198 8th Ave., New York, NY | Directions 1001140.743407 -73.999501
Open Weekdays 12pm-11pm; Weekends 11am-11pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea
Dire Duck – A pretty restaurant, but marred by TERRIBLE jarring music blaring (a staff- member's I-pod? Management -get a grip!)
Whatever you do, avoid the duck salad. You get a lump of several-times deep-fried duck leg so hard you can only extract one forkful of edible meat. This is the worst duck confit in New York. If every other restaurant can get this right, what's their excuse? Never again!
Easy – Such an easy no fuss dining experience. Tell makes you feel like you're part of the family with warm food , huge portions and wine for days! I like to stop in after work for as glass of wine and some pasta. Highly recommended!
Hot food in Chelsea – Walking around Chelsea one evening I found Tello's Restaurant. I was single when I went in. I sat at the bar, had a few drinks and some pasta. I met this guy here and we started dating. Thanks Tello.
YUM! – Just got done having dinner here with a co-worker. Perfect end to my busy day. Delicious cocktails and enough food that I don't have to make lunch tomorrow! Everything moved like clockwork, we didn't have to wait long at all for anything! Friendly staff as well! Can't wait to go back!
Feel at home – I noticed another review said that a glass of wine was expensive. Have you never dined it the city before? Most places I eat at charge $8 - $14.
Relaxed with a sort of Italian pub feel, I quite enjoyed my meal at Tello. The service was quick, our waiter knew the menu and gave us great recommendations, and the portions were so plentiful that I had leftovers for work the next day. The owner was in and checked on my husband and I to make sure we were enjoying ourselves, he even gave us 2 lemoncello shots on the house! All in all a great staff who made us feel like part of the family and child friendly.
what a disappointment – This was my first time and will be my last. There were two of us and while our entrees had very good portions
Great Italian in the heart of Chelsea – Chelsea is one of my favorite neighborhoods and I eat there often. I've eaten at Tello a few times and it has never disappointed. Sicilian salad followed by capellini primavera is my favorite. The portions are pretty big, sometimes I get to leave with left overs, still great the next day!
Great Neighborhood Spot – A friend who lives in Chelsea recommended this neighborhood favorite. Came by after a few after work drinks and was glad I did. Veal and shrimp milano really hit the spot! If veal isn't your thing, I tried some of my friend's chicken rolatini and it was also to die for! I will definitely be coming back soon!
Gay friendly Italian Food at its Best! – This restaurant is full of great ambiance with real comfort food. I've been doing some of the web design work for Tello, Trois Canards, and Casa Havana and find that the diners are always friendly, never rude and when I come in to visit the restaurant I am always greeted. These restaurants are real charmers.
Not customer friendly – Out of a better wine ( sangiovese) second choice montelpuciano $10. The entre Chicken Benedtto arrived after a long time,slightly charred.The price quoted for the Panna Cotta ...$7. The bill was totally incorrect. Billed for Sangiovese $11and the Panna Cotta $8. The billwas evetually corrected. One should be able to dine without having to worry about misquoted prices and inept waitstaff. I doubt if I will go back.
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