Il Nido

4.8
117 reviews
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
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.
What 117 People Are Saying
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RA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there twice and had 6 dishes, all excellent. The best was the waygu short ribs.

TW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous from the service to the food . Great dining experience!!!

PS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again an excellent meal and our server, Kristin, made it a perfect date night!

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

New place in the old Briosos location organic

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time there and will be back! Great food, not over the top large portions, but top quality!

VM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent!! The steak and spot prawn special were great. I highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My hubby and I had an amazing dinner. We love to go out to eat for different reasons. For me, to broaden my palate and my culinary experience. I love seafood and I am most particulate on how fresh it is and how it is prepared. From our starter which was the prosciutto and melon to our entree, everything was superb.

p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was our server. Informative, engaging, great sense of humor. Attentive. The food was fabulous, everything about this restaurant is wonderful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service! Highly recommend.

MG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Il Nido for my Birthday was a special treat. Our hostess and server Amanda is always very knowledgeable about the offerings and she makes the whole epicurean experience marvelous. Whether you have a special occasion to celebrate or just want an authentic dining experience Il Nido is a must.

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in NJ! I have been there a half dozen times now and the food is always consistent, flavorful and presented beautifully. The wait staff is extremely well versed and always happy to accommodate your needs. A true pleasure...

FL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal ambiance. A lot of work went into this place, you lose the fact that it is a strip mall. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable about the ORGANIC food, the taste of which is to die for. EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to eat. Laid back, extremely good service and excellent food. Even the olive oil is the bomb (organic and imported from Italy, had to order some for myself)

m
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was wondeful from pasta dishes to seafood

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Nido is a true fine dining experience. The owner is on site and is very hands on assuring that everything is perfect. The staff is amazing, the menu and cuisine is unlike anything in the area. Il Nido is a try, we will definitely be returning.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service, as always!

E
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have to say I loved the Caesar salad more than my main dish but the place is so pleasing, comfortable, elegant and wonderful service. This is for a special occasion! Lovely

VF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem! Superb food, excellent service and wonderfully done dining.

KR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Il Nido on a Saturday night. The food was exceptional. Everything on the menu was organic, delicious and all foods were unique in taste & presentation. The staff was professional & courteous. The atmosphere felt like a small town in Italy. I highly recommend Il Nido.

NJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again perfect meal, service ( thank you, David!) and atmosphere. Happy to introduce two more of our friends to this great spot.

DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious farm to table dining. Best octopus I ever had.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing

D
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place continues to impress. Love the uniqueness of the food and the Sicilian touch!

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very professional service and very nice ambiance. great food as well.

T
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s and my first date night in several months without our baby daughter, we chose this place on the recommendation of one of my colleagues and it was easily one of the absolute BEST dinners we’ve had in a long time! I’ve worked in upscale restaurants all my adult life, I’ve eaten in Little Italy, and Il Nido’s cuisine is some of the best food- not just Italian cuisine- that I’ve had in ages. Gorgeous atmosphere and impeccable service made tonight a night to remember.

DR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 6 of us had different appetizers and entrees and every dish was delicious. Service was terrific and decor is beautiful. Highly recommended.

MT
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Il Nido and we were thrilled. The atmosphere is great, with well-spaced tables and a quiet, romantic ambiance. The food was delicious from appetizers (grilled broccoli and Buffalo mozzarella) and entrees (monkfish and scallops) to dessert. Service was friendly and efficient. A wonderful evening!! Can't wait to go back!

LS
Denver
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal. It was well prepared and timed well. Our waitress was outstanding and made it a pleasure to dine here. The ambience was perfecto and soo much better over the former restaurant. I would highly recommend a visit.

p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

May be the most undervalued restaurant in NJ. Prices are at least 1/2 to 1/3 of similar quality in NYC, if you could find a meal as good.

s
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food. But very small menu and only only special

BS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A welcome addition to Central New Jersey. Finally we have a place with good food, lovely ambiance and the ability to hear what your companions are actually saying. the food was uniformly well prepared and served efficiently. Soft Shell Crab appetizer is a must try. A little pricey compared to the rest of the area but well worth it.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overpriced for Marlboro strip mall restaurant. Asked waiter if appetizers were big enough to share , he said yes but for 4 people we should order 3-4, which is not sharing. Appetizers we one person size. Food was very good but would not go back because of prices.

V
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect restaurant to celebrate both my husband's birthday and retirement. A romantic table for two in front of the fireplace set the tone for a wonderful evening. From appetizer to dessert, we loved every dish. Our server Amanda was attentive without becoming intrusive. We can't wait to come back to try the seasonal prix fixe menus.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite restaurant! Organic and non gmo, byob, great service, dinner was perfect. We highly recommend you try it. You may think it’s a little expensive but remember everything is organic, non gmo and the meats are all grass fed.

LN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good, fresh, well prepared food, with good service, and a nice atmosphere. Will definitely go back. Good for friends, family, or dates.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a treasure! It’s a beautiful space and the tables are spaced so that you are not talking above the surrounding tables. We were there on a busy Friday night. The food was a feast for the eyes before it was a feast for the palate. The soft shell crab I had as an appetizer was the best presentation of this dish I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating; a crab cake was served on a perfectly sautéed softie. The accompanying sauce was complementary to this dish. My entree was a special, a perfectly cooked red snapper. We were a party of 4 and we all loved our food. Delicious! The desserts and cappuccino hit the mark. Our waiter Steve guided us through our menu selections and served us with charm and grace. We enjoyed our meal so much that we made the trip up route 9 on the following Thursday to satisfy our craving for those soft shelled crabs. Our second dining experience was just as lovely as the first and we were lucky enough to have Steve again. There is attention to details here.

JS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were top notch.Great to have it be local and not have to go to N. Y. For a special dinner.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, terrific atmosphere and service exceptional

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm feeling from the moment you enter. Friendly greeting. Ambience was very cozy.Food was outstanding and so was the service. Just found the restaurant to be very loud.

TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic elevated dining experience in a 'close to home' location

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