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Chelsea Ristorante

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108 8th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10011-5131 (Between 15th Street & 16th Street)
+1 212-924-7786
16:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Mon 16:00 - 22:15
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:45
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:45
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very nice bottle of wine and dinner this evening at the Chelsea Ristorante. For one reason or another we haven't been here for years but this evening we enjoyed a beautiful meal of whole Branzino and a side of pasta, mixed salad and veal scaloppini ala Funghi. The service was impeccable and the restaurant was full which... More 

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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my wife visited here during our honeymoon, spur of the moment (she had a hankering for 'proper new York Italian food' and the place we'd booked looked completely dead). We were both delighted to fall upon chelsea ristorante as it provided a fantastic meal, no tourists, just real New Yorkers eating lunch and the food was as good... More 

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Sintra, Portugal
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Overall this property was very good. The atmosphere was energetic and the meals were albeit small but very tasty. There were 4 of us and our bill was over $ 400.00. The food portion of that bill was about $ 90.00. By that proportion one could tell we were having a good time. I felt a buy back of some... More 

Thank sthespa
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice well priced lunch at this local eatery. Not busy with tourists but plenty of locals, always a good sign.

1 Thank James M
Albany, New York
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205 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Definitely old school - in a good way. the classics done well. great non-fussy service and good value. What you remember Italian restaurants being like.

2 Thank JAugustWest
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in here with family as people fancied pizza. The menu is slightly limited, no cream based pastas or calzones. Ordered a pizza with ham and instead got a pizza with Parma ham which I'm not a fan of. The pizza is more cheddar than mozzarella and therefore can be quite sickly. The base and crust could also be thinner.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This restaurant was a total disappointment. The food was mediocre, the wine by the glass was so bad that I sent back 2 glasses and then settled for a beer, and the prices are simply not a good value. They seem to "get" you on every little thing from bread to club soda. I arrived and waited at the bar... More 

Thank DJKTraveler
Honolulu, Hawaii
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Chelsea Ristorante is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Manhattan. Service is always friendly, food is always authentic and delicious, and the atmosphere is always wonderful! If you are going with a large group at a busy hour, be sure to call in a reservation. Enjoy!

2 Thank Curt H
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Popped in after walking the Highline, needed feeding so late Sunday afternoon - excellent meal with no rush, beer, wine, starter, main course. Tip already added so saved the normal English embarrassment for undertipping!

2 Thank chrisjl51
Palm Desert, California, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were looking for a classic Italiam restaurant and this place wa spot on. The prices were reasonable and the food was delicious and abundant. It was a short taxi ride from our hotel and away from the hub bub of Manhattan. We were able to dine without feeling rushed. The service from our waiter, Adrian and all of the... More 

2 Thank Candy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:15
16:00 - 22:15
16:00 - 22:45
16:00 - 22:45
16:00 - 22:45
16:00 - 23:45
16:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 8th Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10011-5131
    (Between 15th Street & 16th Street)
  • Public Transportation: A-C-E-2-1 14TH St Stop
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-924-7786

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