Tello Ristoranti

★★★★★
Delicious Italian Food, Fresh Seafood, Outdoor Dining, Lunch, Brunch in Chelsea
  • 198 8th Ave

    New York, NY 10011

    Cross street: 20th St

    Map & Directions
  • 212-691-8696

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A pretty restaurant, but marred by TERRIBLE jarring music blaring (a staff- member's I-pod? Management -get a grip!)\r
Whatever you do, avoid the duck salad. You get a lump of several-times deep-fried duck leg so hard you can only extract

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★★★★★

A pretty restaurant, but marred by TERRIBLE jarring music blaring (a staff- member's I-pod? Management -get a grip!)\r
Whatever you do, avoid the duck salad. You get a lump of several-times deep-fried duck leg so hard you can only extract

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

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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.

3
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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.

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

3
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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

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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

3
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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

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

3
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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

Pros: big bowl of pasta

Cons: busy bar scene

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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

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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

Pros: BEST ITALIAN IN CHELSEA

Cons: NOW I CAN T GET A TABLE

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Wine was not important to the dinner. Order vintage and get another, and the waiters neither know not care.

3
★★★★★

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

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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

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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

Pros: BEST ITALIAN FOOD ON THE STRIP

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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!

3
★★★★★

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?

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Great atmosphere and fine food and drinks.\r
Their dishes are entertaining to your eyes and mouth.\r
I just feel good to be there and eat!\r
Just, don't make us wait too long, please?\r
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★★★★★

Great atmosphere and fine food and drinks.\r
Their dishes are entertaining to your eyes and mouth.\r
I just feel good to be there and eat!\r
Just, don't make us wait too long, please?\r
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Pros: food,drink.ambiance

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My husband & I chose to eat at Tello on a cold November night, after leaving a nearby movie theater.\r
Hungry, cold & in need of a hot meal & a good drink, we were immediately drawn to Tello's inviting warmth & cozy atmosphere. As an

3
★★★★★

My husband & I chose to eat at Tello on a cold November night, after leaving a nearby movie theater.\r
Hungry, cold & in need of a hot meal & a good drink, we were immediately drawn to Tello's inviting warmth & cozy atmosphere. As an

Pros: cozy atmosphere, good food, convenient location

Cons: so-so service, cocktails need improvement

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: inexpensive, cute spot for dining

Cons: cramped

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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

3
★★★★★

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

Pros: Yummy food, good service, cozy atmosphere

Cons: Little cramped

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Super "chelsea". I didn't fit in. The prices were reasonable for Manhattan. The food was pretty good, the service was OK - but the all-male scenery was very difficult for me to digest. I'm sure it had a negative influence on my experience.

3
★★★★★

Super "chelsea". I didn't fit in. The prices were reasonable for Manhattan. The food was pretty good, the service was OK - but the all-male scenery was very difficult for me to digest. I'm sure it had a negative influence on my experience.

Pros: price, food quality.

Cons: slow service, stale beer.

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This is the FIRST review I have given on a restaurant but had to make note of my experience at Tello?s! This was an example of amazing service and care. I made last minute reservations at Tello tonight (a Monday) for a group of friends

3
★★★★★

This is the FIRST review I have given on a restaurant but had to make note of my experience at Tello?s! This was an example of amazing service and care. I made last minute reservations at Tello tonight (a Monday) for a group of friends

Pros: Service, Food, Price, Good for large parties

Cons: Can't think of any...

