Lobster tagliatelle was superb, as was a salad with a delicate dressing. With a glass of wine and coffee after, dinner for two came in under $150--not bad for NYC.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good Italian home cooking
Very good Italian home cooking as it should be done.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Worth a trip back
Busy place that has a good share of neighborhood locals. This is my second visit and the food was as good as I remember. Other than the coat check lady the staff is warm friendly and efficient. Food is fresh and simple. Italian comfort food worth going back for.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was great, food
The service was great, food was good and the atmosphere was very pleasant.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid and authentic Italian
A very solid and authentic Italian place. If you're in Midtown East and want Italian, this is a great spot.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food specially the pasta . Cozy and great service too!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food from a large menu and nightly specials. Superb wine list. Small venue, lighting a bit dim, waitstaff very attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little gem of a restaurant
A very nice dining experience with both food and service top notch. Perfect location for mid-town hotels.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little spot...
I was recommended here by a client of mine. I took my girlfriend and went on a Tuesday night. It was packed but they accommodated our reservation early and sat us in a quiet table in the back. The place is small but it doesn't feel full even when it is. The service was fantastic with good attention to detail. Only service note is that they did not clear my course silverware which was left on my table until dessert. Other then that the service was spot-on. When my server wasnt available there was someone else there ready to assist. We had lobster ravioli, rigatoni bolognese and the beef carpaccio to start. Really delicious dishes, well done perfect portion size. Great little Italian restaurant. Wine list had good variety and good pricing. ty
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was with a New Yorker friend
I was with a New Yorker friend who moved to CA over 10 years ago. We always choose Italian restaurants because outside of LA and SF there appear to be very few good Italian restaurants. She was thrilled with Cellini and we enjoyed our meal very much.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Efficient service. Excellent
Efficient service. Excellent seafood and pasta dishes. Very accomodating when asked for preparing dishes without dairy. Excellent spot for business lunches or dinners. You aren't on top of other patrons and the noise level is perfect for having conversations without shouting. I highly recommend Cellini.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Italian fare
A very wide selection where the specials list may be as long as the standard menu. Solidly executed food and they don't rush you.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice meal . Part of
Had a nice meal . Part of a weekend trip to NYC to celebrate son's graduation. Nice cozy place with good reasonably priced food for NYC
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
very recommendable restaurant
i have been to cellini with my girlfriend for dinner. the food was delicious and the service was exquisit. unfortunately we had a table in the middle where many people kept walking by, but apart from that the ambience was very comfortable. i would definetely recommend cellini to others!!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reliable choice for mid town lunch
Have eaten at Cellini many times. Always good to excellent.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A superb gem
Upscale, fine authentic italian dining. Service excellent and chef consistent and creative with regional specialties
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice quiet place
Dined here on a Sunday evening at 8:00. Food and service were very good. There were only a few tables occupied so I cannot comment on noise level when full. We will try this again on our next trip to NY.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was wonderful and attentive. They made our daughter something that wasn't specifically on the menu. I had one of the specials, Risotto Carbonara, it was delicious!! We will definitely return next time we are in NYC.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
E54th street is quite and has the York theater at the Lexington corner. Two blocks away is Cellini and discount parking Cross the street. A great location and evening. The food is excellent and the saff very accommodating. Very suit and a great neighborhood gem. Bronzino is my favorite and it was fresh and succulent. Free biscotti with your coffee tops off. A great experience.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back!
We had reservations at 7:30. We were promptly right away and our server came to us promptly. Our dinners were most enjoyable.We had veal stuffed ravioli and lasagna. Both were delicious. If we lived in Manhattan, we would be regulars here!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful restaurant. Delicious
Wonderful restaurant. Delicious food. Terrific service!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre Moma dinner
We have eaten at Cellini several times before a reception for an exhibit for the MOMA. The good is very good and the service is excellent. It has a nice atmosphere and very comfortable. We look forward to the exhibits so we can eat at Cellini.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great robust Italian meal, excellent service, and a meal fit for a king. Generous portions, wide selection and extensive wine list made this NYC dining experience memorable. Will be a regular stop when back in the Big Apple.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good lunch spot in busy NYC
Great lunch spot, good consistent food. Pricing was not too bad considering NY. Count for 40$/person including 20% tip.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
For quite a few years I have walked by Cellini but never decided to eat there. Finally I made a reservation for two and was glad of it.
The reservation was honored on-time, the staff was most accommodating and the food was very good. I have already recommended it to friends.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was looking for a restaurant in the area for dinner with a friend. Walked by Cellini, checked the menu & thought "this looks good & the location is perfect" so I made a reservation. I was pleasantly surprised. Restaurant was smaller than I imagined, but that made it cozier. The food was delicious, I ordered the pounded swordfish & I would certainly order it again. The portions were more than ample, presentation nice, & not overly priced. The service was very good, attentive but not hovering. I would definitely go back & will also recommend to friends.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
food is just great all the
food is just great all the time. nothing over top, just good food.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever we visit New York, this is a MUST stop for us. We love the food, the atmosphere and the feeling of Italy. This is one of the finest in NYC, never in the several years that we have visited, have we missed a chance to experience dinner at Chelini's. The BEST Italian dining in NYC!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian restaurant
I dined alone at Cellini last night. The food was outstanding. I really appreciated the service. Sometimes a single diner is rushed or ignored and this was not the case at Cellini. I thoroughly enjoyed this small neighborhood restaurant.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant was everything that I was looking for. Tables were nicely spaced apart, noise level was very low, ambiance was excellent. Above all, the food was delicious and service was excellent. We cannot wait to go back.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good eats, but left wanting more
We had a great time and the food was delicious. Portion sizes were a bit small so we left still hungry.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls Night Out!
We were seated immediately upon arrival, it felt like they were waiting for us. Took our coats and quickly proceeded to take our drink orders. The food, the drinks, the salad… everything came to the table fresh, quick, and delicious. That arugula salad with avocados… I could eat that every day. We had the Lasagna, the Pescato Risotto, and 2 other dishes and all were absolutely amazing, delicious, cooked to perfection! Will definitely go back to Cellini's when I'm in town. Thank you for the service and the great atmosphere.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Felt like I was in Italy. The food was excellent and the service was very good.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Midtown Lunch Spot
This upscale italian restaurant is a very nice option by Park Avenue. We work nearby and are always looking for a nice place, quiet ambiance and upscale enough to take a client or collegue. The food here was good and the service was very good as well. The bread was amazing! I would reccomend this restaurant if you are in the area.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM