Cellini has been a great mid town Italian for years. Great food and service.
Small cozy place. Good food. Good service.
The food at Cellini is always great. For many years we have come back for this reason. So my recommendation is ONLY for the quality of the food. Before, going back at least 10 years, there used to be a great ambiance, but this time there was just a rush with plates slammed down on the table and the server rushing off to the next order. So if you are after ambiance and a nice restaurant experience Cellini needs to take a good hard look at what’s happening on the floor. We were left feeling we were on a conveyor belt and the sooner the food got served, the sooner we would be out the door. It is unfortunate that the pressure to maximise the earning per table deminishes the guests’ experience.
Terrific food, and extremely fast service. Great if you are in a hurry.
We were recommended Cellini by our hotel concierge and it was an inspired choice. The perfect Italian -charming service, delicious food (I’d recommend the lobster ravioli), yummy wines by the glass, spot on with our 4 children aged 6-15 so with different requirements. We LOVED it and went back a second time!
My scallops were bad and smelled like ammonia. I didn’t eat them and called the restaurant to let them know they should check their inventory but no call back. Next time I will call the health department and let them deal with it
A very good Italian restaurant period.
This is my go-to restaurant when visiting the city. Always consistant delicious food and service.
Wonderful as always. We always eat here every trip to the city. This time had friends join us and they loved it too.
Food and service was very good. Would definitely go back.
Food was delicious!! In nyc for five nights and had so many great meals ... Cellini was so good we went back for a second meal within the week we were there!!
Excellent food in a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere
Food was delicious and nice selection. Terrific service. Great for evening with friends
Best spaghetti and meat balls I had since grandmas many years ago. Wait staff is very attentive and friendly.
We find that Cellini consistently has the best Italian food in New York, and combined with its pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff, it's been one of our two favorite dining destinations for years now.
This was our third visit to Cellini's as we have eaten there on previous trips to New York City. We were a bit surprised when told that we had to put in our entire dinner order because of the private party going on downstairs. We have been told that in other restaurants and then have found that we are still enjoying our appetizers when our dinner orders have arrived! We did...and the rest was great! The appetizers, salads, and dinner orders arrived appropriately. The food was wonderful...as always! Cellini's will remain one of our favorite restaurants in New York City!
Perfect restaurant in every way!!!
Very nice receptionist seated us at a quiet table and came back to see how we were doing and how we liked the food. Very impressed with her, Just a nice overall place and good prices!
Cellini was fantastic! The food was great and the service was outstanding.
Cellini is our go to for incredible Italian with great service. Can’t wait to go back!
One of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan - never disappoints!
As usual and excellent local dining experience. Experienced long tenures staff. Extensive menu with flexible to specify what you’d like. Always enjoyable.
Came highly recommended and fell short. Food was okay but cost way too high. I have no issue paying for good quality food and this was way overpriced for what we had.
Great all around, good service and food always
The lighting was ideal, the food was good, a perfectly sized restaurant for an intimate dining experience.
Always good food and service whenever we take friends.
Cellini is a good old-fashioned Italian place. The food isn't novel, but the place doesn't aim for novel. It's well executed, served professionally. From appetizer to dessert, all good.
Good quality, straight forward meal with very attentive service.
Great value for mid-town locale....service unassuming and efficient, overall ambiance is warm and friendly , food is solid S Italian cuisine - the dover sole was surprisingly Excellent! on my regular list for NYC trips
Good solid Italian food with fast courteous service.
The food was great. Service was okay. The only thing I was not too happy with was although I had a reservation, I had to wait to be seated since my colleague was running late. In the meantime, people who came after me were seated before me.
I used to love Cellini (have my wedding rehearsal dinner there and a few great meals) but haven't been in a few years and god have things changed. The service was awful, there were four of us and we had to flag someone to order, and then it took almost an hour for our apps. we were begging for some olives or cheese for the center of the table we were so hungry. But then the food came and it was awful. The chicken my husband had was like airplane food and my pasta carbanara was just watery overcooked spaghetti with watery/milky tasteless sauce. I had two bites and pushed it away. And the waiter when he took the plate away didn't even ask if something was wrong. We all left disappointed, though enjoyed each others company, but we won't go or recommend Cellini again.
My impromptu dinner experience after arriving in NY in the evening from Denver was excellent. They accommodated me at the last minute. I had the veal parmigiana and it was delightful. The tomato sauce was light and did not mask the taste of the veal, which is a problem often encountered at other Italian restaurants. It included some tasty vegetables and a small dollop of mashed potatoes. There was plenty of food on the large plate. The service was prompt and courteous. Although I was alone, I did not feel alone with all the attention I got from the staff. The maitre d' even sat down with me and talked for a while. A small plate of tasty Italian cookies was provided, gratis, with my after dinner coffee. The ambience is cozy and authentic Italian. It is a smaller, comfortable neighborhood style restaurant, good for families and adults.
This was our second visit to Cellini and came away with the same satisfaction with our meal and the service. Have already recommended it to a number of people!
Consistently good, great for business lunch as they get you in and out
Always the best. Never a let down. Service is impeccable and attentive.
Cellini never disappoints whether for a business lunch or an evening with friends. Food is delicious and the service is attentive.
Nothing exciting Food was bland - waiter couldn't figure out how to give us our check - gave us check for another table. I would not go back