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Great and inexpensiveitalian restaurant. Food is always great, very courteous wait staff. I am a huge fan of seafood and fish and their Salmon dish is very delicious. I brought many people to the restaurant and every time we had great

3
★★★★★

Great and inexpensiveitalian restaurant. Food is always great, very courteous wait staff. I am a huge fan of seafood and fish and their Salmon dish is very delicious. I brought many people to the restaurant and every time we had great

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I went with a co-worker for lunch and had a great meal. We both had salmon with a side of vegetables. It was fresh and cooked perfectly. They served fresh rolls to start the meal. It was very reasonably priced and the service was

3
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I went with a co-worker for lunch and had a great meal. We both had salmon with a side of vegetables. It was fresh and cooked perfectly. They served fresh rolls to start the meal. It was very reasonably priced and the service was

Pros: Food, Service, Price

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We spent a Saturday evening there. It wasn't crowded and the atmosphere was nice. The service was ok, inspite of telling the specials of the day, he just refered to the board on the wall - we can all read ourselves! We had the Tuna. Not

3
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We spent a Saturday evening there. It wasn't crowded and the atmosphere was nice. The service was ok, inspite of telling the specials of the day, he just refered to the board on the wall - we can all read ourselves! We had the Tuna. Not

Pros: quite place even on a Saturday

Cons: taste of the food

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This is our favorite restaurant in the city which we eat out at once a month. The food is excellent! We usually start off with a bottle of Chianti and the steamed mussels, which are amazing. We literally go through 2 loafs of bread

3
★★★★★

This is our favorite restaurant in the city which we eat out at once a month. The food is excellent! We usually start off with a bottle of Chianti and the steamed mussels, which are amazing. We literally go through 2 loafs of bread

Pros: mussels appetizer, friendly wait staff, every dish is amazing, great value.

Cons: None.

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If not for the friendly service this place should surely be sent to Davie Jones' locker. The "fresh" oysters were far from top quality. the fanny bays might have well been east river specials. The poor preparation of a simple snapper which

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★★★★★

If not for the friendly service this place should surely be sent to Davie Jones' locker. The "fresh" oysters were far from top quality. the fanny bays might have well been east river specials. The poor preparation of a simple snapper which

Pros: Friendly attentive service, someone should steal the waitstaff!

Cons: the food was poor quality and even more poorly prepared

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This is the 2nd time I've eaten at Tello. I came across it a few months ago on my way to a bar to meet a friend. Because it's on a side street, you either have to fall over it or have someone tell you about it. As a person of of Italian

3
★★★★★

This is the 2nd time I've eaten at Tello. I came across it a few months ago on my way to a bar to meet a friend. Because it's on a side street, you either have to fall over it or have someone tell you about it. As a person of of Italian

Pros: Authentic Italian cooking; reasonable prices; nice size portions; friendly staff

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We had the pleasure of eating at Mare the other night.We started with the special fried sardines and seafood salad.The sardines came out perfectly crispy and not oily.The seafood salad was very good not over cooked and chilled properly

3
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We had the pleasure of eating at Mare the other night.We started with the special fried sardines and seafood salad.The sardines came out perfectly crispy and not oily.The seafood salad was very good not over cooked and chilled properly

Pros: fresh fish good service

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Tello's is a great place to take a date. The atmosphere is perfect and romantic. The food is awesome.\r
Santos was our server and he was great, friendly and knowledgeable. He really made the experience perfect...Thanks Santos!! The

3
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Tello's is a great place to take a date. The atmosphere is perfect and romantic. The food is awesome.\r
Santos was our server and he was great, friendly and knowledgeable. He really made the experience perfect...Thanks Santos!! The

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We started with the seafood salad which was fabulous.The red snapper was large and full of fresh tomatoes,garlic,white wine,olives.The skate fish was sauteed with a lemon and wine sauce the best I ever had.The only problem is that the

3
★★★★★

We started with the seafood salad which was fabulous.The red snapper was large and full of fresh tomatoes,garlic,white wine,olives.The skate fish was sauteed with a lemon and wine sauce the best I ever had.The only problem is that the

Pros: good size portions

Cons: no room for dessert

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We had dinner the other night at Mare.We ordered some oysters to start with,very chilled and plump.The crabmeat cocktail was a large portion.The entrees we had were the fishermens platter of shrimp,sole,calamari,scallops.I had the maine

