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Asellina Ristorante
Asellina Ristorante

Asellina Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://asellina.com
  • Phone: (212) 317-2908
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast-
    Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Lunch-
    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner-
    Sunday: 6pm -10:00pm
    Monday -Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 6pm-11:30pm

    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday:11am - 4pm

    Happy Hour-
    Daily: 4:30pm-6:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andrea Montobbio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Weekly DJs

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 29th Street
  • Public Transit: The 6 Train at the 28th Street and the M102 and M103 buses to 28th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Asellina Ristorante
Experience the inventive cuisine of Italy and its sensual culture fueled by a historic tale from Pompeii at Asellina. Our menu captures the passion of authentic Italian flavors, while our venue, created by ICRAVE design studio, embodies the energy of contemporary New York City dining in the heart of the Flatiron District. Located in the Gansevoort Park Hotel, Asellina creates a nexus of creative culinary and design energies, making it a prime destination for neighborhood denizens, adventurous fans of Italian cuisine, and anyone else who enjoys superb food served in a sexy atmosphere.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It's rare to find a restaurant in midtown that can handle a quiet business lunch and a table-of-15 dinner with equal excellence. Asellina does both. Beautiful space, excellent service and very good food; prices are reasonable for the location, and reservations are unusually easy to come by."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was not exceptional, but it was good. The service was wonderful, and the manager, Nicola, was very attentive and enthusiastic. He made customers feel special and welcome. The ambiance is nice. Great for both a date or a girls' nite. The white sangria is one of the best I've had. I would like to see more fish selections on the menu."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We have been to Asellina several times and have never had a negative experience. We have taken out-of-town guests and NYC friends to dinner here and all have enjoyed it very much. The salads, the pizzas, the short ribs, the black ink pasta, and meatballs, are some of our favorites. The service is always top-notch, even when the restaurant is packed. Don't think less of this restaurant because it is in a hotel...it feels completely separate. We have been to many more 'pricier' restaurants in NYC and feel Asellina is equal if not better in all categories. Asellina will continue to be one of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The reviews say vibrant scene and great ambiance, but on a Sunday night the place is dead and full of kids."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Brunch was good - not the best spot for vegetarians/vegans. The only entree I could eat (as a vegetarian) was one of their salads. Fortunately my friends offered me some of their toast/fries so I had some carbs in my meal. My friends and I wanted to do outdoor brunch (since the weather has been so nice) and, even with their limited outdoor seating, the restaurant was able to accommodate our request for an outdoor table. We also wanted to do bottomless brunch - which I thought this a true bottomless brunch option. Apparently they have a limit of 5 drinks over the two hours. While I didn't need more than 5 glasses, I was disappointed that this wasn't more clearly stated on their menu."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The staff was friendly and fun. We loved the pizza with egg. The crust looked so delicious."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "No one there at 1pm except at the pool (hotel guests only) Limited brunch menu. Service spotty but two drinks allowed on menu were good and the beef sliders were delicious. You could sit on large lounge chairs which would have been nice for sunning in a bathing suit. Sophia"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is the second time I've eaten at Asellina and it was as delicious as the first time. My initial experience was with a group around Christmas and while the food was good, the music was a bit loud. Six months later, the food was great again and the music actually was at a comfortable level - loud enough to enjoy the old school tunes but low enough to carry on a conversation. Service and staff was great both times, very helpful with dining suggestions. I would recommend for a night out with friends, a date, or a business dinner."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "was staying at the hotel, restaurant was convenient since it was raining and we didn't want to go out of our way. they were shooting a reality show next to out table, was fun to watch. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "My cocktail was excellent! The host did his best to seat us, as the taping of a reality show apparently slowed down seating. He was very helpful and attentive. Our waitress was fantastic. Very friendly, likeable, and conversed with us quite a bit. Very nice decor and atmosphere. Food was good but didn't blow us away. I had the margherita pizza with whole wheat crust (good!), the pasta sauce was probably a 3.5 on a scale from 1-5. The s'mores dessert was pretty good as well! Nothing spectacular though. Would go back maybe."