We were walking up 8th Ave in Chelsea looking for Italian. The menu at Tello’s looked good and it had an old fashioned Italian eatery look to it. So we tried it.
I ordered the “Tello’s Favorite” which was Braciole & Gnocchi consisting of rolled beef stuffed with prosciutto, parmesan, garlic, bread crumbs, braised in a fresh tomato sauce. The gnocchi was some of the best I’ve had. Texture and flavor were perfect. The rest was just okay.
Mike got the Veal & Shrimps Milano with sauteed veal scaloppini and shrimp, with lemon and white wine. The sauce was really phenomenol and probably the stand out part of the meal.
As we ordered our entrees, our waiter (who, by the way, was a bit of a douche) asked if we wanted a souffle for dessert. He said if we did, he had to put it in immediately. They had a few options, and it sounded fun so I went with the praline. It wasn’t… exactly… what I thought it would be. It was a plain (very plain) souffle that they poured a praline sauce over. This melted out the full center and made it have the consistency of not quite baked cake. Bland cake. With delicious praline syrup over it but never the less… It just fell completely short for me.
Overall the food was decent, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat there.
Total Nom Points: 5.5 out of 10