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About Chelsea Ristorante

Chelsea Ristorante combines the rich tradition of Italian cuisine with antipasti, homemade pasta, and risotto which are considered some of the best, and with our famous wood burning brick oven, Chelsea Ristorante satisfies even the most discriminating tastes. Whether for business or pleasure, an intimate private lunch, dinner party, or cocktails for a large gathering, Chelsea Ristorante and its amicable wait staff can provide the perfect accommodations.

108 Eight Avenue
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 15th Street & 16th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 924-7786

Website:
http://www.chrnyc.com/

Public Transit:
A-C-E-2-1 14TH St Stop

Private Party Facilities:
Benvenuti a Chelsea Ristorante Host your next dinner party or office party with us. Warm and inviting in the heart of Chelsea with excellent Italian cuisine.

Private Party Contact:
Jimmy Veljic: (877) 822-0469

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Chelsea Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for a Date (10)
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Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Authentic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were looking for an opening on a busy holiday season Friday evening and CR was able to accommodate our small party of 3. I had eaten at the restaurant several years ago, but honestly had limited recollection of my experience. Well, we had a lovely time with some really nice Italian cuisine with fun and engaging service staff. It was the kind of evening that will have me going back because it was the overall experience rather than just piece that convinced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a wonderful meal - food, wine, ambiance all wonderful. They are accommodating to "tweaks" if you want to what's listed on the menu and they strive to always make you happy. In the end, we always are happy here!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of my favorites. Classic Italian cuisine with the best service around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good old school italian red sauce restaurant. Friendly atmosphere. Good food. Service was fine

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Chelsea's Italian gem. Arriving at Chelsea Ristorante is a warm experience. Friendly, professional, welcoming people take care of you fort he instant you enter. Drinks food and wine are always just what the doctor ordered. Everyone excels at hospitality and the Chicken Scarpaiola is excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Marco, our waiter, was so friendly, geniunely friendly towards the 10 of us (of which 6 kids).
The clientele was half and half, regulars and tourists. The regulars were so friendly towards us too.
The food was really Good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The service is great and friendly, a neighbor gem.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and atmosphere

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food is delicious and the entire staff are very accommodating.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently excellent! This is the best Italian Restaurant in Chelsea, and it competes with the best in New York. What makes this place so special is the very warm greeting, the excellent professional service and of course the very good Italian food that is served from the large menu. Chelsea Ristorante never disappoints and it is a place that I would recommend very highly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have not been to Chelsea Ristorante for years. I found it better than before, excellent in fact. The green fettuccine was delicious as was the fried zucchini. Their cappuccino was the best. Good cocktails. The service was right-on, friendly, efficient and welcoming. This is a well managed restaurant. They know what they are doing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wish this place were in San Francisco, where I live! Am thrilled to have found this family-owned
sweet and terrific Italian restaurant in Chelsea. I'll definitely head back here next time I'm in the City. The crab tomato sauced pasta is spectacular, and the pizza is perfect- beautifully thin and so tasty. Thank you, Chelsea Ristorante!!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent all around. I have always been treated well and on this occasion, was like all other times. Bravo!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service and exceptional food - my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate. He had the gnocchi and I had the ravioli - even the bread basket was delish. We will be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Good traditional Italian food, pleasant and helpful wait staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great service and fabulous food. Not your typical NYC prices. Good wine list and the garlic bread chips were fantastic so we ordered more!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service is good. Main dishes are good. Food is a little skimpy, especially the salads and the vegetables served with main dishes. I'd be ashamed to serve that tiny quantity of vegetables.Salads are not great, especially for the cost. Caprese salad is two pieces of mozzarella and two unripe tomatoes for $15. Wine is amazingly overpriced for the inferior quality wine that is served. Suggest beer or a cocktail alternative.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

These guys treat us like royalty every time. Donnie, Ajid, Lab and the rest of the crew always make us feel welcome and special. The Spaghetti alla Vongole was delicious and large for an appetizer portion, the Veal Valdostana is my favorite and always exceptional.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The Best!!!! I hope it stays forever. The food is delicious, the portions are great, and you can get half orders of pasta, which is so perfect, especially when you want an appetizer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Staff was responsive and helpful
Great location and neighborhood
Tables spaced well and comfortable.
Bathroom was not accessible for one of our party.
Food was good but not great. Still a pleasant experience.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The staff was extremely personable and the food was amazing! The bread was delicious and the tiramisu was the perfect ending!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The staff was attentive and courteous. Great place for family occasions. I would not recommend the grilled vegetable appetizer, which looked burned. Rigatoni entree was delicious. Overall a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always very delicious traditional Italian food in a pleasantly decorated environment

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Simple yet elegant & absolutely delicious food with lovely & solicitousness staff. Love the outdoor, outdoor/ indoor or indoor options. Our first visit to this sparkling gem of a restaurant which most certainly will not be our last! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was very affordable considering how expensive NYC can be! We had great service and a great time!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Easy to conduct conversation even with a large group nearby. Will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The people here are especially nice, helping us to a quiet table and then, when it got too noisy, uncomplaining, moved us to a a quieter one.

Tags: Casual
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 (Monterrey)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good italian food. Medium size portions, a liitle bit pricy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were welcomed and attended to without any complaints. Prompt and good. No concerns at all. Not a very Italian experience though considering it was an Italian restaurant. Didn't feel the warmth in the service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Chelsea's Italian Gem! Nino, Artie and Luis greeted us at the door and Lab took care of us from soup to nuts. Always a pleasurable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

ROBUST food, generous portions. Excellent wine wine by the glass, and good quality. Guests well taken care of, cordial atmosphere. Hearty all around.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Donny always takes care of us - from the second the door opens we are always greeted warmly by a top notch professional staff. Food always hits the mark. Warm, welcoming and delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food and service was outstanding!! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Chelsea Ristorante is the ultimate neighborhood restaurant. It is an Italian joint that serves wonderfully prepared dishes that are served by the friendliest waiters imaginable. There is always a warm greeting from n the local atmosphere with a great bar and many choices on the large menu. Not only would I happily recommend this restaurant, but the fact that my wife and I frequent it often, means we feel this is a very special NYC place to enjoy a good meal that is always worth the moderate price. Talk to Donnie, he will always make you feel right at home ....,

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I used to work down the block, which is how I discovered this restaurant. The food is delicious and it has a nice atmosphere. I always bring friends and relatives here from out of town for good Italian food. The service was very good. My only problem with this visit, was that it was very warm out and the air conditioning was not very high. Then they opened the front doors, and it got even warmer.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

One of the most disappointing Italian meals I've eaten in NYC. I should have known from how empty the restaurant was on a Sat afternoon. The food was really mediocre. My friends had the pizza and it average. I ordered the pasta of the day and it was just bland even with the chopped bacon in it. I would have gotten more satisfaction eating something from the supermarket aisle. Service was passable. At one point, the waiter interrupted our ordering to chat with a friend. I wouldn't go back again. It's just not worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Always excellent this time a little noisy because of parade nearby
Food and service has always been excellent as well as individual
attention shown to the clientele.
If you want to have a 'good' Italian meal in Chelsea this is the place

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Great neighborhood spot with an outdoor sidewalk and open windows out to the sidewalk for nice outdoor dining without being on the sidewalk. Great fish dishes.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

This restaurant has consistently great food. There are always many items on the menu that are made to perfection. The service is excellent and the food comes to the table hot. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I have never had a bad meal here and I have never had less than good service here. For me, it is the little details that count - water glass being filled without being asked, wine being poured by the server as needed. This is a restaurant that simply knows how to offer a pleasant dining experience with good food.

Tags: Comfort Food
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