Asellina captures the passions of Italy in its authentic flavors while the space embodies the energy of contemporary New York City dining in the heart of the Flatiron. Asellina’s mix of high-energy atmosphere and inventive Italian cuisine makes it the perfect venue for private events.View Private Dining Details
Join Asellina to celebrate Easter Sunday! We will be serving our a-la-carte menu and chef's specials for Brunch and Dinner.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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Sun 5:00PM - 9:45PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 10:30PM - 11:45PM
Great as usual!
Everything was perfect. The only downside was there was NO ONE there on a Friday night at 8:30. This was my second time there and the last time was an awesome vibe. The place was packed, the food was good and this time there were maybe three other tables of people which was just bizarre. Especially since the food and location are good!
Very good food, calm and cozy ambiance
Food was very good , so was service. A bit loud for my taste, hard to carry a conversation. Felt a bit uncomfortable when my credit card was requested to hold reservation. Never had to do that before and this is not high end. But overall, good.
Good, plentiful food, well prepared. Very attentive staff, hovering around to assist. Wine prices are somewhat off the wall, otherwise everything else is appropriately priced.
Great food, good service, nice ambiance, all you'd hope for in a very good restaurant.
The restaurant is beautiful! The food is great! Service was quick to be Valentine's Day
Food was very good and service was good; however, music was a bit too loud - it felt more like I was in a bar than in a restaurant. I wouldn’t go there on a date. Good for a girls night out or to go with friends. I would go back there.
Visited during restaurant week. Fabulous food and service.
I’m vegan and although they didn’t have much on menu for me they were very accommodating. Wait service was great, constantly refilling coffee and made me a special breakfast of bagel avocado. Companion has great omelette.
Excellent food in a beautiful setting!
We asked for a wines by the glass list. The waiter dropped off the menus and then disappeared for 25 minutes.
Fantastic Good, very creative menu. Beautiful decor and terrific wine list. What more could you ask for? Try the eggplant ravioli.
Welcoming was pleasant. Service was good. Food was good. It’s not really my type of a Italian restaurant. Price is reasonable. The atmosphere was quiet for a Saturday night.
Great live music
Going to chalk up a bad experience to New Year's Day and understaffed restaurant. We went for a Gilt City brunch, and were greeted warmly. Restaurant (in Royalton Hotel) is pretty. Mushroom flat bread/pizza was delicious, but restaurant was out of chicken panini sandwich (it was only 1 pm). Burgers and fries were cold and under-cooked when they arrived - sent one back to be warmed up, and it was nearly 1/2 hour before we got it back (so 2nd entree by then was inedibly cold). Fries reheated in the kitchen were still cold. Server was extremely nice, but helpless to a slow kitchen.
Excellent bread and calamari...great Buratta pizza
Food and service waster both excellent and the place has a great decor. We were very surprised that there were only a handful of other tables dining at 8pm on a Saturday night.
Asellina has so much to commend. There's the convenient close-to-midtown location, the subtle but eye-catching décor, an excellent cocktail and wine list... But above all it's the food that makes one come back again and again. Love the selection of appetizers that are perfect for sharing (the fried stuffed olives are beyond delicious). Main courses ranging from pastas to meat and fish dishes are also excellent. And ordering one of their pizzas for the table is a must-do!
Usually too full for dessert, this time we shared a couple and they were truly a taste treat -- a chocolate mousse cake and layered crepe tiramisu. The manager, Ms, Diaz, is a real pro and knows how to make every guest feel special and valued. And a shout out to our waiters Vernon and Astra who epitomized great service that is pleasant, helpful and attentive. In sum, cannot recommend Asellina more highly for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's the kind of restaurant that always measures up, whatever the occasion.
We came upon this place last minute, after the restaurant we had booked turned out to be more of a loud bar. It was wonderful! Great menu, great service, delicious cocktails - good for a place if you want to be able to have a conversation. Very glad we found this place!
I love Asellina ! Since my first time there 2 years ago,and the whole ambiance with the DJ animated corner,which gives the option of free your emotions without feeling uptight or limited to dining!
