Asellina Ristorante

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698 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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About

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 Royalton Park Avenue 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast-
Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am

Lunch-
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;

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

Brunch-
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Happy Hour-
Monday - Friday: 2:30pm-5:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 317-2908
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
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.
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Private party contact
NYC Events Team: (646) 666-4510
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Cross street
29th Street
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Public transit
The 6 Train at the 28th Street and the M102 and M103 buses to 28th Street.
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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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The appetizer was bland and over priced as are most dishes. The mains were very good but for the price?
Main problem was that the server who was very nice, but....when I got the bill it’s $132 for 2 people. Okay I understand it’s in a hotel on park ave. No problem, I give the credit card and when it comes back it, the bill is $151. An 18% tip added to charge without any explanation or anywhere in writing does it say tip included yet at the bottom they allow you to tip again. Had I not looked closely I would have doubled tipped. Honestly I would have tipped 20% but because no one told me or had it in writing I felt like I was scammed. I understand the mandatory %18 for tables over 6 or 8 but 2? Not cool!

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Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Prompt service. Very attentive staff. Will definitely return!

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DF
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The only thing I did not like was the music being piped into the dining space. Not sure what it’s called but I’ll call it new-wave, electronic music; was song after song of one repetitive rhythm, which got on my nerves pretty quickly. Maybe “hipsters” like it. No bueno for this 65-year-old. Food and service was very good though.

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SP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a typical fine-dine restaurant that looked like it was part of a hotel or a hotel's dining area. It lacks character...so it is difficult to categorize it or highlight anything. The noise level (or the lack of it) makes it good for business meals. The food tasted more French than Italian. If visiting I recommend the Burrata and Gigante.

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London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Too cool for school waiter (who seemed to think he was some sort of superstar being forced to slum it) in a freezing environment with just ok food. Turned the lights on to make us leave. No atmosphere.

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BB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Server was attentive and fun.

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was delicious. However, it took us over 30 minutes to get breakfast, when there were only 3 other tables occupied in the restaurant. They seemed confused and understaffed. Also, a party of 6 came down from the hotel, and 3 women were in bathrobes. That didn't seem to me to be "upscale" as the restaurant advertises and charges for. Very disappointed in our experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the service was excellent. The staff checked in on us multiple times and the manager walked us out and held the door for us as we left. Best service experience I've yet had in any restaurant in any city.

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous place. Pizzas are wonderful and relatively light. Seafood is to die for. Will go back!!

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DP
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, and not too busy. Food was fine but nothing special.

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AP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Please train your new servers properly before sending them out to do a job. Our server was unfamiliar with the menu, did not speak loud enough for us to hear her in a very quiet, low key time of day. She appeared nervous, and insecure. I felt bad for her. Not her fault as MGMT should train properly. A business lunch with an expensive tab should have received better service. Food was spectacular though. Delish! Bolognese to die for.

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B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Kinda blah, nothing exciting,mediocre cooking and (oh yeah) expensive, and empty for lunch in a crowded neighborhood

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D
New York Area
253 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The Italian Restaurant week food was good, although they brought the wrong pizza, not the one we ordered. The ambiance is not particularly inviting. Large and without character. will not go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and lovely waiting staff. Food was good however, slightly disappointing that the meatball appetiser arrived cold and the pasta dish was served with hard pasta. A shame as it was a celebratory birthday meal and having been before, we knew the standard of food!

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JW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Refused to honor Hilton Discount although they were listed as a Hilton Club restaurant.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Aweful service and only ok food.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service.

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Nice location. Good menu. Good wine list. They had a DJ during dinner playing dance music. Totally ruined the meal and the atmosphere.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Not a cheap meal, but appropriate for how great of a place it was.

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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service... Burrata a must have!!!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Fast service! Good for young professionals

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DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The highlight was our waiter. He was incredibly attentive and helpful when deciding what our food options were. As the only vegan in the group, I was happy that there was an option for me other than side veggies. The only negative was the bar staff. While waiting for the table it was difficult to get their attention. One of the bartenders hardly smiled. Again, the dining experience with our wonderful waiter made up for that!

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NP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is delicious. Awesome atmosphere. Courteous waiters and waitresses.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I went back to this restaurant because I loved it the first time. I ordered the short rib the first and second time. The first time it was amazing. The second time it was mostly fat the food was inedible and I ended up being really sick. Extremely disappointed with my second experience

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AO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, calm and cozy ambiance

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c
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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CC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited during restaurant week. Fabulous food and service.

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a
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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n
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting!

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UB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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NY
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely !
Great live music
Great food
Lovely staff
Beautiful restaurant

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S
New York Area
416 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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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