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Tello's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://chelseadining.com
  • Email: vicaribellevie@aol.com
  • Phone: (212) 691-8696
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH - Mon.-Fri. 12-4 pm
    DINNER - Mon.-Sun. 4pm-12am
    BRUNCH - Sat. & Sun. 11am-4 pm
    PRE-THEATRE DINNER - Mon.-Sun. 4-7pm (Prix-Fixe $19.95)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Alonso Tello
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th Street
  • Public Transit: C/E to 23rd Street
    1 to 18th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tello's
What a find! Lit with candles and chandeliers, this cozy place has such a wonderful old-world feel that you may think you've walked onto the set of a Martin Scorsese film. A helpful staff serves up hefty portions (light on price) of well prepared Italian fare. Pasta is cooked al dente every time and the seafood is plentiful and fresh. Be sure to join us on Saturday and Sunday for our boozy brunch - for only an additional $12, enjoy unlimited drinks with your brunch entree. We also offer a 3-course pre-theatre menu for only $19.95 from 4-7pm daily.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Tello offers an unusually wide variety of choices on their weekend brunch menu, all at a very reasonable fixed price including a drink and coffee or tea. If you go on Sunday afternoon at 2 you should be aware that they offer a drag queen show for about an hour. It was fun and enjoyable, even for the diners who didn't know in advance what they were in for. To her credit the entertainer modified her show so that it was acceptable for the fourth grader in the audience who was celebrating her birthday."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Good food,ambience and one of the few restaurants in Chelsea where you can actually hear each other in conversation."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I'm ranking this as one of the top restaurants for service I've been to in the city. Food was great too!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Place was empty when we got there and empty when we left. The place looks run down like it hasn't been renovated in centuries. I will not return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My friend and I were going to the Irish repertory theater and so this restaurant was geographically desirable. I had the roast duck. It came with some wonderful vegetables. I also had chocolate mousse for dessert. Everything was good and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have been to Tello's many times. This was Valentine's night. We had a long standing reservation and arrived on time. There was no table ready...they had us wait right on top of a table they were trying to clear in the "back room". Not pleasant. The food, a pris-fixe menu was also disappointing. Cheap steak, tough and not properly done. When the mashed potatoes are the meal's highlight...it's not so good!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Brunch food selection and price was good. Nice drink selection with the Brunch. Wait staff courteous However after waiting 30 minutes for 2 pizzas for 2 children, the waiter thought we had canceled their order. Communicaation misunderstanding but Big mixup resulting in 2 starving children.What did he think they would eat??? We'd try it again but would make sure the order was double checked."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We were walking thru the city & decided to try out Tellos. We were pleasantly surprised by the delicious food and attentive wait service. The sauce was great, especially the Pasta Bolognese. We just returned again for dinner with a small group of friends. The food was fresh and delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Its a great restaurant in NYC."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "It's really not fair to base the food solely on my dish. Everyone else enjoyed their meals. I ordered the eggs Florentine and expected what I'm used to which is an omelet with spinach. What I got was eggs Benedict with spinach which I do not care for. Over all, it is a lovely place and a bargain for the $14.95 brunch and you can actually have a conversation because it is quiet. I guess it attracts an older crowd. barbara"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I hadn't been back to Tello's for sometime (haven't been in Chelsea for a while), but it was still delicious, comfy and fun! The service was good and friendly. Hopefully I'll be back to Tello's soon!"
    Dined on 12/18/2012
  • "Great food, great service, at a great price. A rare find in NYC!!!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013