Il Nido

4.8
596 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Rustic Italian BYOB in Marlboro, New Jersey featuring seasonal, sustainable ingredients. We currently offer INDOOR and OUTDOOR Dining!
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Portion was rather small for the price charged.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service! We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great experience overall. Will be back!

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JustinKay
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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AndrewA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always top notch. Always delicious.

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Pooch
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and ambiance was very good.
My only comment is that the menu is somewhat limited. Otherwise my experience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipKarlaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the ambiance, and the food were all superb!!! Definitely going back!

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IanS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! A truly hidden gym in Marlboro / Monmouth county! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word. Amazing

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vipMars
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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

Il Nido is ALWAYS superb!!!! So happy to live close by!

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Tara
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.

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RebaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way…..food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great organic food

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ARfromNJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, dishes were outstanding

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DebbieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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bbauerjets
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipSerena517
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal and great service. Truly a hidden gem.

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Jeff
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful as always

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vipHrl422
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal, David is the best!!!

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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Mle53
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipEricP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Phenomenal service. Hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TommyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. A wonderful menu with high quality ingredients. A hidden gem!

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vipaggie
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. From the food to the very attentive service! Simply wonderful.
Thanks for a great evening.

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vipMars
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipClaudia
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were amazing and the staff was super attentive. Will always come back to this place

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vipMarkS
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at IlNido and truly enjoyed.

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Fran
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBabe
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

just want to say that workers should be wearing masks, regardless of vax—ever hear of breakthrough virus

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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CheriG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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KristenB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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NatalieB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Johntp
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food, nice atmosphere, great service to start , but as it got busy service dropped off .. Waiter was awesome... but they seemed short staffed

FAQs

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.