Chelsea Ristorante

4.6
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697 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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vipAlanW
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends. Sitting outside, naturally. Always fine food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We've just returned to NY after being in CO for 5 months, & were welcomed back with open arms. Food, wine, service all excellent as usual, thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school Italian but in the best way! We absolutely adore this place, and they have a great outdoor dining during theb pandemic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Chelsea go-to restaurant, now more than ever, given the pandemic. Their tables are well separated from each other, and UNlike most restaurants, they are ALSO well separated from pedestrians walking by, which I think is the biggest risk, given one is sitting down unmasked. Great job. Also unlike some other places since Covid, Chelsea Riztorante’s menu hasn’t been limited, nor have the portions been cut. Thank You!

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vipJohn
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They serve only serve outdoor now, but glad they are still with us, and should be supported!

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vipVicM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We felt so welcomed at Chelsea Ristorante during Covid-19 outdoor dining. They really made an effort to make sure we were comfortable, the food was fantastic, the service wonderful, and we really had a great time. They made it a nice outdoor experience, which is difficult when you are in the middle of Eighth Avenue. I can't wait to go back for grilled artichokes, eggplant parmigiana appetizer, Branzino, shrimp and the wonderul Tira Misu!!

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vipPaulP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Terrific service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. 10/10 would recommend! Food and ambiance was wonderful for a date night.

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Joanne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, food and waitstaff were fantastic.

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vipIDL570
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant with attentive service and good food. Cocktails are on the high side. Overall I recommend.

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything always great. Great people. Great time. Great food. Love Chelsea Ristorante.

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LAURIEE
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great, but everything is a bit overpriced. We had cocktails, a glass of wine each, split a salad, each had an entrée, and split a dessert. With tax and tip, it cost us $180. That's a lot for what we got.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was everything we wanted and more! The food was amazing and the service was even better!

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jam packed Valentine's Evening. Special Menu items were great. Drinks great. Service great. Donnie takes care of us. Ambiance great. Great.

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VictoriaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an intimate dinner between a group of friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great classic Italian spot. Excellent service and food.

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vipBoychik
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I recently dined here for the first time on a recommendation of a friend. Even though it is a neighborhood restaurant I never managed to get here. A pleasant find since I was dining with four former colleagues and a well behaved 11; year old. It was a post holiday gathering and we hadn’t seen each other in a long time. The noise level was perfect and we were able to hear each other around a round table in a corner. Food was good, not great, but certainly well priced. I would come back.

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BrettD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and convenient location in Chelsea. Attentive waiters and delicious food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a most enjoyable experience.the pasta special and bronzino are over the top. Highly recommended.

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RonaldJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. I would most definitely return.

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vipRRRRRRRRRRRRRJJJJJJJJJJJJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Quiet and cozy

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sasiboy10011
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner here. The pizza francese was delicious. The pasta bolognese was also heavenly. Both were nice portions and very tasty. My friend got the ravioli and was also very impressed with the taste. The caesar salad was just Ok. There were 2 croutons in my entire salad.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and where very accommodating for a large group

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vipAlanW
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were 7 of us . . .and it worked out perfectly. I usually go only during the week, so I was a bit surprised that the noise level was much more energetic than I am used to at this wonderful restaurant---but I am glad it was so crowded because I want it to last a long-long time in the neighborhood.

The welcome is always warm (as is the goodbye) . . and the servers are very nice and certainly efficient.

They have a wonderful wine list . . .I've never been let down by any server recommendations.

Pizza ala francese is a fabulous start. The gnocchi ala bolognese are the best I've had outside of a little and very local place close to but not near enough to the Spanish Steps in Rome to make it touristy (but that only makes them on Tuesdays)...

Desserts are yummy too---grandmother's cake and ricotta cheesecake are especially recommended.

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Cosme
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here before and have found that it is consistently a great place to dine. I had never been there during the holiday season but they went all out for Christmas - the tree and decorations were a treat.

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IGNY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I enjoyed the pleasant, laid back atmosphere of this restaurant. The food is solidly good and the staff very friendly. We started with delicious antipasti: fried calamari, which were surprisingly tender and not at all greasy, grilled vegetables and sautéed artichokes. I loved my main entrée, the chicken scallopini sorrentino, a breaded chicken cutlet covered with prosciutto, eggplant and melted mozzarella. Perfect comfort food! The portion was just right, and the flavors were well balanced and satisfying. My friends also enjoyed their dishes: the caesar salad, vegetarian risotto, and veal cutlet alla valdostana. Overall a very satisfying meal. The servers were kind and helpful, though it was not clear who was our main waiter, and at times they could've been more attentive. But at the end of the meal, they offered us an after dinner limoncello on the house, which we really appreciated. It's a great neighborhood place, and I will return for sure.

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docnoir
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service. Nice wine. Food good.

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vipFritzH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve. They do it well.

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racert
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

When we lived in the neighborhood, Chelsea Ristorante was a staple. We have returned a few times recently with our children, and we always leave happy. The service and the food are as good as ever.

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SIOBHANS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent option for great food in Chelsea

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vipLouisS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good Italian restaurant that also serves think crust individual pizza of various types. Service is excellent and food is very good. I've been here several times and never been disappointed.

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lovetoeat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We originally had reservations for 8:00 but were finished at our museum much earlier than expected. Despite it being Xmas Eve and a packed restaurant, the maitre d' found our party of 5 a table. The service was outstanding and the everyone liked their main dishes. The calamari appetizer and the margherita pizza were just OK, but my branzino dinner was excellent. Cooked and seasoned perfectly. The restaurant was decorated beautifully for Christmas. We will definitely return here our next time to this area of Manhattan.

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LavishMalice
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a holiday brunch with old friends, service, food and ambience was just perfect. Excellent value, excellent atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this restaurant! We are from a small town north of Seattle and appreciated the level of service and attention to detail. Great food and fair prices topped off the amazing service.

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jam packed Friday night.

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vipmaryf
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of 6
Had a blast and family style dining!!
Will be back-

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice experience. Friendly and attentive staff. Would recommend.

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Rose
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive staff. Our pre-theater meal was excellent. Extensive wine list!

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OTnickname
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm greeting. Attentive service. Cozy, old school, neighborhood place. Comfortable bar

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