The outdoor gazebos are reserved for parties of 4 or more; while parties of 2 and 3 will be seated in our sidewalk dining space (It is cozy with roof covering, greenery, music and lighting!).
Please keep in mind that due to current restrictions, we are limiting the time allocated to each reservation - 2 hours for parties of 2-5, and 2.5 hours for parties 6-8 people.
For Saturday reservations of parties over 6 people, please give us a call at 732-851-6347 instead of booking online.
In addition to all COVID-19 mandated precautions, we have installed UV-C lights as well as HEPA filters to maximize safety.
If you are unable to make your reservation with us online, please call us at 732-851-6347.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
Portion was rather small for the price charged.
Exceptional food and service! We will be returning.
Amazing food and great experience overall. Will be back!
Very nice ambiance, the tables were spread out nicely. Baked Oysters were average at best. Buffalo mozzarella was delicious with fresh tomatoes, both yellow and red. Entree was the highlight of the meal, Risotto with brown butter and scallops. Scallops are cut up smaller so you get some in every single bite, delicious. Dessert menu was just not appealing so we skipped it. Overall, it was a very nice experience but i expected more based on previous reviews and ratings. I did not care for the cans of soda with the glass of ice. They poured it for me but the cans are just very tacky. I would rate the food an 8.4 out of 10. Prices are too high, about 10-15% more than they should be. $42 for risotto and not a huge portion is just too much. $32-$33 would be much more reasonable. I must admit that I prefer Osteria Cucina over this place for ambiance and prices but i would say this a must try for anyone, but bring a little extra money in your wallet.
Food and service always top notch. Always delicious.
The food was excellent and ambiance was very good.
My only comment is that the menu is somewhat limited. Otherwise my experience was excellent.
The service, the ambiance, and the food were all superb!!! Definitely going back!
Phenomenal! A truly hidden gym in Marlboro / Monmouth county! Highly recommend!
One word. Amazing
My friends & I decided to eat outdoor, not my first choice but the tent & how it was set up was done with refinement. The Ricotta gnocchi dish was really delicious and very tasty. It wasn’t heavy and filling and had a great blend to it all. El and other staff were very attentive. It’s still BYOB however call up ahead as they were in the process of getting their liquor license.
Il Nido is ALWAYS superb!!!! So happy to live close by!
The husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to give this place a try as it had great reviews and very close to home. We had reservations for 8 but weren't seated until 815. It took almost another 10 minutes before the waitress came by. The owners were walking around, talking to the customers. Very polite, engaging, and informative. Nowhere on the website did it mention it was BYOB, drink selection was very limited. We ordered the stuffed squash blossoms and the octopus. Both were delicious. We also ordered tagliatelle (for me) and black pasta (for him). Husband couldn't finish his dinner, stomach ache from the overly buttery dish. My pasta was a little more chewy than im used to but it tasted great. Overall, we will be going back to give it another go.
Excellent in every way…..food, service and ambiance.
Great service and great organic food
Loved everything about Il Nido…food and service were perfect! Try the wagu meatballs! I’m still thinking about them! The entire meal was great! Our server was knowledgeable and helped with recommendations! Prices are a little high but worth every penny!
Can’t wait to go back!
Amazing meal, dishes were outstanding
Food and service are superb. The courses were timed perfectly and prepared to our specifications. The ambience is friendly and hospitable and the owner goes out of his way to insure that everyone is satisfied. A rare find on Route 9!
Love this place especially since they offer outdoor dining in your own private tent and with a heater in the winter. Food is excellent!!! The hamachi crudo is to die for and the halibut never disappoints. My husband had the filet mignon which was perfectly cooked. Both dinners were a healthy portion too.
Always a fabulous meal and great service. Truly a hidden gem.
Beautiful as always
Another wonderful meal, David is the best!!!
The restaurant came highly recommended. I was disappointed with the limited menu and my choices for dinner. The food was OK. In fairness...I tend to be a food snob and was expecting to be blown away. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating.
This was my third visit to Il Nido. My experience with most restaurants in this area is inconsistency, one good meal, one bad meal. But with I’ll Nido, every bit of every meal has been delicious. Last night the appetizer special was soft shell crab that was the best soft shell crab dish I have enjoyed. My entree was another special, fluke, delicious. And the side veggies, broccoli and/or cauliflower was served with a sauce that was fabulous. Dessert was a chocolate olive oil cake with chocolate sauce and a side of roasted banana gelato, excellent!
I have only sat outside. Although it is a parking lot, I feel I am in a secluded, quiet spot. The waiters are always pleasant and not overly attentive which I prefer.
I am already counting the days to my next visit.
Phenomenal food. Phenomenal service. Hidden gem.
The ingredients were clearly extremely fresh and pasta was home made. Best pasta maker, David most competent server and Chef Tim was is excellent at his craft.
Excellent food and atmosphere. A wonderful menu with high quality ingredients. A hidden gem!
Everything was perfect. From the food to the very attentive service! Simply wonderful.
Thanks for a great evening.
Wow! Just surprisingly deceiving from outside. The ambience was beautiful, rustic looking. The appetizer squash blossom stuffed with cheese was delicious. My friend had the veal chop & I had the wagyu short ribs & they were just out of this world. Sooo moist & tender- and it was done to perfection. It was worth every morsel of it. My compliments to the chef and the staff. FYI it’s BYOB. However, check with them before bringing your own as they were in the process of applying their liquor license. Looking forward to dining again.
Our meals were amazing and the staff was super attentive. Will always come back to this place
Was my first time, 8 of us guys went so we tried almost everything on the menu and we were all very pleased. We will
Definitely be back
Amazing food and service!!
My first time at IlNido and truly enjoyed.
Everything was great! The food was delicious, the portion sizes were perfect, the staff were inviting and kind, and the ambience was romantic and classy. It was a perfect way to celebrate my Fiances birthday! Thank you!
just want to say that workers should be wearing masks, regardless of vax—ever hear of breakthrough virus
Amazing food and knowledgeable staff. It’s not too close to where I live, but I’ll certainly be going back! Some favorites were the octopus, truffle pasta, chèvre cheese cake, and blueberry crumble. We sat outside, so not sure how loud it was inside, but the outdoor ambiance was great!
If you’re looking for a restaurant with authentic, delicious Italian cuisine, knowledgeable staff, excellent service, and a quiet, romantic ambiance, Il Nido is the spot for you. Highly recommend.
It was a real pleasure to dine at Il Nido again! From the moment you walk in till you leave the restaurant, you feel the atmosphere of celebration and elegance. The food is fantastic and the staff is so accommodating. Go! You will not regret it!
great food, nice atmosphere, great service to start , but as it got busy service dropped off .. Waiter was awesome... but they seemed short staffed
Il Nido offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 851-6347.
Il Nido is rated 4.8 stars by 596 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.