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Ristorante Tello

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198 8th Ave. (at 20th St)
New York, NY 10011
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(212) 691-8696
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Best

Such an easy no fuss dining experience. Tell makes you feel like you're part of the family with warm food , huge portions and wine for days! I like to stop in after work for as ...

Worst

A pretty restaurant, but marred by TERRIBLE jarring music blaring (a staff- member's I-pod? Management -get a grip!)

Dire Duck 11/4/2011

A pretty restaurant, but marred by TERRIBLE jarring music blaring (a staff- member's I-pod? Management -get a grip!) more

Easy 9/25/2011

Such an easy no fuss dining experience. Tell makes you feel like you're part of the family with warm food , huge portions and wine for days! I like to stop in after work for as glass of wine and some pasta. Highly recommended! more

Hot food in Chelsea 9/24/2011

Walking around Chelsea one evening I found Tello's Restaurant. I was single when I went in. I sat at the bar, had a few drinks and some pasta. I met this guy here and we started dating. Thanks Tello. more

YUM! 9/22/2011

Just got done having dinner here with a co-worker. Perfect end to my busy day. Delicious cocktails and enough food that I don't have to make lunch tomorrow! Everything moved like clockwork, we didn't have to wait long at all for anything! Friendly staff as well! Can't wait to go back! more

Feel at home 8/3/2011

I noticed another review said that a glass of wine was expensive. Have you never dined it the city before? Most places I eat at charge $8 - $14. Relaxed with a sort of Italian pub feel, I quite enjoyed my meal at Tello. The service was quick, our waiter knew the menu and gave us great recommendations, and the portions were so plentiful that I had leftovers for work the next day. The owner was in and checked on my husband and I to make sure we were enjoying ourselves, he even gave us 2 lemoncello shots on the house! All in all a great staff who made us feel like part of the family and child friendly. more

what a disappointment 7/14/2011

This was my first time and will be my last. There were two of us and while our entrees had very good portions more

Great Italian in the heart of Chelsea 7/4/2011

Chelsea is one of my favorite neighborhoods and I eat there often. I've eaten at Tello a few times and it has never disappointed. Sicilian salad followed by capellini primavera is my favorite. The portions are pretty big, sometimes I get to leave with left overs, still great the next day! more

Great Neighborhood Spot 7/4/2011

A friend who lives in Chelsea recommended this neighborhood favorite. Came by after a few after work drinks and was glad I did. Veal and shrimp milano really hit the spot! If veal isn't your thing, I tried some of my friend's chicken rolatini and it was also to die for! I will definitely be coming back soon! more

Gay friendly Italian Food at its Best! 5/24/2011

This restaurant is full of great ambiance with real comfort food. I've been doing some of the web design work for Tello, Trois Canards, and Casa Havana and find that the diners are always friendly, never rude and when I come in to visit the restaurant I am always greeted. These restaurants are real charmers. more

Not customer friendly 11/21/2010

Out of a better wine ( sangiovese) second choice montelpuciano $10. The entre Chicken Benedtto arrived after a long time,slightly charred.The price quoted for the Panna Cotta ...$7. The bill was totally incorrect. Billed for Sangiovese $11and the Panna Cotta $8. The billwas evetually corrected. One should be able to dine without having to worry about misquoted prices and inept waitstaff. I doubt if I will go back. more

home away from home 12/6/2009

We were a group of five from out of town.We had a reservation at six oclock,we stayed at the bar until we all arrived.The bar was busy and the bartender Ryan was great and cute.We had drinks and sat down at seven.We ordered different dishes to share.the waiter split alot of the dishes to make easier.the food was outstandingly good.the service,food and drinks are at its best.We will be back to Tello s when we come back to New York. Pros: big bowl of pasta Cons: busy bar scene more

