696 Madison Ave., New York, NY, 10021
nr. 62nd St.
By mountart on 6/22/2008
... pretentious ambience, lousy service and over-priced average food. With a small army of wait and support staff they managed to completely ignore every normal expectation of an average restaurant, like bringing menus before you finish your aperitif, providing water and a bread basket, refilling empty water glasses, asking if you need another drink, cheese or fresh pepper for your entree and not bringing a dessert tray the second you finish your entree. Not to mention the exorbitant pricing for average fare. If you are a pompous buffoon you will no doubt enjoy this restaurant and fit in nicely.
By matchman on 6/5/2007
It is 4:30 on a hot Saturday afternoon and the street side tables at Nello's look inviting and a terrific place for a glass of Prosecco. The Prosecco was average but nicely chilled and the waiter suggested a plate of nibbles. We were dining later so he suggested something light, a few slices of prosciuto and some cheese. It was of reasonable quality and the bread basket was good. The bill was outrageous...a few slices of prosciuto, 2 ounce-sized portions of parmegian and a couple of small balls of mozzarello was $68.00...the $25.00 per glass charge for prosecco and $14.00 for a mid-sized bottle of flat water seemed a bargain in comparison. We had a full meal at Union Square Cafe later that evening for almost the same price. The place is a rip-off.