I went in a group with 8 of my girlfriends and we had the best time ever. Its very spacious with authentic food,good wine list and perfect hosts . Everyone really took great care and we clicked so many pictures.it's in the vicinity of dream downtown hotel where we all went after the perfect meal.very highly recommended. deserts are amazing..
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
They were a little too pushy
They were a little too pushy with the drinks. Wanted to take unfinished drink away and give you a fresh one. They must have asked 7-8 times.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Chelsea place!
The bread selection served as we waited for dinner was delicious-garlicky and seasoned. The selections were varied and the pasta was homemade .
I enjoyed my fish selection and and my vegeterian daughter enjoyed her pizza. Would definitely return. Yummy margarita and desert sekections.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood gem!
Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group went to the restaurant before a 7:30 performance at the Joyce on a Wed. evening so it was empty when we got there. It was starting to fill up when we left. We mostly had light dishes so I can't comment on the main entrees. Two of us had the Marguerita pizza which was a very tasty thin-crust pizza. I was somewhat dissapointed because I was expecting fresh mozzarella and more basil (which the waiter brought at my request). Two others had the eggplant and mozzarella appetizer from the specials menu and the artichoke haearts. They enjoyed both. We would go back again and try the entrees
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous restaurant , great
Fabulous restaurant , great staff, great food!I come here everytime we are in NYC.
The staff goes out of their way to make a great evening!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect, perfect, perfect!
We had a wonderful meal at Chelsea Ristorante during our weekend in NYC. The service was first-rate and the food could not have been more fresh and authentic. Two of us had the ravioli special, one had the chicken special and I had a veal dish. No complaints from anyone -- only rave reviews!! I would recommend it highly!!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been coming here for years...excellent food, service and ambience. A real restaurant as in the style of old New York....always a wonderful dining experience.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super Italian Experience
I grew up in NYC and have had many Italian meals in traditional Italian restaurants. This is my go-to place in Chelsea for an authentic experience and it did not disappoint, even on Mother's Day. I had a group of 6 and everyone had a wonderful meal. Great staff, wonderful service, fresh fish, lovely ambiance and delicious homemade cheesecake. Could not have asked for more - from the warm greeting to the complimentary apertifs. Just. Go.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose Chelsea for our 20th anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. It was our first night in NYC and it couldn't have started better.
Ambiance was small Italian village and food was fantastic. You have to get the bomba for dessert. All in all, it is a comfortable place where you feel welcomed and you want to go back. That is the best recommendation that I can make.
Mike and Lynne S.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Homemade fettucine is superb, generous portion, good sauce. Tortoni topped a really good lunch. Chelsea Ristorante is consistently reliable. Low key ambiance, attentive service.
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there with our two kids and really enjoyed the fishes (snapper, tuna, sea bass) that were perfectly cooked, in a light fashion. The welcome was nice with complimentary special bread etc. and very kid-friendly. The wine list was ok - centered on Italian wines as you would expect. I'm not a dessert person but the pictures tempted me and we were not disappointed by the lemon sorbet or the tiramisu. Overall great experience, save for the noise
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Restaurant in New York
Delicious food, great wine, and the service can't be beat.....Never noisy...You can actually hear each other without shouting! And the waitstaff is very loyal to returning customers. You are made to feel special and at home. Just like being in Italy!!!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time at this restaurant. We needed a place near the Joyce and the online reviews looked promising. Very pleasant setting, and the noise level was comfortable once some of the drinkers departed. Neither of us ate anything fancy (pear/arugula salad, risotto, cornish hen) but all was very good.And the tiramisu was outstanding. Definitely worth a return visit.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good friend recommended this restaurant and raved about the food. He suggested that the chef could make meals not listed on the menu which is true. I ordered chicken parm & my guest ordered chicken franchese. Both were excellent. The servers were very attentive as well. I will be back!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Continual Pleasure
We have been going to Chelsea Ristorante for several years and we have never been disappointed. The food and service continue to be first rate, If you are going to the Joyce this is the ideal place for pre or post theatre. The menu includes all of the classic Italian dishes along with pizza, which usually ends up being our post theatre meal.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will be back
Chelsea is a new neighborhood for me. I recently started a job in the area and had planned to have dinner with a friend but did not have a restaurant in mind. I checked Open Table reviews and found that Chelsea Ristorante received excellent marks. We went on a Tuesday evening. Greeted warmly and led to a comfortable table. We shared fried zucchini as an appetizer and each had a pasta entree (spinach/ricotta ravioli and papparadelle) - both were delicious. Dessert was a chocolate-covered peanut butter ice cream bombe - delicious! Music play list included a lots of Sinatra. Could not ask for more.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great time for my birthday
I had dinner here with my boyfriend for my 30 th birthday and I enjoyed it greatly. As a cook myself I'm very picky where I eat. With the first bite I could tell that the food was made with love and from scratch. Everything was amazing. Their Alfredo sauce was done of the best I've ever tasted. I would definitely be eating here again.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Live for the service. Treated like a king every time I go!