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Service was great and they had the Best mac & cheese Ever!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Super nice romantik stile .Good service friendly caring staff.The food was marvelous. The best restaurant we been to in New york. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "we live in montreal and love our wknd getaways in nyc, been to Aselinna 4 times and each time was better than other! incredible and personal service (Dave), energetic ambience, loved the DJ and the food beyond outstanding!!!! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Fabulous decor, great friendly service, yummy food and great wine"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Asellina is a beautiful, trendy restaurant. Went with my parents for dinner while they were visiting the city for the weekend since I had heard good things about brunch. Dining experience was good but would have to admit that we were underwhelmed by the dishes. We ordered: Calamari as an appetizer, Branzino, Bucatini pasta which was a special, Chocolate Ganache Calamari was great and the side sauces were a nice touch. Towards the end though, our tongues were burning from the amount of salt. The branzino was our most disappointing dish. The fillet was sitting on a 4 inch piece of bread and was a little fishy. The pasta dish was the best by far, very good and would recommend. Dessert was also delicious! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Way too loud, and I'm not too old. It was basically impossible to have a conversation without shouting acriss the table. Otherwise food was OK."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We went 3 girls for dinner. We took a table with a booth. My friends were sitting by the wall and I sat outside with my back to the isle where people were walking. I was being constantly hit by the passing by waiters and other guests. One man accidently hit my head with his elbow. Staff was very slow. It took forever to get our food ordered. We had to ask for refill of our wine. And the restaurant was half full. Not recommending this place to anyone! It was an embarrassment in front of my business client. The only good thing I can say- food was not bad at all. I would do a take out instead 😄"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Frequent this restaurant. Recent visit was a big disappointment. Service was barely existent. Sat for more than 20 minutes before we could summon someone to come to the table to get a menu. Service is usually spotty here but this was a new low. Time is of the essence at lunch. Hire more staff in the lunch hour timeframe if necessary."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I travelled from Australia to NY for my 30th Birthday and had made several reservations prior to arriving- one of which was Asellina. Our first impression with both the hostess and the barman was that they were incredibly rude, and did not smile once or make us feel welcome at all- in fact, we were made to feel like we should feel lucky to be there. We ordered our starters only to be advised 20 minutes later that ours had been given to the table next to ours and that we would have to wait for more. We finally received our starters, and then waited a further 1.5hrs for 2 bowls of bland pasta. All in all, a pretentious, overcrowded establishment with extremely ordinary food and wait times. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Asellina is great spot in midtown, extremely friendly and welcoming staff, great food, easy access - had an excellent business lunch appointment in a trendy midtown setting! I will definitely return when I'm in town - for the warm welcome and great meal!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. It was a Sunday so noise level was moderate as the restaurant was not crowded. The manager was terrific the wait staff seemed a bit inexperienced. But we were there with five people and had a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Beautiful inside! Food was great, in particular the braised short ribs. We ordered pizza and meatballs for appetizers, both of which were great. Our waiter was awesome though he disappeared for long periods at times, but he made helpful suggestions. Wine was top-notch as well."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Hi, I told the waiter I was gluten intolerant and asked if I could order the burger without the bun. He assured me the burger was without breadcrumbs so that would no problem. when my entre came, it was only a burger in a frying pan, no French fries or salad or cheese or basil dressing as indicated on the menu. My friend got the wrong pizza. I asked him where the other items to my meal were and he said the fries had gluten. So finally, he brought me reg. fries. and then took back the rare burger and 20 minutes later I got another burger this time with cheese and fries and salad. it took 1 hour from the time we ordered for us to get what we actually ordered."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great experience-but the waiter was a bit...socially awkward. The manager took care of us though and made sure we had a great night!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "To try to sit and enjoy a meal and conversation would never happen in this resturant. The music was so loud, we couldn't hear each other. never even stayed for dinner, we left after a glass of wine."