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696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206 (Between 62nd and 63rd Street)
+1 212-980-9099
11:00 - 00:00
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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

TRUST the reviews. Extremely overpriced. Don't let them get you. I was walking outside looking for a place to grab lunch, the guy in the front of Nello came out and let us know he had a table for us. Very hungry, we followed him into the restaurant. We were very confused by the atmosphere.The music was loud, you almost... More 

Thank Brittany B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

good atmosphere , good clients , important people from new york ,various choice of expensive red wine ,

Thank alt e
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Value of money 0$, too expensive, food was soooo normal, desert was good though & service was okay too.

Thank Yousef A
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had enjoyed a delicious brunch and already had dinner plans for the evening, but while walking down the street the beautiful holiday decorations drew us in for an afternoon drink! It was gorgeous for the Christmas Season so we ventured inside only to find how nice it was inside also. The bar was small but welcoming when we walked... More 

Thank dkbstanford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Pretty good Italian restaurant on Madison avenue with classic menu. Dishes are good enought but not perfect, service is ok, had to ask few times our server to remove the plates from the table. Overstaffed, do not undertand why they need so much staff if service is not perfect. No one watch the table. Service if poor, the bill is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The food was just great - they made a special dish as I had a restricted diet and it was fantastic !

Thank gitapandit
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had a reasonable quality food, but nothing special. But the prices at this restaurant are absurdly expensive.

Thank cfmonge
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We've came across this place while waking on Madison. We usually check places and read reviews in advance but this time we didn't and it was our mistake. We were not super hungry, just wanted something light since we were planning on a fulfilling dinner. Anyways, the place looked packed with people and we thought it was a good sign.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Friendly staff but the food was average and crazy expensive. Popped in for an unexpected lunch and it cost over $170 + tip for my wife and I. This is what we ordered: Bellini (ordered 2) Mozzarella di Bufala Salad (wasn't all that great either...) Carpaccio appetizer Chicken Noodle Soup (noodles look like they came from a Lipton cup of... More 

Thank Paul M
Paris, France
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

One of the best kept secrets in upper east side...nice people, nice customers lovely lunch break!! like like like like

Thank oliver042

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7206
    (Between 62nd and 63rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: By train: Take the N,Q,R to 5 Ave/59 St Station or the 4,5,6 to Lexington Ave/ 59 St Station.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-980-9099
Nello is the Upper East Side's finest Italian dining establishment, catering to the world's elite in a beautiful boutique space that is both casual and elegant. In our 25 years, Nello has become the reference standard for excellence and ambiance, by virtue of its singular vision of traditional European splendor presented with sophisticated cosmopolitan flair. Drawing on the storied lineage of the restaurant's creator, coupled with the wealth of experience shaping its world-class staff, Nello is unique in its ability to effectively combine elements of North Mediterranean culture and Manhattan society, while maintaining the authenticity of each. Sharing its exclusive Madison Avenue locale, as well as its clientele, with neighboring high-end fashion and jewelry designers, such as Hermes, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Graff, and Chopard, the international jet set has long considered Nello a destination point on their global itinerary. We invite you to join us for an exemplary dining experience with world class flair that can only be found here at Nello.

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Staying in Upper East Side

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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