Chelsea Ristorante

4.5
553 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Chelsea Ristorante combines the rich tradition of Italian cuisine with antipasti, homemade pasta, and risotto which are considered some of the best, and with our famous wood burning brick oven, Chelsea Ristorante satisfies even the most discriminating tastes. Whether for business or pleasure, an intimate private lunch, dinner party, or cocktails for a large gathering, Chelsea Ristorante and its amicable wait staff can provide the perfect accommodations.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 924-7786
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Benvenuti a Chelsea Ristorante Host your next dinner party or office party with us. Warm and inviting in the heart of Chelsea with excellent Italian cuisine.
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Private party contact
Jimmy Veljic: (877) 822-0469
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 15th Street & 16th Street
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Public transit
A-C-E-2-1 14TH St Stop
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 553 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Very comfortable and relaxing. Food was delicious.

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T
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dressed up for Halloween and fun! Great time as always. My doggie bag tasted even better the next day for lunch!

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a
Perth / WA
391 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I occasionally dine at Chelsea Ristorante and this time, once again, it was the perfect venue for a delicious dinner in an old school setting with very friendly, helpful, and professional service. Their Italian food is always cooked to perfection and very well presented. The entire staff makes everyone feel welcome and the restaurant, although well attended is such that a dinner conversation can be had without shouting. This is a gem and a restaurant that I can definitely recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for groups!

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JL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The place was decked out in Halloween decor (spooky!) and otherwise just had a very cozy atmosphere. The food was great. We had to ask a few times for the drinks menu, but other than that, it was a great night. We were also celebrating a birthday and they helped make it a special night (and even found a non-chocolate option for our birthday guest!).

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BP
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and cozy place with fantastic food! Will definitely be back!

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A
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent both service and food with a great family ambiance which makes all feel welcome
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The food is both traditional and creative at times my family and I really look forward to a frequent visits,

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FW
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous, old school Italian with attentive waiting staff and a really, really great menu. Wine great too. When you need that pasta hit, go here!

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T
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chelsea place for Italian! Always a good time, always great food. The friendliest staff and the best drinks in 10011!

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AW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite neighborhood gem. Service is always accommodating. Try the pizza alla francese and the gnocchi!

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CN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Chelsea! The service is wonderful and great food selection!!

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was very good
Food, service
Highly recommend

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SG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place. Absolutely consistent food. Great to have 1/2 portions of pasta on the menu. Pizza's great too.

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ES
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great choice Food and service was wonderful!!

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MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salad that my friends shared was made with fresh greens, tomatoes and was properly dressed.
I had the pasta with crab meat tossed in a spicy tomato sauce. It was excellent, pasta was cooked perfectly, not too soft and not too hard.

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J
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chelsea Ristorante has been in the neighborhood for many years and continues to be excellent in many many respects.

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T
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always taken care of warmly and professionally. Papardelle with pancetta and mushrooms was fantastic. So much and so good!

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KS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Been going here for decades; amazing service, wonderful food

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z
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a long-standing neighborhood trattoria with lively skillfully prepared food. Good variety of specials, good wine selection by the glass or bottle, and unusually congenial and good humored staff. Stress "congenial" here because all members of the team are helpful and in good spirits. And the kitchen with mysterious authority produces tasty and interesting foods from pizza to elegant veal chops. Half-orders of pastas available too.

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T
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chelsea Ristorante makes us smile. Such good food, service and ambiance. Always.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an excellent experience at Chelsea Ristorante! As soon as I walked in the door I was greeted by Jimmy and Nino. We were a party of 20 and we all enjoyed our meals, they have great party menus for large groups of people. The service and staff were outstanding, the food came out pretty quick,hot and delicious. Overall it was a great experience and I will definitely go back and recommend to others!!

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A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Lasagna
And pasta Amatriciana both excellent

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G
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Music was blasting club music in our ear and asked waiter to turn, but manager wouldn't allow him to. Will never go here again.

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IW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Customer Service and Atmosphere
Wine Selection was nice and whenever you make simple dishes well, I am pleased...

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E
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The chef isn’t a foodie, but the service is excellent.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was so outstanding in the food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was Marco and he could not have been better!

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T
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special spot on 8th avenue. Chelsea Ristorante is always welcoming, warm and worth it! The staff is great, the food is great and the atmosphere is great. Love this place.

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CS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chelsea Ristorante is an exellent restaurant. Our server was very attentive, efficient and professional. The food was delicious. They have a nice selection of pasta and pizza. I would like to commend our server for excellent service. I believe his name was Brian and he lives in Plainview, LI.

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IB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the restaurant. We had the best waiter and service.
I would recommend this restaurant.

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MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My sister and I had dinner at this restaurant. The service was very good, they are very attentive. We ordered the prosciutto di Parma with melon and the fried calamari. The prosciutto was very good. The fried calamari were bland and flavorless. For dinner we ordered the prawns (shrimp) and the linguini a la puttanesca. Both dishes were EXCELLENT! The linguini a la puttanesca and the shrimps were both amazing!!

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F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is very good here, but the veggie servings could be a little more ample. Service is excellent. The wine list is not that long and the wines are very overpriced. It might be a good idea to offer some wine "specials" on the weekend. $13 for a smallish glass of mediocre Sauvignon Blanc is really not wonderful. Realize it's New York, but all their prices are up and the wine is particularly egregious in this regard.

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J
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant things consistently delivers good value and is a great place for a dinner conversation.

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T
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the best . Fantastic veal Chop Parmigiana. Homemade pasta. Warm staff. Love it.

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RB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except for the “pork chop” that was on the dinner special that I ordered. It turned out to be two pieces of pork loin that was tasty but dry.

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T
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treasure, always treated royally, always a great dining experience.

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t
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

While the ambience was wonderful, the food was at best average. The Chicken Marsala, a special that night, was topped with tomato and mozzerella cheese, very small portion. Served with a small portion of green beans and carrots.

If I had wanted french food portions I would have gone to a French restaurant.

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P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had to signal for service several times, and only got attentive service when the staff believed we might want refills or dessert.
Given the quality and quantity, I consider the entrees over priced.
I would not return and would not recommend it to others.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful family run restaurant! This was our second time here and the food is consistently excellent. They even have a wood burning oven. Celebrated our son’s 19th birthday dinner last night and our server (Donny) went out of his way to make it memorable and special. 🎉We can’t wait to go back! 😊

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N
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

My friend and I both found the food mediocre. I had the chicken eggplant dish and the chicken was over cooked and the eggplant barely present. The tomato sauce was good.

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A
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Who needs trendy when there’s a place like this where the food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent. Had the chicken Marsala which was delectable and the special, a duck ragu with homemade pappardelle, to die for. Our server, Marco, was wonderful, and even brought delicious cookies when we were too full for dessert. This is one of our go to places when we are in NY and a favorite of friends who live there.

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