NEW LOCATION,BETTER 11/16/2009

TELLOS MOVED FROM 19 STREET TO 8 AVE & 20 ST.THE PLACE IS ALOT BIGGER AND STILL COZY.THE BAR IS TWICE THE SIZE.WE WENT ON A TUESDAY NIGHT AND THE PLACE WAS HOPPING.WE HAD TO WAIT AT THE BAR.{NOT TO LONG} THE FOOD WAS SO GOOD.THE SERVICE WAS PRO.I WILL KEEP COMING BACK FOR MORE. Pros: BEST ITALIAN IN CHELSEA Cons: NOW I CAN T GET A TABLE more

Charming place but the food not as good as Mom's 10/19/2009

Wine was not important to the dinner. Order vintage and get another, and the waiters neither know not care. Pros: Great location and atmosphere Cons: Food not as good as average more

CHELSEA FAVORITE 8/22/2009

I USE TO GO TO TELLO S WHEN IT WAS ON 19TH STREET.THEY NOW MOVED TO A NEW LARGER SPACE ON 8 AVE. AT 20 STREET.I WAS AFRAID IT WILL LOSE IT OLD WORLD CHARM BUT IT DID NOT.THE PLACE IS BIGGER AND BETTER.THE FOOD IS AS GREAT AS IT WAS BEFORE.THE MENU HAS CHANGED WITH A RAW BAR SELECTION AND A SALUMI AND FORMAGGI BOARD SELECTION.WINES BY THE GLASS ARE NOW OFFERED IN CARAFES AS WELL..ALONSO TELLO IS AT THE HELM COOKING UP A STORM. Pros: BEST ITALIAN FOOD ON THE STRIP more

brunch time 4/19/2009

Brunch at Tello is one of the few things that gets me out of bed on a Saturday. The food is so so good and the staff is lovely. more

BEST PASTA AND MEATBALLS IN TOWN! 4/14/2009

I have never had a tastier italian meal in chelsea! The penne and meatballs were so good! The garlic bread was crispy and flavorful with out a huge smelly blast of garlic! I HIGHLY reccomend this place! its cute cozy and TASTY! Pros: DELICIOUS SAUCE Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

yummmyy 12/3/2008

Great atmosphere and fine food and drinks. Pros: food,drink.ambiance more

Cozy & Yummy 11/30/2008

My husband & I chose to eat at Tello on a cold November night, after leaving a nearby movie theater. Pros: cozy atmosphere, good food, convenient location Cons: so-so service, cocktails need improvement more

Too cramped for large groups 10/23/2008

The food here is very good with ok sized portions, and not what I've grown to expect from Italian restaurants (I don't remember seeing manacotti or lasagna on the menu). The people I dined with all enjoyed their meals, and I LOVED their chocolate mousse. I chose this restaurant as the location for my birthday dinner after reading many glowing reviews on the location. I booked a table for 12 for a 7:30 dinner on a Saturday night. I was dissappointed to see that we were seated as 2 tables of 6. I didn't say anything about it since the restaurant was crowded (and they had another party of 10+ at the front of the restaurant seated together). Our party ended up being 2 people short at the last minute, and our waiter complained about it for the better part of our meal. So, I'd say skip Tello for groups of 6 or more, unless you make your reservation for the time they open. The food is good, with ample servings, but if I had known we'd be seated separetly, I would have made reservations else where. Pros: inexpensive, cute spot for dining Cons: cramped more

Affordable, tasty Italian. 7/2/2008

This is my favorite neighborhood Italian. We bring friends and out-of-towners here regularly. My partner's brother-in-law practically swooned over his meal. They do a mean penne and meatballs in a delicious, velvety ragout that I have a hard time resisting. The place can get cramped when it's full, but the food's worth it. Pros: Yummy food, good service, cozy atmosphere Cons: Little cramped more
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  • What a find! Join us for brunch, lunch or dinner at Tello Restaurant in Chelsea. Lit with candles and chandeliers, this cozy place has such a wonderful old-world feel that you may think you've walked onto the set of a Martin Scorsese film. A helpful staff...

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  • In Short
    This Chelsea seafood establishment lists enough fish on its book-sized menu to repopulate the Hudson River. Decorated like a cleaned-up seaside beach shack, the tables sport...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Open Weekdays 12pm-11pm; Weekends 11am-11pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Chelsea, Midtown

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