Cellini

4.5
1155 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Cellini’s culinary style of chic simplicity produces a menu of astounding freshness and creativity. We began with a masterful rendition of cornmeal polenta wedges with masses of slivered shitake mushrooms and a calamari salad garnished with beans and scallions, each set off with a hot, homemade foccacia, augmented with sliced crusty Tuscan bread. We next chose panzotti-supple half moon pasta filled with fresh, crisp vegetables lightly bathed in a delicate porcini mushroom sauce. A unique tubular pasta stuffed with the freshest fish and spinach under a seasoned fish stock was enough to show us that each dish here has its own personality, and is densely concentrated with flavor.
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LD
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good environment ... courteous crew... . good price per value .

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great meals and service. Never disappointed. Good value and fast.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service at this white table cloth midtown experience. Try the specials, and while they have a bar, the wine list has some moderately priced gems to choose from. Lemon Tart is a sweet version, but Creme Brulee, and classic Italian Cheesecake are top notch.

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JO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming environment, great food and good service.Perfect location for a birthday lunch.

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J
Minneapolis
116 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding dinner. Excellent service—very professional. Pasta dish—large stuffed ravioli—was unique and delicious. Seafood medley was huge and perfect. Excellent value for New York. Felt like being in Italy!

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E
New England
45 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I’ve been to this restaurant many times and thought to return again last night. Although the food was good our service was terrible.

First we sat at the table for 15 mins before anyone came over.

Second we were never asked if we wanted a cocktail, a glass of wine or even a soda or any beverage.

Third when I ask for pepper flakes that took 10 mins.

Fourth, after dinner and after they took our plates and asked if we wanted anything else (which we said we were all said and didn’t want anything else) it took 20 mins to get our bill. I only got it because I asked twice.

And mind you.... the restaurant was 40% full. 60% EMPTY and plenty of staff.

Like I said been going here for years and brought many people here and had large parties here. I’m thinking I will be thinking twice before I decide to come here or refer it to friends.

Sad. It was a good place all around. Food and service.

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EG
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Three varied pasta dishes, house specialty (spaghetti and meatballs), linguine de vognoles, and rigatoni bolognese were all excellent and came out of the kitchen almost before we finished ordering. $27 is high for an (albeit delicious) plate of pasta but it is Manhattan, isn't it. Recommend.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated at a quiet table in the back and quickly given water and bread. The specials were listed on a board making ordering and remembering very easy. The quantity of wine in our glasses were above the usual small amount in a large glass. The appetizer salad we shared of shaved endive, and other assorted greens and mushrooms were crispy and lightly dressed. The linguini with seafood was absolutely delicious with a large selection of seafood and lightly sauced pasta. We were too full for dessert, but oh, so very happy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very impromptu dinner reservation for my parents’ 30th Wedding Anniversary celebration. Fantastic food, fantastic ambience and fantastic service - we will definitely come back!

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J
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cozy. Food average.

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S
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but you don’t get a relaxed vibe. Well diverse menu but prices are a bit high.

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JD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu consistently high quality food and service

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JD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service all the time

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J
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excelente comida con sabor a casa. Para disfrutar con amigos, familia o la pareja.

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CF
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The grilled calamari with arugula salad was very fresh and flavorful. The staff was happy to serve it on two plates for sharing. The linguine de mer serving was surprisingly generous and I enjoyed every bite. The best part is its proximity to our favorite hotel.

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JC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service. Nice place to go after a show

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KA
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian food. We Must visit while in NY, never missed it. Seafood pasta is my favorite.

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g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always great, and service good too. A little too noisy for a business lunch. Dinners are quieter, so I was surprised.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food very much, service nice & portions are on the small side.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Hostess was extremely rude and dismissive.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Italian food off the beaten path. Away from the tourists, you'll be able to get a great meal, with great service. The servers are knowledgeable about the food and wine. Plus, monthly specials change and there is a great variety on the menu, if you're unsure about what to get.

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TP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to location. Always meets expectations!!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and was very impressed in all respects. Food was delicious, service was prompt, and ambiance relaxing. This is a great local place and I’ll definitely go back.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The minute you sit down they rush you to order. From the time you order to when the food arrives is 5 minutes. I hate being rushed. Waiter never stopped by to see how the dinner was. Bad bad service

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RC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly what we were looking for when we wanted to eat out at a little Italian restaurant in New York.

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KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 2

My sister and I went for a special occasion when she was visiting the city! Our hostess was lovely- so kind! However, after we were seated our waiter was a bit curt and very snarky. I ordered the gnocchi and she had the ravioli, each cost way more than they were worth. Both dishes tasted like cheap Italian food and like I could have made a better frozen meal. Very disappointed with the food and service as other reviews I read were so positive!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

High quality with nice ambiance

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impromptu family lunch

Excellent quality and ambience

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic food, good portions, service good (but a take your time to eat place).

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f
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and my husband and I went with two friends and we all enjoyed
our dinners

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Always a winner. Busy at lunch and they had a party which made service a little short. All food was excellent. We were place upstairs which was not busy but they still sat us between 2 other deuces with several other tables available. Wine was good too.

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LA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sorry but food tasted like it came from a can. Delivered within 3 minutes of ordering it so no special preparation involved.

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MW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Didnt like at all
The food is normal nothing special
I found
Pieces
Of eggs on my tiramisu
We arrived at 9:30
And all the waitress wanted us to finish and go out
They offered us the coffee without offering the dessert menu which we asked
Go elsewhere

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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KC
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Upstairs was pretty empty - would prefer to sit downstairs for more lively ambiance..

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D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spaghetti and meatballs in NYC!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and service, tables are a bit small and tightly packed but its Manhattan and noise level is high but not nearly as high as most other NYC restaurants. Always a good meal and the right level of service/attention. Highly recommend.

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A
New England
38 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot when staying at the Elysee Hotel across the street!

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DD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good selection of items and very good food.

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