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
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
Venetian red bean soup topped with baby arugula
ginger, scallion, sweet sake, wild rice
veloute of lobster, lobster tail, Maryland blue crabmeat
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.
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?
Elegant and quiet place to have dinner. Service is great and decoration is marvelous.
Delightful luch at the outdoor tables. wonderful service and delicious food. All in all a perfect meal.
Amazing outdoor dining setup to go with their great food and excellent service.
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!
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.
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.
We ate outside but they made it special.
Food was amazing! The wait staff were very attentive and informative on the menu
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 :-)
Great food and awesome service!
Birthday drinks and appetizers. Great location, great staff
Food is amazing, we have been going to Nello for about 15 years and we are always happy with delicious food and great service
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! 😋
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.
One of the BEST nights I have had in a very long time. Delicious food and amazing service. I will be back very soon.
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
The staff is delightful. Food delicious. Expensive but very fun
There prices are so over priced I would never go there again
Excellent service / food n
Amazing food, atmosphere, stuff and service!!! I love it and I’ll back again n again:)
Excellent food and Impeccable service. All in a beautiful atmosphere.
The service was outstanding and they really made my wife’s birthday feel like a special occasion!
Food is delicious & absolutely Best pasta! Wonderful management as well.
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.
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.
Had a wonderful indoor experience. Our server and the staff was amazing
The rudest people and the worse service
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.
Ridiculously overpriced. Food good but not worth the price. Mark up on wines is 1000%.
Nello is always terrific.
Excellent service, charming staff. A great Italian restaurant even while coping with COVID constrictions.
Beautiful experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary along with an unexpected, but most welcomed live performer ❤️
They stopped serving before the reservation . It was explained that because of the rules in NYC restaurants stopped serving at 10 pm.
Excellent service. The food was spectacular. Even the melon and prosciutto was perfect. A beautiful evening.
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.
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.
A beautiful restaurant with fantastic food, a wonderful treat for a really good night out, loved it
Nello does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nello also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 980-9099.
Nello is rated 4.6 stars by 421 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 reservations at the moment.