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Il Nido, Marlboro, NJ

Il Nido

4.7
4.7
1004 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
We offer INDOOR and OUTDOOR dining! Outdoor Gazebos are limited and seated only by request and confirmation. In an effort to accommodate all guests, table times are predetermined via party size. Please inquire.

As of September 1, 2022, Il Nido will no longer allow outside alcohol of any kind into the establishment. It is imperative that all guests abide by the guidelines set in place by the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control. We are delighted to be able to now offer you an assortment of artisanal cocktails, beer and very price friendly wine list to enhance your dining experience with us. We appreciate all who have been supporting us since our opening, and all who continue to support us throughout our transition as we become a fully liquor licensed restaurant.

If you are unable to make your reservation with us online, please call us at 732-851-6347.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Organic, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 851-6347

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Please call us to inquire at 732-851-6347

  • Private party facilities

    Please call us to inquire at 732-851-6347

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Twerdowsky : (732) 851-6347

  • Neighborhood

    Marlboro

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit stop directly in front of restaurant. 1 min walk.

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,004 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was outstanding and Dave our server was his usual accommodating self.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful…. Strongly recommend…
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow this food was delicious! The flavors were so fresh and perfectly paired. The grilled octopus is a must try. It’s cooked to perfection. My husband got the dry aged prime ribeye and loved it! I ordered the butternut squash cappelletti. OMG I basically licked my plate clean. It was a wonderful light pasta dish but packed with bursts of flavor. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water and my mind want to return this week. The staff was warm and attentive which we really appreciated! You earned regular dinner clients. #5⭐️
  4. W

    Walterh

    New York Area

    124 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Have dined here many times since they opened and over the last few years Il Nido seems to be less special . Food is still quality however you cannot request any variations in the dishes. At this price point, you expect the ability to accommodate. The reason is simple. Cooks struggle to do this and Chefs have no problem. They need more chefs.
  5. S

    Sharon

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great ambiance. Can't wait to go back!
  6. C

    Cdetore

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Was really disappointed as my husband and I have been here before and had a great experience therefore we wanted to take my parents out here for a nice night. We got two orders of the short rib appetizer which ended up being rice balls with short rib in them. Well the short rib was missing in two out of the four rice balls.. they took care of it on the bill but for the price and ambience of this restaurant I expected better. We also got the cheese platter which tasted fine but presentation was also a disappointment. Our dinner overall was OK. I won’t be back as with these prices I’m expecting great quality food and it just wasn’t. The atmosphere is nice tho
  7. DR

    DanR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Nido has yet to disappoint me. Wonderful staff and excellent food as always. We will be back again soon!
  8. MB

    MichaelB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Anniversary
  9. MG

    MargieG

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, ambience and service as always. Our favorite go to restaurant always! Fresh, organic and perfectly made.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I have been here many times. I noticed after the pandemic they had kind of missed a step, but I figured they would work out the kinks. I am disappointed to say they haven’t. The prices are New York City high while the portions have gotten ridiculously small. No one ever checked back after our food got dropped off. I thought maybe I could get fresh parm for my sugo. I gave up waiting and ate. I know kitchen staff is hard to find so I didn’t reflect my disappointment in the service we received. I felt the food was underwhelming. I have written glowing reviews for this business on yelp before so I’m disappointed they lost their 5* status, but I see why. I don’t believe I’ll be returning unless something changes.
  11. s

    slsl

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Nido provided an upscale authentic Italian experience. The food was fresh, well prepared and excellent tasting. The service was excellent and they were careful about my nut allergy. Great meal and atmosphere was lovely. It was a beautiful evening and we dined outside! Will be back.
  12. BD

    BDT1

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our first time here based in a recommendation. We will definitely be back! Amazing food, great drinks.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was delicious but for the price, the portion was so small. I was very disappointed with that and I don’t think I will be coming back. They should either increase the amount or decrease the price. I can get the same quality food elsewhere for less
  14. T

    Travelsoften

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to IlNido to celebrate our upcoming wedding with my parent’s and my fiancé’s Mom and boyfriend. IlNido is honestly the best restaurant in New Jersey! The staff from the hostess to the busboy to our waiter, John, were attentive and very nice to deal with. The food was phenomenal as well as our drinks. We love the ambience and honestly give IlNido more than 5 stars. We will be back again and again.
  15. PB

    PatrickB

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience , the food is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, the best pasta I’ve ever had, probably been here 10 times or more. Me and my Wife’s favorite!
  16. DW

    DanW

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was very good. I just feel the prices are very high for what you get.
  17. FD

    FoodieDeb

    Philadelphia

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great neighborhood gem. Exceptional service and amazing food. Would go back any chance and bring new friends!
  18. RS

    RitaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was our 15 year anniversary. Waiters did not acknowledge, no dessert brought with a happy anniversary or candle. Good was ok, nothing that blew me away, a bit bland actually.
  19. KA

    KarenA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent from the appetizer to dessert. Fresh and light pastas, seasonal menu, great, great!
  20. JH

    JenH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I drive an hour to go here and every single part is worth it from the drink all the way to dessert. Every single dish is best it can be
  21. H

    Handman

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu featuring delicious fresh pastas. Very nice ambience and service. Only disappointment was lack of available corkage even for collectors bottles of wine. I understand they now have a liquor license and are not BYOB, but an appropriate core cage for high-level bottles of wine would be appropriate. If I can bring wine and pain corkage at 11 Madison (top 10 restaurant in the world) , it is hard to understand why I cannot bring expensive bottle of wine and pay corkage at Il Nido.
  22. DV

    DerekV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food in New Jersey, my family and I have gone here multiple times and have never had a bad meal. We get the Mugnaia everytime we go.
  23. t

    terryl

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised at quality and diverse menu options. I would highly recommend.
  24. ZW

    ZenaW

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy a delicious meal at Il Nido. The hostesses are always warm and friendly. Jordan prepared a wonderful meal that was served to us by David. One of our favorite places to go to.
  25. EK

    EllenK

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem this place is. We had the nicest server who explained everything in full detail. The food is all organic- farm to table. Nothing is ever from a can or frozen. Grass fed meat - fish is wild caught. Ordered a bottle of a yummy Tuscan rosso red wine, whipped ricotta & honey app, butternut squash cappelletti with sage butter pasta course, and pork chop & bronzino main dishes. Super flavorful, delicious, and cooked to perfection. For dessert, we had the pumpkin budino, espresso martini and espresso. YUM. Start to finish and wonderful experience for our anniversary. And they sat us right in front of the fireplace as requested. Wonderful food and everything else in between!
  26. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service was great as a repeat diner. I removed a star because the dining chairs have black tape on them due to the fabric needing repairs or replacement. I noticed this on many chairs and even the hostess made a comment after I noticed it.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday. As usual Dave was his usual outstanding self.
  28. GD

    GeorgeD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Food was good. Service a little slow
  29. JR

    JodiR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is amazing. The food is delicious and prepared perfectly. I recommend to anyone that wants a special meal and experience. I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant.
  30. k

    kapc

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Very unusual selections of Italian food, we had to move back our reservation time and ended up outside and don’t recommend that seating.. service was awkward and servers seemed to be in training, food selections are quite unique also .. cocktails were good, pasta is Al Dente fir sure, entree chicken was tasty , dessert was awful , pistachio cake was a thumbs down
  31. B

    Barb

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to this lovely little restaurant. Food and service are excellent. Prices very reasonable! Will be back!!!!
  32. DG

    DavidG

    Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Outstanding Italian food adding sophistication to traditional recipes. Pricey
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food and service are both top notch. Everything from the bread, olive oil to appetizers and main course were heavenly!
  34. GA

    GeorgeA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner I’ve had in many years. Absolutely beautiful decor and the staff was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Was so impressed I made additional reservations for dinner the same week.
  35. JT

    JenniferT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Evening for my 10th Anniversary with my husband. Service and food was perfect
  36. PD

    PhillyDiners

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great local authentic Italian.
  37. JT

    JonnyTheF

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to Il Nido three times, now. We're so impressed with this gem in a nondescript mini-strip mall in Marlboro. I'd say this is undiscovered or little known, but every time we've been there, it's always busy. First, the quality and presentation of the food is exceptional' we're made to feel like each dish is hand-crafted with love! Il Nido is surprisingly bigger, laid out in three distinct boutique rooms, and all are make you feel like you're in a semi-private room. The ambiance is only made better by the attentive service. Last, but not least, the Italian wines complement the range of dishes very well. Highly recommended for an experience of tasting Italian cooking right here in NJ.
  38. LG

    LynneG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Nido never disappoints. The service is always spot on and friendly. The food is always cooked to perfection and the change and addition of new choices is probably the main thing that keeps me coming back. I am not a creature of habit when it comes to food and am always looking for something different that I wouldn't cook at home myself.
  39. v

    vanessad

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Amazing food! Erica, our waitress throughly went threw the menu and her recommendations. She did not fail us. Everything we had was the most delicious Italian I have ever had. I cannot recommend enough!
  40. MT

    MTCC

    New York Area

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. We enjoyed the new menu items and especially love eating outside as the weather permits. The capellini and the scallops were both phenomenal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Il Nido offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 851-6347.

Il Nido is rated 4.7 stars by 1004 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Il Nido

184 Route 9 N Willow Point Center, Marlboro, NJ 07726

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Marlboro

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Organic, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit stop directly in front of restaurant. 1 min walk.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (732) 851-6347

  • Catering

    Please call us to inquire at 732-851-6347

  • Private party facilities

    Please call us to inquire at 732-851-6347

  • Private party contact

    Natalie Twerdowsky : (732) 851-6347

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