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Nello

4.5
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396 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
We are open for pick up and delivery only. 11.30am till 9:00pm. Please fell free to call or order via Postmates. Fine Northern Italian cuisine is offered in a casual yet 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 in warmer weather. Selections include pastas and fresh seafood with their signature shaved truffles.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 396 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
3.7
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAlicia777
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Impeccable service. All in a beautiful atmosphere.

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vipTrevorF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and they really made my wife’s birthday feel like a special occasion!

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vipLinda8
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious & absolutely Best pasta! Wonderful management as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Manager was extremely rude to us. We were celebrating my wife’s pregnancy and I brought a special wine for me to drink. I asked if they would charge corkage fee and he said yes, US$45. We said ok, sat down on the table and then minutes later he came back and said that we no longer could open our wine bottle, because the rules had changed. I insisted and then he went to check with someone inside. Came back and said “ok, but now it will cost US$90”. Really?? Is this how they treat clients? I told him we should try to sort this out, my wife was pregnant and it was a special occasion for me. He then said “if she is pregnant, you should not have brought wine”. Really?????? We just stood up and left after this. We won’t come back ever again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu is very pricey and in my opinion the food was not really worth it. The seating was outside so you are really close to a building that is for lease. Compared to other Italian restaurants in the area (food and seating) I was not impressed. I had noticed they would have live music which I was excited for however, it was there during our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful indoor experience. Our server and the staff was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The rudest people and the worse service

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bigal
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a first date! The pasta was excellent, the drink menu was great and the desert was to die for! My date was impressed :) Also, the service was amazing, very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

very expensive

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vipC112
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Ridiculously overpriced. Food good but not worth the price. Mark up on wines is 1000%.

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OP2000
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nello is always terrific.

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vipCMac
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, charming staff. A great Italian restaurant even while coping with COVID constrictions.

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Candice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary along with an unexpected, but most welcomed live performer ❤️

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vipAnsworthA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They stopped serving before the reservation . It was explained that because of the rules in NYC restaurants stopped serving at 10 pm.

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PamelaL
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food was spectacular. Even the melon and prosciutto was perfect. A beautiful evening.

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LornaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This UES legend never disappoints. Sure, it's very expensive, but there is nothing like it and you invariably see a celebrity or two. Perfect for leisurely dining and people watching. (Think of it as dinner and a show.) The food is lovely and the service is consistently superb.

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vipgolfer
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to dine in NYC. So happy they were able to make up for the loss of space inside by utilizing a large part of the sidewalk. They did an awesome job as always.

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EmmaG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with fantastic food, a wonderful treat for a really good night out, loved it

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vipJaymac
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food at Nello is excellent, fresh and seasonal. Wine list is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Very over priced!! Nice looking place, good service but the food is just too high in price for the quality. Never going back

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vipJaymac
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nello’s sidewalk service was by NYC lock-down terms all OK. As expected the food/service was not up to incident standards but they did what they could. Expensive yes/ worth the price ?

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vipUESDiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

one of my most memorable dining experiences during covid 19. so much fun being on madison avenue with great food, great service and seeing sky. Nello did not disappoint.

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vipBrentD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They literally were closed when we got there and we were there 10 minutes before our reservation time

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vipcowboy
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience3

The absolute worst. I don't know how they stay in business
the prices are more than any restaurant & i've been to many
look up the prices on their menu.
There a at least six restaurant's in the area like La Charlot that the food is better the prices are %25-30 lower & has much more of a friendlier attitude
I live on the west side & La Charlot is my go to restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I was have lunch with my sister everything was great but when I tell waiter to order dessert for my sister birthday after that they serve without candle or sing or something can make my sister surprise no event day Happy birthday 😭

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vipJDinner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

When it comes to food and ambiance, Nello is better off competing with Olive Garden than with Michelin star restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service. Very pricey.
Lovely eating al fresco

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Nasty folks

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vipFoodie60
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service!
Thank you Giancarlo- we’ll be back!

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vipCobra
New York Area
374 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at Nello. We love the whole experience. We will definitely be back.

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vipLinda8
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious & manager maitre d is wonderful!

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vipJesseR
Mexico City
36 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere at the outdoor seating. Absolutely perfect martini! Very attentive and friendly service. The salmon was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside was wonderful!
Day was pretty, food was delicious... nice service.

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vipMelru
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Their food quality just keeps getting worse for the same price. They make great drinks (overpriced but good.)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Desultory service; way overpriced eg. $12.50 cappuccino!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was an inattentive staff. Prices are ( I know it’s Madison Ave.) but extremely high for the food and portions.

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vipAmeliaM
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we had to sit outside because of Covid, everything was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place best service , best food , fun place ,

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Finicky
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food, swrvice and atmosphere.

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vipKimH
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Nello and we absolutely loved the place. The food and conversations with the staff made our day!

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 396 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.