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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
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.
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!!
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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.
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.
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.
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