, no wine, no dessert.
When I didn’t want to pay gratuity, they stop us at the door and we almost had to call the police.

PB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 30th anniversary celebration AND my husband’s 85th birthday. I had noted that in the reservation, but there was no acknowledgement of either, ESPECIALLY his birthday, and I was very disappointed, so the evening fell a bit flat.

We’ve been to Nello several times, yet no one seemed to recognize us, or welcome us back.

EM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a delicious lunch or dinner. I was there with my family and kids. Everything was super good, the staff is attentive and helpful. The food is very tasty. Pasta with excellent sauces and, very importantly, not overcooked. My fav ribeye steak is also delicious. I always order medium rare, done very well, just right for my taste. In general, our family enjoyed Nello. The prices are average. And time is unforgettable.

OK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You know what? My first impression about Nello is so high, that all other places just sucks. I went there with my babe, we decided to try some seafood and chose Dover sole with Champagne sauce. I FINALLY FOUND THE FOOD OF GOD!!

SF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, attentive wait staff and delicious food. What else can you ask for?

MJ
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere is consistently among the best in New York City.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was amazing. The food was delicious we had burrata and artichokes for an appetizer. The lobster ravioli was so fresh and obviously made from scratch. I had the lamb chops which ever cooked perfectly and the gratin was also very flavorful and creamy. All the desserts were amazing. Overall a wonderful evening. The restaurant is also very beautiful with flowers everywhere. I felt like I was in a garden.

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food but far to expensive! Other Italian options in the region we more value for money.

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very pleasant.

E
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sooooooooo expensive!

MO
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always loved seafood. It was such a surprise to see a very wide variety of seafood dishes in the Nello’s menu. I went there a couple of times and tried some of these, and I think lobster bisque is one of my favorites. Black cod with sweet miso is very delicious, too. Well, to be fair, at a restaurant like this, anything should be tasty, and it is! I really like Nello for the fact that even if you’re not a fan of, let’s say, veal, you’d still eat it, because it tastes good. Highly recommend this restaurant, I hope it will start getting more and more recognition in the near future.

OT
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me fascina ese lugar! La comida es deliciosa, el servicio espectacular y el restaurante está muy lindo y ubicado!

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ER
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides having a great wine list, Nello is the kind of place you go to have an amazing evening with an old friend or you go for your first date. The setup is rich and calm and the Risotto with white truffle and Tagliata (ribeye steak) are must-haves. Nello is a legit 5-star restaurant in every way.

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location and we had impeccable service. Food is extremely expensive and doesn't live up to the wow factor.

NG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary!!

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

very overpriced, the food was nothing special and the service did not warrant the prices
the physical location was excellent, that is what you pay for

OT
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Im here im nyc for business. I love italian Food and nello is always perfect

OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

N
London
29 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner with the usual super attentive and friendly service.

JK
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom came to visit, and we came to Nello restaurant. The atmosphere was relaxing with the art display that gave it a fantastic look. The service was of high quality, and the food was tasty. We enjoyed eating the Pappardelle Bolognese. It’s worth checking out.

AC
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service . Really great food , perfectly made drinks I give Nello a 10

EE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Overpriced and average Italian cuisine

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

When you choose a person to explain the special menu is better to give this position to a person that speaks a better english. It’s impossible for visitors understand what one of yours say. This sound to be very unpolite.

KJ
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always!

RB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flowers were unbelievable. Great atmosphere. Loved the art!

MM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You didn’t visit NYC If you didn’t dine at Nello’s .. Great food great ambience the ultimate New York scene

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