My only confusion was,that in my mind,if you are in the restaurant,(and I know the rooftop is separated) it would give us some preference to go up there??
Just my opinion!
Overall I love it and recommend it!!
For a get together a great place ! Good food and ambience
If you've got something on the menu on Open Table. Honor it or don't use OpenTable.
Simple right , not so much.
Also the Nero Pizza is normally wonderful, either they ran out of squid ink or changed the recipe or chef from the previous few times I have been there, it was horrendous with far too much cheese.
Nobody in restrant ! Poor service
Door was excellent
Very nice. Food was good. Service excellent. Place is pretty. Could use a couple of three more "moderately" priced bottles of wine on the menu.
Liked very much. I'd go back again in a heartbeat
The food was not good
Spaghetti did not taste fresh
Lamb rack was too cooked
The other meals were average
Service was good thanks to the server who was very nice
We were dining early at 6pm on a Saturday so it was fairly quiet. Pizzas were good and wait staff friendly
The food and ambience were great, but the best part was the service. Everyone was so friendly, prompt, and appropriately attentive without being overly annoying. I wish every restaurant had service this great - makes the whole experience so much better!
We were at Asellina on a Saturday night. The restaurant was not overly crowded, but not empty either. That level of business made the noise level acceptable. We found the food to be delicious. Two of us had the seafood pasta, which was scrumptious. The other two had the whole fish of the day, which was also a big hit. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to others.
Bad service and extremely bland food. Avoid the bolognese!!!
I selected this spot to meet a friend to catch up. We loved it for the decently priced Happy Hour menu. The food we ate was very good. The Melanzana eggplant Parmesan appetizer and the Linguini Neri dish was delicious - -squid ink pasta with lobster,shrimp, asparagus and Campari tomatoes. I would come here again!
I feel the quality of service has gone down - we were one of just a few tables on a saturday and it seemed the staff was in a hurry to get us out. One of our drinks wasn't delivered until we asked; and our server didn't really check in until it was time to drop dessert menus (did the how are things seconds after our plates were set down). Food was still good (nothing spectacular) and pricing still seems in line with the neighborhood and being a hotel restaurant. Used to be a go-to for neighborhood but may need to reconsider.
Overall, the meal was wonderful. However.... It was a Saturday evening and the restaurant was NOT busy. Half-way through our meal, the staff starting picking up all the plates and glassware on the empty table. Mind you, it was only 9pm. It definitely gave the feeling that they wanted to get out of there as soon as our meal was done. Not the way to celebrate an anniversary.
No very crowded and one large table. As for service, it was as if we didn't exist.
My wife and I wandered in for a light supper on a Sunday evening. Sometimes you can feel like you're less than an honored guest if you're going to eat light, or share plates, but the staff treated us like royalty nonetheless and the waiter was clearly well versed in wine and food. A very nice "by the glass" red Italian wine was recommended and it was delicious. We ordered some vegetables, herb fries, a whole wheat margherita pizza and simple pasta with red sauce. A weird order, I admit, and yes, a carb overload. We really just wanted simple food to sample with a nice glass of wine rather than a multi-course meal. Our real purpose for being there was each other; neither one of us were very hungry. But have you ever wandered into an unknown restaurant for reasons other than to eat, sample something, and then be surprised, and note it would be worth returning to when you actually want to eat?? That was this place! Not many places can pull off a whole wheat pizza that is tasty, light (yes!) and cut into manageable bites -- we loved it. The pasta was a real surprise, rivaling some of our favorite places in Boston's North End: the noodles were homemade and the sauce had that perfect balance of tomato, spice and herb. Lost in conversation with each other, we stopped to realize this simple food we ordered was remarkably tasty and a notch above typical Italian fare. The grilled zucchini and delicious herb fries were also better than we anticipated. OK, so we didn't really sample what they likely do best, but if the simple foods we did share are any indication, we made a note to return when we actually want to eat!
Great food and Service! Pasta was delicious!
Food was cold and had to be sent back 3 times.
Great service...excellent wait staff...unique menu