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This was my fourth visit and although the menu changes each time, I always find something delicious. There is a beautiful modern fireplace in the bar area that is very welcoming, as were the staff. The background music is loud but upbeat."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Asselina had great food, phenomenal drinks and superb service. I had the Dionusia cocktail which is great, but can get very sweet with the second one. We also had the braised short ribs and the lasagna which both were so great. Our server was very attentive and the DJ played all of our favorite songs, but we were still able to enjoy our conversation. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It's a common misconception that places fit for a romantic evening are dim and quiet and the loud places are often rowdy. Asellina breaks all stereotypes of such sort providing a romantic venue with an entertaining kick given their elegant image paired with their excellent DJ. Overall great experience"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food was Italian, but the atmosphere was contemporary, not mom-and-pop! The service was also very attentive and professional without being in your face. I started with the meatball appetizer which was great! I definitely recommend it. The meatballs were soft and delicious, but the cheese melted over them and the marinara were even better. Plus they gave you two pieces of grilled bread which had a great, tasty char (not burnt) which was perfect for soaking up the sauce. For my main course, I had the chicken milanese...which was good, but very salty and otherwise simple. I would go back, but I would probably get one of their pasta dishes which admittedly looked more interesting than the milanese anyways."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed a lovely meal at restaurant week!! Our server was so sweet The drinks sangria and strawberry martini were amazing!!!! Great ambience and very vibrant!!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great food, service, and ambiance. A must try if in NYC."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I would definitely come back to this place, great food and service. I am only giving it 4 stars because my dish was good but not great. Not the restaurants fault but mine for not making a smart decision. Anyways, the waiter was okay, he never checked in with us reason for 3 stars. I would go back just for the food."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I would not recommend this restaurant for breakfast. The food wasn't great. The servers were asking if we were done after 2 bites of food. Then came back when we still had half our food on our plates. The restaurant was almost empty so they did not need our table or to hurry us. They didn't come by to ask if we wanted more coffee or tea. They didn't come by to fill our classes with water. We had to find them to be our bill."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Went here for Restaurant Week dinner. I had the shrimp polenta (very good), the chicken saltimbocca (good) and the flourless chocolate cake (fair). I also tried the eggplant ravioli (poor). Service was friendly and attentive. The place was modern and nicely decorated."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I've been here for lunch a few times. The food is quite delicious but the service is sub-par. The service always starts out good, but as soon as meals are delivered the servers disappear and you're left with empty water glasses. I had to flag down the hostess to ask for my check. The check arrived and I put my credit card down. Fifteen minutes later it was still sitting on the table. I then held the check and credit card in the air and needed to wave my arms to attract the attention of our waiter who was watching from the bar area but for some reason didn't feel like coming back. I shouldn't have to beg someone to take my money - especially at the steep prices they charge for lunch."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great ambiance, fast and friendly service, and delicious food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "a perfect place for a birthday party- the food was delicious, atmosphere great, service spotty and inattentive-"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The restaurant is located in the Gansevort Hotel which makes it really cool...the ambiance was fun and hip but the food was just ok. The drinks were yummy so I would go back and hang out at the bar for drinks and apps"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Really enjoyed Asellina - had the beet salad and chicken parm and they were both great. They also have a nice cocktail menu. I went on a Saturday night, so was in the mood for the loud-ish music and hot-spotty (for midtown anyway) feel, would not have been ideal for a quiet/romantic night - but I believe its a little more low-key on weekdays. Service was awesome. Will definitely be back, and highly recommend - for dinner or even just a drink at the bar."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food, ambience and service was great. Asselina is reasonably priced and has a great vibe. I wouldn't classify the food as fine dining but good for the price and is a great destination for dinner with mates or a partner."
    Dined on 1/23/2014