Il Nido

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$50 and over
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Italian
Rustic Italian BYOB in Marlboro, New Jersey featuring seasonal, sustainable ingredients.

If you are unable to make your reservation with us online, please call us at 732 851 6347.
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AC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For all the significant buzz surrounding this restaurant the experience was underwhelming to say the least. The food was pedestrian and over-priced and certainly not what I would expect from a place that already has quite the reputation.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in you feel welcome. Tables and chairs very spacious and comfortable. Our server Cynthia was awesome and very helpful explaining the menu. Service on point. Dishes were so creative and not your standard dishes. Butternut squash salad was amazing as was the Waygu short rib. Highly recommend.

AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing! From the beautiful atmosphere to the divine food and exceptional service, we couldn’t have asked for more. The owners were also so gracious and kind and you can truly see and feel how much their restaurant means to them. Our server Erica was also the best! We cannot wait for our next date night so we can go back 😊

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience,food was amazing,service was awesome,i will definitely be coming back ,everything was on point, and delicious!!

JI
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal at IlNido!

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was really good. The only comment is that the menus selection for the main course should be expanded, it was too limited.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal with our fantastic server, David. We will DEFINITELY be back soon!

SS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience ! We had frequents in from London and everything was great! Thanks again Everyone at Il Nido.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Pete’s!

e
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambience was great - quiet, attractive, conversational.
Food wonderful, along w/ the service.
Will return!

W
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The food was perfection. Already made 2 future reservations to take friends. Really wonderful place to find right here in Marlboro, NJ.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue itself was beautiful. The entire dinner for 4 of us was exceptional & the service was outstanding. We all agreed that we would definitely return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here on a date night. It was our first time here since the restaurant became Il Nido. What a HUGE difference! Everything was excellent from the ambiance, to the service, and best of all the food! The interior looks nothing like it used to and is now one of the more visually upscale restaurants in the area. The food was absolutely delicious. We loved the eggplant meatballs as an appetizer, cannot wait to return to have them again. I had the scallop risotto which was the best risotto I have ever tasted. My husband had the boar which he enjoyed. We shared the hazelnut torte for dessert, also delicious. While the prices are on the higher side for the area, it is BYOB which helps with the overall price of the meal. We will definitely return!

M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Food and service was excellent. BYOB. Never felt rushed. Hidden gem. Pricey but will go again.

J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience at Il Nido! From Angelica and Gab our hostesses to Erika our waitress, the service and food were wonderful.

EZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance of the restaurant. The octopus appetizer was excellent, halibut was delicious ,rib eye steaks were average. Some entrees were over priced. Loved that it’s a BYOB!

G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Warm atmosphere, Food and service was exceptional

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and amazing food!

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First review ever. My wife and I have dinned out at least twice a week for the last 30 years. (We’re old).
This experience ranks top 5 in all aspects, especially food. We did the tasting menu, and happy we did so.
Can’t wait to go back and try the pastas. Server David was terrific.

CK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. Superb food, service and ambience. Tables for two are usually the worst inthe house yet here they are all large tables with plenty of room between tables. The food is elevated, fresh, organic and delicious. We witnessed the owner doing a surprise tasting tast on a busy Saturday night which really shows he cares. Highly recommended!

DP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Il Nido, and as always service is superb and the food was also delicious. My only "very small" :) complain is about a fish in a seafood stew. It was a little bit tough to eat.
But overall excellent and I will be coming back.

Dorota

MG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new Saturday night date night spot. Delicious food, amazing hosts - Sandy and Joe are just great. David is our favorite server and makes the night even more enjoyable. NYC ambiance and cusinine in Monmouth County - who knew? A gem indeed and hope Il Nido continues to turn those tables over for lifetimes to come. Menu is never boring and will tempt all culinary palates no matter the season. We love Il Nido.. Bravo!

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Il Nido. I had the filet which was great. Others in my party had the scallops or the haddock. They were also pleased. The soup was outstanding. The service was very good as well. The price seemed a little high given what seemed like rather small portions. For special occasions, Il Nido is a great choice. For regular dining a little less so because of the prices. But if you don't mind paying high prices for good food I highly recommend Il Nido.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We will be back! Love that it is all organic, grass-fed, wild fish, and flour imported from Italy! This does raise the price some, but well worth it! A must!

HM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The boar pork chop were tough. Would not recommend them. The pasta was a bit too aldente. We have had it before and it was better prepared. The appetizers and soup were very good.

SS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food once again and service excellent! Highly recommend.

N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word: outstanding! Our waiter David couldn’t do enough for us. Can’t wait to go back. Especially for the eggplant meatballs!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So welcoming. Greater by the owner and wait staff was superb.

Z
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is very good high quality. I was a bit disappointed in the selections. I would have liked more varied entree choices there are very few fish selections. The ambiance is very warm and tables spread out nicely. I feel for the quality of food and the type of restaurant it is the service doesn’t match the servers are young and not very polished. A bottle of olive oil was brought to our table however half way through our appetizer we realized they never brought bread. Overall very good place with some service tweaks it will elevate it to the next level

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Overpriced for the quality. Shell fragments in the crab pasta, overcooked filet and under done short ribs (was fatty s/b low and slow and some acidic sauce to counter the richness of the meat). There are better places for the price in Monmouth county.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and the food was exquisite!! Best homemade pasta I have ever tasted. Talented chef and staff. I will be back again soon!!!

AK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent staff & service. Food was great. Great experience. Will dine again for sure. Thank you.

LV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Nido is a gem among the mass of at best mediocre restaurants in the area. Allow yourself an opportunity to make the trip. you will not be disappointed.

a
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were excellent. so happy to finally have a local restaurant that is fine and interesting. will definitely return

BR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed this restaurant very much and want to return. All the dishes we ordered were unique and delicious. My only issue, was we felt quite rushed. We ordered appetizers, a pasta course in the middle and main courses. We weren’t yet through with each prior course and the next course was being served in our plates were being cleared. This made us feel rushed and I’m relaxed. Next time I will make sure to let our server know that we are in no rush and would like to take our time with dinner.

WW
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is exactly what we have been looking for!

High quality food- YES!
Great service - YES!
Wonderful atmosphere- YES!

We did the tasting menu so we could try the breadth of the chefs recommendations.
So happy we did!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Nothing but the freshest food and ingredients. Highly recommend

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was well timed and good. Food hot & good. Atmosphere good.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth visit and it is still suburb. I had a pasta special with veal and smothered in freshly grated truffles. This place has yet to disappoint us.

SS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Out second time back at this fine restaurant. Very satisfied with food and service. I highly recommend!