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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've spent lots of time in Midtown east, and have walked by the "un-buzzworthy" Cellini a thousand times. Finally went in on a cold winter night and our only regret is we didn't do it sooner. It's old-school, neighborhood, white tablecloth Italian, closer to up-scale than sauce bucket. Service was warm and friendly but not cloying, and the menu was a straightforward collection of the usual pastas, chicken and veal. Comfortable seating in a relaxing, cozy room.
Yes, the veggies were just a minute or two past crispy, and the bread - while tasty - not warmed before serving, but portions were ample, the cauliflower soup (a special) was fabulous, the lasagna hearty and tasty, etc. And the prices are surprisingly reasonable; maybe the best dinner value in this pricey part of town. (All but the drinks, that is. It's a decent pour, but we paid $18 each for a scotch before dinner!)
The food was excellent, the service fantastic, and the price was average for the city. We went there for a date but felt like we were sitting with the people to the left and to the right of us because we were seated so close. We literally had to move our table to get up from our seats.
Cozy with delicious food- with so many Italian restaurants in nyc nice to find an authentic spot - great ambience and delicious food- the octopus appetizer was fabulous - all salads well prepared - numerous pasta selections- the bolognese was perfect - veal dishes too - fish was cooked to perfection- nice varied wine list - excellent service too - enjoy
You can tell that the food at Cellini is made with fresh ingredients and not just pre-made parts. The staff was incredibly friendly and kind, and they even took great care to make sure our toddler got his meal a bit early so he would squirm. Thank you so much!
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.
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