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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.
New York, NY 10022
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday:
5:00pm - 10:30pm
Madison and Park Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
There is also a private garage located directly across the street.
E or M train to 53rd and 5Ave
Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate parties up to 10 - 200 people and have private areas available.
Private Party Contact:
Dino Arpaia: (212) 751-1555
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Cellini Ratings and Reviews
We were out in NYC for the weekend, after a couple of busy day's and night's, we were looking for a "low key" good food restaurant, and this is Cellini, it totally filled our expectations.
The food was very good, it was not unforgettable, but very good for the price.
The service was excellent, the waiters, the metre and the girl on the coat cloak were awesome.
Overall a great experience at an affordable price.
Across from Hotel Elysee, we reserved the last table at 7:30 (do make reservations) and we’re not disappointed. A glass of the Sauvignon Blanc and the reserve Malbec heralded a delicious meal. One order of Polpo (octopus app) was simply perfectly prepared and seasoned. The Branzini was tender and flavorful while the linguini fruiti de mare was chock full of fish, covered with a light tomato sauce. No room was left for sweets but i’m Sure they were equally outstanding.
We shall be back as soon as we r in town, you can count on it.
Came here with some out-of-town business colleagues for dinner and we were impressed by the quality and taste of the authentic food. The wait staff was professional, attentive and the food arrived quickly. Having a well-organized coat check on a winter evening was a good touch. I would recommend the restaurant.
Cellini is a neighborhood Midtown gem.
Food is fresh, delicious, authentic Italian.
The meatballs are second to none, reminiscent of Nonna's.
There are a couple of healthy options, too, like the Pollo Paillard, and you'd never suspect how healthy given the flavor.
Salads and dressings are superb.
Every menu item is expertly prepared, with a sliver of delicious herbed bread and another of ciabatta accompanying each meal.
Service is cordial, professional and swift.
Can't wait to go back!
Very decent lunch. Nothing fancy. I had the soup of the day which was an Italian wedding soup and veal parmesan. The soup was exceptionally fresh and well seasoned. Same with the tomato sauce on the cutlet. The cut of veal I was provided was also well cooked — very tender. The staff was terrific. Well done!
Very good lunch, the seafood risotto was quite nice with good shrimp, clams, etc. colleagues comment on loving the Parmesan bread. Upstairs dining room is quiet, good option for a midtown Italian restaurant when you’re looking for something that isn’t a steakhouse.
In a city of many Italian restaurants, does Cellini really stand out? Based on lunch time meal, not sure it really does. All the basic choices are there and the food itself is good and nicely presented - but no real wow factor. Service was efficient without ever being friendly.
The food was amazing but, the table location was awful. Smack in the middle of an already narrow dinning room. Was a Sunday night not overwhelming busy so why the service was so slow I'm not sure. Would have to think twice about a return visit even though our meals were really good.
Went for carbs before the marathon- It was perfect for a our party of 4 people . I would say the main dinging room at Cellini is "cozy" and relatively tight. All the food we tried was excellent- the baked clams were fabulous. The service was truly outstanding.
We hosted a friend from London for dinner, and she was thoroughly impressed. She had the white salad and the veal piccata, I believe. She claimed it was the best veal she had ever had,
which is quite a statement considering her world travels. We love the food and the amiable staff.
Have been to Cellini for business dinners in the past, but took my wife this time as we were spending a weekend in NYC and were looking for good Italian food. Cellini is always consistent and in over a dozen visits, I have never had a bad meal. Service is always excellent, prices are reasonable for NYC including bottles of wine, and food is excellent. My pounded swordfish was done to perfection, as was my wife's chicken dish. No room for dessert this time. I have recommended Cellini to friends when visiting NYC and they have always provided positive feedback. Also nice that it's a bit less crowded and noisy on weekends, so a great choice for a Saturday or Sunday evening dinner.
I booked a table and asked for a high chair in my booking, but they did not have the high chair for me when I arrived. It was for my daughter's birthday. 2 hours before my scheduled time, I went to Cellini and left my cake there. They knew that it was for a birthday celebration for my daughter and they saw my daughter in the stroller. And again, they gave all three of their high chairs to another customer and left none for us. This is the worst birthday experience: having a booking and left a cake but ending up having to look for some place else last minute.
Ate here as a business meal while in town for one night - it was just what my colleague and I were in the mood for - some delicious Italian comfort food. The wine list was also very good and had some great wines at a reasonable price. Waiter was friendly and welcoming, would definitely return.
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