Great food and cute spot. Free dessert cookies were a lovely touch at the end of the meal. Sat us as soon as we arrived - much appreciated as some other places you need to wait even with a reservation.
We spent the weekend in NYC for a quick girls trip. We had 5 in our party, and made dinner reservations for 7pm on a Saturday night. The service , food and atmosphere were all terrific!
Our server was gracious and generous. We can't wait to return!!
We were visiting NYC and happened upon this restaurant. We had a great dinner with excellent service. We’ll come back here on our next trip
Best Veal parmigiana Chop Ever. Donnie took care of us, Everybody in the place took care of us. Such a warm, welcome experience every time. Fresh pasta, Great main courses, great wine. Just great.
Wonderful meal and staff
This restaurant has great food and a wonderful menu. The wait staff is attentive and checks with you frequently during the meal to see if everything is alright. I recommend this restaurant highly and frequent it a lot.
The restaurant is a bit dingy and can use a decorating update. Though service was good, the food was disappointing. All 4 of us had pasta dishes, one was the special of the day. None were very good.
Great food, great service. In a neighborhood full of options its our go-to spot for excellent Italian food. The lasagna is fantastic.
Chelsea Ristorante always does a good job in providing a great atmosphere, ambience, food and service.
The food and service are always good here. I’m never disappointed whenever I go here.
Another awesome experience with great hospitality , food and atmosphere.
Service was good. We went there during a winter storm. The food turned out to be very mediocre and it's very cold inside.
Comfortable and relaxed on a busy Saturday evening. Service with a smile, great food. Great drinks. Lovely.
Chelsea Ristorante has been a favorite of ours for years. Always consistently good food (my favorite is their pasta!) with very friendly service and a warm atmosphere. The bar makes excellent drinks, had one of the best martinis ever here. I will be back!
It’s great to find a place that remains old-fashioned but in a good way. Friendly welcome, tables not too close together, not too noisy. Always great food. Love the French pizza and the gnocchi bolognese. The prices on the wine list could be a little lower, though.
First time at this restaurant. On vacation and wanted good Italian food. Food was really good and the service was great. Tried the lasagne and ravioli - both were very good but ravioli was our favorite.
Service was excellent, grilled shrimp was good, fried calamari was average. Need to try other dishes to.make my final decision. Will be coming back.
Excellent food and service - my new favorite restaurant since moving to NY
Great local spot. Good good. Love that they have half orders of their pasta.
They were very accommodating & friendly. Gave special attention to the ladies w/ a nice description in chocolate at dessert. My brazino filet fish was great. The service was excellent. It's pretty much any kind of Italian food you want. My wine $11 a glass. They have a brunch I'd like to go to sometime & a happy hour.
This was a "meh" experience. Food was Ok but nothing special. Limited beer selection. Attention and service were good and food came out quickly.
Great first visit. Marco was lovely. The food was delicious. Would DEFINITELY go back.
The service was great and very friendly. Everyone enjiyed their food whoch ranged from pizza to seafood to pasta. Restaurant is also very cosy, which was nice because the day we went it was raw in NYC.
Looks like a typical red sauce Italian, and it is all that, AND great service, great food, very welcoming and most of all, the tables are well spaced. You can have an intimate dinner here and the location cannot be bettered.
My boyfriend and I went for Valentine's Day. The food was absolutely delicious.
Was shown our table immediately upon arrival. Food was delicious, great selection. Wait staff very good. Available but not overbearing. I will definitely dine here again.
A good discovery for an area which is lacking in restaurant choices. The pasta choices are wide ranging and the pasta sauces for both me and my friend were delicious. Definitely try the mushroom and sausage antipasti. My friend got it with papardelle and it was yummy. I had the gemelli with pancetta, onions, etc. which was so good. Will definitely be back.
Chicken Scarpaiola is terrific. Best staff. Awesome every time. Donnie always takes the best care of us.
Staff was very kind and accomodating. The service was truly friendly. We never needed to call staff to the table. They were always attentive. Wine selection was excellent. Food was really good and very well presented. Finally, dessert was wonderful and they made it even more special with a presentation celebrating the occassion. Highly recommended the black pasta with salmon, sole filet, artichokes ... dessert: bomba.
I chose Chelsea Ristorante by location, sometimes a risky thing to do. My friend and I were delighted with the food, the service and the ambiance. Delicious Italian food served in a traditional style. Fresh ingredients. All in all, a lovely dinner. Can’t wait to go back.
Marco, our server, treated us like queens. My go to Italian restaurant in Chelsea. Eggplant Parmesan is delicious and so are the desserts!
Chelsea's Italian gem. Fanatastic Osso Bucco. Donnie is the man!
Chelsea Ristorante is always consistently dependable.Friendly staff too.
Chelsea Ristorante got 2 thumbs up from 7 16yr olds which is not easy to do... VERY ENJOYABLE!!!
We were getting together with friends in from out of town. I had never been here. The restaurant is lively and fun. They seated us after a drink at the bar. The menu has many interesting options and we enjoyed a terrific anti pasta round, wonderful entrees and a freshly prepared tiramisu for dessert. The service was friendly and professional and the food was fresh, tasty and good. I'd go here again in a minute! We had a great evening here.
Had a great experience! Food was amazing- I ordered the ravioli and it melted in your mouth. The staff was very friendly and went all out for my mom's birthday which made her day. I will definitely go back, this place was great!
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.
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!
One of my favorites. Classic Italian cuisine with the best service around.