Il Nido

4.7
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179 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
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P
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is the finest meal I have eaten in my 40+ years of living in Marlboro. The menu is varied with something for everyone. The food preparation is excellent. The plating is very nice, the flavors are outstanding. A big plus is the BYOB policy which helps to make up for the prices. The prices are not cheap, but the food was definitely worth the price. Looking forward to our next visit.

m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The menu was limited and the prices were high but the food was good.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Food and service perfect.

AC
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Maybe they were just off, but this place is horrible

The waitress was generally inattentive, forgot to bring us a drink we ordered, never checked on how our food was until we flagged her down. Just not good, especially for a place like this.

We ordered eggplant meatballs for app. Maybe the wrong choice, but it was very bland. Added table salt. Also lamb sausage app. It was better, but the beans were hard and it was also very bland. Only flavor was cheese. I’d give appetizers a C.

We ordered specials. Pasta with langostine. Bland, added salt. Pasta under done considerably. But my wife was starving and kept it. Also ordered rack of lamb, medium. Cut into it, totally well done, ruined. Flagged waitress down, she came over after 10 mins, saw it was gross and took it back.

For what it’s worth they offered us a free redo of lamb and dessert on the house- which we declined. So tired of horrible experiences in this area.

M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always our meal was terrific. Our waiter, Sergio, helped me order food that was appropriate for my allergies. It’s amazing that you can have a relaxing conversation with the people at your table in such a busy restaurant. The acoustics are great.

R
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new place. Would normally have to travel
To nyc for Same ambiance cuisine and quality of service. Will be back ! Can’t wait to try other items on the ever changing menu. The complimentary Italian cookies were a nice treat!

MG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I was expecting some different items on the fall menu. There was something lacking.
Overall the Lentil Soup and Halibut were my healthy choices.
The prices are pretty high.
I was very surprised I had to ask if there were evening specials. Thought that should have been an automatic conversation. I noticed the table next to us also had to ask if there were any specials.
We did enjoy our anniversary celebration and we pick IlNido for special occasions.

MS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service excellent; Food, from appetizers to main course to desserts; Excellent. Great experience.

RM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Manhattan comes to Marlboro NJ....beautiful deco, great service, delicious Italian food......bring your own special wine and have a wonderful dinner.

AC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

For all the significant buzz surrounding this restaurant the experience was underwhelming to say the least. The food was pedestrian and over-priced and certainly not what I would expect from a place that already has quite the reputation.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment you walk in you feel welcome. Tables and chairs very spacious and comfortable. Our server Cynthia was awesome and very helpful explaining the menu. Service on point. Dishes were so creative and not your standard dishes. Butternut squash salad was amazing as was the Waygu short rib. Highly recommend.

AM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just amazing! From the beautiful atmosphere to the divine food and exceptional service, we couldn’t have asked for more. The owners were also so gracious and kind and you can truly see and feel how much their restaurant means to them. Our server Erica was also the best! We cannot wait for our next date night so we can go back 😊

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience,food was amazing,service was awesome,i will definitely be coming back ,everything was on point, and delicious!!

OT
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

Portions were extremely small. Beautiful restaurant, but food was not good at all. My pork chop had no meat all fat & was the size of a baby lamb chop. The scallop appetizer was very good but so small. I was starving when I left. Won’t be back. Plus super $$$$

JI
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful meal at IlNido!

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was really good. The only comment is that the menus selection for the main course should be expanded, it was too limited.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous meal with our fantastic server, David. We will DEFINITELY be back soon!

SS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great experience ! We had frequents in from London and everything was great! Thanks again Everyone at Il Nido.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place! Pete’s!

e
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Ambience was great - quiet, attractive, conversational.
Food wonderful, along w/ the service.
Will return!

W
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! The food was perfection. Already made 2 future reservations to take friends. Really wonderful place to find right here in Marlboro, NJ.

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The venue itself was beautiful. The entire dinner for 4 of us was exceptional & the service was outstanding. We all agreed that we would definitely return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I came here on a date night. It was our first time here since the restaurant became Il Nido. What a HUGE difference! Everything was excellent from the ambiance, to the service, and best of all the food! The interior looks nothing like it used to and is now one of the more visually upscale restaurants in the area. The food was absolutely delicious. We loved the eggplant meatballs as an appetizer, cannot wait to return to have them again. I had the scallop risotto which was the best risotto I have ever tasted. My husband had the boar which he enjoyed. We shared the hazelnut torte for dessert, also delicious. While the prices are on the higher side for the area, it is BYOB which helps with the overall price of the meal. We will definitely return!

M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit. Food and service was excellent. BYOB. Never felt rushed. Hidden gem. Pricey but will go again.

J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic experience at Il Nido! From Angelica and Gab our hostesses to Erika our waitress, the service and food were wonderful.

EZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambiance of the restaurant. The octopus appetizer was excellent, halibut was delicious ,rib eye steaks were average. Some entrees were over priced. Loved that it’s a BYOB!

G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Warm atmosphere, Food and service was exceptional

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and amazing food!

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First review ever. My wife and I have dinned out at least twice a week for the last 30 years. (We’re old).
This experience ranks top 5 in all aspects, especially food. We did the tasting menu, and happy we did so.
Can’t wait to go back and try the pastas. Server David was terrific.

CK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. Superb food, service and ambience. Tables for two are usually the worst inthe house yet here they are all large tables with plenty of room between tables. The food is elevated, fresh, organic and delicious. We witnessed the owner doing a surprise tasting tast on a busy Saturday night which really shows he cares. Highly recommended!

DP
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was my second visit to Il Nido, and as always service is superb and the food was also delicious. My only "very small" :) complain is about a fish in a seafood stew. It was a little bit tough to eat.
But overall excellent and I will be coming back.

Dorota

MG
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our new Saturday night date night spot. Delicious food, amazing hosts - Sandy and Joe are just great. David is our favorite server and makes the night even more enjoyable. NYC ambiance and cusinine in Monmouth County - who knew? A gem indeed and hope Il Nido continues to turn those tables over for lifetimes to come. Menu is never boring and will tempt all culinary palates no matter the season. We love Il Nido.. Bravo!

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Il Nido. I had the filet which was great. Others in my party had the scallops or the haddock. They were also pleased. The soup was outstanding. The service was very good as well. The price seemed a little high given what seemed like rather small portions. For special occasions, Il Nido is a great choice. For regular dining a little less so because of the prices. But if you don't mind paying high prices for good food I highly recommend Il Nido.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! We will be back! Love that it is all organic, grass-fed, wild fish, and flour imported from Italy! This does raise the price some, but well worth it! A must!

HM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The boar pork chop were tough. Would not recommend them. The pasta was a bit too aldente. We have had it before and it was better prepared. The appetizers and soup were very good.

SS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food once again and service excellent! Highly recommend.

N
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word: outstanding! Our waiter David couldn’t do enough for us. Can’t wait to go back. Especially for the eggplant meatballs!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So welcoming. Greater by the owner and wait staff was superb.

Z
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food is very good high quality. I was a bit disappointed in the selections. I would have liked more varied entree choices there are very few fish selections. The ambiance is very warm and tables spread out nicely. I feel for the quality of food and the type of restaurant it is the service doesn’t match the servers are young and not very polished. A bottle of olive oil was brought to our table however half way through our appetizer we realized they never brought bread. Overall very good place with some service tweaks it will elevate it to the next level

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Overpriced for the quality. Shell fragments in the crab pasta, overcooked filet and under done short ribs (was fatty s/b low and slow and some acidic sauce to counter the richness of the meat). There are better places for the price in Monmouth county.