Great food a top notch service! Thanks to all the staff
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking for great food and even better service, hit this Chelsea neighborhood favorite. Lots of healthy and decadent choices, a menu that will suit even the most pickiest of eaters. The bread is to die for, and if you can, leave room for desert; the ice cream concoctions are amazing.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basic Italian Food
This Chelsea neighborhood restaurant has all the predictable Italian favorites.. Great outdoor seating for people watching. Very attentive service and reasonable prices.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best
Sammy, Jimmy and Nino run the best restaurant in NYC. Get all the appetizers. The bread out of the brick oven is to die for. All the entrees are great.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I could have dined here every night during my 6 day visit! The food, service and overall perception of this restaurant are amazing. I had the Veal stuffed with cheese and prosciutto and it was amazing. As was the calamari, green salad, wine tiramisu and wine. Our server was very attentive and made our meal enjoyable!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure to dine
Always a pleasure to dine here.. love the staff, the service and the terrific food!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old fashioned Italian
Passable, decent, but not extraordinary. Would probably not go again.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for pre-Joyce Theater dining
One of the best spots near the Joyce. We arrived early and they were very accommodating. The service was outstanding but not overwhelming. Will definitely return.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
On this repeat visit we tried
On this repeat visit we tried something new off the specials list, chicken breast with mozzarella roll. DELICIOUS, So was the vongola oreganata as an appetizer. One cannot go wrong here. Never had an unpleasant surprise.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the food, the wine
We enjoyed the food, the wine and the atmosphere! Excellent service; attentive, but not overbearing. The artichoke appetizer was delicious and perfect for sharing!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time at
This was my first time at this restaurant. The food was outstanding. The entire meal was of a high quality and it was prepared to perfection. The home made ricotta cheese cake was beyond belief. I recommend this restaurant highly and will return to it in the future.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
EF Central Virgia Visit to New York
I took a group of 22, 17 of which were teenagers. Our table was ready right on time and the drinks were promptly served with breads and a delicous olive oil. The food was fresh, hot and fantastic. Our entire party ordered ala carte and all of our food was served with in 30 minutes of ordering. Everyone's dishes were perfectly portioned and the meal made for a great evening. The staff was exceptionally attentive. I could not have asked for a better experience for the group.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined with 11 others for a special occasion. excellent food and service. Friendly efficient service. Good variety on menu!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at Chelsea Ristorante is always enjoyable. The food is very good and the service is professional. The restaurant tries very hard and succeeds as a local place in Chelsea that serves consistently fine Italian cuisine. This is a very comfortable restaurant and it has a great menu. My wife and I eat here occasionally and we will return.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were going to the Joyce after dinner & were short on time. They were very accommodating to make sure we were served in a timely manner . Our meals were excellent.
The only negative... It was a little noisy.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Good ..
Chelsea Ristorante is a very good restaurant and it has become a "go to" place for my wife and me even though it is a bit of a walk from our apartment in the West Village. For the money, this is one of the best bargains in New York. We enjoyed dinner here with another couple and our dishes were veal, fish, pasta and pizza. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service and presentation was professional. There is a very warm feeling that one gets when having dinner here. The warmth and good humor of the entire wait staff makes for a special evening. We will be back again......
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Party of 11 had a great time...excellent food and lively attentive service.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful. We were a party of 6, 2 kids, 4 adults. We got chicken, fish, soup, salad and pasta. All was wonderful. The waiters were great w the kids, it was not touristy at all!!! We would recommend & return to eat here over another place any time!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite Italian restaurant always. I've been coming here since it first opened.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM