Nello

4.5
438 reviews
$50 and over
Italian
We are open from 11.30am till 9:00pm. Please fell free to call or order via Postmates.Grubhub,Uber Eat.
Fine Northern Italian cuisine is offered in a sophisticated setting where New York's elite congregate to see and be seen. Fresh flowers enhance the brightly lit dining room that opens onto Madison Avenue.
Selections include homemade pastas and signature shaved white truffles from Alba, Piemonte ,Italy

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 438 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStarrwoman
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The best in NYC!! Hand down the finest service, fine dressed waiters, amazing manager and the most creative design, art work, teddy bears, floral arrangements and the chef is impeccable! Bravo!!!! Will be back again and again and again!!! ♥️♥️

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vipCecilioD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING! Great food and great ambiance. Loved it!!

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Alberto!

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JennyR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Este restaurante es excepcional y la comida súper deliciosa 🥰

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vipCarinaCasciano
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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vipRexFred
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding . The food delicious as always. The evening vey enjoyable

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

Amazing food, great staff. Loved the red teddy bear vibe 😃

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rafaelp
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor food preparation, no taste at all. Tasteless veal, lobster, pretty much all items we ordered were very average. The place is totally overpriced and they aim everything at the “lux-chic ambiance” which ends up being borderline theatrical, forgetting the very basics of high end gastronomy. For this price range there is way better value in the neighborhood. Service was ok but nothing impressive. in general a total disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nero di Seppia is best I’ve ever had outside the Amalfi Coast.

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vipSusanB
Atlanta
128 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is the most expensive place I have ever eaten.

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vipDinner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a very nice dinner - the food and ambiance are great, but the food and wine are ridiculously overpriced.

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vipPedro
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant setting, great ambience, outstanding service, good food and very pleasant music.

We will difinitely return for another date night with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sometimes nello gets a bad rap. but the service, food and ambiance was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ordered a simple truffle gnocchi & was charged $195! The same price as a the lobster & crab truffle pasta. Makes no sense. Ripped off.

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vipDailyBread
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience all around.

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vip191919
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nello is always great. I’ve been a “regular” since 1998.

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vipLivingston314
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect

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Brian
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience5

As far as the ambiance and setting is good if your looking to go out and celebrate a special occasion but as far as the prices...It’s ridiculous. This place feels so shady and they will get the most out of you. All the reviews are true and it’s funny how accurate it is cause I’m genuinely not a dramatic person and this is one of my first reviews. Overall this place isn’t worth the trouble and money and the only thing that really catches people’s attention is the Red Stuffed Bears around the restaurant to add on to the aesthetic.

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vipFinicky
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I am normally Nello’s biggest fan. I love everything about the place. During this past year i managed to eat there from time to time. I was invited out for my birthday bu a friend whom I had been raving about Nello to all year.
Well, what a drag!
First of all, when I made the reservation online I noted that it was a SPECIAL OCCASION/BIRTHDAY. Not a mention of that at all during thr LOOOOONG evening.
I say long because it was 45 minutes between courses. The food was NOT my beloved Nello fare.
Mario was runnung the room that night and boy did he NOT provide service, friendliness or attention.
The hip hop looking couple across from us were getting the VIP treatment though. (I say hip hop because the male of the couple had the butt crack/underwear showing for six
Inches jean thing going and his date had the extreme butt augmentation booty going). Good for them, but my date and I in nice NY dining out upscale clothes didn’t cut any muster, trust me.
Getting rhe check took finally putting coats on and proceeding to the door and demanding it.
Total bummer bust from start to finish.
What do I do now that Nello is at the BOTTOM of my list?

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AlexV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant and quiet place to have dinner. Service is great and decoration is marvelous.

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vipMcgoldberg
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful luch at the outdoor tables. wonderful service and delicious food. All in all a perfect meal.

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vipColleenC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor dining setup to go with their great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful decor 😍

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vipMRSotos
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic outdoor dining on the UES! The food, wine and service were all outstanding! Their outdoor dining is really well done, plus that had a fun live singer. I highly recommend!

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vipMarinero
20 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Closed early without notice literally leaving us out oh the cold. Did not answer the phone before we headed over and barely looked up when we knocked and waved at management through the locked glass door. This was not a close one. We arrived early and they had already cleaned out their plywood hot for street side dining. Clearly they had not served any food for at least an hour and a half before our open table reservation. Selfish and callous. I’ll never go back but I will be interested to walk by watching them smiling and pretending they care about their customers when it is convenient for them to be open. Hopefully the owners will read this and check in on their managers behavior.

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MichaelG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living nearby, and walking past often, I always thought that Nello would be one of those UES restaurants that has OK food and drinks for a price that would suggest one of the best in the city. While the prices were high, they definitely matched the quality of the food. We started off with vegetable-focused apps, that were delightful, flavorful, and not too filling. I had the Blass Cod with Miso sauce (I know, not Italian) and it was perfect. The proper preparation and the miso were delicate and accented the fish perfectly. My wife the chicken with prosciutto and asparagus (I think, I'm a bad husband and forget these details every now and then), and she devoured it. We then split the cheesecake and tiramisu for desert - both worth coming back for alone, and the berry topping on the cheesecake just made the dish.

While we were outside, the heat lamps made it feel as if we were inside. The singer that was there to serenade the tables was the perfect exclamation point to the evening.

I'm not giving the experience justice with my writing, and everyone working there was professional and made the experience that much more enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside but they made it special.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The wait staff were very attentive and informative on the menu

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Natia1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice set up outside, everyone was wearing a mask and hand sanitizers were in each table. Their red bears are fun, some even wearing masks :-). Food was good, service was good, even my teenager son was happy, which is not easy to do :-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service!

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Brooks
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday drinks and appetizers. Great location, great staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, we have been going to Nello for about 15 years and we are always happy with delicious food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just does NOT get any better!!!! Absolutely a top favorite! It’s so fresh and delicious! If you are looking for an amazing special occasion, order the truffle pasta! 😋

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vipGershNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Must have changed ownership or something. I dine out 3-4 times a week. By far the biggest WASTE OF MONEY. So many other “high end” places to patron. Trust me save your money. Staff is nice though. But I pay to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the BEST nights I have had in a very long time. Delicious food and amazing service. I will be back very soon.

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vipPaul66
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch here on Saturday, the food and service were both excellent. The prices are as you would expect for an Upper East Side restaurant, but wouldn't suggest this the right place if you are on a budget! Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is delightful. Food delicious. Expensive but very fun

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience3

There prices are so over priced I would never go there again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service / food n

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vipAlma
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, stuff and service!!! I love it and I’ll back again n again:)

FAQs

Nello does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nello also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 980-9099.

Nello is rated 4.5 stars by 438 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 bookings at the moment.