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Cellini, New York, NY

Cellini

4.7
4.7
1340 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Cellini’s culinary style of chic simplicity produces a menu of astounding freshness and creativity. We began with a masterful rendition of cornmeal polenta wedges with masses of slivered shitake mushrooms and a calamari salad garnished with beans and scallions, each set off with a hot, homemade foccacia, augmented with sliced crusty Tuscan bread. We next chose panzotti-supple half moon pasta filled with fresh, crisp vegetables lightly bathed in a delicate porcini mushroom sauce. A unique tubular pasta stuffed with the freshest fish and spinach under a seasoned fish stock was enough to show us that each dish here has its own personality, and is densely concentrated with flavor.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 751-1555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dino Arpaia

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties up to 10 - 200 people and have private areas available.

  • Private party contact

    Dino Arpaia: (212) 751-1555

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Madison and Park Ave.

  • Parking details

    There is also a private garage located directly across the street.

  • Public transit

    E or M train to 53rd and 5Ave

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 1,340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. t

    tpal52

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and quality of food were excellent. Even a mix up with one of the four entree’s we ordered was handled professionally with a positive outcome for all.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    218 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. One thing- they include a tip so don’t just give your credit card without checking. I was with a party of three and tip was still included and they charged 20% on alcohol including the bottle of wine.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in NYC. It's always a great experience
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From a glass of wine when I arrived and was waiting for my friends, everyone was smiling and friendly. The owner, Dino came by to introduce himself and sat us at a nice table. My friends and I ordered a few appetizers and a couple of bottles of wine and we dined from 6:30 until we left at 10. Never were we rushed and our service staff couldn’t make our time their any nicer. We will be back!
  6. MM

    MarialenaM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great for business meetings
  7. M

    Mcc4

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cellini is conveniently located in Midtown with ample seating in a very pleasant dining room. The menu is large with numerous specials, as well as the Italian standards. The service was prompt and courteous, but not overbearing. Our lunch of salmon paillard and swordfish paillard was well-prepared and presented.
  8. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable experience. Food, service, value and ambience are always top notch
  9. ND

    NicholasD

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    WE VISIT CELLINI AT LEAST ^ TIMES A YEAR,FOOD ALWAYS GOOD. STAFF USUALLY VERY GOOD.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as always. We love dining here and the service is always amazing. Truly such an enjoyable experience every time. We will be back!
  11. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and even better service. Great dinner when enjoying our Christmas visit to the city.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful dinner at Cellini’s. I recommend it highly
  13. F

    Frank

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lively great fun holiday place with excellent service, good food and an awesome Maitre d
  14. DN

    DianeN

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I arrived with a guest at 6PM on the Wednesday after Christmas. Normally a quiet time to eat. The restaurant was packed - tourists. The tables were so close together an gentleman at another table had to stand, push his chair to the side to let another customer get past. We were advised that we HAD to order our appetizer and entree at the same time as the restaurant had over 100 people on three floors. I am at a loss to understand how that was my problem. We had more than one waiter serving us. We had ask four times for lemon for water. No one seemed to notice or care that our water glasses were empty. While the food was good, based on the above, and the noise level I would NOT return. Good thing NYC has a lot of tourists.
  15. CG

    ChristopherG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very accommodating and outstanding service with great food and moderate prices
  16. l

    linnie

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always like Cellini. Food is constantly good and friendly atmosphere.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cellini’s- Dino and the entire team is amazing. Family friendly, inviting and warm.
  18. GL

    GeorgeL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Entrees were excellent. Appetizers were amazing. Friendly staff were very accommodating….
  19. k

    kmed

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Busy busy busy! We really thought this was going to be more of an authentic Italian restaurant, but unfortunately that was not the case. Out of the 1 appetizer and 2 entrees we ordered, 2 of the 3 came out wrong. I'm not sure if they were having issues with staffing, but thinking this may have been why our meals came out so wrong. The hostess sat us, but no server came over so we had to ask the server at the table next to us for menus, had to ask again for a drink menu because we didn't get that the first time around. One person took our drink order, someone else took our meal order and another, completely different, server came over when we were finished with our meals to ask about dessert. No one came over to ask how everything was, take another drink order, etc. Overall not great.
  20. MR

