Asellina Ristorante

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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.
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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vipRichardE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Yosemite
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DeborahF
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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SonmP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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Gcammer
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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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vipBruBen
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Server was attentive and fun.

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Sparky
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience2

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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DanielH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JohnC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDanielleP143
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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

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vipAngelaP
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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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vipBellarmino
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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vipDavidschu
New York Area
262 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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vipJimW
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Aweful service and only ok food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience1

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fast service! Good for young professionals

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DianaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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NaliniP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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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vipAKai
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience4

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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vipmetrrey
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, calm and cozy ambiance

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vipclara
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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CapeCodCooker
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Sabie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichaelP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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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RichardB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited during restaurant week. Fabulous food and service.

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vipandreasi
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipnovita
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting!

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UncleBarry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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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vipNewYorkLu
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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BrendaB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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KatyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely !
Great live music
Great food
Lovely staff
Beautiful restaurant

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vipSheryl
New York Area
441 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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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Asellina Ristorante is rated 4 stars by 698 OpenTable diners.