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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

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

Sat 5:30PM - 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

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Romantic (6)
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Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 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 19, 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 18, 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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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on August 1, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Loved the whole vibe! Will def be back. Server told us about their Sunday brunch and menu looks good. Also the decor was beautiful and music was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Family meal - convenient to our hotel - great choice

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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..

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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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 (Hannover)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Es la segunda vez que elijo este restaurant . Las dos veces la comida fue espectacular . Ricos cocktails también .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We did a price fix which was a decent value but up charges . Servers were attentive. It was a little boring / empty when we went . Nice drink menu. If you are staying at the hotel you get a discount . The desserts were amazing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Good food, service and value.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The chicken parmigiana was not moist and did not have any flavor. The tomato soup was very sweet and inedible.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Nice spot at the bottom of a well known NYC hotel. Hostess Giana helped elevate the restaurent going experience with her cheerful manner and excellent service

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

My 3rd visit! Once for brunch and twice for dinner!
Each visit was perfect! Great service, food & ambiance!
Was always greeted by warm & friendly hostess and management as well!
Try it! You will be happy!

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Food, drinks, service was great as usual. I always recommend Asellina to my friends. It has never disappointed me yet! Brunch, dinner always great! Quiet too! Best part!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Hit or miss. Meatballs were delicious. Salad was too dry. Cod dish was bland. Chocolate dessert was a hit. Lemon curd was too sweet.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Entree menu is very limited. Not one veal dish. No veal Oso Buco, Veal Parm etc One chicken dish. One fish. Tapas type menu. If you are looking for a traditional Italian dinner this is not the place.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Great food and great staff. My wife loved the food and whant to go back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Food lacks the typical Italian flavors. Ambiance is more like a tavern than a restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Disappointing. The food was mediocre and uninspired.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Met family for dinner. Service was great, and food quite good, an authentic. Great value for NYC. Also quiet and cozy

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Braised short ribs were excellent, pargo was very good, service was attentive and insightful...Overall a good dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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