3
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We had dinner the other night at Mare.We ordered some oysters to start with,very chilled and plump.The crabmeat cocktail was a large portion.The entrees we had were the fishermens platter of shrimp,sole,calamari,scallops.I had the maine

Pros: good fish at reasonable prices

Cons: gets busy at the bar

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I ate at this restaurant last night (6/22) and can say that it was the worst service I have had at a restaurant in Manhattan in a loooong time. And not only was the service bad, but they were totally unapologetic about it. We waited 40

3
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I ate at this restaurant last night (6/22) and can say that it was the worst service I have had at a restaurant in Manhattan in a loooong time. And not only was the service bad, but they were totally unapologetic about it. We waited 40

Pros: Outdoor Seating

Cons: Terrible Service

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I was there with friends this past weekend. We had a wonderful experience at your restaurant. The atmosphere was lovely, the food absolutely delicious and our server, \r
Dawn, was an added treat. She was attentive, creative and very

3
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I was there with friends this past weekend. We had a wonderful experience at your restaurant. The atmosphere was lovely, the food absolutely delicious and our server, \r
Dawn, was an added treat. She was attentive, creative and very

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My overall experience here is less than average. It was my birthday and there was a group of eight of us on a Saturday night. They were pretty busy, but we didnt wait long to be seated. Once seated, we had two different

3
★★★★★

My overall experience here is less than average. It was my birthday and there was a group of eight of us on a Saturday night. They were pretty busy, but we didnt wait long to be seated. Once seated, we had two different

Pros: good seafood

Cons: poor service, long wait for dinner, unavailable menu items

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I was here on a Sunday evening and found the service and the food excellent. We utilized a coupon for a free bottle of wine and were surprised at the qualilty of the bottle that was offered. The wait staff was attentive and friendly and

3
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I was here on a Sunday evening and found the service and the food excellent. We utilized a coupon for a free bottle of wine and were surprised at the qualilty of the bottle that was offered. The wait staff was attentive and friendly and

Pros: seafood, service

Cons: none that I experienced

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We used to come to Mare regularly, but things have changed dramatically and we will never go back.\r
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When we arrived, a couple was walking out furious about the food and service. While we sat and waited for our meal, another couple

3
★★★★★

We used to come to Mare regularly, but things have changed dramatically and we will never go back.\r
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When we arrived, a couple was walking out furious about the food and service. While we sat and waited for our meal, another couple

Pros: outdoor seating

Cons: everything else

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My boy friend and I had a complete dinner at Tellos and it was affordable.The food and service was better then I would have expected for a less expensive restaurant.Tellos is a great find.

3
★★★★★

My boy friend and I had a complete dinner at Tellos and it was affordable.The food and service was better then I would have expected for a less expensive restaurant.Tellos is a great find.

Pros: afforable with great food and service {ask for Gregg}

Cons: gets busy,bar jammed

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I had dinner at La Belle Vie a French bistro down the block from Mare Seafood.It was very good.The host recommended I try Mare and gave me a coupon for a complementary bottle of wine.I presented the coupon and my waiter asked if I wanted

3
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I had dinner at La Belle Vie a French bistro down the block from Mare Seafood.It was very good.The host recommended I try Mare and gave me a coupon for a complementary bottle of wine.I presented the coupon and my waiter asked if I wanted

Pros: GOOD WINE PROMOTION

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My doctor suggested to eat more fish and told me about Mare.I made reservation and when I arrived I was greeted and seated on time.I ordered the striped bass,it came out nice and crispy and hot.It tasted very good,with the sauce on the

3
★★★★★

My doctor suggested to eat more fish and told me about Mare.I made reservation and when I arrived I was greeted and seated on time.I ordered the striped bass,it came out nice and crispy and hot.It tasted very good,with the sauce on the

Pros: Good fresh fish

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We started with the belon oysters and ended with the fanny bay oysters.Mare has over 15 oysters to choose from.I will be back for more.