    MichelleR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was ok, felt a little rushed.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are very fond of Cellini’s and have dinner there whenever we visit New York City.
  22. l

    linnie

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Cellini. Had lunch with school friend and everyone loved it
  23. GN

    GinaN

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and beautiful place
  24. MP

    MikeP

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dining experience
  25. m

    mark

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place is a dump. Poor food quality, no ambience, and insanely loud. The upstairs dining area is 4-tops that they seem to stack together in a way where each area has 1-2 large tables of noisy tourists loudly talking over their horrible plates of lukewarm food. How this place landed with a 5 star review is beyond me. OpenTable BOTs?
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening- great service.
  27. DR

    DouglasR

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I reserved the center rear niche at least 3 weeks prior. When I arrived it had been given to another party. I did not appreciate that. A reservation request is a reservation request. Don't bother to make reservations if they are not to be honored.
  28. TT

    TaraT

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cellini accommodated our large party of 14 through a last-minute Open Table reservation. We were so grateful after having spent hours touring the city. The service, cocktails, meals, bread, and ambiance were all excellent! We will definitely be back!
  29. t

    tracksmak

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine at Cellini every time we travel to New York City. We have never been disappointed.
  30. AC

    AnaelisaC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My firm loves this place. The owner is flexible and accommodating! We will definitely be back. Food is fresh, drinks are delicious and the wine selection is spot on. Can't wait to host another event.
  31. KM

    KevinM

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    I would not go here again. The quality vs price paid was very off. The service was trying to turn and burn, they were amazing about food and drink ordered within 2 minutes of being seated. We had ordered veal entrees and they were on the table within minutes of ordering. The meat itself was very tough, and felt like it had been in a warner just waiting to get some marina and a slice of Parm melted on top. Over all felt cheated by the whole experience. Honestly had a better meal at olive garden and didn't spend $320 for 3 people.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for everyday. Kids welcome. Very warm and inviting atmosphere. Carbonara was good!
  33. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional Food quality and service. The hospitality by the owner was warm, caring and informative. Will spread the word on this hidden gem.
  34. LC

    LukaszC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Have been going to this restaurant for over 15 years and have always had great service. The mgmt team has done an excellent job with special requests. Always a warm and inviting reception even if we haven’t dined there for a few years due to CoVID. Highly recommend
  35. RP

    RayPena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Great place for business meals
  36. r

    rj255

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything except the noise level, which was way too high and made it hard to hear
  37. NA

    NextA

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cellini is always my go to place for dining in midtown. Food is always cooked properly and is consistently good meal after meal. The service is attentive without hovering. The wine list, while not extensive, is solid with Italian and California favorites. The post-covid interior design is a bit more stark than before and the noise level is high. Don't look for an intimate, quiet dinner here, but rather expect a lively place filled with diners enjoying the good food and service. Very good for moderately priced business lunches and dinners, and pre-theater dinners with family and friends.
  38. RL

    RichardL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience2
    The location downtown is much better.
  39. M

    Marlo

    Atlanta

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I worked in NY all day and we were just looking for a casual Italian restaurant and this fit the bill in every way. Great food, service and lively atmosphere. We will definitely go back the next time we go are in the city.
  40. BB

    BruceB

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! We never come to NYC without eating at Cellini.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Cellini offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 751-1555.

Cellini is rated 4.7 stars by 1340 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Cellini

65 East 54th St, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison and Park Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is also a private garage located directly across the street.

  • Public transit

    E or M train to 53rd and 5Ave

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dino Arpaia

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 751-1555

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate parties up to 10 - 200 people and have private areas available.

  • Private party contact

    Dino Arpaia: (212) 751-1555

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