Il Nido

4.8
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253 Reviews
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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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is amazing. And the prices are insanely low for the quality of food you get. Service is outstanding. BYOB.

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vipCarl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very friendly service

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SusieL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner. Everything was beyond special.

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kaylaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant.
We received great service. Everything was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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Eugene
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and me wanted to check this place after friend recommendation.
The service was great from start to finish. Décor and atmosphere are really nice, love the chairs with the high backs.
We had several apps: Antipasto Board, Fried Brussels Sprouts, Salmon tartare, Cuttlefish. Very tasty, amazing!
We finished with phenomenal Pistachio Cake. It was light and nutty.
We will be back for sure! We had a fantastic evening.

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ArtD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal at one of our favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointing midweek dinner,
No specials added, only menu items. They made it seem as if they added specials, however it’s the same menu.

The octopus appetizer wasn’t edible, like eating a rubber band, fat pieces of sponge, meatball app was very good.
Steak was ok, nothing great. Salmon was minuscule & undercooked, skin facing up upon presentation, requested medium.
Halibut was very good. The pasta ragu was excellent.
The bread was soft & spongy for a high end Italian restaurant I would’ve thought to have had better piece of bread.service was very good. It was expensive, wouldn’t mind, if the food was better.

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LittleMoose
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in our area that I have been to. Food and service was great -

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about that place! Definitely will be back! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place again! This past Friday was our 5th time there. We brought friends with us and they too loved it. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

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ThomasW
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start of the evening till the end everything was excellent.The service the atmosphere and especially the food was great . Really enjoyed the sardines special. I had the pasta with lamb Ragua which was delicious and my husband had the Halibut which he thoroughly enjoyed . Will definitely return Thank you .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at Il Nido and we were impressed with the food, presentation and staff. Good value for the quality of the food, staff and ambiance.

Will definitely return soon.

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DawnS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. Brussel sprout and beet salad appetizers were amazing. Had the halibut for dinner so delicious and fresh. The pistachio cake for dessert was and awesome ending to our amazing meal. Also the service was great our waiter was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience4

This was the third time we have been to this restaurant, of which the first two experiences were solid. However this time it was a disaster. We had to wait a 1/2 hour for our table (20+ minutes last 2 times also) as the people did not get up after paying the check. I think that is less the restaurants fault. However my wife and I ordered the same dish and both of us were served a pice of fat! Not kidding both of our short ribs $42, were chunks of fat. They obviously ran out of the item after a long night or it was a major oversight. We were with new friends and just didn't eat it as we didn't want and ruin their evening? We had to pretend we were full from the appetizers which were fine by the way. The black pasta was also overdone which was not the case last time either. Service was attentive but this meal literally put such a bad taste in our mouths that we will not be returning. Very disappointing as we were hoping for a new go to place in our town and had told all our friends about it. Now we have to tell them about this experience before they go and blame us

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vipMarianneK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, perfect ambience, outstanding food and service!!!!! Definitely a favorite!

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Shelby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is terrific. Service was first class. This is a classy yet rustic BYOB gem which you would not expect to find in a strip mall. Everything served was hot and fresh. The menu is unique and different. Portions are not huge but more than enough for sure. You just may not need a doggy bag but you won’t feel cheated.

My wife and I went on a Wednesday and the noise level was fine. I suspect it might be a little loud on the weekends, but what place isn’t nowadays. We will definitely go back.

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evanf
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding.

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Food4good
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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Awesome
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating, I had made an error with my rsvp; they worked around it in no time. David, our server was pleasant and knowledgeable about every item on the menu. The food, service and ambiance was excellent. I cannot wait to go back!

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ThomasL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food excellent, owner excellent, service can be better

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The hostess wanted to sit us next to a party of 12 at a tiny table for 2. My whole reason for going there was to have a quiet peaceful dinner on a Thursday night in January, which I had had on previous visits. When I requested a new table a big fuss was made that special requests should be noted in the reservation. I don’t think my request was “special”. Another table was found but it left a negative feeling with me. We both ordered the beet salad and halibut. My friends was inedible due to salt and had to send back. The maitre d and chef both came out to apologize and a new dish was prepared. They also gave us dessert on the house which was very nice. I would definitely return and request a quiet table upfront to avoid any confusion next time! BYOB is also a plus!

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ColleenF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the closest replication of true Italian food I’ve ever experienced. The attention to detail and quality shows. You will not regret this meal.

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ChristineG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing!

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vipSTUG
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is probably one of the best restaurants in all of New Jersey. Unfortunately it’s getting the notoriety it deserves which means it’ll start to get very busy and crowded and hard to get in. The owner and the general manager are a gem and They take care of every possible need
Awesome place

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MichelleL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, noise level, service and music! We had the scallop crudo, Mugnaia pasta, whole black bass, halibut and pistachio cake. Everything was delicious!! Not one complaint at all about this place except that we didn't try it sooner!

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BethW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We started with the fried Brussels sprouts which was an explosion of different tastes in your mouth. A must try. Then I had the short ribs which melted in your mouth and my husband had the risotto with scallops. He did not even offer me a taste and finished everything. Highly recommend and am excited to try new dishes when I go back. Also the waiter was so knowledgeable about how the food was prepared it was appreciated.

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VictorF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service always next level. Wonderful evening!

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pondini
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be the most underrated restaurant in the metro area. The quality is extremely high and the price considering this, far lower than what you'd pay elsewhere.

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vipStashi
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs and whole fish entrees were excellent . Got there early and was very quiet. Did get a lot noisier when the room filled up. Waiter Steve was very good.

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vipsteverettino
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn't think I was a fan of "organic ".
Was I wrong!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great service making sure your experience is memorable.The food is always superb and the change of menu always has you tasting different foods

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful option for more upscale dining in the Marlboro area. Comfortable seating and soothing ambiance. Excellent service. Food choices and creativity of the dishes notable.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect date night out with my hubby

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ColleenF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous from appetizers to entrees to desserts. I love meatballs and order them often and the meatball appetizer we shared was DELICIOUS. Homemade pastas were DELICIOUS. Service was great and ambiance was beautiful. I look forward to going back.

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vipKathyd
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from John who ensured everything was up to our expectations and Erica who provided outstanding service. The food was prepared perfectly and crab cake was one of best I ever had.

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TheresaT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Everything was excellent. Will definitely be going back. Highly recommend.

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vipjenn
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here again (3x in one week)! Food, chef and servers are exceptional. We had a 5:45 reservation, early enough to be seated with choice of tables to choose from. One of the best features of this restaurant is the fine dining atmosphere, and to be able to dine looking out towards the rest of the room, admiring the wonderful decorations along with whom your dining with!!!!!

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Il Nido is rated 4.8 stars by 253 OpenTable diners.

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