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Reviews from nymag.com
Posted by FairJudge on 05/01/2013
This place was a complete rip-off.They are capitalizing on tourists who unwittingly walk in and pour $20 glasses of water with ridiculously overpriced meals. I have never been ripped off like I was here. Learn from my mistake.
Posted by HKM on 04/04/2013
I am surprised this proprietor is still business. He is running the worst food scam in town. Just read all the reviews below. All true. Everything is overpriced for average food quality and presentation. The waitstaff is well trained how to scam customers. They are still in business because there is a new sucker born every day.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/23/2012
I live in Manhattan and go to many "upscale" restaurants but I was shocked by the prices at Nello. I took cousins there for lunch and the bill was almost $200 (before the tip) for 2 salads and 1 pasta. The salads consisted of 4 slices of beets and a small scoop of goat cheese with some greens. They were $27 each! One of the party had one glass of wine and we had bottled water (beware, the minute you sit down they come over with 2 large bottles of water and ask if you want sparkling or flat and then proceed to pour without asking if you'd prefer tap water). The prices on the menu are shocking. I'll steer clear of this restaurant from now on and tell friends and family to do the same.
Posted by Donna on 01/08/2012
We stopped in for a drink, sat outside and could barely get a waitress to pay attention to us. She suggested the special appetizer, carparcio with truffles. It weas not on the menu, we took her suggestion. A wine, a beer and the appetizer was $225! Stqay away, there are too many other great resturants in NYC that will treat you better and be more reasonable.
Posted by Irene on 11/10/2011
The food is at the level of a dinner, but more expensive than any other 5 star restaurant in New York. The service is poor, the waiter with a smirk on his face appears only to tell you about the "specials" -a pasta with shaved truffle mushrooms with undisclosed price $275??!! Music is so loud you can't hear yourself. Gratuity 20% is included even if it is 2 of you. Upon siting at the table they bring " belinis" with a loud " Salute!!" without anyone ordering them and then you get charged $20 for each. Place is a BIG SCAM!!
Posted by Emilie on 09/20/2011
So I went here for my birthday. All I have to say is -- these reviews are correct. This place is just about as expensive as Per Se, and is MORE expensive per person than Daniel, Jean Georges, Le Bernadin, etc. The clincher, was the entree I ordered. The presented the special of the night as a pasta dish, with "summer" truffle or white truffle. The waiter recommended the white truffle (no kidding). The dish was OK but it was an appetizer sized portion. Then the bill came, the "White Truffle dish" was $250. For a SMALL dish of pasta. Save yourself.
Posted by Franco on 07/21/2011
We just walked in for lunch without checking the menu or prices. Service was poor it took quite some time to catch the waiters attention. Champagne or Bellini were brought to the table along with the menu. We almost chocked I paid more here than in Jean George, Daniel and Le Berdnardine where we had dinner. Never ever will I get close to this place.