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We started with the belon oysters and ended with the fanny bay oysters.Mare has over 15 oysters to choose from.I will be back for more.

Pros: variety of oysters

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We were walking around Chelsea and came upon Mare Seafood.It was nice out so we decided to eat at their sidewalk cafe.As we sat eating it was like a show watching the crowds go by.We ordered the whole fresh lobsters and they were very

3
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We were walking around Chelsea and came upon Mare Seafood.It was nice out so we decided to eat at their sidewalk cafe.As we sat eating it was like a show watching the crowds go by.We ordered the whole fresh lobsters and they were very

Pros: Great sidewalk cafe for people watching

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Tellos has the atmosphere of the movie "GOODFELLAS".A great mix of people,everyone from gay to mob.Once in Tellos your transported to the 40s.The decor is really out of a movie.The food is to die for.We had the linguine with seafood and

3
★★★★★

Tellos has the atmosphere of the movie "GOODFELLAS".A great mix of people,everyone from gay to mob.Once in Tellos your transported to the 40s.The decor is really out of a movie.The food is to die for.We had the linguine with seafood and

Pros: everyone is a goodfella here

Cons: The bar gets full

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We had the pleasure of having dinner at Mare the other night.My wife had the striped bass and I asked the waiter what is the freshest fish in the house? He replied-ALL OUR FISH IS VERY FRESH ! Well,he was right ! I ordered the red snapper

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★★★★★

We had the pleasure of having dinner at Mare the other night.My wife had the striped bass and I asked the waiter what is the freshest fish in the house? He replied-ALL OUR FISH IS VERY FRESH ! Well,he was right ! I ordered the red snapper

Pros: fresh fish daily

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I ate at mare two days ago and I could still smell and taste the good food.This place is really a could catch! the fresh lobster was firm and full of meat.The fried calamari was crisp and not oily.The service was good too.

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I ate at mare two days ago and I could still smell and taste the good food.This place is really a could catch! the fresh lobster was firm and full of meat.The fried calamari was crisp and not oily.The service was good too.

Pros: good value

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Mare is a haven for seafood lovers.There is about 14 different fish to choose from and about 10 east and west coast oysters.It was my first time here and not my last.

3
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Mare is a haven for seafood lovers.There is about 14 different fish to choose from and about 10 east and west coast oysters.It was my first time here and not my last.

Pros: alot to choose from

Cons: very busy

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I ate at Mare two times last week and both times it was very good.The seafood fresh and the oysters chilled and plump.The decor is great and the place is very cheerful.

3
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I ate at Mare two times last week and both times it was very good.The seafood fresh and the oysters chilled and plump.The decor is great and the place is very cheerful.

Pros: FRESH SEAFOOD

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From the outside Mare looks like an old seafood shack im Maine.The seafood I sampled was just as good if not better then Maine.The monkfish with lobster sauce was out of this world.The skate fish special was the best fish I have ever

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From the outside Mare looks like an old seafood shack im Maine.The seafood I sampled was just as good if not better then Maine.The monkfish with lobster sauce was out of this world.The skate fish special was the best fish I have ever

Pros: FRESH FISH

Cons: EXPECT TO WAIT FOR A TABLE

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I could not believe the wide selection of east & west coast oysters at Mare.Ice cold and fresh,fresh,fresh.

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I could not believe the wide selection of east & west coast oysters at Mare.Ice cold and fresh,fresh,fresh.

Pros: COOL SEA SHACK DECOR

Cons: GETS BUSY

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Tello s is a real Italian ristorante.Not Albanians or Yugos posing as Italians like most restaurants.The minute you walk in you could tell by the smell of food and the decor.

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Tello s is a real Italian ristorante.Not Albanians or Yugos posing as Italians like most restaurants.The minute you walk in you could tell by the smell of food and the decor.

Pros: GOOD ITALIAN FOOD

 

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