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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Good for a Date (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

My boyfriend and I went for Valentine's Day. The food was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Chicken Scarpaiola is terrific. Best staff. Awesome every time. Donnie always takes the best care of us.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great find

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Marco, our server, treated us like queens. My go to Italian restaurant in Chelsea. Eggplant Parmesan is delicious and so are the desserts!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Chelsea's Italian gem. Fanatastic Osso Bucco. Donnie is the man!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Chelsea Ristorante is always consistently dependable.Friendly staff too.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Chelsea Ristorante got 2 thumbs up from 7 16yr olds which is not easy to do... VERY ENJOYABLE!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 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 2, 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 1, 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 27, 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 21, 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 11, 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 10, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 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 28, 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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·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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