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About Asellina Ristorante

Experience the inventive cuisine of Italy and its sensual culture fueled by a historic tale from Pompeii at Asellina. Our menu captures the passion of authentic Italian flavors, while our venue, created by ICRAVE design studio, embodies the energy of contemporary New York City dining in the heart of the Flatiron District. Located in the Gansevoort Park Hotel, Asellina creates a nexus of creative culinary and design energies, making it a prime destination for neighborhood denizens, adventurous fans of Italian cuisine, and anyone else who enjoys superb food served in a sexy atmosphere.

420 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast-
Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am

Lunch-
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;

Dinner-
Sunday: 5pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm-11:30pm

Brunch-
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Happy Hour-
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 10:00pm-12:00pm

Cross Street:
29th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 317-2908

Website:
http://asellina.com/

Entertainment:
Weekly DJs

Public Transit:
The 6 Train at the 28th Street and the M102 and M103 buses to 28th Street.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Welch

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 12:00AM - 12:00AM 5:00PM - 9:45PM

Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 10:30PM - 11:45PM

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Private Dining

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.

Asellina Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Special Occasion (6)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Fun (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Very good food, calm and cozy ambiance

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, good service, nice ambiance, all you'd hope for in a very good restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful! The food is great! Service was quick to be Valentine's Day

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Visited during restaurant week. Fabulous food and service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food in a beautiful setting!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We asked for a wines by the glass list. The waiter dropped off the menus and then disappeared for 25 minutes.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Fantastic Good, very creative menu. Beautiful decor and terrific wine list. What more could you ask for? Try the eggplant ravioli.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lovely !
Great live music
Great food
Lovely staff
Beautiful restaurant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent bread and calamari...great Buratta pizza

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Superb experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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!!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

For a get together a great place ! Good food and ambience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nobody in restrant ! Poor service
Door was excellent

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

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

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were dining early at 6pm on a Saturday so it was fairly quiet. Pizzas were good and wait staff friendly

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Bad service and extremely bland food. Avoid the bolognese!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

No very crowded and one large table. As for service, it was as if we didn't exist.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food and Service! Pasta was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was cold and had to be sent back 3 times.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great service...excellent wait staff...unique menu

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The restaurant has a great ambience. The service was very attentive.

Two of us had a squid ink pasta dish which was excellent. The other person ordered a chicken dish which was very ordinary and not up to the standard of the others.

I have been here on several previous occasions and the food had been very good except for the dish mentioned above.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My husband and I had brunch on Saturday July 29 and brought our kids back for family brunch July 30 BEYOND FAB!!!
Hoping for a Christmas brunch 2017 👏🏻👍🏻

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Organic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great overall experience.

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