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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.
New York, NY 10016
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Sunday: 5pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5pm-11:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 10:00pm-12:00pm
$31 to $50
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The 6 Train at the 28th Street and the M102 and M103 buses to 28th Street.
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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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
We found this place online and gave it a try.. Overall, very impressed with the ambiance and especially the food!
Our grilled octopus was fantastic, and was a great sized portion!
All three of our meals were great... Only slight criticism would be the grilled pork chop.. It was overcooked and tough.
The side dishes that accompanied everything were fantastic!
We'll definitely be returning..
The ambience was completely destroyed by absurdly loud, bass-skewed, very dated 80's pop tunes and aggressive 90's rap. What do The Talking Heads at maximum volume have to do with an otherwise perfectly serviceable Italian restaurant?
High ceilings and a cement floor create an acoustical nightmare -- interesting modern Italian pop music, or fascinating stuff from the 20's and 30's at about 50 dB would fix everything and bring Asellina from 2/5 to 4/5. Think Max Raabe. It's a pity because the food is very good, but I could never recommend it to anybody as anything other than a way to get out of the rain.
Service was a little spotty, but the food and the atmosphere were damn good. The only suggestion I'd have is to play some jazz music as the club music didn't fit the mood of the restaurant. My sister and I are millennials and there was an older couple sitting next to us who probably didn't want to listen to Fetty Wap. Not hating on rap music here, there's just a time and place for it.
We went for the special Easter brunch. As promised, the Easter bunny was present and an egg decorating station was set up. Brunch special were delicious and the kids options were perfect. Fun for the whole family. I have never been on a normal weekend, but would totally go back for Easter.
I ordered three appetisers for the table and everyone else ordered their meals. The main course was brought out first. The waiter said he didn't have any appetisers written down. I don't know what he was writing when I gave him my order, but it's odd to forget 3 appetisers. We ended up getting them anyway (and ate them after our meal). They did the right thing and did not charge me for them. Aside from this mix up, everything else was fine. Food is good but nothing to get excited about. Very nice ambiance and good location.
Very relaxed but competent service providing hearty and well prepared dishes. Eggplant Ravioli was the lightest filling of all time and a contender for dish of the year! it was that good.
All in all a great "hotel attached" restaurant experience in the most competitive market in the world.
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