108 8th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.740674 -74.001691
Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Midtown
One of my favorite Italian Restaurants – I live in the neighborhood and love to go to this restaurant at least once a week for lunch, and sometimes dinner. The waiters, Adrian, Sammy, Luis and Marcos are like family. Marcos seems to know the name of almost every customer. I love that in a waiter. The food is delicious! My favorite plate is the Chicken Francais that was recommended by Marcos. The place is intimate and not noisy at all. The dinner is a bit expensive, but worth every penny because of the quality of the food!
Watch your bill at the end of the evening – My friend and i went there for an after dinner drink and they "double billed" us. The place was empty too. Guess they figured we were tourists and wouldn't notice.
Great Restaurant – I came here with family and had a great time. A little wait for the table and food. The service a bit slow, but the food was not disappointing. I enjoy the grilled salmon steak. . The salmone was nicely done. The portions were good size and I was satisfied after the meal. The price is on the pricey side, but well worth it.
good food, friendly place :) – This is the kind of place that makes you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. I've been dining here for years and have never had a bad meal. The food is not only good, it's consistent. The fried artichokes are a must. Not many places make them and these are the best I've had outside of Rome. One of my favorite dishes on the menu is the pounded veal chop... just wonderful. Oh and the linguine bolognese is a our "go to" dish when we crave pasta. With all the ridiculously trendy restaurants opening in the area, this is a breath of fresh air. Jimmy and Nino are great hosts, paying attention to details and aiming to please. We dine out all the time, checking out the new restaurants and while it's interesting to experience everything that's going on in the culinary world...we always come back home to Chelsea Ristorante.
Editorial Review – Homemade Italian dishes are served in a cozy setting in the heart of Chelsea.
Ignore that bad review!! This place is delicious, inexpensive and a gem! – I just moved to the city about month ago and have been relying pretty much on luck when looking for a decent restaurant/spa/grocery store etc. Tonight we went exploring again and decided to walk south from the 14th and 8th ave subway station to find an italian restaurant. ther weather was freezing and the restaurant's menu was posted outside. after looking over the prices we scooted in and asked for a table away from the front door that would be clear of the cold coming in along with fresh diners. we were immediately asked for our coats and then led to the back of the house by the brick oven and stayed warm the whole evening. the food was unexpectedly phenomenal and the service was not SLOW, it was simply relaxing. The waiters constantly filled out wine glasses and had the courtesy of letting us spend hours at our table. They understand that dining out is not just eating food, it is a social event and the two of us had a wonderful time. My seafood risotto was loaded with ocean creatures and my man's veal chop was great- lean, thin and plentiful. The salads are a little pricey as is the wine list (where ISN'T the wine list astronomical in nyc?) and even though the salad was forgotten before my meal, they brought it out upon discovering their mistake and took a few bucks off the bill- probably because I wasn't complaining. The food is great and CHEAP!- Average homemade pasta dishes- $15, risotto was about $20 and the veal was $27. Top-notch and just right. My new favorite place. Even with two large parties of 8-10 people, there was no moise and it was very pleasant.
cant get enough of this place – Our favorite restuarant- anytime we are hungry and want a yummy meal, we always seem to come back to Chelsea ristorante. We come here for birthdays, anniversaries, after running marathons, a romantic dinner or for no special reason. We are never dissapointed and would recommend this place to anyone. My only complaint is that sometimes they are reluctant to give you a second order of the yummy bread... its annoying... but, we love this place (and we will just keep asking for more bread!)
A great find – A terrific authentic Italian restaurant with scrumptious homemade bread and pastas and more. We were a large group and all ordered different things and everyone was extremely pleased..don't hesitate to go!
A great find! – I had my bday party dinner here last wknd with 13 friends and was very impressed with the overall experience. The space is small but gives you a nice, warm vibe. The staff is friendly and they did a nice job ensuring that all 13 orders came out at the same time! The food was excellent and the bread was too. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
If you're in Chelsea, eat here!! – I've been here many times, and the food is consistently delicious, especially the veal with artichokes. Not to mention the service is top notch, your glass is never empty for more than a second. I think it's pretty much a family run business because I've seen the same 5 people working there for several years. They take pride in their service. As for the atmosphere, I agree with other reviewers, it can be good for either a romantic date or a night out with friends. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
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