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Posted Thu, February 10, 2011 3:39pm EDT

Sofia Says: Feeling Romantic? Spend Your Valentine's Day At 'Asellina'!

Want to get your Valentine in the mood? Or are you looking to find a Valentine? Either way, head to Asellina, the romantic new Italian place in NYC’s Gansevoort Park Hotel!

When you first walk into Asellina, it takes a second for your eyes to adjust to the very low lighting, but don’t worry ladies! There are so many hot men at the bar here that you will want to be bumping into them! The DJ plays a really fun arrangement of songs.When I was there he focused a lot on the 80’s era, a personal favorite decade of mine! The whole mood is extremely romantic-  a great place to take a date, especially a first date because if you’re not clicking there is enough going on around you that it definitely won’t be awkward. The meal was great Italian cuisine that left your mouth watering for more, and I do mean OMG great. This was definitely another favorite restaurant that I must add to the list to return to again soon—even if it’s just for the AMAZING chocolate cake!

Celebrity Sightings:

Actress Gabrielle Union, reality star Brittny Gastineau, Real Housewives of New York Darren Bettencourt, actor Tommy Lee Jones, Doug Reinhardt, Jersey Shore‘s Pauly D, The Hills star Stephanie Pratt, SPINdustry‘s Jonathan Cheban, soap star Susan Lucci, actress Heather Graham, designer Nicole Miller, Shawn Pyfro and Gossip Girl‘s Penn Badgley.


Bankers and business men (young to middle aged).


ROMANTIC! Romantic! Romantic!

Girl to Guy Ratio:


Chances you’ll be hit on:

Might get a free drink out of this one!

HL Rating:


$$$$$ Italian
Address: 420 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10016 (at 29th Street)
Number: (212) 317-2908

Hours: Breakfast: 7 am – 11:30 am (Daily) Lunch: 11:30 am – 4 pm (Monday–Friday) Dinner: 6 pm – 12 am (Monday – Thursday) 6 pm – 12:30 am (Friday – Saturday) 6 pm – 11 pm (Sunday)

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–Sofia Fuller

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